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NASA image: Washington wildfire in California

NASA's Aqua satellite recently spotted smoke from the Washington Fire south of Carson City, Nevada. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Uplifted island

The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.

dateJun 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Night-shining clouds

In the late spring and summer, unusual clouds form high in the atmosphere above the polar regions of the world. As the lower atmosphere warms, the upper atmosphere gets coooler, and ice crystals form on meteor ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Lake fire in California burns over 11,000 acres

The lake fire located in San Bernardino National Forest was reported just before 4:00 p.m. on June 17. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It is approximately 11,000 acres in size and burning in timber. It ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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