Be part of a science experiment during the eclipse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxM4Jo1j7AU NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment or GLOBE, Program is a NASA-supported research and education program that encourages students and citizen scientists to collect and analyze environmental observations. GLOBE Observer is a free, easy-to-use app that guides citizen scientists through data collection. On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States. Crossing the country from Oregon to South Carolina over the course of…

Peak of Perseid Meteor Shower this weekend

In order to see this meteor shower, your best bet is to get away from city lights late at night. Look up into the sky and be patient.  You do not have to look in any specific direction.  When the meteors appear, they will catch your eye.

Fascinating GOES-16 satellite image loops

GOES-16 is the newest satellite to be launched into space. Scientists have already started getting images back from the new satellite and have started to conduct research and analysis on these images.