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Vesta's Hidden Attractions Provided By Dawn
2013-12-17 08:01:02

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite unspectacular color-wise. Vesta looks grayish, pitted by a variety of large and small craters. But scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, have re-analyzed the images of this giant asteroid obtained by Dawn's...

GPS Natural Disaster Warning System NASA
2013-12-11 09:35:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Existing GPS technologies have been enhanced by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to provide warning of hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events. Forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service offices in Oxnard and San Diego, California demonstrated the new technology in July, using it...

California Water Planners Listen To NASA Long-Term Forecast
2013-12-10 10:58:41

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Recent NASA research tying California weather to large-scale atmospheric patterns contributed to the newly issued experimental Winter Outlook Forecast for Water Year 2014 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). That forecast, calling for continued dry conditions for the third year in a row, was the first to include discussion of climate research from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. JPL researchers have found a...

Students Win 'Hole-In-One' Contest At JPL
2013-12-09 07:03:11

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Students from 19 high school teams across Southern California, as well as NASA professionals, took part in a "Hole-in-One" contest in this year's Invention Challenge on Friday, Dec. 6 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The objective of the 16th annual challenge was to create a device that could propel or move a golf ball into a pyramid-shaped target located about 5 feet (1.5 meters) away from the device. Only one attempt was allowed,...

Voyager Project Scientist Receives Medal On The Colbert Report
2013-12-04 15:36:26

NASA As if NASA's Voyager mission didn't have enough firsts in its 36-year journey, what with sending the first spacecraft to Uranus, Neptune and, most recently, interstellar space! Now, it has another first back here on Earth: on last night’s episode of the Colbert Report (12/3/13), host Stephen Colbert floated across the stage in a spacesuit worthy of a 1950s-era sci-fi movie and presented Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone with a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. The...

Distant Black Holes Circling Each Other
2013-12-04 10:54:37

[ Watch the Video: Black Hole Duo In A Deadly Dance ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA astronomers have found evidence of two supermassive black holes at the center of a remote galaxy that are locked in a fierce, circling dance, according to an upcoming report in the Astrophysical Journal. Images created with the use of NASA’s , Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), show the black holes circling each other and a strange looking particle jet said to...

Curiosity Returns To Normal Voltage Levels, Resumes Regular Duties
2013-11-26 11:16:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After spending nearly a week trying to diagnose why NASA’s Curiosity rover experienced a “soft short,” engineers gave the all clear for the Martian vehicle to resume duties on November 23. NASA said the decision to resume scientific activities resulted from successful work by engineers in diagnosing the likely cause of the Nov. 17 change in voltage Curiosity experienced. The space agency maintained that the voltage issue caused...

JPL Signs Agreement To Assist In Oil And Gas Tech Development
2013-11-25 10:24:37

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., met with top executives of the Norwegian-based oil and gas company, Statoil, on Friday, Nov. 22, in a ceremonial signing of a new agreement to assist in the development and subsequent transfer of technologies to Statoil and America's oil and gas activities. The focus will be on enabling safe and efficient development and production of U.S. and world fossil fuel reserves....

NASA Satellites Monitor Great Lakes Ice
2013-11-14 08:15:18

[ Watch the Video: A Better Way To Monitor Great Lakes Ice Cover ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) looked to the stars for inspiration as they developed a new technique that can be used to monitor the ice cover of the Great Lakes. The technique, which was developed by Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California and George Leshkevich of the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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