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Two NASA satellites see powerful Typhoon Goni brush the Philippines
NASA's Aqua satellite and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core satellite flew over Typhoon Goni as it was affecting the Philippines.
NASA sees development of Tropical Storm Kilo
A new tropical storm formed in the Central Pacific Ocean today, August 21, named Kilo. NASA's Aqua satellite passed the storm when it was a developing low pressure area the day before.
NASA sees new tropical depression form near International Date Line
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over newborn Tropical Depression 4C in the Central Pacific Ocean on August 21. TD 4C lies just three degrees east of the International Date Line.
WISE spacecraft discovers most luminous galaxy in universe
A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs ...
Peat fires in Sumatra strengthen in El Nino years
Sumatra's burning again and the El Nino event that is occurring this year is partially to blame for the proliferation of the blazes.
NASA sees wide-eyed Typhoon Atsani ready to curve
NASA's Aqua satellite saw a clear and large eye in Typhoon Atsani when it passed overhead on August 21, as the storm begins to turn to the northeast and curve away from Japan.
NASA sees Danny become the 2015 Atlantic season's first hurricane
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Atlantic Ocean as Tropical Storm Danny intensified into the season's first hurricane.
Two views of Super Typhoon Atsani from NASA's Aqua Satellite
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Super Typhoon Atsani and captured visible and infrared data on the monster storm. The AIRS and MODIS instruments gathered data that revealed powerful thunderstorms surrounding a wide-open ...
GPM Satellite analyzes Tropical Storm Danny's rain structure
Tropical Storm Danny became the fourth named storm of the season on August 18 when it formed in the central Atlantic about 1,660 miles east of the Windward Islands. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core ...
CloudSat slices into Super Typhoon Atsani
NASA's CloudSat Satellite passed over Super Typhoon Atsani as it moved through the western North Pacific Ocean. CloudSat looked at the super typhoon from the side, revealing heavy rainfall in a sloping eyewall.