September 29, 2015
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
September 22, 2015
This Sentinel-2A ‘color vision’ image captures part of the Mississippi swamps on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River, south of New Orleans and north of the Mississippi Delta. The red color shows vegetation, while gray represents bodies of water.
September 15, 2015
A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the Twin Jet Nebula’s shells and knots of expanding gas, as two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a central star system. Within these lobes, two huge jets of gas are streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of 1 million kilometers (621,400 miles) per hour.
September 8, 2015
This image captured by Sentinel-2A on July 13, 2015, features Lake Amadeus in Australia’s Northern Territory.
September 1, 2015
The Pacific Northwest is abundantly dotted with wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, and satellite imagery from a variety of sensors is being used extensively to monitor the situation.
August 25, 2015
On Aug. 25, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible picture of Typhoon Goni after it moved out of the East China Sea and north into the Sea of Japan. The MODIS image also showed that the storm’s western quadrant was over North Korea and South Korea, while the eastern quadrant stretched over most of the big island of Japan.
August 18, 2015
Since mid-July 2015, more than 1 million people have been severely affected by monsoon floods and landslides in Myanmar.
August 11, 2015
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, currently on a year-long mission on the International Space Station, took this photograph of a sunrise and posted it to social media on Aug. 10, 2015.
August 4, 2015
Located near the western edge of the Sahara Desert, the Eye of the Sahara is a feature that resembles a large eye when viewed from space. Also known as the Richat Structure or Guelb er Richat, the Eye is a symmetrical dome of eroded sedimentary and volcanic rock.
July 28, 2015
New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. Brighter clouds reflect more sunlight back into space, affecting the amount of solar energy that reaches Earth’s surface, which in turn has implications for global climate.