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Trump's NASA Budget Would Cancel These 4 Earth Science Missions

On the chopping block are the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem satellite; the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 experiment; the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder mission; and the Deep Space Climate Observatory.

Watch this aerogel insulated jacket withstand liquid nitrogen

Oros outerwear is made with an insulating aerogel inspired by NASA technology used in space suits. Read more... More about Aerogel Insulated, Nasa Earth Observatory, Real Time Video, Real Time Video, and Invention

NASA: 7 Earth-sized planets discovered, 'second Earth' not a 'matter of if but when'

Seven Earth-sized planets have been discovered orbiting a nearby star, three of which appear to be warm enough to sustain life, according to astronomers from NASA and the European Southern Observatory. The newly discovered exoplanets are 40 light-years away and some may contain liquid water. Show More Summary

The Purple Pulsar --"Strangest Object in the Milky Way?"

NASA has observed a purple blob -a highly magnetized rotating pulsar- spinning through the Milky Way. The image was captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a gliding telescope in Earth’s orbit tasked with observing high emitting objects like this pulsar...        

Blue mists over the Great Smoky Mountains visible from space

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

An impressive new image from NASA's Earth Observatory shows a majestic view of the Great Smoky Mountains from space

Warmer oceans are now linked to dangerous neurotoxins in shellfish

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

New research could help forecast deadly toxin outbreaks NASA Earth Observatory Blooms of phytoplankton (in dark green) off the coast of California in 2016. A mysterious, potentially deadly neurotoxin that poisons humans by way of shellfish has now been linked to warming ocean waters. The new...

Under construction: Distant galaxy churning out stars at remarkable rate

Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to show that a recently-discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction. The galaxy is 12.7 billion light years from Earth, seen at a critical stage in the evolution of galaxies about a billion years after the Big Bang.

Supermoon? Meh. It may be closer, but it won't be super duper

NASA,, Sky & Telescope magazine, observatories everywhere—just about any entity with a stake in the night sky—have been busy telling us how great the full moon will be Nov. 14 because the satellite will be closer to Earth than it's been for almost 70 years.

What's This Strange Patch in the Australian Desert?

A light patch in the Western Australian desert. (Photo: NASA Earth Observatory) Back in November 2015, the Landsat 8 satellite passed over Western Australia's Gibson Desert and captured the image above. That bright orange patch was new—when the satellite had passed the month before, it wasn't there. Show More Summary

Puerto Rico's Massive Power Outage Seen from Space

A NASA satellite has captured dramatic photos of Puerto Rico before and after a massive blackout during which almost 1.5 million homes lost power late Wednesday (Sept. 21), according to NASA's Earth Observatory.

Russia's Blood Red River Is Worse Than We Thought

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Norilsk, Russia 2001 (Image: NASA Earth Observatory) Last week, strange images of a river that had turned blood red emerged out of Russia. Now satellite images show that the red waters run much further through the area—and it’s been happening for decades. Read more...

NASA Releases Data Visualization of the Hottest August in 136 Years of Recorded History

6 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

NASA’s Earth Observatory has released data visualization of the hottest August in 136 years of recorded history. August 2016 was tied with July 2016 for the hottest month on record, and it continues an 11 month streak of record high temperatures beginning in October 2015. The animated graph charts the gradual increase in temperature beginning […]

NASA's SDO witnesses a double eclipse

Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO's semiannual eclipse seasons, Earth briefly blocks SDO's line of sight each day -- a consequence of SDO's geosynchronous orbit.

Oil fires in Iraq seen from above

Though far away, there’s still a lot you can see, as the NASA Earth Observatory notes: On August 17, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired an… Tags: Iraq, NASA, oil, satellite

This Is What The Universe Looks Like 11.1 Billion Light-Years From Earth

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Far out doesn’t even begin to describe this discovery. Scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have found the most distant galaxy cluster ever seen, the space agency said on Tuesday. The not-so-elegantly...Show More Summary

Week in Geek - A year in the life edition

This month NASA released a year-long time lapse of the Earth as seen by its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission orbiting the Sun in sync with us.

The Internet Had A Photoshop Field Day With NASA's Unbelievable Photo

This week, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio posted to Twitter a magnificent photo that shows the moon passing between NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory and Earth. “Almost unbelievable that this is a real photo,” Mastracchio wrote. The moon passed between @NASA climate observatory and the earth. Show More Summary

Watch NASA's Time Lapse of One Year on Earth Taken From Space

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) has captured one year’s worth of images of Earth from its position in space between the Earth and the sun, on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. NASA compiled 3,000 of these...Show More Summary

Explosive caterpillar infestation in New England is visible from space

There's been a gypsy moth caterpillar "population boom" in New England and mid-Atlantic states, and the infestation isn't only evident to locals on the ground - it can be seen from space. NASA Earth Observatory satellite images of Rhode Island show how much the caterpillars have chewed through the region's forests. Show More Summary

Lunar Photobomb = AwesomeSometimes the moon wants all the...

Lunar Photobomb = Awesome Sometimes the moon wants all the attention. NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite (DSCOVR) capture an amazing sequence of images showing the moon eclipsing the sunlit side of the Earth.  “For the second...Show More Summary

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