International Year of Light

Screenshot of tropical cyclone information systems application with satellite imagery
Nov 21, 2017
The Tropical Cyclone Information System (TCIS) is a tool that fuses hurricane models and observations within a web-based system to improve forecasting capabilities.
Apr 27, 2017
Technologies Infused: In 2015, NASA funded six new suborbital Earth Venture-class missions—five of which include technologies infused from SMD-sponsored technology development efforts. Managed by the Earth System Science Pathfinder Program (ESSP), the NASA Earth Venture program funds competitively... Read More
Chart list Earth Venture Suborbital 2 awards
Jul 18, 2016
The language on archiving of data products in C.11 Discovery Data Analysis the requirements on has been modified for clarity and to make them more consistent with requirements in the other Data Analysis program elements. See Section 1.2. The due dates are unchanged. New text is in bold, deleted... Read More
Oct 21, 2015
Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest astrophysical light sources observed today. Discovered in the 1960's these titanic events emit more energy in a single blast than is emitted from our Sun in its entire lifetime.
Oct 7, 2015
Infrared light has another big benefit when it comes to asteroids: we can use it to get a much better idea of an object’s true size than we can using visible light alone.
Aug 18, 2015
Extreme ultraviolet light from the Sun's atmosphere cannot be seen unaided by human eyes. In fact no eyes on Earth can see that light since it does not penetrate our atmosphere.
Aug 6, 2015
X-ray astronomers use telescopes that collect the same kind of light that your dentist and doctor use to see through your skin to study some of the hottest, densest and most extreme environments in the universe.
Jul 27, 2015
With new and exciting light-based instruments the future of studying the Earth using spaceborne lidars seems bright.
Jul 7, 2015
Joan and I were supposed to be discussing her work on sunspots, aurora, geomagnetism and solar winds, but we kept veering off on tangents...
Jul 6, 2015
For thousands of years people in the northern part of the world have marveled at the spectacular and fearful displays that occasionally light up the night sky.
Jun 17, 2015
Variations in brightness and color of light from stars provide the key to the detection and characterization of planets orbiting other stars.
Jun 3, 2015
In the last two decades light beams have been used to explore Mars in a variety of ways.
May 8, 2015
For more than two centuries, the dwarf planet Ceres has been observed as little more than a faint smudge of light amidst the stars.
Apr 28, 2015
On April 24th we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope..
Apr 16, 2015
Plant fluorescence has become a new global measurement...