Space and Time

2017 Takes Second Place for Hottest Year
Earth's surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since since 1880, when global estimates first become feasible, NASA scientists found. News release:
Global temperatures in 2017 were second only to 2016, which still holds the record for the ...
Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.
Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity
ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before.
Elementary, my dear machine intelligence
Artificial intelligence already helping astronauts on the International Space Station is also providing a promising approach for solving crimes. In an era of security concerns across Europe, the smart use of police data is critical for uncovering leads.  
Not-so-evil twin
Operations image of the week: A hifi testbed of the Gaia star surveyor helps to control the real thing some 1.5 million km away
NASA Briefing Thursday Will Preview Upcoming US Spacewalks
American and Japanese astronauts aboard the International Space Station will embark on a pair of spacewalks Jan. 23 and 29 to service the station’s robotic arm. Experts from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will preview this work in ...
Massachusetts Students to Speak with Astronauts on Space Station
Students at Framingham State University (FSU) in Massachusetts will speak with astronauts living, working, and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:15 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and ...
Webb Space Telescope Update on This Week @NASA – January 12, 2018
The James Webb Space Telescope’s cryogenic vacuum testing at our Johnson Space Center verified it’s ready for the cold, harsh environment of space, and its mission to uncover a part of the universe we have not seen. From distant worlds ...
NASA, NOAA to Announce 2017 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, ...
We may be able to see mountains and valleys on distant worlds If alien planets have canyons and mountains like ours, we may be able to catch a glimpse of them in an exoplanet’s shadow as it passes in front of its star
The universe still seems to be expanding faster than it ought to The universe is expanding but our measurements of the rate are all over the place and they just got worse, so we can’t tell when the cosmos is going to die
News story: UK technology at the heart of successful launch The Hook and Loop Hold Down and Release Mechanism was used during the launch of CBNT-2, Earth-i’s pre-production prototype satellite of its upcoming satellite constellation.
The new commercial constellation – called Vivid-i – will be the first of its kind ...
Flight Through Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light
By combining the visible and infrared capabilities of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA’s Universe of Learning program have created a spectacular, three-dimensional, fly-through movie of the magnificent Orion nebula, a nearby stellar nursery. ...
Webb Telescope Tested for Space, Ready for Science
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is a civilization scale mission, set to look back to the first galaxies formed after the Big Bang and help answer the question “are we alone in the universe?” After passing a key test at ...
NASA Remembers Moonwalker, Shuttle Commander John Young
Astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon during Apollo 16 and commanded the first space shuttle mission, has passed away at the age of 87.
He is the only person to go into space as part of the Gemini, ...
ScienceCasts: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
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On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Eclipse Across America.