Tag Archives: NASA

Universe is expanding 5 to 9 percent faster than we had thought Comments Off on Universe is expanding 5 to 9 percent faster than we had thought

NASA approves SpaceX for astronaut launches Comments Off on NASA approves SpaceX for astronaut launches

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to press release Tabatha Thompson and Stephanie Martin, NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station, NASA (20 November 2015) Back in “manned mission” space? After the United States ceded astronaut launches to the Russian Federation by abandoning the Space Shuttle in 2011, NASA has now authorized Boeing […]

NASA’s excellent video and write up — about gigantic flares seen coming from a binary red dwarf system — contain interesting details — and serve as good examples of how to reach the lay public Comments Off on NASA’s excellent video and write up — about gigantic flares seen coming from a binary red dwarf system — contain interesting details — and serve as good examples of how to reach the lay public

© 2014 Peter Free Citation Francis Reddy, NASA’s Swift Mission Observes Mega Flares from a Mini Star, Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA (30 September 2014) (with embedded video) In brief From Francis Reddy’s written summary: Stars erupt with flares for the same reason the sun does. Around active regions of the star’s atmosphere, magnetic […]

NASA photograph shows ice covering 80 percent of North America’s Great Lakes Comments Off on NASA photograph shows ice covering 80 percent of North America’s Great Lakes

© 2014 Peter Free Citation Kathryn Hansen, NASA Satellite Sees Great Freeze Over Great Lakes, Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA (28 February 2014) (with photo) Great Lakes ice cover is variable across winters NASA’s Kathryn Hansen wrote that: The ice reached an even greater extent on Feb. 13, when it covered about 88 percent […]

Step by investigative step on Mars — Opportunity rover’s discovery of ancient water-worked sedimentary rock — perhaps the originating water once had the right pH for life’s origin, if such occurred Comments Off on Step by investigative step on Mars — Opportunity rover’s discovery of ancient water-worked sedimentary rock — perhaps the originating water once had the right pH for life’s origin, if such occurred

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to paper R. E. Arvidson, S. W. Squyres, J. F. Bell III, J. G. Catalano, B. C. Clark, L. S. Crumpler, P. A. de Souza Jr., A. G. Fairén, W. H. Farrand, V. K. Fox1, R. Gellert, A. Ghosh, M. P. Golombek, J. P. Grotzinger, E. A. Guinness, K. […]