News and Feature Articles
2017 News and Feature Articles
As we move to the next stage in the search for alien life, the knowledge and tools NASA has developed to study life on Earth will be one of the greatest assets in the quest.
The 2017 hurricane season could be the turning point in planning for climate resilience.
NASA scientists provide risk information for preparatory action.
New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.
Tony Del Genio, of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 William Nordberg Memorial Award.
Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the article “ Was Venus the first habitable world of our solar system?” by Michael Way et al. as the top work among over 180 research publications by institute staff published in 2016.
July 2017 was statistically tied with July 2016 as the warmest July in the 137 years of modern record-keeping.
How drilling deeply can help to understand climates of the past and predict climates of the future.
NASA's P-3 research plane begins flights this month through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean to understand how aerosols change the properties of clouds.
Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system on WASP-121b, an exoplanet described as a "hot Jupiter".
Shifts in atmospheric circulation and consequent changes in cloud cover lead to differing temperature effects in the north and south hemispheres. How well climate models simulate this influences their climate sensitivity.
Models of Atlantic circulation find the ocean absorbs atmospheric gases more easily than heat energy, and that slowing circulation reduces its ability to absorb both.
Early results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the giant planet as a complex world with Earth-sized polar cyclones, deep-diving storm systems, and a lumpy magnetic field generated deeper than once thought.
A study combining observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant exoplanet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium.
NASA has awarded a contract to SciSpace LLC of Bethesda, Maryland, for specialized scientific support services to the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
A NASA-university study has found that 11% of global non-renewable groundwater drawn up for irrigation goes to produce crops that are then traded on the international market.
At 1.1°C above the 1951-1980 average, February 2017 was the second warmest February since modern record-keeping began almost 140 years ago.
Although markedly cooler than the record January a year earlier, January 2017 was the third warmest January since modern record-keeping began.
Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and NOAA.
A study of lake sediment records from Connecticut reveals interactions between past climate, forest ecology, and fire indicators.
After almost 20 years, GISS has re-visited the Common Sense Climate Index, a value whose persistent change should be perceptible to the general public.