Taking the Pulse of Greenhouse Gases


It can happen in a flash — airborne science, that is. Two hundred microseconds, to be exact. With lasers shot from the belly of a King Air B200 aircraft. That’s right, scientists are shooting lasers at atmospheric gases — not to zap them out of existence, but to measure them.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 13:17

Hubble Solves Cosmic 'Whodunit' with Interstellar Forensics


On the outskirts of our galaxy, a cosmic tug-of-war is unfolding—and only NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope can see who’s winning. The players are two dwarf galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Small Magellanic Cloud, both of which orbit our own Milky Way Galaxy. But as they go around the Milky Way, they are also orbiting each other. Each one tugs at the other, and one of them has pulled out a huge cloud of gas from its companion.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 14:54


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