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NASA to Preview Two International Space Station Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage

Astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct spacewalks Sept. 23 and 29 to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system. Experts from NASA will preview this work in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA finds Typhoon Mangkhut lashing Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands

IMAGE: At 0335 UTC on Sept.10 (11:35 p.m. EDT on Sept. 9) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Typhoon Mangkhut over the Marianas Islands in visible light.... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/NRL NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Typhoon Mangkhut lashing Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands. On Sept. 7 when Mangkhut formed as…

NASA satellites show Hurricane Florence strengthening

NASA satellites are providing a lot of different kinds of data to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center to help them understand what's happening Hurricane Florence. NASA's Aqua satellite is providing visible, infrared and microwave imagery while the GPM core satellite is providing additional data like rain rates throughout the storm and cloud heights. Last Friday, Sept. 7, Florence was a sheared tropical storm but…

Artificial intelligence helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

IMAGE: Breakthrough Listen researchers used artificial intelligence to search through radio signals recorded from a fast radio burst, capturing many more than humans could. They are using a similar algorithm to... view more  Credit: Breakthrough Listen image Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe, or SETI. Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a SETI project led by…

NASA’s SDO spots 2 lunar transits in space

On Sept. 9, 2018, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO, saw two lunar transits as the Moon passed in front of the Sun. A transit happens when a celestial body passes between a larger body and an observer. This first lunar transit lasted one hour, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. EDT and obscured 92 percent of the Sun at the peak of its journey. The…

New research suggests Pluto should be reclassified as a planet

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union, a global group of astronomy experts, established a definition of a planet that required it to "clear" its orbit, or in other words, be the largest gravitational force in its orbit. Since Neptune's gravity influences its neighboring…

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague Available for Interviews Before First Spaceflight

NASA astronaut Nick Hague will be available at 7 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 19, for live satellite interviews from Russia before he launches to the International Space Station on his first spaceflight in October.

Tropical Depression Gordon still lingering over Arkansas

IMAGE: At 4:35 a.m. EDT (0835 UTC) on Sept. 7, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Tropical Depression Gordon in infrared light. AIRS found coldest cloud tops had... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Depression Gordon just doesn't want to give up. Gordon is meandering in the southern U.S. and satellites pinpointed its center over Arkansas on Friday, Sept. 7. Gordon continues to…

NASA’s Aqua satellite finds Florence temporarily fighting wind shear

IMAGE: At 1:20 a.m. EDT (0520 UTC) on Sept. 7, 2018 the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Tropical Storm Florence in infrared light. AIRS found coldest cloud tops... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Storm Florence appeared weaker in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite, with warmer cloud top temperatures. However, forecasters believe this is a temporary setback. NOAA's National Hurricane Center cautioned that…

NASA finds Hurricane Norman hammered by wind shear

IMAGE: At 7:50 p.m. EDT (2350 UTC) on Sept. 6, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Hurricane Norman in visible light. view more  Credit: Credit: NASA/NRL NASA's Aqua satellite obtained a visible image of Hurricane Norman northeast of the Hawaiian Islands and found the storm weakening and battling wind shear. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Norman as it continued weakening…
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