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NASA analyzes new Atlantic depression’s tropical rainfall

IMAGE: The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Tropical Depression 3 at 5:21 a.m. EDT (0921 UTC) on July 23. GPM found the heaviest rainfall (orange) was... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/JAXA/NRL Tropical Depression 3 has formed about off the eastern coast of central Florida. NASA analyzed the rainfall that the new depression was generating using the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or…

A torque on conventional magnetic wisdom

IMAGE: When a charge current is applied parallel with the magnetization, spin-orbit interaction generates a flow of transversely polarized spin current that gives rise to anomalous spin-orbit torque (ASOT), tilting the... view more  Credit: Jose Vazquez, ITG, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed a magnetic phenomenon called the "anomalous spin-orbit torque" (ASOT) for the first…

NASA sees outside winds affecting new tropical Eastern Pacific depression

IMAGE: On July 22 at 4:50 a.m. EDT (0850 UTC) the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed strongest storms in Tropical Depression 5# were south of the elongated... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL A new tropical depression formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, far enough away from the coast so that no coastal warnings are needed. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that…

Cosmic pearls: Fossil clams in Florida contain evidence of ancient meteorite

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Researchers picking through the contents of fossil clams from a Sarasota County quarry found dozens of tiny glass beads, likely the calling cards of an ancient meteorite. Analysis of the beads suggests they are microtektites, particles that form when the explosive impact of an extraterrestrial object sends molten debris hurtling into the atmosphere where it cools and recrystallizes before falling back to…

Astronomers make first calculations of magnetic activity in ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanets

IMAGE: This illustration shows a hot Jupiter orbiting so close to a red dwarf star that the magnetic fields of both interact, producing activity on the star. Astrophysicists have used that... view more  Credit: NASA, ESA and A. Schaller (for STScI) Gas-giant planets orbiting close to other stars have powerful magnetic fields, many times stronger than our own Jupiter, according to a new study by a…

What gives meteorites their shape? New research uncovers a ‘Goldilocks’ answer

IMAGE: Meteoroids coming from outer space are randomly shaped, but many of these, which land on earth as meteorites, are found to be carved into cones. To explore the forces that... view more  Credit: NYU's Applied Mathematics Laboratory Meteoroids coming from outer space are randomly shaped, but many of these, which land on earth as meteorites, are found to be carved into cones. Scientists have now…

NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan, Crewmates Arrive at Space Station on 50th...

Fifty years to the day that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the Moon in a giant leap for humanity, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and two fellow crew members arrived Saturday for their mission aboard the International Space Station, where humans have lived and worked continuously for more than 18 years.

NASA Updates Broadcast of Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting 6:24 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 24, for the launch of its 18th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website with prelaunch events Tuesday, July 23.

UTA physicist studying how extreme weather in space affects satellites

A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing a new scale to measure weather storms in space that could lead to a better understanding of how those storms impact Earth. "We want to see how that electrical current created during space weather episodes transfers and affects space and the Earth," said Ramon Lopez, UTA professor of physics. "We know it affects satellites,…

NASA sees Tropical Storm Danas track through the East China Sea

IMAGE: On July 19, 2019, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Danas in the East China Sea. view more  Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Danas moving through the East China Sea on July 19, 2019. On July 19, the Moderate Resolution Imaging…
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