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July Ties for Hottest Month on Record

July Ties for Hottest Month on Record

Last month tied July 2016 as the hottest July in recorded history, according to a preliminary analysis by NASA. And as a result, it also statistically tied with August 2016 and July 2016 as the hottest months ever recorded. Mashable’s Andrew Freedman noted that this record is even more noteworthy because it occurred in the […]

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    Black Sea’s Stunning Plankton Bloom Can Be Seen From Space

    Black Sea’s Stunning Plankton Bloom Can Be Seen From Space

    The turquoise swirls of the Black Sea’s phytoplankton bloom can be seen all the way from space in a new image released by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA‘s Aqua satellite. “The May ramp-up in reflectivity in the Black Sea, with peak brightness in June, seems consistent with results from other years,” said […]

    NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

    NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

    Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn’t expect to see was a whole new type of melting. The Rink Glacier, the largest glacier on the west coast of Greenland, was exhibiting some strange melting behaviors during the hot summers […]

    NASA Launches Satellite to Watch Earth Breathe From Space

    NASA Launches Satellite to Watch Earth Breathe From Space

    In an effort to understand how climate change is altering the carbon cycle, a project between the University of Oklahoma and NASA is headed to space. Orbiting 22,000 miles above Earth’s surface, this host of instruments will track carbon as it flows through the Earth delivering real-time data and helping scientists quantify just how much […]

    NASA’s Earth at Night Images Are ‘Mind-Boggling’

    NASA’s Earth at Night Images Are ‘Mind-Boggling’

    NASA scientists created the most complete map of Earth at night to date—showing humans in all of their electric glory. But, while the photos are magical, they also show human’s extreme effect on the planet. The map, which shows a nightly Earth as it was in 2016, was made through a composite of images collected […]

    ‘Amazing Discovery’: 7 Earthlike Planets Found Orbiting Dwarf Star

    ‘Amazing Discovery’: 7 Earthlike Planets Found Orbiting Dwarf Star

    By Andrea Germanos While the Trump administration continues to wage a war on science, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Wednesday shared “remarkable” findings: seven ‘Earthlike’ planets in the habitable zone of a single star “relatively close” to the planet we call home. https://facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/10154213498546479/ “This is an amazing discovery,” said Yale University astronomy […]

    GOP to NASA: Forget Climate Science, Focus on Space

    GOP to NASA: Forget Climate Science, Focus on Space

    For years, Republican lawmakers have tried to scrap NASA‘s climate change research in favor of space exploration, but with President Trump and his cabinet of climate skeptics now in control, the space agency’s earth sciences budget could finally be on the chopping block. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the notoriously science-averse chairman of the House Committee […]

    Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica

    Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica

    Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier lost another large chunk of ice at the end of January. The section of ice that broke off the glacier on the western coast of Antarctica was roughly the size of Manhattan. It was 10 times smaller than the piece the same glacier sloughed in July 2015. After the enormous piece […]

    NASA Scientist Detained at Border, Forced to Unlock Phone

    NASA Scientist Detained at Border, Forced to Unlock Phone

    Sidd Bikkannavar, a U.S.-born citizen and scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) when trying to reenter the country from Chile late last month. Bikkannavar was in Patagonia racing solar-powered cars. He was detained by CPB in Houston without explanation and forced to unlock his NASA-issued […]