(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.
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. a rainfall anomaly analysis was made by comparing rainfall data compiled during the twelve year period from 2001-2012 to "near real-time" Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis data collected for the same period. Show More Summary
(Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) The Arctic is one of the world’s most spectacular ecosystems, but it’s also one of the most at-risk. Climate change is already changing this ice-filled landscape, while countries and corporations compete for a its rich natural resources, untapped sources of energy, and emerging trade routes.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center collected images of all the cities and surrounding areas that have hosted the Winter Olympics since 1924. Most of these photos were taken by satellites, but some are from astronauts who were livingShow More Summary
It's with great sadness that I report that the Goddard Space Flight Center team has determined that we will not be able to regain control of the venerable spacecraft ICE/ISEE-3 when it passes by Earth this year, after a 30-year journey around the Sun.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has released a fresh collection of stunning satellite images to celebrate the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Thanks to them you can view all the cities and countries that have hosted the Winter Olympics, through the eyes of NASA. Each one is more stunning than the last. Read more...
Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center recently figured out how to look for extraterrestrial life in tiny samples of space dust using a nanoelectrospray emitter (above, right) that charges molecules into a mass spectrometer (above, left). Previously, they needed large chunks of carbon-rich meteorites to look for signs of aliens. More »
With the arrival of the last three of the 18 flight primary mirror segments at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., all the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly. After traveling across...
Scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center recently figured out how to look for extraterrestrial life in tiny samples of space dust using a nanoelectrospray emitter (above, right) that charges molecules into a mass spectrometer (above, left). Previously, they needed large chunks of carbon-rich meteorites to look for signs of aliens. Read more...
From the Youtube channel of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center: This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013. NASA scientists say 2013 tied for the seventh warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest […]
Did you have a hard time getting to work today? Probably so, if you live anywhere from the Tennessee Valley all the way up to New England. Just look at this image from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center—everything is white. Read mor...
Intergalactic photos of unbelievably beautiful star formations and swirling clouds above Earth's surface can be found on NASA's Instagram for the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Planetary instruments from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space.
Planetary instruments from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space. The instruments, all flying on NASA missions, are mass spectrometers, designed to take in atmospheric, rock or soil samples and identify particular molecules in them. Show More Summary
Water worlds? A distant star lights up the atmosphere of an alien planet in this NASA illustration. (Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) If you dream of colonizing distant worlds, here's welcome news: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted signs of water on five faraway planets, according to two studies. Show More Summary
Animators at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. created this short movie showing how the sun can cook a comet. Such a journey is currently being made by Comet ISON. Video courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Stargazers could be in for a treat early next month. Show More Summary
Photo by Wikimedia Commons/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Humans have made great advancements in space technology since man first ventured to the moon in 1969. One area of focus that has slipped by the wayside, however, is lunar communication. Show More Summary
Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The show must go on, even in the face of a government shutdown. Without work, furloughed NASA employees have more time to learn their lines and rehearse for their dinner theater production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," scheduled for performances Oct. 25 through Nov. 23. Video by Washington Post TV's "The Fold."
Animation of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/ Screenshot by CNET) Ready for some -- literally -- out of this world plastic? A chemical commonly used to make everything from food-storage containers to car bumpers has been detected on one of Saturn's moons. Show More Summary
New data visualizations from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation and NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., show how climate models used in the new report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimate possible temperature and precipitation pattern changes throughout the 21st century.