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NASA Turns to Machine Learning to Identify Stars Faster

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by Angela Guess A recent article in The Astrophysical Journal reports that NASA has started to use machine learning techniques to understand the properties of stars more quickly. The article states, “New time-domain surveys have begun exploring everything from nearby extrasolar planets to the most distant known stellar explosions, and a veritable zoo of time-variable…

Off Semantic Tech Goes Into The Wild Blue Yonder

by Jennifer Zaino Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no – it’s an Amazon drone! Admittedly, Amazon Prime Air’s unmanned aerial vehicles in commercial use are still a little ways off. But such technology – along with other recent innovations, such as the use of unmanned aircraft in crop-dusting or…

NASA’s Latest Strategies for Tackling Big Data

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by Angela Guess Megan Gannon of Space.com reports, “Every hour, NASA’s missions collectively compile hundreds of terabytes of information, which, if printed out in hard copies, would take up the equivalent of tens of millions of trees worth of paper. This deluge of material poses some big data challenges for the space agency. But a team at…

NASA Moves to the Cloud

Kathleen Hickey of GCN.com reports, “NASA’s OpenNEX is one of the latest federal research projects moving to the cloud to improve collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors.”

How NASA Manages Its Data

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week reports, “NASA has dozens of missions active at any given time: Robotic spacecraft beaming high-resolution images and other data from great distances; Earth-based projects surveying polar ice or examining global climate change. As you might imagine, the volume of data generated by these multiple efforts is staggering. For Chris Mattmann, a…

NASA and Amazon Web Services Open Up Big Data to Researchers

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by Angela Guess Phys.org reports, “NASA and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) of Seattle, Wash., are making a large collection of NASA climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud. The system enhances research and educational opportunities for the U.S. geoscience community by promoting community-driven research, innovation…

Managing Big Data from Space

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by Angela Guess Whitney Clavin of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory reports, “For NASA and its dozens of missions, data pour in every day like rushing rivers. Spacecraft monitor everything from our home planet to faraway galaxies, beaming back images and information to Earth. All those digital records need to be stored, indexed and processed so…

Data Job of the Day: Computer Scientist, Data Analysis

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by Angela Guess The Ames Research Center at NASA is looking for a Computer Scientist in Moffett Field, CA. The post states, “The Engineering Systems Division (Code RE) at NASA Ames Research Center is currently seeking interested applicants for the position of Computer Scientist. The incumbent serves as the Science Lead for the Exoplanet Survey…