Environment

Firefly Astronomy

Light makes life, and sometimes, life returns the favor. There’s nothing more magical than watching fireflies flit across a starlit…

6 years ago

Amazing Pictures of the Underside of an Iceberg

In December 2014, designer and musician Alex Cornell traveled to Antarctica. While he saw many unique views of the Antarctic…

6 years ago

NASA Launches Revolutionary Earth Science Satellite Measuring Soil Moisture Cycle

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, is seen after the mobile…

6 years ago

Holiday Lights So Bright You Can See ’em from Space

Call it holiday light creep. A NASA satellite has been tracking the spread of Christmas lighting from 512 miles up…

6 years ago

Low On Fuel, Rainfall Satellite Slowly Spirals To Its Death In 2016

After 17 years of faithful service, the end is in sight for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). The joint…

7 years ago

Earth’s Ozone Under Attack Despite Banning Destructive Compound: Study

Some bad news in the fight to protect Earth's ozone -- one of the banned compounds that attacks this protective…

7 years ago

NASA’s Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures ‘First Light’ at Head of International ‘A-Train’ of Earth Science Satellites

NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying Earth’s atmospheric climate changing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and its carbon cycle has reached…

7 years ago