Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are working on a harpoon gun that can spear the heart of the comet, collect a sample of subsurface dirt in its tip and reel it back into the hovering craft.
Whatever Michael Bay uses to propel that "high-concept" imagination of his, he's obviously passed some of it to the boys at NASA's Goddard Space Flight center. A team there is developing a hollow-bodied harpoon that can be fired from a cannon toward comets too dangerous to land on. Show More Summary
GREENBELT, Md. -- The cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has received a giant structural steel frame that will be used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. "This milestone...Show More Summary
From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center GREENBELT, Md. — By analyzing nearly a decade of satellite data, a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and funded by NASA has created a model that can … Continue reading ?
"We’re finding stars in extreme galactic environments where star formation isn't supposed to happen," explains NASA GALEX project scientist Susan Neff of the Goddard Space Flight Center. “This is a very surprising development." The image above shows long octopus-like arms...
In a case of life imitating art, NASA is trying to develop a tractor beam. Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have received funding for a project to see if lasers can be used to capture stardust. The tests will be conducted on robotic space missions. “Though a mainstay in science fiction, and Star [...]
The Thermal Infrared Sensor that will fly on the next Landsat satellite came out of its first round of thermal vacuum testing recently at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.
A 10 year sequence of global fires as seen by NASA’s MODIS instruments. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003800/a003868/index.html Hat tip Flowing Data
A couple of supernova facts I didn’t know: Dr. Richard Mushotzky of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, derived a figure of 1 billion supernovae per year, or 30 supernovae per second in the observable Universe! Dr. Richard Mushotzky...Show More Summary
From NASA Goddard, something reminiscent of last year’s blocking high for the heat wave in Russia. NASA Satellite Observes Unusually Hot July in the Great Plains Andrey Savtchenko and Adam Voiland NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Much of … Continue reading ?
Researchers show how a distant black hole devours a star. Video credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab. A supermassive black hole has been found shredding and swallowing a sun-sized star that wandered too close, according to two papers published...
From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NOAA satellites Hurricane Irene almost one-third the size of US east coast Hurricane Irene is a major hurricane, and NOAA/NASA satellite data shows its diameter is now about one-third the length of the U.S. Atlantic … Continue reading ?
From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center TRMM gets a look at Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been busy measuring rainfall within Hurricane Irene, and forecasts call for between 5 and … Continue reading ?
by Dr. Tony Phillips NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The movie, released today during a NASA press conference, has galvanized solar … Continue reading ?
The people at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center have built a really nice tour of their facilities and all the stuff they do there. Being a space nerd, I find their videos and information fascinating. More »
Searching for images of the huge ice island headed towards Newfoundland that we reported on last night, I contacted the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
A new image and video of major Hurricane Dora were released today from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Satellites provide a bird's eye view of a hurricane's eye, and NASA noticed Hurricane Dora's eye from several of them. Show More Summary
From: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA satellite video and images show Dora become a major hurricane A new image and video of major Hurricane Dora were released today from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Satellites provide a … Continue reading ?
Scott Wiessinger produces video for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center — my old stomping ground, and I did some work with the video folks while I was there, too — and he sent me links to two very cool videos he put together recently. In...Show More Summary
First-of-its-kind fluorescence map offers a new view of the world’s land plants Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., have produced groundbreaking global maps of land plant fluorescence, a difficult-to-detect reddish glow that leaves emit as a … Continue reading ?