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NASA’s Terra Satellite Reveals Burn Scars From California’s Two Largest Fires

NASA’s Terra Satellite Reveals Burn Scars From California’s Two Largest Fires

By Lynn Jenner NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center On Aug. 26, 2020, NASA’s Terra satellite was able to image the two areas in California where the fires have been most active and using the false color reflectance bands on the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Infrared Spectroradiometer) instrument aboard. Using these bands, the burned areas or fire-affected areas are characterized by […]

What We Know About the ‘Election Day’ Asteroid Heading Near Earth

What We Know About the ‘Election Day’ Asteroid Heading Near Earth

BY JACK PHILLIPS The object has a .04 percent chance of hitting Earth, would disintegrate if it reaches atmosphere NASA on Saturday said that a small asteroid is headed toward Earth one day before Election Day in November, although the object has around a 0.40 percent chance of actually hitting the planet. If the object entered Earth’s atmosphere, it […]

NASA Shares Incredible Image of Jupiter’s Polar Cyclones That Looks Like ‘Pepperoni Pizza’

NASA Shares Incredible Image of Jupiter’s Polar Cyclones That Looks Like ‘Pepperoni Pizza’

BY MICHAEL WING NASA’s Juno space probe is on a multi-year mission to explore the origins and evolution of the gas giant Jupiter—it’s serious science. But Instagrammers have shared some rather unserious observations of Juno’s highly detailed infrared image posted on the space agency’s Instagram page. You could say their comments are way out to lunch—but way out for pizza would be more […]

NASA to Stop Using ‘Inappropriate’ Nicknames for Cosmic Objects

NASA to Stop Using ‘Inappropriate’ Nicknames for Cosmic Objects

BY MELANIE SUN ‘Science depends on diverse contributions, and benefits everyone, so this means we must make it inclusive,’ says official for diversity and equal opportunity NASA has announced it is revising some unofficial nicknames used to refer to cosmic objects as it joins efforts by some within the scientific community to promote values of “diversity, equity, […]

NASA Discovery Reveals Saturn’s Moon Titan Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Previous Estimate

NASA Discovery Reveals Saturn’s Moon Titan Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Previous Estimate

BY ROBERT JAY WATSON   NASA’s Cassini probe crashed into the surface of the solar system’s second-largest planet, Saturn, in 2017, yet its incredible mission is still revealing new information. Findings from Cassini’s data, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, revealed “that Titan rapidly migrates away from Saturn on a timescale of roughly 10 billion years, corresponding to […]

NASA, SpaceX Launch American Astronauts Into Space, First Time Since 2011

NASA, SpaceX Launch American Astronauts Into Space, First Time Since 2011

BY TOM OZIMEK   NASA and SpaceX have completed a historic launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, marking the first time a private company has ever sent people into orbit and the first time in nearly a decade that a space-bound aircraft has taken off from U.S. soil. The rocket lifted off on schedule at 3:22 p.m. […]

NASA Scrubs SpaceX Launch Due to Weather

NASA Scrubs SpaceX Launch Due to Weather

BY TOM OZIMEK NASA has scrubbed what would have been a historic launch of a SpaceX rocket from Kennedy Space Center due to unfavorable weather conditions. In an announcement some 15 minutes before its scheduled liftoff at 4:33 p.m., the space agency said the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket was off. “We are not going to launch today,” NASA said in […]

NASA Develops Ventilator, Helmet for COVID-19 Patients

NASA Develops Ventilator, Helmet for COVID-19 Patients

BY ZACHARY STIEBER NASA developed a new ventilator and a helmet for patients suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a novel coronavirus that emerged from mainland China last year. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California designed the high-pressure ventilator, which is tailored specifically to treat patients with the new […]

NASA Satellite Images Show Significant Decline In China Air Pollution Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

NASA Satellite Images Show Significant Decline In China Air Pollution Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

  BY KATABELLA ROBERTS Satellite images published by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) show a dramatic drop in levels of air pollution over China following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, which forced the shutdown of industry and transport. Images taken by pollution monitoring satellites compare air quality between Jan. 1 and Jan. 20 with air quality between Feb. 10 and Feb. […]

The Libertarian Enterprise | The United States Space Force

The Libertarian Enterprise | The United States Space Force

  By L. Neil Smith, The Libertarian Enterprise Many thoughtful observers believe that the most significant thing that Donald Trump has accomplished so far is his appointment of dozens of federal judges who share his philosophy of governance and I, amateur historian that I am, am inclined to agree with them — with one exception, […]

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