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NASA's SPoRT team tracks Hurricane Sandy

(—As Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, weather experts at the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville were busy developing ...

dateNov 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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A new set of solar fireworks

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 2:14 p.m. EDT on Oct. 20, 2012. This flare is classified as an M9 flare. M-class flares are the weakest flares that can still cause some space weather effects near Earth. ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Looking deeper into sea ice

(—This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume of the sea-ice ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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