Portal origin URL: How Scientists Used NASA Data to Predict the Corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse Portal origin nid: 411463Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:56Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona — the Sun’s outer atmosphere — would look like during the eclipse from the groundPortal image: animation of eclipse corona shifts from blue to sepiaScience Categories: Sun
While NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have restarted production of a plutonium isotope used to power some space missions, a new report warns of challenges that could threaten its long-term supply.
Portal origin URL: NASA Sounding Rocket Instrument Spots Signatures of Long-Sought Small Solar Flares Portal origin nid: 411453Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:51Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: During its short flight, FOXSI found the best evidence yet of a phenomenon scientists have been seeking for years: signatures of tiny solar flares that could help explain the mysterious heating of the Sun.Portal image: the sun Science Categories: Sun
Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and is known for its short years, long days, extreme temperatures and weird sunsets.
In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll dive into deep-sky objects, the most beautiful and interesting sights in the night sky.
The iconic Apollo 11 command module Columbia has arrived at Space Center Houston, where it is premiering Oct. 14 as the centerpiece of the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission."
Cassini fired its thrusters full bore for at least 91 seconds during its suicide plunge into Saturn on Sept. 15, battling hard to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible, mission team members said.
A thruster being developed for a future crewed mission to Mars broke several records during a recent testing campaign.
Two rockets, one Russian and the other American, will launch on two very different missions early Saturday (Oct. 14). You can watch both online — but you'll have to wake up in the wee hours to do it.
The full Beaver Moon will light up the night sky on Nov. 4, and just miss being a "supermoon" as it passes into the constellation Cetus on its way between Pisces and Aries.
As wildfires engulfed northern California's wine country, NASA satellites monitored the flames and smoke from space.
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson most likely won't be going to space in the next six months, despite his recent public statement that he'd be "very disappointed" otherwise.
NASA's latest carbon dioxide-mapping satellite has detected a dramatic spike in the amount of the greenhouse gas, measuring the largest annual increase Earth has seen in at least 2,000 years.
As high winds and hot weather continue to fuel the wildfires in Northern California, NASA satellites are keeping an eye on the blazes from space.
Earth is the only planet in the solar system with an atmosphere that can sustain life.
Today, Australians and Americans have an opportunity to go beyond symbolic (albeit powerful) gestures; together, we can enlighten the minds and expand the horizons of teachers and students from Adelaide to Austin, from Melbourne to Miami.
The next iteration of "Stargate" has its first major cast announcement: Fan favorite Catherine Langford will appear in the franchise again, played in the new series by Ellie Gall.
The European Space Agency has launched the most advanced air pollution monitoring satellite ever built, to map the global distribution of dangerous air pollutants in unprecedented resolution.
Portal origin URL: NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide SpikePortal origin nid: 411402Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:26Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.Portal image: The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphereScience Categories: Earth
A small asteroid buzzed Earth early Thursday (Oct. 12) in a close flyby that scientists had been looking forward to for months.