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Satellite Movie Shows Winter Storm Sweep Over U.S. East Coast

A winter storm was bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain from lower Mississippi Valley to Northeastern U.S. on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

15S (2015 - Southern Indian Ocean)

15S formed in the Mozambique Channel and the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite gathered data on its rainfall rates.

Matthew McGill - A Scientific Hybrid

Innovator Matthew McGill is a hybrid - he can build instruments and do science.

Agricultural Blazes in Indochina

NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image which detected dozens of fires burning in different areas of Indochina on March 01, 2015.

Fires in Central Africa

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on March 02, 2015. These fires are most likely agricultural.

The Frozen Northeast By Satellite

The eastern half of the United States has been trapped in a deep freeze for most of February 2015.

Summertime Fires in Chile's National Parks

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of smoke from several fires burning in several of Chile's parks.

OSIRIS-REx Mission Successfully Completes System Integration Review

With the successful completion of the System Integration Review, the project can proceed with assembling and testing the spacecraft in preparation for launch in September 2016.

Hubble Images a Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star

The galaxy pictured here is NGC 4424, located in the constellation of Virgo. It is not visible with the naked eye but has been captured here with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Meet Edwin Hubble in a Hubble 25th Anniversary Video

The famous Hubble Space Telescope marks 25 years of observations in April 2015, and that anniversary is in part being celebrated in a new series of educational videos.

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.

New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade.

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.
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