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NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory Decodes Mystery Flashes of Light from Earth (WATCH Video)

One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched in 2015, caught hundreds of these flashes over the span...        

Hundreds of odd Earth 'flashes' captured via satellite

A NASA camera on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory caught glimpses of these mysterious lights over the span of a year and you have to see them to believe.        

NASA's EPIC view spots flashes on Earth

One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched in 2015, caught hundreds of these flashes over the span of a year. Show More Summary

NASA decodes source of strange flashes seen on Earth from space

Since June 2015 the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has been floating about a million miles away between the Earth and the Sun. On that satellite, which was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...Show More Summary

NASA's Earth Observatory Tracks Mount Etna's Violent April Eruption

On April 10, Italy’s Mount Etna unleashed a sudden and violent eruption (called a paroxysmal episode,) for the third time in 2011. According to the Instituto Nazionale de Geofisica e Vulcanologie (INGV; National Institute of Geology and Volcanology), this episode...        

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Live-Streamed Spectacular Solar Eruption (WATCH)

A solar eruption on Sept. 26, 2014, seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory affecting the ionosphere in all of Earth's northern latitudes. If erupted solar material reaches Earth, it can deplete the electrons in the upper atmosphere in some locations...        

Trump's NASA Budget Would Cancel These 4 Earth Science Missions

On the chopping block are the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem satellite; the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 experiment; the Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory Pathfinder mission; and the Deep Space Climate Observatory.

Watch this aerogel insulated jacket withstand liquid nitrogen

Oros outerwear is made with an insulating aerogel inspired by NASA technology used in space suits. Read more... More about Aerogel Insulated, Nasa Earth Observatory, Real Time Video, Real Time Video, and Invention

NASA: 7 Earth-sized planets discovered, 'second Earth' not a 'matter of if but when'

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Seven Earth-sized planets have been discovered orbiting a nearby star, three of which appear to be warm enough to sustain life, according to astronomers from NASA and the European Southern Observatory. The newly discovered exoplanets are 40 light-years away and some may contain liquid water. Show More Summary

The Purple Pulsar --"Strangest Object in the Milky Way?"

NASA has observed a purple blob -a highly magnetized rotating pulsar- spinning through the Milky Way. The image was captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a gliding telescope in Earth’s orbit tasked with observing high emitting objects like this pulsar...        

Blue mists over the Great Smoky Mountains visible from space

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

An impressive new image from NASA's Earth Observatory shows a majestic view of the Great Smoky Mountains from space

Warmer oceans are now linked to dangerous neurotoxins in shellfish

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Under construction: Distant galaxy churning out stars at remarkable rate

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.

Supermoon? Meh. It may be closer, but it won't be super duper

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.

What's This Strange Patch in the Australian Desert?

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

Puerto Rico's Massive Power Outage Seen from Space

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.

Russia's Blood Red River Is Worse Than We Thought

8 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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 Releases Data Visualization of the Hottest August in 136 Years of Recorded History

8 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

NASA's SDO witnesses a double eclipse

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.

Oil fires in Iraq seen from above

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

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