Latest NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Stories

2013-10-02 23:27:47

Goddard Space Flight Center utilizes small business program to procure world-class services. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Cadence Group Associates, Inc. (Cadence Group) is pleased to announce it has been chosen to provide Information Science and Library Services to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), an organization that builds spacecraft, instruments, and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe. Cadence Group along with its...

GOES Satellite Catches Three Tropical Cyclones in One Shot
2013-09-16 10:53:04

NASA There were three tropical cyclones between the north Eastern Pacific and the North Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 14, and NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured them in one image created by NASA. Because Mexico was being hit with Tropical Storm Ingrid and Manuel, both coasts were under Tropical Storm Warnings. The National Hurricane Center cautioned that some areas in eastern and western Mexico may receive up to two feet of rainfall from each storm! NASA's GOES Project at the NASA...

2011-08-19 15:52:22

The eighth tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed from the low pressure System 93L on August 19 at 8 a.m. EDT and satellite data from NASA shows strong rainmaking potential as the depression moves out of the Caribbean and inland this weekend. Infrared satellite data gives forecasters a good idea at the strength and height of thunderstorms, and the rainfall potential that they carry with them. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression 8 (TD8)...

2011-05-27 11:55:00

The more advanced the electronics, the more power they use. The more power they use, the hotter they get. The hotter they get, the more likely they'll overheat. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand what typically happens next: The electronics fry. In the world of electronics, thermal control is always one of the limiting factors -- particularly in space where there is no air to help cool down electronic components. However, Jeffrey Didion, a thermal engineer at the NASA Goddard...

2011-05-24 00:00:29

Governor unveils policy proposals to advance knowledge economy, create jobs and build businesses. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Governor Martin O'Malley today unveiled a bold new initiative to increase the business development and commercialization opportunities of the state's space industry at the Maryland Space Business Roundtable in Greenbelt. Speaking before over 500 members of the Roundtable, the Governor reinforced the O'Malley-Brown Administration's commitment to this vibrant...

2011-04-04 13:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has selected a team led by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to facilitate experimental, analytical, and theoretical research in support of NASA's strategic Earth and space science objectives. The GESTAR will conduct research on all aspects of the Earth system, including the atmosphere, the biosphere, the oceans, and the solid Earth, as well as information and computational...

2010-11-17 07:55:00

By Michael Finneran, NASA Langley Research Center When Patrick Minnis saw video of the "mystery" contrail Nov. 9 that looked like a missile launch near Catalina Island off Los Angeles, he figured it the way most people did. "I assumed it was a missile," said Minnis, a contrail expert in the Science Directorate at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Then he got a call from an Associated Press reporter and told her, yes, it sure looks like a missile. "She responded with links to two...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.