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Another unknown climate feedback – plankton blooms create brighter clouds

Marine plankton brighten clouds over Southern Ocean From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. Brighter clouds reflect more sunlight back into space affecting the amount of solar…

The New York Times' 1920 Editorial Mocking Space Travel Remains a Classic

It appeared in a brief "Topics of the Times" commentary: "A Severe Strain on Credulity." The source of this incredulousness was none other than Robert H. Goddard, the rocketry pioneer and Goddard Space Flight Center namesake, who had...Show More Summary

NASA Spotlights NY Times's Epic Blunder About Basic Physics

The New York Times bills itself as "all the news that's fit to print," but the liberal newspaper has made some spectacular stumbles over the years. On Friday, the Twitter account of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center spotlighted theShow More Summary

First Eastern Pacific tropical depression of the season

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed during the early morning of Thursday, May 28, 2015, well southwest of Mexico. An image of the storm taken from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite shows the depression in infrared light as it was born in the early morning hours before…

Ana becomes first 2015 Atlantic tropical storm, weakens coming ashore

via NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center On May 9, 2015 at 1626 UTC ( 12:26 PM EDT) the GPM satellite flew over when ANA was making the change from subtropical storm to tropical storm. Convective storms near the inner-core region were warming the center of the storm with heat generated by condensation. GPM’s Microwave Imager (GMI)…

Florida may see it’s first hurricane of the season – before hurricane season starts

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical disturbance in the North Atlantic likely to develop Although the non-tropical low pressure system in the North Atlantic has moved little during the past several hours it has become better defined with increasing organization of the associated thunderstorm activity. Show More Summary

An Iceberg Rises Above The Frozen Water Of Greenland's North Star Bay

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As a support scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission, Jeremy Harbeck spends most of his time processing data at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. But it was on a recent visit to Greenland that he snapped this striking composite image of an iceberg frozen into North Star Bay. Read more...

Beautiful NASA satellite photos reveal South Korea's seaweed farms

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar. Read more...

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[directed by Erik Wernquist // with photos by NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific... Read more »

NASA: "There Might Be Civilizations Existing in Cold Dark Space Outside Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

“There might be people living out there, out in the middle of cold dark space, that don't have a Milky Way,” says Harvey Moseley, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Astronomers have spotted a faint...

Is a Planet's Protective Bubble from Solar Emissions a Prerequisite to Habitability?

"What if Earth didn't have that protective magnetosphere?" said Glyn Collinson, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "Is a magnetosphere a prerequisite for a planet to support life? The jury is still out on that, but we examine such questions...

A 4K Timelapse Captures 4 Years of the Sun in 4 Minutes

SUN from Michael König on Vimeo. Ultraviolet visuals stun and awe in photographer Michael König’s new solar timelapse, SUN. In four hypnotizing minutes, the film pieces together 21 scenes from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s 4K footage that were captured over the past four years by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly. Show More Summary

NASA Takes an Unprecedented Look at a Week in the Life of Rain and Snow

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent video by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the agency takes an unprecedented look at a week in the life of rain and snow. The video explains how NASA uses data from a number of satellites currently in orbit to give both up-to-the-minute and long-term information about rain and snow patterns around the globe.

NASA’s Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth’s surface. Identifying liquid water is crucial in the search for habitable worlds beyond Earth and…

Violent Solar Flares May Have Paved the Way for Life On Earth (And Elsewhere)

“Solar flares represent the most violent eruptions in the Solar System,” said Vladimir Airapetian, senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and a research professor at George Mason and Capella Universities. “They release energy comparable to a couple billion...

Eastern U.S. record breaking cold and snow as seen from space

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: NASA snaps picture of Eastern US in a record-breaking ‘freezer’ NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S.…

The Webb Telescope's "Golden Spider" Is Giant And Gorgeous

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold, the GIANT GOLDEN SPIDER! Ok, this shiny marvel is actually a 2012 look at the James Webb Space Telescope under construction at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center: Read more...

NASA Celebrates Five Years of the Solar Dynamics Observatory With a Video Highlighting Solar Activity

5 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

NASA is celebrating the five year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory operated by the Goddard Space Flight Center with a video highlighting some of the most impressive solar activity it has observed in its time. February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the […]

WATCH: Scary NASA video shows how China’s smog fuels storms in North America

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

China’s chronic pollution problem — and its effect on the rest of the planet — is vividly demonstrated in footage from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Grist reported. The footage tracks pollution particle movements between September 2006 and April 2007 with data from the...

You can read a star’s age by its spin

Astronomers have determined that they can read a star’s age by how quickly it is spinning. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center It turns out, like us, stars slow down in their old age. That observation is the key to a new method...Show More Summary

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