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Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecasting

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) New research has uncovered a mechanism, similar to one that occurs on Earth, which may allow new insights into forecasting space weather and activity on the sun.

Wispy remains of supernova explosion hide possible 'survivor'

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) This image, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the supernova remnant SNR 0509-68.7, also known as N103B. It is located 160,000 light-years from Earth in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. N103B resulted from a Type Ia supernova, whose cause remains a mystery.

11 percent of disappearing groundwater used to grow internationally traded food

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) 11 percent of the global non-renewable groundwater drawn up for irrigation goes to produce crops that are then traded on the international market.

NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie over Queensland

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie after it made landfall in eastern Queensland and weakened.

James Webb space telescope completes acoustic and vibration tests

At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope. These tests are merely two of the many that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit for spaceflight.

NASA sees tiny Tropical Cyclone Caleb fading

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Caleb is weakening in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite caught one of the last bursts of strength as it passed overhead.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie make landfall in Queensland

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in Queensland bringing heavy rainfall, hurricane-force winds, rough seas, and flooding. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at the storm from space while NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed cloud temperatures to determine the location of the strongest storms within.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie approaching Queensland for landfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm early on March 27, 2017 as Tropical Cyclone Debbie had intensified into a powerful hurricane already affecting the coast of eastern Queensland, Australia...

NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. Recently, the spacecraft were in just the right place, at just the right time, to catch an event caused by the fallout of a geomagnetic storm as it happened.

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.

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