So looking forward to the next season of Cosmos! Here's a nice review of the last season by Martin Bush, writing for Inside Story.
This image from ESA’s #MarsExpress show a crater named Ismenia Patera on Mars. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano? Read more here: http://www.esa.int/…/Mar…/Mars_impact_crater_or_supervolcano
Did you miss the Space Telescope Science Institute's public lecture on "The Plumes of Europa: Ice, Water, Life?" last week? No need to fret, the full video is now available online!
Today, we welcome the enthusiasm and expertise of longtime science advocate and current Planetary Science Director Jim Green to the role of chief scientist: http://go.nasa.gov/2IIUxbs
Succeeding Jim is Lori Glaze, chief of the Planetary Geology, Geophysics & Geochemistry Lab.
Every second, around 45 lightning strikes jolt our atmosphere, where powerful reactions in thunderstorm clouds alter the chemical composition of the air inside ...and around them. A suite of European instruments will soon be studying these powerful discharges from space and give us clues on their role in the climate. The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) aka the #SpaceStormHunter arrived on the International Space Station last week to peek inside the physics of high-energy phenomena at the edge of space... http://www.esa.int/…/Human_Space…/The_chemistry_of_lightning