April 18, 2017
On Feb. 13, 2017, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.
April 11, 2017
NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites that will take detailed measurement of wind speeds inside hurricanes, successfully completed the development and on-orbit commissioning phases of its mission and moved into the science operations phase.
April 3, 2017
Earth’s atmosphere is dusted with tiny particles known as aerosols, which include windblown ash, sea salt, pollution, and other natural and human-produced materials. Aerosols can absorb or scatter sunlight, affecting how much light reflects back into space or stays trapped in the atmosphere.
April 3, 2017
Utah’s Bryce Canyon is not the deepest canyon in the United States; its largest “amphitheater” of naturally eroded rock drops 240 meters. Arizona’s Grand Canyon, for comparison, measures more than 1,800 meters deep in places. But photographers who visit Bryce Canyon National Park typically aren’t looking for dizzying heights and depth; they’re often trying to capture images of the delicate spires called “hoodoos” that rise from the canyon.
March 28, 2017
An RS-25 rocket engine with a new flight-model engine controller and flight configuration software was successfully tested for the first time at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on March 23, 2017.
March 14, 2017
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of “cloud streets” over the Barents Sea and Mezhdusharsky Island on March 7, 2017.
March 3, 2017
REDMOND, Wash. - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), recently completed hot-fire acceptance testing of eight auxiliary engines that will be used on the first flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft with the Space Launch System rocket, slated to launch in 2018. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2fb2ecb3-4512-4575-9488-02ae8ace74be Orion’s
February 6, 2017
NASA upgraded its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) imagery website that provides daily views of Earth from 1 million miles away, now allowing the public to choose natural or enhanced color images of Earth as well as zoom into an area on the globe.
February 1, 2017
A panorama photograph taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station shows nearly the full length of Lake Powell, the reservoir on the Colorado River in southern Utah and northern Arizona.
January 30, 2017
ENGLEWOOD, COLO.— Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (Surrey) has been selected by the NASA Rapid Spacecraft Development Office (RSDO) for inclusion of its SSTL-150 ESPA satellite platform in the third NASA Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition Catalog (Rapid III). Through this contractual framework, Surrey is able to directly engage with NASA and other government agencies for