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Hubble Sees Galaxy With 3 Supernovas

06.22.2018
The numerous fuzzy blobs and glowing shapes scattered across this image make up a galaxy cluster named RXC J0949.8+1707.

NASA’s IMERG Examines Flooding in Southern Texas From Tropical Disturbance

06.22.2018
While Tropical Storm Bud was lashing parts of western Mexico and causing flooding, a tropical disturbance was spinning over the Gulf of Mexico and straddling southeastern Texas.

Escaped Prescribed Trail Mountain Fire Still On the Loose

06.22.2018
A specially trained group from the U.S. Forest Service began a small, controlled fire which was almost complete when unexpected winds, in excess of 55 mph, came roaring in.

Abandoned Campfire Starts Buzzard Blaze in New Mexico

06.22.2018
This fire in New Mexico, 10 miles west of Reserve, began as an illegal abandoned campfire.

Massive Amounts of Rain in Michigan

06.20.2018
In a matter of hours on June 17, 2018, torrential rains transformed parts of Michigan into a “state of disaster.”

GPM Satellite Probes Soaking Storms in Southern Texas and the Gulf

06.20.2018
Southern Texas and the western Gulf of Mexico is getting a soaking because of a low pressure system.

Agricultural Fires Seem to Engulf Central Africa

06.20.2018
In this image it's harder to find a spot that's not on fire, than it is to find spots denoting fires. That's not uncommon at this time of year in Africa.

Martian Dust Storm Grows Global: Curiosity Captures Photos of Thickening Haze

06.20.2018
A storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed much of Mars over the last two weeks. NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been studying Martian soil at Gale Crater, is expected to remain largely unaffected by the dust.

Hazardous Pre-Monsoon Dust Pollution

06.19.2018
The most intense dust storms usually occur just before monsoon season. But this year has been worse than usual.

The Meandering Estuaries of Guinea–Bissau

06.18.2018
Estuaries near the coast of Guinea–Bissau branch out like a network of roots from a plant.

NNASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

06.18.2018
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.

May 2018 was Fourth Warmest May on Record

06.18.2018
May 2018 is the fourth warmest May and the period March-April-May is the third warmest Northern Hemisphere spring in 138 years of modern record-keeping.

Rain Soaks the Empty Quarter

06.16.2018
It is rare for rainwater to form lakes in this part of the desert, which is known as the “Empty Quarter.”

Hubble Captures Cluster of Galaxies and Homeless Stars

06.15.2018
This sparkling picture features a massive galaxy cluster named RXC J0232.2-4420.

Waves of Dust Over the Red Sea

06.15.2018
In June 2018, winds lofted dust from the Sahara Desert and carried it over the Red Sea.

Gaemi (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

06.15.2018
Tropical Depression Gaemi moved through Taiwan and was tracking to the northeast in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on June 15.

Carlotta (was 04E - Eastern Pacific)

06.15.2018
Tropical Depression 04E formed close to the coast of southwestern Mexico on June 14.

California Once Again On Fire

06.14.2018
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

06.14.2018
The Trail Mountain Wildfire began when the Trail Mountain Prescribed Fire escaped across Cottonwood Canyon Road to East Mountain..

07W (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

06.14.2018
NASA satellite imagery captured Tropical Storm 07W soon after it developed near Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa, Japan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

08W (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

06.14.2018
Tropical Depression 08W formed around the same time as Tropical Storm 07W, and both are in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean basin.

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

06.13.2018
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

06.13.2018
Suomi NPP took this image of the 416 fire in Colorado which began on June 1, 2018.

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

06.13.2018
ce losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment.

Lava Consumes Vacationland and Kapoho Bay

06.13.2018
On June 3, 2018, lava from fissure 8 reached the ocean at Kapoho Bay on Hawaii’s southeast coast.
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