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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.

Massive Rainfall Totals From Tropical Storm Oswald Seen By NASA
2013-01-24 15:59:13

Tropical Storm Oswald's heavy rains have caused flooding in Queensland, Australia and NASA's TRMM satellite measured almost two feet of rain fell in certain areas.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.