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NASA analyzes Tropical Cyclone Kyant before its femise

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the Northern Indian Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Kyant before its quick demise.Tropical Cyclone Kyant formed in the Bay of Bengal on Oct. Show More Summary

NASA missions harvest a passel of 'pumpkin' stars

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers using observations from NASA's Kepler and Swift missions have discovered a batch of rapidly spinning stars that produce X-rays at more than 100 times the peak levels ever seen from the sun. Show More Summary

A dead star's ghostly glow

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula.

NASA's Aqua satellite spots Hurricane Seymour on fast weakening trend

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed Hurricane Seymour as it embarked on a fast weakening trend in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

NASA provides a 3-D look at Hurricane Seymour

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Seymour became a major hurricane on Oct. 25 as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the storm's very heavy rainfall and provided a 3-D image of the storm's structure.

NASA's tool for calculating orbital trajectories now aids in spacecraft design

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A NASA-developed tool that private industry and other agency centers now use to plot a mission's path to far-flung interplanetary destinations has gotten significantly more proficient and can now even reveal -- sometimes in just a matter of minutes -- the specifics of the spacecraft's mission and elements of the system design.

NASA's Aqua satellite sees Tropical Cyclone 3B developing in Bay of Bengal

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A tropical low pressure area previously designated System 99B has been lingering in the Northern Indian Ocean's Bay of Bengal for days and as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead, the storm was consolidating into a tropical storm.

NASA sees Hurricane Seymour becoming a major hurricane

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Seymour was strengthening into a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean when the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space.

NASA animation shows Seymour becomes a hurricane

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 20 formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Sunday and by Monday at 11 a.m. it exploded into a hurricane named Seymour. An animation of satellite imagery created by NASA shows the development of the new hurricane.

Photonics dawning as the communications light for evolving NASA missions

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA's most pressing challenges in future spaceflight.

NASA measures extreme rainfall with typhoons Sarika and Haima

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two powerful typhoons have hit the Philippines in less than a week. Sarika was followed by Typhoon Haima. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the intense rainfall generated by these two typhoons.

Tracking waves from sunspots gives new solar insight

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) For the first time, researchers have tracked a particular kind of solar wave as it swept upward from the sun's surface through its atmosphere.

NASA catches Tropical Depression Sarika's landfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression Sarika made landfall early on Oct. 19 as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and provided an image of the storm.

NASA analyzes Typhoon Haima in visible and infrared light

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA satellite data provided a look at Super Typhoon Haima in visible and infrared light to show the extent and strength of the storm.The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument aboard the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite provided an infrared image of Haima on Oct. 18 and a visible image on Oct. 19.

NASA's MAVEN mission observes ups and downs of water escape from Mars

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) MAVEN has determined that Mars's escaping water does not always go gently into space.

NASA watching Supertyphoon Haima close in on Philippines

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Supertyphoon Haima continues to move toward the Philippines and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm that revealed a clear eye.

NASA spots Tropical Storm Sarika's direct hit to Hainan Island, China

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As Tropical Storm Sarika moved over Hainan Island, China, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible picture of the storm as it made a direct hit.On Oct. 18 at 1:55 a.m. EDT (0555 UTC) the Visible...Show More Summary

NASA sees Tropical Storm Nicole going 'extra-tropical'

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Nicole was becoming extra-tropical when the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space and captured a visible picture of the storm. By Oct. 18, Nicole was a post-tropical storm and the National Hurricane Center or NHC issued their final advisory on the system.

NASA's GPM satellite sees Hurricane Nicole moving over cold North Atlantic

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) On Oct. 17, Hurricane Nicole has been active for almost two weeks. Nicole was still a hurricane when the GPM core observatory satellite flew over on Oct. 17.

NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic Ice Change Airborne Survey

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) At the southern end of the Earth, a NASA plane carrying a team of scientists and a sophisticated instrument suite to study ice is returning to surveying Antarctica.

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