Snow-covered deserts are rare, but that's exactly what the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite observed as it passed over the Taklimakan Desert in western China on Jan. 2, 2013. Snow has covered much of the desert since a storm blew through the area on Dec....
The House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bill that extends a risk-sharing and liability regime to support American commercial space transportation operators against catastrophic losses suffered by the uninvolved public.
An eight-year long study on genetically engineered mice, published in open-access journal PLOS One, found that cosmic radiation accelerates the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
A detailed study on the galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given insights into the evolution of galaxies.