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Satellite shows Tropical Storm Greg losing shape

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Greg appears to be less-rounded and more elongated on satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite. Greg is still over 1,500 miles east of Hawaii.

Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior

(Brown University) Using satellite data, Brown University researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water.

NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weather

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Van Allen Probes have observed a new population of space sound waves, called plasmaspheric hiss, which are important in removing high-energy particles from around Earth that can damage satellites.

NASA watches as Vietnam braces for Tropical Storm Sonca

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite took a look at an elongated Tropical Storm Sonca in the South China Sea as it approached Vietnam where it is expected to make landfall. Tropical Depression 08W strengthened into a tropical storm on July 23 and was renamed Sonca.

NASA sees Tropical Storm Noru east of Japan

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible-light image of Tropical Storm Noru after it formed far to the east of Japan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

GOES Satellite sees Tropical Depression 09E form

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Eastern Pacific Ocean has been recently generating a lot of tropical cyclones. Tropical Depression 09E just formed off the southern coast of Mexico and was captured in imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite.

Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after 'eating' a depression

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Greg is intensifying after absorbing the moisture from the remnants of former Tropical Depression 8E. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of Greg as it moves west in the Eastern Pacific.

Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noon

(University of California - Santa Cruz) The death of a massive star in a distant galaxy 10 billion years ago created a rare superluminous supernova, one of the most distant ever discovered. The brilliant explosion, more than three times...Show More Summary

The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipse

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In the lead-up to a total solar eclipse, most of the attention is on the sun, but Earth's moon also has a starring role.

Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space

(California Institute of Technology) Caltech engineer Jay Nadeau says a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space.

NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Now in 2017, inspired by the event in Boulder, NASA scientists will explore the moon's eclipse of the sun to learn more about Earth's energy system.

NASA's Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hubble captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars: so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures.

Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holes

(Royal Astronomical Society) Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole. Show More Summary

Fernanda weakens to Tropical Storm

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As of 5 a.m. July 20 (0900 UTC), Fernanda had weakened to tropical storm status. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Cucumbers in space provide insights on root growth

(Wiley) Scientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots -- by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.

A mission without borders

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Originally designed to address the growing 21st-century concern regarding pediatric obesity, the program has evolved into a platform of international communication that has grown past merely health and fitness. This year alone, 38 countries have united under the Mission X banner.

Satellite shows a weaker Hurricane Fernanda

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Fernanda appears to be weakening on infrared satellite imagery. NOAA's GOES-West satellite imagery on July 19 showed a more disorganized hurricane nearing the Central Pacific Ocean.

NASA spots a diminished, but drenching ex-Tropical Cyclone Don

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Don didn't live long before it weakened to a remnant low pressure area in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries

(University of Colorado at Boulder) A colossal impact with a large asteroid early in Mars' history may have ripped off a chunk of the northern hemisphere and left behind a legacy of metallic elements in the planet's interior. The crash also created a ring of rocky debris around Mars that may have later clumped together to form its moons, Phobos and Deimos.

Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations

(ETH Zurich) If European countries cooperated better in the field of wind energy, wind power output would fluctuate less. This is the conclusion reached by a group of energy and climate researchers at ETH Z├╝rich and Imperial College London, who for the first time have combined a long-term analysis of predominant weather patterns with Europe-wide wind electricity generation.

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