News tagged with nasa

New X-ray actions revealed

Potentially destructive high-energy electrons streak into Earth's atmosphere from space, not as Shakespeare's "gentle rain from heaven," but at velocities approaching the speed of light.

dateJul 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares71 comments 1

NASA sees formation of Tropical Depression 21W

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over a developing tropical low pressure area in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on September 21 when the latest depression was coming together. The AIRS instrument aboard Aqua used infrared light ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
shares25 comments 0

Image: Clear skies over the United States

On Sept. 17, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured images and video from the International Space Station during an early morning flyover of the United States. Sharing with his social media followers, Kelly wrote, "Clear ...

dateSep 21, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares6 comments 0