Mars Rover Perseverance successfully landed on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021, and it features a variety of innovative sensors and robotics to carry out its mission.
Slovenia Releases Color Image from NEMO-HD Microsatellite
Space-SI, the Slovenian Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies, released the first multispectral image captured by its NEMO-HD Earth observation microsatellite just 16 days after launch.
Spacecraft Launch Activity Hit a 20-Year High in 2020
In its newly released quarterly issue of The Space Report, Space Foundation announced 2020 Q4 research and analysis findings revealing substantial growth in key areas.
Rising Seas in Charleston
With its population rising three times faster than the national average, the Charleston metropolitan area is among the fastest-growing places in the United States.
New Fires Scorch the Hills of Southern California
Fire season in California generally peaks from May through October. But as global temperatures have risen, so too has the state's risk for fall season fires.
Lituya Bay's Apocalyptic Wave
The event at Lituya Bay still stands as one of the tallest tsunami waves known to science.
SEOSAT-Ingenio Prepares for Takeoff
The satellite will benefit society through numerous disciplines such as cartography, agriculture, forestry, urban development and water management.
NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible
NASA has funded 11 new projects as part of the agency's Earth Science Data Systems' Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth Systems Science (ACCESS) program. Proposals submitted in 2019 and funded in 2020 focused on three areas: machine learning, science in the cloud and open source tools.
NASA Population Modeling Makes Humanitarian Efforts More Precise
Models based in part on a method NASA has used to track and count wild salmon in Nevada can now be used by governments and humanitarian organizations to more accurately estimate populations and allocate aid to remote regions of the world.
Machine-Learning Nanosats to Inform Global Trade
On Sept. 28, 2020, Glaswegian-built nanosatellites joined a fleet of about 100 objects in low-Earth orbit that help to predict the movement of the world's resources so businesses and governments can make informed decisions.