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Orbital View Of California Fires

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California Fires

In late July 2016, wildfire burned along Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, and north of Big Sur in Monterey County, California.


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South Pole Detector Shows Success at Neutrino Hunting

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Askaryan Radio Array

In the second it takes to read these words, 65 billion neutrinos will shoot through every square centimeter of your body.

Earth from Space: Tonga

Earth from Space: Tonga Video in Story

The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands - all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean - are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May.


Historical Records Miss a Fifth of Global Warming

Historical Records Miss a Fifth of Global Warming

A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded.


Baffin Island Nunavut As Seen From Orbit

Baffin Island Nunavut As Seen From Orbit

Summer usually brings foggy and cloudy conditions to Baffin Island, in the remote reaches of Canada's Nunavut Territory. But on July 5, 2016, nearly-cloud free conditions provided an unusually clear view of the region.


Tropical Storm Estelle Seen From Space

Tropical Storm Estelle Seen From Space

Composite image of Tropical Storm Estelle, off the Mexican coast, from 06:00 UTC on Monday, 18 July 2016


Earth from Space: Sundarbans, Bangladesh

Earth from Space: Sundarbans, Bangladesh Video in Story

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, in this natural-colour image.


Algal Bloom In The Baltic Sea As Seen From Orbit

Algal Bloom In The Baltic Sea As Seen From Orbit

Captured by Sentinel-3A on 23 June 2016, this image shows an algae bloom in the Baltic Sea.


Earth's Clouds Moving Higher - Subtropical Dry Zones Expanding

Earth's Clouds Moving Higher - Subtropical Dry Zones Expanding

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego-led research team analyzing satellite cloud records has found that the cloudy storm tracks on Earth are moving toward the poles and subtropical dry zones are expanding.


Orbital View Of Numerous Fires in Central Africa

Orbital View Of Numerous Fires in Central Africa

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite detected thousands of fires burning in central Africa on July 11, 2016.


Earth from space: Malaspina Glacier, Alaska

Earth from space: Malaspina Glacier, Alaska Video in Story

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southeastern Alaska to the Malaspina Glacier. The climate and topography of this area over the last 12.5 million years have been favourable for glaciers. During the Ice Age, a vast ice sheet covered this spot. When temperatures rose, an interglacial period began.


Category 3 Hurricane Blas As Seen From Space

Category 3 Hurricane Blas As Seen From Space

As NASA satellites gather data on the first major hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season, Blas continues to hold onto its Category 3 status on the Saffir Simpson Wind Scale.


Understanding Earth's Tectonic Plates

Understanding Earth's Tectonic Plates

A new study carried out on the floor of Pacific Ocean provides the most detailed view yet of how the earth's mantle flows beneath the ocean's tectonic plates.


Looking For Meteorites in Antarctica

Looking For Meteorites in Antarctica

The Antarctic ice is home to stuff "not of this Earth."


NASA Balloon Sets Flight Duration Record

NASA Balloon Sets Flight Duration Record

NASA's Balloon Program Office successfully completed the second test flight of its Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) at 3:54 p.m. EDT, Saturday, July 2, setting a new flight duration record for a mid-latitude flight of a large scientific research balloon.


Tropical Cyclone Two As Seen From Space

Tropical Cyclone Two As Seen From Space

This is a Composite image of Tropical Cyclone Two from 06:00 UTC on Monday, 27 June 2016.


Earth from space: Mount St. Helens

Earth from space: Mount St. Helens Video in Story

Sentinel-2A captured this image of Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington on 8 February.


Lake Tengiz, Kazakhstan As Seen From Orbit

Lake Tengiz, Kazakhstan As Seen From Orbit

In orbit above the semi-desert grasslands in Kazakhstan, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station spotted one of the few features that stand out.


Convection Over Indonesia As Seen From Space

Convection Over Indonesia As Seen From Space

Composite image of a large area of convection which has persisted over central Australasia since 17 June, bringing localised flooding to some areas of Indonesia.



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