A new instrument will study the plumes of Saturn’s small moon, telling scientists more about the possibility of life in its global ocean.
2017 NASA Water Resources Team Supports Water Resources Management
Annual NASA Water Resources Team meeting provides a forum for water resources community to exchange information, share updates and collaborate.
The Legacy of Cassini as it Comes to a Crashing End
Cassini will dive into Saturn this month, leaving a rich legacy of ground-breaking data.
Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition
The idea of making Mars habitable for humans has captured the public’s imagination, so we decided to take a look at science exploring possibilities in the not-so-distant future.
PREPping Access to Climate Data
Through the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP), a collaboration between public, private, and government sectors, open-source data may change the way the world approaches climate change.
A Paradigm Shift for NASA via Small Satellite Missions
NASA sees a paradigm shift in Earth observing missions, which will increasingly rely on small satellite technologies but provide big results.
All Brains Halloween: Women in STEM Edition
Looking for Halloween costume ideas? Check out these from Earthzine staff and friends.
Book Review: Rise of the Rocket Girls
ÛÏRise of the Rocket GirlsÛ is a fascinating history of the women computers and engineers at NASA and their contributions to the agency despite historic gender discrimination.
Following the C: A Quick Introduction to Tracking Ocean Carbon
With the rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon’s role in ocean chemistry and biology is being augmented. New tracking and modeling techniques help to reveal how a changing atmosphere may impact the oceans. Carbon plays a leading role in ocean chemistry and biology, a role currently augmented by rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2). Tracking the … Read More
Built on the Fly with Spare Parts, a Scatterometer on the International Space Station Delivers Big Results
ISS-RapidScat delivers valuable measurements for weather models, storm tracking, and forecasting. What happens when a key instrument on a billion-dollar satellite ceases to function? When it can take decades to plan the launch for a replacement satellite, one might want to build an instrument on the fly – out of spare parts – and hitch a ride as secondary payload … Read More