SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX saw another major milestone this weekend with the first flight of its upgraded Falcon-9 rocket. The next-generation, 22-story-high launch vehicle was used to catapult the Canadian Space Agency's Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (a.k.a. CASSIOPE) into orbit Sunday afternoon. » 9/30/13 9:40am 9/30/13 9:40am

NASA has released the first complete map of Antarctic ice flows

NASA has released a map charting the movement of massive ice sheets on the continent of Antarctica. By compiling these maps into animations like the one shown above, researchers can, for the very first time, examine how the outward flow of the continent's ice sheets could help us predict future rises in sea level. » 8/19/11 4:30pm 8/19/11 4:30pm