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NASA analyzes Typhoon Soulik’s water vapor

IMAGE: NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Soulik on Aug. 17 at 8:15 a.m. EDT (1215 UTC) and saw an abundance of water vapor and coldest cloud top temperatures around... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL NASA's Terra satellite looked at water vapor and cloud top temperatures when it passed over the recently strengthened Typhoon Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite passed over Soulik…

First science with ALMA’s highest-frequency capabilities

The ALMA telescope in Chile has transformed how we see the universe, showing us otherwise invisible parts of the cosmos. This array of incredibly precise antennas studies a comparatively high-frequency sliver of radio light: waves that range from a few tenths of a millimeter to several millimeters in length. Recently, scientists pushed ALMA to its limits, harnessing the array's highest-frequency (shortest wavelength) capabilities, which peer…

Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

What has been found? That the known masses and sizes of many exoplanets of two to four times the size of Earth can be explained by large amounts of water. Why is it important? Water has been implied previously on individual exoplanets, but this work concludes that water-rich planets are common. This bodes well for planet formation of Earth-like planets with water and the search…

NASA sees Tropical Storm Bebinca along Vietnam’s coast

IMAGE: On Aug. 16 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 UTC) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this infrared image of Tropical Storm Bebinca. MODIS found cloud top temperatures of strong... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Storm Bebinca showed powerful, heavy rain-making thunderstorms on infrared satellite imagery when NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm along the northern Vietnam coast. The Vietnam Hydrological Administration (VHA) has issued…

NASA finds intensifying Tropical Storm Lane

IMAGE: On Aug. 16 at 5:48 a.m. EDT (0948 UTC) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found coldest temperatures of strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Tropical Storm Lane were as cold as or colder... view more  Credit: NRL/NOAA/NASA Tropical Storm Lane continues to strengthen and NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery that showed storms have intensified around its center. On Aug. 16 at 5:48 a.m. EDT (0948 UTC) the…

NASA sees Tropical Storm Rumbia off China’s East Coast

IMAGE: The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite obtained a visible light image of Tropical Storm Rumbia on Aug.16 at 1:25 a.m. EDT (0525 UTC) when it was off the coast... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Storm Rumbia was off the eastern coast of China when NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm on Aug. 16. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's…

Astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the universe

IMAGE: 'The distribution of satellite galaxies orbiting a computer-simulated galaxy, as predicted by the Lambda-cold-dark-matter cosmological model. The blue circles surround the brighter satellites, the white circles the ultrafaint satellites (so... view more  Credit: Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK/ Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany / Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany. Astronomers have identified some of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. The…

Infrared NASA imagery shows Tropical Storm Soulik strengthening

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Soulik on Aug. 15 at 11:35 p.m. EDT (Aug. 16 at 0335 UTC) and saw coldest cloud top temperatures (purple) around the center... view more  Credit: NASA JPL/Heidar Thrastarson When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over recently developed Tropical Storm Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean it analyzed temperatures in the storm. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Soulik on…

NASA water vapor data shows a ‘patchy’ Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto

NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at water vapor in the Atlantic Ocean's Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto and found the storm looking somewhat "patchy." NASA's GPM satellite provided an earlier look at Ernesto's rainfall and cloud heights. Ernesto is on track to visit the United Kingdom by the end of the week. Analyzing Rainfall in the Storm When Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto was still a depression, Tropical…

UTA student wins prestigious fellowship from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

IMAGE: Marialis Rosario-Franco view more  Credit: UTA Marialis Rosario-Franco, a doctoral student in physics at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to continue her doctoral studies in exomoons - moons which orbit planets located in other stellar systems. Rosario-Franco received the Gröte Reber Doctoral Fellowship from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a facility of the National Science Foundation. Radio astronomy…
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