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Mission Update: Operation Ice Bridge: Weather Plays a Role

04.16.2014
Researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge continued their work with more surveys of Greenland's ice sheet and glaciers.

Wildfire Burns Valparaiso, Chile

04.16.2014
High winds propelled a wildfire through parts of Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014, quickly becoming the largest fire in the history of this port city.

Notes from the Field: Sampling the Global Ocean and a Note on Ocean Acidification.

04.16.2014
One of the greatest tools used by oceanographers today for measuring ocean processes is the CTD. CTD stands for Conductivity, Temperature and Depth.

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable

04.15.2014
Planets that lean one way, then change orientation within a short geological time might be surprisingly habitable, according to modeling by scientists affiliated with the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

Anne Douglass - Thinks Like a Scientist

04.15.2014
When faced with a complex problem, Aura project scientist and co-lead for the Chemistry Climate Model Anne Douglass instructs herself to think like a scientist.

Goddard Scientist Receives Vega Medal From King of Sweden

04.15.2014
Climate scientist Compton Tucker received a Vega Medal from Carl XVI Gustaf, the king of Sweden on April 14, 2014.

Solar Gusher

04.15.2014
An active region blew out a flare (bright flash) and a dark rush of plasma spewing above the Sun (Apr. 4, 2014). Then the semi-transparent plasma seemed to turn and shift in planes.

Cruising for Ocean Data

04.14.2014
You might think Earth-observing satellites have clear and precise vision right off the launch pad. The reality is more complicated...

Expanding Jakobshavn Coverage

04.11.2014
Operation IceBridge continued its 2014 Arctic campaign with a survey of the rapidly changing Jakobshavn Glacier and a survey that included a pass over the National Science Foundation's Summit Station.

Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft for 2018 Asteroid Visit

04.10.2014
The OSIRIS-REx team has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.

NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees Severe Weather in U.S. South

04.10.2014
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite flew over the southeastern United States on April 7, 2014 when a line of intense thunderstorms was moving through the area.

NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

04.10.2014
Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range enjoy the remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and wind. But it's the unseen that has attracted the interest of NASA scientists....

NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space

04.10.2014
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible.

Appearance of Night-Shining Clouds Has Increased

04.10.2014
A NASA mission called Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, was launched in 2007 to observe noctilucent clouds, but it currently only has a view of the clouds near the poles.

Webb Telescope's Heart Complete, Final Instrument Installed

04.08.2014
The last piece of the James Webb Space Telescope's heart was installed inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Ed Masuoka - Runs a Lab and Runs for Fun

04.08.2014
Each day, Ed Masuoka and his group produce and distribute a Library of Congress worth of science products and imagery collected by various satellites.

A Tale of Two Mountains

04.07.2014
The winter of 2013–2014 was a study in contrasts between mountains in the far western United States and in the interior West.

GPM Mission Update

04.07.2014
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory is performing normally. The Core Observatory is now flying in its final orbit, 253 miles (407 kilometers) above Earth's surface.

Tournament: Earth -- The Winner!

04.07.2014
In 2013, a submarine volcano off of the Canary Islands took the first championship. This year, the entire island chain got in on the action!

Ita (Southern Pacific Ocean)

04.07.2014
The twenty-third tropical cyclone of the Southern Pacific tropical cyclone season has developed near the Solomon Islands and strengthened into Tropical Storm Ita on April 5.

Ivanoe (Southern Indian Ocean)

04.07.2014
Tropical Storm Ivanoe formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on April 5 and didn't last more than a day, but NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission captured rainfall data on the short-lived storm.

Aerial Views of the Landslide in Oso, Washington

04.04.2014
On March 25, 2014, we published this nadir view of debris and a barrier lake created by a major landslide near Oso, Washington; the image was acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite on March 23.

Tropical Storm 22S

04.04.2014
NASA sees Tropical Storm 22S come together...

Spring Fires Abundant Around Lake Baikul, Russia

04.04.2014
The Spring fire season has begun in Russia as seen in this satellite image from April 04, 2014.

Mapping Canadian Glaciers and Leaving Thule

04.04.2014
IceBridge closed out the first Thule portion of the 2014 Arctic campaign with detailed surveys of Canadian glaciers and one more sea ice study.

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