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Measuring Methane From Space

The greenhouse gas methane is a crucial factor of climate change in the Arctic and globally as well.

NASA scientists are helping California create a detailed, statewide inventory of methane point sources -- highly concentrated methane releases from single sources -- using a specialized airborne sensor.

Earth Methane Puzzle Solved

A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, with a new calculation of emissions from global fires.

The ice-covered Arctic Ocean is a more important factor concerning the concentration of the greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere than previously assumed.

Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, could be the most alien world in our solar system.

NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.

One small "hot spot" in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States - more than triple the standard ground-based estimate -- according to a new study of satellite data by scientists at NASA and the University of Michigan.

Titan's Methane: Soon To Be Gone?

By tracking a part of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan over several years, NASA's Cassini mission has found a remarkable longevity to the hydrocarbon lakes on the moon's surface.

NASA's car-sized rover, Curiosity, has taken significant steps toward understanding how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere.

NASA is expanding its successful program of Tweetups to include more social media platforms, broadening the agency's use of social media to engage audiences about the agency's mission of exploration and discovery. As part of this effort, the "NASA Tweetup" will now be known as "NASA Social."

Tweet! Tweet! Tweeting from Space

Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams is joined by astronauts T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi on the International Space Station to discuss their "tweeting" from orbit, how using Twitter helps them keep everyone back on Earth informed of station activities, and the advent of internet access to the ISS. Noguchi says he received a "tweet" from the Japanese Prime Minister after speaking with him from orbit!

NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, set to fly aboard space shuttle Discovery in August, is providing insights about his training on Twitter in both English and Spanish. It will be the agency's first bilingual Twitter.
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