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How strong is the gravity on Mars?

The planets Earth and Mars have few things in common. Both planets have roughly the same amount of land surface area, sustained polar caps, and both have a similar tilt in their rotational axes, affording each of them strong ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Salty oceans can forecast rain on land

At this week's American Geophysical Union meeting, a team of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) presented their latest research findings on the long-range predictions of rainfall on land. Their ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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New NASA hurricane tracking mission on track

NASA confirmed Friday morning that all eight spacecraft of its latest Earth science mission are in good shape. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will provide scientists with advanced technology to see ...

dateDec 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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A promising spot for life on Mars

As NASA's Curiosity rover makes its way up the central peak of Gale Crater, it has been gathering evidence from ancient lake beds and long ago groundwater environments that are promising to life.

dateDec 15, 2016 in Space Exploration
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