China Rejects NASA Claim They Want to Take Over the Moon

 A fascinating war of words has erupted between NASA and the CCP, over China’s space intentions.

Things NASA climate scientists say:

“I’d prefer a world without private cars”

Update on NASA’s TROPICS-1 Mission

With four satellites, TROPICS will still provide improved time-resolved observations of tropical cyclones compared to traditional observing methods.

NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

The study will focus on identifying available data, how best to collect future data, and how NASA can use that data to move the scientific understanding of UAPs forward.

NASA to Launch 6 Small Satellites to Monitor, Study Tropical Cyclones

When launched, the TROPICS satellites will work together to provide near-hourly microwave observations of a storm’s precipitation, temperature, and humidity.

NASA to Highlight Climate Research on Cargo Launch, Sets TV Coverage

Flying aboard SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply services mission to the orbital laboratory is NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT).

5 Things to Know About NASA’s New Mineral Dust Detector

From NASA Called EMIT, the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation will analyze dust carried through the atmosphere from dry regions to see what effects it has on the planet. Each…

WUWT Contest Runner Up, Professional: NASA Knew Better #NASA_Knew

The minor incremental static warming effect from slowly increasing concentrations of GHGs is readily overwhelmed by the performance of the heat engine. 

Sagittarius A*: NASA Telescopes Support Event Horizon Telescope in Studying Milky Way’s Black Hole

Astronomers are using these observations to learn more about how the black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy — known as Sagittarius A * (Sgr A* for…

Space Force to Monitor Beyond Geosynchronous Orbit, Plans for a Lunar Colony

Chinese activity on the Moon may have prompted renewed NASA interest in establishing a permanent foothold on our nearest neighbour.

Webb Telescope’s Coldest Instrument Reaches Operating Temperature

There are still more challenges that the team will have to face before MIRI can start its scientific mission. Now that the instrument is at operating temperature, team members will…

NASA Uses Moonlight to Improve Satellite Accuracy

The results will compliment ground-based sites such as Railroad Valley Playa in Nevada, and together will provide orbiting satellites with a robust calibration dataset.

A View of the Red Planet (in Blue)

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life.

New Sun Missions to Help NASA Better Understand Earth-Sun Environment

These missions not only extend the science of our other heliophysics missions—they also provide a unique perspective and a novel approach to understanding the mysteries of our star.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Measures Intriguing Carbon Signature on Mars

From NASA After analyzing powdered rock samples collected from the surface of Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover, scientists today announced that several of the samples are rich in a type…

Sunshield Successfully Deploys on NASA’s Next Flagship Telescope

On Jan. 4, 2022, engineers successfully completed the deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshield, seen here during its final deployment test on Earth in December 2020 at Northrop…

What We Learned from the Space Station this Past Year

As the International Space Station enters its third decade of continuous human presence, the impact of microgravity research conducted there keeps growing. The months between Nov. 2020 and Nov. 2021 saw publication…

Merry Christmas Earth, You Get a New Telescope

Webb is targeted to launch at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 25, on an ESA-provided Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of…

Behold a Winter Solstice

The Earth’s solstices come twice a year. For the Northern Hemisphere, the summer (June) solstice occurs around June 20-21, and the winter (December) solstice happens around Dec. 21-22.

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Makes Surprising Discoveries

The preservation of organics inside ancient rocks – regardless of origin – at both Gale and Jezero Craters does mean that potential biosignatures (signs of life, whether past or present)…

Are Water Plumes Spraying from Europa? NASA’s Europa Clipper is on the Case

From NASA Finding plumes at Europa is an exciting prospect, but scientists warn it’ll be tricky, even from up close. In 2005, images of a brilliant watery plume erupting from…

DART Mission Launched to Test “Armageddon” Asteroid Deflection Capability

Following recent concerns that the risk of dangerous Asteroid impacts may have been underestimated, NASA appears to be stepping up its plans to develop the capability to deflect inbound space…

Hubble Witnesses Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula

Hubble observed this region to look for stellar jets and planet-forming disks around young stars, and examine how their environment affects the evolution of such disks.

NASA, USGS Release First Landsat 9 Images

Landsat 9’s first images capture critical observations about our changing planet and will advance this joint mission of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey that provides critical data about Earth’s…