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Seeing NASA Earth Science Through Teens' Lenses

09.15.2014
Student winners of NASA's 2014 educational "REEL Science Communication Contest" have completed their follow-on Earth science videos after a month-long workshop with NASA experts.

Fires North of Mackenzie River in Canada

09.15.2014
According to the Northwestern Territories Fire website as of August 31, 2014, all fire personnel and equipment have been taken off all fires in the North and South Slave region.

Fires and Burn Scars in Australia's Northern Territory

09.15.2014
New fires surround burn scars in this image taken by the Terra satellite on September 14, 2014 near Gregory National Park in Australia.

Edouard (was TD6 - Atlantic Ocean)

09.12.2014
NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP sees formation of Tropical Storm Edouard...

Selway Complex and Johnson Bar Fires in Idaho

09.12.2014
Two fires are seen burning in this satellite image taken by the Aqua satellite on September 11, 2014.

James Webb Space Telescope's "Mirror Mattress"

09.12.2014
The backplane of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like the springs in a mattress. In this photo, you see the central part of the three-part backplane, tilted to its side, much like a mattress.

Hubble Paints a Spattering of Blue

09.12.2014
This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, combines a wide range of wavelengths spanning the ultraviolet, optical, and infrared parts of the spectrum.

NASA Research Gives Guideline for Future Alien Life Search

09.11.2014
Simulations of exoplanet atmospheres indicate that detection of ozone and oxygen is not enough to indicate a biological source; the presence and absence of other key gases needs to be considered.

Video: 15-year Satellite Record Shows Decline in Northern Hemisphere Phytoplankton Populations

09.11.2014
Using a NASA model in combination with ocean satellite data between 1998 and 2012, a team led by NASA has found a 1% per year decrease in populations of phytoplankton over that period.

Update and Q&A on NASA's 2014 HS3 Hurricane Mission

09.11.2014
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel or HS3 mission is taking flight, and Principal Investigator Scott Braun answered some behind-the-scenes questions about the 2014 mission.

NASA Hurricane Animation Paints Colors of the Wind

09.11.2014
A new animation from NASA paints the colors of the wind in a tropical low pressure area that was investigated during NASA's 2013 Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel mission.

First Four Flights for ARISE

09.11.2014
Researchers with NASA’s ARISE campaign got things off to a productive start with four surveys in a row.

Kalmaegi (was TD15W - Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

09.11.2014
Tropical Depression 15W intensified during the early morning hours of September 12 and became a tropical storm re-named "Kalmaegi."

TD16E (Eastern Pacific)

09.11.2014
NASA's Aqua satellite's baby Announcement for Tropical Depression 16E...

NASA Research Helps Unravel Mysteries Of The Venusian Atmosphere

09.11.2014
Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus, new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere.

International Action Against Ozone Depleting Substances Yields Significant Gains

09.10.2014
Worldwide action to phase out ozone-depleting substances has resulted in remarkable success, according to a new assessment by 300 international scientists.

Odile (Eastern Pacific)

09.10.2014
NASA catches the birth of Tropical Storm Odile.

Happy Camp Fire in California and 790 Fire in Oregon

09.10.2014
Aqua captured this image of two fires in Oregon and California on Sept. 06, 2014.

A Significant Flare Surges Off the Sun

09.10.2014
A Coronal Mass Ejection accompanied the Sept. 10, 2014, X1.6 class solar flare. The sun emitted a significant solar flare, an X1.6 class, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2014.

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching

09.09.2014
Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova.

NASA Announces Media Briefing on Arctic Climate Change Campaigns

09.09.2014
Earth’s northern polar region, one of the most rapidly changing areas of our planet, is the focus of three recent NASA research campaigns and will be discussed in detail during a media teleconference.

Fires Continue in Northern California

09.09.2014
Storms have been the major cause of the huge fires that California has been battling in its northern regions.

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D

09.08.2014
The GEDI lidar being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft makes final preparations for Mars

09.08.2014
On Sept. 21, 2014, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft will complete roughly 10 months of travel and enter orbit around the Red Planet.

NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D

09.08.2014
A laser-based instrument being developed will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.
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