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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

last monthGenres / 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

2 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

2 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

"There Might be Civilizations Lurking Outside Galaxy Boundaries" -NASA

“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...

The Lights Of The World

What our holiday lights means for NASA: Scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and Yale University in Connecticut used satellite imagery to track light patterns in 1,200 cities over two and a half years. They found that increased light correlated perfectly with the holiday seasons for Ramadan in the Middle East, as […]

Webb Space Telescope promises astronomers new scientific adventures

4 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Inside a very big and very clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., nearly 30 workers dressed in white protective suits, goggles and blue booties cluster around the parts of a time machine. Read full article >>

Faint Cosmic Glow Spotted from Stars Adrift Between Galaxies --"There Might be Civilizations in the Middle of Cold Dark Space without a Milky Way"

“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...

"Titan's Alien Ice Cloud Similar to Those Above Earth's Poles" --NASA (Weekend Feature)

"The idea that methane clouds could form this high on Titan is completely new," said Carrie Anderson, a Cassini participating scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study. "Nobody considered that possible...

Blood moon tetrad part 2 - Sukkot

COSMIC SYNCHRONICITY WATCH: Is lunar eclipse at Sukkot an ominous sign? (Edmon J. Rodman, JTA). Excerpt:Jeremy Schnittman, a research astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and an observant Jew, is putting...Show More Summary

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft prepares for orbital insertion

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Mission operators working from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are undergoing final adjustments for orbital insertion of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, due to take place September 21. Achieving a stable...Show More Summary

Oceana Magazine: Arctic Assets

Arctic sea ice. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr Creative Commons) Earlier this year, Oceana released a report, “Frozen Future: Shell’s ongoing gamble in the U.S. Arctic,” that detailed Royal Dutch Shell’s involvement with Arctic offshore drilling. Show More Summary

NASA scientists watching, studying Arctic changes this summer

In this animation, the Earth rotates slowly as the Arctic sea ice advances over time from March 21, 2014 to August 3, 2014. (Photo Credit: NASA) Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Rare Midsize Black Hole

NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals provide compelling evidence that the object, known as M82 X-1, is one of only a...Read More

Interesting sat view: A train of 5 tropical cyclones in the Central and Eastern Pacific

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and “Earth’s thermostat” A train of developing tropical low pressure areas stretch from the Eastern Pacific Ocean into the Central Pacific and they were captured in an image from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite on August 1. … Continue reading ?

A New Structure Is Discovered at the Center of Our Galaxy

8 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

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