12.29.10 - Bob Benson tells tales of winter research in Minnesota, the South Pole and Alaska over a five-decade career studying Earth's ionosphere.
12.29.10 - Ireland was swathed in white Dec. 22, when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
12.27.10 - A powerful low pressure system brought blizzard conditions from northern New Jersey to Maine over Christmas weekend. The GOES-13 satellite captured an image of the low's center off the Massachusetts coast and saw the snowfall left behind.
12.23.10 - Travelers over the long holiday weekend can count on one Christmas present: great satellite imagery to aid their journeys.
12.15.10 - New studies reveal mechanisms driving ice loss in West Antarctica, with implications for improving predictions of sea level rise.
12.09.10 - The actuators behind the Webb telescope's mirrors play a very important role in the telescope's function.
12.08.10 - For much of the upper Midwestern United States, winter conditions have arrived before astronomical winter. Residents in these areas of the U.S. hope it leaves early, too.
Is it possible to wholly capture the diverse community and groundbreaking work done at Goddard? These photographs tell part of the story.
12.02.10 - NASA engineer develops nanotechnology to help make the invisible, visible.
12.01.10 - New data from the Cassini spacecraft give scientists a unique view of active fissures through the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
11.24.10 - The GOES-13 satellite captured a look at the United States as Thanksgiving travelers make their way to their holiday celebrations.
11.24.10 - New NASA images support findings that one of Jupiter's stripes that "disappeared" last spring is now showing signs of a comeback.
11.23.10 - Scheduled to fly one year, designed to last a year and a half, EO-1 celebrated ten years Nov. 21, 2010. The satellite accomplished far more than anyone dreamed.
11.22.10 - Engineers have faced and overcome a number of unique engineering challenges in recent years while preparing NASA's newest climate-monitoring mission for launch.
11.22.10 - No one was more surprised than Abby Sunderland at how quickly she was rescued after her sailboat was dismasted in the Indian Ocean in June.
11.19.10 - NASA has established a Venus Climate Orbiter Participating Scientist Program to complement scientific return of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)-led Venus Climate Orbiter, or Akatsuki mission.
11.19.10 - More than a dozen NASA engineers and support personnel will be packing their bags and spending their holidays in Antarctica.
11.18.10 - NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has visited and photographed two craters informally named for the spacecraft that carried men to the moon 41 years ago this week.
11.15.10 - NASA scientists bearing gifts visit the set of CBS' hit series "The Big Bang Theory."
Since Oct. 26, researchers have been making flights over Antarctica on NASA's DC-8 flying science laboratory to map ice surfaces and the features hidden below. On Thurs., Nov. 18, scientists were on hand during a flight to answer your questions about the mission.
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11.10.10 - Like a cosmic light bulb on a dimmer switch, Saturn emitted gradually less energy each year from 2005 to 2009, according to Cassini observations.
11.09.10 - A NASA analysis of satellite data challenges previously held beliefs about how the Arctic loses its older and thicker 'multiyear' sea ice.
11.05.10 - NASA approved an extension of the TIMED mission through 2014.
11.03.10 - As scientists and engineers work to make the telescope a reality, they wonder what sights the largest space-based observatory will reveal.
10.27.10 - The sun isn't kind to objects without atmospheres. Bombarded by solar radiation surfaces of some comets tend to be a charred carbon-black.
10.27.10 - Over long time scales, research has shown that both the climate and humans have a profound effect on wildfire activity around the globe.
10.26.10 - Last week a primary mirror milestone was met for James Webb Space Telescope project as the first gold-coated mirror segment finished testing in the X-ray & Cryogenic Facility.
10.25.10 - Six months after her boat was damaged in a storm, Abby Sunderland got to meet the NASA team that developed technology used to save her life.
10.22.2010 - A NASA panel that investigated the unsuccessful April 28, 2010 launch of a scientific balloon from Alice Springs, Australia, has released its report.
10.22.10 - Scientists return this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission will resume its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica to monitor the region's sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers.
10.21.10 - Support from LRO was critical to LCROSS's mission to search the moon's polar regions for evidence of water.
10.15.10 - Solar Week provides a weeklong series of web-based educational activities for classrooms about our magnetic variable star, the sun, and its interactions with Earth and the solar system.
10.14.10 - A new atmosphere-ocean climate modeling study shows that the planet's temperature depends, ultimately, on the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide.
10.14.10 - NASA software used to enhance Earth science imagery could one day aid in the interpretation of mammograms, ultrasounds and other medical imagery.
10.13.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first snapshots of a suspected asteroid collision. The images show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a comet-like trail of material.
10.12.10 - Exploring Energy is the theme of this year’s Earth Science Week, Oct. 10-16.
10.11.10 - A small asteroid will fly past Earth early Tuesday within the Earth-moon system.
10.06.10 - Sea ice has reached its minimum extent for 2010, measuring in at the third-lowest extent since satellite measurements began.
10.04.10 - One small college outside the Washington beltway has been fostering young students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.
10.04.10 - The discovery of reactions between two ices at temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing could revamp our understanding of Europa.
10.04.10 - A deep, stationary trough of low pressure parked over the Ohio and Tennessee valleys west of the Appalachians drew a steady stream of tropical moisture, including the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, up the East Coast.
10.01.10 - A major instrument due to fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is getting its first taste of space in test facilities in the United Kingdom.
09.30.10 - An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth's temperatures in the headlines this summer.
10.04.10 - This solar wind is some million degrees Celsius, can move as fast as 750 kilometers (466 statute miles) per second, and – so far – defies a complete description by any one theory.
09.30.10 - When Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) was launched on October 19, 2008, space physicists held their collective breath for never-before-seen views of a collision zone far beyond the planets. Now scientists have finished assembling a second complete sweep around the sky, and IBEX has again delivered an unexpected result: the map has changed significantly.
09.22.10 - Scientists have produced a new map of Fine Particulate Matter particles 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter (PM2.5), using MISR/MODIS data.
09.20.10 - Firefly will focus on the mystery of near Earth gamma ray flashes, a little understood phenomenon linked to lightning, which scientists hope to answer with this pint-sized satellite.
09.17.10 - NASA’s known best for sending humans to the Moon and rovers to Mars, but one of the agency’s most widely used sensor networks resides right here on terra firma.
09.16.10 - The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought.
09.16.10 - This year's annual depletion of stratospheric ozone over Antarctica – more commonly referred to as the “ozone hole” – started in early August 2010 and is now expanding toward its annual maximum.
09.14.10 - On September 18, 2010 the world will join the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., as well as other NASA Centers to celebrate the first annual International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).
09.13.10 - While the 2010 minimum extent of arctic sea ice remains to be seen, NASA's Aqua satellite captured this snapshot on Sept. 3.
09.09.10 - The Marshall Center's X-ray & Cryogenic Facility has received a unique James Webb Space Telescope element for testing.
09.09.10 - Two Goddard scientists participate in 2010 Desert RATS campaign.
09.09.10 - The TRMM satellite has provided a visual tool to see just how much rain Tropical Storm Hermine has dumped on Texas since it made landfall earlier this week.
09.08.10 - The Canadian Space Agency has delivered a test unit of the Fine Guidance Sensor to the James Webb Space Telescope to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
09.08.10 - A new video shows how NASA maps pine beetle outbreaks, and what impact the beetle damage might have on forest fires.
09.07.10 - In the midst of a difficult fire season in many parts of the world, the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online fire detection system that will help firefighters and natural hazards managers improve response time and resource management.
09.03.10 - NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission passed its critical design review, which clears the way for spacecraft fabrication.
09.02.10 - NASA has selected science investigations for a new Heliophysics mission called Solar Probe Plus.
09.02.10 - Technology NASA developed for the Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking program has helped save 186 lives so far this year.
09.01.10 - Mercury's exosphere is a place of amazing activity that can tell astronomers a lot about the planet's surface and environment.
09.03.10 - A new dish for astronauts in space has been created. Bravo TV's Emmy-award winning reality show "Top Chef" featured a special challenge to create a dish that could be freeze-dried and sent into space.
08.30.10 - A new geologic map of a lunar basin paints an instant, camouflage-colored portrait of what a mash-up the moon's surface is after eons of violent events.
08.27.10 - ICESat has provided a critical look at ice thickness at Earth's polar regions over the course of its seven-year life. That mission has now ended.
08.25.10 - Two NASA Earth scientists have traded in their air-conditioned offices for the uncomfortably arid fields of central Turkey this summer.
08.24.10 - In early August 2005, "Katrina" was just a name. By September, it had become synonymous with the costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history.
08.24.10 - It takes many years to build a real space telescope. However, when it comes assembling the life-sized model of NASA's Webb telescope...
08.20.10 - Scientists, graduate students and NASA flight crew took part in the first flight of the DC-8 aircraft in NASA's GRIP experiment on August 17.
08.16.10 - It wasn’t until the IBEX mission that they’ve been able to see what the human eye cannot: the first-ever images of this electromagnetic crash scene.
08.13.10 - The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite detected two clusters of intense fires when it acquired a photo-like image.
08.13.10 - Goddard staff watched the future of astronomy and astrophysics mapped out Friday Aug. 13 during the nationwide web-cast of the 2010 decadal survey organized by the National Research Council.
08.11.10 - The Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, arrived at the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, on Aug. 10 from the Marshall Center.
08.12.10 - Astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected gamma-rays from a nova for the first time, a finding that stunned observers and theorists alike because unlike supernovae, these explosions are typically too small to see.
08.11.10 - Summer interns from Goddard's Lunar and Planetary Science Academy investigate the persistent question of how these rocks big and small move across two flats in Death Valley.
08.11.10 - The first-ever Nobel Prize medal flown into space, by NASA's STS-132 space shuttle crew, was returned to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on July 27.
08.09.10 - An M-class flare erupted in active sunspot region 1093, peaking at 1824 UTC on August 7, 2010.
08.09.10 - A chunk of ice some 97 square miles in size broke off Greenland's Petermann Glacier on August 5. The resulting iceberg is the Arctic's largest since 1962.
08.06.10 - Another great image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) of the solar event on August 1. Increased aurora activity because of the Aug. 1 event has subsided.
08.05.10 - Flying above tropical storms this summer, NASA's goal is nothing short of the ultimate goal for hurricane science: Understanding how they form.
08.03.10 - The "Hubble Gotchu!" guy, famous for his sketches on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ventured to Goddard last month. The resulting video aired last night!
07.30.10 - On Thursday, July 29, 2010 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden attended a townhall meeting at Goddard Space Flight Center to talk with NASA interns, fellows and scholars.
07.27.10 - Recently, six James Webb Space Telescope beryllium mirror segments completed a series of cryogenic tests at the X-ray & Cryogenic Facility at the Marshall Center.
07.27.10 - One of the most destructive storms in years struck Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area on July 25, 2010.
07.22.10 - The point where ice separates from land is called the "grounding line." For scientists, an accurate map of the grounding line is a first step toward a complete calculation of how much ice the continent is losing.
07.20.10 - This updated video shows a series of images that provide a space-based view of the burning oil rig and the ensuing oil spill, now with additional footage through July 14.
07.20.10 - Using NASA satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map that details the heights of the world's forests.
07.21.10 - NASA's Pleiades supercomputer has helped develop a simulation of tropical cyclone Nargis, which devastated Myanmar in 2008. The result is the first model to replicate the formation of the tropical cyclone five days in advance.
07.16.10 - A small earthquake, centered near Germantown, Md., occurred at 5:04 a.m. EDT on July 16, and its vibrations were felt from West Virginia to Connecticut.
07.13.10 - GOES scientists have developed continually updating 'movies' of satellite imagery that allow online, iPhone and iPad viewing of any storm's movement in the Atlantic Ocean or Eastern Pacific Ocean.
07.12.10 - There are a lot of things that happen "behind the scenes" when a space telescope is being built, as this recent photo shows.
07.09.10 - As the arcing loops above an active region began to rotate into a nice profile view, SDO captured the dynamic, magnetic struggles taking place below (July 6-8, 2010).
07.09.10 - Jakobshavn Glacier shed 2.7 square miles of ice overnight as researchers watched the ice sheet rift and then retreat.
07.07.10 - NASA is leading an aircraft campaign that will provide a sustained and unprecedented look at the inner workings of hurricane formation and intensification.
10.06.10 - Enceladus should have frozen solid long ago, but a slight wobble may help generate enough heat to create an ocean under its icy surface.
07.08.10 - This image from LRO of the Apollo 16 landing site was acquired when the sun was nearly overhead. High sun causes white and metallic artifacts left on the surface by to stand out in high contrast.
07.06.10 - Like a July 4 fireworks display a young, glittering collection of stars seen by Hubble resemble an aerial burst.
07.02.10 - The "Know Your Earth" video highlights NASA's role in studying our home planet. It appears beginning today in special kiosks in movie theaters across the country.
07.01.10 - The U.S. Department of Energy led this year’s Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiation Effects Study (CARES), including NASA researchers, to analyze the way these particles affect the area downwind of Sacramento.
07.01.10 - Complex interactions between Saturn and its satellites have led scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft to a comprehensive model that could explain how oxygen may end up on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Titan.
06.28.10 - At Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio, Helen-Nicole Kostis works as part of a team that takes raw scientific data and translates it into stunning imagery.
06.25.10 - LOLA highlights the Goddard Crater on the Moon in this spectacular shot.
06.24.10 - The Earth as seen from the Moon! This is an LROC NAC mosaic of images snapped on 12 June 2010 during a calibration sequence.
06.23.10 - In celebration of one year since launch, here are ten cool things already observed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
06.23.10 - The Webb won't be orbiting the Earth –instead will we send it almost a million miles out into space, to a place called 'L2.'
06.10.10 - Fountains of electric dust may be responsible for a mysterious glow seen on the lunar horizon during the Apollo 17 and other missions.
06.07.10 - NASA's Heliophysics FastSat satellite (that includes 3 Goddard instruments) has been assembled at NASA MSFC and is ready for shipment to the USAF in Alaska.
06.02.10 - NASA climate simulations use and produce vast amounts of data, and the newly named NASA Center for Climate Simulation is expanding services to meet the agency's growing climate data needs.
06.01.10 - A research team has helped predict the presence of songbirds in a forest by combining satellite data, bird census, and other light detection and ranging with a new modeling technique.
05.27.10 - NASA interviews Larry Hinzman, director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska, about greenhouse gases trapped beneath the Arctic permafrost.
05.27.10 - Hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems are among the research areas to be investigated during the next five years by new NASA airborne science missions announced today.
05.26.10 - Data from an ongoing survey by NASA's Swift satellite have helped astronomers solve a decades-long mystery about why a small percentage of black holes emit vast amounts of energy.
05.25.10 - We spoke with Judith Lean, a member of the Glory science team and solar physicist at the United States Naval Research Laboratory, about solar cycles and what scientists have learned about solar variability
05.25.10 - For more than two centuries, scientists have wondered how much heat and light the sun expels, and whether this energy varies enough to change Earth’s climate.
05.25.10 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has allowed scientists for the first time to comprehensively view the dynamic nature of storms on the sun.
05.25.10 - Fifty years ago, TIROS-1 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening an exciting dimension in weather forecasting, now captured in a new video about the historic satellite.
05.24.10 - Dennis Clements thought his life was over when, during a trip to the Caribbean, his boat capsized and left him floating 250 miles away from shore.
05.27.10 - By May 26, 2010, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this photo-like image, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Volcano had slowed its eruption.
05.18.10 - The James Webb Telescope's ISIM Structure was Cold-Tested at NASA Goddard in the clean room recently.
05.18.10 - A short video highlights Mount St. Helens' catastrophic eruption and recovery over the last thirty years, as captured by Landsat satellites.
05.12.10 - A NASA video highlights how the Smog Bloggers combine laser measurements with NASA satellite data to paint a daily picture of air pollution across the US.
05.11.10 - A heavy runaway star is rushing away from a nearby stellar nursery at more than 250,000 miles an hour, a speed that will get you to the Moon and back in two hours.
04.29.10 - Sophisticated technologies developed at Goddard are enabling them to build an instrument designed to probe the first moments of the universe's existence.
04.29.10 - With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn’s atmosphere.
04.23.10 - IceBridge project scientist Michael Studinger wrote from Thule, Greenland, to provide a look at some of the mission's accomplishments and critical moments.
04.22.10 - The Smog Blog website monitors air pollution much like meteorologists track the daily weather. We talk with lead blogger Raymond Hoff about the air you breathe.
04.22.10 - NASA is releasing a new Hubble photo of a small portion of one of the largest known star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary.
04.19.10 - The video series, "Where Words Touch the Earth," documents environmental changes observed by Native Americans.
04.19.10 - Swift primarily studies gamma-ray bursts, the biggest and most mysterious explosions in the cosmos. On April 13, Swift's "burst-o-meter" cataloged its 500th GRB.
04.18.10 - Between April 17 and April 25 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., NASA will have Earth Day presentations and demonstrations at the impressive NASA Village.
04.16.10 - Aerosols don't just come from spray cans. Any airborne particle or droplet, whether from a canister, the smokestack of a factory, or a dust storm, is an aerosol.
04.16.10 - The GOES-12 satellite is being moved to cover South America, so GOES-13 goes into service over the Eastern United States.
04.13.10 - A video highlights NASA pilots' and flight engineers' first science flight of the Global Hawk aircraft over the Pacific Ocean.
04.12.10 - The night of April 10 was filled with energy and pulsing beats as hundreds of guests converged upon NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
04.12.10 - View this page for photographs of the Goddard Space Flight Center's third annual Yuri's Night party on April 10, celebrating humankind's achievements in space exploration.
04.09.10 - Business and government alike depend on GPS devices to determine location, time, and velocity. NASA engineers have found a way to improve their accuracy.
04.08.10 - NASA and NOAA have successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean.
04.07.10 - A NASA research team is using the latest advances in satellite artificial intelligence to speed up estimates of the heat and volume of lava escaping from an erupting volcano in Iceland.
04.06.10 - At NASA Goddard, graduate students are on the front lines of technology development, adjusting lasers and mirrors and spending long hours at computer terminals.
04.06.10 - This year, Arctic sea ice grew to levels beyond those measured in recent years but slightly below average when compared to the 30-year satellite record.
04.02.10 - A video showing 10 days of GOES-12 data shows the storms that dumped heavy rainfall on the Northeastern United States in the latter part of March.
04.01.10 - If our eyes could see radio waves, the nearby galaxy Centaurus A would be one of the biggest and brightest objects in the sky, nearly 20 times the apparent size of a full moon.
04.01.10 - Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite, TIROS-1, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting.
Read about Goddard's Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Orlando Figueroa.
03.30.10 - The NIRSpec instrument arrived at Goddard. This is an in-depth look at what NIRSPec does.
03.30.10 - Chains of craters form either from material ejected from larger, distant craters, or when a comet or asteroid breaks up before impact.
03.29.10 - The highest-resolution-yet temperature map and images of Saturn’s icy moon Mimas obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft reveal surprising surface patterns.
03.29.10 - Migratory birds experience severe impacts to their habitats and populations from events such as hurricanes and droughts.
03.25.10 - During the first two weeks of February 2010, the GOES-12 weather satellite observed a record setting series of Nor'easter snow storms which blanketed the mid-Atlantic coast in two blizzards.
03.24.10 - The northeastern U.S. was subjected to heavy flooding and damage from late winter storms, and GOES-12 captured a movie of those storms as they dumped heavy rainfall between March 8 and 16, 2010.
03.23.10 - Can you imagine seeing 13 billion years back in time, watching the first stars grow, galaxies evolve and solar systems form? You will.
03.19.10 - The cinematic space odysseys are part of the new Imax film "Hubble 3D," which opens today at select Imax theaters worldwide.
03.18.10 - The next generation space telescope continues to come together at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., with the arrival of the "Mid Infrared Instrument."
03.18.10 - NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.
03.17.10 - At a depth of 600 feet beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet, a small shrimp-like creature managed to brighten up an otherwise gray polar day.
03.16.10 - Ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth's surface increased for 30 years before leveling off in the mid-'90s, a new analysis of data from multiple sources shows.
03.12.10 - Topography data from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) aboard LRO reveal a violent impact history on the far side of the Moon.
03.11.10 - Three FASTSAT Instruments were tested at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center recently. Known as MINI-ME, PISA and TTI.
03.11.10 - The region of interest located in Mare Crisium is a compelling Exploration site for numerous reasons.
03.12.10 - The second–ever known tropical cyclone in the South Atlantic Ocean can't escape satellite eyes ...
03.10.10 - Take a virtual trip into Goddard's largest clean room, current residence of James Webb Space Telescope components, with the help of live images from the "Webb-cam."
03.04.10 - The crater gives us a window into the earliest history of the Moon, and the Moon gives us a window into the violent youth of Earth.
03.04.10 - Lava can leave behind delicate features that have been previously considered clear evidence of water, according to studies that compare Earth, Mars and the moon.
03.02.10 - Fermi reveals that most extragalactic gamma radiation comes from unknown sources rather than from black-hole-powered jets from active galaxies—what astronomers once considered the most likely suspects.
02.26.10 - The countdown to launch is on for the newest Geostationary Operational Environmental satellite, GOES-P.
03.03.10 - How do you test a structure the size of a tennis court? Webb telescope engineers have constructed a 1/3-scale model and a test facility to perform the critical thermal test of the sunshield system.
02.25.10 - On January 11, 2010, "History Detective" Tukufu Zuberi, from the PBS show "The History Detectives," came to Goddard to investigate a mystery. The mystery to be solved was whether or not this bit of mylar was from Goddard’s Echo II satelloon project.
02.24.10 - ICESat has provided a critical look at ice thickness at Earth's polar regions over the course of its seven-year life. That mission is now coming to an end.
02.24.10 - Some scientists will go anywhere for a proper test...
02.23.10 - A new video and image gallery highlight NASA's scientific study of global climate change.
02.22.10 - From the stars: A new way to make nanotubes - valued in materials science and medicine - without metal catalysts.
02.18.10 - A new NASA study indicates that motor vehicles are the greatest contributor to atmospheric warming: They release greenhouse gases that promote warming, while emitting few aerosols that counteract it.
02.18.10 - Nadine Unger, a climatologist with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, discusses her recent study that analyzed how different human activities affect climate.
02.16.10 - New images of supernova remnants from NASA's Fermi Telescope bring astronomers a step closer to understanding the source of some of the universe's most energetic particles -- cosmic rays.
02.11.10 - Hundreds of employees at Goddard have been working since Friday afternoon to keep buildings and roads safe for the essential employees supporting the current shuttle mission and the operations of the Solar Dynamics Observatory which launched today, February 11.
02.04.10 - The GOES-P spacecraft was fueled on Jan. 30 and mated with the Delta IV that will put it in orbit.
02.04.10 - The images show an icy and dark molasses-colored, mottled world that is undergoing seasonal changes in its surface color and brightness.
01.29.10 - Images from the LRO Camera taken at slightly different angles were used to make 3D measurements of the Apollo 14 landing site.
01.27.10 - Astronomers have found evidence that two supernovae blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.
01.28.10 - NASA's Aqua satellite flies over the Cape Verde islands, a region known for hurricane activity, and recently captured a stunning visual image of them.
01.26.10 - Center Director Rob Strain has named Orlando Figueroa as Goddard's new deputy director for science and technology, a post previously held by Dr. Laurie Leshin.
01.26.10 - The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-P is proceeding through more checks in preparation for its launch, which is no earlier than March 1.
01.21.10 - 2009 was tied for the second warmest year in the modern record, a new NASA analysis of global surface temperature shows.
01.21.10 - Gavin Schmidt offers some context on the surface temperature record, a data set that’s generated considerable interest — and some controversy — in the past.
01.27.10 - New NASA-led research shows that the melt season for Arctic sea ice has lengthened by an average of 20 days over the span of 28 years.
01.15.10 - The GOES-P Spacecraft Being Processed in Florida, and this describes what is currently happening during launch preparations.
01.05.10 - A new Mars mission will be checking whether a carefully chosen area of Mars has ever had an environment favorable for the development of life and preservation of evidence about life.
01.05.10 - Radio astronomers have uncovered 17 millisecond pulsars in our galaxy that could be used as a kind of "galactic GPS" to detect gravitational waves passing near Earth.
01.05.10 - Bright flashes of light off of bodies of water, known as sun glints, give scientists a way to pick out planets beyond our solar system (extrasolar planets) likely to have expanses of liquid water, and a better chance of supporting life.
01.05.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before.
01.04.10 - After 5 years of concurrent operations with the Afternoon Constellation, known as the "A-Train," the PARASOL satellite is going on another orbit "track."