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New study shows what interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua can teach us

The first interstellar object ever seen in our solar system, named 'Oumuamua, is giving scientists a fresh perspective on the development of planetary systems. A new study by a team including astrophysicists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, calculated how this visitor from outside our solar system fits into what we know about how planets, asteroids and comets form. On Oct. 19,…

NASA measures Tropical Cyclone Nora’s flooding rains in Queensland

NASA used satellite data to calculate the heavy rainfall created by Tropical Cyclone Nora as it came ashore in northwestern Queensland on March 24, 2018. Nora reached peak intensity of 95 knots (109 mph) was reached when it was moving through the central northern Gulf of Carpentaria. Winds had decreased slightly to 90 knots (104 mph) by landfall. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported…

Jelawat not seen as a threat to the Philippines

IMAGE: NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this infrared image with its VIIRS suite of instruments on March 26, 2018. view more  Credit: Credits: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team Tropical Depression Jelawat, a newly-formed tropical cyclone over Western Micronesia is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm and enter the southeastern border of the Philippines by this afternoon (March 26). However, this storm is too far away…

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station for no earlier than 4:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 2.

New laser technique may help detect chemical warfare in atmosphere

IMAGE: UCF optics and photonics Professor Konstantin Vodopyanov works with his team to broaden the range of the laser frequencies that can get the job done. If costs can be reduced... view more  Credit: UCF: Karen Norum The Department of Homeland Security could benefit from a reliable, real-time instrument that could scan the atmosphere for toxic agents in order to alert communities to a biological or…

Elon Musk’s vision to colonize Mars updated in New Space

IMAGE: New Space is the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to facilitating and supporting the efforts of researchers, engineers, analysts, investors, business leaders, and policymakers to capitalize on the opportunities of commercial... view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, March 26, 2018--In "Making Life Multi-Planetary" Elon Musk, CEO and Lead Designer at SpaceX, presents the updated design for the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR),…

Low energy Iris not expected to make much of an impact

IMAGE: The NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Iris on March 26, 2018. view more  Credit: Credits: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team Low energy Iris which originated on March 24, 2018 is likely to hover around a low end Category 1 cyclone. Iris will track south through the Coral Sea. The Vanuatu Meteorological Service says Tropical Cyclone Iris has moved away from…

Decades of research identify source of galaxy-sized stream of gas

MADISON, Wis. -- A cloud of gas 300,000 light-years long is arching around the Milky Way, shunted away from two dwarf galaxies orbiting our own. For decades, astronomers have wanted to know which of the two galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, is the source of the gas that has been expelled as the two galaxies gravitationally pull at one another. The answer will…

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Nora become a hurricane

IMAGE: On March 23 at 12:36 a.m. EDT (0436 UTC) a visible image of Tropical Storm Nora was acquired from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite as it continued... view more  Credit: Credits: NOAA/NASA Rapid Response Team NASA satellite imagery showed that Tropical Cyclone Nora developed an eye as it strengthened into a hurricane north of Australia. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with…

NASA tracks a weaker comma-shaped Tropical Cyclone Marcus

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Marcus on March 23 at 3 am EDT (0700 UTC) and found cloud top temperatures as cold or colder than minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to parallel Western Australia and remain far from the coast, while weakening. NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the storm in infrared light and saw a comma-shaped Marcus.…
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