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Scientists seek to pinpoint source of mysterious mass of methane hovering over Southwest

Published April 10, 2015

Associated Press

File photo – undated handout image. (AP Photo/NASA, JPL-Caltech, University of Michigan)

DENVER –  Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country’s largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. 482 more words

Humor And Observations

PIA17662: Antonia in Blue


This colorized composite image from NASA’s Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta. 259 more words

Space Fotos

From NASA/JPL at Caltech: "Catching Black Holes on the Fly"

September 05, 2013
Whitney Clavin 818-354-4673
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov

NASA’s black-hole-hunter spacecraft, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has “bagged” its first 10… 506 more words

Basic Research

From NASA/JPL: "NuSTAR Delivers the X-Ray Goods"

August 29, 2013

Alan Buis 818-354-0474
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Alan.buis@jpl.nasa.gov

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is giving the wider astronomical community a first look at its unique X-ray images of the cosmos. 317 more words

Basic Research

Orbits of 1000 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids via APOD

Astronomy Picture of the Day is most definitely one of my very favorite websites.

I won’t deny it. I have a particular fascination with asteroids, more specifically, with asteroids that may strike a fatal blow to human life on Earth. 241 more words

Astronomy

From JPL at Caltech: "Galaxy's Ring of Fire"

“The galaxy, a spiral beauty called Messier 94, is located about 17 million light-years away. In this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, infrared light is represented in different colors, with blue having the shortest wavelengths and red, the longest. 357 more words

Basic Research

From JPL At Caltech: "Sifting Through the Atmospheres of Far-off Worlds"

May 09, 2013

Whitney Clavin 818-354-4673
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov

“Gone are the days of being able to count the number of known planets on your fingers. 414 more words

Basic Research