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Expanded Global Change Experts Directory available

...ic, name, affiliation or location. The EOS series spacecraft are the cornerstone of NASA's Earth Science Enterp... launch and deploy the Aqua spacecraft, the second spacecraft in the EOS series of satellites designed to provide daily information on the health of the planet. T...

Science's Top 10: genome sequencing named top scientific advance of 2000

...ory. Also this year, data collected by the Galileo spacecraft on Europa's internal magnetic field and its cracke...Eros for less than half a year, the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft revealed that the space rock contains some of the most primitive matter in the solar system. This di...

First chapter of Earth's "biological record" documented from space

...teorological satellites with the new generation of spacecraft instruments. These records will compliment ongoing observations obtained on land and at sea. "SeaWiFS not only adds finer detail to our observing capability, it supplies essential continuity between data records that is critical to long-term monitori...

Geologists explore beach nourishment controversies, groundwater quality, and Blue Ridge mountain issues

...ns combined. McSween will also discuss future Mars spacecraft missions and what new information they will provide. Friday, April 6 NORTH CAROLINA GROUNDWATER ISSUES (Friday, April 6, 8:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m., Hannover Ballroom I) Demand for groundwater in North Carolina is expected to increase over the next se...

Saharan dust "cools" climate warming estimates

...cientists compared two images from NASAs Landsat 5 spacecraft taken two weeks apart, one during an intense dust storm and another when dust levels were much lower. The difference in the brightness of solar radiation reflected by the land surface and the heavy dust cloud indicated that nearly all the sunlight in...

Genetically modified earth plants will glow from Mars

...he seeds of the plant would make the trip aboard a spacecraft similar to NASA's Mars Odyssey, which was launched April 7. Upon arrival, the landing vehicle's robot would scoop up a portion of Martian soil, and the scientists will analyze it using the robot and a specialized camera. After modifying the soil with...

First experiments from NASA Commercial Space Centers get started on International Space Station

...the near weightless environment inside an orbiting spacecraft -- on bacterial growth processes used to produce medicines. The company has flown experiments aboard three Space Shuttle flights. Initial study results indicate that space flight has a stimulating effect on microbial antibiotic production, with incre...

Scientists monitor global air pollution from space

...pollutant carbon monoxide from aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft as it circles the Earth from pole to pole 16 times daily. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, are blending the new data with output from a computer model of Earth's atmosphere to develop the world's...

Global air pollution monitoring debuts at AGU press briefing, May 30

NASAs Terra spacecraft has produced the most complete view of the worlds air pollution ever assembled. Policymakers and scientists now have, for the first time, a way to identify the major sources of air pollution and closely track where the pollution goes all year round a...

New science investigations, a fresh team ready for Expedition Three on International Space Station

...ists can learn how to develop materials for future spacecraft and make materials last longer on Earth. Rachel Kamenetzky is the MISSE principal investigator at the Marshall Center, and the experiment is managed by Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and is a collaborative effort among NASA centers, the U.S...

Astrobiologist and national security expert Christopher Chyba named 2001 MacArthur

...es have directly informed the process of designing spacecraft to explore that satellite," said the foundation. "He has also analyzed the geological record to understand the role of asteroids and comets in delivering organic molecules to the surface of the early Earth." National security Foundation officials n...

Frozen 'lake' beneath Antarctica ideal to test sterile drilling techniques

...ization procedure taken before sending the Voyager spacecraft to Mars were, in retrospect, insufficient to kill many microbes discovered in the intervening 25 years. "If microbes can exist in glacial ice on Earth, they can also exist in Martian permafrost and in certain regions of Jupiter's ice-covered moons," ...

NASA turns to universities for research in space-age materials

...itions and are expected to help make airplanes and spacecraft lighter, stronger and more reliable. "Our goal is to bring more 'smart' functions into spacecraft materials," said Ilhan Aksay, a Princeton professor of chemical engineering who leads the institute....

UNC, other universities will help NASA develop space-age materials

CHAPEL HILL -- Imagine materials used in spacecraft and other applications that could repair themselve... conditions and are expected to help make air- and spacecraft lighter, stronger and more reliable. "Our goal is to bring more 'smart' functions into spacecraft m...

From moon rocks to space food: UH research spans 40 years

... comprehensively characterize the wake vacuum of a spacecraft in low earth orbit. Materials grown in orbit have led to terrestrial applications such as bionic eyes, high-efficiency lasers and new sensor technology. Since 1992, the UH Cullen College of Engineering has administered an interdisciplinary graduate ...

GSA release 02-55: Dec. Geology & GSA Today media highlights

...Camera (MOC) aboard the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft reveal erosional landforms previously interpreted to be geologically young gullies formed by groundwater seepage. As liquid water is not currently stable on the surface of Mars, it has been suggested that the gullies are relicts of a time when clima...

From the bone of a horse, a new idea for aircraft structures

...s that it adds weight, a problem for airplanes and spacecraft that need to be as light as possible, Rapoff said.... are sorely needed. This is true particularly for spacecraft that have extremely high launch costs, he said. The engineers analyzed the structure of the horse bo...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory February 2003

...s to lightweight structural material for aircraft, spacecraft and suspension bridges. The hollow, spaghetti-like tubes promise to replace steel with structural materials that are 100 times stronger and weigh six times less. Carbon nanotubes conduct electricity like perfect metals or can act as tiny semiconducto...

Hitchhiking bacteria could compromise the detection of life on Mars

...n the possibility of endospores hitching a lift on spacecraft bound for Mars, Ronald Crawford and his colleagues... endospores could travel to Mars on the surface of spacecraft and survive on Martian soil. This could seriously compromise future efforts to establish whether the...

European experiment hardware reaches the International Space Station

...he Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Progress spacecraft acts as a cargo supply vehicle for the ISS. The Pr...crew to the ISS. He will return in the Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft with the Expedition 7 crew (US astronaut Ed Lu and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko) who are curre...

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