An experiment to study the effects of lightning flashes on Earth's atmosphere has taken its first steps on its journey to space. The Firestation experiment has undergone numerous tests to make sure it's ready for flight.
A new analysis led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil.
Suomi NPP captured a night-time view of New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that revealed the extent of the power outages caused from Hurricane Sandy's landfall on October 29.
Dust that routinely rises above the world’s deserts causes a more significant localized warming effect than previously thought, a new study based on NASA field research shows.
Hurricane Sandy came ashore in northern New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012, and as the powerful storm made its way along the east coast it brought damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va.
While Hurricane Sandy caused havoc, NASA's "SPoRT Center" was busy developing information to help forecasters better predict the massive storm.
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Remember the ozone hole? A signature environmental concern of the 1980s has become a signature environmental success story. Scientists at NASA and NOAA keep a close eye on the state of the ozone.
A warmer lower Antarctic stratosphere led to the second-smallest ozone hole in 20 years, according to NASA and NOAA satellite measurements.
While the Arctic Ocean ice cap has diminished over the last three decades, the sea ice cover at the opposite pole of the planet has expanded.
NASA's Airborne Science C-20A, carrying a synthetic aperture radar, recently completed a study of volcanoes in Alaska, Aleutian Islands and Japan.
California has its share of disasters, like earthquakes, fires and floods. But what are the odds a hurricane could ever strike here? Turns out the concept isn't exactly all wet.
Here are a few of the more notable tropical cyclones that have affected Southern California in recorded history
NASA's GPM Core Observatory satellite went through its first complete comprehensive performance test (CPT), beginning on Oct. 4, 2012 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The rift in Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier that was discovered by NASA's Operation IceBridge in 2011 has been monitored by researchers around the world.
Scientists and flight crew members with NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's polar ice are beginning another Antarctic campaign.
Two weeks after a record low sea ice minimum in the Arctic Ocean, the ice around Antarctica reached its annual winter maximum—and set a record for a new high.
Scientists aboard NASA's SPURS ocean research cruise and an astronaut aboard the International Space Station shared notes on exploring space and the sea in a very long-distance phone call.
The ISERV Team was honored at the MSFC Annual Honor Awards Ceremonies for receiving the prestigious NASA Silver Achievement Medal.
Orbital Sciences Corporation recently completed Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite.