Members of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx curation team work with a glove box at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The curation team will be among the first to see and handle the sample OSIRIS-REx is returning from asteroid Bennu. They are also responsible for storing and distributing the sample to science team members around the world. Most of the sample will be stored for future generations. Image credit NASA Johnson/Bill Stafford
Revealing the Eruption Cycle of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai
The back-projection analysis of seismic P-waves revealed correlations with eruptions observed by satellite (Kotaro Tarumi, Kazunori Yoshizawa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. January 15, 2023). Image credit: Kotaro Tarumi, Kazunori Yoshizawa.
Astronauts on the Space Station conduct numerous experiments. This week the research has involved how to improve bone healing therapies both on Earth and in space. The Expedition 68 crew members also […]
Earth’s Long Term Warming Trend
The past nine years have been the warmest years since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. This means Earth in 2022 was about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 1.11 degrees Celsius) warmer than the late 19th century average.
Doing ‘great science’ to defend the Earth
At the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) research facility at Gakona, Alaska, a powerful transmitter sent long wavelength radio signals into space with the purpose of bouncing them off an asteroid to learn about its interior.
Avoiding Collision With Earth
The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) research site in Gakona, Alaska will attempt to bounce a radio signal off an asteroid on December 27th this year.
The Sound of Mars
“Just like Earth, there is different weather in different areas on Mars,” Wiens said. “Using all of our instruments and tools, especially the microphone, helps us get a concrete sense of what it would be like to be on Mars.”
This classic photograph of the Earth was taken on Dec. 7, 1972, by the crew of the final Apollo mission, Apollo 17, as they travelled toward the moon on their lunar landing mission
Observing A Martian Light Show
NASA’s MAVEN mission orbiting Mars has recently witnessed two different types of ultraviolet aurorae simultaneously, the result of solar storms that began on Aug. 27.
And Finally…Yes, We Did Go To The Moon
The Public Affairs Officer at the Johnson Space Centre, Houston, remarked, “As you can see, it’s only a paper fender, but the Moon is real.”