New research could help forecast deadly toxin outbreaks NASA Earth Observatory Blooms of phytoplankton (in dark green) off the coast of California in 2016. A mysterious, potentially deadly neurotoxin that poisons humans by way of shellfish has now been linked to warming ocean waters. The new...
Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to show that a recently-discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction. The galaxy is 12.7 billion light years from Earth, seen at a critical stage in the evolution of galaxies about a billion years after the Big Bang.
NASA, Space.com, Sky & Telescope magazine, observatories everywhere—just about any entity with a stake in the night sky—have been busy telling us how great the full moon will be Nov. 14 because the satellite will be closer to Earth than it's been for almost 70 years.
A light patch in the Western Australian desert. (Photo: NASA Earth Observatory) Back in November 2015, the Landsat 8 satellite passed over Western Australia's Gibson Desert and captured the image above. That bright orange patch was new—when the satellite had passed the month before, it wasn't there. Show More Summary
A NASA satellite has captured dramatic photos of Puerto Rico before and after a massive blackout during which almost 1.5 million homes lost power late Wednesday (Sept. 21), according to NASA's Earth Observatory.
Norilsk, Russia 2001 (Image: NASA Earth Observatory) Last week, strange images of a river that had turned blood red emerged out of Russia. Now satellite images show that the red waters run much further through the area—and it’s been happening for decades. Read more...
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released data visualization of the hottest August in 136 years of recorded history. August 2016 was tied with July 2016 for the hottest month on record, and it continues an 11 month streak of record high temperatures beginning in October 2015. The animated graph charts the gradual increase in temperature beginning […]
Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO's semiannual eclipse seasons, Earth briefly blocks SDO's line of sight each day -- a consequence of SDO's geosynchronous orbit.
Though far away, there’s still a lot you can see, as the NASA Earth Observatory notes: On August 17, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired an… Tags: Iraq, NASA, oil, satellite
Far out doesn’t even begin to describe this discovery. Scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have found the most distant galaxy cluster ever seen, the space agency said on Tuesday. The not-so-elegantly...Show More Summary
This month NASA released a year-long time lapse of the Earth as seen by its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission orbiting the Sun in sync with us.
This week, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio posted to Twitter a magnificent photo that shows the moon passing between NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory and Earth. “Almost unbelievable that this is a real photo,” Mastracchio wrote. The moon passed between @NASA climate observatory and the earth. Show More Summary
NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) has captured one year’s worth of images of Earth from its position in space between the Earth and the sun, on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite. NASA compiled 3,000 of these...Show More Summary
There's been a gypsy moth caterpillar "population boom" in New England and mid-Atlantic states, and the infestation isn't only evident to locals on the ground - it can be seen from space. NASA Earth Observatory satellite images of Rhode Island show how much the caterpillars have chewed through the region's forests. Show More Summary
Lunar Photobomb = Awesome Sometimes the moon wants all the attention. NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite (DSCOVR) capture an amazing sequence of images showing the moon eclipsing the sunlit side of the Earth. “For the second...Show More Summary
A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated "dark side" of the moon that is never visible from Earth. Show More Summary
NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, is a satellite that orbits the Sun about 1.5 million km from the Earth. That’s a (meta)stable orbit that keeps it between the Sun and Earth, so that when it looks at our planet, it sees...Show More Summary
For the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a ‘lunar photobomb’
For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth. "For the second time in the life of DSCOVR,Show More Summary
Satellite photos of farms in Brazil, Image: NASA’s Earth Observatory The world is drying up all around us, but which crops can we use to shift the blame away from our cars, pools, and cartons of almond milk? Cast your eyes hard on these two culprits, right in your very own kitchen cabinet. More »