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Carlton Complex Fire, Washington

07.21.2014
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured these images of the Carlton Complex Fire in July 2014.

Fires and Smoke in Canada's Northern Territories

07.21.2014
Environment Canada has issued a high health risk warning for Yellowknife and surrounding area because of heavy smoke in the region due to forest fires.

Fires in Eastern Russia in July 2014

07.21.2014
These fires are originating in the Sakha Republits area of Eastern Russia, a very remote area of the country.

Fires in Indonesia, July 2014

07.21.2014
Terra and Aqua satellites detected 154 hotspots in areas across Riau province on Sunday, July 20, indicating forest and land fires had increased again following a decline in rainfall.

Hubble Sees the Oldest Cluster in Milky Way Neighbor

07.18.2014
This image shows NGC 121, a globular cluster in the constellation of Tucana (The Toucan). Globular clusters are big balls of old stars that orbit the centers of their galaxies like satellites.

Wali (Central Pacific)

07.18.2014
NASA satellite catches birth of Tropical Storm Wali near Hawaii.

HS3 Mission Photo: First Batch of HS3 Dropsondes Ready to Fly

07.18.2014
Clayton Arendt of NCAR shows off the the first 460 AVAPS Dropsondes for HS3 2014. The Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) is the dropsonde system for the Global Hawk.

NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

07.17.2014
NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants...

A Ten-Year Endeavor: NASA’s Aura and Climate Change

07.17.2014
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this week, NASA’s Aura satellite measures climate agents, including greenhouse gases, clouds and dust particles.

Matmo (was 10W - Northwest Pacific Ocean)

07.17.2014
The tenth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean was born as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.

Ten-Year Endeavor: NASA’s Aura and the Ozone Layer

07.16.2014
Scientists rely on data from NASA's Aura satellite to observe ozone in Earth's atmosphere.

An Aura of Success

07.16.2014
On the 10th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft, we offer 10 examples of how the satellite has changed our view of dust, pollution, aerosols, and ozone in our atmosphere.

NASA’s Alaska Forest Survey Kicks Off

07.16.2014
From early July through mid-August 2014, scientist Doug Morton of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will be flying low over the treetops of interior Alaska.

Beakers and Blankets: Readying for SABOR’s Ocean Voyage

07.16.2014
Scientists with NASA’s Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) experiment will make observations from ship and aircraft off the U.S. Atlantic Coast to advance future technologies.

Dozens of Fires Plague Oregon

07.16.2014
Dozens of fires are plaguing the forest areas in the state of Oregon. In this image, are shown the Buzzard Fire, the Shaniko Butte fire, the Bridge 99 Complex fire, and the Saddle Draw Fire.

NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Ready for Spacecraft Integration

07.15.2014
The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft

Ten-Year Endeavor: NASA’s Aura Tracks Pollutants

07.15.2014
NASA’s Aura satellite, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year on July 15, has provided vital data about the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants.

NASA in Alaska 2014: MABEL readied to snap photos from above

07.15.2014
Clouds blanketed much of MABEL’s potential flight routes over the Alaskan Arctic or southern glaciers on Monday, so the ER-2 aircraft stayed in the hangar at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Ralph Kahn - Working for Earth's Future - Part 2 of 2

07.15.2014
Atmospheric physicist Ralph Kahn works with a brilliant climate change community, from the national to international level.

Wildfires in Canada's Northern Territories

07.15.2014
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 14, 2014.

Wildfires in Central Russia July 2014

07.15.2014
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on July 14, 2014.

NASA to Hold Briefing on Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle Field Campaign

07.14.2014
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 17, to discuss new fieldwork aimed at advancing the technology needed to measure microscopic plankton in the ocean from space.

High-flying Laser Altimeter to Check Out Summer Sea Ice and More

07.11.2014
Sea ice in summer looks dramatically different than sea ice in winter, even in the polar Arctic. This weekend NASA’s high-flying laser altimeter begins a campaign to investigate.

Hubble Sees a Galaxy With a Glowing Heart

07.11.2014
This view, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a nearby spiral galaxy known as NGC 1433.

Map of Mars Highlands Reveals Persistent Effects of Water and Ice

07.11.2014
A new geologic map of ancient Martian highlands produced by scientists at Goddard and the Planetary Science Institute provides new insights into the role of water in modifying the planet’s surface.
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