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NASA Sees Tropical Storm Erin Forming
2013-08-16 06:52:08

NASA Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed strong thunderstorms had developed in the eastern Atlantic low pressure system that grew into Tropical Storm Erin. NASA's TRMM satellite noticed a "hot tower" in the storm's center, and research has shown tropical cyclones that have them will intensify as this storm did. The low pressure area called System 93L in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean consolidated and organized during the overnight hours of Aug. 14 and 15 and became Tropical...

NASA Celebrates Water's Journey Around The Globe In New Spherical Film
2013-08-14 06:42:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The water of our planet is on a constant journey. It escapes from the ocean and surfs on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to the Earth’s surface. A new short film from NASA called “Water Falls” invites the public to ride along with scientists tracking water’s journey around the globe – on a globe. Produced in partnership with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)...

Henriette Fading And Two Struggling Low Pressure Areas Seen By NASA
2013-08-12 16:20:29

NASA Once a hurricane, Henriette weakened to a depression in the Central Pacific Ocean on Sunday, Aug. 11 and dissipated by Aug. 12 as two other low pressure areas continued to struggle. NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that Henriette's weakening trend began on Aug. 8. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite flew over Henriette again on August 9, 2013 at 0122 UTC (~ 4 p.m. local time). During a TRMM orbit overpass on August 8, 2013 at 1709 UTC. (1:09 a.m. EDT),...

HTV-4 Cargo Vessel Delivers KIROBO Experiment To ISS
2013-08-09 13:18:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Six days after Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) from Tanegashima Space Center, the cargo vessel made a successful berth with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony node on Friday, August 9 at 11:38 a.m. EDT. HTV-4, also known as Kounotori, or “white stork,” because it is transporting precious cargo, is delivering 3.5 tons of food, supplies, equipment and an...

Ten-mile-high Thunderstorms In Hurricane Henriette Seen By NASA
2013-08-07 15:19:50

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's TRMM satellite peered into the clouds of Hurricane Henriette as is continues moving through the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and found powerful thunderstorms that topped 10 miles high. The higher the thunderstorms are, the more powerful the uplift in the air, and more powerful the thunderstorms. Thunderstorms that reach 10 miles high, like some of the ones seen in Hurricane Henriette tend to drop heavy rainfall, and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring...

JAXA Freighter Heading To The International Space Station
2013-08-04 06:13:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) spacecraft carrying supplies, food, experiment hardware and one pint-sized talking robot has begun its weeklong journey to the International Space Station (ISS) after lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Center on Saturday afternoon. According to NASA officials, the fourth JAXA H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-4) launched from the facility, which is located in southern Japan, at 3:48pm EDT...

Sounding Rocket Getting Ready To Study Active Regions On The Sun
2013-08-03 07:59:17

NASA At NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M., a sounding rocket is being readied for flight. Due to launch on Aug. 8, 2013, the VERIS rocket, short for Very high Resolution Imaging Spectrometer, will launch for a 15-minute trip carrying an instrument that can measure properties of the structures in the sun's upper atmosphere down to 145 miles across, some eight times clearer than any similar telescope currently in space. When it comes to observing the sun, different...

Powerful Storms Found By NASA In Quickly Intensifying Tropical Storm Gil
2013-08-01 09:53:08

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center No sooner had Tropical Storm Flossie dissipated then another tropical cyclone called Tropical Depression 7E formed yesterday, July 30, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's TRMM satellite saw "hot towers" in the storm's center early on July 31, that indicated it would likely strengthen, and it became Tropical Storm Gil hours later. NASA and the Japan Space Agency's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite traveled above intensifying tropical...

2013-07-24 23:05:03

Kirobo uses speech synthesis engine, VoiceText. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corp., Dentsu Inc. and Robot Garage have announced that under the auspice of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), that they developed a robot astronaut called Kirobo who would travel to and stay at the International Space Station (ISS). Kirobo is expected to be loaded onto the supply ship “Kounotori”...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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