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Greenland ice sheet shows losses in 2019

IMAGE: Icebergs from Jakobshavn Isbræ, Ilulissat Icefjord, West Greenland. view more  Credit: Ingo Sasgen The Greenland Ice Sheet recorded a new record loss of mass in 2019. This was the finding of a team of international researchers after evaluating data from satellite observations and modelling data. The total loss amounted to 532 billion metric tons, more than in the previous record year 2012 (464 billion metric…

NASA infrared data shows Genevieve strengthening into a hurricane

IMAGE: On Aug. 17 at 1:15 a.m. EDT (0515 UTC), the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite gathered temperature information about Genevieve's cloud tops. MODIS found the most powerful thunderstorms (red)... view more  Credit: redit: NASA/NRL NASA's Terra satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures and found them surrounding a developing eyewall around Genevieve as it was strengthening into a…

First exposed planetary core discovered

IMAGE: Artist's impression showing a Neptune-sized planet in the Neptunian Desert. It is extremely rare to find an object of this size and density so close to its star. view more  Credit: © University of Warwick/Mark Garlick The newly discovered exoplanet TOI 849 b offers the unique opportunity to peer inside the interior of a planet and learn about its composition. It orbits around a star…

NASA finds strength in new Gulf Tropical Depression 8

IMAGE: On July 23 at 4:05 a.m. EDT (0805 UTC), the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature information about Tropical Depression 8's cloud tops. MODIS found several areas of... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to identify the strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression 8, spinning in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Depression 8 formed in…

Most massive quasar known in early universe discovered on Maunakea

IMAGE: An artist's impression of the formation of quasar Pōniuā`ena, starting with a seed black hole, 100 million years after the Big Bang. view more  Credit: Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld Maunakea, Hawai'i - Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found using three Maunakea Observatories in Hawai'i: W. M. Keck Observatory, the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, and the University of…

NASA satellite catches the end of Post-tropical Storm Kyle

IMAGE: NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of an elongated, weakening Post-tropical Storm Kyle as it continued moving away from New England on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. view more  Credit: Image: NASA Worldview NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of the end of Post-tropical Storm Kyle in the North Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 16. Kyle was a tropical storm for only one day, when…

Semiconductor manufacturing techniques employed for new gamma-ray detector

IMAGE: Postbaccalaureate researcher Isabella Brewer is a member of the team creating a next-generation gamma-ray detector called AstroPix. view more  Credit: NASA/Theresa Johnson NASA astrophysicists and engineers are adapting detectors used by earthbound supercolliders and creating them the same way electronics companies produce all modern consumer devices, including cell phones and laptops. The new pixel-based silicon detector technology could be used on next-generation gamma-ray observatories to…

Research team develops the first physics-based method for predicting large solar...

IMAGE: The process of solar flare production in the physics-based prediction method. A: Electric currents flow along magnetic field lines across the magnetic polarity inversion line on the solar surface, where... view more  Credit: Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University Solar flares emit sudden, strong bursts of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun's surface and its atmosphere, and eject plasma and energetic particles into inter-planetary space.…

Study rules out DM destruction as origin of extra radiation in...

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 26, 2020 - The detection more than a decade ago by the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope of an excess of high-energy radiation in the center of the Milky Way convinced some physicists that they were seeing evidence of the annihilation of dark matter particles, but a team led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine has ruled out that interpretation.…

WVU Robotic Technology Center and Maxar Technologies partner on the future...

A new space race is underway throughout the globe and the renewed interest in space exploration is trickling down to the Robotic Technology Center at West Virginia University in a big way. Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in earth intelligence and space infrastructure, has announced over $2 million in funding for the Robotic Technology Center, from the $142 million NASA funded project, to…
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