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Rare galaxy found furiously burning fuel for stars
Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed. (2013-04-23)
The Asian monsoon is getting predictable
For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. (2013-04-23)
UCLA space scientists find way to monitor elusive collisions in space
UCLA space scientists reveal the important role played by collisions between small objects in interplanetary space in destroying rogue debris orbiting the sun. (2013-04-23)
Biological activity alters the ability of sea spray to seed clouds
Ocean biology alters the chemical composition of sea spray in ways that influence their ability to form clouds over the ocean. (2013-04-22)
A fresh take on the Horsehead Nebula
To celebrate its 23rd year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released a stunning new image of one of the most distinctive objects in our skies: the Horsehead Nebula. (2013-04-19)
Cyclone Imelda's eye opens and closes for NASA's Aqua satellite
Cyclone Imelda reached hurricane strength on April 14 and its eye (2013-04-15)
NASA satellite imagery shows Cyclone Imelda one-sided
An upper-level low pressure system is sapping the cloud and thunderstorm development on the western side of Cyclone Victoria in the Southern Indian Ocean. (2013-04-12)
Ice cloud heralds fall at Titan's south pole
An ice cloud taking shape over Titan's south pole is the latest sign that the change of seasons is setting off a cascade of radical changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. (2013-04-11)
The past and future of cloud research
More than 80 scientists, climatologists and weather experts from across the globe will descend on the City College of New York this month to take part in a conference celebrating the collection of three decades-worth of worldwide satellite observations of the properties, behavior and effects of clouds. (2013-04-09)
ALMA detects signs of star formation surprisingly close to galaxy's supermassive black hole
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope have discovered signs of star formation perilously close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. (2013-04-04)
Thin clouds drove Greenland's record-breaking 2012 ice melt
If the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow, global sea levels would rise by 24 feet. (2013-04-03)
New insights on how spiral galaxies get their arms
Spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of the universe. (2013-04-02)
Puzzle of how spiral galaxies set their arms comes into focus
As the shapes of galaxies go, the spiral disk -- with its characteristic pinwheel profile -- is by far the most pedestrian. (2013-04-02)
'OzoneMap' app delivering real-time air quality reports
Houstonians have a new tool to help determine air quality in their communities and throughout the greater metropolitan area. (2013-03-19)
'Hot spots' ride a merry-go-round on Jupiter
In the swirling canopy of Jupiter's atmosphere, cloudless patches are so exceptional that the big ones get the special name (2013-03-14)
Remote clouds responsible for climate models' glitch in tropical rainfall
New research shows that cloud biases over the Southern Ocean are the primary contributor to the double-rain band problem that exists in most modern climate models. (2013-03-11)
Gravitational telescope creates space invader mirage
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful available to astronomers, but sometimes it too needs a helping hand. (2013-03-05)
Saharan and Asian dust, biological particles end global journey in California
UCSD, NOAA study is the first to show that dust and other aerosols from one side of the world influence rainfall in the Sierra Nevada. (2013-02-28)
Atoms with quantum memory
A newly discovered state between order and chaos turns out to be a fundamental property of quantum physics. (2013-02-28)
NOAA and NASA's next generation weather satellite may provide earlier warnings
A new satellite that will detect the lightning inside storm clouds may lead to valuable improvements in tornado detection. (2013-02-28)
NRL scientists produce densest artificial ionospheric plasma clouds using HAARP
Glow discharges in the upper atmosphere were generated to explore ionospheric phenomena and its impact on communications and space weather. (2013-02-25)
Solar energy to get boost from cutting-edge forecasts
Applying its atmospheric expertise to solar energy, NCAR is spearheading a three-year, nationwide project to create unprecedented, 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the sun. (2013-02-21)
The role of goop: Research shows pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds, a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much. (2013-02-18)
NASA's Fermi proves supernova remnants produce cosmic rays
A new study using observations from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope reveals the first clear-cut evidence the expanding debris of exploded stars produces some of the fastest-moving matter in the universe. (2013-02-14)
New study shows that gases work with particles to promote cloud formation
Columbia Engineering and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that certain volatile organic gases can promote cloud formation in a way never considered before by atmospheric scientists. (2013-02-04)
Satellite image shows eastern US severe weather system
A powerful cold front moving from the central United States to the East Coast is wiping out spring-like temperatures and replacing them with winter-time temperatures with powerful storms in between. (2013-01-30)
NASA sees some powerful 'overshooting cloud tops' in Cyclone Felleng
NASA satellite imagery revealed that Cyclone Felleng is packing some powerful thunderstorms with overshooting cloud tops. (2013-01-29)
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Garry continue to intensify
Tropical Cyclone Garry is in a good environment to intensify and satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite helped confirm that the storm has become more organized. (2013-01-24)
Setting the dark on fire
A new image from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion. (2013-01-23)
A hidden treasure in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. (2013-01-17)
PODEX experiment to reshape future of atmospheric science
NASA scientists and engineers are working now to lay the groundwork for the Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem (ACE) mission, a satellite that will dramatically change what we can do from space to learn about clouds and aerosols. (2013-01-16)
Light from the darkness
An evocative new image from ESO shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming, along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery. (2013-01-16)
Nearby dwarf galaxy and possible protogalaxy discovered
Peering deep into the dim edges of a distorted pinwheel galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), astronomers at Case Western Reserve University and their colleagues have discovered a faint dwarf galaxy and another possible young dwarf caught before it had a chance to form any stars. (2013-01-11)
A jumble of exotic stars
This new infrared image from ESO's VISTA telescope shows the globular cluster 47 Tucanae in striking detail. (2013-01-10)
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Narelle approaching Western Australia coast
NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Cyclone Narelle in visible and infrared light to understand the behavior of the storm. (2013-01-10)
A cloudy mystery
It's the mystery of the curiously dense cloud. And astronomers at Caltech are on the case. (2013-01-10)
Detecting dusty clouds and stars in our galaxy in a new way
Northwestern University's Farhad Zadeh has discovered a new tool for detecting dusty clouds and stars in the center of the Milky Way galaxy: simply take a picture using radio waves. (2013-01-07)
NASA sees Cyclone Dumile moving over open ocean
Cyclone Dumile is on a solo journey in a southeasterly direction over the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean over the weekend of Jan. (2013-01-04)
NASA sees a struggling post-Tropical Storm Freda affecting New Caledonia
Tropical Storm Freda may no longer be a tropical storm, but as a low pressure area it is bringing rainfall and gusty winds to New Caledonia. (2013-01-02)
NASA Sees the major Midwestern snowstorm in infrared light
NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing data on the powerful low pressure area that dropped more than a foot of snow in some Midwestern states and prompted many warnings and weather advisories. (2012-12-21)
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