Lasers Fired At NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s new Parker Solar Probe is getting some intense environmental testing. Extreme tests simulate extreme conditions the satellite experiences during launch and beyond. Parker Solar Probe was built at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and will explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Recently, lasers were fired at the spacecraft to test its solar panels. These […]

NASA Investigates Water Supply in Snow

Scientists are taking their offices to Colorado’s snow country. In a new 5-year study called SnowEx, researchers are improving techniques to determine how much water is stored in snow-covered regions, globally. Measuring how much water is in a snowpack is not easy. Forests and different terrains can influence snow depth and density and the kinds […]