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28 Sep 2021 WASHINGTON DC
Robot to explore Nobile crater for frozen water resources
4 Jun 2021 Washington D.C., United States
Study uses new gravity observation method to monitor changes to global water cycle. Satellite data helps measure mass change of water from different oceans across the planet. NASA calls previous methods ineffective, says trends provide deeper understanding of possible future implications of climate change. Experts suggest "global greening" could be a factor.
25 May 2021 WASHINGTON DC
Solar-powered robot to explore lunar south pole for ice deposits in advance of further human exploration.
3 Nov 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US government space agency NASA has confirmed, for the first time, the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the moon. However Russian-state media Sputnik claims that the USSR space agency prevoiusly discovered water on the moon in the 1970s.Sputnik states that "if NASA scientists had read a bit more work from their Soviet colleagues, they might have realized that the Soviet Union's Luna 24 probe made this discovery in 1976...
21 Oct 2020 HOUSTON TX
NASA has awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston approximately $47 million to deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022 under the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. The delivery of the Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment known as PRIME-1 will help NASA search for ice at the Moon’s South Pole and, for the first time, harvest ice from below the surface.
29 Sep 2020 PASADENA CA, United States
Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) will combine efforts to explore arid environments to discover and monitor underground sources of freshwater.Using radar technology similar to that deployed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the project will examine the earth’s driest ecosystems, whether in the hot stretches of sand (a desert) or the cold expanses of ice as evidenced at either pole...
2 Sep 2020 CALGARY, Canada
Global glacier lake volume rose by about 48% between 1990 and 2018 in response to climate change and glacier retreat, it has been revealed in a new, largest-ever study of glacial lakes. Researchers used NASA data to gather their findings, which were published by Nature Climate Change on 31 August...
13 Aug 2020 SANA'A
A team of NASA-funded researchers has been using satellite and ground-based data to forecast the risk of cholera in Yemen and other countries. The map shows the forecasted risk of cholera in Yemen from August 10 to September 6, 2020. It was created with the Cholera Prediction Modeling System, which incorporates NASA precipitation data, air temperature data from NASA’s MERRA-2 reanalysis product, and population data...
16 Jun 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), which will be deployed on the Moon in late 2023 to prospect for water ice that could support future human missions, will be delivered by US space robotics technology Astrobotic Technology...
7 Apr 2020 LINCOLN NE, United States
Global maps of dry/wet conditions developed by NASA researchers have been made avavilable, and are now accessible online through the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.“The global products are important because there are so few worldwide drought maps out there,” said hydrologist and project lead Matt Rodell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland...
11 Feb 2020 DOUGLAS
A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent as a result of rapid sea ice melt, a new study from NASA shows. Using 12 years of satellite data, scientists have measured how this circular current, called the Beaufort Gyre, has precariously balanced an influx of unprecedented amounts of cold, fresh water—a change that could alter the currents in the Atlantic Ocean and cool the climate of Western Europe.
22 Jan 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
The year 2019 was the second warmest on record and the average temperatures for the past 5 years and the past 10 years have been the highest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Each decade since 1980 has been warmer than the previous one and this trend is expected to continue given record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere...