A massive and significantly strong sunspot is currently making its third pass across a “complex region” of the Sun, according to NASA. Sunspots like the one currently being tracked by NASA and NOAA, are part of the active Sun regions which typically produce large solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Show More Summary
Evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars, has been disdcovered by a team of scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In...
Today the NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard. The joint mission will collect data to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours. And there is an awesome anime about that. Because Japan. More »
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Data from NASA's Aqua satellite shows an enormous atmospheric river bringing rain and snow to California in February in this visualization.
The true-color image above, from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite, shows the mostly frozen state of the Great Lakes on Feb. 19. On that date, ice spanned 80.3 percent of the lakes. The ice reached an even greater extent on Feb. Show More Summary
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 10:37 a.m. PST Thursday, Feb. 27 (3:37 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. Show More Summary
A team of scientists has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars. In 1996, a group of scientists reported biogenic evidence in the Allan Hills 84001(ALH84001) meteorite. Show More Summary
by Jia Tolentino I was recently on NPR looking at some stuff about the recent "planet bonanza," in which NASA's Kepler mission identified 715 new planets orbiting 305 new stars. Four of the planets are in the "habitable zone" and may be suitable for liquid water. Show More Summary
NASA's Curiosity Rover spent 8 months traveling over 300-million miles to get to Mars. It spent another year getting its bearings, making several major discoveries along the way. Now it has its sights set on 18,000-foot Mount Sharp, its primary scientific target, which features prominently in this recently released panorama. Read more...
(Credit: Valve) This is the best thing. The best. Imagine if GLaDOS from Portal had amnesia and went to work for NASA with a pair of...well, idiots, and this is what you might get. Related stories Now that's teaching with Portals! Say...Show More Summary
At night, as cold settles in, lake ice creaks and groans. It's been excessively cold, and I camped exposed on the snow-swept surface. Other than the lack of vegetation and the sounds at night, you'd never know you were on a lake. It feels like an empty plain. Show More Summary
From NASA JPL, video animation follows. Wet weather is again hitting drought-stricken California as the second and larger of two back-to-back storms makes its way ashore. The storms are part of an atmospheric river, a narrow channel of concentrated moisture … Continue reading ?
TRMM PR data was used to create a 3-D perspective of the developing tropical low pressure area. The 3-D image showed that convective activity had increased and some towering thunderstorms in the area were reaching altitudes of up to 15.5km/~9.6 miles. read more
On Nov. 4, 2013, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a stunning image of the planet's sand dunes
Ellen McLain returns for NASA educational video that is inexplicably great. Time for some Friday afternoon infotainment, dearest CVG brethren. Click here to read the full article
In the coming decades, NASA has big plans for Mars, including intentions to blast a fifth rover onto the planet’s surface by 2020 and send a manned mission by 2030. But long before humans step onto Mars’ barren terrain, scientists and...Show More Summary
(Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) For the past five years, the oil industry has kept up a relentless campaign to drill in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean. Oil exploration and drilling would put this exceptional ecosystem at great risk from a disastrous (and inevitable) oil spill, greatly harming marine life, fish species, and coastal communities.
NASA not only put the first man on the moon, but pioneered the use of brand journalism, product placement, and real-time storytelling with the epitome of transparency and authenticity. Here's what you can learn from marketing the mo...
Dissatisfied with NASA’s current asteroid mission plans, and seeking a more detailed framework to support eventual human missions to Mars, some members of the House Science Committee used a hearing Thursday to press the administration to support a once-private proposal for a Mars flyby mission. “While consensus on Capitol Hill might be hard to find, [...]