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NASA wxamines newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 03W formed in the Pacific Ocean west of Guam on April 24, 2017, and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite was used to look at the storm in 3-D.

NASA's Fermi catches gamma-ray flashes from tropical storms

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A thousand times a day, thunderstorms around the globe launch fleeting bursts of gamma rays. Now scientists have studied dozens of these events fired off by Earth's biggest weather: tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons.

NASA's Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of Sun's interaction with galaxy

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) New data from three NASA missions show that the heliosphere -- the bubble of the sun's magnetic influence that surrounds the inner solar system -- may be much more compact and rounded than previously thought.

NASA satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Arlene 'eaten' by weather system

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) An animation created by NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows the North Atlantic Ocean's first tropical storm of the season being "eaten" by a large frontal system.

Hubble's cosmic bubbles

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hubble reveals a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis Major.

NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.

NASA sees the end of ex-Tropical Cyclone 02W

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spotted the remnants of Tropical Cyclone 02W southeast of Taiwan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as the system was dissipating.

Living with a star: NASA and partners survey space weather science

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Storms from the sun can affect our power grids, railway systems and underground pipelines. NASA has long been a leader in understanding the science behind this space weather.

NASA measures rainfall rates in Tropical Cyclone Maarutha

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Maarutha became the first tropical cyclone of 2017 in the Bay of Bengal when it formed on April 15, 2017. Although the tropical cyclone only lived two days, NASA gathered rainfall rate data on it on the day it developed.

Image: James Webb Space Telescope lights out inspection

After completion of its vibration and acoustic testing in March, the James Webb Space Telescope – JWST – is shown here undergoing a detailed 'lights out' inspection in one of NASA's cleanrooms at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA team explores using LISA Pathfinder as 'comet crumb' detector

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA scientists hope to take advantage of LISA Pathfinder's record-breaking sensitivity to acceleration to map out the distribution of tiny dust particles shed by asteroids and comets far from Eart...

Glacier shape influences susceptibility to melting

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Just how prone a glacier is to thinning depends on its thickness and surface slope, features that are influenced by the landscape under the glacier. In general, thinning spreads more easily across thick and flat glaciers and is hindered by thin and steep portions of glaciers.

NASA spots short-lived Tropical Cyclone Maarutha

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) On Saturday, April 15, Tropical Cyclone 1B formed in the Northern Indian Ocean and it made landfall in Burma (Myanmar) on April 16. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm as if formed quickly and strengthened into a tropical storm that was renamed 'Maarutha.'

NASA sees central and south Philippines bracing for Tropical Depression 02W

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite passed over newly developed Tropical Depression 02W as it formed east of the central and southern Philippines in the Philippine Sea early on April 14.

NASA examines New Zealand's extreme rainfall as Cyclone Cook's remnants move away

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two extra-tropical cyclones recently dropped very heavy rain over New Zealand, Debbie and Cook. As Cook's remnants continue to move away, NASA analyzed the heavy rainfall generated from the double extra-tropical punch.

Hubble sees starbursts in Virgo

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished.

New night lights maps open up possible real-time applications

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) New global maps of Earth at night provide the clearest-ever composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. The NASA team is also now automating nighttime imagery processing to make the data available within hours of acquisition -- potentially aiding short-term weather forecasting and disaster response efforts.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone cook strongly affected by wind shear

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite observed how strong wind shear was literally pushing Tropical Cyclone Cook apart as it displaced the bulk of clouds to the southeast of the center.

Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) This is a composite image of Uranus by Voyager 2 and two different observations made by Hubble -- one for the ring and one for the auroras.

NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Ernie being blown apart

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite provided a birds-eye view of Tropical Cyclone Ernie as it was being battered by strong vertical wind shear and torn apart.

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