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NASA scientists watching, studying Arctic changes this summer

In this animation, the Earth rotates slowly as the Arctic sea ice advances over time from March 21, 2014 to August 3, 2014. (Photo Credit: NASA) Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

How Ancient Japanese Art Could Drive Humanity’s Future in Space

The principles of origami are finding remarkable applications in new NASA technologies

A NASA satellite double-take at Hurricane Lowell

Lowell is now a large hurricane in the Eastern Pacific and NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites double-teamed it to provide infrared and radar data to scientists. Lowell strengthened into a hurricane during the morning hours of August 21. read more

NASA discovers a mysterious source is still wrecking the ozone layer

New research from NASA found that a compound from an unknown source is destroying the ozone layer. The compound, carbon tetrachloride was banned globally, and NASA doesn't know where it's coming from. Carbon tetrachloride has been used in fire extinguishers and dry cleaning in the past, but it was regulated under the Montreal Protocol in 1987. Show More Summary

Tropical Storm Karina looks like a giant 'number 9' from space

Despite being the eleventh tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Hurricane Season, Karina looked like a giant number nine from NASA's Aqua satellite. read more

4 things NASA can teach you about a good night's sleep

Who knows about sleep? Astronauts. They have to. Their bodies are cut off from many of the normal external cues that remind us what time it is. But actually, it's even worse than that. In orbit they can experience a dozen sunrises and sunsets a day which makes their circadian rhythm go completely haywire. Show More Summary

Mysterious Mars Find Looks Like a Bone

First, Mars was thought to be invaded by jelly doughnuts. Now, some are claiming the latest photos from NASA's Curiosity rover show proof of human or animal life on the Red Planet. UFO Blogger first discovered what it calls a "fossilized thigh bone" in a photo snapped by the rover's...

The Earth's Ozone Layer Is Still Being Chewed Apart

If you thought that the depletion of the ozone layer was a problems of the 90s, think again: according to new NASA research, the Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of ozone-depleting chemical, decades after it was banned worldwide. Read more...

Why NASA studies the ultraviolet sun

You cannot look at the sun without special filters, and the naked eye cannot perceive certain wavelengths of sunlight. Solar physicists must consequently rely on spacecraft that can observe this invisible light before the atmosphere absorbs it.

GPIM spacecraft to validate use of 'green' propellant

Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, non-toxic, "green" fuel on orbit.

Ozone-depleting compound persists, NASA research shows

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

New satellite data will help farmers facing drought

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite mission, scheduled to launch this winter, will collect the kind of local data agricultural and water managers worldwide need. SMAP uses two microwave instruments to monitor the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of soil on Earth's surface. Show More Summary

Rare Midsize Black Hole

NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals provide compelling evidence that the object, known as M82 X-1, is one of only a...Read More

Ooops – According to NASA, ozone destroying CCl4 remains in atmosphere, and continues to be emitted

NASA research shows Earth’s atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as … Continue reading ?

The Big Picture: NASA's electric plane achieves vertical takeoff

While EVs like the Tesla Model S and Renovo Coupe gain steam here on the ground, engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center are taking electric propulsion technology to new heights. What you see above is the GL-10 -- AKA Greased Lightning. This...

Ozone-depleting compound persists, NASA research shows

To investigate the discrepancy, Liang and colleagues used NASA's 3-D GEOS Chemistry Climate Model and data from global networks of ground-based observations. The CCl4 measurements used in the study were made by scientists at the National...Show More Summary

Despite FAA Setbacks, Amazon Prime Air Makes Notable Engineering, NASA And Aerospace Hires

Something big is going on with Amazon Prime Air, the e-commerce giant’s research project focused on delivering packages in 30 minutes or less using unmanned drones. And it’s not the dubious story about drone testing in India, which frankly, doesn’t pass the sniff test in terms of accuracy. Show More Summary

Watch These Awesome Super Rapid One-Minute Satellite Scans

When NASA launched the first weather satellite back in 1960, it was little more than two television cameras strapped to a satellite and shot into orbit. Fast forward through the technological explosion of the late 20th century, and now you can watch the evolution of storms in near real-time, one-minute increments from your living room. Read more...

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