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NASA identifies wind shear tearing apart Tropical Cyclone Liua

IMAGE: On Sept. 28, 2018 at 0315 UTC (Sept. 27 at 11:15 p.m. EDT) MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Depression Liua that showed the... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that strong wind shear was adversely affecting Tropical Cyclone Liua in the Southern Pacific Ocean. On Sept. 28 at 0315 UTC (Sept. 27 at…

NASA looks at major Hurricane Rosa’s water vapor concentration

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Rosa in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Sept. 28 at 4:55 a.m. EDT (855 UTC) and highest concentrations of water vapor (brown) and coldest... view more  Credit: Credits: NASA/NRL When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean, water vapor data provided information about the intensity of Hurricane Rosa. On Sept. 28, Rosa is a major hurricane, now…

PRISMA+ cluster of excellence at Mainz U successful in Germany’s Excellence...

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has scored a great success in Germany's Excellence Strategy program: The Excellence Commission, consisting of 39 members of the international Committee of Experts appointed by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) and the research ministers of the German federal and state governments, has approved the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence. The total funding is expected to amount to EUR 64 million over…

NASA looks at Tropical Storm Kirk’s Caribbean rainfall

IMAGE: The GPM core satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kirk at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 UTC) on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. GPM found the heaviest rainfall (pink) was around the center... view more  Credit: NASA/JAXA/NRL Tropical Storm Kirk just passed through the Leeward Islands and when the GPM satellite passed overhead, it revealed that Kirk continued to bring rain to the chain on Sept. 28. The…

NASA’s close up of Hurricane Rosa shows hint of an eye

IMAGE: On Sept. 26, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1630 UTC), the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Rosa. view more  Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) On Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1630 UTC), the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Rosa. Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing…

Did key building blocks for life come from deep space?

IMAGE: Churyumov-Gerasimenko. view more  Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM All living beings need cells and energy to replicate. Without these fundamental building blocks, living organisms on Earth would not be able to reproduce and would simply not exist. Little was known about a key element in the building blocks, phosphates, until now. University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers, in collaboration with colleagues in France and Taiwan, provide compelling new evidence…

Cosmological constraints from the first-year Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam survey

IMAGE: Using the powerful Japanese Subaru telescope, an international team of researchers created and analyzed the deepest wide field map of the three-dimensional distribution of matter in the universe. The Hyper Suprime-Cam... view more  Credit: Courtesy of the HSC research team Using the powerful Japanese Subaru telescope, an international team of researchers created and analyzed the deepest wide field map of the three-dimensional distribution of matter…

Tropical Depression 29W spins up in northwestern Pacific Ocean

IMAGE: On Sept. 26, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Depression 29W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. view more  Credit: Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) /NOAA The first warning issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center for Tropical Depression 29W was early on September 26 (0600 GMT). The second warning for this active…

‘Year of Education on Station’ Wraps up with Live Earth-to-Space Call...

NASA is celebrating the conclusion of its Year of Education on Station (YES) initiative with a final educational Earth-to-space call, allowing students and others to speak to an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station.

NASA satellite observes reviving Tropical Storm Kirk, approaching Lesser Antilles

As Tropical Storm Kirk came back to life, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed its rainfall. Kirk is headed toward the Lesser Antilles and Warnings are in effect. On Sept. 27, the National Hurricane Center or NHC posted a Tropical Storm Warning for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Vincent and…
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