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NASA sees System 91P coming together east of Queensland

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The area of tropical low pressure designated System 91P appears to be organizing in NASA satellite imagery on March 24. Visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that the tropical low is consolidating and strengthening in the Coral Sea, South Pacific Ocean.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Caleb's heaviest rainfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical cyclone Caleb formed on March 23 in the South Indian Ocean southwest of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. The GPM core observatory satellite had a fairly good view of the newly formed tropical cyclone when it flew overhead and analyzed its rainfall and found the heaviest precipitation was affected by westerly winds.

OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) OSIRIS-REx did not discover any Earth-Trojan asteroids during a two-week search, but the spacecraft's cameras operated flawlessly and demonstrated they can image objects two magnitudes dimmer than originally expected.

NASA examines Peru's deadly rainfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM constellation of satellites provide data on precipitation rates and totals. Recently the GPM core observatory measured the heavy rainfall that caused extensive flooding and loss of life in Peru.

NASA sees formation of Tropical Cyclone Caleb near Cocos Island

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Shortly after Tropical Cyclone Caleb formed east of Cocos Island, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead gathering visible and infrared data on the twelfth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season.

NASA Participates in the NOAA GOES-16 Field Campaign

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-16 satellite is ready to embark on another major milestone-- The GOES-16 Field Campaign. During a three month long event, a combination of NOAA and NASA planes, sensors and satellites will fine-tune GOES-16's brand new instruments.

Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.

Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Arctic sea ice maximum extent and Antarctic minimum extent are both record lows this year. Combined, sea ice numbers are at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low - Again! | Video

On March 7, 2017, the sea ice reached its wintertime extent and is officially the “lowest ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere,” according to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA taking first steps toward high-speed space 'internet'

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky. Laser communication offers data rates that are 10 to 100 times better than current radio-frequency systems.

NASA's hybrid computer enables Raven's autonomous rendezvous capability

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A hybrid computing system developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is the enabling technology behind an ambitious experiment testing a relative navigation and autonomous docking capability known as Raven.

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, about 50 million years ago.

NASA's swift mission maps a star's 'death spiral' into a Black Hole

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers measured the light produced when a sun-like star wandered too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole similar to the one at the center of our own galaxy.

Hubble's glittering frisbee galaxy

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hubble caught a cross-section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth.

Hubble discovery of runaway star yields clues to breakup of multiple-star system

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A gravitational tussle, ended with a multi-star system breaking apart and at least three stars being ejected in different directions.

NASA's GPM analyzed rainfall in ex-Tropical Cyclone 11S

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Ex-tropical cyclone 11S was still generating some heavy rainfall, despite losing its tropical status and becoming a sub-tropical storm when the GPM core satellite passed overhead. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the remnant low pressure area and analyzed the rain the system was generating.

Relativistic electrons uncovered with NASA's Van Allen Probes

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Earth's radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped regions of charged particles encircling our planet, were discovered more than 50 years ago, but their behavior is still not completely understood. Now, new...Show More Summary

NASA spots sub-tropical storm 11S still swirling

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Once a tropical storm, now a sub-tropical storm, the remnants of the tropical low pressure area formerly known as 11S was spotted by NASA's Aqua satellite, still spinning in the Southern Indian Oce...

NASA's Webb Telescope ghostly 'lights out' inspection

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a 'lights out inspection' in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility (SSDIF) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

NASA, NOAA satellites see winter storm madness 'March' to the East

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and NOAA satellites are providing various views of the major winter storm marching toward the US East coast on March 13. The storm is forecast to merge with another system and is expected to bring large snowfall totals from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.

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