Steve Platnick, EOS Senior Project Scientist Acting. The predicted rain held off, encouraging approximately 13,000 people to visit the Center. On December 19, 2008, Tropical Cyclone Billy made landfall in Western Australia as a Category 2 storm. Scientists have used computer models to show how melt could contribute to the observed speed up of the ice sheet. 12.16.08 - Land The public is invited to come and see the expertise, technology and challenges associated with space exploration when NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center holds its Launchfest open house Sept. 13, 2008. Ten middle school student finalists from across the country will vie for the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" at Goddard in early October. In this image, the sprawling storm blocks the satellite's view of much of the Louisiana coast including the New Orleans region, while skies remain clear farther inland, particularly in Texas. 04.01.08 - 01.11.08 - Design & Development: Date Acquired: 08/04/2008 Scientists believe that pollution is causing more rainfall midweek than on weekends. Dec . 10.27.08 - 03.03.08 - NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, is receiving finishing touches at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, near the beaches of eastern central Florida for its launch. Lt. The blast arose from a star 12.8 billion light-years away. 09.23.08 - Caption by Rebecca Lindsey. NASA, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and their partners are in Nairobi, Kenya, to launch SERVIR-Africa, a program that helps scientists, government leaders and local communities address concerns related to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, biodiversity and climate change. Rain, Rain Go Away, Come Again on a Work Day? NASA approves development of NEO Surveyor for a launch no later than June 2028. 03.13.08 - This graphic shows the trajectory for the Cassini spacecraft during its flyby of the icy moon Enceladus on Oct. 31, 2008. 05.21.07 - NASA Goddard officials have announced that an incident earlier this evening in a building at Goddard did not involve a chemical spill or release of any hazardous material. After canceling a tropical cyclone warning from Pardoo to Port Headland, the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology issued a cyclone warning for Western Australia coastal communities near Pilbara on December 25, 2008. Scientists have completed the longest-ever study tracking temperatures in Jupiters upper atmosphere where its signature colorful striped clouds form. Answering bold questions about life and climate on Earth and other planets is the goal behind a new Space Act Agreement signed between Goddard and Northrop Grumman. SOHO has discovered its 1500th comet, making it more successful than all the other discoverers of comets throughout history put together. NASA has selected SP Systems Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., to provide mission support services under the Program Analysis and Control (PAAC III) contract. nasa.gov. Images by Mission. At a teleconference on Aug. 26, 2008, NASA announced it was giving a new name to the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, launched June 11, 2008. The powerful antenna system that will enable NASA's GLAST)to communicate with stations on Earth has been successfully connected to the spacecraft. 05.29.08 - The tiny sensor, only the size of a quarter, acts like a smoke detector. 12.23.08 - Compared to earlier images, the storm appears more compact in this picture, and occurs almost entirely over the ocean. A new NASA study has found that storms are more intense during the work week than on the weekends. Bill Dunford 02.21.08 - Social Media Lead: The full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope resumes its world tour with a stop in Montreal, July 13 through July 20, 2008. NASA Official: Phillip Newman Official NASA photographs from agency photographers chronicle what's making news across the agency, from launches and landings to important science announcements. 10.01.08 - 04.14.08 - 01.22.08 - 03.17.08 - These images were obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on Dec. 21, 2008. Goddard Symposium to focus on "Going to Work in Space.". NASA researchers have created an advanced data compression algorithm that will increase science data return for NASA missions. NASA announced the public will have a chance to suggest a new name for the cutting edge Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope observatory before it launches in mid-2008. SkyView GALEX GR4: Off center images fixed. George Takei, famous for portraying Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," visited Goddard on June 3, 2008, to deliver a lecture on diversity. along the horizon changing in a beautiful 10.24.08 - Several bases of operations for NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) are gearing up for data from the recently launched satellite. A service of: ASD at NASA . Specific rights apply. After revealing a trove of details about the moons Ganymede and Europa, the mission to Jupiter is setting its sights on sister moon Io. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed the first round of environmental testing at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini. 11.17.08 - Atmosphere 11.7.08 - (2008, December 25). These maps show the average percent snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere for December 2008 (top) and February 2009 (bottom), the first and last months of meteorological winter. Goddard has awarded its highest honor for quality and technical performance to three companies that have contributed significantly to the center's mission. The Delta II 7920-H rocket that will launch GLAST is in the process of being assembled on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 04.08.08 - NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on Thursday announced that Rob Strain will be the next center director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. 07.17.08 - The brown winter landscape is broken by patches of white snow still lingering on the ground on the Mississippi/Louisiana border, and a . Never having acquired hurricane strength, the storm made landfall west of the Texas-Louisiana border, east of Galveston, Texas. composed from a series of 7,000 images highlighting 11.07.08 - After revealing a trove of details about the moons Ganymede and Europa, the mission to Jupiter is setting its sights on sister moon Io. Scientists have identified an unexpected motion in distant galaxy clusters. 01.07.08 - NASA Retires InSight Mars Lander Mission After Years of Science. 02.20.08 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will open its doors to the public September 13 to learn about the more than 12 missions Goddard is launching in a year. The model of the James Webb Space Telescope has been making a lot of "orbits" around the world, and is now slated to "land" at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. A winter camp for educators known as History of Winter 2008 will be hosted by a team from NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center. News representatives are invited to attend a media day event on July 1 to learn about NASA's ambitious mission to the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. 01.16.08 - Cool, wet conditions in the Northwest, frigid weather on the Plains, and record dry conditions in the Southeast are all signs that La Nia is in full swing. Hubble has revealed a never-before-seen optical alignment in space: a pair of glowing rings, one nestled inside the other. 10.08.08 - Features in the Gallery: Very Bright Stars, Unexpected image offsets in the GALEX GR4, SkyView v3.5.6 Security updates and bug fixes. The snow cover patterns also identify various topographic features, especially mountain ranges. Astronomers who count sunspots have announced that 2008 is now the "blankest year" of the Space Age. Sherrica Newsome currently finds herself as Operations Manager for the 2008 NASA Academy at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. 06.13.08 - The Aquarius Radiometer, recently delivered by Goddard to JPL, will help scientists study ocean salinity and its relation to climate. 06.03.08 - But the sequence also features During RockOn!, university faculty and students will learn the basics of building experiments for flight on suborbital rockets. By the afternoon of August 4, 2008, Tropical Storm Edouard was headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast. 06.13.08 - The next full Moon will be Friday evening, Jan. 6, 2023, at 6:08 PM EST. Enceladus Global View with Plume (Artist's Rendering), Enceladus Organics on Grains of Ice (Illustration), NASAs Lunar Flashlight Team Assessing Spacecrafts Propulsion System. 07.01.08 - Image of the Day 1km ( B), 500m ( B), 250m ( B) (603 miles), obtaining radar images of Titan's south polar region and a The WMAP data are central to our current understanding of cosmology. This is a COMPTEL image, one of the lowest resolution surveys we have in Continue reading , This image from 2008-12-06 15:57:53 shows a very interesting feature that looks like a giant worm squirming amongst the stars. + 'frazier@nas' + 'a.gov') Making a proper distinction by looking at both raindrop size and abundance may be a key to assisting weather forecasters in estimating rainfall intensity to reduce the surprise factor of flash flooding. A new look at a classic experiment reveals volcanoes may have played a crucial role in the rise of life on Earth. 07.01.08 - Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have identified the smallest known black hole in the universe. With NASA, Washington and Baltimore Area Reporters Invited to Hubble Media Day, NASA Data Helps Pinpoint Impacted Populations in Disaster Aftermath, For Hurricanes, Storms, Raindrop Size Makes All the Difference, NASA Targets GLAST Launch for no Earlier than June 11, Star Trek's George Takei Beams Down to Goddard, NASA Scientists Pioneer Method for Making Giant Lunar Telescopes, NASA Awards Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Contract, Fairfax Student Accepted for NASA Goddard Engineering Internship, Idaho Student Accepted for NASA Goddard Engineering Internship. In this image, the sprawling storm blocks the satellites view of much of the Louisiana coast including the New Orleans region, while skies remain clear farther inland, particularly in Texas. The proposed new mission, called Gravity and Extreme Magnetism (GEMS), will use a new technique to accomplish what has been impossible until now. A team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center designs and builds the special tools and aids astronauts need when they service the Hubble Space Telescope. the 5-year anniversary of some the most powerful solar storms ever recorded. Hundreds came to Goddard's Visitor Center to celebrate the anniversary of the first manned spaceflight and the first flight of the space shuttle. One of Saturn's rings soaks up material gushing from the fountains on the tiny ice-moon, Enceladus, according to new Cassini observations. The Moon will appear full from Thursday evening through Sunday morning. GALEX now uses a special GalexExposure Image finder. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Denver was selected to build the satellites for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES-R, Program. The image has been processed with a resolution of 128 pixels/deg. Sun and After revealing a trove of details about the moons Ganymede and Europa, the mission to Jupiter is setting its sights on sister moon Io. The next full Moon will be Friday evening, Jan. 6, 2023, at 6:08 PM EST. 01.28.08 - 11.13.08 - NASA study shows that the rising frequency and intensity of arctic storms over the last half century directly accelerated the rate of arctic sea ice drift which is a harbinger of climate change. By astronomical standards, Northern Hemisphere winter wont end until March 20. 12.10.08 - The launch of NASA's GLAST spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is scheduled for no earlier than June 11. 01.02.08 - 05.07.08 - After 10 years of fine-tuning a technique to efficiently manufacture super-thin, curved mirrors needed to focus X-ray photons, Goddard astrophysicist Will Zhang and his team have won a position on the NuSTAR mission to provide the telescopes more than 3,000 individual mirror segments. 08.18.08 - The launch window extends from 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. EDT and remains unchanged through Aug. 7. 06.05.08 - Flight Center. 10.23.08 - 05.21.08 - Researchers took advantage of NASA satellite images to show that the microscopic floating plants are teeming in regions of recent ice melt. NASA's Science Communication Support Office Annual Report 2017. NASAs Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, designed to image global interactions at the outer reaches of the solar system, today began its move to Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California. Excitement Builds as GLAST Readies Its Gamma-ray Vision! 2022 is one for the history books as NASA caps off another astronomical year. One of the priorities of the GLAST Burst Monitor science team has been to validate burst location information provided by the telescope. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. During the night of Oct. 15, Space Telescope Operations Control Center engineers at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center turned on and checked out Side B of Hubbles Science Instrument Control and Data Handling (SI C&DH) system. NASA Goddard Invites Public To See "Launchfest"! Did you know the weeks surrounding this All Hallows Eve mark a haunting milestone? 12.15.08 - Thousands converged on Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This pair of maps shows average percent snow cover in December 2008 and February 2009, the first and last months of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. On December 15, Hubble engineers restarted the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) Cooling System (NCS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Goddard Scientists Receive Lindsay Award for Black Hole Research, NASA Presentations at AAS Meeting in St. Louis, NASA Scientists' Model Reveals How Superstorm Plasma Affects Near-Earth Space, Warm Coronal Loops Offer Clue to Mysteriously Hot Solar Atmosphere, Goddard Selects 2008 Contractor Excellence Award Winners, NASA Inspires Students to Center the Earth With Eccentrics, Satellites Illuminate Pollution's Influence On Clouds, Winds in Jupiter's Little Red Spot Almost Twice as Fast as Strongest Hurricane, Swift Satellite Catches First Supernova in the Act of Exploding, NASA Researcher Awarded 2008 Arthur S. Flemming Award, The Mouse That Roared: Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare, Earth Impacts Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change, NASA Study Links Earth Impacts to Human-Caused Climate Change, Md. 2022 is one for the history books as NASA caps off another astronomical year. NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft is aiming its largest telescope at five stars in a search for alien planets as it enters its extended mission, called EPOXI. & Jerry Bonnell NASA Technical Rep.: Phil Newman. iridescence, and beaming On April 25, NASAs Swift satellite picked up a record-setting flare from a star known as EV Lacertae. crepuscular 05.29.08 - 07.15.08 - 06.30.08 - Scientists have completed the longest-ever study tracking temperatures in Jupiters upper atmosphere where its signature colorful striped clouds form. February 1, 2000 - February 28, 2009QuickTime, Google Earth - December 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009KML. Caption by Michon Scott. If you know your browser is up to date, you should check to ensure that 10.14.08 - 12.09.08 - This satellite map of snow cover shows that every state in the contiguous U.S., except for Florida, received snow in January 2011. Land LRO Media Day will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. 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