NASA’s C-130H Hercules airborne laboratory begins research flights over the North Atlantic Nov. 12 from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, the agency’s North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES). Credit: NASA Enlarge NASA begins a five-year study this month of the annual cycle of phytoplankton and the impact that small […]


A swastika-shaped geoglyph can be seen from above the Kazakhstan desert. Credit: Image copyright DigitalGlobe, courtesy Google Earth Enlarge Sprawling earthen swastika designs, crosses and rings that cover part of Kazakhstan are becoming a little less mysterious: Archaeologists have found and investigated 60 of these symbols, called geoglyphs, and determined when […]


These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Enlarge (—One of the biggest and most important findings made by NASA recently was the confirmation that liquid water currently flows on […]