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NASA Data Reveals Mega-Canyon under Greenland Ice Sheet

Image Credit: NASA / GSFC

Data from a NASA airborne science mission reveals evidence of a large and previously unknown canyon hidden under a mile of Greenland ice.

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NASA Selects Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center Contract

Image Credit: NASA

NASA has selected the University of Colorado Boulder for the management and operations of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center.

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NASA Begins New Season of Arctic Ice Science Flights

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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice, with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed Wednesday.

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United Launch Alliance’s Delta II Tapped to Launch ICESat-2 by NASA

NASA has selected the United Launch Alliance Delta II to send its ICESat-2 spacecraft into polar orbit. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Launch Services Program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, located in Florida, has selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Delta II rocket to launch the agency’s Ice, Cloud, and [...]

Mystery Gullies Discovered on Asteroid Vesta

Gullies in the crater Cornelia on Vesta. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA/MPS / DLR / IDA

The Dawn spacecraft left behind the giant asteroid Vesta last September, and is now en route to the even bigger dwarf planet Ceres, but scientists are still busy studying all of the data that was sent [...]

NASA Finds Sea Ice Decline Driving Rise in Arctic Air Pollutants

The thickest Arctic sea ice, which once covered most of the Arctic basin, now only covers roughly a third of the area when compared to satellite imagery from 1980. Image Credit: NASA

 

The thickest Arctic sea ice, which once covered most of the Arctic basin, now only covers roughly a third of the area it did in 1980. Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level [...]

NASA Mission Takes Stock Of Earth’s Melting Land Ice

Artist's concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment. Image Credit: NASA

Artist's concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment. Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much Earth’s melting land ice is adding to global sea level rise.

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