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NASA Image of the Day captures powerful Nor’easter set to slam northeastern U.S.

Friday, February 8th, 2013 10:11am MDT

Two powerful winter storms are set to collide over the northeastern United States today in what could be a record-breaking weather event.  Many locations including Boston and New York City will see blizzard conditions in what some are calling a potentially historic event. Parts of New England will be measuring snow in feet when this […]

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NASA satellite captures image of mid-winter dust storm in Colorado from space

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 1:35pm MDT

When a cold front pushed through Colorado late last week not only did it bring bitter cold temperatures, it also brought a great deal of wind to the state’s southeastern plains.  NASA’s Aqua satellite was able to capture images of the ensuing dust storm as the cold front pushed through. As wind speeds increased dust […]

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NASA satellite imagery captures Colorado’s pre-Christmas snow

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 10:59am MDT

The wintry weather that moved through Colorado over the past 48 hours provided some relief to the drought-stricken state.  NASA satellites captured the snowy landscape of the Centennial State as the storm moved off toward the Midwest. The system covered much of the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountain region in snowfall.  For Colorado this […]

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NASA satellite offers up stunning view of the globe at night

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 2:05pm MDT

The ‘blue marble’ images captured by NASA satellites are extremely popular and showcase the Earth without borders in its natural beauty.  New images dubbed ‘black marble’ show our planet at night with the lights of population dotting the landscape. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite captured the images in April and October and […]

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NASA satellite image reveals Waldo Canyon Fire’s burn scar

Friday, July 6th, 2012 10:07am MDT

The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs became a raging inferno and one of the most disastrous in Colorado history.  New satellite imagery released by NASA shows the massive area burned by the blaze and provides perspective as to just how close it came to the state’s second largest city. Officials are hoping to announce […]

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Google and DigitalGlobe bring satellite view of Waldo Canyon Fire devastation

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 9:00am MDT

In only a week the Waldo Canyon Fire has scorched 17,000 acres and destroyed nearly 350 homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado. While thousands of residents remain evacuated, Google and DigitalGlobe have released satellite imagery providing a bird’s eye view of the devastation.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com.  Be sure to check out […]

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NASA releases stunning bird’s eye view of Colorado’s wildfires

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 9:08am MDT

Colorado’s deadly and destructive wildfire season continues with as many as a dozen blazes burning in recent days. Smoke from the fires has blanketed parts of the state in recent weeks and new NASA satellite imagery shows the smoke plumes from some of the blazes. Read the rest of this story and view the images on […]

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Stunning satellite imagery shows damage path of deadly EF3 Massachusetts tornado

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 4:50pm MDT

The Bay State is not one which is normally associated with tornadoes having only seen 152 twisters in the past 60 years – up until last week.  Massachusetts took a big hit last week though as a massive tornado ripped through the Springfield area killing four people. Satellite imagery released by the USGS and NASA […]

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NASA satellite captures image of what may become the next national park in Colorado

Sunday, March 6th, 2011 5:08pm MDT

National parks are some of the nation’s most valuable and beautiful areas.  Colorado is home to four of them and NASA satellites recently captured images of what may become our next one. Colorado National Monument sits southwest of Grand Junction and contains extraordinarily beautiful and rugged terrain.  In 1907, John Otto wrote of the area […]

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Satellite image shows a snow covered Colorado

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 5:13pm MDT

The recent snowstorm covered not only Thornton but the vast majority of Colorado in a blanket of white.  The latest satellite imagery from NASA shows the extent of the snow stretching across the state from border to border. The satellite image, taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite on February 10th, shows the impressive snowfall received by […]

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