News tagged with microwave satellite

NASA: Songda becomes a super typhoon

As predicted, Typhoon Songda intensified and was a super typhoon with wind speeds estimated at over 130 knots ( ~145 mph) when NASA's TRMM satellite passed directly over head on May 26, 2011 at 0806 UTC (4:06 a.m. EDT).

dateMay 26, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The cosmic comic: Riding early waves

( -- Fundamental research in cosmology continues to disclose ever more mysteries of the first millennia of the universe. More detailed knowledge will be delivered by the recently launched Planck Satellite which ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Europe's Planck telescope retires

The deep-space Planck telescope was switched off Wednesday after a successful 4.5-year mission that revealed our Universe to be 80 million years older than previously thought, the European Space Agency said.

dateOct 23, 2013 in Astronomy
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Listening to the Big Bang—in high fidelity

A decade ago, spurred by a question for a fifth-grade science project, University of Washington physicist John Cramer devised an audio recreation of the Big Bang that started our universe nearly 14 billion years ago.

dateApr 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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