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Milky way
Earth Observatory: A Barrage of a Launch
Mar 28, 2012 09:15 AM E
Five sounding rockets streaked into the pre-dawn sky on March 27, 2012, leaving trails of milky white clouds in a little understood part of the atmosphere. The first rocket was launched to the cusp of space at 4:58 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and the subsequent launches occurred at 80 second intervals.
Mars
Mars-Bound NASA Craft Adjusts Path, Tests Instruments
Mar 28, 2012 09:02 AM E
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, halfway to Mars, adjusted its flight path today for delivery of the one-ton rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars in August.
NASA Infrared Data Shows Bands of Thunderstorms Around 96W
NASA Satellite Sees Thunderstorms Banding Around Developing System 96W
Mar 28, 2012 08:50 AM E
A low pressure system that has been lingering in the western North Pacific Ocean for several days appears to be coming together today in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.
NASA
ATREX Mission Successfully Launched from Wallops
Mar 27, 2012 12:01 PM E
NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream.
Image of the Day Gallery
Hubble Sees Glittering Jewels of Messier 9
Mar 26, 2012 08:55 AM E
The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most detailed image so far of Messier 9, a globular star cluster located close to the center of the galaxy. This ball of stars is too faint to see with the naked eye, yet Hubble can see over 250,000 individual stars shining in it.
Dust storm
Dust Storm in Southwest Asia
Mar 26, 2012 08:46 AM E
Dust storms have been raging across southwestern Asia and the Middle East in mid-March 2012. Intense dust events spanned thousands of kilometers from the Red Sea to Afgashistan, and from the Arabian Peninsula to India. Earlier in the month, dust was on the move in Iraq and Syria and along Africa's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.
Pagan
Earth Observatory: Pagan Island, Northern Marianas
Mar 26, 2012 08:18 AM E
A steam plume flows blows south from the peak of Pagan Island's northernmost volcano in this photograph by an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS). Pagan is part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, an island chain of volcanoes that form the margin between the Pacific Ocean (to the east) and the Philippine Sea (to the we...
Fitness
Gravity-defying Workouts Lift Fitness Routines
Mar 26, 2012 07:13 AM E
More exercisers are taking their fitness to the air these days, held aloft by technology borrowed from sources as far-flung as the space program and the circus.
Space
Debris Prompts Space Station Crew to Seek Shelter
Mar 25, 2012 06:52 AM E
A passing piece of potentially dangerous space debris forced astronauts at the International Space Station to temporarily seek refuge in escape ships early on Saturday, U.S. officials said.
Flooding along the Darling River
Flooding along the Darling River
Mar 24, 2012 07:55 AM E
The Darling River flows roughly southwest across the Australian state of New South Wales, and in March 2012, the river flooded. On March 14, the State Emergency Service reported major flooding at Louth and warned of an expected floodwater peak at Tilpa over the coming days. Floods were receding, however, at Bourke.
China
Satellites Map Fine Aerosol Pollution Over China
Mar 23, 2012 08:54 AM E
Many types of aerosol particles circulate in the atmosphere, but one of the most damaging to human health is known as PM2.5, a technical term for microscopic bits of matter less than 2. These small pollutants, which come mostly from burning fossil fuels and biomass, can lodge deep in the lungs, where they exacerbate a variety of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
Space
European Cargo Ship Launches to Space Station
Mar 23, 2012 08:45 AM E
The European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket from the Arianespace launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, at 12:34 a.m. EDT Friday, beginning a six-day journey to the International Space Station. The 13-ton "Edoardo Amaldi" spacecraft, named in honor of the 20th-century Italian ...
The Paths of Earthquake Waves
Discovery Sheds New Light on Wandering Continents
Mar 23, 2012 07:11 AM E
A layer of partially molten rock about 22 to 75 miles underground can't be the only mechanism that allows continents to gradually shift their position over millions of years, according to a NASA-sponsored researcher. The result gives insight into what allows plate tectonics - the movement of the Earth's crustal plates - to occur.
pacific ocean
New Understanding of Earth's Mantle Beneath the Pacific Ocean
Mar 22, 2012 15:28 PM E
Scientists have long speculated about why there is a large change in the strength of rocks that lie at the boundary between two layers immediately under Earth's crust: the lithosphere and underlying asthenosphere. Understanding this boundary is central to our knowledge of plate tectonics and thus the formation and evolution of our planet as we know it today.
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