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Study of Material Surrounding Distant Stars Shows Earth's Ingredients Are Pretty Normal

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The Earth's building blocks seem to be built from 'pretty normal' ingredients, according to researchers working with the world's most powerful telescopes.


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Carbon Monoxide from California Wildfires Drifts East

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California Wildfires

California is being plagued by massive wildfires, and the effects on air quality from those fires can extend far beyond the state's borders.

IMERG Estimates Heavy Rainfall Over the Eastern U.S.

IMERG Estimates Heavy Rainfall Over the Eastern U.S.

Most of the Eastern half of the United States had rainfall during the past week.


New Satellite Map Shows Ground Deformation After Indonesian Quake

New Satellite Map Shows Ground Deformation After Indonesian Quake

Scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, following a deadly 6.9-magnitude earthquake on August 5.


Orbital View Of California's Mendocino Complex of Fires

Orbital View Of California's Mendocino Complex of Fires

California has been dealing with record breaking fires for the past month and they aren't even halfway through their fire season.


CYGNSS Can Detect Flooding

CYGNSS Can Detect Flooding

Hurricanes bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to coastal communities, a potent combination that can lead to devastating damage.


MISR Views Raging Fires in California

MISR Views Raging Fires in California

More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property.


Rips in Earth's Mantle Below Southern Tibet

Rips in Earth's Mantle Below Southern Tibet

Seismic waves are helping researchers uncover the mysterious subsurface history of the Tibetan Plateau, possibly lending insight to future earthquake activity in the region.


Earth from Space: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite takes us over Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Famous as a resort on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, this coastal strip along the Red Sea is peppered with bars, restaurants and hotels.


Satellite Image Shows Lava Flow from Hawaii Volcano

Satellite Image Shows Lava Flow from Hawaii Volcano

New NASA satellite imagery captured a hot lava flow from fissure 8 of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.


Local Winds Play Key Role in Some Megafires

Local Winds Play Key Role in Some Megafires

Drought and overgrown forests are often blamed for major fires in the western United States


Smoke from Siberian Fires Reaches Canada

Smoke from Siberian Fires Reaches Canada

The Siberian area of Russia is experiencing a huge wave of wildfires in their taiga forests. Hot, dry weather complicates the outlook for getting these fires under control.


ECOSTRESS Gathers First Data

ECOSTRESS Gathers First Data

NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS), has collected its first science data on Earth's surface temperature.


Earth from Space - Valencia Spain

Earth from Space - Valencia Spain Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite takes us over the city of Valencia and its stunning blue coast. Situated on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona.


Large Iceberg Threatens Innaarsuit, Greenland

Large Iceberg Threatens Innaarsuit, Greenland

This satellite image, captured by Sentinel-2A on 9 July 2018, shows a huge iceberg perilously close to the village of Innaarsuit on the west coast of Greenland.


India's Deadly Monsoon Rainfall Measured

India's Deadly Monsoon Rainfall Measured

India's southwest monsoon normally occurs between June and September and is known for being a summertime rainy season.


Earth from Space - Shanghai, China

Earth from Space - Shanghai, China Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over Shanghai, China. One of the most populous cities in the world and home to over 24 million people, the city is visible in the lower right of the image just above the Yangtze River mouth.


Super Typhoon Maria's Tiny Eye Seen From Space

Super Typhoon Maria's Tiny Eye Seen From Space

Super Typhoon Maria's seven nautical-mile wide eye appeared very clearly in a visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite on July 6.


Earth from Space: Reykjavik, Iceland

Earth from Space: Reykjavik, Iceland Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. As a volcanic island famous for its volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, lava and hot springs, Iceland attracts tourists all year round with its vast array of natural wonders.



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