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Fires ravaging Washington, Oregon, and California
Wildfires have been ravaging large parcels of land in the West and there seems to be no end in sight for the weary Westerners.
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.
Telescopes team up to find distant Uranus-sized planet through microlensing
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star. The planet was discovered through a technique called gravitational ...
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 explains why June 30 will get extra second
The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be added.
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.
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.
Fermi sees record flare from a black hole in a distant galaxy
Five billion years ago, a great disturbance rocked a region near the monster black hole at the center of galaxy 3C 279. On June 14, the pulse of high-energy light produced by this event finally arrived at Earth, setting off ...