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Ethanol Refining Emissions May Be Underestimated

05.05.2015
Ethanol fuel refineries could be releasing much larger amounts of ozone-forming compounds into the atmosphere than current assessments suggest.

New Earth Venture Mission to Provide Snapshot of ‘Average’ Atmosphere — Missing Data Point

05.05.2015
A new NASA Earth Venture mission called the Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom), aims to furnish a a missing, but important data point in climate-change research.

Noul (Northwest Pacific Ocean)

05.04.2015
Tropical Storm Noul developed on Sunday, May 3 and began its life as TD06W east of Yap Island.

Agricultural Fires Across Central Africa

05.04.2015
MODIS collected this image of agricultural fires across Central Africa on May 02, 2015.

Agricultural Fires in Russia and Kazakhstan

05.04.2015
April and May see an increase in fire activity throughout Central Asia, as farmers begin to prep their fields for the coming season.

Wildfire Threatening Dominican Republic's Highest City

05.01.2015
Wildfires in Valle Nuevo National Park are threatening the Dominican Republic's highest city, Constanza.

NASA Contributes To First Global Review Of Arctic Marine Mammals

04.30.2015
NASA aids study of the population trends of Arctic marine mammals with research about Arctic sea ice cover.

Hubble Eyes Galactic Refurbishment

04.30.2015
The smudge of stars at the center of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a galaxy known as UGC 5797.

Tracking the Sulfur Dioxide from Chile's Calbuco Volcano

04.29.2015
The Calbuco volcano awoke from four decades of slumber with an explosive eruption. Along with 210 million cubic meters of ash and rock, the volcano has been spewing sulfur dioxide and other gases.

Quang (Southern Indian Ocean)

04.29.2015
The tropical low pressure area formerly known as System 98S has organized and developed into Tropical Cyclone Quang in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Fires in Central America

04.29.2015
Smoke streams from fires on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Iceberg in North Star Bay, Greenland

04.29.2015
For five years, Jeremy Harbeck has worked as a support scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study polar ice.

NCCS Triples Supercomputer Performance for Earth Science Modeling

04.28.2015
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is increasing the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer to more than 3.3 petaflops.

NASA Sees Weekend Texas Severe Storms in 3-D

04.28.2015
Stormy spring weather over the U.S. Southwest generated at least 20 tornado sightings over Texas on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

A 25th Anniversary Q&A about Hubble with NASA's Jennifer Wiseman

04.28.2015
On April 24, 2015 Hubble celebrated its 25th anniversary. To commemorate the anniversary, Dr. Jennifer J. Wiseman, Senior Project Scientist for Hubble, recently answered some questions.

Eruption of Calbuco Continues

04.27.2015
On April 24, 2015, NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of the ash and gas plume from Calbuco volcano in southern Chile.

Fires Cover Eastern Portion of North Korea and Parts of Russia

04.27.2015
NASA’s Terra satellite observed dozens of fires burning in the eastern part of North Korea and parts of Russia north of North Korea.

Fires in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia

04.27.2015
Smoke and heat from fires in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia seen by Aqua.

Hubble is 'Incredible Time Machine' in 25th Anniversary Video

04.27.2015
"The Incredible Time Machine" is the fifth video in a series celebrating Hubble's 25th anniversary this month.

Ocean Color, Ocean Beauty

04.26.2015
Forty-five years ago this week, Americans celebrated the first Earth Day. Sixteen years ago, on April 29, 1999, the NASA Earth Observatory was launched on the World Wide Web.

Central America on Fire

04.24.2015
The whole of Central America has been captured on fire in this image from April 23, 2015 by the Aqua satellite.

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Unveiling the Universe

04.24.2015
A new window to the universe opened for humanity on the morning of April 24, 1990, when NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was lofted into space.

Hubble's Look at an Extragalactic Peculiarity

04.24.2015
This galaxy goes by the name of ESO 162-17 and is located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Carina.

Calbuco Volcano Erupts

04.23.2015
On April 22, 2015, Cabulco volcano in southern Chilé began erupting for the first time since 1972.

NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

04.23.2015
The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image.
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