15
July
2019

Columbia, MD and Washington DC--July 15, 2019. Landslides are among the most pervasive hazards worldwide, causing thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damage every year. But the exact number of landslides worldwide is unknown, and few publicly available inventories are able to robustly characterize these mass movements that occur on the side of hills and mountains.

In a study published in PLOS ONE on July 10, 2019, NASA scientists together with scientists from Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and Columbia University described a new source for increasing our knowledge of landslides around the world: citizen scientists. The Landslide Reporter project is the first and only landslide citizen science project that is global in scope. The idea is that if scientists can develop a better inventory of landslide occurre...

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June
12,
2019
| 05:25 PM America/New_York
Columbia MD and Mountain View CA. June 12, 2019. SOFIA observations reveal a strong magnetic field with a spiral shape at the center of the Milky Way that could explain why our galaxy’s black hole is “quiet.” Streamlines showing magnetic
June
05,
2019
| 04:54 PM America/New_York
Columbia, Maryland--June 17, 2019. Davide Venturelli, the lead scientist on quantum computing at Universities Space Research Association, and Alexei Kondratyev, managing director and head of data analytics at Standard Chartered Bank in London,
June
03,
2019
| 06:15 PM America/New_York
Coluumbia MD--June 3, 2019. Dr. Susan Strahan, a USRA scientist working at GESTAR at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, was interviewed by reporter Ray Coniff from Yale Environment 360 on the effect of ozone-depleting chemicals that are being
April
08,
2019
| 08:23 PM America/New_York
Columbia, Maryland—April 8, 2019.  Organized by the Universities Space Research Association, an independent non-profit organization, commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences to advance space- and aeronautics-related sciences exploration,
April
05,
2019
| 03:58 PM America/New_York
Columbia, MD. April 5, 2019. Universities Space Research Association (USRA)’s Program Director Louise Prockter, Director of LPI, was interviewed and quoted in the March 19, 2019 issue of The New York Times print edition in an article entitled