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Increasing solar activity

NASA has published this remarkable side by side video comparison of solar activity in 2008 and 2011. Ignore the obvious – the sun didn’t change colour. The earlier captures were from the SoHo spacecraft,  the latter the Solar Dynamics Observatory. … Continue reading

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Arctic ozone loss visualized

This new video from NASA Goddard contrasts the dynamics of the Arctic ozone layer in 2010 to 2011. Running from January 1 to March 23 the two maps are based on observations from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s … Continue reading

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Creating a photographic atlas of the moon

A bite-size video from NASA Goddard highlighting the work of the LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter). The spacecraft’s wide angle is currently building a super detailed photographic atlas of the moon. Mapping out every mountain,  crater and rill. Maybe not as … Continue reading

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Power losses after the Japan earthquake

This false colour map shows electricity outages in Japan following the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami. The image is a composite from observations by satellite F-18 of the U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program,  comparing lights in Japan that were … Continue reading

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Rare, cloud free satellite image of Ireland

Complete cloud-free satellite shots of Ireland are extremely rare. According to NASA’s Image of the day site: Ireland receives between 750 and 2000 millimeters (29 and 78 inches) of rain per year, with more rain falling in the west and … Continue reading

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New MODIS Satellite images of Japan tsunami flooding

This is Nasa’s Terra satellite’s first look at the Sendai region of Japan following the earthquake and subsequent flooding from the tsunami. The photo on the left was captured February 26, 2011. That on the right on March 12, 2011, … Continue reading

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First Complete Image of the Sun

NASA has released a 360 degree video of the sun. The first time the far side has been imaged, and the first time Scientists have had a complete view of the star. This is thanks to NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Water Cycle at a Global Level

From the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. A fascinating set of 3 synchronized movies showing evaporation, water vapor, and precipitation on a flattened image of the globe. NASA doesn’t go into a whole of detail about exactly what the animations … Continue reading

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