Tag Archives: NASA

Explore the Sun with Helioviewer

As you might have seen elsewhere, there was a spectacular solar flare on June 7 caught on camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Unusually for such a powerful event, the ejected material fell back onto the surface of the … Continue reading

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New map reveals tropical forest carbon storage

New research from a NASA led team reveals the extent of carbon storage in the world’s tropical forest. Based on satellite and data gathered at ground level the map depicts the distribution of 247 billion tons of carbon across 75 … Continue reading

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Track the Space Shuttle in Google Earth

Endeavour is fuelled and scheduled for lift-off at 8:56 am EDT (1256 GMT) today, May 16, for what will be the penultimate space shuttle flight. To coincide with this NASA has rolled out a new, real-time tracker for Google Earth. … Continue reading

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LandSat imagery comparison tool

ESRI has a new, interactive tool which allows you to compare NASA LandSat imagery, anywhere in the world, from two different dates Satellite imagery is available at 5 year intervals from 1975 to 2005, and includes five visualization options – … Continue reading

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Ocean and Wind Flows

Argentina’s SAC-D spacecraft is scheduled to launch June 9th, 2011. On board will be Aquarius, a NASA instrument designed to measure sea surface salinity – a key factor in ocean circulation and global climate. To tie in with this, the … Continue reading

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750 million years of the Earth’s history

The Visible Paleo-Earth project is an initiative by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPR Arecibo) to visualize the Earth’s appearance over the past 750 million years. You may have already seen Ronald … Continue reading

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Sand blown from Africa to Scandinavia

NASA’s Ozone Monitoring Instrument recently gathered information  leading to these fascinating images of dust blown from the Sahara, several thousand miles across Europe. Red represents higher concentrations of particles, grey indicates areas with unreliable data or cloud cover. Over six … Continue reading

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The green planet

This Fascinating view of the earth is a global average of data recorded by the tongue twisting Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view-Sensor (SeaWiFs) over the entirety of its 13 year operational history – 1996-2010. During its lifespan this sensor on GeoEye’s OrbView … Continue reading

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