Astronomers Capture Stunning New Images of Jupiter

Three images of Jupiter from the 8-m Frederick C. Gillett Gemini North telescope at the Gemini Observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show the gas giant at three different types of light (infrared, visible, and ultraviolet) and reveal a multitude of atmospheric features such as the Great Red Spot,…

Following the Moon for Amazing May Astronomy

The May Moon Meets Venus and Mercury, at dusk en route to eclipse season and more. Wonder where all the solar system action is hiding? While the dusk sky may seem devoid of planets (save for Mars), that’s all about to change this evening. The watch-phrase for astronomy in May…

Burgum: ND a ‘geological jackpot’ for carbon storage

North Dakota is a “geological jackpot” when it comes to the promise of carbon capture and storage, according to Gov. Doug Burgum. Burgum addressed the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck today, thanking oil and gas operators for their positive impact and resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic. He also challenged…

Media Alert: Flights Above Northern Maine to Map Geology

USGS Low-level Airplane Surveys Beginning Soon Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated. A low-flying airplane will be visible to residents of northern Maine beginning in mid to…

Media Alert: Flights Above Parts of Northwestern Minnesota to Map Geology

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.   A low-flying airplane will soon be visible to residents in seven counties of northwestern Minnesota, including the city of Thief River Falls and…