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Amazon rainforest
2014-07-30 16:22:37

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

Carbon Conundrums
2014-06-12 16:21:05

NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

2014-05-21 08:21:59

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two scientific spacecraft and a military communications payload produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) are observing major on orbit

NASA, JAXA Announce Launch Date For New Precipitation Satellite
2013-12-26 12:14:39

On Thursday, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced the date and window -- Feb. 27 from 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST -- for the launch of a new precipitation satellite.

Operational Control Of Environmental Satellite Transferred By NASA
2013-03-04 13:25:51

The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22, 2013.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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