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Hubble Looks at Light and Dark in the Universe

08.29.2014
This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a variety of intriguing cosmic phenomena.

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

08.27.2014
Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.

NASA Begins Hurricane Mission with Global Hawk Flight to Cristobal

08.27.2014
The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission.

NASA Selects a Global Education Team for a Global Mission

08.27.2014
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program.

Happy Camp and July Fire Complexes in California

08.27.2014
As of seven hours ago the Happy Camp Complex of fires had consumed 24,939 acres of land in Northern California, the July complex had consumed 35,530 as of eight hours ago.

Veld Fires in South Africa

08.27.2014
South Africa is entering what is described by the Volunteer Wildfire Services of South Africa as "Cape Fire Season."

A "NIRSpec-tacular View" of NASA's Webb Telescope Instrument

08.27.2014
A NASA photographer recently captured a "NIRSpec-tacular" photo of an instrument that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope when it launches in 2018.

NASA Rainfall Satellite Out Of Fuel, but Continues to Provide Data

08.25.2014
Pressure readings from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) fuel tank on July 8 indicated that the satellite was nearly at the end of its fuel supply.

Cristobal (Atlantic Ocean)

08.25.2014
The third tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed near the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday, August 24.

Happy Camper and July Fire Complexes in California

08.25.2014
The Happy Camp and July Fire Complex can both be seen in this Aqua satellite image from August 23, 2014.

Fires Above the Great Slave Lake in Canada

08.25.2014
Updates from NWTfire.com report that there are 133 active fires in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories.

Fires in Western Australia

08.25.2014
According to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia, a bushfire ADVICE remains for people in Western Australia.

Sea Ice in the Greenland Sea

08.24.2014
On August 18, 2014, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of ice in the Greenland Sea.

Marie (Eastern Pacific)

08.22.2014
Powerful thunderstorms in newborn Tropical Storm Marie were seen stretching toward the top of the troposphere...

Hubble Sees a Silver Needle in the Sky

08.22.2014
This stunning new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows part of the sky in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).

NASA Scientists Watching, Studying Arctic Changes This Summer

08.21.2014
NASA scientists are watching the annual melting of the Arctic sea ice cap and leading field campaign to measure the impact of other climate-driven changes in the Arctic.

Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil

08.21.2014
Severe solar storms could generate enough electric charge in the top layer of the lunar surface to crack moon dust and may have changed the very nature of the moon's polar soil.

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

08.20.2014
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Media Day at Wallops for NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission

08.20.2014
As the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane season hits its peak, media are invited to visit NASA's latest airborne hurricane research mission on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Wallops Flight Facility.

Signs of Deforestation in Brazil

08.20.2014
Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil.

Triangle of Loops

08.20.2014
Three active regions in close proximity to each other produced a nice group of loops above them (Aug 12-13, 2014) as they were just rotating into view.

Why NASA Studies the Ultraviolet Sun

08.20.2014
You cannot look at the sun without special filters, and the naked eye cannot perceive certain wavelengths of sunlight.

How the Sun Caused an Aurora on Aug. 20, 2014

08.20.2014
On the evening of Aug. 20, 2014, the ISS was flying past North America when it flew over the dazzling, green blue lights of an aurora, caused by a giant explosion, a CME, on the sun 5 days earlier.

Swirling Smoke Rises From Saskatchewan Fires

08.19.2014
Brown smoke rises and swirls northward into the Northern Territories of Canada.

Change in the Air

08.19.2014
Contributing to millions of premature deaths each year, air pollution is one of the world’s greatest environmental health risks.
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