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nasa prepares to retire grace earth science satellites NASA prepares to retire GRACE Earth science satellites
SPACE NEWS An aging German-American Earth science mission will come to an end this fall, months before the launch of a next-generation... 7 hours
Cassini is Ready for ‘Grand Finale’
SCI-NEWS.COM On September 15, 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its final approach to Saturn, but this encounter will be like no other. This time,... 7 days
NASA small satellite promises big discoveries
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Small satellites provide a cheap, responsive alternative to larger, more expensive satellites. As demand grows, engineers must adapt these "nanosatellites" to provide greater data returns. NASA, in collaboration with educational partners, targets 2021 for the launch... 2 days
NASA looks within category 5 Hurricane Maria before and after first landfall
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Satellite data is enabling forecasters to look inside and outside of powerful Hurricane Maria. A NASA animation of satellite imagery shows Hurricane Maria's first... 1 day
NASa sees remnants of irma ready to exit Eastern US
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite have been just two of the fleet of satellites monitoring the life and death of former Hurricane Irma. Imagery from... 6 days
NASA sees Maria intensify into a major hurricane
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Maria that showed... 2 days
end of summer arctic sea ice extent is eighth lowest on record End-of-summer Arctic sea ice extent is eighth lowest on record
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University... 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Depression Norma's small area of strength
PHYS.ORG Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite has revealed that the area of strongest storms within now Tropical Depression Norma has diminished. 1 day
NASA's Terra satellite spies Typhoon Talim's large eye
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Talim and found a powerful storm with a large, open eye. 6 days
nasa gets a dramatic 3 d view of typhoon talim s large eye NASA gets a dramatic 3-D view of Typhoon Talim's large eye
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA created a dramatic 3-D image of powerful Typhoon Talim using data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite. Talim's large eye really... 5 days
from selling data to selling answers eo market faces transformation From selling data to selling answers, EO market faces transformation
SPACE NEWS Earth-observation startups are investing in data analytics and machine learning to transform raw satellite data into... 6 days
mapping the world s forests Mapping the world’s forests
ESA Using satellite radar data, scientists have created a global map that quantifies the amount of wood in our forests – a key to understanding Earth’s carbon cycle and,... 20 hours
NASA-NOAA's satellite night-time nod to Norma
PHYS.ORG Infrared imagery provides a look at tropical cyclones at night and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite got a look at Tropical Storm Norma in the Eastern Pacific using infrared light. 5 days
GRACE mission making plans for final science data collection
PHYS.ORG With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around our planet to measure Earth's ever-changing gravity field, the operations... 6 days
Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety
SCIENCE DAILY Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to... 14 hours
NASA gets an infrared view of large Tropical Storm Jose
PHYS.ORG Satellite imagery shows that Jose is a large storm, with a large reach. NASA's Aqua satellite captured cloud top temperatures of Tropical Storm Jose that revealed the strongest... 10 hours
NASA-NOAA Satellite spots 2 tails of Hurricane Max
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the latest tropical cyclone in the Eastern Pacific on Sept. 13 along the southwestern coast of Mexico. After Max formed as a tropical storm,... 6 days
NASA data shows Otis devoid of precipitation, now a remnant
PHYS.ORG Former Hurricane Otis was not showing any thunderstorm development or precipitation on satellite imagery on Sept. 19. As a result, the National Hurricane Center declared Otis a remnant... 1 day
solar wind impacts on giant space hurricanes may affect satellite safety Solar Wind Impacts on Giant 'Space Hurricanes' May Affect Satellite Safety
ASTRO WATCH Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane... 6 hours
sentinel 5p launch preparations in full swing Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing
ESA With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite... 7 days
asiasat planning small hts satellite to cover china AsiaSat planning small HTS satellite to cover China
SPACE NEWS Hong Kong-based fleet operator AsiaSat will soon order a “modest”-size high-throughput satellite (HTS) that will leverage the company’s access to... 7 days
NASA identifies wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Lee
PHYS.ORG Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Storm Lee as a weak swirl of clouds around its center with most of its clouds and thunderstorms pushed east of its center. 2 days
NASA sees Typhoon Doksuri making landfall in Vietnam
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Doksuri as it made landfall in eastern Vietnam in the Ha Tinh province. 5 days
Cassini's Last-Ever Photos Come Down to Earth
SPACE.COM The final photos ever taken by NASA's Cassini Saturn orbiter have begun coming down to Earth, and you can see them all. 6 days
Possible evidence for small, short-lived drops of early universe quark-gluon plasma
PHYS.ORG Particles emerging from even the lowest energy collisions of small deuterons with large heavy nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy... 3 days
a day in the life of nasa s voyagers A day in the life of NASA's Voyagers
PHYS.ORG VIDEO At more than 10 billion miles away from Earth, there is no day and night. Time and space are fathomless and our Sun is a distant point of starlight—a faint reminder of... 2 days
v745 sco two stars three dimensions and oodles of energy V745 Sco: Two stars, three dimensions, and oodles of energy
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers were caught by... 2 days
Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans
PHYS.ORG A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time. 7 days
NASA sees spiraling bands of storms wrap into Tropical Cyclone Doksuri
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite observed fragmented feeder bands of strong thunderstorms spiraling into the low-level center of Tropical Cyclone Doksuri. 7 days
NASA sees Hurricane Max make landfall and weaken
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite captured in infrared-light image of Hurricane Max that showed the storm weakened quickly as it made landfall in southwestern Mexico. Max quickly degenerated into a large area of low... 5 days
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