Deep clouds, polar storms, lopsided gravity, and a uniformly rotating interior demonstrate that the gas giant plays by different rules than Earth.
A NASA stereo-imaging mission called TWINS continues to push the boundaries of what we know about the region of space close to Earth.
Congressional priorities reflected in the legislation differed sharply from the administration’s.
Exploration and privatization dominate the president’s proposed budget for the space agency in the 2019 fiscal year, whereas a major cut to a flagship mission surprises scientists.
The administration’s blueprint, now with Congress, would spare some geoscience agencies because of a budget deal reached with Congress last week, but EPA, NOAA, and USGS would be hit hard.
NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem satellite mission, still in planning stages, operates with a framework that could serve as an example for science support of future missions.
Even when the warming from El Niño is removed, 2017 ranks among the hottest years on record.
Erik M. Conway received the Athelstan Spilhaus Award at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 13 December 2017 in New Orleans, La. The award honors an individual “for the enhancement of the public engagement with Earth and space sciences.”
The nominee, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, tried to assure the committee of his support for science and his ability to manage NASA apolitically.
With Rep. Jim Bridenstine’s nomination hearing just days away, Sen. Patty Murray charges that his “denial of climate science” and opposition to equal rights “should disqualify him from consideration.”