Aug. 2, 2017 Space Station Flyover of Super Typhoon Noru

Just a fantastic viewpoint~ctm From NASA NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Super Typhoon Noru in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on August 1, 2017, as the International Space Station passed overhead. He shared images of the massive storm on social media, writing, “Super Typhoon #Noru, amazing the size of this weather phenomenon, you can almost sense…

Alien ice on Earth

From Eurekalert Only two more steps to ICE NINE!~ctm Stanford scientists discover how dense, extraterrestrial ice can form in just billionths of a second Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Stanford researchers have for the first time captured the freezing of water, molecule-by-molecule, into a strange, dense form called ice VII (“ice seven”),…

NASA to Test Fission Power for Future Mars Colony

By Irene Klotz, Space.com Contributor, Original Story on Space.com Here An artist’s impression of a nuclear power system, consisting of four separate fission reactors, for Mars habitats. Credit: NASA/Kilopower As NASA makes plans to one day send humans to Mars, one of the key technical gaps the agency is working to fill is how to…

Stunning Earth UHD imagery from new GOES 16 satellite

Finally, a weather satellite showing Earth from space “goes” high definition. With five-times greater coverage, four-times the spatial resolution, and three-times the spectral channels than earlier generations of GOES-16’s Advanced Baseline Imager can provide more detailed imagery and multi-task in ways that previous GOES imagers could not. For proof of that, consider the following image…