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Satellites see Hurricane Dolores more organized
Hurricane Dolores appears more organized in satellite data today, July 14, and the cloud tops are colder, indicating that the storm is strengthening.
RapidScat identifies Typhoon Nangka's strongest side
Typhoon Nangka's strongest typhoon-force winds were located on the northern half of the storm, as identified from the RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station.
NASA sees Typhoon Nangka moving through Northwestern Pacific
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Nangka as it was moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on July 13.
Hubble observes one-of-a-kind star nicknamed 'Nasty'
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the star is so weird that astronomers ...
NASA sees heavy rainfall in Tropical Storm Halola
The GPM satellite passed over Tropical Storm Halola in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and found heaviest rainfall occurring north of the center of circulation.
RapidScat measures Typhoon Halola's concentrated winds
Typhoon Halola's typhoon-force winds are tightly concentrated around its center. The RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station measured those powerful winds.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Dolores affecting Southwestern Mexico
Tropical Storm Dolores formed close to the southwestern coast of Mexico and has lingered there for a couple of days. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm riding the coast.
RapidScat measures winds of Atlantic Tropical Storm Claudette
The RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station measured the winds of the third Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season.
A satellite view of Tropical Storm Enrique
NOAA's GOES-West satellite provided an infrared view of Tropical Storm Enrique on July 14 as it continues to track west through the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
NASA's Terra Satellite sees formation of Tropical Storm Enrique
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical depression 6E on July 12 at 19:05 UTC (3:05 p.m. EDT), the MODIS instrument captured a visible-light image that showed the bulk of clouds and showers were banding southwest ...