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NASA Data Peers into Greenland’s Ice Sheet

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

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.

NASA Data Spot Refilling Lakes in Greenland

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)

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

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

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

Telescope on NASA’s SDO Collects Its 100-Millionth Image

The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured its 100 millionth image of the sun on Jan. 19, 2015.

NOAA's DSCOVR NISTAR Instrument Watches Earth's "Budget"

The NISTAR instrument that will fly aboard NOAA's space weather-observing spacecraft is going to measure the Earth's radiation budget.

NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Chedza (Southern Indian Ocean)

NASA spots newborn Tropical Storm Chedza making landfall in southwestern Madagascar.

DSCOVR Launch Now No Earlier Than January 31, 2015

The U.S. Air Force acting in its capacity as the launch services provider with SpaceX, and with concurrence from NOAA and NASA, has announced a delay in the Deep Space Climate Observatory mission.

Hubble Views 'Third Kind' of Galaxy

The subject of this image is NGC 6861, a galaxy discovered in 1826 by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop.

Fires Scattered Over Indochina

Scattered fires across Indochina are most probably agricultural in nature set to manage land.

Mekkhala (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

The first tropical depression of the 2015 western Pacific season formed southwest of Guam on January 13 and is predicted to intensify into a tropical storm while headed toward the Philippines.

Mian Chin - Survivor of China's Cultural Revolution and Atmospheric Scientist - Part 2 of 2

After surviving the Chinese Cultural Revolution through resiliency and hope, Mian Chin achieved her goal of becoming an atmospheric scientist.

Four Up, One to Go

On January 10, NASA marked the fourth successful NASA Earth science launch out of five scheduled during a 12-month period.

Finding Cortez

Unlike research on terrestrial vegetation—which uses Landsat data and powerful computer processing arrays to make worldwide calculations—distinguishing kelp forests requires manual interpretation.

Wildfires Plague Parts of Chile

A total of 101 wildfires in different parts of Chile burned 34,958 acres of woodland, brush and pastureland over the weekend of January 10-11, 2015 while destroying 15 homes.

NASA Releases Images of 1st Notable Solar Flare of 2015

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:24 p.m. EST on Jan. 12, 2015.

All Instruments for NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Now Integrated with Spacecraft

All six instruments that will fly on the NOAA’s GOES-R satellite have now completed integration onto the spacecraft.

Bansi (Southern Indian Ocean)

NASA's Aqua satellite spots Tropical Cyclone Bansi Intensifying Quickly.....

Cloud Streets over the Black Sea

The Aqua satellite captured this image of cloud streets over the Black Sea on January 8, 2015.

Southernmost Seasonal Sea Ice

Located off the east coast of Russia, the Sea of Okhotsk stretches down to 45 degrees North latitude, and sea ice forms regularly in the basin.

Concentration of Agricultural Fires in Central African Republic

NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image which detected hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa on January 10, 2015.

NASA Invites Community to Learn about Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories in their four-stack configuration inside the cleanroom at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Hubble Gazes at R Sculptoris and its Hidden Companion

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the region around a star known as R Sculptoris, a red giant located 1,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Sculptor.
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