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NASA satellite imagery shows California’s monstrous Blue Cut Fire

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 9:31am MDT

From NASA: The Blue Cut Fire, just outside of Los Angeles, is a quickly growing fire that is currently an imminent threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures in the Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, Oak Hills, and surrounding areas. An estimated 34,500 homes and 82,640 people are being affected by the evacuation warnings […]

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NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 6:23pm MDT

Interesting. NASA study conflicts directly with much of the climate change narrative about ice in Antarctica. From NASA: A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. The research challenges […]

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Satellite imagery shows devastating Canadian wildfire

Friday, May 6th, 2016 5:37am MDT

A fast-moving wildfire burning near Fort McMurray, Alberta has prompted the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of the city.  Since the fire started Sunday, at least 1,600 structures have been destroyed. NASA’s Earth Observatory trained one of its satellites on the area – see below.  Read more about the blaze here. Wildfire Spreads in Fort McMurray […]

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Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth Have Been Solved

Monday, April 11th, 2016 8:31am MDT

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Using satellite data on how water moves around Earth, NASA scientists have solved two mysteries about wobbles in the planet’s rotation – one new and one more than a century old. The research may help improve our knowledge of past and future climate. Although a desktop globe always spins smoothly around the […]

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Relieved? NASA opens Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Monday, January 11th, 2016 8:21am MDT

If a monster asteroid is headed towards Earth, perhaps the planet is a little more prepared. NASA announced Friday that the Planetary Defense Coordination Office is now open for business, tasked with a succinct mission: to track and characterizing all asteroids and comets that veer too close to Earth – and figure out a response […]

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NASA Outlines Plan For Humanity’s Journey To Mars

Friday, October 9th, 2015 3:25am MDT

Mars, despite its inhospitable climate and heavily irradiated surface that would kill humans in a matter of minutes, has been a source of unending fascination for scientists and science fiction writers alike. In recent years, this fascination has translated into concrete plans for a manned mission to the red planet, with the goal of eventually […]

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Global warming: Deceptive temperature record claims

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 8:26am MDT

The U.S. government is at it again, hyping meaningless records in a parameter that does not exist in order to frighten us about something that doesn’t matter. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced this week that according to their calculations, July 2015 was the hottest month since instrumental records began in […]

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NASA Images of Hurricane Katrina and 2005 Storm Season Available

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 5:21am MDT

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — To mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, NASA is making available to media a special collection of videos and still images associated with the devastating storm and the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The main web link to use for all the best video and […]

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Video: NASA showcases weather and climate events of 2013 as seen from space

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 1:01pm MDT

A stunning video released by NASA this week provides a bird’s eye view of some of the Earth’s most significant weather and climate events of last year. Using images and movies from satellites and the International Space Station, scenes from across the globe are shown in the video titled “Earth from Orbit 2013.” Colorado and […]

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Before and after: NASA satellite imagery shows effects of Washington state landslide

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 11:44am MDT

As many as two dozen people were killed on Saturday, March 22, 2014 when a massive landslide swept down a rain-soaked hill near Oso, Washington. NASA satellite imagery taken before and after the event shows the extent of the event. Using the ‘sliders’ on the image below you can compare how the area looks normally […]

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