NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Sun unleashes mid-level flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 2:23 EDT on June 22, 2015. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares34 comments 2

NASA's GPM sees dry air affecting Typhoon Halola

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core observatory passed over Typhoon Halola and saw that the northern side of the storm lacked rainfall. Dry air moving into the storm from the north was sapping the development ...

dateJul 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
shares8 comments 0

NASA looks inside Typhoon Halola

Satellite technology has the ability to see things we could never imagine, like how hard the rain is falling in storms, and how high cloud tops stretch into the atmosphere. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core ...

dateJul 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
shares15 comments 0

NASA Goddard technology helps fight forest pests

Northeastern forests in the United States cover more than 165 million acres, an area almost as big as Texas. Soon, millions of pine and ash trees in those forests could be wiped out, thanks in part to two types of voracious ...

dateJul 31, 2015 in Ecology
shares38 comments 0