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Hubble Spotlight on Irregular Galaxy IC 3583

12.02.2016
Irregular galaxy IC 3583 sits some 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo.

NASA Spots Agricultural Fires Lighting Up West Africa

12.02.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in western Africa on December 01, 2016.

Rift in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf

12.01.2016
On Nov. 10, 2016, scientists on NASA's IceBridge mission photographed an oblique view of a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf.

A Dry Start to South America’s Wet Season

12.01.2016
Even before the 2016 dry season started in South America, a marked deficit in rainfall was apparent across much of the continent.

Tangled Threads Weave Through Cosmic Oddity

12.01.2016
New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the intricate structure of the galaxy NGC 4696 in greater detail than ever before.

NASA Scientist to Discuss ‘Revisiting Apollo 17 Landing with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’ at Library of Congress Lecture

12.01.2016
The public is invited to a free talk called "Revisiting the Apollo 17 Landing with LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)" with NASA Scientist Noah Petro at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6.

GPM Sees Deadly Tornadic Storms Moving Through U.S. Southeast

11.30.2016
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite gathered rainfall data on the severe storms that impacted the southeastern U.S. over two days.

Nada (Northern Indian Ocean)

11.30.2016
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that wind shear was affecting Tropical Cyclone Nada in the Northern Indian Ocean.

Fires Near Haifa Israel Forced Thousands to Flee

11.30.2016
Tens of thousands of residents of the Israeli port city of Haifa were evacuated as fires threatened a dozen neighborhoods in the area.

Suomi NPP Satellite Captures Smoke from Smoky Mountain Blazes

11.30.2016
There are several large fires burning in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

NASA's Webb Telescope Clean Room 'Transporter'

11.30.2016
What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent." The clean tent protects Webb from dust and dirt when engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center transport the telescope out of the relatively dust-free cleanroom and into the vibration and acoustics testing areas.

NASA Tracks Wildfires Still Plaguing Southeastern U.S.

11.29.2016
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image, using its MODIS instrument, of several wildfires still plaguing the southeastern United States on November 26, 2016.

Fires Continue to Rage in the Southeast

11.29.2016
With drought gripping the southeastern U.S., intense and destructive wildfires have burned in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina for much of November.

Tokage (Northwest Pacific Ocean)

11.28.2016
Tropical Cyclone Tokage fell apart after crossing the Philippines and moving into the South China Sea where wind shear battered the storm.

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Hurricane Microsatellites Launch

11.28.2016
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, currently scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12.

Rare November Snow in Tokyo

11.28.2016
On November 24, 2016, Toyko received its first November snowfall in more than half a century.

Eruption at Sabancaya

11.26.2016
Peru’s Sabancaya volcano has been restless for the past few years. Recently, the occasional puffs of ash and volcanic gases have become more frequent and intense.

Algae Bloom or Swirling Sediment?

11.23.2016
On November 16, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of milky colored waters in Australia’s Spencer Gulf.

Charles Gatebe and His No So Maniac Talks

11.22.2016
Climate scientist Charles Gatebe conceived of the informal Maniac Talks as a means of breaking down barriers.

Hubble Spies Spiral Galaxy

11.22.2016
Spiral galaxy NGC 3274 is a relatively faint galaxy located over 20 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion).

NASA's John C. Mather Named Honorary Member of the Optical Society

11.22.2016
Dr. John Mather, NASA's Nobel Prize-winning scientist, has received another honor to add to his many accolades -- he has been named an honorary member of the Optical Society.

Atlanta Harnesses Green Space to Fight Wastewater

11.22.2016
Using satellite data, researchers participating in NASA’s DEVELOP program have mapped Atlanta’s living infrastructure.

Fires Still Heating Up Ecuador and Peru

11.22.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning mostly in Ecuador and fewer fires in Peru on November 21.

Otto (was TD16 - Atlantic Ocean)

11.21.2016
A late-season tropical depression formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on November 21, 2016.

Southeastern Wildfires Are Still Blazing

11.21.2016
NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of the fires that continue to blaze in the southeastern United States with no end in sight.
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