Latest Glory Stories

2010-11-17 16:02:00

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you have elementary school students? If you answered "yes," visit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center on Sunday, November 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities exploring the Glory spacecraft! (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Glory, set to launch in early 2011, will study...

2010-11-11 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Critically acclaimed Hip Hop artist and Pastor Jaeson Ma released his new single Glory today, November 11th. This marks Jaeson Ma's second single release from his upcoming album. His first single "Love", featuring award-winning artist Bruno Mars, reached 2 million views on YouTube. Glory is available on iTunes for download (www.itunes.com/jaesonma) and is also coupled with a song video that can be viewed on his website (www.jaesonma.com)....

2010-10-27 11:55:00

Mention the "A-Train" and most people probably think of the jazz legend Billy Strayhorn or perhaps New York City subway trains "” not climate change. However, it turns out that a convoy of "A-Train" satellites has emerged as one of the most powerful tools scientists have for understanding our planet's changing climate. The formation of satellites "” which currently includes Aqua, CloudSat, Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) and Aura...

2010-07-02 11:16:37

Dozens of scientists descended on Sacramento, Calif., in June hoping for what most of us don't want to see during hot summer days: thick, sooty haze. The team of some sixty researchers from across the country and several universities and government agencies -- including NASA scientists and aircraft -- took to the skies to sort out one of the stickiest questions in climate science: What effects do tiny aerosol particles in that haze --particularly those containing carbon -- have on the Earth's...

2009-07-13 08:55:06

The U.S. space agency says it has awarded a contract to the University of Colorado at Boulder for a total and spectral solar irradiance sensor. The approximately $42 million contract is for a key instrument for the future National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System, to be known as NPOESS. NASA said the university's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics will be responsible for, among other things, the design, engineering analyses, hardware and software...

2009-06-29 14:40:00

Twenty years ago, Brent Holben was part of a NASA team studying vegetation from space. In an unlikely career twist, his research morphed into the study of a critical, if overlooked, subplot in the story of climate change.From his office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., Holben helps manage the world's largest network of ground-based sensors for aerosols -- tiny specks of solids and liquids that waft about in the atmosphere. These particles come from both human and...

2009-03-12 15:53:04

Tiny, ubiquitous particles in the atmosphere may play a profound role in regulating global climate. But the scientists who study these particles -- called aerosols -- have long struggled to accurately measure their composition, size, and global distribution. A new detection technique and a new satellite instrument developed by NASA scientists, the Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS), should help ease the struggle. Some types of small aerosols -- such as black carbon from motor vehicle exhaust...

2009-03-12 11:55:00

GREENBELT, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS), an advanced scientific instrument that will be launched on the Glory satellite, has successfully completed environmental testing and was officially turned over to NASA on March 11 by the Raytheon Company, Waltham, Mass., which built the instrument. APS was delivered on March 9 to the Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va., for integration with the Glory spacecraft. (Logo:...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has shipped its Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor to Orbital Sciences' facilities in Dulles, Va., where it will be integrated with NASA's Glory spacecraft and readied for launch. The space agency's Glory mission will be the first dedicated to understanding the effects of aerosols and solar variability on climate. As a primary sensor for the mission, the Raytheon unit is designed to measure with unprecedented accuracy...

2009-01-16 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- A sensor developed by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to increase understanding of how aerosols affect climate has shown in a test it would neither emit nor experience interference from electromagnetic impulses it might encounter in space. Also having completed vibration testing satisfactorily, the Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor has begun another test regimen intended to prove it can operate successfully for at least three years in the rigors of...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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