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New NASA study improves search for habitable worlds

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.

NASA's MAVEN mission finds mars has a twisted tail

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Mars has an invisible magnetic 'tail' that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.

NASA sees Tropical Depression 26W form and quickly unravel

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 26W formed early on Oct. 19 and by late morning the storm was already coming unraveled in NASA satellite imagery.

New Hubble Gallery features objects from popular not-a-comet Messier catalog

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope mission is releasing its version of the popular Messier catalog, featuring some of Hubble's best images of these celestial objects that were once noted for looking like comets but turned out not to be.

NASA sees intensifying Typhoon Lan stretch high in the troposphere

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite provided 3-D data that showed intensifying Typhoon Lan had powerful thunderstorms stretching high into the troposphere. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image Typhoon Lan that showed the well-developed circulation.

Self-portrait of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks critical test

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) What appears to be a unique selfie opportunity was actually a critical photo for the cryogenic testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The photo was used to verify the line of sight (or path light will travel) for the testing configuration.

NASA's ICON explores the boundary between earth and space

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) On Dec. 8, 2017, NASA launches the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, a low-Earth orbiting satellite that will give us new information about how Earth's atmosphere interacts with near-Earth space.

Solar eruptions could electrify martian moons

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics carried by future robotic explorers, according to a new NASA study. Show More Summary

NASA finds Tropical Storm Lan strengthening

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Lan was getting stronger as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

NASA finds newly formed tropical storm lan over open waters

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible picture of newly formed Tropical Storm Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

NASA sees Tropical Depression Khanun sissipating in Gulf of Tonkin

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Khanun after it had passed over southern China and began dissipating in the Gulf of Tonkin.

NASA sees Hurricane Ophelia lashing Ireland

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a thermal view of the clouds in hurricane Ophelia as it lashed Ireland. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite provided a look at the rainfall that was affecting the Emerald Isle.

How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites captured a diverse set of images from space. But days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled...Show More Summary

NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument -- short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager -- lasted 15 minutes, with just six minutes of data collection. But in that...Show More Summary

NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern Atlantic

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Heaviest rainfall in Ophelia was found south of the center by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite as it passed overhead and analyzed the storm with radar from space.

Tropical Storm Ophelia appears as a comma in NASA imagery

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed powerful thunderstorms around the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia with a band of thunderstorms stretching to the southwest, giving the storm the appearance of a comma.

NASA scientist to discuss 'The Star That Ate Manhattan' at Library of Congress lecture

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The public is invited to a free talk called "The Star That Ate Manhattan: Studying Neutron Stars from the International Space Station," with Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.

NASA eyes the Development of Tropical Storm Ophelia

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Ophelia developed on Oct. 9 around 5 a.m. EDT as the seventeenth, tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. It formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean about 875 miles (1,405 km) west-southwest of the Azores islands. Show More Summary

NASA finds Tropical Depression 23W's strongest storms in two countries

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Depression 23W formed on Monday, Oct. 9 and by Tuesday, Oct. 10 it made landfall in northern Vietnam. NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the depression in infrared light and determined the strongest storms were located in two countries.

NASA sees post Tropical Cyclone Nate's wide rainfall reach

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite analyzed the temperatures in Post-tropical cyclone Nate's cloud tops as the storm moved over the Ohio Valley. Satellite imagery showed the storm was bringing rainfall from the northeastern U.S., to the Mid-Atlantic and south through the Appalachian Mountains.

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