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Watch This Visualization of the Sun's Invisible Magnetic Field

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center provides a color-coded view of the Sun's magnetic activity.

New insights into the solar magnetic dynamo

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER NASA: Understanding the magnetic sun The surface of the sun writhes and dances. Far from the still, whitish-yellow disk it appears to be from the ground, the sun sports twisting, towering loops and swirling cyclones that reach into the solar upper atmosphere, the million-degree corona – but these cannot be…

NASA: Understanding the Sun's Electromagnetic Field --"Crucial for Future Space Travel"

"We're not sure exactly where in the sun the magnetic field is created," said Dean Pesnell, a space scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "It could be close to the solar surface or deep inside the.....

NASA Webb Telescope mirrors installed with robotic arm precision

Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. Unlike other space telescope mirrors, this one must be pieced together from segments using a high-precision robotic arm. read more

Red Tides Are The Auroras of the Sea

A cloud of neon algae surrounds St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr) "Too much of a good thing" might be the most apt way to describe the beautiful environmental phenomena known as algal...Show More Summary

Former Hurricane Pali peters out near Equator

Imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite has shown that former Hurricane Pali has petered out near the Equator. The NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland created an image of the remnant clouds of former Hurricane Pali from NOAA's GOES-West satellite data. Show More Summary

Formation of an unusual off-season North Atlantic Hurricane

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER: The low pressure area known as System 90L developed rapidly since Jan. 13 and became Hurricane Alex on Jan. 14. Several satellites and instruments captured data on this out-of-season storm. NASA’s RapidScat instrument observed sustained winds shift and intensify in the system and NASA’s Aqua satellite saw the storm develop…

James Webb Space Telescope mirror halfway complete

Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's massive clean room in Greenbelt, Maryland, the ninth flight mirror was installed onto the telescope structure with a robotic arm. This marks the halfway completion point for the James WebbShow More Summary

Study from Marvel and Schmidt: Examination of Earth’s recent history key to predicting global temperatures

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Estimates of future global temperatures based on recent observations must account for the differing characteristics of each important driver of recent climate change, according to a new NASA study published Dec. 14 in the journal Nature Climate Change. To quantify climate change, researchers need to know the Transient Climate Response (TCR)…

NASA: "Stunning, Unique Earth Image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)"

. "The image is simply stunning," said Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. "The image of the Earth evokes the famous 'Blue Marble' image taken by Astronaut Harrison Schmitt during...

NASA Releases Vivid New Image of ‘Earthrise’ Over the Moon’s Surface

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

NASA has released a gorgeous new high-res image of the Earth rising beyond the Moon’s horizon, shot by the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter. Said Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,… Read The post NASA Releases Vivid New Image of ‘Earthrise’ Over the Moon’s Surface appeared first on Towleroad.

#AGU15 New NASA satellite maps show humans have less of a fingerprint on global air quality compared to 10 years ago

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Using new, high-resolution global satellite maps of air quality indicators, NASA scientists tracked air pollution trends over the last decade in various regions and 195 cities around the globe. The findings were presented Monday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco and published in the Journal of Geophysical…

NASA releases transfixing simulation of space weather leading up to the historic Pluto flyby

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A team of scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has released a revised model of the space environment prevailing throughout the solar system in the months leading up to New Horizons historic pass of the dwarf planet Pluto... Continue...Show More Summary

Satellite animation shows series of storms pummel Pacific Northwest

An animation of satellite imagery over the course of 10 days shows a series of low pressure areas pummeling the Pacific Northwest. The video, created by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland...Show More Summary

Image of the Day: Colossal Cloud System Observed on Saturn's Titan

"When we looked at the infrared data, this ice cloud stood out like nothing we've ever seen before," said Carrie Anderson of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center about the new Titan discovery. "It practically smacked us in the face." New...

NASA’s Thermonuclear Art Shows The Sun in 10 Wavelengths, 4K and 30 Minutes

‘Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD’ is the latest timelapse video released by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and it lives up to its name. Capturing the sun in 10 wavelengths of invisible ultraviolet light every 12 seconds, and assigning a unique color to each wavelength, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory brings us the images [...]Show More Summary

Antarctica Is Gaining Ice, Creating a Climate Change Mystery

A new NASA study found that Antarctica is gaining more ice than it’s losing. But that isn’t a sign that climate change is slowing down.A team of researchers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland in College Park and Maryland-based engineering firm Sigma Space Corp

Ozone hole worse than in recent years – due to colder than normal stratosphere in Antarctica

A couple of days ago we ran a piece at WUWT: Did We Really Save the Ozone Layer? In light of this press release, the question is worth pondering again. From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Annual Antarctic ozone hole larger and formed later in 2015 The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later…

NASA: current El Niño ‘appears likely to equal the event of 1997-98’

From NASA Goddard and JPL: NASA studying 2015 El Niño event as never before NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water — sometimes two to three degrees Celsius higher than normal develops across the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to create a natural short-term climate change event. This…

NASA/Hubble: "Jupiter's Great Red Spot is Morphing" (VIDEO)

"Every time we look at Jupiter, we get tantalizing hints that something really exciting is going on," said Amy Simon, a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "This time is no exception." Scientists using NASA's...

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