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NASA Satellites Map California Wildfires from Space

California continues to be plagued by wildfires — including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in…

NASA IceBridge Flight Spots Massive Antarctic Iceberg B-46

NASA’s Operation IceBridge on Wednesday, November 7, flew over an iceberg that is three times the size of Manhattan –…

International Space Station Image of the Frozen Wild Dnieper River

Curling snow drifts are magnified by the terrain around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black…

Operation IceBridge Spots 2 Strangely Shaped Icebergs

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on October 16, 2018. During…

Counting Down to the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Launch

In October 2018, we're launching the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, to study Earth's dynamic interface to space. Its combination…

Apollo 7 Views Southern California

This view of southern California was taken by the Apollo 7 crew during their 18th revolution of the Earth, on…

NASA Satellite Captures 360-View of Hurricane Maria

Two days before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite captured a 3D view…

Scientists Develop New Way to Measure Earth’s Magnetic Field

Researchers in Canada, the United States and Europe have developed a new way to remotely measure Earth’s magnetic field—by zapping…

ISS Image Captures the Creativity of Mother Nature

International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst has a better view of our home planet than most. From aboard the orbital…

‘Fingerprints’ of Ancient Weather Conditions

When a coastal tide rolls out, it can reveal beautiful ripples in the temporarily exposed sand. These same undulating patterns…

2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum, Sixth Lowest on Record

Arctic sea ice likely reached its 2018 lowest extent on September 19 and again on September 23, according to NASA…

Scientists Observe Relationship Between Earth’s Surface Temperature and Its Outgoing Heat

Just as an oven gives off more heat to the surrounding kitchen as its internal temperature rises, the Earth sheds…

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…