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NASA's SDO Observes an X-class Solar Flare

10.20.2014
A solar flare surges off the lower left hand of the sun in this image captured by NASA's SDO on Oct. 19, 2014.

Fires in the Cape York Peninsula, Australia

10.20.2014
Although the Queensland Rural Fire website does not show any fires in this area, the Australian Government's Sentinel Hotspot website shows numerous hotspots.

Fires in the Egypt River Delta

10.20.2014
This NASA satellite image is of the Egyptian River Delta. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.

Trudy (Eastern Pacific)

10.20.2014
The quick life and death of Tropical Storm Trudy...

NASA's HS3 Mission Continues With Flights Over Hurricane Gonzalo

10.20.2014
Tropical Storm Gonzalo strengthened into a hurricane on Oct. 14 when it was near Puerto Rico and provided a natural laboratory for the next phase of NASA's HS3 or Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel m

Hurricane Gonzalo

10.17.2014
The most potent storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season tracked from the edge of the Caribbean to Bermuda, with potential impacts expected as far as Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom.

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

10.16.2014
NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice.

Dust over the Arabian Sea

10.16.2014
October is a month of transition for weather patterns over the Arabian Sea. In the summer, winds blow from the sea toward land. In the winter, the winds reverse and push out over the Arabian Sea.

Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy through Cosmic Magnifying Glass

10.16.2014
Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, the Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen, more than 13 billion light years away.

IRIS Helps Explain Mysterious Heating of the Solar Atmosphere

10.16.2014
The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph was launched with a specific goal: track how energy and heat courses through a little understood region of the sun called the interface region.

Twisted Blob

10.16.2014
The Sun erupts with a twisted blob of plasma that was part of a coronal mass ejection blasted into space (Sept. 26, 2014).

NASA Spacecraft Provides New Information About Sun’s Atmosphere

10.16.2014
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has provided scientists with five new findings into how the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is heated far hotter than its surface.

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission

10.15.2014
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.

Media Invited to See DSCOVR Spacecraft Prior to Shipment for Launch

10.15.2014
Accredited news media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, from 9-10 a.m. ET to get a firsthand look at the DSCOVR spacecraft.

1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years

10.14.2014
A new NASA study has found that the drought of 1934 was North America's driest and most widespread of the last millennium.

NASA Mission Provides Its First Look at Martian Upper Atmosphere

10.14.2014
MAVEN already has provided our first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, mapped atmospheric ozone, and obtained the most complete picture of the planet’s extended upper atmosphere.

Peter Colarco Knows Which Way the Wind Blows - Part 2 of 2

10.14.2014
Continuing the conversation with Peter Colarco, a physical scientist in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center...

Fires Dot the Ukraine Countryside

10.14.2014
Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in the Ukraine, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices.

Ana (Central Pacific)

10.14.2014
NASA's Aqua satellite spots Central Pacific's Tropical Storm Ana...

Fires in the Punjab Region of India

10.14.2014
he Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected dozens of fires burning in India on October 12, 2014.

Prescribed Burns in Western Australia

10.14.2014
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected fires burning in Western Australia on October 14, 2014.

Smoke and Fires in China

10.14.2014
NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image of China with the MODIS instrument on October 14, 2014.

NASA SDO Image: Jack-o-Lantern Sun

10.14.2014
Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014.

LRO Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism

10.12.2014
Scores of distinctive rock deposits seen by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter provide strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.

Gonzalo (Atlantic Ocean)

10.12.2014
NASA ses Hurricane Gonzalo head toward Bermuda...
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