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NASA Provides New Look at Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria

Two new NASA research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity access.

Galloway Forest Park

Meteor showers and other celestial phenomenon are easily visible from this dark-sky park in Southern Scotland.

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18

From designing rocket launch pad components and safer rotorcraft to improving flood and drought forecasts to modeling the formation of planetary disks, NASA will highlight supercomputing advances at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 12 to 15 in Dallas.

Smokier and Smokier Skies in India

Since 2003, the number of November crop fires in northern India has increased significantly.

Lights Out in Michael’s Wake

The powerful storm knocked out power across the southeast U.S., as seen by a NOAA-NASA satellite.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

Air Pollution on the Move in India

In recent decades, northern India has been plagued by a double-dose of air pollution due to nearby sources of desert dust and increasing amounts of airborne particles from human activities.

Emilia (Eastern Pacific Ocean)

NASA infrared data reveals Tropical Storm Emilia is strengthening.

Pawnee Fire, Northern California

Some areas of Northern California have already been subjected to burning, including Lake County—about 100 miles from Sacramento—where the Pawnee fire has destroyed structures and spurred evacuations.

California Once Again On Fire

California is a state known for having severe wildfire seasons and 2018 seems to be no exception to that hard and fast rule.

Trail Mountain Fire in Utah Begins as Prescribed Fire

The Trail Mountain Wildfire began when the Trail Mountain Prescribed Fire escaped across Cottonwood Canyon Road to East Mountain..

NASA's Aqua Satellite Spots Smoke from Wyoming Badger Creek Fire

NASA's Aqua satellite detected heat signatures and smoke from the Badger Creek Fire burning in southern Wyoming Colorado on the Colorado line.

416 Fire in Durango, Colorado Still Burning Hot

Suomi NPP took this image of the 416 fire in Colorado which began on June 1, 2018.

Dry Season Fires in Australia

Fire is ubiquitous during Northern Territory’s dry season, which runs from April to December.

NASA's Terra Satellite Spots New Mexico's Ute Fire

NASA's Terra satellite detected heat signatures and smoke from the Ute Fire, burning in northeastern New Mexico.

NASA's Aqua Satellite Captures Heat Signature and Smoke from Buzzard Fire

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Buzzard fire in New Mexico on June 03, 2018.

Cyclone Duo Hits the Middle East

ithin the span of one week, two tropical cyclones barreled down on the Middle East.

NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability' at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability,' with Dr. John Bolten.

NASA's Terra Satellite Spots Arizona's Tinder Fire

NASA's Terra satellite detected heat signatures from the Tinder Fire, burning in northern Arizona.

Flamboyan (Southern Indian Ocean)

Flamboyan, the 21st tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season, formed over the weekend of April 28 and 29.

Agricultural Fires Light Up Guinea and Sierra Leone

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image which detected many fires burning in northwestern Africa.

Smog Smothers Solar Energy in China

New research shows that China's smog not only dims the daylight and makes the air hard to breathe, but it reduces the amount of sunlight reaching its solar panels.

2020 Decadal Survey Missions: At a Glance

Any telescope that reaches the launch pad in the 2030s likely will look much different than the concepts four teams are currently studying to inform the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics, but the studies do offer a roadmap.

NASA Teams Study the Agency’s Future in Astrophysics; Tackle Formidable Technology Challenges

As in past decades, the agency won’t make that decision in a vacuum or without understanding the technical obstacles, which are formidable.

Florida Keys' Big Pine Key Suffers Brush Fire Outbreak

On Big Pine Key, Florida Sunday, April 22, 2018, a fast-moving brush fire broke out.
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