Tagged: NASA

Rocket salad anyone? - Pointing At Science

Steve Pointing Aug 12, 2015

I tweeted (@stevepointing) this story yesterday describing how astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) had tucked into their first ‘home grown’ salad in space.  It was also the feature of my interview with Duncan Garner on yesterday’s Radio Live Driveshow.  The obvious joy at having something other than food from a foil pouch was clearly visible among Scott … Read More

Heat: 2014 breaks global temperature records, 2015 could be hotter - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 18, 2015

Last year was the warmest year on record for the planet, analyses by NASA and NOAA show, and it’s possible that 2015 could be warmer still. 2014 was warmer than previous record holders 2005 and 2010, and comfortably ahead of 1998. 13 of the hottest 15 years on record have all occurred since 2000. Remarkably, […] … Read More

This year’s (super) model: visualising atmospheric CO2 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 20, 2014

Here’s a superb high resolution supercomputer visualisation from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center of the flows of CO2 in the atmosphere around the planet. Apart from being beautiful to look at, it shows the major sources of CO2 emissions in the northern hemisphere, and the seasonal change in CO2 levels as the northern hemisphere summer […] … Read More

PIG and pals pass point of no return – West Antarctic ice melt inevitable - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 13, 2014

Two new papers published this week suggest that the West Antarctic glaciers draining into the Amundsen Sea — the Pine Island, Thwaites, Haynes, Pope, Smith and Kohler glaciers — are melting rapidly and are now committed to collapse, adding up to 1.2 metres to future sea level rise. In the NASA JPL video above, Eric […] … Read More

International cooperation in space serving humanity - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 04, 2014

Photo credit: SENTINEL-1 LIFTS OFF This morning I watched the launch of the Sentinel 1A satellite. The launch was perfect and the coverage on Spaceflight Now excellent with plenty of explanation along the way. The satellite was launched aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) launch pad Kourou near the town of Sinnamary, … … Continue reading … Read More

Lost in the flood - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 09, 2014

This morning’s NASA Earth Observatory image of the day shows the impact of last week’s heavy rain in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula on the sea around. The light blue colours show sediment washed off the land. If you visit the EO page, they provide a helpful reference image: the region snapped from space in late […] … Read More

The science of tracking hurricanes - Videos

Peter Griffin Dec 02, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sPMOV4xfU8 Sciblogs Editor’s Picks The Dismal Science – the social bonds project Nervy Nomad – Science Communication: where to from here? Griffin’s Gadgets – Seralini paper retracted Public Health Expert – Preparing for pandemics … Read More