Image Credit: NOAA Enlarge After several delays throughout 2015, the Jason-3 satellite is now ready to take its place as the latest instrument deployed to track the changing surface height of Earth’s oceans. A joint effort between NASA, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the European EUMETSAT and the French CNES organizations, Jason-3 […]


By Marlene Cimons, Climate Nexus Marlene Cimons is a Washington, D.C. based freelance writer who specializes in science, health and the environment. Her work frequently appears in, among other outlets, The Washington Post, Microbe Magazine, and Climate Progress. She also writes for Climate Nexus, a nonprofit that aims to tell […]


This artist’s rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526, the most luminous galaxy known. New research suggests there is turbulent gas across its entirety, the first example of its kind. Credits: NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Enlarge New research reveals that the distant galaxy W2246-0526 is expelling tremendously turbulent […]