Altimeter assists in MESSENGER's low-altitude navigation
As NASA's MESSENGER mission draws to a close, an on-board science instrument that mapped the surface of Mercury is helping the navigation team with the spacecraft's low-altitude passes.
Are Neanderthal bone flutes the work of Ice Age hyenas?
A study in Royal Society Open Science says that so called 'Neanderthal bone flutes' are no more than the damaged bones of cave bear cubs left by scavengers during the Ice Age.
What it took to get the Hubble Space Telescope off the ground
Iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, an accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy… "give us more!" say the public and the taxpayers. The ...
NASA's ATLAS thermal testing: You're hot, then you're cold
Once in orbit, the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 will go from basking in the heat of the sun to freezing in Earth's shadow every 90 minutes. And every second in that orbit, it will need to take ...
NASA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Quang making landfall in Western Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Quang as it was making landfall near Learmonth, Western Australia on May 1.
NASA image: Fires in Western Australia April 2015
Bushfires are inevitable in the fire-prone landscapes of Western Australia. Long dry summers, vegetation and undergrowth, and ignition from lightning or human causes mean that bushfires can and do occur every ...
Tropical Depression Haishen moves away from Fananu
Tropical Storm Haishen has weakened and moved farther away from the island of Fananu in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Before Haishen weakened from tropical storm status, NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead ...
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 22S 'come together right now'
Like the classic song from 1969, NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone 22S in the Southern Indian Ocean and saw it "come together, right now."