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Solving the space junk problem
Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk. (2020-05-25)
Stopping deforestation: lessons from Colombia
A study of deforestation in Colombia by researchers from The University of Queensland has revealed some valuable insights which could be used to help slow deforestation in areas around the globe. (2020-05-01)
A census of star brightness: The sun is less active and variable than similar stars
By analyzing the brightness variations of 369 solar-like stars, researchers have concluded that the sun is less magnetically active and shows less variability in its brightness than similar stars in the galaxy. (2020-04-30)
Data from 2 space lasers comprehensively estimate polar ice loss and sea level rise
Ice sheet losses from Greenland and Antarctica have outpaced snow accumulation and contributed approximately 14 millimeters to sea level rise over 16 years (2003 to 2019), a new analysis of data from NASA's laser-shooting satellites has revealed. (2020-04-30)
Environment: Satellite data used to detect marine plastic
A new method of detecting patches of floating macroplastics -- larger than 5 millimeters -- in marine environments is presented in Scientific Reports this week. (2020-04-23)
Physicists develop approach to increase performance of solar energy
Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that currently limits the efficiency of commercial solar cells. (2020-04-20)
NASA finds Tropical Storm Jeruto develop in Southern Indian Ocean
The latest tropical cyclone to develop in the Southern Indian Ocean is no threat to land areas. (2020-04-15)
NASA observes rainfall from tornado-spawning storms in the southern US
For two days in mid-April, severe storms raced through the southern U.S. and NASA created an animation using satellite data to show the movement and strength of those storms. (2020-04-15)
Beacon in space: BRITE Constellation observes complete nova eruption for the first time
Satellite images from the BRITE mission with the participation of researchers from TU Graz and the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna document for the first time the complete development of a nova - from eruption to maximum brightness and burn out. (2020-04-14)
Solar power plants get help from satellites to predict cloud cover
Cloud cover is often characterized in simple terms, such as cloudy, partly cloudy or clear. (2020-04-14)
NASA finds very heavy rainfall in major tropical cyclone Harold
On April 8, Tropical Cyclone Harold is a major hurricane, a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as it exits Fiji and heads toward the island of Tonga. (2020-04-08)
NASA sees tropical cyclone Irondro developing an eye
As Tropical Cyclone Irondro continues to move through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm developing an eye as it continued to intensify. (2020-04-03)
NASA find Herold a fading ex-tropical cyclone
Former Tropical Cyclone Herold is now a fading area of low-pressure in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image. (2020-03-20)
Safety zone saves giant moons from fatal plunge
Numerical simulations showed that the temperature gradient in the disk of gas around a young gas giant planet could play a critical role in the development of a satellite system dominated by a single large moon, similar to Titan around Saturn. (2020-03-09)
New ESO study evaluates impact of satellite constellations on astronomical observations
Astronomers have recently raised concerns about the impact of satellite mega-constellations on scientific research. (2020-03-05)
Space weather model gives earlier warning of satellite-killing radiation storms
A new machine-learning computer model accurately predicts damaging radiation storms caused by the Van Allen belts two days prior to the storm, the most advanced notice to date, according to a new paper in the journal Space Weather. (2020-03-02)
New patented invention stabilizes, rotates satellites
Many satellites are in space to take photos. But a vibrating satellite, like a camera in shaky hands, can't get a sharp image. (2020-02-26)
Magnetic field at Martian surface ten times stronger than expected
New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA's InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars. (2020-02-24)
Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show
Using 30 years of satellite data, UW researchers discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam in the Mekong River basin, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C). (2020-02-13)
New DTU research supports previous studies on global sea level rise
Using data from European satellites, a young student at DTU Space has demonstrated that the global sea level rise has accelerated over the past four decades. (2020-02-10)
NASA satellite observes Tropical Storm Francisco's formation
Shortly after Tropical Cyclone Francisco formed on Feb. 5, 2020 in the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of the storm. (2020-02-05)
Australia's orroral valley fire consumes over 155,000 acres in a week
NASA's Terra satellite saw yet another fire, known as the Orroral Valley Fire, break out in the Canberra region of Australia, specifically in and around the Namadgi National Park. (2020-02-03)
Global science team on red alert as Arctic lands grow greener
New research techniques are being adopted by scientists tackling the most visible impact of climate change - the so-called greening of Arctic regions. (2020-01-31)
NASA catches the dissipation of Tropical Cyclone Claudia
Tropical Cyclone Claudia was dissipating in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of storm as it flew overhead in its orbit around the Earth. (2020-01-16)
From smoke going round the world to aerosol levels, NASA observes Australia's bushfires
NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe showing that it has circumnavigated the Earth. (2020-01-14)
Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage
A National Science Foundation-sponsored collaboration led by Patrick Reed, the Joseph C. (2020-01-10)
The start of biological spring in Africa is linked to the quantity of hours of sunshine
The start of the increase in the verdure of vegetation (equivalent to the start of spring) in Africa is directly connected to the amount of hours of sunshine a day, that is to say the it would be the 'photoperiod' which controls this process and not the arrival of the first rains, as was believed until now. (2020-01-08)
Kangaroo Island shows burn scars on one third of the land mass
NASA's Terra satellite provided before and after imagery that showed the extent of the fires that have been ravaging Australia's Kangaroo Island. (2020-01-07)
NASA finds Tropical Storm Calvinia moving away from Mauritius
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite on Dec. 31, 2019 revealed that Tropical Cyclone Calvinia had moved south of the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean. (2019-12-31)
NASA finds a weaker Sarai now a depression
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of Tropical Cyclone Sarai and it showed a much weaker storm near Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean. (2019-12-31)
NASA sees Mauritius covered by Tropical Storm Calvinia
Tropical Cyclone Calvinia formed on Dec. 29 and by the next day, its clouds from a band of thunderstorms on its western side had blanketed the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean. (2019-12-30)
NASA tracks Tropical Storm Sarai moving away from Fiji
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean on Dec. (2019-12-30)
NASA satellite tracks tropical storm Phanfone into the South China Sea
Tropical Storm Phanfone brought typhoon-force winds and heavy rains across sections of the Philippines on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. (2019-12-26)
Finding a killer electron hot spot in Earth's Van Allen radiation belts
JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth. (2019-12-13)
No 'clouded' judgments: Geostationary satellite an alternative to monitor land surfaces
Environmental scientists are always in search of new tools that can better characterize the Earth's surface. (2019-12-10)
Ice in motion: Satellites capture decades of change
New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space -- some spanning nearly 50 years -- are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet's frozen regions are changing. (2019-12-09)
NASA tracking Tropical Storm 06A through Arabian Sea
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Arabian Sea and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm 06A, now renamed Tropical Storm Pawan. (2019-12-05)
NASA finds tropical cyclone 02S consolidating
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Tropical cyclone 02S and the visible image showed that the storm was getting better organized. (2019-12-05)
Suomi NPP satellite finds Kammuri weakening in South China Sea
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Kammuri on Dec. (2019-12-04)
Studying water quality with satellites and public data
The researchers built a novel dataset of more than 600,000 matchups between water quality field measurements and Landsat imagery, creating a 'symphony of data.' (2019-12-04)
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