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NASA Arctic Field Campaign to Examine Ecosystem Impacts of Changing Climate

08.31.2015
NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada.

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

08.31.2015
On September 27, 2015, there will be a rare supermoon lunar eclipse. NASA Goddard explains what makes this event special.

Rough Fire in Southern California

08.31.2015
Wildfires in the western states have been continuous this summer season.

Western Wildfire Smoke Has Drifted Over the Atlantic

08.31.2015
Smoke from the treacherous western wildfires of both the U.S. and Canada has wafted across country and out to sea.

NASA Sees a Tropical Trio of Category 4 Pacific Ocean Hurricanes

08.30.2015
NASA's Terra satellite saw Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena, all Category Four Hurricanes, lined up across the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean on August 29.

Fred (Atlantic Ocean)

08.30.2015
Tropical Storm Fred developed early on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from a tropical wave off the coast of Western Africa.

Greenland Campaign Takes Flight for Better Ice Sheet Measurements

08.28.2015
Earlier this month, a NASA instrument nestled in the belly of a small plane flew over Greenland’s ice sheet and the Arctic Ocean’s icy waters.

A Summer of NASA Research on Sea Level Rise in Greenland

08.28.2015
On Greenland’s ice sheet, a vast icy landscape crisscrossed by turquoise rivers and dotted with melt water lakes, a small cluster of orange camping tents popped up in late July.

NASA's Aqua Satellite Sees Central Africa in the "Red"

08.28.2015
A few more countries are coming into the forefront with large widespread fires--Angola, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.

Hubble Sees a Youthful Cluster

08.28.2015
Shown here in a new image taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is the globular cluster NGC 1783.

Hubble Finds That the Nearest Quasar Is Powered by a Double Black Hole

08.27.2015
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found that Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other.

Jimena (Eastern Pacific)

08.27.2015
Aqua and GOES-West satellites provided temperature and cloud data on newborn Tropical Storm Jimena in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Signs of Katrina Linger in the Marshes

08.27.2015
Ten years after making landfall, scars from Hurricane Katrina still linger.

Lake Baikal Wrapped in Fog, Fire, and Smoke

08.27.2015
Lake Baikal in Russia, the world's oldest, deepest lake, is encased in smoke, fire and fog in this image collected by Terra on August 27, 2015.

Warming Seas and Melting Ice Sheets

08.26.2015
Sea level rise is a natural consequence of the warming of our planet.

Glacial Rebound: The Not So Solid Earth

08.26.2015
When you fill a sink, the water rises at the same rate to the same height in every corner. That's not the way it works with our rising seas.

NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?

08.26.2015
Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements.

Pacific Northwest Wildfires Severe in Intensity

08.26.2015
The Pacific Northwest is abundantly dotted with wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

NASA Global Hawk Departs Wallops for Erika

08.26.2015
NASA’s remotely piloted Global Hawk 872 is prepared for flight and departs the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 7 a.m., August 26, for a 24 hour flight to study Tropical Storm Erika.

Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA

08.26.2015
Sea level rise is not just an academic concern for NASA satellites and scientists. With two-thirds of its infrastructure and assets situated on the coast, the agency has first-hand experience with the

James Webb Space Telescope Backplane Arrives at NASA Goddard for Mirror Assembly

08.26.2015
One of the most crucial pieces of the James Webb Space Telescope, the flight backplane, arrived on Aug. 25, on schedule for Webb's 2018 launch date at NASA's GSFC, for mirror assembly.

Hubble Sees the Wings of a Butterfly: The Twin Jet Nebula

08.26.2015
he shimmering colors visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula.

NASA Finds Vegetation Essential for Limiting City Warming Effects

08.25.2015
NASA scientists now show that for any urban area covered in part by impervious surfaces, be they downtowns, suburbs, or interstate roads, the average summer temperature rise is 1.9C.

NASA Aircraft to Begin NOAA Hurricane Mission

08.25.2015
NASA’s remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft will begin flights this week in support of a NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane track and intensity forecasts.

Kelly Brunt - Commuting to the World's Coldest Job

08.25.2015
For glaciologist Kelly Brunt, the commute to work can range from driving a few minutes to develop models on a computer to taking long-distance flights to gather data in some of the coldest places.
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