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2010-09-20 21:33:13

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS, is an instrument that flies on NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites and provides incredible views of tropical cyclones like Hurricane Igor, from its vantage point in space. Imagery from the MODIS instruments on these two satellites captured from Sept. 18 to 20 showed that powerful Hurricane Igor in the Atlantic Ocean is morphing from a rounded storm to more of a comma-shaped storm.

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2010-09-20 08:32:16

A new golden age of sailing may be about to begin – in space.

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2010-09-16 12:18:30

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has provided a 3-D look at the power "under the hood" (of clouds) in powerful Category 4 Hurricane Igor as it heads toward Bermuda.

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2010-07-14 06:40:00

TRMM's 3-D look at tropical cyclones provide scientists with information on the height of towering thunderstorms and the rate of rainfall in them, and Conson has high thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.

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2010-07-14 06:30:00

An unmanned probe launched by Japan’s space agency had a successful test of its innovative solar sail propulsion system, after getting its first acceleration push from sunlight, the agency announced.

2010-07-08 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews.

2010-07-08 14:58:38

NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews.

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2010-07-06 06:14:35

JAXA said Monday that its Hayabusa space probe, which returned to Earth last month, collected “minute particles” of what it hopes is asteroid dust from the potato-shaped Itokawa asteroid.

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2010-06-26 06:45:00

Last year, high school science teacher Ron Dantowitz of Brookline, Mass, played a clever trick on three of his best students.


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