NASA's Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission, is studying the changing profile of the atmosphere in detail to learn more about how hurricanes form and strengthen.
In this inaugural edition of Exoplanet Q & Alien, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Josh Rodriguez explains some of the techniques used for direct imaging of "exoplanets" -- planets outside of our solar system.
Today: FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 Operations: Gerst removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides, which isolates the rack and allows ground teams to conduct another FLEX-2 test point via ground commanding.
Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.