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Daily Mail
Look out! Forecasters say El Nino could be strongest ever recordedLook out! Forecasters warn El Nino could be strongest ever recorded and urge di
Look out! Forecasters say El Nino could be strongest ever recorded
Daily Mail / Posted 11 hours ago
Look out! Forecasters warn El Nino could be strongest ever recorded and urge disaster response teams to prepare Forecast says El Nino conditions are likely to last until January In previous El Niño events, California had 150 to 200% increase in... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of
The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 16 hours ago
As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA to study Arctic climate change ecosystem impactsNASA's ABoVE campaign will combine field work, airborne surveys, satellite data
NASA to study Arctic climate change ecosystem impacts
PhysOrg / Posted 17 hours ago
NASA's ABoVE campaign will combine field work, airborne surveys, satellite data and computer modeling to study the effects of climate change on Arctic and boreal ecosystems, such as this region at the base of the Alaska Range south of Fairbanks.... Read more
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PhysOrg
Explainer: What is a neutron star?NASA artists' interpretation of the neutron star Swift J1749.4-2807 (left) with
Explainer: What is a neutron star?
PhysOrg / Posted 18 hours ago
NASA artists' interpretation of the neutron star Swift J1749.4-2807 (left) with it’s companion star (right). Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Neutron stars are arguably the most exotic objects in the universe. Like one of those annoying... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA sees Tropical Storm Erika dissipate near eastern CubaThis false-colored infrared image from Aug. 28 at 18:05 UTC (2:05 p.m. EDT) sho
NASA sees Tropical Storm Erika dissipate near eastern Cuba
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
This false-colored infrared image from Aug. 28 at 18:05 UTC (2:05 p.m. EDT) shows there were still high, cold, strong thunderstorms (purple) with cloud top temperatures in excess of -63F/-53C around the center of Tropical Storm Erika. Credit: NASA... Read more
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EarthSky
Linked: Amazon wildfires, Atlantic hurricanesThis map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlan
Linked: Amazon wildfires, Atlantic hurricanes
EarthSky / Posted yesterday
This map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlantic fueled Hurricane Katrina. NASA and UCI researchers have found that the same conditions heighten fire risk in the Amazon basin. Image credit: Scientific Visualization... Read more
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PhysOrg
A summer of NASA research on sea level rise in GreenlandOn Greenland's ice sheet, a vast icy landscape crisscrossed by turquoise rivers
A summer of NASA research on sea level rise in Greenland
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
On Greenland's ice sheet, a vast icy landscape crisscrossed by turquoise rivers and dotted with melt water lakes, a small cluster of orange camping tents popped up in late July. The camp, home for a week to a team of researchers, sat by a large,... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Here's a guide to pronunciations in Virginia newsW.Va. relaxes restrictions for small-scale rabbit growersW.Va. relaxes restrict
Here's a guide to pronunciations in Virginia news
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 4 days ago
W.Va. relaxes restrictions for small-scale rabbit growersW.Va. relaxes restrictions for small-scale rabbit growers A new law allows small-scale rabbit growers in West Virginia to sell the animals' meat at farmers' markets and through consignment... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Astrophysicist appointed to WVU Board of GovernorsMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - An astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Cente
Astrophysicist appointed to WVU Board of Governors
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 4 days ago
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - An astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is the newest member of West Virginia University's Board of Governors. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Kim Weaver's appointment Thursday. She fills the unexpired term... Read more
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WOWK-TV West Virginia
Astrophysicist appointed to WVU Board of GovernorsMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - An astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Cente
Astrophysicist appointed to WVU Board of Governors
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 4 days ago
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - An astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is the newest member of West Virginia University's Board of Governors. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Kim Weaver's appointment Thursday. She fills the unexpired term... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Astrophysicist appointed to WVU Board of GovernorsMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - An astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Cente
Astrophysicist appointed to WVU Board of Governors
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 4 days ago
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - An astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is the newest member of West Virginia University's Board of Governors. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Kim Weaver's appointment Thursday. She fills the unexpired term... Read more
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Pasadena Weekly
'Point of No Return'Over the summer, scientists found that the Greenland Ice Sheet is receding and
'Point of No Return'
Pasadena Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
Over the summer, scientists found that the Greenland Ice Sheet is receding and shaking, due to earthquakes generated not by faults, but by the “calving” of gigantic icebergs, a process which is accelerating the massive glacier’s already alarming rate... Read more
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PhysOrg
James Webb Space Telescope backplane arrives at NASA Goddard for mirror assemblyThe James Webb Space Telescope's "spine" or backplane arrived on Aug. 25 at NAS
James Webb Space Telescope backplane arrives at NASA Goddard for mirror assembly
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
The James Webb Space Telescope's "spine" or backplane arrived on Aug. 25 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland from Northrop Grumman. Credit: NASA Goddard/Chris Gunn One of the most crucial pieces of the James Webb Space... Read more
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The Daily Record
Northrop Grumman delivers NASA telescopeFalls Church, Va.-based Northrop Grumman Corp., delivered on schedule the teles
Northrop Grumman delivers NASA telescope
The Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
Falls Church, Va.-based Northrop Grumman Corp., delivered on schedule the telescope structure for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Aug. 24 to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, paving the way for the integration of the 18 hexagonal mirrors... Read more
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The Daily Record
Northrop Grumman delivers NASA telescopeFalls Church, Va.-based Northrop Grumman Corp., delivered on schedule the teles
Northrop Grumman delivers NASA telescope
The Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
Falls Church, Va.-based Northrop Grumman Corp., delivered on schedule the telescope structure for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Aug. 24 to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, paving the way for the integration of the 18 hexagonal mirrors... Read more
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Washington Post
U.S. coastline vulnerability to hurricanes is growing to unprecedented levelsCommentary Still image of Hurricane Katrina near peak intensity in the Gulf –
U.S. coastline vulnerability to hurricanes is growing to unprecedented levels
Washington Post / Posted 6 days ago
Commentary Still image of Hurricane Katrina near peak intensity in the Gulf – color infrared image, August 28, 2005 (NOAA). Nearly ten years have passed since a category 3 or stronger hurricane invaded the U.S. coastline; an unequaled length of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Glaciologist's commute to the world's coldest jobBrunt working her project for NASA in Antarctica. Credit: K. Brunt For glaciolo
Glaciologist's commute to the world's coldest job
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
Brunt working her project for NASA in Antarctica. Credit: K. Brunt For glaciologist Kelly Brunt, the commute to work can range from driving a few minutes to develop models on a computer to taking long-distance flights to gather data in some of the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Supercool images from NASA’s supercomputerWilliam Putman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center A Portrait of Global Winds Hig
Supercool images from NASA’s supercomputer
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
William Putman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center A Portrait of Global Winds High-resolution global atmospheric modeling provides a unique tool to study the role of weather within Earth’s climate system. NASA’s Goddard Earth Observing System Model... Read more
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PhysOrg
IRIS and Hinode: A Stellar research teamThis image taken on Oct. 19, 2013, shows a filament on the sun – a giant ribbon
IRIS and Hinode: A Stellar research team
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
This image taken on Oct. 19, 2013, shows a filament on the sun – a giant ribbon of relatively cool solar material threading through the sun's atmosphere, the corona. The individual threads that make up the filament are clearly discernible in this... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA finds vegetation essential for limiting city warming effectsThe temperature difference between urban areas and surrounding vegetated land d
NASA finds vegetation essential for limiting city warming effects
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
The temperature difference between urban areas and surrounding vegetated land due to the presence of impervious surfaces across the continental United States. Credit: NASA's Earth Observatory Cities are well known hot spots - literally. The urban... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Erika inside and outsideOn Aug. 25 at 2:11 a.m. EDT, GPM passed over the northwestern part of the storm
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Erika inside and outside
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
On Aug. 25 at 2:11 a.m. EDT, GPM passed over the northwestern part of the storm and found heaviest rain falling at a rate of 1.1 inches per hour. Credit: NASA/JAXA/NRL Tropical Storm Erika was analyzed inside and outside with satellite data. NASA's... Read more
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PhysOrg
GPM sees energetic Tropical Depression KiloOn August 25 at 0121 UTC, GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar discovered t
GPM sees energetic Tropical Depression Kilo
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
On August 25 at 0121 UTC, GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar discovered that rain in Kilo was falling at a rate of almost 65 mm (2.6 inches) per hour and storm tops were measured at altitudes of over 15.4 km (9.5 miles). Credit: SSAI/NASA/JAXA,... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
NASA To Drop Airplane ... On PurposeAgency Testing Emergency Locator Transmitters Using a Cessna 172 dropped from
NASA To Drop Airplane ... On Purpose
The Aero-News Network / Posted 8 days ago
Agency Testing Emergency Locator Transmitters Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency locator... Read more
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PhysOrg
Cameras delivered for OSIRIS-REx mission as launch prep continuesThe University of Arizona’s camera suite, OCAMS, sits on a test bench that mimi
Cameras delivered for OSIRIS-REx mission as launch prep continues
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
The University of Arizona’s camera suite, OCAMS, sits on a test bench that mimics its arrangement on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. The three cameras that compose the instrument – MapCam (left), PolyCam and SamCam – are the eyes of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx... Read more
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Washington Post
How do we balance the STEM equation? Join educators, students and policymakers Sept. 10Balancing the Equation | Sept. 10, 2015 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET, The Washington Pos
How do we balance the STEM equation? Join educators, students and policymakers Sept. 10
Washington Post / Posted 8 days ago
Balancing the Equation | Sept. 10, 2015 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET, The Washington Post Educators, students and policymakers will discuss innovative efforts in classrooms around the country to strengthen STEM education, especially for girls and students in... Read more
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The Advocate
LSU researchers’ telescope to arrive at space station Monday; will study high energy particles, ‘dark matter’With an anxious eye to the sky early Wednesday morning, LSU researchers joined
LSU researchers’ telescope to arrive at space station Monday; will study high energy particles, ‘dark matter’
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
With an anxious eye to the sky early Wednesday morning, LSU researchers joined about 50 members of an international team as they watched the culmination of 10 years of work launch into orbit on a Japanese cargo vessel. The CALorimetric Electron... Read more
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Quartz
See how much NASA has learned about hurricanes in the 10 years since Katrina - Quartz take by storm Science is, naturally, the never-ending pursuit of kn
See how much NASA has learned about hurricanes in the 10 years since Katrina
Quartz / Posted 9 days ago
- Quartz take by storm Science is, naturally, the never-ending pursuit of knowledge that has... Read more
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New Kerala
NASA to test emergency locator transmitters by crashing airplane Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA's Search and Rescu
NASA to test emergency locator transmitters by crashing airplane
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA's Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency... Read more
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PhysOrg
Since Katrina: NASA advances storm models, scienceCredit: NASA On Aug. 28, 2005, the National Hurricane Center issued a public no
Since Katrina: NASA advances storm models, science
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
Credit: NASA On Aug. 28, 2005, the National Hurricane Center issued a public notice warning people in New Orleans of "devastating damage expected...power outages will last for weeks...persons...pets...and livestock left exposed to the winds will be... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA sees diminutive Hurricane Danny from spaceNASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took this picture of Hurricane Danny on Aug. 20 at 6
NASA sees diminutive Hurricane Danny from space
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took this picture of Hurricane Danny on Aug. 20 at 6 a.m. EDT from aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured an image of Hurricane Danny moving through... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Climate change sceptics versus the scientists#TalkAboutIt: Organisers of the Paris climate conference hope the upcoming su
Climate change sceptics versus the scientists
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
#TalkAboutIt: Organisers of the Paris climate conference hope the upcoming summit will lead to a new agreement on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, thereby limiting climate change in the long... Read more
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PhysOrg
GPM Satellite analyzes Tropical Storm Danny's rain structureOn Aug. 19, GPM saw Danny's rain structure was still asymmetric as noted by the
GPM Satellite analyzes Tropical Storm Danny's rain structure
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
On Aug. 19, GPM saw Danny's rain structure was still asymmetric as noted by the large rain band (identified by the green arc indicating moderate rain) being located mainly on the eastern side of the storm. Within this rain band, GPM detected rain... Read more
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PhysOrg
How did Jupiter and Saturn form? The answer may lie with the humble pebbleWe know exactly what it looks like but have been unable to explain how it came
How did Jupiter and Saturn form? The answer may lie with the humble pebble
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
We know exactly what it looks like but have been unable to explain how it came into being - until now. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), CC BY-SA After many decades of exploring the solar system, we still have much to... Read more
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OC Weekly
Hurricane-vergence: Katrina's 10th Birthday, New Tropical Storm, UCI-NASA Link Fires"Hurricane Katrina is indeed part of this story," says James Randerson, Chancel
Hurricane-vergence: Katrina's 10th Birthday, New Tropical Storm, UCI-NASA Link Fires
OC Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
"Hurricane Katrina is indeed part of this story," says James Randerson, Chancellor's Professor of Earth system science at UCI and senior author on the paper that appears in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of... Read more
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Newswise
UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes Warmer-than-usual waters in North Atlantic contribute to both phenomena Avail
UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes
Newswise / Posted 13 days ago
Warmer-than-usual waters in North Atlantic contribute to both phenomena Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsGeophysical Research Letters Newswise — Irvine,... Read more
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PhysOrg
High-energy observatory launches this weekCALET, a high-energy astrophysics observatory, will be installed this week on t
High-energy observatory launches this week
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
CALET, a high-energy astrophysics observatory, will be installed this week on the exposed terrace (above) of the Japanese Experiment Module on the International Space Station. NASA TV will live stream both the launch and the installation. If... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers find link between Amazon fire risk, devastating hurricanesThis map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlan
Researchers find link between Amazon fire risk, devastating hurricanes
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
This map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlantic fueled Hurricane Katrina. UCI researchers have found that the same conditions heighten fire risk in the Amazon basin Researchers from the University of California,... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA's GPM sees Typhoon Atsani intensifyingNASA-JAXA's GPM satellite saw rainfall south of the storm's center of circulati
NASA's GPM sees Typhoon Atsani intensifying
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
NASA-JAXA's GPM satellite saw rainfall south of the storm's center of circulation was falling at a rate of over 90 mm (3.5 inches) per hour and cloud tops to heights of 16.8 km (10.4 miles). Credit: SSAI/NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce Typhoon Atsani was an... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers model tsunami hazards on the Northwest coastThe coast of the Pacific Northwest from space. Credit: SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Go
Researchers model tsunami hazards on the Northwest coast
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
The coast of the Pacific Northwest from space. Credit: SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, ORBIMAGE Recent press and social media coverage have reminded residents of the Pacific Northwest that they live in a seismically active region.... Read more
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PhysOrg
LADEE spacecraft finds neon in lunar atmosphereArtist’s concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADE
LADEE spacecraft finds neon in lunar atmosphere
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
Artist’s concept of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft in orbit above the moon. Credit: NASA Ames / Dana Berry The moon's thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of... Read more
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PhysOrg
How does NASA study hurricanes?Hurricanes are the most powerful weather event on Earth. NASA's expertise in sp
How does NASA study hurricanes?
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
Hurricanes are the most powerful weather event on Earth. NASA's expertise in space and scientific exploration contributes to essential services provided to the American people by other federal agencies, such as hurricane weather forecasting. The... Read more
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PhysOrg
Solar activity is declining—what to expect?The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observator
Solar activity is declining—what to expect?
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
The Sun by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit: NASA (Phys.org)—Is Earth slowly heading for a new ice age? Looking at the decreasing number of sunspots, it may seem that we are entering a nearly spotless... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
First Sunshield Layer Completed For James Webb Space TelescopeWill Allow Spacecraft To Image Galaxies And Stars Created More Than 13.5 Billio
First Sunshield Layer Completed For James Webb Space Telescope
The Aero-News Network / Posted 17 days ago
Will Allow Spacecraft To Image Galaxies And Stars Created More Than 13.5 Billion Years Ago The first of the five sunshield layers that will make it possible for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created... Read more
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PhysOrg
Satellite movie shows Hawaii Hurricane Hilda's last hoorahThe once hurricane Hilda weakened to a remnant low pressure area early on Frida
Satellite movie shows Hawaii Hurricane Hilda's last hoorah
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
The once hurricane Hilda weakened to a remnant low pressure area early on Friday, August 14, 2015. Images generated from NOAA's GOES-West satellite were made into an animation that showed the "last Hoorah" of Hilda as it weakened into a low pressure... Read more
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PhysOrg
How to protect planes and passengers from explosions on the surface of the sunThe magnificent solar flare that emerged from the sun in August 2012. Luckily,
How to protect planes and passengers from explosions on the surface of the sun
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
The magnificent solar flare that emerged from the sun in August 2012. Luckily, it didn’t head towards earth. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC BY Air travel today is extraordinarily safe. Despite the high profile downings of MH370 and... Read more
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Newswise
NASA's Hubble Finds Supernovae in 'Wrong Place at Wrong Time' Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsMonthly Notices of the Royal A
NASA's Hubble Finds Supernovae in 'Wrong Place at Wrong Time'
Newswise / Posted 19 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Aug-2015 Donna Weaver / Ray Villard Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Webb sunshield gives an 'open wide' for inspectionIn this photo, engineers and scientists examine the sunshield layers on this fu
Webb sunshield gives an 'open wide' for inspection
PhysOrg / Posted 20 days ago
In this photo, engineers and scientists examine the sunshield layers on this full-sized test unit. Credit: Alex Evers/Northrop Grumman Corporation The sunshield on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the largest part of the observatory—five layers... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA sees heavy rain in Hurricane Hilda, south Of HawaiiGPM revealed that storms north of hurricane Hilda's eye were dropping rain at a
NASA sees heavy rain in Hurricane Hilda, south Of Hawaii
PhysOrg / Posted 20 days ago
GPM revealed that storms north of hurricane Hilda's eye were dropping rain at a rate of over 149.4 mm (5.9 inches) per hour and reached over 16.5 km (10.2 miles). Credit: SSAI/NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce Hurricane Hilda has been on a weakening trend and by... Read more
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EarthSky
Swirling mystery of Jupiter’s Great Red SpotThe largest and most powerful hurricanes ever recorded on Earth spanned over 1,
Swirling mystery of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
EarthSky / Posted 21 days ago
The largest and most powerful hurricanes ever recorded on Earth spanned over 1,000 miles across with winds gusting up to around 200 mph. That’s wide enough to stretch across nearly all U.S. states east of Texas. But even that kind of storm is dwarfed... Read more
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PhysOrg
NASA sees Tropical Depression Molave spinning downOn August 9 at 01:20 UTC (Aug. 8 at 9:20 p.m. EDT), NASA's Terra satellite capt
NASA sees Tropical Depression Molave spinning down
PhysOrg / Posted 22 days ago
On August 9 at 01:20 UTC (Aug. 8 at 9:20 p.m. EDT), NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible-light image of Tropical Depression Molave winding down about 400 miles away from Yokosuka, Japan. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response, Jeff Schmaltz... Read more
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