Space Sensor to Track Air Pollution Across North America

WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2012 (ENS) – The first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime is in the works.The sensor will be placed aboard a commercial satellite to make observations of the atmosphere’s lowest and densest layer. […]

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Curiosity Lands on Mars Seeking Signs of Life

PASADENA, California, August 6, 2012 (ENS) – NASA’s Curiosity rover landed safely on Mars at 10:32 pm August 5, PDT, sparking joy and relief in hundreds of scientists with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration who contributed to the mission. […]


Greenland’s Extreme July Meltdown

WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2012 (ENS) – Virtually the entire ice sheet covering Greenland – from its coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center – experienced some degree of melting for several days this month, according to an analysis by NASA and university scientists based on measurements from three satellites. […]