Portal origin URL: NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing IcePortal origin nid: 432450Published: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy.Portal image: The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket with the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)Science Categories: Earth
A $1 billion NASA mission that will use a laser to track changing ice levels on Earth soared into space early Saturday (Sept. 15), launching into a predawn California sky on a mission that also marked the final flight of a record-setting rocket.
On Sept. 15, 2018, the final Delta II rocket launched into space carrying NASA's ICESat-2 satellite, ending an era for the workhorse rocket. See photos from the historic last launch of the famed United Launch Alliance booster here.
Satellites are monitoring Hurricane Florence, NASA's new mission will study the thinning ice sheets in Antarctica and a newfound exoplanet may answer questions about mid-sized worlds. These are just some of this week's top stories from Space.com.
Soon, it will be time to bid a fond adieu to the "evening star," the planet Venus.
Cassini plunged intentionally into the ringed planet's thick atmosphere one year ago today (Sept. 15), ending a storied 13-year run through the Saturn system. The probe may be gone, but it's far from forgotten.
Hulu's newest space show, "The First," provides a glimpse into the heartbreaking, bureaucratic and frustrating side of space travel.
It launched rovers to Mars, sent probes to the moon, comets and asteroids, put astronomical observatories into orbit and deployed the first GPS satellites. And now, after three decades of service, the Delta II rocket is entering history.
Portal origin URL: NASA-funded ELFIN To Study How Electrons Get LostPortal origin nid: 432306Published: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The NASA-funded, UCLA built ELFIN Cubesat will launch on Sept 15, piggy-backing with NASA's ICESat-2, to study how electrons are lost from the Van Allen Belts.Portal image: artist’s depiction of the Van Allen BeltsScience Categories: Sun
Hurricane Florence, the vast storm meteorologists and astronauts alike have been tracking, made landfall this morning (Sept. 14) near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
In science fairs all over the world, students dream big and work hard, hoping to impress with their creative hypotheses.
"The First," a bold new science-fiction drama on Hulu starring Sean Penn, is much more science than fiction, according to Charles Elachi, the former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who worked as a science consultant on the show.
"The Predator" is an absolutely wild action film that provides a great theater experience. But does it live up to the original?
After delaying a shipment of crucial cargo to the International Space Station on account of a major typhoon near the spacecraft's launch site, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has rescheduled the shipment.
SpaceX's giant BFR rocket has a sleek new look for an audacious private passenger flight around the moon. If an early rendering is anything to go by, the BFR is going to have some wild fins.
Just four days before the Cassini spacecraft's dramatic dive into Saturn's atmosphere last year, cameras aboard the spacecraft captured the mission's last image of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Already delayed by almost a week due to a typhoon, the International Space Station's next cargo delivery has unexpectedly been postponed again.
For the first time, researchers have calculated the impact of climate change on a hurricane before it actually hits land.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
A monster storm is poised to hit the Philippines.