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NASA Puts Visible and Water Vapor Eyes on Tropical Storm Isaias

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Tropical Storm Isaias

NASA's Aqua satellite obtained visible and water vapor imagery as Tropical Storm Isaias continued moving along the east coast of Florida. On Aug. 3, Warnings and Watches stretched from Florida to Maine.


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Earth from Space: Flinders Ranges, South Australia Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

The many colourful curves and folds of the Flinders Ranges - the largest mountain range in South Australia - are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

Alaskan Seismometers Record The Northern Lights

Alaskan Seismometers Record The Northern Lights

Aaron Lojewski, who leads aurora sightseeing tours in Alaska, was lucky enough to photograph a "eruption" of brilliant pink light in the night skies one night in February.


New Depth Map Of The Arctic Ocean

New Depth Map Of The Arctic Ocean

An international team of researchers has published the most detailed submarine map of the Artic Ocean.


An Active Arctic: Where Sea Ice Meets the Midnight Sun

An Active Arctic: Where Sea Ice Meets the Midnight Sun

In the early 1900s, Ernest Shackleton attempted to travel across Antarctica, but as they neared the continent his ship became stuck in an pack of sea ice and was slowly crushed before it reached the landmass.


AIRS Sees Hurricane Douglas, Tropical Storm Hanna From Space

AIRS Sees Hurricane Douglas, Tropical Storm Hanna From Space

NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) was monitoring two storm systems as they took aim at portions of Hawaii and Texas on July 26. Perched on NASA's Aqua satellite, AIRS is an instrument that studies Earth's weather and climate.


Earth from Space: The Falkland Islands

Earth from Space: The Falkland Islands Video in Story

The Falkland Islands are featured in this radar image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.


A New Idea On How Earth's Outer Shell First Broke Into Tectonic Plates

A New Idea On How Earth's Outer Shell First Broke Into Tectonic Plates

The activity of the solid Earth - for example, volcanoes in Java, earthquakes in Japan, etc - is well understood within the context of the ~50-year-old theory of plate tectonics.


Earth from Space: Great Salt Lake, Utah

Earth from Space: Great Salt Lake, Utah Video in Story

Utah's Great Salt Lake and its surroundings are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Earth from Space: Bay of Naples, Italy

Earth from Space: Bay of Naples, Italy Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the busy maritime traffic in the Bay of Naples, in southern Italy.


Aqua Satellite Shows Siberian Fires Filling Skies With Smoke

Aqua Satellite Shows Siberian Fires Filling Skies With Smoke

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Siberian fires criss-crossing the landscape and huge clouds of smoke obscuring large portions of the countryside.


Earth from Space - Ari Atoll, Maldives

Earth from Space - Ari Atoll, Maldives Video in Story

The Maldives are featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Geologists Identify Deep-Earth Structures That May Signal Hidden Metal Lodes

Geologists Identify Deep-Earth Structures That May Signal Hidden Metal Lodes

If the world is to maintain a sustainable economy and fend off the worst effects of climate change, at least one industry will soon have to ramp up dramatically: the mining of metals needed to create a vast infrastructure for renewable power generation, storage, transmission and usage.


Suomi NPP Analyzes Saharan Dust Aerosol Blanket

Suomi NPP Analyzes Saharan Dust Aerosol Blanket

Dust storms from Africa's Saharan Desert traveling across the Atlantic Ocean are nothing new, but the current dust storm has been quite expansive and NASA satellites have provided a look at the massive June plume.


Earth from Space: Peru's Andes

Earth from Space: Peru's Andes Video in Story

The Andes mountains, in southern Peru, are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


NASA Observes Large Saharan Dust Plume Over Atlantic Ocean

NASA Observes Large Saharan Dust Plume Over Atlantic Ocean

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite observed a huge Saharan dust plume streaming over the North Atlantic Ocean, beginning on June 13. Satellite data showed the dust had spread over 2,000 miles.


Earth from Space: Great Rift Valley, Kenya

Earth from Space: Great Rift Valley, Kenya Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Great Rift Valley, Kenya.


Earth from Space: Barcelona, Spain

Earth from Space: Barcelona, Spain Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Barcelona - the second largest city in Spain.


NASA Tracks Tropical Depression Cristobal Moving Toward Great Lakes

NASA Tracks Tropical Depression Cristobal Moving Toward Great Lakes

Once a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico, now a tropical depression in the Mississippi Valley, NASA's Aqua satellite is tracking Cristobal as it continues to generate large amounts of rainfall while it heads toward the Great Lakes region.



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