It's easy to talk about carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their effect on our planet, but visualizing them? That's hard. Thankfully, NASA has stepped up to the plate with a computer model that shows how CO2 travels across Earth's atmosphere in the...
Not to be outdone by their ESA colleagues, NASA is sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring a piece of it back. Her name is OSIRIS-REx, and she will be visiting Bennu — great name for an outpost in a sci-fi movie — one of the primordial asteroids that have been orbiting the sun for millions of years. More »
NASA scientists have produced an ultra-high resolution computer model showing the ebbs and flows of carbon dioxide over the course of an entire year. It's both stunning and undeniably frightening. Read more...
A new computer model showing the movements of carbon dioxide in the atmopshere could help scientists better predict future changes in climate
Video follows. I had at first thought that this press release from NASA Goddard was telling me that they had taken the data from their new Orbiting Carbon Observatory and put it into a model that used wind data so that distribution and mixing could be tracked. Seems sensible, right? But no, they’ve created a…
This NASA video shows the greenhouse gas circulating around the globe over a span of one year.
A professor of physics at Caltech says that an Israeli scientist at the school shared secrets from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, with Israeli government rocket scientists in violation of federal law, but that when she reported the matter to Caltech authorities, she was punished for the disclosure.
Reid Wiseman on what it's like to wake up to a view that's out of this world and become a social media supernova while sharing it
Off the radar when it comes to the daily concerns of the airline industry, NASA has published an interesting guide to where bright fireballs were recorded over the 1994-2013 period from small asteroids or meteors (or even fragments of comet debris). The sensors used by NASA are able to differentiate between the very high velocity [...]
Earlier this month, NASA science writer Dr Tony Phillips, took a radiation logger with him on a transcontinental US flight and found, as reported on SpaceWeather.com, that the radiation dose rate at 39,000 feet was 30 times higher than it was on the ground. If you found that SpaceWeather report thought provoking, clicking on the [...]
Who knew that one of the world's greatest environmental challenges could be so beautiful? NASA, apparently See also: Major climate breakthrough: U.S. and China announce emissions cuts A newly released, high-resolution simulations ofShow More Summary
Wiseman became a social media star by sharing his amazing photos from space. He is back on Earth after 166 days on the International Space Station. Wiseman joins "CBS This Morning" from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to share about his remarkable experience.
NASA has released a new map of every single asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere from 1994 to 2013. Although almost all 556 of the asteroids disintegrated harmlessly, this well splattered map shows us exactly how common asteroids strikes are and how often our atmosphere saves our skins. More »
Organic matter recently detected by NASA's robotic rover Curiosity is probably not due to contamination brought from Earth as researchers originally thought. A team of German and British scientists now suggests that the gaseous chlorinated...Show More Summary
The biggest and most interesting news stories this week, as told by Brandwatch social data. The news cycle this week was dominated by conversations around Movember, Adult Swim's "Too Many Cook's" viral video, Veteran's Day, NASA's Philae comet landing, and of course the one topic no one is safe from: Kim Kardhasian.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the...
How hard could it be? (OK, pretty hard.)
Did NASA's Mars rover Curiosity find a fish fossil near the Windjana drilling target?
Scientists from the NASA AMES Research Center and Stanford University are working on an interesting new drone that is designed to be biodegradable. The idea is that if the drone is on a mission watching someone…