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News Archive / Tagged: University of Maryland

  • Proposed CubeSat mission to study atmospheric processes on Venus

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 9th, 2017

    A small CubeSat designed to investigate atmospheric processes on Venus has been recently chosen by NASA for further development. The spacecraft, known as the CubeSat UV Experiment (CUVE), is one of ten missions to study Solar System planets and asteroids, selected by the agency under the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program.

  • NASA denies support of Sustainability Study

    Jason RhianMarch 21st, 2014

    After gaining some attention for being reported as supporting a study that reviewed the impact of population growth and related societal impacts – NASA has issued a statement seeking to correct the perception that it backed the study. NASA representatives referred to media reports on the subject as being “erroneous” and issued the following statement […]

  • Hubble detects traces of water on hazy exoplanets

    Jim SharkeyDecember 4th, 2013

    Two research teams using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered faint traces of water in the atmospheres of five planets orbiting nearby stars. While the presence of water has been previously detected on a few  exoplanets, this is the first time that a study has compared the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple […]

  • NASA missions study ‘watershed’ cosmic explosion in unparalleled detail

    Press ReleaseNovember 24th, 2013

    On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world. The explosion, known as a gamma-ray burst and designated GRB 130427A, tops the charts as one of the brightest ever seen.

  • NASA-USGS Landsat data yield best view to date of global forest losses, gains

    Press ReleaseNovember 20th, 2013

    The ravages of deforestation, wildfires, windstorms, and insects on global forests during this century are revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study based on data from the NASA-U.S. Geological Survey Landsat 7 satellite.

  • NASA begins airborne campaign to map Greenland ice sheet summer melt

    Press ReleaseNovember 3rd, 2013

    For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt.