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NASA satellite camera provides 'EPIC' view of Earth
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
NASA-led volunteers map landslides by Nepal quakes
As millions of people regroup from the impact of the earthquakes in Nepal, a team of international volunteers is combing through satellite imagery of the region to identify additional hazards—earthquake-induced landslides.
NASA's SDO sees mid-level solar flare
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:16 a.m. EDT on June 25, 2015. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of ...
James Webb Space Telescope backplane arrives at NASA Goddard for mirror assembly
One of the most crucial pieces of the James Webb Space Telescope, the flight backplane, arrived on Aug. 25, on schedule for Webb's 2018 launch date at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for mirror ...
NASA's RapidScat sees Typhoon Krovanh's winds tightly around center
The RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station gathered surface wind data on Typhoon Krovanh and identified the speed and location of the strongest winds as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Satellite shows Tropical Depression 9 weakening
NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured an image of Tropical Depression 9 weakening in the Central Atlantic on September 18, 2015. Tropical Depression 9 is battling wind shear and dry air, both of which are taking the life out ...
NASA's Operation IceBridge concludes 2015 Arctic campaign
Operation IceBridge wrapped up its seventh Arctic deployment on May 21, when NASA's C-130 research aircraft with the mission's researchers and instruments on board departed Thule Air Base in Greenland and headed to NASA's ...
NASA satellites catch 'growth spurt' from newborn protostar
Using data from orbiting observatories, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and ground-based facilities, an international team of astronomers has discovered an outburst from a star thought to be in the earliest phase ...
Cameras delivered for OSIRIS-REx mission as launch prep continues
The first U.S. mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth is another step closer to its fall 2016 launch, with the delivery of three cameras that will image and map the giant space rock.
NASA collaborates with DRS Technologies to create mid-infrared detector
NASA scientist Xiaoli Sun and his industry partner have created the world's first photon-counting detector sensitive to the mid-infrared wavelength bands—a spectral sweet spot for a number of remote-sensing applications, ...