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"27.04.2017 18:38:14" Tsunami Study Challenges Long-held Formation Theory A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory on how tsunamis form and offering a new method for forecasting the powerful waves.
Most tsunamis result from a massive shifting of the seafloor -- usually from the subduction, or sliding, of one tectonic
"27.04.2017 14:11:42" Kepler Stares at Neptune During its K2 campaign, NASA's Kepler spacecraft observed the eighth planet in our solar system, Neptune. Kepler detected small changes in Neptune's brightness caused by the planet's daily rotation, the movement of clouds, and even seismic waves from the
"26.04.2017 16:59:52" A Solar Eruption in 5 Steps Scientists from Durham University in the United Kingdom and NASA now propose that a universal mechanism can explain the whole spectrum of solar eruptions. They used 3-D computer simulations to demonstrate that a variety of eruptions can theoretically be
"26.04.2017 14:02:34" Planetary Fieldwork: A HI-SEAS Adventure On the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawai'i, scientists from NASA Goddard partnered with the crew of the HI-SEAS habitat to conduct field tests with a backpack-sized instrument called the Miniaturized Laser Heterodyne Radiometer (mini-LHR). The instrument is
"24.04.2017 17:01:24" NASA's Fermi Catches Gamma-ray Flashes from Tropical Storms About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. These events, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), last less than a millisecond and produce gamma rays with tens of
"19.04.2017 15:19:35" NASA’s Vantage Point Over Earth No planet is better studied than the one we actually live on. NASA's fleet of Earth observing spacecraft, supported by aircraft, ships and ground observations, measure aspects of the environment that touch the lives of every person around the world. They
"17.04.2017 17:02:47" NASA Team Explores Using LISA Pathfinder as a 'Comet Crumb' Detector LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully demonstrated critical technologies needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting ripples in space-time called gravitational waves.
"13.04.2017 18:15:05" Europa Water Vapor Plumes - More Hubble Evidence The Hubble Space Telescope has captured even more evidence of water vapor plumes on Jupiter's icy moon Europa. The probable plumes appear to be repeating in the same location and correspond with a relatively warm region on Europa's surface observed by the
"12.04.2017 18:04:39" Lights of Human Activity Shine in NASA's Image of Earth at Night NASA scientists have just released the first new global map of Earth at night since 2012. This nighttime look at our home planet, dubbed the Black Marble, provides researchers with a unique perspective of human activities around the globe. By studying
"10.04.2017 19:14:39" NASA Catches April 1 Nor’easter over New England At the time of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory overpass (April 1, 2017, 0550 UTC), the storm's center of low pressure was south of Long Island. At the mid-levels of the atmosphere, the circulation was centered over northeast
"07.04.2017 18:39:54" April 2017 Solar Flares The sun emitted a trio of mid-level solar flares on April 2-3, 2017. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured images of the three events.
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"06.04.2017 17:13:00" Hubble Views Jupiter at Opposition The Hubble Space Telescope observed Jupiter on April 3rd, 2017 - just days before Jupiter is in opposition on April 7th. This new image of Jupiter is part of Hubble's Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy program, which is one of many ways Hubble provides
"31.03.2017 19:17:35" TESS - Fly Your Exoplanet The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is taking your art to space! Draw a picture of an exoplanet, or planet orbiting another star, that you think TESS could find. It could fly on the TESS spacecraft, launching in 2018! Download the form at
"31.03.2017 13:02:38" Observations Reshape Basic Plasma Wave Physics New light has been shed on the invisible forces shaping our near-Earth environment, unveiling a fundamental physical phenomenon.
Using a specialized suite of instruments aboard NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale - or MMS - spacecraft, scientists found the
"30.03.2017 18:31:09" Vibration Testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing on the telescope.
A shaker table subjects satellites like Webb to the vibration that comes from
"30.03.2017 16:58:35" Rossby Waves on the Sun Could Aid in Space Weather Prediction To predict weather on a planet, we look at Rossby waves, large movement patterns in the atmosphere, like the jet stream. Just as on Earth, the conditions on the sun are constantly changing. This is why scientists were excited to discover Rossby waves on
"30.03.2017 15:35:41" The Little Satellite That Could The satellite was tiny, the size of a small refrigerator, only supposed to last one year and constructed and operated on a shoestring budget — yet it persisted for a total of 17 years on orbit.
On March 30, 2017, the satellite was powered off due to a
"29.03.2017 17:33:17" Crop Irrigation Is Closely Tied to Groundwater Depletion Around the World The irrigation that grows crops, especially in dry countries, can also be responsible for taxing aquifers beyond their capacities. Groundwater depletion is embedded in the international food trade, with countries exporting crops grown from overexploited
"27.03.2017 17:17:43" Timing Is Everything Deputy Systems Engineer Phil Luers explains how ICESat-2’s ATLAS instrument transmitter and receiver subsystems come together to calculate the timing of photons, which, in turn, measure the elevation of ice.
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"27.03.2017 12:57:16" Lugares de la Luna: Reiner Gamma Datos captados por el Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter fueron utilizados en la creación de esta visualización de Reiner Gamma — un remolino lunar. Este vídeo fue narrado por Nayi Castro Líder Técnica Diputada de el Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
"27.03.2017 12:56:54" Moon Features – Reiner Gamma Data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was used to create this visualization of Reiner Gamma – a lunar swirl. This video was narrated by LRO Deputy Project Scientist Noah Petro.
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"24.03.2017 15:47:59" How a NASA Science Flight is No Ordinary Journey A group of scientists and pilots conducted a series of science flights over Western Colorado for a new five-year NASA-led airborne mission called SnowEx.
SnowEx is exploring better ways to measuring how much water is stored in snow-covered regions with
"23.03.2017 16:59:45" Hubble Detects a Rogue Supermassive Black Hole The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a quasar named 3C 186 that is offset from the center of its galaxy. Astronomers hypothesize that this supermassive black hole was jettisoned from the center of its galaxy by the recoil from gravitational
"22.03.2017 16:57:32" Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Another Record Low On March 7, 2017, Arctic sea ice reached its annual wintertime maximum extent, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA. The Arctic sea ice extent set a record low after a warm winter. Combining the
"21.03.2017 14:20:06" ATom Postcard - Alaska and the Arctic On its second worldwide tour, the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) team starts by surveying the north's polar regions during winter, which is marked by a build-up of pollution from the United States, Canada, northern China, and Russia. In the spring,
"04.03.2017 00:56:31" Photon Jump Pho, a plucky bright green photon of light, must travel from a NASA spacecraft down to Earth and back again to help complete a crucial science mission in this educational short film. The animation was created and produced by media art students from the
"02.03.2017 17:56:23" A New Forecast Model Gives Scientists a Longer View of Arctic Sea Ice Arctic sea ice extent ebbs and flows with the seasons. During the summer months, the ice melts and the edge recedes northward, usually reaching its annual minimum sometime in September. The ice extent is shaped by a variety of factors, including warmer
"23.02.2017 14:50:36" NASA-funded Balloon Recovered From Antarctica For 12 days in January 2016, a football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it floated 24 miles above the Antarctic continent, riding the spiraling polar vortex. On Jan. 31, 2016, scientists sent the pre-planned command to cut the balloon
"21.02.2017 19:59:24" Fermi Detects Gamma-ray Puzzle from M31 NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the mysterious stuff known as dark matter. The gamma-ray signal is similar to one seen by Fermi at the center
"17.02.2017 19:47:55" ATom Postcard - Kona, Hawaii Atmospheric scientist Jack Dibb of the University of New Hampshire sent a video postcard from the Hawaii leg of the Atmospheric Tomography or ATom mission. On its second worldwide tour, the ATom team flew into Kona, Hawaii, to study small particles like
"17.02.2017 17:29:06" 6 Things You Don’t Know About Snow Thanks to a half-century of snow observations, NASA scientists have learned a number of amazing facts about snow, which are crucial to understanding what’s necessary to advance snow measurements.
Scientists are in the field right now, testing advanced
"17.02.2017 14:29:31" Getting Flake-y: Why All Snowflakes Have Six Sides NASA scientists can measure the size and shape distribution of snow particles, layer by layer, in a storm. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission is an international satellite project that provides next-generation observations of rain and snow
"16.02.2017 15:20:50" NASA Investigates Water Supply in Snow This February, a NASA-led research campaign called SnowEx kicked off in Colorado. The five-year study will advance global measurements of how much snow is on the ground at any given time and how much liquid water is contained in that snow. The amount of
"15.02.2017 18:02:10" Join the Search for New Nearby Worlds A new website funded by NASA lets the public search for new worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space. The website, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, allows everyone to participate in the search though brief
"15.02.2017 16:13:23" Water in Helheim Glacier Makes Its Way to the Ocean New NASA research found that large crevasses in Greenlands Helheim Glacier provide aquifer water with a clear escape to the ocean. This discovery helps confirm that the water, which is held in a layer of crunchy, granular snow called firn, contributes to
"14.02.2017 21:01:49" Goddard + Hubble, Valentines Since 1984 (Longer Cut) Hubble's Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) had its ribbon-cutting ceremony at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Valentine's Day, 1984, beginning a long-lasting relationship that thrives to this day.
"14.02.2017 20:09:12" Goddard + Hubble, Valentines Since 1984 Hubble's Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) had its ribbon-cutting ceremony at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Valentine's Day, 1984, beginning a long-lasting relationship that thrives to this day.
"13.02.2017 19:08:46" Raven is Heading to the International Space Station A technology module known as Raven will launch aboard SpaceX 10 to the International Space Station, bringing NASA one step closer to an autopilot capability. Raven will test foundational technologies that will enable autonomous rendezvous in space,
"13.02.2017 16:04:56" Coming Soon: The Latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M TDRS-M will enable groundbreaking science and expand the current fleet of satellites. TDRS puts the "space" in Space Network. In geosynchronous orbit around Earth, the TDRS constellation ensures reliable, global communications coverage to more than 35
"11.02.2017 17:12:44" The Search for Life Are we alone in the universe? This is a fundamental question that intrigues us all.
On September 21, 2016, NASA scientists and stakeholders came together at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for a presentation on the agency’s search for life
"11.02.2017 15:01:41" NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 7 Ultra HD (4k) The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has now captured nearly seven years worth of ultra-high resolution solar footage. This time lapse shows that full run from two of SDO's instruments. The large orange sun is visible light captured by HMI. The smaller
"09.02.2017 18:02:56" Searching for Earth’s Trojan Asteroids Trojan asteroids are common at the L4 and L5 Lagrange points of other planets, leading or following the planet in its orbit. But detecting our own Trojan asteroids from Earth is difficult since they appear close to the sun from our perspective. In
"01.02.2017 15:46:57" NASA Referees Test of Footballs vs. Webb Telescope While two football teams will be put to the test at Super Bowl LI in Houston, engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are testing the most powerful space telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope. To demonstrate
"30.01.2017 16:18:23" NASAs Fermi Finds the Farthest Blazars NASAs Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes. Light from the most distant object began its journey to us when the universe was 1.4
"30.01.2017 15:59:55" Fermi Sees Gamma Rays from Far Side Solar Flares An international science team says NASAs Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has observed high-energy light from solar eruptions located on the far side of the sun, which should block direct light from these events. This apparent paradox is providing solar
"25.01.2017 18:24:47" NASA Uses CATS to Study Air Pollution NASA is measuring air pollution with a laser called CATS, the Cloud Aerosol Transport System. Mounted on the International Space Station about 249 miles above Earth, CATS makes observations about the transport of aerosols by looking through vertical
"24.01.2017 18:34:51" NASA Partners with Jane Goodall Institute to Protect Chimpanzees Data from Landsat satellites, a joint mission of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, have been critical to helping the Jane Goodall Institute in their work to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. In this video, Goodall and JGI scientist Lilian Pintea
"18.01.2017 16:13:20" How NASA Scientists Measure Global Temperatures Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NASA scientists analyze data from 6300 weather
"18.01.2017 15:30:45" NASA's Analysis of 2016 Global Temperature 2016 was the hottest year on record, continuing a decades-long warming trend. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) analyzed measurements from 6,300 locations and found that Earth’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0
"12.01.2017 20:29:26" NASA to Explore Volcanoes, Coral Reefs, and Snowpacks 2016 was a big year for NASA’s field campaigns studying our changing planet, and 2017 will be just as exciting. New Earth science missions include HyspIRI, which will collect data on coral reef health and volcanic gas emissions; PACE, which will monitor
"30.12.2016 16:09:55" Hubble: Humanity's Quest for Knowledge Launched on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided more than a million observations, advancing studies of the solar system, nebulae, exoplanets, stars, black holes, galaxies, dark matter, and dark energy. The culmination of decades of
"29.12.2016 20:29:57" NASA Goddard’s 2016 Mixtape NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is home to the nation's largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the
"29.12.2016 18:50:51" Goddard: NASA's Top-Ranked Center Workplace for 2016 In December 2016, NASA was named the “Best Place to Work” among large agencies in the federal government for the fifth year in a row. The agency's Goddard Space Flight Center ranked No. 1 within NASA (No. 10 among 305 overall agency subcomponents across
"22.12.2016 20:04:01" NASA| Moon Phases 2017 – Southern Hemisphere - 4K This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2017, as viewed from the southern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar
"22.12.2016 20:03:33" NASA| Moon Phases 2017 – Northern Hemisphere – 4K This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2017, as viewed from the northern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar
"15.12.2016 17:56:15" Cold Neptunes: An Exoplanet Sweet Spot? A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms of planetary systems. The study provides the first
"15.12.2016 15:09:13" NASA Named Best Place to Work; Goddard No. 1 within Agency NASA has been named the “Best Place to Work” among large agencies in the federal government for the fifth year in a row, and the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center ranked No. 1 within NASA (No. 10 among 305 overall agency subcomponents across the
"14.12.2016 17:07:15" Tracing the 2017 Solar Eclipse When depicting an eclipse path, data visualizers have usually chosen to represent the moon's shadow as an oval. By bringing in a variety of NASA data sets, visualizer Ernie Wright has created a new and more accurate representation of the eclipse.
"13.12.2016 16:56:15" Following Carbon Dioxide Through the Atmosphere Carbon dioxide plays a significant role in trapping heat in Earth's atmosphere. The gas is released from human activities like burning fossil fuels, and the concentration of carbon dioxide moves and changes through the seasons.
Using observations from
"12.12.2016 23:59:05" Tracking Ocean Heat With Magnetic Fields As Earth warms, much of the extra heat is stored in the planet’s ocean – but monitoring the magnitude of that heat content is a difficult task.
A surprising feature of the tides could help, however. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in
"12.12.2016 23:58:26" Ocean Tides and Magnetic Fields Seawater is an electrical conductor, and therefore interacts with Earths magnetic field. As the tides cycle around the ocean basins, the ocean water essentially tries to pull the geomagnetic field lines along.
Because the salty water is a good, but not
"12.12.2016 19:28:24" Landsat's Global View of Ice Velocity Ice from glaciers constantly flows into the ocean, but the speed the ice moves at changes. Landsat 8 provides near-real-time mapping of ice speed in nearly all the world’s frozen regions. Information like ice speed helps scientists study our home planet
"07.12.2016 14:58:29" OSIRIS-REx Tech – Taking Pictures of an Asteroid NASA is sending the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to explore near-Earth asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich body that may contain clues to the origins of life. When OSIRIS-REx arrives at Bennu in 2018, it will spend over a year orbiting the asteroid and studying it
"18.11.2016 18:32:40" IceBridge Flies 300 Hours of Antarctic Science Flights Flying low over the Earth’s southernmost continent, Operation IceBridge is wrapping up its eighth consecutive field season of mapping the ice sheet and glaciers of Antarctica, as well as the surrounding sea ice. With more than 300 hours logged in the air
"16.11.2016 18:00:51" Climate Resilience Researchers and city officials from two of the world’s major metropolises, New York City and Rio de Janeiro, are coming together to share their insights and solutions against specific climate risks afflicting both their cities— sea level rise, increased
"14.11.2016 19:35:48" Warm Winter Cyclone Damaged Arctic Sea Ice Pack A large cyclone that crossed the Arctic in December 2015 brought so much heat and humidity to this otherwise frigid environment that it thinned and shrunk the sea ice cover during a time when the ice should have been growing.
"09.11.2016 17:56:04" Showstopper Nov. 14 Supermoon is the Closest Moon to Earth since 1948 The moon is a familiar sight, but the days leading up to Monday, Nov. 14, promise a spectacular supermoon show. When a full moon makes its closest pass to Earth in its orbit it appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, making it a
"07.11.2016 19:02:03" Small Sats are the Next Big Thing NASA is about to launch six new next-generation Earth-observing small satellites — some as small as a loaf of bread. These tiny spacecraft are helping to foster creative and cost-effective approaches to studying our planet. For more on NASA’s small
"04.11.2016 16:09:31" MMS Breaks World Record MMS now holds the Guinness World Record for highest altitude GPS fix – 43,500 miles above Earth’s surface.
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein, producer
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"02.11.2016 11:54:25" Top Ten Facts about the James Webb Space Telescope The James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest telescope ever sent into space. It is the result of efforts from NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency and will peer to the edges of the visible universe. This video highlights
"02.11.2016 11:53:20" Webb Telescope Milestone: Completion of Telescope Element Thousands of people, for almost two decades, accomplished the construction of the telescope element of the largest space telescope ever created. The optical and science segment of the James Webb Space Telescope stands complete in one of the largest
"28.10.2016 19:13:33" Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing Arctic sea ice has not only been shrinking in surface area in recent years, it’s becoming younger and thinner as well. In this animation, where the ice cover almost looks gelatinous as it pulses through the seasons, cryospheric scientist Dr. Walt Meier of
"27.10.2016 19:26:37" NASA's Kepler, Swift Missions Harvest ‘Pumpkin’ Stars Astronomers using observations from NASA's Kepler and Swift missions have discovered a group of rapidly spinning stars that produce X-rays at more than 100 times the peak levels ever seen from the sun. The stars, which spin so fast they've been squashed
"25.10.2016 18:08:33" 2016 Antarctic Ozone Hole Meets Scientist Expectations The hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to about 8.9 million square miles in 2016 before starting to recover, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who
"25.10.2016 15:06:29" 3D 4k for STEREO's 10th Anniversary This 3-D video can be seen with red and cyan 3-D paper glasses.
Launched ten years ago, on Oct. 25, 2006, the twin spacecraft of NASA’s STEREO mission – short for Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory – have given us unprecedented views of the
"25.10.2016 14:31:49" STEREO Mission Turns 10 Launched ten years ago, on Oct. 25, 2006, the twin spacecraft of NASA’s STEREO mission – short for Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory – have given us unprecedented views of the sun, including the first-ever simultaneous view of the entire star at
"20.10.2016 15:23:42" GOES-R-- Americas New Weather Satellite The new generation GOES-R satellites will carry significant improvements and technology innovation on board. GOES-R will be able to deliver a full globe scan in only 5 minutes, compared to the 25 minutes needed for the same task with the current GOES
"09.10.2016 16:09:26" Titan Tours NASA Goddard interns take you on a fanciful futuristic tour of Saturn's moon - Titan.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Connor Nixon
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"08.10.2016 17:22:24" NASA Satellite Captures 3-D View of Hurricane Matthew NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Missions' GPM core satellite captured Hurricane Matthew in 3-D as it made landfall on Haiti and as it traveled up to the Florida coast.
The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM flew directly over the storm
"07.10.2016 11:47:54" NASA's 3D view shows Hurricane Matthew's intensity Scientists use satellite data to peer into the massive storm – learning how and why it changed throughout its course.
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"04.10.2016 17:09:40" Javier Colon & Matt Cusson: The Moon and More (NASA Collaboration) "The Moon and More" is a music video starring musicians Javier Colon (Season 1 winner of NBC's "The Voice"), and Matt Cusson in collaboration with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission.
"03.10.2016 13:07:01" Javier Colon & Matt Cusson: The Moon and More (NASA Collaboration) "The Moon and More" is a music video starring musicians Javier Colon (Season 1 winner of NBC's "The Voice"), and Matt Cusson in collaboration with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission.
"29.09.2016 16:58:27" NASA’s Fermi Finds Record-breaking Binary Star Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed
"28.09.2016 16:25:02" NASA Explores High-Energy Rainfall in the Atmosphere Our planet is nestled in the center of two doughnut-shaped regions of powerful, dynamic radiation: the Van Allen belts, where high-energy particles are trapped by Earth’s magnetic field. Depending on incoming radiation from the sun, they can gain
"26.09.2016 18:01:06" Hubble Directly Images Possible Plumes on Europa NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took direct ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter.
Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on three of the images. This adds another piece of supporting
"26.09.2016 13:33:44" Javier Colon/Matt Cusson - NASA Project Promo On October 3, 2016 - NASA launches a music video with Javier Colon (season 1 winner of "The Voice"), musician Matt Cusson and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Mission. 'The Moon and More,' coming soon!
"23.09.2016 17:19:18" Sounding Rocket Solves One Cosmic Mystery, Reveals Another Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/2cz0Kty
In the last century, humans realized that space is filled with types of light we can’t see – from infrared signals released by hot stars and galaxies, to the cosmic microwave background that comes from every corner
"20.09.2016 14:19:27" WFIRST: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe—Updated 4k version WFIRST, the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope, is a NASA observatory designed to settle essential questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics. The telescope has a primary mirror that is 2.4 meters in diameter (7.9
"19.09.2016 14:04:06" Javier Colon - NASA Project (Teaser) The season 1 winner of NBC's "The Voice," Javier Colon, and fellow musician Matt Cusson team up with NASA. More details coming soon!
"19.09.2016 14:03:37" Matt Cusson - NASA Project (Teaser) The season 1 winner of NBC's "The Voice," Javier Colon, and fellow musician Matt Cusson team up with NASA. More details coming soon!
"09.09.2016 20:28:22" ATom Postcard - Punta Arenas to Ascension Island Atmospheric scientist Róisín Commane and Principal Investigator Steven Wofsy both of Harvard University sent back a video postcard from the Atlantic legs of the Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, mission. The science team left Christchurch, New Zealand, and
"09.09.2016 19:24:39" Rocket-Lovers Watch OSIRIS-REx Launch OSIRIS-REx launched Thursday, September 8 at 7:05PM on an Atlas V rocket on a journey to study asteroid Bennu and return a sample to Earth. Thousands of visitors watched the launch, some of whom were part of a NASA Social event.
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"09.09.2016 19:05:23" ATom Postcard - Azore Islands to Kangerlussuaq Atmospheric scientists Bernadett Weinzierl of the University of Vienna, Paul Newman of Goddard Space Flight Center, and Róisín Commane of Harvard University sent back a video postcard from the last three legs of the Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom
"09.09.2016 13:28:00" 2016 Planetary Science Winter School Brook Lakew, the Associate Director of Planning and R&D at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has lead a variety of successful missions for NASA. But proposals are often rejected for failing to meet science, technical and cost requirements, a lesson
"07.09.2016 13:58:17" Journey to Bennu Trailer NASAs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on a mission to explore asteroid Bennu and return a sample to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx launch window opens on September 8, 2016, when the spacecraft begins its two-year journey to Bennu aboard an Atlas V rocket at Cape
"06.09.2016 13:56:53" To Bennu and Back NASA's latest New Frontiers mission, OSIRIS-REx, will venture to a near-Earth asteroid to discover clues about the unique resources asteroids hold, processes that affect asteroids' orbital paths and their potential for impacting Earth, and the origins of
"02.09.2016 17:59:56" SDO Witnesses A Double Eclipse Early in the morning of September, 1, 2016, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon passing in front of the sun.
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space flight Center/SDO/Joy Ng
"01.09.2016 17:56:47" Young Cryovolcano on Ceres Analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission reveals that dwarf planet Ceres hosts an unexpectedly young cryovolcano that formed with the past billion years.
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"01.09.2016 16:35:47" ATom Mission interview clips — Jack Dibbs Flying into "clean" air during #EarthExpedition ATom mission, Jack Dibbs of the University of New Hampshire explains what he expects to find on his aerosol filters as they travel to the remotest parts of the atmosphere. The ATom mission aboard NASA’s DC-8
"01.09.2016 16:32:06" ATom Mission interview clips — Tom Ryerson A flat line of data may not look interesting, but Tom Ryerson of NOAA with the #EarthExpedition ATom mission explains how it could reveal how tropospheric ozone is removed from the atmosphere. The ATom mission aboard NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory is
"01.09.2016 16:27:16" ATom Mission interview clips — Róisín Commane To measure the background atmosphere you need a sensitive instrument. Róisín Commane of Harvard University with the #EarthExpedition ATom mission explains how her instrument uses lasers to detect greenhouse gases. The ATom mission aboard NASA's DC-8
"01.09.2016 16:21:30" ATom Mission interview clips — Donald Blake Snakes on a NASA plane! No, not that kind of snake. Donald Blake from the University of California Irvine with the #EarthExpedition ATom mission explains why "snakes" are part of the Whole Air Sampler from behind the scenes on the DC-8 aircraft. The ATom
"01.09.2016 16:10:23" Snapshots from the Edge of the Sun For the first time, using NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, scientists have imaged the edge of the sun and described that transition – from which the solar wind blows. Defining the details of this boundary helps us learn more
"30.08.2016 15:16:24" Introducing GLOBE Observer GLOBE Observer invites you to make environmental observations that complement NASA satellite observations to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment. Version 1.1 includes GLOBE Clouds, which allows you to photograph clouds and record sky
"26.08.2016 21:24:34" Alaska’s Bubbling Lakes Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles, in a steady stream. Many lakes in the boreal regions of Alaska are emitting methane, the product of decomposing organic matter left over from the Ice Age.
Thawing permafrost has caused areas of land to slump and fill
"26.08.2016 17:54:47" Women of Goddard - Awareness to Action The Equal Opportunity Program Office and the Women of Goddard Advisory Committee, or WAC, are launching a year-long campaign for fiscal year 2017.
The initiative has several goals including providing awareness and visibility to Goddard's equity,
"19.08.2016 18:46:10" NASA Measuring Sea Ice at the Peak of Melt The Arctic sea ice pack is nearing its annual minimum extent, which is projected to be one of the lowest since satellite observations began.
Using satellite data and airborne observations, NASA researchers are monitoring the ever-changing ice, and
"17.08.2016 18:41:26" ATom Postcard - Samoa to New Zealand Principal Investigator Steven Wofsy of Harvard University and atmospheric scientist Paul Newman of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center sent back a video postcard of the second two legs of the Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom mission. They and the science
"15.08.2016 14:31:39" Supercharging the Radiation Belts On March 17, 2015, an interplanetary shock – a shockwave created by the driving force of a coronal mass ejection, or CME, from the sun – struck the outermost radiation belt, triggering the greatest geomagnetic storm of the preceding decade. NASA's Van
"12.08.2016 18:07:45" NASA Goddard Intern Profile - Maddy Lambert Every year, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. recruits hundreds of interns to spend the summer working on revolutionary missions featuring state-of-the-art technology. Maddy Lambert is a student majoring in physics at the University of
"11.08.2016 17:33:56" OSIRIS-REx Tech: Mapping an Asteroid with Lasers The OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) will provide a three-dimenional map of asteroid Bennu’s shape, which will allow scientists to understand the context of the asteroid’s geography and the sample location. OLA is provided by the Canadian Space Agency in
"11.08.2016 14:00:01" ATom Postcard - Palmdale to Kona Principal Investigator Steven Wofsy of Harvard University and atmospheric scientist Paul Newman of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center sent back a video postcard of the first two legs of the Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom mission. The science team first
"05.08.2016 18:59:42" New NASA Mission Will Set the PACE for Advanced Studies of Earth’s Changing Climate Explanation: Over the past century, humans have accelerated the use of natural resources such as fossil fuels, old growth forests and groundwater. This has warmed the ocean and atmosphere, changed their chemistry and caused extra runoff from land. From
"05.08.2016 18:59:14" Where can you #SpotHubble? Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has sent back mind-blowing images that not only changed our understanding of our universe, but also changed where we see glimpses of our universe in everyday life.
Hubble is more than a science
"01.08.2016 14:41:28" Lugares de la Luna — Rima Prinz y Vera Datos captados por el Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter fueron usados para crear esta visualización del canal Rima Prinz y la depresión volcánica Vera en la Luna. Este vídeo fue narrado por Patricia Flores, becaria en NASA Goddard. Para más información, visita
"01.08.2016 14:06:28" Moon Features - Rima Prinz and Vera Data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was used to create this visualization of the Rima Prinz channel and Vera volcanic depression on the Moon. This video was narrated by NASA Goddard planetary geologist Debra Hurwitz Needham.
"29.07.2016 09:30:01" NASA Sees Intense Fires around the World This year’s wildfire season is off to a blazing start. The United States had an early start to the season, with more than 29,000 wildfires burning more than 2.6 million acres of land. The driest season in 14 years has left the southern Amazon primed for
"26.07.2016 18:27:56" SDO Sees Trio of Mid-Level Flares The sun emitted three mid-level solar flares on July 22 and 23, 2016, the strongest peaking at 1:16 am EDT on July 23. The sun is currently in a period of low activity, moving toward whats called solar minimum when there are few to no solar eruptions – so
"25.07.2016 13:41:56" OSIRIS-REx Tech – Surveying an Asteroid with Light NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on a mission explore to near-Earth asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich body that may contain clues to the origins of life. OSIRIS-REx is equipped with a suite of technologies designed to map and study Bennu in unprecedented
"21.07.2016 14:52:31" Can You #SpotHubble? Hubble is more than a science spacecraft; it’s a cultural phenomenon! Visit nasa.gov/hubble for more information on how you can share your images of Hubble in everyday life on social media with the hashtag #SpotHubble.
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"21.07.2016 13:56:51" Hubble Explores the Final Frontier In celebration of Star Trek's new movie and 50th anniversary, the Hubble Space Telescope is sharing its newest Frontier Field image, which uses a clever trick from nature to boldly observe what no telescope has observed before.
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"20.07.2016 17:05:22" Hubble Makes First Measurements of Earth-Sized Exoplanet Atmospheres On May 4th, 2016, the Hubble Space Telescope made the first spectroscopic measurements of two of the three known Earth-sized exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system just 40 light-years away.
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"20.07.2016 16:41:09" One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's EPIC camera on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1,
"20.07.2016 15:50:14" PACE Mission to Study Ocean Health Rising global temperatures are affecting our oceans in ways we have not yet fully explored. NASA’s PACE mission will use an ocean color imager to track phytoplankton communities over time, as well as monitor the health of our oceans and their relationship
"19.07.2016 16:15:07" NASA Sees Temperatures Rise and Sea Ice Shrink - Climate Trends 2016 Two key climate change indicators have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data. Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month
"11.07.2016 18:57:05" OSIRIS-REx Tech - Surveying an Asteroid with X-rays NASAs OSIRIS-REx mission launches in September 2016 and plans to return a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth in 2023. This video profiles a student-built instrument aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft called REXIS - the Regolith X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer.
"08.07.2016 16:04:00" Permanent Shadows on Ceres Permanently shadowed regions capable of accumulating surface ice were identified in the northern hemisphere of Ceres using images taken by NASA’s Dawn mission combined with sophisticated computer modeling of illumination.
"06.07.2016 17:23:47" Hitomi Measures Perseus Galaxy Cluster's X-ray Winds Measurements of unprecedented detail returned by Japan's Hitomi satellite have allowed scientists to track the motion of X-ray-emitting gas at the heart of the Perseus cluster of galaxies for the first time. The results showcase the long-awaited premiere
"29.06.2016 20:34:00" Exploring Jupiter's Magnetic Field NASA is sending the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, to peer beneath its cloudy surface and explore the giant planet's structure and magnetic field. Juno's twin magnetometers, built at Goddard Space Flight Center, will give scientists their first look within
"29.06.2016 13:51:11" Distinguished Service Medal: Piers Sellers Colleen Hartman, director of science and exploration at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, nominated Goddard scientist, former astronaut and climate champion Piers Sellers for NASA's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal.
"22.06.2016 17:25:35" Extreme Rainfall Facebook Live Teaser Ever wonder where in the world we get the most extreme rainfall (and how we know)? Or if climate change is going to cause more frequent and intense hurricanes?
This Thursday, join NASA scientists for a live discussion of how we study extreme weather
"22.06.2016 17:20:20" X-ray Echoes Map a Black Hole’s Disk Some 3.9 billion years ago in the heart of a distant galaxy, the tidal pull of a monster black hole shredded a star that wandered too close. X-rays produced in this event first reached Earth on March 28, 2011, when they were detected by NASA's Swift
"20.06.2016 13:20:28" Electric Wind of Venus Venus has an "electric wind" strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere. This action may have played a significant role in stripping Earth's twin planet of its oceans, according to new research results from the European
"10.06.2016 18:59:43" Solar Storms May Have Been Key to Life on Earth (short) Our sun's adolescence was cooler than today, but stormy—and new evidence shows that these tempests may have been just the key to seeding life as we know it on Earth.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Joy Ng
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"08.06.2016 17:29:59" NASA Goddard Summer Interns First Day 2016 Hundreds of students from across the country started their summer internships at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md in June 2016. The interns will experience a wide range of projects across Earth science, heliophysics, astrophysics,
"07.06.2016 19:44:39" NASA Goddard Summer Interns First Day 2016 Hundreds of students from across the country started their summer internships at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md in June 2016. The interns will experience a wide range of projects across Earth science, heliophysics, astrophysics,
"07.06.2016 13:37:13" LISA Pathfinder’s Stunning Success LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting gravitational waves. These tiny ripples in the fabric of
"06.06.2016 20:01:41" Webb Telescope ISIM Instrument Installation Timelapse Time lapse video of two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installing the package of science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope into the telescope structure.
These science instruments are known as the Integrated Science Instrument
"06.06.2016 19:47:33" NOAA Team Helps NASA’s Operation IceBridge Tackle Arctic Spring NASA’s Operation IceBridge has returned from its spring campaign measuring changes in the Greenland ice sheet and in sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Flying for the first time on board a borrowed NOAA P-3 aircraft, the airborne mission accomplished many of
"02.06.2016 14:04:52" NASA Studies Details of a Greening Arctic NASA scientists used almost 30 years of data from the NASA/U.S. Geological Survey Landsat satellites to track changes in vegetation in Alaska and Canada. Of the more than 4 million square miles, 30 percent had increases in vegetation (greening) while only
"01.06.2016 14:04:18" 2016 Mercury Transit in 4K Around 13 times per century, Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. Mercury orbits in a plane that is tilted from Earth's orbit, moving above or below our line of sight to the sun.
"27.05.2016 18:00:00" Ten-Year Gap in Major Hurricanes Continues Could the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season break the 10-year “hurricane drought” record?
It has been a decade since the last major hurricane, Category 3 or higher, made landfall in the United States. This is the longest period of
"25.05.2016 19:10:04" Hurricane Forecasts Rely on Modeling the Past Improving hurricane forecasts means testing historical storms with today's sophisticated models and supercomputers. NASA and NOAA work together in gathering ground and satellite observations, as well as experimenting with research forecast models. As a
"25.05.2016 17:17:55" Interconnected: The Science of NAAMES Most people wouldn’t expect microscopic life forms in the ocean to have much to do with Earth’s atmosphere. It turns out that their influence is profound, which is why an extraordinary team of scientists has taken to the sea and the air for a novel
"23.05.2016 15:00:14" The Faint Young Star Paradox: Solar Storms May Have Been Key to Life on Earth Our suns adolescence was stormy—and new evidence shows that these tempests may have been just the key to seeding life as we know it on Earth.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/Genna Duberstein
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"20.05.2016 18:28:21" NASA’s Global Tour of Precipitation in Ultra HD (4K) Precipitation (falling rain and snow) is our fresh water reservoir in the sky and is fundamental to life on Earth. This video shows the most detailed and worldwide view of rain and snowfall ever created and uses satellite measurements from the Global
"19.05.2016 18:05:38" Hubble’s New View of Mars and Planets The Hubble Space Telescope is more well known for its picturesque views of nebulae and galaxies, but it's also useful for studying our own planets, including Mars.
Hubble imaged Mars on May 12, 2016 - ten days before Mars would be on the exact opposite
"18.05.2016 19:05:32" Mighty Hercules Bears the Marks of Many Campaigns A NASA airborne science campaign is all about what you can learn about our planet from the air — and that requires a durable and versatile airplane and a great crew to fly it. Meet one of NASA’s C-130 Hercules aircraft, currently flying above the Atlantic
"18.05.2016 17:46:09" NASA Launches Super-Pressure Balloon NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, (7:35 p.m. EDT Monday, May 16) on a potentially record-breaking, around-the-world test flight.
The balloon flies at an altitude of
"13.05.2016 18:50:12" Satellites are Helping to Feed Tired and Hungry Birds This spring, migrating shorebirds came across roughly 7000 acres of temporary wetland habitat to feed on during their stopover in California’s Central Valley.
The BirdReturns program, created by The Nature Conservancy of California, is an effort to
"13.05.2016 15:59:05" Life of the Monsoon The monsoon is a seasonal rain and wind pattern that occurs over South Asia (among other places). Through NASA satellites and models we can see the monsoon patterns like never before. Monsoon rains provide important reservoirs of water that sustain human
"13.05.2016 14:01:55" Monsoons: Wet, Dry, Repeat... he monsoon is a seasonal rain and wind pattern that occurs over South Asia (among other places). Through NASA satellites and models we can see the monsoon patterns like never before. Monsoon rains provide important reservoirs of water that sustain human
"12.05.2016 18:35:18" NASA Tracks Volcanic Ash With Satellites Volcano eruptions can wreak havoc on airplanes that fly through the clouds of ash and sulfur dioxide. The ash, in particular, can destroy a jet engine and even cause it to fail mid-flight. However, it can be difficult to detect the ash clouds, because
"12.05.2016 18:14:24" NASA's MMS Captures Magnetic Reconnection in Action Like sending sensors up into a hurricane, NASA has flown four spacecraft through an invisible maelstrom in space, called magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection is one of the prime drivers of space radiation and so it is a key factor in the quest to
"10.05.2016 00:13:30" NASA's SDO Captures Mercury Transit Time-lapse Less than once per decade, Mercury passes between the Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9th, between roughly 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT.
The images in this video are
"09.05.2016 18:04:57" Alex Young Mercury Transit Live Shot from NASA Goddard From an Earth-based perspective, Mercury passes between our planet and the sun only about 13 times a century. May 9, 2016, will be the last opportunity to see the event, known as a transit, until 2019.
In this video Dr. Alex Young, of NASA's Goddard
"06.05.2016 13:42:36" Webb Telescope Mirror Rollover Timelapse In this rare timelapse video see inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland as the James Webb Space Telescope team lifts and turns the telescope for the first time. With glimmering gold surfaces, the
"04.05.2016 19:54:32" Time-Lapse Tilting of Webb Telescope's Primary Mirror The 18-segment primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was raised into vertical alignment in the largest clean room at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on May 4, 2016.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the
"02.05.2016 18:46:52" Dr. Piers Sellers visits Thule Former astronaut and climate scientist Dr. Piers Sellers visits Thule, Greenland, one of the home bases for Operation IceBridge’s spring Arctic campaign. IceBridge is a 10-year airborne science mission measuring polar ice with a range of instruments
"29.04.2016 13:14:45" NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission The OSIRIS-REx mission, launching in September 2016, plans to return a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth in 2023 so that scientists can study pristine material left over from the early solar system. Dante Lauretta, Principal Investigator for OSIRIS-REx,
"28.04.2016 15:55:14" NASA’s Fermi Links Ghost Particle to Galaxy Nearly 10 billion years ago, the black hole at the center of a distant galaxy produced a powerful outburst, and light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other space- and
"26.04.2016 17:00:05" NASA's Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a moon orbiting dwarf planet Makemake -- the third largest known object past the orbit of Neptune, about two thirds the size of Pluto. Further observations of this moon may allow astronomers to
"26.04.2016 15:44:23" Rising CO2 Levels Greening Earth From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25. The
"26.04.2016 15:37:57" NASA’s 4K View of April 17 Solar Flare On April 17, 2016, an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare, captured here by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. This solar flare caused moderate radio blackouts, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center.
"21.04.2016 16:00:47" Korea U.S. (KORUS) Air Quality Campaign Teaser We’re about to get a close-up view of air quality over South Korea using airplanes, ships, and stations on the ground.
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"14.04.2016 20:11:57" NASA's Hubble Memorable Moments: Comet Impact In July 1994, the Hubble Space Telescope was poised to use its newly fixed optics to observe one of the most impressive astronomical events of the century - the 21 fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting Jupiter. But these observations almost didn't
"13.04.2016 15:54:10" Martian Atmosphere Loss Explained by NASA Scientists have long suspected the solar wind of stripping the Martian atmosphere into space, a process that may have turned Mars from a blue world early in its history into the red planet that we see today. In 2014, NASA's MAVEN orbiter arrived at Mars
"04.04.2016 17:13:07" How El Niño Impacts Marine Plant Life El Niño years can have a big impact on the littlest plants in the ocean, and NASA scientists are studying the relationship between the two. Ocean color maps, based on a month's worth of satellite data, show El Niño's impact on phytoplankton.
In El Niño
"31.03.2016 18:00:02" Why Do Raindrop Sizes Matter In Storms? For more information:
Not all raindrops are created equal. The size of falling raindrops depends on several factors, including where the
"29.03.2016 14:46:30" Webb's Heart Endures its Last Cryogenic Test Before Installation Into the Telescope Engineers lift the James Webb Space Telescopes cameras and spectrographs out of the Space Environment Simulator at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. These vital parts of the Webb Space Telescope endured their last super-cold test
"28.03.2016 19:01:10" Record Low Arctic Sea Ice Maximum - 2016 Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA. This short animation shows the Arctic sea ice freeze cycle from the last
"23.03.2016 15:57:43" NASA Earth Expeditions: An Animated Tour NASA takes you on a world tour with this animation as we kick off major new field campaigns to study regions of critical change from land, sea and air.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Jefferson Beck
"21.03.2016 16:34:07" Mars Gravity Map A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet. Satellites always orbit a planet’s center of mass, but can be pulled slightly off course by
"18.03.2016 17:26:28" GLOBE Science Fair 2016 Students from West Virginia to New Hampshire showed off their scientific research as part of the GLOBE program in a science fair held Friday, March 11, 2016 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
GLOBE - the Global Learning and
"14.03.2016 12:26:01" Student Scientists: Building REXIS College students in Boston are getting the chance to help NASA explore an asteroid. These student scientists have built an instrument called REXIS, which will fly on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that is scheduled to launch later in 2016. This video puts a
"09.03.2016 18:00:36" Tracking California Rains During El Niño This winter, areas across the globe experienced a shift in rain patterns due to the natural weather phenomenon known as El Niño. New NASA visualizations of rainfall data show the various changes to California.
According to the National Oceanic and
"03.03.2016 15:13:01" NASA | 2016 Eclipse Science Opportunities Solar scientists Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy, Nelson Reginal, Eric Christian, and Sarah Jaeggli discuss the 2016 eclipse and how it is great preparation for the 2017 eclipse.
As the moon slowly covers the face of the sun on the morning of March 9, 2016, in
"03.03.2016 15:12:38" NASA | 2016 Science - Seeing the Inner Corona Scientists Nelson Reginald and Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy describe the experiment they will do during the 2016 eclipse in Indonesia.
As the moon slowly covers the face of the sun on the morning of March 9, 2016, in Indonesia, team of NASA scientists will be
"29.02.2016 19:31:24" NASA | GPM Analyzes Powerful Tropical Cyclone Winston over Fiji The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed directly over Tropical Cyclone Winston on Feb. 20 just after it made landfall on the north coast of Viti Levu Island, which is the largest and most populated island in the nation
"25.02.2016 19:56:18" NASA, Partner Space Agencies Measure Forests In Gabon NASA researchers have their boots on the ground and wings in the skies in Gabon, on Africa's west coast, for a comprehensive survey of the carbon storage of tropical forests. Partnering together with the European Space Agency, the German space agency
"24.02.2016 19:33:28" NASA | Scientists Link Faraway Fires To High Ozone Levels In Pacific NASA-funded scientists have traced the origins of mysterious pockets of high ozone concentrations and low water vapor in the air above the western Pacific Ocean near Guam to fires burning in Southeast Asia and in Africa, half a world away.
"18.02.2016 16:03:00" WFIRST: The Best of Both Worlds NASA officially is beginning work on an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe -- the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
With a view 100 times bigger than that of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, WFIRST will
"12.02.2016 14:38:32" SDO: Year 6 Ultra-HD The sun is always changing and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is always watching. Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, SDO keeps a 24-hour eye on the entire disk of the sun, with a prime view of the graceful dance of solar material coursing through the sun'
"29.01.2016 18:58:17" NASA | OLYMPEX Successfully Grabs the Rains NASA finishes campaign to study extreme rain, snow and winds of the Olympic National Forest. Scientists Walt Petersen of NASA Marshall and Robert Houze of the University of Washington narrate this inside look at the Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMP
"29.01.2016 17:41:37" Understanding the Magnetic Sun NASA GSFC solar scientist Holly Gilbert explains a computer model of the sun’s magnetic field.
Grasping what drives that magnetic system is crucial for understanding the nature of space throughout the solar system: The sun's invisible magnetic field
"27.01.2016 17:09:33" NASA | Making Science Fun For Kids Through Comics For more information: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/making-science-fun-for-kids-through-comics
To get young students reading about science, NASA is trying something different. Instead of a press release or a scientific paper, the Global P
"22.01.2016 19:43:39" NASA | Supercomputer Model Shows the Flow of #Blizzard2016 A NASA Center for Climate Simulation supercomputer model that shows the flow of #Blizzard2016 thru Sunday, January 24, 2015.
Learn more here: http://go.nasa.gov/1WBm547
"07.01.2016 19:22:29" NASA | Best-Ever View of the High-Energy Gamma-ray Sky - 4K This image, constructed from more than six years of observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, is the first to show how the entire sky appears at energies between 50 billion (GeV) and 2 trillion electron volts (TeV).
A diffuse glow fill
"07.01.2016 19:13:25" NASA | Fermi Sharpens its High-Energy View - 4K Major improvements to methods used to process observations from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have yielded an expanded, higher-quality set of data that allows astronomers to produce the most detailed census of the sky yet made at extreme ene
"04.01.2016 16:20:16" NASA | GPM: One Year of Storms A look back at the snowstorms, tropical storms, typhoons, hurricanes and floods captured and analyzed by the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission from around the globe during 2015.
The complete list of storms by date and location are as
"25.12.2015 18:40:18" NASA | LRO Observes the 2015 Christmastime Full Moon If you have clear skies tonight, look up at the rare Christmastime full moon. Right now NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is orbiting our moon, and has been since its launch in 2009.
It sends back high-resolution images of the moon's surface, map
"23.12.2015 23:24:55" NASA | Observing the 2015 Christmastime Full Moon This year is a rare Christmastime full moon. When you look up at the moon, remember that NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting our moon since its launch in 2009. It's sending back high-resolution images of the moon's surface, maps of
"15.12.2015 18:00:00" NASA | Blazar Bonanza A long time ago in a galaxy half the universe away, a flood of high-energy gamma rays began its journey to Earth. When they arrived in April, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope caught the outburst, which helped two ground-based gamma-ray observat
"14.12.2015 20:15:57" NASA | Observing the 2015 El Niño People the world over are feeling, or soon will feel, the effects of the strongest El Niño event since 1997-98, currently unfolding in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. New satellite observations are beginning to show scientists its impact on the
"14.12.2015 18:23:19" NASA | Human Fingerprint on Global Air Quality Using new, high-resolution global satellite maps of air quality indicators, NASA scientists tracked air pollution trends over the last decade in various regions and 195 cities around the globe. The United States, Europe and Japan have improved air qu
"14.12.2015 17:00:05" NASA | EPIC Observations Pouring In It’s a fresh view of Earth. Less than a year after its launch on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), NASA’s onboard camera is taking images of the entire sunlit side of Earth every two hours.
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"11.12.2015 17:04:14" NASA | Moon Phases 2016, Southern Hemisphere - 4K This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2016, as viewed from the southern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour.
In addition, this visualization shows the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and s
"11.12.2015 16:59:55" NASA | Moon Phases 2016, Northern Hemisphere - 4K This 4K visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2016, as viewed from the northern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour.
In addition, this visualization shows the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and s
"11.12.2015 14:40:20" NASA | OLYMPEX Scientists in the Field: Joe Zagrodnik Joe Zagrodnik is a student at the University of Washington who is working with NASA scientists to measure the properties of rain and snow in the Olympic National Park.
From November 10 through December 21, NASA and university scientists are taking t
"10.12.2015 18:44:41" NASA | Laser Focus: The Receiver To see how the Transmitter works, go here https://youtu.be/yvZas1WBiWg
For more info: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-tests-icesat-2-s-laser-aim/
Opto-Mechanical Engineer Tyler Evans explains how the photons that bounce back from Earth are
"09.12.2015 14:30:00" NASA | OLYMPEX Scientists in the Field: Rachael Kroodsma Rachael Kroodsma is the instrument scientist for the CoSMIR on board NASA's DC-8 airborne laboratory as part of the OLYMPEX field campaign.
From November 10 through December 21, NASA and university scientists are taking to the field to study wet w
"03.12.2015 18:54:04" NASA | Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction. The full installation of all 18 mirror segments in Webb’s primary mirror is expected to
"01.12.2015 15:00:00" NASA | Highlights from SOHO's 20 Years in Space Dr. Joe Gurman of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center provides commentary on selected shots from SOHO's 20 years in space.
After 20 years in space, ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, is still going strong. Originally launched
"20.11.2015 20:43:46" NASA | Carbon in the Ocean Jeremy Werdell is studying how microscopic plankton in the oceans are responding to our changing climate. As a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, he knows that Earth's oceans and land cover have been doing us a favor. As people burn fo
"19.11.2015 19:40:07" NASA | Carbon All Around Us Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are driving changes in Earth’s climate. But scientists are still trying to answer important questions about how carbon dioxide emissions get absorbed by the land and the ocean — and how this could change
"18.11.2015 20:55:55" NASA | Lesley Ott: Carbon & Climate Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are driving changes in Earth’s climate. But scientists are still trying to answer important
questions about how carbon dioxide emissions get absorbed by the land and the ocean — and how this could change
"17.11.2015 14:00:00" NASA | Our Violent Universe Our universe is more than a serene landscape of stars--it is teeming with activity from some extremely violent events. In a presentation at the IMAX theatre at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. on September 30, scienti
"13.11.2015 20:00:02" NASA | Muppet Lola and NASA Engineers Promote Science Education in Latin America Lola, a Muppet from Plaza Sésamo, partnered with NASA engineers Sandra Cauffman (Goddard Space Flight Center) and Diana Trujillo (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) at an event with the Inter-American Development Bank to discuss early mathematics and science
"12.11.2015 19:00:00" NASA | Fermi Detects First Gamma-ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy Researchers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a galaxy other than our own. The object sets a new record for the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar known.
The pulsar lies in the outskirts of the T
"10.11.2015 21:07:10" NASA | Researchers Gear Up for OLYMPEX The Olympic Mountain Experiment, or OLYMPEX, is a NASA-led field campaign, which will take place on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State from November 2015 through February 2016. The goal of the campaign is to collect detailed atmospheric measur
"05.11.2015 18:45:06" NASA | Solar Wind Strips Martian Atmosphere Mars is a cold and barren desert today, but scientists think that in the ancient past it was warm and wet. The loss of the early Martian atmosphere may have led to this dramatic change, and one of the prime suspects is the solar wind. Unlike Earth, M
"01.11.2015 13:00:01" NASA | Synthesis: NASA Data Visualizations In Ultra-HD (4K) Our senses tell us about the natural world, but our senses cannot tell us everything. That’s why we use tools, and NASA develops some of the most sophisticated, most exciting tools of all. Designed to reveal aspects of the Earth, the Sun, The Moon, t
"01.11.2015 13:00:00" NASA | Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD (4K) It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy. In the ubiquity of solar output, Earth swims in an endless tide of particles. Every time half of the Earth faces the Sun, we experience the brightness of daytime, the Sun’s energy and light dr
"30.10.2015 17:00:01" NASA | Looking for the Shadows of New Worlds Astronomers have used many different methods to discover planets beyond the solar system, but the most successful by far is transit photometry, which measures changes in a star's brightness caused by a mini-eclipse. When a planet crosses in front of
"28.10.2015 15:00:02" NASA | Webb Space Telescope Integrated Science Instrument Module begins Final Cryogenic Test Engineers place the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope into the Space Environment Simulator, a giant thermal vacuum and cryogenic testing chamber, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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"28.10.2015 14:59:05" NASA | Brazil’s Extreme Drought Seen From Space For more information: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasas-grace-satellites-evaluate-drought-in-southeast-brazil
Empty water reservoirs, severe water rationing, and electrical blackouts are the new status quo in major cities across southeastern
"22.10.2015 14:44:39" NASA | Widely Used Coolants Contribute to Ozone Depletion According to a new NASA study, a class of widely used chemical coolants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), found in refrigerators and in home and automobile air conditioners, contributes to ozone depletion by a small but measurable amount, countering
"21.10.2015 17:00:01" Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart. In these events, called “tidal disruptions,” some of the stellar debris is
"14.10.2015 16:11:44" NASA | Tracking Agricultural Water Use From Space Water managers in 15 states across the U.S. use Metric technology to monitor and track agricultural water consumption. Nebraska has 23 natural resource districts and more than 10 major river basins, making this satellite-based technology a critical
"13.10.2015 17:00:00" NASA | Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD New imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is revealing details never before seen on Jupiter. High-resolution maps and spinning globes (rendered in the 4k Ultra HD format) are the first products to come from a program to study the solar system’s
"05.10.2015 21:46:28" NASA | Seeing Inside A Hurricane NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum explains how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission's Core observatory has an instrument that can see layer by layer through a storm.
In this visualization of data by NASAs Goddard's Space Flight Center, we see
"02.10.2015 16:58:10" LIVE: NASA Flying Parallel Science Campaigns at Both Poles For the first time in its seven years of flights, NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of changes in Earth’s polar ice, is conducting overlapping campaigns in Antarctica and the Arctic.
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"28.09.2015 20:54:49" NASA | IceBridge Flies High over Both Poles For the first time NASA’s Operation IceBridge is flying simultaneous missions over both the Arctic and Antarctic, on smaller, faster aircraft. These campaigns and aircraft represent both a unique opportunity for measuring polar ice, and something of
"27.09.2015 01:00:31" NASA | Explore at Goddard Day Over 20,000 visitors came to the Goddard Space Flight Center on Saturday, September 26 for the open house event Explore@NASAGoddard. The public had a chance to explore Goddard’s main areas of Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophys
"24.09.2015 18:18:24" NASA | Landsat Helps Feed the Birds Over the last century, California's Central Valley has lost 95% of the wetlands habitat, which is needed for the shorebirds while on their migration. The solution involves big data, binoculars and rice paddies. The Nature Conservancy of California h
"23.09.2015 19:00:00" NASA | Hubble Memorable Moments: Tinkertoy Solution The Hubble Space Telescope got off to a rocky start when shortly after its April, 1990 deployment, operators found that its high-gain antenna was mysteriously stuck. Hubble team members recall that intense week and how they ultimately solved the ante
"23.09.2015 14:00:30" NASA | Earth’s Oceans Show Decline In Microscopic Plant Life http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-shows-oceanic-phytoplankton-declines-in-northern-hemisphere
The world's oceans have seen significant declines in certain types of microscopic plant-life at the base of the marine food chain, according t
"22.09.2015 17:16:18" NASA | Getting the Big Picture A brief animated look at the different types of remote sensing techniques that NASA uses to study the Earth.
"18.09.2015 21:52:41" NASA | Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2015 Minimum Extent On September 11, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent for 2015. At 1.70 million square miles (4.41 million square kilometers), it’s the fourth lowest extent on record. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/arctic-sea-ice-summertime-minimum-i
"17.09.2015 19:37:38" NASA | GPM Gets a Ton of Kilo The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core satellite provided many views of Tropical Cyclone over its very long life. GPM is a satellite co-managed by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency that has the ability to analyze rainfa
"16.09.2015 21:19:48" NASA | Ask a Climate Scientist: Thinning Ice Sheets How can Greenland's ice sheets still be more than 10,000 feet thick, if carbon dioxide is warming the planet?
This was the question posed to polar scientist Kelly Brunt as part of NASA's Ask A Climate Scientist series. According to Dr. Brunt, the co
"16.09.2015 14:00:00" NASA | James Webb Space Telescope Stands Tall The flight structure of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was standing tall in the cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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"15.09.2015 14:00:01" NASA | 3,000 Comets for SOHO In this video, Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab talks us through a visualization of the comets that SOHO has witnessed.
Since its launch nearly 20 years ago, NASA and the European Space Agency's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has spotted 30
"15.09.2015 13:00:00" NASA | Rising Seas Teaser: Science on the Greenland Ice Sheet A quick preview of the sights and sounds captured this summer as researchers ventured out on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
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"15.09.2015 13:00:00" NASA | Rising Seas: Science on the Greenland Ice Sheet Enjoy a deep dive into sea level rise research as NASA scientists and their colleagues discuss their research on and around the Greenland Ice Sheet. To learn more about NASA research and the study of sea level rise, go to http://www.nasa.gov/goddard/
"14.09.2015 14:00:01" NASA | Earth and Moon Photobomb SDO On Sept. 13, 2015, as NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the sun, its view was photobombed not once, but twice. Just as the moon came into SDO’s field of view on a path to cross the sun, Earth entered the picture
"02.09.2015 15:00:01" NASA | Mapping Mars' Upper Atmosphere High above the thin Martian skies, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is carrying out a mission: determine how Mars lost its early atmosphere, and with it, its water. While previous Mars orbiters have peered down at the planet’s surface, MAVEN is spending part
"31.08.2015 12:00:04" NASA | Supermoon Lunar Eclipse On September 27th, 2015 there will be a very rare event in the night sky – a supermoon lunar eclipse. Watch this animated feature to learn more.
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"28.08.2015 18:02:23" NASA | Aumento del nivel del mar: entrevista con Carlos Del Castillo Earth’s rising seas are some of most visible signs of our warming planet. Over the last 20 years, NASA satellites, airborne missions and field campaigns show a steady rise in global sea levels as the world’s polar ice sheets melt. As the Earth contin
"28.08.2015 17:44:02" NASA | Sea Level Rising: Interview with Tom Wagner Earth’s rising seas are some of most visible signs of our warming planet. Over the last 20 years, NASA satellites, airborne missions and field campaigns show a steady rise in global sea levels as the world’s polar ice sheets melt. As the Earth contin
"26.08.2015 17:29:29" NASA | Webb Telescope Backplane Arrives at GSFC Webb Telescope's Backplane arrived at Joint Base Andrews on Monday, August 24, 2015 aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5 cargo plane. The Backplane, inside the Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea (STTARS) container, is off-loaded from the C-5 and
"18.08.2015 13:20:00" NASA | Lakes On A Glacier How deep is that icy blue water on Greenland's ice sheet? Dr. Allen Pope, of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, is using data from the NASA/USGS Landsat 8 satellite to find out. In this video, Dr. Pope shares what he sees when he looks at a Lands
"06.08.2015 19:17:55" NASA | Preparing for GOES-R at NOAA's Hazardous Weather Testbed The future brings the unknown, and weather forecasts are all about seeing the future. NOAA’s Hazardous Weather Testbed brings top weather forecasters and research scientists together to learn about the latest tools and techniques. In this video, we m
"29.07.2015 14:00:02" NASA | How Sunlight Pushes Asteroids Rotating asteroids have a tough time sticking to their orbits. Their surfaces heat up during the day and cool down at night, giving off radiation that can act as a sort of mini-thruster. This force, called the Yarkovsky effect, can cause rotating ast
"27.07.2015 12:00:03" NASA | Driving A Lunar Spacecraft Want to fly a spacecraft around the Moon? Take this video for a spin to see how NASA operates the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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"23.07.2015 13:21:21" NASA | Hubble Memorable Moments: Brute Force In this second video of NASA's Hubble Memorable Moments series celebrating Hubble's 25 years, the team scrambles to work out an unusual solution to a problem encountered during an instrument repair.
The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, or STIS,
"21.07.2015 17:00:00" NASA | Scientists Link Earlier Melting Of Snow To Dark Aerosols Tiny particles suspended in the air, known as aerosols, can darken snow and ice causing it to absorb more of the sun’s energy. But until recently, scientists rarely considered the effect of all three major types of light-absorbing aerosols together i
"13.07.2015 15:00:04" NASA | Four Questions About New Horizons NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is speeding towards Pluto for the first-ever flyby on July 14, 2015. Scientists are eager to collect data on the dwarf planet’s chemical and atmospheric makeup, and the Ralph spectrometer will do just that. Instrument s
"10.07.2015 17:00:00" NASA | Gamma-Ray "Raindrops" From Flaring Blazar This visualization shows gamma rays detected during 3C 279's big flare by the LAT instrument on NASA's Fermi satellite. The flare is an abrupt shower of "rain" that trails off toward the end of the movie. Gamma rays are represented as expanding circl
"10.07.2015 15:08:55" NASA | Tracking Space Weather for New Horizons A few months before New Horizons was due to reach Pluto, a community of scientists came together to determine just what kind of a environment the mission would experience during its historic flyby. While the simulations aren't 100% conclusive, this f
"02.07.2015 14:59:04" NASA | Coming Soon: Closest Approach Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar discovered by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray S
"30.06.2015 15:45:47" NASA | Arching Eruption NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of an eruption on the side of the sun on June 18, 2015. The eruption ultimately escaped the sun, growing into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME — a giant cloud of solar material traveling
"30.06.2015 14:00:01" NASA | Studying an Asteroid on Earth Astrobiologists like Jason Dworkin are keenly interested in the origins of life on Earth, but the evidence that they seek was erased long ago by Earth’s geology and chemistry. Fortunately, asteroids like Bennu preserve the solar system’s earliest ing
"26.06.2015 18:00:01" NASA | IRIS: A Slice of Light On June 27, 2013, NASA launched IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph. IRIS gives us our first detailed image of a layer of the sun’s atmosphere called the chromosphere. Boasting the highest temporal and spatial resolution to date, IRIS pr
"25.06.2015 17:00:00" NASA | Supercomputer Shows How an Exoplanet Makes Waves A new NASA supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris reveals that the planet's motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk, a phenomenon that greatly increases collisions among the orbiting debris.
"23.06.2015 18:00:01" NASA | Turning Black Holes into Dark Matter Labs A new computer simulation tracking dark matter particles in the extreme gravity of a black hole shows that strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light can be produced. Detecting this emission would provide astronomers with a new tool for understan
"16.06.2015 14:39:49" NASA | Laser Focus http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/lasers-path-through-icesat-2
ICESat-2's instrument, ATLAS, is designed to measure heights on Earth. ATLAS has three main tasks: transmitting a pattern of six laser beams, collecting the laser photons that return t
"03.06.2015 19:00:00" NASA | The Helheim Experience Operation IceBridge has wrapped up its 2015 Arctic field campaign after covering a vast expanse of science targets during 33 different flights over land ice, sea ice, and glaciers. For more on the mission and the science it produces, visit nasa.gov/i
"02.06.2015 13:52:33" NASA | Summer 2015 Interns' First Day On the first day of the 2015 summer internship season, host Katrina Jackson meets a wide variety of incoming Goddard interns who are working on projects such as web design, engineering, environmental education, finance, CubeSats, sea level rise, rock
"28.05.2015 14:47:39" NASA | NIRSpec MSA Replacement Surgery In this NASA video, engineers from Airbus Defense and Space (DS), Ottobrunn, Germany, dressed in white protective suits and special white gloves, recently completed a delicate surgical procedure to exchange two key components (micro shutter array and
"13.05.2015 17:25:15" NASA | What Are The Chances Of Another Katrina? The U.S. hasn’t experienced the landfall of a Category 3 hurricane or larger since 2005, when Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma all hit the U.S. coast. According to a new NASA study, a string of nine years without a major hurricane landfall in the U.S.
"07.05.2015 22:30:27" NASA | Big Ozone Holes Headed For Extinction By 2040 The next three decades will see an end of the era of big ozone holes. In a new study, scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center say that the ozone hole will be consistently smaller than 8 million square miles by the year 2040.
"06.05.2015 18:09:41" SDO Observes a Cinco de Mayo Solar Flare The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 6:11 pm EDT on May 5, 2015. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation fr
"06.05.2015 16:00:00" NASA | Big Ozone Holes Headed For Extinction By 2040 The next three decades will see an end of the era of big ozone holes. In a new study, scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center say that the ozone hole will be consistently smaller than 12 million square miles by the year 2040.
"01.05.2015 17:43:09" NASA | Phoenix Prominence Eruption Over a six-hour period on April 21, 2015, NASA's Solar Dyanmics Observatory (SDO) observed a wing-like prominence eruption. SDO views the sun in various wavelengths of the extreme ultravoilet, including 171 (shown in gold) and 304 (shown in orange) a
"24.04.2015 19:30:01" NASA | IceBridge Heads for the Coast Take a break from your day to soak in the sights and sounds of an Operation IceBridge flight over Greenland's southwest coast. This video features both the rugged scenery of Greenland and the somewhat rugged interior of a NASA C-130, the aircraft ser
"23.04.2015 17:00:00" NASA | Hubble Memorable Moments: Powering Down In this first video of NASA's Hubble Memorable Moments series celebrating Hubble's 25 years, the telescope must be completely powered off to replace Hubble's heart.
In 1999, engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center discovered that there was a
"23.04.2015 12:58:15" NASA | IceBridge Prepares for Wheels Up Here's a small dose of how it feels to be part of NASA’s Operation IceBridge team during a typical Kangerlussuaq morning, from that frigid ride to the airfield to wheels up over gorgeous Greenlandic scenery. IceBridge is deep into its Arctic 2015 cam
"22.04.2015 19:30:00" NASA | IceBridge Prepares for Helheim Here's a small dose of how it feels to be part of NASA’s Operation IceBridge team during a typical Kangerlussuaq morning, from that frigid ride to the airfield to wheels up over gorgeous Greenlandic scenery. IceBridge is deep into its Arctic 2015 cam
"17.04.2015 16:31:37" NASA | Earth from Orbit 2014 Every day of every year, NASA satellites provide useful data about our home planet, and along the way, some beautiful images as well. This video includes satellite images of Earth in 2014 from NASA and its partners as well as photos and a time lapse
"16.04.2015 17:00:01" NASA | Global Landslide Catalog Aids View From Space Landslides are among the most common and dramatic natural hazards, reshaping landscapes -- and anything in their path. Tracking when and where landslides occur worldwide has historically been difficult, because of the lack of a centralized database a
"09.04.2015 20:00:00" NASA | TRMM Mission Ends In 1997 when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, was launched, its mission was scheduled to last just a few years. Now, 17 years later, the TRMM mission has come to an end. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) stopped
"06.04.2015 13:00:02" NASA | A Story of Ozone: The Earth’s Natural Sunscreen In this talk, Dr. Paul Newman tells the story of how scientists and policy-makers safeguarded the Earth’s ozone layer and the world we avoided by by regulating chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) . Back in the 60s, we used chlorofluorocarbons, a chlorine-cont
"01.04.2015 18:45:11" NASA | A Week in the Life of Rain For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/the-rain-parade-join-nasa-on-a-worldwide-tour-of-global-precipitation/
Rain, snow, hail, ice, and every slushy mix in between make up the precipitation that touches everyone on our plan
"31.03.2015 12:56:16" Air Quality: A Tale of Three Cities Dr. Bryan N. Duncan is a deputy project scientist for the Aura Mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
He recently presented the story of air quality in three cities: Beijing, Los Angeles and Atlanta.
Instruments on NA
"26.03.2015 14:59:26" NASA | Rendezvous with an Ice-Bound Vessel Having just arrived in Greenland, the first challenge for the Operation IceBridge Arctic 2015 campaign was to survey a broad swath of Arctic sea ice … and along the way, locate and precisely overfly a Norwegian research vessel frozen in the quickly m
"20.03.2015 19:40:17" NASA | IceBridge Kicks Off Campaign with “New” Aircraft NASA’s Operation IceBridge is back in the field, but this time, there’s a twist. Instead of using the P-3 or DC-8 aircraft from previous campaigns, they’ve outfitted a C-130 cargo plane for the trip. Science flights begin this week as the mission stu
"20.03.2015 14:00:04" NASA | The Search for New Worlds is Here The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an astrophysics Explorer-class mission between NASA and MIT. After launching in 2017, TESS will use four cameras to scan the entire sky, searching for planets outside our Solar System, known as exop
"19.03.2015 17:54:15" NASA | Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Winter Low Arctic sea ice has reached its peak winter extent for the year, and it’s the lowest winter maximum on record.
For more information: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/2015-arctic-sea-ice-maximum-annual-extent-is-lowest-on-record/
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"17.03.2015 18:00:01" NASA | New Craters on the Moon Planetary scientists believe that small impacts regularly bombard the Moon, but until recently, they’ve had no way to distinguish new craters from the already pockmarked lunar surface. In 2009, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) arrived at the
"13.03.2015 14:26:06" NASA | Shadow of the Moon On March 20th, 2015, the Moon’s shadow will create a total solar eclipse. This video presents several visualizations of what this shadow would look like from space, and highlights the areas of the world in the path of the umbra and penumbra.
"12.03.2015 23:11:23" NASA | Dr. Holly Gilbert MMS Pre-launch Live Shot NASA Scientist Dr. Holly Gilbert discusses the upcoming launch and overview of the MMS Mission.
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"11.03.2015 14:00:05" NASA | Goddard's Speedy MMS Instruments Will Measure Mysterious Physics Host Katrina Jackson talks with Craig Pollock and Ulrik Gliese about Goddard's contribution to the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission - the Fast Plasma Investigation suite of instruments. These instruments will study a little-understood physics phenom
"06.03.2015 21:16:21" NASA | Reach, Strive, Achieve Sandra Cauffman TED Talk On October 23, 2014 Sandra Cauffman was invited to talk at the TEDx PuraVidaJoven at the National Auditorium in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she was born. Her story is how a Costa Rican girl from a poor family nurtured an improbable dream about space
"05.03.2015 19:00:01" NASA | Mars' Ancient Ocean Mars bears ample evidence of a wet past, but scientists debate just how much water the planet has lost over time. Now, isotopic measurements by researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center reveal that an ocean covered approximately twenty percen
"05.03.2015 19:00:00" NASA | El Océano Antiguo de Marte Científicos siempre han presumido que Marte tuvo un pasado mucho más cálido y con mayor cantidad de agua. Ahora, investigadores en el centro NASA Goddard Space Flight Center han obtenido la medición más precisa de cuanta agua perdió Marte desde su fo
"05.03.2015 19:00:00" NASA | Measuring Mars' Ancient Ocean For decades, planetary scientists have suspected that ancient Mars was a much warmer, wetter environment than it is today, but estimates of just how much water Mars has lost since its formation vary widely. Now, new isotopic measurements by researche
"26.02.2015 18:30:01" NASA | GPM in a Minute What does building a satellite look like? In this timelapse of clean room footage from 2011 to 2014, watch the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory come together at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center then fly across the Pacific
"26.02.2015 18:30:00" NASA | CATS Up and Running on the ISS On January 22, 2015, the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) was installed on the International Space Station. The team monitored the progress of the installation from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where CATS was designed and built. Once inst
"26.02.2015 18:30:00" NASA | GPM Yields IMERG NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall. The GPM Core Observatory launched one year ago on Feb. 27, 2014 as a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and
"24.02.2015 19:52:17" NASA | Goddard: All in a Day's Work This short promotional video highlights some of the best that the Goddard Space Flight Center has to offer - showcasing the science and technology born from the efforts of the dedicated Goddard family.
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"24.02.2015 14:35:31" NASA | Satellite Tracks Saharan Dust to Amazon in 3-D For more information: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-satellite-reveals-how-much-saharan-dust-feeds-amazon-s-plants
For the first time, a NASA satellite has quantified in three dimensions how much dust makes the trans-Atlantic journey from
"23.02.2015 16:00:01" NASA | Webb's Backplane Pathfinder Arrives at NASA JSC for Cryotesting Webb Telescope's Backplane Pathfinder arrives at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. Engineers will test Pathfinder inside NASA's largest cryogenic vacuum chamber called Chamber A. NASA engineers off-load pathfinder and its shipping contai
"19.02.2015 16:30:01" NASA | MMS Mission Overview Senior Project Scientist Tom Moore outlines the three instrument suites onboard the four MMS spacecraft.
On March 12, 2015, NASA plans to launch the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission. MMS consists of four identical spacecraft that will orbi
"12.02.2015 19:00:00" NASA | Megadroughts Projected for American West NASA scientists used tree rings to understand past droughts and climate models incorporating soil moisture data to estimate future drought risk in the 21st century.
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"11.02.2015 15:10:49" NASA | SDO: Year 5 February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear pict
"11.02.2015 15:00:05" NASA | 5 Year Time-lapse of the Sun The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrates its 5th anniversary since it launched on February 11, 2010. This time-lapse video captures one frame every 8 hours starting when data became available in June 2010 and finishing February 8, 2015. The di
"04.02.2015 14:00:00" NASA | A View From The Other Side A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Rec
"27.01.2015 21:54:15" NASA | SMAP Radiometer versus Radio Frequency Interference The microwave radiometer on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite was designed and built at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Along with the microwave radar, data from the radiometer will be used to calculate the water content of Ea
"23.01.2015 14:00:02" NASA | Greenland's Ice Layers Mapped in 3D http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-data-peers-into-greenlands-ice-sheet/
Peering into the thousands of frozen layers inside Greenland’s ice sheet is like looking back in time. Each layer provides a record of not only snowfall and melting event
"16.01.2015 15:30:02" NASA | 2014 Continues Long-Term Global Warming The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists.
This video shows a time series of five-year global temperature averages, mapped from 1880 to 2014, as estimated by scientists at NASA’s Goddard
"16.01.2015 15:30:01" NASA | 2014 Warmest Year On Record The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists.
Nine of the 10 warmest years since modern records began have now occurred since 2000, according to a global temperature analysis by scientists
"07.01.2015 21:15:28" NASA | Building the Nation's Newest Weather Satellite Say you need a new weather satellite. Is it as simple as selecting options and clicking to order? Not quite. Building a vital national asset like the GOES-R spacecraft takes teams of meteorologists and engineers working together to figure out new way
"07.01.2015 18:45:39" NASA | Missions Take an Unparalleled Look into Superstar Eta Carinae Eta Carinae is a binary system containing the most luminous and massive star within 10,000 light-years. A long-term study led by astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, combined data from NASA satellites, ground-base
"06.01.2015 18:00:11" NASA | 'Disk Detectives' Top 1 Million Classifications in Search for Planetary Habitats Citizen scientists using the NASA-sponsored website DiskDetective.org have logged 1 million classifications of potential debris disks and disks surrounding young stellar objects (YSO). This data will help provide a crucial set of targets for future p
"24.12.2014 17:09:45" NASA | NASA Ve las Luces de Festividades desde el Espacio Ya es oficial - nuestras luces de Navidad son tan brillantes que podemos verlas desde el espacio. Gracias al instrumento VIIRS en el satélite Suomi NPP, en una misión conjunta entre NASA y NOAA, los científicos están presentando una nueva forma de es
"22.12.2014 14:00:13" NASA | Holiday Lights On the Sun The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:24 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 2014. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiatio
"17.12.2014 22:30:02" NASA | From the River to the Sea A pulse of water released down the lower reaches of the Colorado River last spring resulted in more than a 40 percent increase in green vegetation where the water flowed, as seen by the Landsat 8 satellite. The March 2014 release of water – an experi
"16.12.2014 23:36:12" NASA | NASA Sees Holiday Lights from Space It’s official — our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. Thanks to the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite, a joint mission between NASA and NOAA, scientists are presenting a new way of studying satellite data that can ill
"16.12.2014 18:30:05" NASA | Need To Know: Sample Analysis at Mars Findings There’s big news coming out of the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite (SAM) on NASA’s Curiosity rover. For the first time, organic matter has definitively been detected on Mars. In addition to finding organic compounds in rocks, SAM has also de
"15.12.2014 18:30:02" NASA | Fermi Helps Scientists Study Gamma-ray Thunderstorms Merging data on high-energy bursts seen on Earth by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope with data from ground-based radar and lightning detectors, scientists have completed the most detailed analysis to date of the types of thunderstorms producing
"10.12.2014 15:18:44" NASA | MMS Science Overview: The Many Mysteries of MMS Scientists Michael Hesse and John Dorelli explain the science objectives of the MMS mission.
The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is comprised of four identically instrumented spacecraft that will use Earth’s magnetosphere as a laboratory to
"09.12.2014 11:00:12" NASA | Moon Phases 2015, Southern Hemisphere (Moon Only) This visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2015, as viewed from the southern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. To learn more about this visualization, or to see what the Moon will look like at any
"09.12.2014 11:00:10" NASA | Moon Phases 2015, Northern Hemisphere (Moon Only) This visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2015, as viewed from the northern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. To learn more about this visualization, or to see what the Moon will look like at any
"09.12.2014 11:00:10" NASA | Moon Phases 2015, Southern Hemisphere This visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2015, as viewed from the southern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsol
"09.12.2014 11:00:10" NASA | Moon Phases 2015, Northern Hemisphere This visualization shows the Moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2015, as viewed from the northern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsol
"02.12.2014 20:15:45" Debora Fairbrother Women@NASA 2014 Debora Fairbrother - Chief of the NASA Balloon Program Office at Wallops Island
The Women@NASA project is the perfect opportunity to celebrate women from across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many ways.Giving you a glimpse of the tal
"02.12.2014 20:07:39" Judith Bruner Women@NASA 2014 Judith Bruner - Director of Safety and Mission Assurance at Goddard Space Flight Center
The Women@NASA project is the perfect opportunity to celebrate women from across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many ways.Giving you a glimpse of
"02.12.2014 20:01:38" Cynthia Simmons Women@NASA 2014 Cynthia Simmons - Instrument Project Manager in the Flight Projects Directorate at Goddard Space Flight Center
The Women@NASA project is the perfect opportunity to celebrate women from across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many ways.
"21.11.2014 20:28:42" NASA | How Will the 4 MMS Spacecraft Launch and Deploy? In March of 2015, an unprecedented NASA mission will launch to study a process so mysterious that no one has ever directly measured it in action. To create the first-ever 3-dimensional maps of this process, a process called magnetic reconnection, whi
"20.11.2014 23:59:40" NASA | Alex Young Discusses Sunspots NASA Scientist Alex Young discusses recent sunspot activity during Live Shot. This is a Canned Interview.
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"20.11.2014 22:39:12" NASA | Holly Gilbert Discusses Sunspots NASA Scientist Holly Gilbert discusses recent sunspot activity during Live Shot. This is a Canned Interview.
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"20.11.2014 19:00:04" NASA | Swift: A Decade of Game-changing Astrophysics Over the past decade, NASA's Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer has proven itself to be one of the most versatile astrophysics missions ever flown. It remains the only satellite capable of precisely locating gamma-ray bursts -- the universe's most powerf
"20.11.2014 19:00:04" NASA | Highlights of Swift's Decade of Discovery NASA's Swift satellite rode to orbit aboard a Delta II rocket on November 20, 2004, and it's still going strong. Swift's unique instrumentation allows it to quickly locate an interesting high-energy outburst, automatically determine its position, and
"18.11.2014 05:00:00" NASA | Bennu's Journey Bennu's Journey is a 6-minute animated movie about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, asteroid Bennu, and the formation of our solar system. Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years, asteroid Bennu has had a tou
"17.11.2014 18:13:56" NASA | A Year in the Life of Earth's CO2 An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas a
"14.11.2014 14:00:16" NASA | CATS in Space Keep Eyes on Atmosphere NASA Goddard is preparing to demonstrate for the fist time in space, a 3-wavelength, laser remote sensing instrument. The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System or CATS will measure clouds and aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere. This cost-effective, technol
"13.11.2014 18:00:15" NASA | How Do Active Volcanoes Change Clouds? NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientist Andrew Sayer talks about how emissions from volcanoes can affect clouds.
This video provides an overview of research published in the Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
"12.11.2014 18:00:12" NASA | Sea Ice: Thickness and Volume Matter It’s not just the surface area of sea ice covering the Arctic that matters — the thickness and overall volume of the ice play a critical role in just how stable the ice pack is and how it affects global climatic systems.
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"07.11.2014 21:14:10" NASA | Why Is the Ozone Hole Getting Smaller? For more information:
The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmosphe
"06.11.2014 18:30:06" NASA | Voices of MAVEN On September 21, 2014, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, or MAVEN, went into orbit around the Red Planet. Its goal: to understand how a changing atmosphere transformed Mars from a warm, wet environment in its youth to the desert
"04.11.2014 16:33:50" NASA | Five X-class Flares This movie shows 8 days – from Oct. 19-27, 2014 — in the life of the largest active region seen on the sun since 1990, including five X-class flares that erupted during that time.
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"03.11.2014 21:53:50" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: Birds and Planes Research flights over Antarctica generally travel over some of the most remote, lifeless places on Earth. But penguins call the Antarctic coastline home. That’s why flight planers with NASA’s Operation IceBridge pay close attention to penguin habitat
"31.10.2014 17:59:47" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: Science and Diplomacy Diplomacy requires knowledge of issues that matter to the people with whom you're speaking. Climate change is an issue that concerns everyone on Earth. As the official US representative to Chile, Ambassador Michael Hammer spent some time with the Ice
"29.10.2014 20:33:45" NASA Operation IceBridge Hangout from Punta Arenas, Chile NEW TIME - Because both the Ambassador and NASA's Chief Scientist were able to go on an #IceBridge flight today! Check out the Twitter chat on @NASA_Ice and tune in on Wed for this G+ Hangout.
How NASA uses lasers to keep tabs on Antarctic glacier
"29.10.2014 13:00:10" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: A Sea Ice Mystery Where’s it coming from? With global average temperatures rising, it would be natural to assume that total quantities of sea ice would be falling. But it’s not. Scientists have begun to observe sea ice increases around Antarctica, and the phenomenon o
"28.10.2014 17:36:23" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: Mission Overview Consistency counts when collecting scientific data. With global ice inventories in a profound state of change, it’s essential to maintain regular measurements of ice at the poles. NASA’s ICESat satellite amassed a substantial body of data, but after
"27.10.2014 17:26:53" OIB: McMurdo Accomplished, West Antarctica Calling Last year Operation IceBridge flew for the first time out of McMurdo Station in Antarctica, reaching a new slate of exciting science targets. But that means it's now been two years since the mission has flown over critical areas in West Antarctica, a
"23.10.2014 11:00:01" NASA | Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of Our Planet Our planet is a beautiful and awesome place. In a new video, join NASA scientists on a 40-minute visual tour of Earth from space, presented at the IMAX Theater at National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. on September 10.
“Vital Signs: Taki
"17.10.2014 20:52:40" NASA | Siding Spring live shot with Jared Espley Jared Espley talks about the close encounter between Mars and Comet Siding Spring at the Oct 17, 2014 liveshot. This is a canned interview.
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"17.10.2014 20:47:41" NASA | Siding Spring live shot with Michelle Thaller Michelle Thaller talks about the close encounter between Mars and Comet Siding Spring at the Oct 17, 2014 liveshot. This is a canned interview.
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"17.10.2014 10:00:07" NASA | Observing Comet Siding Spring at Mars Follow Comet Siding Spring at #MarsComet
On October 19, Comet Siding Spring will pass within 88,000 miles of Mars – just one third of the distance from the Earth to the Moon! Traveling at 33 miles per second and weighing as much as a small mountain,
"08.10.2014 14:11:12" NASA | OIB: Four-wheeling Antarctica Not everyone was sure Kyle Krabill’s four-wheeler would function in the Antarctic cold. But with some help from the talented techs at the National Science Foundation, the little ATV played a critical role in supporting Operation IceBridge’s 2013 camp
"07.10.2014 16:03:02" NASA | The Arctic and the Antarctic Respond in Opposite Ways For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/antarctic-sea-ice-reaches-new-record-maximum
The Arctic and the Antarctic are regions that have a lot of
"06.10.2014 13:00:12" NASA | Flying Around the Radar The HIWRAP is the High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler, a "conically scanning" Doppler radar, meaning it scans in a cone-shaped manner. Wind measurements are crucial for understanding and forecasting tropical storms since they are cl
"03.10.2014 19:27:22" NASA | Twisting Solar Eruption and Flare For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-releases-images-of-mid-level-solar-flare/
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 3:01 p.m. EDT on Oct. 2, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the s
"30.09.2014 18:00:06" NASA | Swift Catches Mega Flares from a Mini Star On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions was as much as 10,000 times mo
"25.09.2014 14:00:11" NASA | Comparing CMEs This video features two model runs. One looks at a moderate coronal mass ejection (CME) from 2006. The second run examines the consequences of a large coronal mass ejection, such as The Carrington-Class CME of 1859. These model runs allow us to estim
"24.09.2014 14:00:12" NASA | Many Views of a Massive CME On July 23, 2012, a massive cloud of solar material erupted off the sun's right side, zooming out into space. It soon passed one of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, spacecraft, which clocked the CME as traveling between 1,80
"23.09.2014 10:00:09" NASA | Bennu's Journey Teaser http://www.asteroidmission.org/movie
The solar system today is an orderly place, much quiter than it was in its turbulent youth. How did our Sun, the Earth and the planets evolve from a whirlpool of gas, dust, and fiery droplets of molten rock? To a
"22.09.2014 20:49:00" NASA| Arctic sea ice reaches 2014 minimum extent Sea ice acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting energy from the Sun. On September 17, the Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent for 2014. At 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), it’s the sixth lowest extent of
"22.09.2014 14:00:12" NASA | The Difference Between CMEs and Solar Flares Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and flares are both solar events, but they are not the same. This video shows the differences between the two by highlighting specific features of each.
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"20.09.2014 02:26:27" NASA | MAVEN MOI live shot with Sandra Cauffman Sandra Cauffman gives a canned interview in Spanish for the 09/19/2014 MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion liveshots.
"20.09.2014 02:17:14" NASA | MAVEN MOI live shot with Jim Green Jim Green gives a canned interview for the 09/19/2014 MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion liveshots.
"20.09.2014 02:09:35" NASA | MAVEN MOI live shot with Kelly Fast Kelly Fast gives a canned interview for the 09/19/2014 MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion liveshots.
"20.09.2014 02:04:34" NASA | MAVEN MOI Live Shot with Jim Garvin Jim Garvin gives a canned interview for the 09/19/2014 MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion liveshots.
"17.09.2014 17:00:11" NASA | Investigating the Martian Atmosphere The Martian surface bears ample evidence of flowing water in its youth, from crater lakes and riverbeds to minerals that only form in water. But today Mars is cold and dry, and scientists think that the loss of Mars' water may have been caused by the
"16.09.2014 13:41:49" NASA | Making Saharan Air Apparent For more info visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-hs3-instrument-views-2-dimensions-of-clouds/
NASA's Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentine
"11.09.2014 17:40:05" NASA | September 10, 2014 X1.6 flare The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through E
"11.09.2014 14:00:11" NASA | The Mysterious Holes in the Atmosphere on Venus The European Space Agency's Venus Express mission saw something it could not explain. It appeared that there were holes on the nightside of Venus' ionosphere. Researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center investigated these mysterious holes, and
"11.09.2014 12:55:21" NASA | 15-year Satellite Record Shows Decline in Northern Hemisphere Phytoplankton Populations New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in the Northern Hemisphere. An analysis using a NASA model in combination with ocean satellite data between 1998 and 2012, show
"09.09.2014 14:29:04" NASA | Mapping Alaska's Forests NASA and the U.S. Forest Service are surveying the forests of Interior Alaska. The airborne study using an advanced instrument will create a 3D map of the forest composition. This will enable scientists to see patterns of fire recovery and provide a
"08.09.2014 17:53:50" NASA | Targeting Mars For more information visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasas-maven-spacecraft-makes-final-preparations-for-mars
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is quickly approaching Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on September 21,
"08.09.2014 13:42:31" NASA | A Selective History of Arctic Sea Ice Observations, Part 2 *Updated: 09/08/14*
The study of Arctic sea ice changed forever with the dawn of the Space Age and the first Earth-observing satellites. Part 2 of our animated timeline picks up where Part 1 left off — with the launch of the TIROS weather satellite.
"05.09.2014 19:26:23" NASA | A Selective History of Arctic Sea Ice Observations, Part 2 The study of Arctic sea ice changed forever with the dawn of the Space Age and the first Earth-observing satellites. Part 2 of our animated timeline picks up where Part 1 left off — with the launch of the TIROS weather satellite.
This video is publi
"04.09.2014 15:02:00" NASA | Scanning a Snow Storm For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/september/international-global-precipitation-measurement-mission-data-goes-public/
On March 17, 2014 the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's Core Observatory flew over the East
"04.09.2014 14:02:00" NASA | The Data Downpour A video describing how the GPM constellation turns observed radiances and reflectivities of global precipitation into data products.
For more information visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/gpm-missions-how-to-guide-for-making-global-rain-maps
"03.09.2014 13:30:03" NASA | A Selective History of Sea Ice Observations Arctic sea ice has been been the last frontier of the North for thousands of years, turning back seafarers, testing the mettle of explorers, and providing a way of life for people circling the top of the world. This animated timeline provides a quick
"01.09.2014 10:00:09" NASA | Intern Profile – Sarah Roth Sarah Roth, a chemical engineering graduate student from the University of Akron who has always loved space but took an unusual route to get here, discusses her summer internship studying propellant slosh dynamics.
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"28.08.2014 19:27:37" NASA | Late Summer M5 Solar Flare On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and STEREO captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.
"27.08.2014 20:13:58" NASA | Intern Profile – Qi’Anne Knox Musically-inclined intern Qi'Anne Knox is working on her PhD in Computer Science Education at Howard University, and this summer helped Goddard's IT department with web application development and its transition to a new phone system.
For more infor
"22.08.2014 19:38:51" NASA | Arctic Sea Ice Live Shot 2014 Dr. Tom Wagner talks about Arctic sea ice and the ARISE mission in this canned liveshot interview. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow
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"21.08.2014 15:47:50" NASA | Intern Profile – Jorel Torres Summer intern Jorel Torres, a graduate student from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, talks about snow research and the value of hard work, persistence, and passion.
For more information about NASA internships, visit http://intern.na
"20.08.2014 15:30:02" NASA | Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.
The compound, carbon tetrachloride, was used in applications such as dry cleaning and as
"18.08.2014 20:06:33" NASA | RXTE Satellite Catches the Beat of a Midsize Black Hole 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
"15.08.2014 18:40:18" NASA | Show Me the Water Freshwater seems abundant, but when accounting for all the water on Earth, it's in limited supply. Just three percent of the water on our planet is freshwater. A majority of this water, about two percent of the world total, is contained in glaciers a
"14.08.2014 13:55:51" NASA | ARISE Arctic Mission Takes Shape Crews at NASA Goddard’s Wallops Flight Facility are hard at work integrating a suite of instruments into a C-130 aircraft in preparation for the start of the ARISE campaign later this month. ARISE, which stands for Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and
"10.08.2014 23:06:27" Supermoon The full moon on Sunday Aug 10, will appear larger and brighter than any other full moon this year. This #Supermoon will be visible everywhere in the world. August's full moon rises when the natural satellite is at perigee - the closest point to Eart
"06.08.2014 15:12:46" NASA | Intern Profile – Dhanesh “DK” Krishnarao Intern Dhanesh "DK" Krishnarao works in Code 674 on space weather forecasting under mentor Dr. Yihua Zheng.
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"01.08.2014 14:00:11" NASA | EUNIS Sees Evidence for Nanoflare Coronal Heating Scientists have recently gathered some of the strongest evidence to date to explain what makes the sun's outer atmosphere so much hotter than its surface. The new observations show temperatures in the atmosphere so hot that only one current theory ex
"31.07.2014 14:00:10" OIB: Across the Ross During their last Antarctic campaign, NASA's Operation IceBridge completed the first-ever basin-wide airborne survey of ice in the Ross Sea. This survey, known as the Ross Sea Fluxgate mission, aimed to help researchers track the movement of sea ice
"22.07.2014 14:00:08" NASA | Fermi Catches a 'Transformer' Pulsar In late June 2013, an exceptional binary system containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed. The pulsar's radio beacon vanished, while at the same time the system brightened fivefold in gam
"22.07.2014 14:00:08" NASA | Landsat's Global Perspective On July 23rd, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft launched into orbit. At the time, it was called "Earth Resources Technology Satellite," or ERTS, and was the first satellite to use a scanning spectrophotometer. Previous satellites relied on film ca
"21.07.2014 21:32:15" NASA | Goddard's Photo Selection Process for Social Media Image Coordinator Rebecca Roth discusses the process in which she chooses images to be displayed in NASA Goddard's Social Media presence.
"18.07.2014 13:00:05" A New Look at the Apollo 11 Landing Site Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20th, 1969, a little after 4:00 in the afternoon Eastern Daylight Time. The Lunar Module, nicknamed Eagle and flown by Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, touched down near the southern rim of the Sea of Tranq
"17.07.2014 19:02:24" NASA | Peeking Into Lunar Pits Since 2009, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has spotted hundreds of conspicuous holes on the Moon. These steep-walled "pits" might lead to underground environments sheltered from radiation, meteorite impacts, and extreme temperatures, makin
"15.07.2014 19:06:01" Clearing The Air: A NASA Google+ Hangout Many people may not know it, but the quality of the air we breathe every day in the United States has been steadily improving in recent years. The major pollutant gases and particles that come from smokestacks and tail pipes are declining -- as measu
"15.07.2014 13:00:07" NASA | 10 Years of Aura Legacy The Aura atmospheric chemistry satellite celebrates its 10th anniversary on July 15th, 2014. Since its launch in 2004, Aura has monitored the Earth's atmosphere and provided data on the ozone layer, air quality, and greenhouse gases associated with c
"14.07.2014 10:00:04" NASA | Goddard In The Galaxy This video highlights the many ways NASA Goddard Space Flight Center explores the universe. So crank up your speakers and let the music be your guide!
"My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)"
Performed by Fall Out Boy
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"11.07.2014 15:00:05" NASA | Landsat Looks to the Moon Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite's orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple times, then flips back around to continue it
"09.07.2014 17:52:32" NASA | Firework Flare This movie from NASA's SDO shows a solar flare — the bright light on the left side of the sun — on July 8, 2014. An eruption of solar material can also be seen arcing up and away. After it left the sun, this became a coronal mass ejection, a giant cl
"08.07.2014 14:48:23" NASA | Scientists Create First Full 3D Model of Eta Carinae Nebula An international team of astronomers has developed a 3D model of a giant cloud ejected by the massive binary system Eta Carinae during its 19th century outburst. Eta Carinae lies about 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina an
"08.07.2014 14:08:27" NASA | Zoom into Eta Carinae Nebula and New 3D Model An international team of astronomers has developed a 3D model of a giant cloud ejected by the massive binary system Eta Carinae during its 19th century outburst. Eta Carinae lies about 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina an
"07.07.2014 17:00:08" NASA | Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture NASA's Aquarius instrument has released its first released worldwide maps of soil moisture. Soil moisture, the water contained within soil particles, is an important player in Earth's water cycle. This animated version of Aquarius' measurements revea
"03.07.2014 15:00:03" NASA | STEREO Solar Conjunction Since February 2011, the two spacecraft of NASA's the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory or STEREO mission have been providing scientists with unprecedented views of the far side of the sun.
The spacecraft travel at different speeds. This mean
"25.06.2014 10:00:03" NASA | Goddard Goes to Mars The Martian climate remains one of the solar system's biggest mysteries: although cold and dry today, myriad surface features on Mars carved by flowing water attest to a much warmer, wetter past. What caused this dramatic transition? Scientists think
"23.06.2014 14:00:07" NASA | JWST Microshutters Snapshot A new Microshutter Array for the Webb Telescope's Near Infrared Spectrometer (NIRSpec) is packed and transported by hand one building away at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to undergo thermal cycling testing and checkouts at it operational temperat
"18.06.2014 15:00:09" NASA | The Moon As Art Contest To celebrate its 5th Anniversary, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission decided to hold a contest to pick a cover image for "The Moon As Art" collection.
This collection features a variety of beautiful visuals that were created using data gathered
"17.06.2014 17:21:55" NASA | Webb's Fully Integrated Heart Lowered http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/webbs-fully-integrated-heart-lowered-into-the-chamber
Engineers move the heart of the Webb Telescope holding all four science instruments out of the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and into the hu