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NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds

On July 8, 2018, NASA's PMC (polar mesospheric clouds) Turbo mission propelled a giant balloon to ponder PMCs at a height of 50 miles...
a visual image of the storm's clouds, taken by NOAA's GOES (Geoweather Operational Environmental Satellite).

New small satellite peers inside Hurricane Florence

A new small satellite with a size of a cereal box has captured an inside look at Hurricane Florence in a trial of technology that could...
The right side of this image — from WISPR’s inner telescope — has a 40-degree field of view, with its right edge 58.5 degrees from the Sun’s center. The left side of the image is from WISPR’s outer telescope, which has a 58-degree field of view and extends to about 160 degrees from the Sun. There is a parallax of about 13 degrees in the apparent position of the Sun as viewed from Earth and from Parker Solar Probe. Credit: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s mission to ‘touch the sun’ beams back first images

Just over a month into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. This first-light data...
Flooding in Otey, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. This is one of a series of images captured by NOAA's National Geodetic Survey in the aftermath of the storm. Image Credit: NOAA

New study tracks hurricane harvey stormwater with GPS

Hurricane Harvey dumped in excess of 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017, making it the wettest recorded...
The observed direction of polar motion, shown as a light blue line, compared with the sum (pink line) of the influence of Greenland ice loss (blue), postglacial rebound (yellow) and deep mantle convection (red). The contribution of mantle convection is highly uncertain. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Scientists identified three reasons responsible for Earth’s spin axis drift

When Earth rotates on its spin axis - an imaginary line that goes through the North and South Poles - it drifts and wobbles....
ECOSTRESS captured surface temperature variations in Los Angeles, CA in the early morning hours of July 22. Hot areas are shown in red, warm areas in orange and yellow, and cooler areas in blue. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

ECOSTRESS maps LA’s hot spots

ASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) estimates surface temperature that you would feel if you touched the surface of something....
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) took this snapshot of the Large Magellanic Cloud (right) and the bright star R Doradus (left) with just a single detector of one of its cameras on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The frame is part of a swath of the southern sky TESS captured in its “first light” science image as part of its initial round of data collection. Credits: NASA/MIT/TESS

NASA’s TESS shares first science image in hunt to find new worlds

NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have recently captured a detailed picture of the southern sky taken with all four of...
At 2:20 a.m. EDT (0620 UTC) on Sept. 13, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite looked at Hurricane Florence in infrared light. MODIS found a small ring of coldest cloud top temperatures around the eye, as cold as or colder than minus 80 degrees (yellow) Fahrenheit (minus 112 degrees Celsius). Surrounding the eye were thick rings of powerful storms with cloud tops as cold as or colder than minus 70 degrees (red) Fahrenheit (minus 56.6 degrees Celsius). Credit: NASA/NRL

NASA gets inside look at large and powerful hurricane Florence

Using NASA's Aqua satellite, scientists have gathered infrared look at the large and powerful Hurricane Florence that demonstrated wind shear was incidentally influencing the southern side...
ADEPT (Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement) 1 meter model in 7x10ft. wind tunnel.

Exploring the solar system? You may need to pack an umbrella

Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology allows mission planners to develop an aeroshell design that fits within...