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A mysterious 'Rosetta Stone' explosion reveals a missing link behind solar eruptions

The failed portion of a solar eruption on March 13, 2016. NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory Scientists recently examined a solar eruption from 2016 that seemed to defy categorization. They named it the "Rosetta Stone" since it connected three different types of eruptions. Their research now suggests that all three forms of solar eruptions may have the same origin. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the sun isn't sleeping, it's bursting with activity - including gia...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Atlantic, Jet, Coronal Mass Ejection, Mason, Rosetta Stone, American Astronomical Society, Goddard Space Flight Center, ESA NASA, Universities Space Research Association, Solar Flares, Solar Storms


NASA used a Boeing 747 rigged with a massive telescope to discover water on the moon — take a look at SOFIA

NASA's flying observatory, nicknamed "SOFIA," just made one of its most consequential discoveries to date. NASA Photo/Jim_Ross/DVIDS & Skitch Data from NASA's flying observatory, nicknamed "SOFIA," was responsible for finding molecular water (H2O) on the moon. Housed inside the former Pan Am and United Airlines Boeing 747 is a far-infrared telescope that can detect star formations, distant galaxies, and the formation of new solar systems. The discovery is among the most consequential t...
Tags: California, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Boeing, Ames Research Center, Artemis, United Airlines, Sofia, Pan Am, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Southern Hemisphere, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Jim Ross


NASA’s planet hunting satellite found another potentially habitable earth-sized planet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered another earth-sized, potentially habitable planet orbiting around a star in the range of distances where conditions could allow for the presence of liquid water on the planet’s surface. Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope scientists confirmed the find, called TOI 700 d, according to a statement from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The new planet joins other Earth-sized planets discovered by NASA including several i...
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Venus is the only other planet in solar system with active volcanoes

Venus is covered in volcanoes. But before now, we didn't know whether this volcanic activity was ancient or recent. Now, new research suggests the volcanoes are currently active.
Tags: News, Trends, Volcanoes, Venus, Solar System, Emerging Tech, Space News, Universities Space Research Association


How does fire behave in microgravity? NASA study aims to find out

In the Confined Combustion project, astronauts aboard the ISS have been igniting fires in controlled spaces in order to study how flames spread in low-gravity spaces.Past research has shown that flames spread differently in space. The new project aims to reveal more about how flames spread when ignited in various containers, and on various objects.The results could help scientists learn more about how flames spread back on Earth. None How does fire behave in zero-gravity? Scientists aboard the...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Ohio, Iss, Glenn Research Center, Dan Dietrich, Universities Space Research Association, Paul Ferkul, Daniel Dietrich, Ferkul


NASA's got a computer model for predicting landslides

Landslides are bad news. In parts of the world where heavy, sustained rains can rapidly give way to flash flooding, they're responsible for tragic loses of life, property and transportation infrastructure. That the latter can wind up under hundreds of tons of mud and debris makes it far more difficult for first responders to do anything about the former--if you can get to people, you can't save them. Since we can't change the weather, we can't stop landslides. But NASA's churned out new tech tha...
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A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet

An asteroid called 2002 AJ129 will pass within about 2.6 million miles of Earth on February 4. The space rock may be 1,000 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Astronomers are taking radar images of the "potentially hazardous" asteroid, though NASA says it has "zero" chance of hitting Earth within the next 100 years. Giant telescopes are being built to find similarly sized "city killer" asteroids that threaten our planet. Astronomers are keeping a close eye on a big space rock tha...
Tags: Congress, Time, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Taylor, Pacific Ocean, Business Insider, Burj Khalifa, Jpl, Don, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Paul Chodas, Universities Space Research Association, Rivera Valentín


NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth that's as big as a super-tall skyscraper

Astronomers are taking radar images of a "potentially hazardous asteroid" named 2014 JO25. The space rock looks like a peanut and may be as big as some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth. It will safely fly past Earth on Wednesday, April 19. NASA recently turned down a new asteroid-hunting telescope to find threatening objects. Astronomers on Wednesday night will be keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that's zooming past Earth. Telescopes like the Arecibo Observatory — a huge radio dish bu...
Tags: Congress, China, New York City, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Shanghai Tower, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goldstone California, One World Trade Center, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Universities Space Research Association, Earth Telescopes, Edgard Rivera Valentín, Rivera Valentín


NASA just filmed a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid flying near Earth, and it may be 2 times bigger than thought

Astronomers are taking radar images of a "potentially hazardous asteroid" named 2014 JO25. The space rock looks like a peanut and may be twice as big as some of the tallest skyscrapers on Earth. It will safely fly past Earth on Wednesday, April 19. NASA recently turned down a new asteroid-hunting telescope to find threatening objects. Astronomers on Wednesday night will be keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that's zooming past Earth. Telescopes like the Arecibo Observatory — a huge radio d...
Tags: Congress, China, New York City, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Shanghai Tower, Goldstone California, One World Trade Center, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Universities Space Research Association, Earth Telescopes, Edgard Rivera Valentín, Rivera Valentín, David Schurr


NASA to grant $87.5 million to space research group including UMd., UMBC

University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore County are leading partners in a research group set to receive a $87.5 million grant from NASA to build on 10 years of space study. Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST) was launched in 2006 and includes UMD, UMBC and the Universities Space Research Association. The group was initially formed under a year cooperative agreement with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This new five...
Tags: Nasa, UMBC, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Universities Space Research Association, CRESST, Center for Research


NASA makes it rain with $243M in contracts to institutions and small businesses

 NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $193 million contract to Universities Space Research Association in Maryland. Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Maryland, Government, Tech, Research, Nasa, Robotics, Universities Space Research Association