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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

NASA Finds 'Impossible' Engine May Be Usable For Space Flight

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works. Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston have found that a microwave thruster system that requires no propellant does indeed generate a small amount of thrust, Wired UK reported on July 31. Show More Summary

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 ?

The amazing system that tested the most powerful rocket engine ever

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A photo of the Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine—"the most powerful single-nozzle liquid-fueled rocket engine ever flown"—being tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Five of them powered the first stage of the Saturn V. Watch and listen to all of them being tested—in Dolby 5.1 sound. It's amazing. Read more...

A New Structure Is Discovered at the Center of Our Galaxy

last monthUnited 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

NASA Unearths Fascinating Film Of Early Experimental Planes

NASA’s Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center has unearthed original footage of experimental aircraft from as far back as the 1940s. It shows really cool views of aeroplanes, like the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket and the X-15 space plane. More »      

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...

3D printer cleared for astronauts to make parts in space

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

A 3D printer has passed its final set of NASA checks, clearing the way for the device to launch toward the International Space Station in August. A series of trials at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama has verified...Show More Summary

3D printer cleared for astronauts to make parts in space

A 3D printer has passed its final set of NASA checks, clearing the way for the device to launch toward the International Space Station in August. A series of trials at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama has verified...Show More Summary

NASA's Orion spacecraft stacks up for first flight

With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA's Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday,...Show More Summary

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

3 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 Orion spacecraft tested in anticipation of maiden flight

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has successfully completed the latest series of tests for its next-generation Orion Spacecraft, currently housed at the Kennedy Space Center. The latest trials focused on vibration-testing the spacecraft, simulating the stress that...Show More Summary

NASA’s “Earth from Orbit 2013” highlight reel

4 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

4 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 […]

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