- NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 30 July, 2021by Marc Boucher on July 31, 2021 at 12:20 pm
NASA’s Space to Ground is your weekly update on what’s happening aboard the International Space Station….
- A Path Toward Unraveling Mysteries Of The Ocean From Spaceby Keith Cowing on July 31, 2021 at 12:49 am
Using nearly a decade of satellite data, researchers at Colorado State University have uncovered "milky seas" in a way they’ve never been seen before – a rare and fascinating oceanic bioluminescent phenomenon detected by a highly sensitive spaceborne low-light sensor….
- Probing The Layer-cake Structure Of A Brown Dwarf’s Atmosphereby Keith Cowing on July 31, 2021 at 12:44 am
Jupiter may be the bully planet of our solar system because it’s the most massive planet, but it’s actually a runt compared to many of the giant planets found around other stars….
- Earth from Space: Malé, the Maldivesby Marc Boucher on July 30, 2021 at 2:23 pm
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Malé – the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives….
- NASA’s 10th Space Apps Challenge Increases Global Participationby Keith Cowing on July 30, 2021 at 2:16 am
To mark the 10th International Space Apps Challenge, the largest annual global hackathon in the world, NASA is collaborating with nine space agency partners to bring the event to even more communities Oct. 2-3, 2021….
- Rotation of Super-Jupiter HR 8799 Measured For The First Timeby Keith Cowing on July 30, 2021 at 2:14 am
Astronomers have captured the first-ever spin measurements of HR 8799, the famed system that made history as the very first exoplanetary system to have its image taken….
- Frozen Smectite Clays, Not Water, Detected Beneath Mars’ South Polar Regionby Keith Cowing on July 30, 2021 at 2:10 am
What lies beneath the frozen surface of Mars’ south polar region has been a recent hot topic among researchers, and a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Research Scientist Isaac Smith refines the answer, pouring cold water on the subglacial…
- Launch Abort System Integrated With Artemis 1 Orionby Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 6:22 pm
Teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) and contractor Jacobs integrated the launch abort system (LAS) with the Orion spacecraft inside the Launch Abort System Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 23, 2021….
- Nauka Docks To ISS – And Then Problemsby Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 6:14 pm
The uncrewed Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), named Nauka, the Russian word for "science," arrived at the International Space Station’s Poisk module on the space-facing side of the Russian segment at 9:29 a.m. EDT…
- Is The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Ascent Stage Still in Lunar Orbit?by Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 2:42 pm
The Apollo 11 Eagle Lunar Module ascent stage was abandoned in lunar orbit after the historic landing in 1969. Its fate is unknown….
- Peru’s Lake Titicaca Viewed From Orbitby Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 2:58 am
Thomas Pesquet: Peru celebrates its national day today (and tomorrow), and no I won’t do all the countries (although…) but this one is a special one, 200 years since its independence! (and I visited friends there a while ago)….
- How Planets Form In Binary Systems Without Getting Crushedby Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 2:56 am
Astronomers have developed the most realistic model to date of planet formation in binary star systems….
- The Most-detailed Radio Image Of Andromeda Galaxy To Dateby Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 2:49 am
Scientists have published a new, detailed radio image of the Andromeda galaxy – the Milky Way’s sister galaxy – which will allow them to identify and study the regions of Andromeda where new stars are born….
- Magnetic Fields Implicated In The Mysterious Midlife Crisis Of Starsby Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 2:47 am
Middle-aged stars can experience their own kind of midlife crisis, experiencing dramatic breaks in their activity and rotation rates at about the same age as our Sun, according to new research published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical…
- Earth’s Vital Signs Worsen Amid Business-as-usual Mindset On Climate Changeby Keith Cowing on July 29, 2021 at 2:44 am
Twenty months after declaring a climate emergency and establishing a set of vital signs for the Earth, a coalition headed by two Oregon State University researchers says the updated vital signs "largely reflect the consequences of unrelenting business as usual."…