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NASA's GPM sees Koppu menacing the Philippines

Tropical storm Koppu was approaching the Philippines when the GPM core observatory satellite passed above on October 15, 2015 at 1436 UTC (10:36 a.m. EDT) and analyzed the intensifying storm's rainfall. By October 16, the ...

dateOct 16, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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A cosmic sackful of black coal

Dark smudges almost block out a rich star field in this new image captured by the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. The inky areas are small parts of a huge dark nebula known as the Coalsack, ...

dateOct 14, 2015 in Astronomy
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SDO sees sun emit mid-level flare Oct. 1

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:13 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2015. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. ...

dateOct 02, 2015 in Space Exploration
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