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GRAIL Mission Complete, Powers Down Kicking Off New Mission In August
2012-05-30 13:24:46

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA reports that its GRAIL mission has already completed its prime mission, ensuring the twin probes are able to extend their scientific endeavors. The GRAIL mission has gathered details about the internal structure and evolution of the Moon since it arrived at the lunar body back at the end of last year. The spacecraft have been operating around the clock for 89 days since March 8, collecting data covering the entire surface three times. GRAIL used...

Typhoon Sanvu Shows Heavy Rainfall On NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-05-24 12:45:12

Tropical Storm Sanvu strengthened overnight as forecast and is now a Typhoon in the western North Pacific Ocean. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite observed that most of the rainfall is falling in the eastern half of the storm. The TRMM satellite measured the rainfall from Typhoon Sanvu on May 24, 2012.TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data shows that Sanvu's heaviest rainfall was occurring in its northeastern quadrant where some intense...

ESA Signs Astro-H Agreement With JAXA
2012-04-11 04:04:52

An agreement was signed by ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation on Astro-H, an important mission that will provide a unique opportunity for probing extreme phenomena in the Universe. Astro-H will study astrophysical objects including black holes and neutron stars, explore the non-thermal Universe, and investigate the large-scale structure of the Universe and its evolution. The agreement was signed on 16 March by Prof. Alvaro Giménez...

2012-04-02 09:56:56

The first typhoon of the northern hemisphere 2012 typhoon season is headed for landfall in Vietnam. NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites have been providing forecasters with valuable data on Typhoon Pakhar, that includes rainfall rates, cloud extent and temperature. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew almost directly over Pakhar when it was a newly formed tropical storm in the South China Sea on March 29, 2012 at 1122 UTC/4:22 p.m. Asia local time (or 7:22 a.m. EDT)....

2012-03-30 08:06:54

System 96W intensified overnight and became Tropical Storm Pakhar during the morning hours on March 29. NASA's TRMM satellite measured rainfall rates within the storm, and noticed areas of heavy rain west of the center as the storm continued to strengthen. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed over Pakhar on March 29, and saw that it was generating mostly light to moderate rainfall around the entire system, with areas of heavy rain in the southwestern and...

Image 1 - After Delays, ATREX Mission Finally Takes Off
2012-03-27 05:52:23

[ Watch the Video ] Nearly two weeks and several delays later, NASA finally received optimal conditions today at 4:58 a.m. EDT to launch its five-rocket ATREX mission from Virginia as part of its study of the jet stream. The five rockets blasted off early this morning from NASA´s Wallops Island space center. The launch, originally scheduled for March 15, was initially delayed due to a malfunction in one of the rocket´s internal radio frequency systems. The Anomalous Transport...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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