07.28.08 - NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center, San Francisco, Calif., and the University of California at Berkeley, will transmit live images of the Aug. 1, 2008, total eclipse of the sun.
10.29.08 - The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end approximately a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable.
07.24.08 - Researchers using a fleet of five NASA satellites have discovered that explosions of magnetic energy a third of the way to the moon power substorms that cause sudden brightenings and rapid movements of the aurora borealis, called the Northern Lights.
07.22.08 - NASA satellites, aircraft, and research know-how have created a wealth of cutting-edge tools to help firefighters battle wildfires. These tools also have helped scientists understand the impact of fires and smoke on Earth's climate and ecosystems.
07.17.08 - NASA will hold a media teleconference on Thursday, July 24, at 1 p.m. EDT, to announce the first results from a fleet of five satellites that have discovered what powers sudden brightening and rapid movements of the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis.
07.11.08 - A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state.
07.09.08 - Efforts to harness the energy potential of Earth's ocean winds could soon gain an important new tool: global satellite maps from NASA.
06.20.08 - A new NASA-French space agency oceanography satellite launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a globe-circling voyage to continue charting sea level, a vital indicator of global climate change.
06.20.08 - NASA has selected two science proposals to be the agency's next Explorer Program Mission of Opportunity investigations. One activity will study black holes; the other will determine how the Earth's outer atmosphere responds to external forces.
06.12.08 - As the summer fire season heats up, NASA aircraft are set to follow the trail of smoke plumes from some of Earth's northernmost forest fires, examining their contribution to arctic pollution and implications for climate change.
05.29.08 - NASA has selected the University of Colorado at Boulder for the management and operations of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center.
05.20.08 - A satellite that will help scientists better monitor and understand rises in global sea level, study the world's ocean circulation and its links to Earth's climate, and improve weather and climate forecasts, is undergoing final preparations for a June 15 launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
05.14.08 - A new NASA-led study shows human-caused climate change has made an impact on a wide range of Earth's natural systems, including permafrost thawing, plants blooming earlier across Europe and lakes declining in productivity in Africa.
05.13.08 - NASA will hold two media briefings on Tuesday, May 20, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT, on the international Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, which is dedicated to monitoring sea-level rise and improving weather and climate forecasts.
05.07.08 - Administrator Michael Griffin announced Wednesday that Ed Weiler will remain as NASA's associate administrator for the agency's Science Mission Directorate. Weiler was named interim chief of the directorate March 26.
05.01.08 - International news media should apply now for accreditation to cover the launch of the Jason-2 satellite on the Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
04.22.08 - NASA will hold a media briefing Tuesday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the latest research documenting changes in Earth’s ecosystems using NASA remote-sensing data.
04.22.08 - NASA has selected General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., to build the Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft.
04.17.08 - Since humans first flew in space, nothing has captivated astronauts more than the view of home out the window of their spacecraft.
04.16.08 - The Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has not changed its current estimates for the very low probability (1 in 45,000) of an Earth impact by the asteroid Apophis in 2036.