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Gutting NASA's Earth Science Division Would Send Research Back to the Dark Ages

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Norm Nelson is interested in what makes the oceans tick. As a biological oceanographer at UC Santa Barbara, his research draws connections between sunlight and phytoplankton, the tiny green microbes that power the marine carbon cycle. There are plenty of outstanding questions Nelson wants to pursue—but after 30… Read more...

Eyes in the Sky: Cutting NASA Earth Observations Would Be a Costly Mistake

By David Titley,  Pennsylvania State University Donald Trump’s election is generating much speculation about how his administration may or may not reshape the federal government. On space issues, a senior Trump advisor, former Pennsylvania Rep. Show More Summary

Hubble spies an irregular galaxy far, far away

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Virgo, lies an irregular galaxy named IC 3583. On Friday, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) released an image of the galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope — one that reveals that despite its lack of any...

This Week's Most Popular --"Colossal Hidden Galaxy to Merging Neutron Stars"

NASA's Kepler Mission Reveals Our Solar System is Extremely Rare --"And We Have No Idea Why" Colossal Spiderweb Galaxy Three Times Size of the Milky Way --Submerged at Center of Massive Embryonic Cluster Pluto's Extreme Ocean --Scientists Ask: "Could It...

5 Reasons NASA Should Study Earth And They All Start With 'B'

5 reasons it is vital that NASA study the Earth and oddly, they all start with the letter "B."

Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.

Darth Vader's life-saving suit could work in real life – here's how

"Surprisingly a lot of his suit is actually possible," Jon Chase, co-author of the book The Science of Star Wars, told Business Insider. In this video, Mr. Chase makes a comparison between Darth Vader's suit and Nasa's EMU suit. He said: "[Darth Vader's] suit apparently has 10 different layers. Show More Summary

Discover the Galaxy With NASA Visualization Explorer

Tons of exciting, cutting-edge information for kids to explore, and the stories are supported with beautiful images and videos.

NASA Seeking Long Term Stability and Sustainability of the SLS & Orion

The early missions of Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft will be the first of several missions that travel more than 40,000 miles beyond the moon to demonstrate capabilities in deep space farther than humans have ever traveled, but close enough to return home in days or weeks if needed. Show More Summary

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka leads LPGA Tour Q-school

22 hours agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the third of five rounds in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament        

SCIENCE: Pooping in deep space has NASA stumped. The ‘Space Poop Challenge’ is your way to help….

SCIENCE: Pooping in deep space has NASA stumped. The ‘Space Poop Challenge’ is your way to help. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration wants to boldly go beyond the adult diaper. The agency is seeking a system to manage fecal, menstrual and urine waste for six days — “a continuous duration of up to 144 […]

Antarctica's sky just lit up with electric-blue clouds — here's why

Each year, Antarctica gets a visit from clouds that shine a brilliant, electric blue. These clouds, called noctilucent clouds, light up the sky during the summer time for the South Pole. NASA recently released footage from its AIM spacecraft,...Show More Summary

MR. MAUNDER, CALL YOUR OFFICE: The Sun is eerily quiet right now. “NASA has released images showin…

MR. MAUNDER, CALL YOUR OFFICE: The Sun is eerily quiet right now. “NASA has released images showing a strangely spotless Sun this month, with hardly a mark on its surface. It’s the lowest level of solar activity we’ve seen since 2011, even though the Sun is only halfway through its 11-year cycle, and five years […]

Stellar 'Circle of Life' Captured in New NASA Photo

The life cycle of stars comes full circle in a new photo taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA), which may reveal new clues for studying star evolution.

This week in space: The future of NASA, the ESA diagnosed its Mars probe failure, and setbacks while resupplying the ISS

NASA's funding is on the chopping block and a Russian spacecraft blew up. But the ESA figured out what went wrong with Schiaparelli, so we've got that going for us -- along with gorgeous The post This week in space: The future of NASA, the ESA diagnosed its Mars probe failure, and setbacks while resupplying the ISS appeared first on ExtremeTech.

NASA's AIM observes early noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Data from NASA's AIM spacecraft shows the sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start (an early one) of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere.

NASA's AIM observes early noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica

Data from NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft shows the sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere - and an early one at that. Show More Summary

Hidden Figures Composers Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer on What They Learned From Each Other

In Hidden Figures, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Octavia Spencer play three heretofore unsung black female NASA mathematicians instrumental to America’s victory in the Space Race. Pop star Pharrell Williams pulled double duty on the film, co-producing and writing the score — a blend of stirring, gospel-inflected orchestral passages; ... More »

Massive rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf

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Lola Gayle, STEAM Register GREENBELT, MD: A massive rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf was photographed on Nov. 10, 2016 by NASA IceBridge mission scientists. Ice shelves are the floating parts of ice streams and glaciers, and they support the grounded ice behind them. But when a...

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