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Webb Conversations: It's All About Infrared - Why Build the James Webb Space Telescope

This is the second installment in a four-part series of conversations with Paul Geithner, deputy project manager, technical, for the James Webb Space Telescope.

Africa, from a CATS point of view

NASA’s newest cloud- and aerosol-measuring instrument provides a profile of the atmosphere above Africa.

3-D Views of February Snow Storms from GPM

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory captured 3-D views of two February storms.

Meet the Members of NASA’s GPM Constellation

When NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission proposed to gather worldwide rain and snow data every three hours, they turned to the international community for help.

NASA Releases First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission

Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall.

Glenda (was 14S - South Indian Ocean)

Glenda is strengthening in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite saw a potential eye developing when it passed overhead on Feb. 25.

Saharan Dust Feeds Amazon’s Plants

What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rain forest?

NASA Briefing to Highlight Early Results from New Earth Science Missions

Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet – the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade.

NASA Satellite Sees a Warm Winter U.S. West

While people in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S have been dealing with Arctic Air, the bulge in the Jet Stream over the eastern Pacific Ocean has been keeping the western third of the U.S. in warmer

Animation of Flood Potential from 2 Australian Tropical Cyclones

Merged precipitation data from NASA-JAXA's TRMM and other satellites was used to calculate flood potential with rainfall from Tropical Cyclones Lam and Marcia.

NASA Snaps Picture of Eastern U.S. in a Record-Breaking "Freezer"

NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer.

Panta rhei as Seen by Hubble

Panta rhei basically means, everything flows. And everything in the Universe is indeed continually on the move, spiraling and shifting through space.

New NASA Movie on the MMS Mission

On March 12, 2015, NASA will launch the MMS, mission, which consists of four identical spacecraft that will orbit around Earth to study a little-understood phenomenon called the magnetic reconnection.

MAVEN Completes First 'Deep Dip' Campaign

The first of five scheduled "deep-dip" maneuvers was designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of Mars' upper atmosphere.

Australia Facing Twin Tropical Cyclones

Terra passed over central and eastern Australia early on Feb. 19 and two images from MODIS were combined to show two tropical cyclones affecting northeastern Australia.

Hubble Gets Best View of Circumstellar Debris Disk Distorted by Planet

Astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to take the most detailed edge on picture to date of a large disk of gas and dust encircling the 20 million-year-old star Beta Pictoris.

NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds

NASA's NuSTAR & ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions, a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove.

Marcia (Southern Pacific)

Part of the Queensland, Australia's eastern coast is now under warnings from Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Fires and Snow in Central Europe

The Aqua satellite captured this image on February 17, 2015 of multiple hot spots scattered throughout the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia landscape.

NASA Sees Ice in the Saint Lawrence River

NASA captured this image of ice in the Saint Lawrence River and all around Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Landsat Goes Over the Top: A Long View of the Arctic

Hitch a ride with Landsat 8 as it takes flight over the North Pole on the solstice.

NASA Science Leads New York City Climate Change Report

New report by the New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 details significant future increases in temperature, precipitation and sea level in the New York metropolitan area.

NASA Sees Northeastern U.S. Snowcover Extend Farther South

A winter storm that moved through the Mid-Atlantic on Feb. 16 and 17, 2015 extended the northeastern U.S. snowcover farther south.

Lam (Southern Pacific Ocean)

NASA satellites catch the birth of Tropical Cyclone Lam in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

NASA Measures Frigid Cloud Top Temps of the Arctic Air Outbreak

Some of the coldest air of the 2014-2015 winter season was settling over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. on February 13, 2015.
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