Scientists wondered: If an Earth-size planet were orbiting two suns, could it support life?
Fifteen years later, AIRS continues to be a valuable asset for forecasters worldwide, sending 7 billion observations streaming into forecasting centers every day. Besides contributing to better forecasts, AIRS maps greenhouse gases, tracks volcanic emissions and and indicates regions that may be heading for a drought. Read More
By Randy Gener EARTH | NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. Nighttime satellite image of Earth showing North and South America NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the… Read More
NASA engineers simulated conditions that astronauts in space suits would experience. Read More
Watch NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing instruments near and far. Read More
Details of Saturn’s icy rings are visible in this sweeping view from Cassini of the planet’s glorious ring system. This view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn’s rings. The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. Read More
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In the post, you’ll find the first images being sent directly from the Juno spacecraft Read More
The Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module is carried atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket as it launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Read More
Star formation leaves a few tell-tale fingerprints, so astronomers can tell where stars have been born. We know that starburst regions are rich in gas. Young stars in these extreme environments often live fast and die young, burning extremely hot and exhausting their gas supplies fairly quickly.
By Laura Betz NASA Goddard Space Flight Center James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom GREENBELT, MD | It’s springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. In this photo, NASA technicians lifted the telescope using a crane and moved it… Read More