Spotted by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen polar...
The P-T and other extinction events in context. Click for more at the Wiki Carbon dioxide gets most of the climate change press. But methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas. Climate scientists have long studied it as an indicator...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — And the Opportunity rover continues to move along in its trek across the surface of the Red Planet of Mars. The Associated Press reports that the Opportunity rover is moving around and will be moving south to avoid a harsh Martian winter. Its sister rover, Spirit, has ceased operation since it got stuck [...]
It is a mystery that has stymied astrophysicists for decades: how do black holes produce so many high-power X-rays? In a new study, astrophysicists from The Johns Hopkins University, NASA and the Rochester Institute of Technology bridged the gap between theory and observation by demonstrating that gas spiraling toward a black hole inevitably results in X-ray emissions. read more
A new study by astronomers at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and Rochester Institute of Technology confirms long-held suspicions about how stellar-mass black holes produce their highest-energy light. read more
In an attempt to not only expand the menu for Earth orbiters, but to also bring us one step closer to every Trekkie’s dream of a food replicator, NASA is funding a project that is aimed at creating a 3D printer to serve astronauts up some pizza.
Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent's ice shelf mass loss, a new study by NASA and university researchers has found. read more
The House Science Committee’s space subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for the morning of Wednesday, June 19, titled “NASA Authorization Act of 2013.” The two scheduled witnesses are familiar faces for the committee: retired Lockheed Martin executive Tom Young and Cornell University planetary scientist Steve Squyres, who also chairs the NASA Advisory Council. The House [...]
Space scientists from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) report that data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show lighter materials like plastics provide effective shielding against the radiation hazards faced by astronauts during extended space travel. Show More Summary
Xbox One developers and NASA are working together to simulate 35,000 light years of space. Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
The Curiosity Rover is pretty busy up there on Mars, so how did it get time to star in this adorable new Qantas frequent flyer ad? Who cares, just watch it because cute robots. More »
A NASA science team has observed “amazing and potentially troubling” levels of methane and CO2 from the rapidly warming Arctic. Given the staggering amount of carbon trapped in the permafrost — and the fact that methane is a very potent heat-trapping gas — the space agency is now asking: “Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring [...]
Today’s EHR and HIT News includes news from iPatientCare that they’ve been selected by Wyle to supply an Ambulatory EHR to the Exploration Medical System Demonstration Project for NASA, as well as partnership news between to HIT training vendores, Train For E.H.R. Enterprises and Florida based Codesmart University. There is also a product announcement [...]
NASA has produced a library of “knowledge bundles” describing how various technical problems that arose in the course of its space technology programs were successfully resolved. Last week, the library was posted online. If you want to know how a solar array was repaired in orbit, or how an astronaut dealt with a punctured glove, [...]Show More Summary
The keen vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a mysterious gap in a vast protoplanetary disk of gas and dust swirling around the nearby star TW Hydrae, located 176 light-years away in the constellation Hydra (the Sea Serpent). Show More Summary
Project constraints would also make solutions work for remote areas on Earth.
NASA and SpaceX come to E3 for two reasons: poaching talent, and public outreach
Today the Shenzhou-10 capsule docked successfully with Tiangong-1, and since it is the last planned to do so marked the completion of both its own mission and that of the station.
Most people will be somewhat aware that the US budget sequester has had a wide range of impacts, amongst which are the education and outreach services of NASA. Faced with suspension or closing down, the educators are trying to do something to keep going. Show More Summary