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NASA gets an eyeful of Typhoon Fengshen

IMAGE: On Nov. 15, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Typhoon Fengshen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean after its eye opened. view more  Credit: Credit: NASA Worldview NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Typhoon Fengshen after its eye opened as Fengshen had strengthened from a tropical storm to a typhoon and developed an eye. On Nov. 15,…

Nearly extreme black holes which attempt to regrow hair become bald...

The black holes of Einstein's theory of relativity can be completely described by just three parameters: their mass, spin angular momentum, and electric charge. Since two black holes that share these parameters cannot be distinguished, regardless of how they were made, black holes are said to "have no hair": they have no additional attributes that can be used to tell them apart. In the early…

Images from NJIT’s big bear solar observatory peel away layers of...

An international team of scientists, including three researchers from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has shed new light on one of the central mysteries of solar physics: how energy from the Sun is transferred to the star's upper atmosphere, heating it to 1 million degrees Fahrenheit and higher in some regions, temperatures that are vastly hotter than the Sun's surface. With new images from…

Space-based radar suggests North Korean nuke equivalent to ’17 Hiroshimas’

IMAGE: Satellites such as Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 carry advanced synthetic aperture radars that can provide data to map changing land cover, ground deformation, ice shelves and glaciers, and can be used... view more  Credit: ESA / ATG medialab North Korea withdrew from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 2003. It subsequently developed nuclear weapons, with five underground nuclear tests culminating in a suspected…

Winners of the 2019 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

Strong local reporting on the status of Puget Sound's killer whales, the degradation of soils in a region of France, air quality in Utah, and the impact of an Idaho nuclear research facility are among the winning entries for the 2019 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. The judges also honored a NOVA program on "The Next Pompeii," BBC audio reports on the development of technology…

NASA provides an infrared analysis of Tropical Storm Fengshen

IMAGE: On Nov. 13, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. EST (1230 UTC), the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite showed strongest thunderstorms with coldest cloud top temperatures (yellow) in a... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Storm Fengshen continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. Infrared imagery from an instrument aboard Terra revealed very high, powerful storms with very…

New laser opens up large, underused region of the electromagnetic spectrum

IMAGE: This is an artistic view of the QCL pumped THz laser showing the QCL beam (red) and the THz beam (blue) along with rotating N2O (laughing gas) molecules inside the... view more  Credit: Arman Amirzhan, Harvard SEAS The terahertz frequency range - which sits in the middle of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared light -- offers the potential for high-bandwidth communications, ultrahigh-resolution imaging,…

Spin doctors: Astrophysicists find when galaxies rotate, size matters

The direction in which a galaxy spins depends on its mass, researchers have found. A team of astrophysicists analysed 1418 galaxies and found that small ones are likely to spin on a different axis to large ones. The rotation was measured in relation to each galaxy's closest "cosmic filament" - the largest structures in the universe. Filaments are massive thread-like formations, comprising huge amounts of…

NASA sending solar power generator developed at Ben-Gurion U to space...

IMAGE: A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and research teams in the United States, will be deployed on the first 2020 NASA flight... view more  Credit: Ben-Gurion U./Jeffery Gordon NASA Sending Solar Power Generator Developed at Ben-Gurion University to the International Space Station BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL...November 14, 2019 - A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University…

New moon-seeking sensor aims to improve earth observations

A new instrument with its eye on the Moon is taking off aboard a high-altitude NASA plane to measure the Moon's brightness and eventually help Earth observing sensors make more accurate measurements. The airborne Lunar Spectral Irradiance Instrument (air-LUSI) is flying aboard NASA's ER-2 airplane. The ER-2 is able to soar above clouds, about 70,000 feet above ground. The flights, which occur at night to…
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