SpaceX CRS-15 Briefings and Events

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

Launch is targeted no earlier than 2:42 a.m. PDT Friday, June 29, for a resupply mission to the International Space Station, with cargo including ECOSTRESS, developed by JPL.



OMG, the Water’s Warm! NASA Study Solves Glacier Puzzle

Tracy and Heilprin glaciers in northwest Greenland

A plume of warm water is the reason one of two adjoining glaciers in Greenland is melting almost four times as fast as the other.



Martian Dust Storm Grows Global; Curiosity Captures Photos of Thickening Haze

A self-portrait taken by NASA's Curiosity rover

A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks and prompted NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations



Federal Government Releases National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Plan

Earth

A new multiagency report outlines how the U.S. could become better prepared for near-Earth objects -- asteroids and comets whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth -- otherwise known as NEOs.



Prolific Sea-Observing Satellite Turns 10

Illustration of the U.S./European Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite

An international oceanography satellite that is tracking the ongoing rise in global sea level marks its 10th year in orbit today.



NASA to Host Media Teleconference on National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Report

Earth

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Wednesday, June 20, to discuss a new report detailing U.S. plans for near-Earth objects (NEOs) that could pose a hazard to Earth.



New NASA Mission to Detect Plant Water Use from Space

Corn field

In humans, a fever is a warning sign. The same goes for plants, but it's hard to take their temperatures on a global scale. ECOSTRESS is about to change that.



Astronomers See Distant Eruption as Black Hole Destroys Star

An artist's concept of a tidal disruption event

For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material ejected when a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star.



NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science

Fierce dust storm is kicking up on Mars

One of the most intense Martian dust storms ever observed is being studied by a record number of NASA spacecraft.



Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic ice losses have tripled since 2012, raising global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, finds a new NASA/ESA-funded climate assessment.