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NASA Scientists Observe Electric Blue Clouds in the Mesosphere

On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming 50 miles above the…

Researchers Measure Wave Particle Energy Transfer in Collisionless Space Plasma

The Earth's magnetosphere contains plasma, an ionized gas composed of positive ions and negative electrons. The motion of these charged…

Scientists Reveal How Phytoplankton Survive in Nutrient Deficient Ocean Gyres

Subtropical gyres are huge, sustained currents spanning thousands of kilometers across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, where very little grows.…

ELFIN CubeSats to Study How Electrons Escape the Van Allen Belts

Three hundred and ten miles above our planet’s surface, near-Earth space is abuzz with action. Here begin the Van Allen…

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…

NASA Image of the Day – ‘Snow Swamp’ on Canada’s Lowell Glacier

Over a mere four days this summer, snow from the previous winter melted into a pond of slush on Canada’s…

Amazing Image Reveals Distribution of Aerosols in Earth’s Atmosphere

On August 23, 2018 the identification and distribution of aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere is shown in this dramatic, planet-wide…

Warmer Water Now Reaches Deep Into The Arctic Interior

Arctic sea ice isn’t just threatened by the melting of ice around its edges, a new study has found: Warmer…

Satellite Imagery Reveals the Above Anvil Cirrus Plume of a Storm

It's not quite a smoking gun, but one could be forgiven for thinking of it that way: a distinctive cloud…

Earth’s Minimoons Provide Exciting Opportunities for Science and Technology

The detection of "minimoons" -- small asteroids temporarily captured in orbit around Earth -- will vastly improve our scientific understanding…

Scientists Provide Evidence for Why Earth’s Early Climate Was More Stable and Warmer

Yale researchers have provided a new explanation for why Earth’s early climate was more stable and warmer than it is…

NASA Views One of the Most Rapidly Changing Glaciers in the World

The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) above sea level, down the flanks of the Chugach Mountains, and…

Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment Shows Arctic Carbon Cycle is Speeding Up

When people think of the Arctic, snow, ice and polar bears come to mind. Trees? Not so much. At least…

Group of Animals Fundamentally Changed Global Ecology and Environments

On an ancient seafloor, burrowing animals appeared and churned up sediment as a sort of opening act for the Cambrian…

Geologists Find Anomalies, Pieces of Mantle Found Rising Under Cascadia Fault

New seismic data provide structural basis for strong earthquakes that strike at both ends of the Pacific Northwest fault zone.…

Landsat 8 Views Striking Patterns of Blue and Green in the Chukchi Sea

Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover, the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring…

Scientists Reveal Diamond Cache Deep in Earth’s Interior

New study shows that 1–2 percent of Earth’s oldest mantle rocks are made from diamond. There may be more than…

Evolution of Earth’s First Animals Caused Global Warming

The evolution of Earth's first animals more than 500 million years ago caused global warming, new research shows. Some 520-540…