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NASA analyzes US midwest heavy rainfall, severe storms
PHYS.ORG Heavy rain resulted in significant flooding in the U.S. Midwest over the week of July 7 to 14, 2017. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the amount of rain that fell over those... 1 week
Sentinel-5 precursor satellite ready for launch
PHYS.ORG A UK-built satellite which will be part of Europe's world-leading environmental monitoring programme – Copernicus – is ready for launch. 10 hours
NC island's mysterious birth appears on NASA satellite images
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NASA looks at compact Tropical Storm Don in infrared light
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New research uses satellites to predict end of volcanic eruptions
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) recently discovered that infrared satellite data could be used to... 1 week
Data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory offer clues about sun's coronal irradiance
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mishap to delay launch of nasa communications satellite Mishap to delay launch of NASA communications satellite
SPACE NEWS NASA announced July 21 that the launch of a communications satellite previously scheduled for early August will be postponed to... 2 hours
NASA communications satellite damaged 3 weeks before launch
PHYS.ORG NASA's newest, slickest communications satellite has been damaged, just three weeks before its planned August launch. 4 days
mishap threatens to delay launch of nasa communications satellite Mishap threatens to delay launch of NASA communications satellite
SPACE NEWS NASA is continuing to investigate an incident during launch preparations for a communications satellite that threatens to delay... 14 hours
NASA invites you to become a citizen scientist during U.S. total solar eclipse
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and... 10 hours
Speedy Mars Moon Zips Around Red Planet in Amazing NASA Video
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NASA's Terra satellite watching Tropical Storm Greg
PHYS.ORG NASA Terra satellite provided a clear view of Tropical Storm Greg, located off the southwestern coast of Mexico. Greg is one of three tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is the closest... 2 days
NASA Neutron star mission begins science operations
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Touring Mars: Cool Data Visualization Lets You Visit the Red Planet
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science backing for formation flying sun watcher proba 3 Science backing for formation-flying Sun-watcher Proba-3
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NASA gives Hurricane Fernanda a close-up
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NASA spots a diminished, but drenching ex-Tropical Cyclone Don
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Don didn't live long before it weakened to a remnant low pressure area in the North Atlantic Ocean. Before it weakened NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible... 2 days
NASA sees Tropical Storm Noru east of Japan
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Titan simulations show importance of close two-way coupling between human and Earth systems
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NASA notes 9th northwestern Pacific Tropical Cyclone
PHYS.ORG The ninth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean has formed and developed into a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Kulap was spotted by NASA's Terra satellite far to the west of Midway Island. 5 hours
Ready, Aim, Blast! NASA Engineer Creates World's Largest Super Soaker
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Space sound waves around Earth: Electrons whistle while they work?
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Van Allen Probes have observed a new population of space sound waves, called plasmaspheric hiss, which are important in removing high-energy particles from around Earth that can... 4 days
NASA spots newly formed Tropical Depression 08W in South China Sea
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured an image of newly formed Tropical Depression 08W near Hainan Island, China. 5 hours
NASA imagery shows disorganized Tropical Depression 8E
PHYS.ORG Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a lack of organized circulation in Tropical Depression 8E. The storm is sandwiched between Tropical Storm Fernanda to the west and Tropical Storm Greg to the east. 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Storm Fernanda sliding into central Pacific
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Fernanda has crossed the 140 degree longitude line and entered the central Pacific Ocean. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, satellite took a look at the rainfall... 9 hours
Target's Space-Based Cotton Challenge Aims for Sustainable Farming on Earth
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germany s long awaited heinrich hertz satellite now expected to launch in 2021 Germany’s long-awaited Heinrich Hertz satellite now expected to launch in 2021
SPACE NEWS Germany’s space agency, DLR, signed a delayed but long-expected contract with Bremen-based satellite manufacturer... 3 hours
Satellite shows a weaker Hurricane Fernanda
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Fernanda appears to be weakening on infrared satellite imagery. NOAA's GOES-West satellite imagery on July 19 showed a more disorganized hurricane nearing the Central Pacific Ocean. 2 days
GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists
NPR There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore... 1 day
NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land... 1 day
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