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Jupiter, get ready for your close-up: Juno is coming

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Spacecraft don’t get to sleep in on the weekend—and neither do their scientists. On Saturday at 5:51 a.m. Pacific, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will swing within roughly 2,500 miles of Jupiter’s cloud tops, the closest it will get to the gas giant during its planned mission. It will also be the first...

NASA's GPM examines Tropical Storm Lester

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Lester after it became the 12th named storm of the 2016 eastern Pacific Ocean on Aug. 25. GPM, a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace...Show More Summary

Juno Spacecraft to Perform Its Closest Flyby of Jupiter This Weekend

After five years in traveling between the planets, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will pass Jupiter at a distance of only 2,500 miles -- its closest flyby yet.

NASA examines System 99L over Hispaniola in infrared light

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the tropical low pressure area known as System 99L it was located over Hispaniola. The AIRS instrument aboard Aqua analyzed the low pressure area in infrared light. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard Aqua provided temperature data on System 99L on Aug. Show More Summary

New movie "Hidden Figures" highlights work of NASA scientist Katherine Johnson

11 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Acting as a sort of human computer, African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson made many of NASA's first missions possible.

Two NASA satellites take a bead on Gaston's movements

Gaston is currently sitting smack in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean churning away. Currently it is not near any landmasses and is at tropical storm status having weakened slightly from hurricane force. read more

NASA Trek Talks At Star Trek: Mission New York

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Five NASA-themed Trek Talks will take place during next month’s Star Trek: Mission New York. The convention takes place September 2-4 at...

SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth With 'Gifts'

A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts from the International Space Station, the AP reports. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins waved goodbye as the Dragon slowly flew away Friday morning. Six hours later, the spacecraft parachuted into the Pacific, just off Mexico's Baja California coast. It's...

Why Mark Kelly Is Now Older Than His Older Twin Brother

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older twin, Mark Kelly, stayed home as a control—part of NASA’s twin study to monitor the effects of space on the human body. But there’s a physical change that NASA might not be able to measure that easily. Show More Summary

NASA puts out a call for Mars explorers with 8 fantastic posters

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Earlier this week NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a set of 14 stunning space tourism posters. Now NASA is following that up with another set of posters, only this time they are all […]

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down with Crucial NASA Research Samples

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Another successful SpaceX mission to resupply the ISS ended today with a splashdown in the Pacific, southwest of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Here's an update from NASA. (more…)

Watch SpaceX Dragon float away from ISS

NASA video shows a robotic arm releasing the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station over Australia.        

NASA's Revived STEREO-B Could Save Us From A Trillion Dollar Disaster

20 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

A strong solar flare could knock us back into the stone age. With both STEREO-A and STEREO-B alive, we'll get the earliest warnings possible.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Schools Sexist Joker On Twitter

21 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is many things, all of them wonderful. He's a modern geek icon who's helped make loving science as cool as geeking out over superheroes. He's an outspoken advocate for expanding NASA's space program and the...

NASA’s Juno to fly closest to Jupiter on Saturday

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

NASA’s Juno is all set for its closest approach to Jupiter on Saturday, when the spacecraft — which entered into orbit around the gas giant on July 4 — will be soaring about 2,500 miles above the planet’s swirling clouds at a speed of 130,000 miles per hour with respect to the planet. During...

NASA: ‘…highly unlikely that this year’s summertime sea ice minimum extent will set a new record’

From Walt Meier at NASA Goddard: This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May. The melt slowed down in June, however, making it highly unlikely that this year’s summertime sea ice minimum extent…

Daily API RoundUp: Facebook Instant Articles, NASA, Twilio Lookups, Mozilla

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.

NASA examines threatening tropical disturbance in eastern Caribbean Sea

NASA analyzed the rainfall and cloud heights in an area of low pressure designated as System 99L that bringing rains and gusty winds to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos and other islands in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Caribbean Sea today, Aug. Show More Summary

Tropical Depression 14W gets absorbed by system 92W

Tropical Depression 14W was absorbed by another nearby tropical low pressure system in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued the final bulletin on Tropical Depression 14W on Aug. Show More Summary

Typhoon Lionrock's intensification seen by NASA's GPM

Typhoon Lionrock's rainfall rates and cloud heights were analyzed as it continued to intensify when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead. read more

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