Space News Archive - May 12, 2011
Salinity â€“ the concentration of salt â€“ on the ocean surface is a key missing puzzle piece in satellite studies of Earth that will improve our understanding of how the ocean and atmosphere are coupled and work in tandem to affect our climate.
How do instruments end up on satellites orbiting the Earth?
ESA's CryoSat team working on the Greenland ice sheet has been honored with a visit from a Dutch delegation including HRH Prince of Orange.
Western Europe's exceptionally dry spring is clear to see in maps generated using data from SMOS.
SpaceX has named Bret Johnsen as Chief Financial Officer, bringing 20 years of financial leadership experience in high-profile, publicly traded companies to SpaceX as it undergoes rapid growth on the back of tremendous technological and market success.
Scientists said on Wednesday the majority of the 500 planets detected around stars besides the Sun appear to spin the same way the star does.
The fifth dwarf planet of the Solar System, Haumea, and at least one of its two satellites, are covered in crystalline water-ice due to the tidal forces between them and the heat of radiogenic elements.
Hubbleâ€™s newest camera has taken an image of galaxy NGC 4214, a galaxy glowing brightly with young stars and gas clouds.
NASA Television will cover the return of three International Space Station crew members and the launch of three new station residents in the coming weeks.
NASA said on Thursday that its Galileo spacecraft has revealed a subsurface ocean of molten, or partially molten, magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.