After more that a week of unfavorable weather, NASA launched a four-stage, Black Brant XII sounding rocket on Sunday night from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The first segment of China's space station, launched last week, is visible in the predawn skies this week along with the tumbling rocket that put it in orbit... for now.
Tags: China, International Space Station
The super pink moon rose Monday night a few minutes before sunset but can still be seen Tuesday morning.
Raleigh and Durham have joined with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in a community-led campaign to map the hottest areas in the two cities to learn where action is needed to protect vulnerable populations.
Tags: climate change, heat, NOAA
Like most organizations, NASA makes use of open source software in its projects. JPL thanked the nearly 12,000 developers around the world who contributed to Python and other software packages that helped get the Ingenuity helicopter off the ground.
Tags: Mars rover, NASA
In an effort to get the U.S. back on the international climate stage, President Biden will host 40 world leaders in a virtual summit on climate to mark Earth Day Thursday. He's expected to announce new, ambitious climate targets for the United States.
Tags: Earth Day, climate change
Once abundant, with a population well over a million strong before European colonization, the red-cockaded woodpecker's territory stretched as far north as New Jersey, down to Florida and west to Texas. Now there are fewer than 20,000 total birds, with much of their historic habitat destroyed from logging, development and poor forestry practices.
Tags: Woodpeckers, climate change, endangered species