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First global maps of volcanic emissions use NASA satellite data

Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less dramatic but important process...

ChemCam findings hint at oxygen-rich past on Mars

The discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed. A new...

Pluto’s Heart: Like a Cosmic ‘Lava Lamp’

Combining computer models with topographic and compositional data gathered by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last summer, New Horizons team members have determined the depth...

Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on...

A new model developed by University of Rochester researchers could offer a new explanation as to how cracks on icy moons, such as Pluto's...

Satellite Data Could Help Reduce Flights Sidelined by Volcanic Eruptions

A volcano erupting and spewing ash into the sky can cover nearby areas under a thick coating of ash and can also have consequences...

Mars surface revealed in unprecedented detail

The surface of Mars -- including the location of Beagle-2 -- has been shown in unprecedented detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image...

NASA, Japan make ASTER earth data available at no cost

Beginning today, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to...

DHS and NASA technology helps save four in Nepal earthquake disaster

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to a new...

NASA Image of Colima Eruption

Colima Volcano, one of Mexico’s most active, is at it again. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color view of...

A 3-D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on...

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside...

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