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NASA’s GPM satellite obtains excellent views of Beryl’s remnants

As the remnants of former tropical cyclone Beryl moved through the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite gathered important rainfall data on the storm. NASA's GPM core observatory satellite recently had two excellent views of Hurricane Beryl's remnants. GPM flew above on July 8, 2018 at 7:26 p.m. EDT (2326 UTC) when Beryl's remnants were passing…

Rocky planet neighbor looks familiar, but is not Earth’s twin

IMAGE: This artist's impression shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. view more  Credit: It is provided courtesy of ESO/M. Kornmesser. Pasadena, CA--Last autumn, the world was excited by the discovery of an exoplanet called Ross 128 b, which is just 11 light years away from Earth. New work from a team led by Diogo Souto of…

Plasma-spewing quasar shines light on universe’s youth, early galaxy formation

IMAGE: This is an artist's conception of a radio jet spewing out fast-moving material from the newly discovered quasar, which formed within the first billion years of the universe's existence.... view more  Credit: Artwork by Robin Dienel, courtesy of Carnegie Institution for Science Pasadena, CA--Carnegie's Eduardo Bañados led a team that found a quasar with the brightest radio emission ever observed in the early universe, due…

Space: Tribology’s final frontier

IMAGE: This is Brandon Krick, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University. view more  Credit: Photo by Ryan Hulvat / Lehigh University Around the turn of the decade, NASA's Kepler Space Observatory lived like a rock star. Launched in 2009 into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit, it turned out an amazing amount of work over a short period of time, changing its fans' perceptions of their…

Oxygen levels on early Earth rose, fell several times before great...

IMAGE: The Jeerinah Formation in Western Australia, where a UW-led team found a sudden shift in nitrogen isotopes. "Nitrogen isotopes tell a story about oxygenation of the surface ocean, and this... view more  Credit: Roger Buick / University of Washington Earth's oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about 2.4 billion…

NASA sees a well-organized typhoon Maria

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Maria on July 9 at 2:29 a.m. EDT (0629 UTC) and found coldest cloud top temperatures (purple) around the storm's 30 nautical mile wide... view more  Credit: NASA JPL/Heidar Thrastarson Maria appeared as a well-organized storm on infrared NASA satellite imagery on July 9. Maria has fluctuated between typhoon and super typhoon strength and was a typhoon when NASA's…

NASA satellite tracking remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Beryl

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Beryl on July 9 at 2:35 a.m. EDT (0635 UTC) and revealed two small area of strong thunderstorms (red) where cloud top temperatures... view more  Credit: Credits: NASA/NRL Infrared imagery from NASA revealed two small area of strong storms remained in the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, moving into the eastern Caribbean Sea. Beryl lost its tropical storm…

NASA gets infrared view of Carolina Chris, the tropical storm

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Chris on July 9 at 2:29 a.m. EDT (0629 UTC) and saw coldest cloud top temperatures (purple) around the storm's center and in... view more  Credit: Credits: NASA JPL/Heidar Thrastarson Tropical Storm Chris was strengthening when NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard on July 9. Aqua analyzed Tropical Storm Chris in infrared light. Tropical Depression…

Distant quasar providing clues to early-universe conditions

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have made an image revealing tantalizing details of a quasar nearly 13 billion light-years from Earth -- an object that may provide important clues about the physical processes at work in the Universe's first galaxies. The scientists studied a quasar called PSO J352.4034-15.3373 (P352-15), an unusually bright emitter of radio waves for an object…

NASA added up Typhoon Prapiroon’s rainfall

Tropical Cyclones can generate a tremendous amount of rainfall, and NASA's IMERG program utilizes a variety of data to create rainfall maps. Those maps provide estimates of where the heaviest rainfall occurred and NASA recently added up the rainfall dropped from Typhoon Prapiroon in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Typhoon Prapiroon developed in the northwest Pacific Ocean east-northeast of the Philippines on June 28, 2018. Prapiroon…
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