These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…
polar : (a) of or relating to a geographic pole or the region around it (b) coming from or having the characteristics of such a region — Webster
Polar regions of Earth also known as Earth’s frigid zones, are the regions of Earth surrounding its geographical poles (the North and South Poles). These regions are dominated by Earth’s polar ice caps, the northern resting on the Arctic Ocean and the southern on the continent of Antarctica. — Wikipedia
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Inside dark, polar moon craters, water not as...
on July 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm
The Moon's south pole region is home to some of the most extreme environments in the solar system: it's unimaginably cold, massively cratered, and has areas that are either constantly bathed in sunlight or in darkness. This is precisely why NASA wants to send astronauts there in 2024 as part of its Artemis program. […]
Strong storms also play big role in Antarctic ice...
on July 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Warming temperatures and changes in ocean circulation and salinity are driving the breakup of ice sheets in Antarctica, but a new study suggests that intense storms may help push the system over the edge. […]
Cassini explores ring-like formations around...
on July 18, 2019 at 12:25 pm
Using observations from the international Cassini spacecraft, scientists have explored the ring-like mounds that wrap around some of the pools found at the poles of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The study reveals more about how these features formed. […]
Mapping the moon and worlds beyond
on July 18, 2019 at 11:58 am
In 1972, it took an astronaut going on a spacewalk to do what Lynn Carter now can do with a few mouse clicks over lunch. […]
NASA looks at Barry's rainfall rates
on July 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm
After Barry made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, NASA's GPM core satellite analyzed the rate in which rain was falling throughout the storm. Now that Barry is a post-tropical cyclone moving through the mid-Mississippi Valley and toward the Ohio Valley, it is bringing some of that rainfall with it. […]