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Hubble's View of the Polar Ring of Arp 230

01.30.2015
This image shows Arp 230, also known as IC 51, observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

SMAP Launch Update

01.30.2015
The launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive observatory has been delayed to a targeted date of Jan. 31, pending completion of minor repairs to the United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle.

Agricultural Fires Stretch Completely Across Africa

01.30.2015
Four different passes by the Aqua satellite over the course of a day results in this stitched together image of the fires that span across central Africa.

NASA TV Coverage Reset for Launch of Newest Earth-Observing Mission

01.29.2015
NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, now is scheduled for 9:20 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 30, with a three-minute launch window.

Eunice (Southern Indian Ocean)

01.29.2015
The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Eunice in the South Indian Ocean, well south of Diego Garcia and the Cocos Islands.

Hubble Spies a Loopy Galaxy

01.29.2015
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope photo of NGC 7714 presents an especially striking view of the galaxy's smoke-ring-like structure.

Northeastern U.S. After the Snow

01.28.2015
NASA's Terra satellite shows the U.S. Northeast and the surrounding area on Jan. 28, 2015, following intense winter weather in New England earlier in the week.

GPM Sees Nor'easter Dump Snow on New England

01.28.2015
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory flew over the Nor'easter that dumped snow on New England.

NASA Measured Nor'easter's Powerful Winds from Space

01.28.2015
When blizzard warnings were in effect in New England, NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument provided forecasters with wind speed data on the nor'easter that had hurricane-force wind gusts.

Magnetic Field Lines in Time-Lapse

01.28.2015
Models, using SDO data, of where the magnetic field lines are. Here is a time-lapse version of these models over four days (2-3 each day) to give you a peek at how these change over time.

NASA Hurricane Mission Connects to K-12 Classrooms

01.27.2015
Educators brought the science of HS3 to students in workshops during the all three years of the mission.

NASA’s New Radiometer Tunes In to Soil’s Frequency

01.27.2015
NASA’s newest space-based radiometer can detect moisture in Earth's soil, thanks to naturally occurring microwaves.

Diamondra (Southern Indian Ocean)

01.27.2015
The eighth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season has formed far from land, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite saw some heavy rain east of the storm's center.

NASA and NOAA's Nighttime and Daytime Views of the Blizzard of 2015

01.27.2015
NASA and NOAA have provided night-time and daytime views of the Blizzard of 2015 from the Suomi NPP and the GOES-East satellites.

Satellite Witnesses Developing U.S. Nor'easter

01.26.2015
National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor'easter.

NOAA's DSCOVR Going to a "Far Out" Orbit

01.26.2015
Many satellites that monitor the Earth orbit relatively close to the planet, while some satellites that monitor the sun orbit our star. DSCOVR will keep an eye on both, with a focus on the sun.

NASA Goddard Announces Innovators of the Year

01.26.2015
NASA scientist Matt McGill and his team have been named the 2014 “IRAD Innovators of the Year."

NASA Data Peers into Greenland’s Ice Sheet

01.23.2015
Using radar data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge, scientists have built the first-ever comprehensive map of the layers deep inside the ice sheet.

NASA’s CATS Installed on ISS by Robotic Handoff

01.23.2015
On Jan. 22, 2015, robotic flight controllers successfully installed NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) onboard the International Space Station through a robotic handoff.

A Hubble Sweep of the Dust Filaments of NGC 4217

01.23.2015
In this image the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope takes a close look at the spiral galaxy NGC 4217, located 60 million light-years away from Earth.

SOHO and Hinode Offer New Insight Into Solar Eruptions

01.22.2015
Scientists are trying to understand the precise details of what creates giant explosions in the sun's atmosphere, such as this solar eruption from Oct. 14, 2012, as seen by NASA's SDO.

Greenland's Leidy Glacier

01.22.2015
Located in the northwest corner of Greenland, Leidy Glacier is fed by ice from the Academy Glacier (upstream and inland).

NASA Data Spot Refilling Lakes in Greenland

01.21.2015
Scientists using satellite images and data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge have found evidence of a drained and refilled subglacial lake beneath northeastern Greenland’s Flade Ice Cap.

Niko (Southern Pacific Ocean)

01.21.2015
GOES-West satellite captures the birth of Tropical Cyclone Niko in the Southern Pacific...

Kick-Off of New 'Hubble 25th Anniversary' Videos

01.21.2015
The Hubble Space Telescope marks 25 years of observations in April 2015.
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