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NASA Office Is Criticized on Climate Reports

Posted By macy in Miscellaneous

Two years after James E. Hansen, the leading climate scientist at NASA, and other agency employees described a pattern of distortion and suppression of climate science by political appointees, the agency's inspector general has concluded that such activities occurred and were “inconsistent” with the law that established the space program 50 years ago. -

Scientists to analyse first sample on Mars

Posted By Ryan13 in Miscellaneous

The Phoenix lander has scooped up its first, cup-sized sample of Martian dirt for analysis, kicking off the spacecraft's primary science mission of searching for water or signs of life on the Red Planet. The small sample includes a large Martian dirt clod crusted with white matter that intrigues NASA scientists because they believe it could be salt left behind by evaporated water or ice. The soil -

Launch of satellite to track sea levels set for June 20

Posted By goopsgoops in Miscellaneous

The launch of a US-French satellite that will track rising sea levels and ocean currents has been rescheduled for next Friday, US space agency NASA said.

The California launch of Jason 2 had been set for June 15 but was delayed. -

NASA Mission Poised To Help Us Gauge Our Rising Seas

Posted By britneyg in Miscellaneous

The best hope for anticipating the future is to understand the past and present. For global sea level, the first step has been to measure it accurately, a challenge in itself. Records of global sea level in the past come from averaging tide gauge readings from many locations. -

NASA's Leading Climate Scientist Says Corrupt Politics is Covering Up the Truth About Global Warming

Posted By misspersian in Miscellaneous

James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, is widely respected as one of the world's leading climate scientists. He says the public is being lied to and duped by special interest groups about the severity of the threat that global warming poses. He also claims that policy makers and big oil executives are sacrificing public interest to line their own pockets. -

NASA Satellites Watch Polar Ice Shelf Break into Crushed Ice

Posted By kevinthemann in Miscellaneous

The accelerating pace of climate warming in the earth's polar regions is spurring a new sense of scientific urgency. This past February 28 a camera onboard the NASA satellite Aqua caught a Manhattan-size floating piece of ice shelf in the act of disintegrating. Slabs continued to calve and break up throughout the next 10 days; by March 8 the Wilkins ice shelf, comprising some 5,000 square miles o -

Can People Live On Mars

Posted By kevinthemann in Miscellaneous

Can people build settlements on Mars? Is it suitable for colonization? Can we learn more about our planet by studying the Martian climate? Did Mars go through the same geological processes as Earth? Water plays a major role in answering these questions, or, to be more precise, the possibility of a water cycle on Mars. -

NASA says Mars craft touched and tasted water

Posted By misspersian in Miscellaneous

NASA scientists said on Thursday they had definitive proof that water exists on Mars after further tests on ice found on the planet in June by the Phoenix Mars Lander.

"We have water," said William Boynton, lead scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer instrument on Phoenix. -