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NASA Scientists Attempt to Decipher Mystery Cloud on Saturn's Titan --"Appeared Out of Thin Air"

"The appearance of this ice cloud goes against everything we know about the way clouds form on Titan," said Carrie Anderson, a CIRS co-investigator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study. The...

NASA sees Super Typhoon Meranti's extreme rainfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite data from NASA revealed that powerful storms in Super Typhoon Meranti were generating almost a foot or almost 300 millimeters of rainfall per hour. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite measured the heavy rainfall on one side of the Category 5 super typhoon.

NASA catches the short life of Tropical Depression 17W

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The newest tropical depression in the northwestern Pacific Ocean formed Sunday, Sept. 11 far to the east of the big island of Japan. Tropical Depression 17W didn't have a long life, however, as the final warning on the system was issued 12 hours later. By Sept. 12 the storm lost its tropical characteristics.

NASA's THEMIS sees Auroras move to the rhythm of Earth's magnetic field

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) For the first time, scientists have directly mapped Earth's fluctuating magnetic field and resulting electrical currents to aurora, thanks to northern lights observations from NASA's THEMIS mission...

NASA sees Tropical Storm 18W moving into Philippine sea

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 18W formed west of Guam and strengthened into a tropical storm. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite saw the storm heading into the Philippine Sea early on Sept. 12.

NASA follows Hurricane Orlene in the Eastern Pacific

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The sixteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Hurricane Season formed on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11 p.m. EDT and became a hurricane named Orlene early on Sept. 12. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the strengthening storm.

Robotic NASA Detective Discovers Planet-Destroying Electric Winds That Suck Oxygen Out of an Atmosphere

"It's amazing, shocking," said Glyn Collinson, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on June 20th. "We never dreamt an electric wind could be so powerful that it can suck oxygen right out of an atmosphere into space. Thi...

Tropical Depression 16W slowly intensifying and heading away from Guam

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 16W in the northwestern Pacific Ocean was spotted by the Terra satellite on Sept. 08, 2016. The storm is currently moving northwest toward the island of Guam at 8 mph.

NASA takes parting look at Hermine

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery showed that Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine was just a swirl of clouds with no rainfall off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday, Sept. 8. Just two days earlier, the GPM satellite saw that Hermine was still generating some rainfall.

NASA selects next generation spectrometer for SOFIA flying observatory

A team from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has been selected to develop a new, third-generation facility science instrument for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA.

NASA sees post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine linger over northeastern US

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and NOAA satellites continue to provide data as Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine continues to linger south of Long Island, New York. The winds from the storm continue to affect surf from the Mid-Atlantic to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

NASA sees Hurricane Newton approaching landfall in Baja California, Mexico

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite and a NASA animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite provided views of Hurricane Newton as it neared landfall in Baja California, Mexico, today, Sept. 6.

NASA science flights study effect of summer melt on Greenland ice sheet

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, is flying in Greenland for the second time this year, to observe the impact of the summer melt season on the ice sheet.

NASA's 'Dark Matter' Probe: "Our Milky Way Galaxy is Embedded Within a Vast Sphere of Black Holes" (Weekend Feature)

"All galaxies, including our own, are embedded within a vast sphere of black holes each about 30 times the sun's mass," says Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most...

Scientists find rare ‘Tatooine’ double-star planet

A team of astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University has announced the exciting discovery of a planet with two suns within the Cygnus Constellation, using the Kepler Space Telescope. Named Kepler-1647...Show More Summary

Can primordial black holes fill in the dark matter blank?

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

For something that hasn't actually been found yet, there are a lot of theories around about dark matter and where this elusive stuff could be hiding. Now an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has weighed-in with a new idea that black holes created in the milliseconds after the Big Bang may be where all that missing matter ended up. Show More Summary

NASA --"Dark Matter is Made of Black Holes Formed During First Second of Our Universe's Existence" (Week's Most Popular)

"These studies are providing increasingly sensitive results, slowly shrinking the box of parameters where dark matter particles can hide," said Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "The failure to find them has led to renewed interest...

NASA scientists explain the art of creating digital hurricanes

Every day, scientists at NASA work on creating better hurricanes - on a computer screen. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, a team of scientists spends its days incorporating millions of atmospheric observations,...Show More Summary

Science payload installed aboard future James Webb Space Telescope

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA engineers at the Goddard Space Flight Center have successfully installed the delicate camera and spectrometer instruments onto the back of the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) mirror assembly. The instrumentation was contained...Show More Summary

NASA Early Earth: "Violent Solar Flares Provided Energy to Create RNA and DNA Molecules"

“Back then, Earth received only about 70 percent of the energy from the sun than it does today,” said Vladimir Airapetian, a solar scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “That means Earth should have been an icy ball. Instead,...

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