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NASA Balloon Team Hopes to Break Record with NZ Launch

Friday, 4 March 2016, 2:17 pm | NASA

Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility Site Manager Dwayne Orr (left) with Wanaka Airport Operations Manager Ralph Fegan on launch day More >>

NASA, NOAA: Record-Shattering Global Temperatures in 2015

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 9:25 am | NASA

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More >>

Study Shows Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:44 pm | NASA

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA and National Science Foundation-funded study of more than half of the world’s freshwater supply. More >>

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Mars

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 9:17 am | NASA

These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water. Recently, planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Hale crater, ... More >>

Multiple Discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons Pluto Mission

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9:51 am | NASA

Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by NASA's New Horizons team, just one day after the spacecraft’s first ever Pluto flyby. More >>

NASA's New Horizons ‘Phones Home’ Safe after Pluto Flyby

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 3:58 pm | NASA

The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. More >>

NASA heavy-lift balloon scheduled for Mon. 23 March lift-off

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 1:14 pm | NASA

WANAKA, New Zealand - Following a week of unsettled upper-atmospheric and surface weather in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, NASA is targeting Monday, March 23, for the first launch attempt of the heavy-lift super pressure balloon from Wanaka, ... More >>

NASA balloon launch update for Sun 22 and Mon 23 March

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 5:49 pm | NASA

Please be advised that NASA is NO GO for launch on Sunday 22 March, due to the predicted launch conditions in the morning. The team will be looking closely at the forecast for Monday 23 March (Otago Anniversary Day). All indications at this time are that ... More >>

NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:53 am | NASA

The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. More >>

Rosetta's 'Philae' Makes Historic First Landing on a Comet

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 9:45 am | NASA

After more than a decade traveling through space, a robotic lander built by the European Space Agency has made the first-ever soft landing of a spacecraft on a comet. More >>

NASA Carbon Counter Reaches Final Orbit, Returns Data

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:26 pm | NASA

NASA Carbon Counter Reaches Final Orbit, Returns Data August 11, 2014 Just over a month after launch, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) -- NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide -- has maneuvered into its final ... More >>

NASA to Examine Climate-Vegetation Links from Space

Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:56 am | NASA

ASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or ... More >>

Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant Despite Slowdown

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1:48 pm | NASA

A new NASA study suggests that projections of Earth's future warming should be more in line with previous estimates that indicated a higher sensitivity to increasing greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

NASA Voyager Status Update on Voyager 1 Location

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 10:11 am | NASA

"The Voyager team is aware of reports today that NASA's Voyager 1 has left the solar system," said Edward Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. "It is the consensus of the Voyager science team ... More >>

NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Life On Mars

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 1:02 pm | NASA

An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- ... More >>

Object on Mars Ground May Be Piece Of Curiosity Rover

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 3:40 pm | NASA

This image from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity... In the foreground, near the bottom of the image, a bright object is visible on the ground. The object might be a piece of rover hardware. More >>

NASA Rover Finds Old Streambed On Martian Surface

Friday, 28 September 2012, 11:10 am | NASA

NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving. There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, but this evidence -- images of rocks containing ancient streambed ... More >>

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Smallest Extent In Satellite Era

Thursday, 20 September 2012, 10:21 am | NASA

The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean appears to have reached its annual summertime minimum extent and broken a new record low on Sept. 16, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has reported. Analysis of satellite data by NASA and the NASA-supported ... More >>

NASA Images Capture Plume From 'Pumice Raft' Volcano

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 3:45 pm | NASA

Working independently of GNS, volcanologist Erik Klemetti and NASA visualizer Robert Simmon examined a month’s worth of satellite imagery from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). More >>

Curiosity Mars Panorama: Gale Crater Vista, in Colour

Friday, 10 August 2012, 11:10 am | NASA

This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera. More >>