Science and Technology
U.S. Releases Enhanced Shuttle Land Elevation Data

Elevation data at the highest possible resolution from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission in February 2000 are now being released for the first time for most of the African continent. This color shaded relief image shows the extent of SRTM digital elevation data for Africa. There will be a supplemental image coming later. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/National Geospatial Intelligence Agency › Hi-res image High-resolution topographic data…

NASA, Partners Target Megacities Carbon Emissions

Artist’s concept of the LA Megacities Carbon Project observing system. Ground sensors atop towers and buildings measure carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide. An instrument atop Mt. Wilson scans the basin multiple times daily. Aircraft,…

The Fickle El Niño of 2014

The image shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events. Green indicates normal sea level, and blue/purple areas are…

The Fickle El Nino of 2014

The image shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events. Green indicates normal sea level, and blue/purple areas are…

NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet

This image shows an artist concept of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 7:24…

Tuesday, September 23

Today: KPCC 89.3 Pays Tribute to Women in Space

Photo courtesy “Makers” KPCC 89.3 will pay tribute to the women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts in American history through a sneak preview screening of the…

Wednesday, October 15

Caltech Professor Discusses Potential for Quantum Physics to Reduce Power Consumption

We have all encountered the three classical states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. But what is a quantum state of matter, where do we…

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NASA’s ISS-RapidScat Launch Scrubbed by Weather

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with ISS-RapidScat on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 2014 (EDT). Image credit: NASA UPDATE: 11:18 p.m. PDT (2:18 a.m. EDT) Because of weather conditions that violated the rules for launching, SpaceX has postponed its planned launch of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft and JPL’s ISS-RapidScat mission. It is SpaceX’s fourth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The next launch opportunity is Saturday, Sept. 20, at approximately 10:52 p.m. PDT (Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1:52 a.m. EDT). NASA Television…

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