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A New Structure Is Discovered at the Center of Our Galaxy

It looks like this: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Science and Astronomy:“What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center,” said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the feature. Show More Summary

Ocean News: New Arctic Shipping Route Proposed, East Coast Sees Surge in Coastal Flooding Events, and More

Arctic Ocean sea ice. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr Creative Commons) - A new analysis focusing on sea level rise found that coastal flooding has dramatically increased in frequency along the Eastern Seaboard in recent years. The analysis found that flood levels met or exceeded NOAA’s flood thresholds more than 20 days a year in six coastal cities. Reuters

The Science "Heart" of the James Webb Space Telescope Inserted --Our Universe Beyond Hubble (VIDEO)

The "heart" of the James Webb Space Telescope hung from a cable 30 feet in the air as it was lowered slowly into the massive thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The"heart" of the JWST is the...

This Is How Light Travels Through The Layers Of The Sun

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center released this pretty neat animation back in 2012, which shows how light streaming up from inside the sun through its many layers. Did you know that the light that shines on our Earth takes some 40,000 years to travel through the sun’s layers? I did not, and now I am amazed. More »      

Two NASA Satellites see System 92b headed north in Bay of Bengal

At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, TRMM's Precipitation Radar data were also used to construct a simulated 3-D view of 92B's rainfall structure looking toward the east from India. TRMM PR pulled away a veil...Show More Summary

NASA sees developing tropical cyclone in Bay of Bengal

At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, TRMM PR data were used to create a 3-D image that showed a simulated view of the tropical disturbance's rainfall structure. In the 3-D image, tall storms were shown reaching heights of over 14km (about 8.7 miles) and returning reflectivity values of over 52dBZ to the satellite. read more

13.7 Billion Years in 45 Seconds

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Galaxy collisions are a slow-speed, spectacular crash of whirling stars driven by gravity. A new simulation from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center runs through the history of the universe in under a minute, with galaxies swirling together in a beautiful mess of dust and stars. Read more...

NASA’s “Earth from Orbit 2013” highlight reel

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A highlight reel of some of the best images and data visualizations of Earth from 2013 captured by NASA and partner agency satellites. Courtesy of NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Photo of the Moment: Ready to Launch, Greenland

3 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Vagabondish

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The post Photo of the Moment: Ready to Launch, Greenland appeared first on Vagabondish.

Ocean acidification: connecting science with those who need it

3rd Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) Applications Policy Speaker Series talk Speaker: Jeff Watters, Ocean Conservancy Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12-1 PM EDT NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Building 33, Room H114 In a world where the chasm between scientists and advocates, citizens, and decision-makers can often seem wide, we are in dire need of solutions […]

How Inequality Affects Our Existence

What makes sophisticated empires fall? That's the question that one team of scientists backed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center tackled in their report, which modeled human interaction with nature to determine what circumstances are constant in the rise and fall of empires over the course of history. Show More Summary

NASA study predicts end of civilization unless there’s ‘major reductions’ in population growth rates

by Thaddeus Baklinski March 21, 2014 ( – A new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is predicting a societal collapse not unlike the theme of Dr. Paul Ehrlich's discredited warning in his 1960s book The Population Bomb that within a decade civilization would collapse from overpopulation…

NASA-Funded Study Sounds Alarm for Civilization

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

A new study sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center confirmed the prospect that worldwide industrial civilization could collapse in the coming decades under “unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution,” Dr. Show More Summary

NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity Is Pretty Much Screwed

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hope you've enjoyed civilized life, folks. Because a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the world's industrial societies are poised to collapse under the weight of their own unsustainable appetites for resources. There goes the weekend... and everything after it. Read more...

CEO Note: Arctic Drilling Held At Bay

(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.

NASA's TRMM satellite saw extreme rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Guito

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

Arctic Summit to Address Competing Interests

(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.

Every Winter Olympics Host City Since 1924 — From Space

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

ICE/ISEE-3 to return to an Earth no longer capable of speaking to it

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.

Winter Olympics Host Cities Look Amazing From Space

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

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