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GPM Mission Anime Contest Winners Announced
2013-07-02 14:03:31

NASA She can evaporate water with her hair. He measures all the rainfall and snowfall on Earth. Selected as the winners of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Anime Challenge, these two characters will star in their own comic series to help teach the public about precipitation science and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission. The GPM mission, a collaboration between NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the space agencies of France and India, and other...

NASA IRIS Launch Successful
2013-06-27 18:15:59

[ Watch the Video: IRIS Launch ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA successfully launched its new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) aboard an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket at approximately 7:27 pm (PST) tonight. IRIS and the Pegasus rocket were both flown aboard Orbital's Stargazer L-1011 commercial transport aircraft, which has been modified to serve as the launch platform. This launch design helps to keep the cost low for smaller missions,...

NASA Sees Andrea's Heavy Rains In Cuba, US East Coast
2013-06-12 15:50:54

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Andrea formed on the late afternoon of June 5th, 2013 from a trough of low pressure that had persisted for several days over the southeast Gulf of Mexico. This trough extended out over the Gulf from the Yucatan Peninsula and provided the focus for the development of showers and thunderstorms in the region, eventually leading to the formation of Tropical Storm Andrea. With its suite of passive microwave and active radar sensors, the...

2013-05-17 13:24:14

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM measured Cyclone Mahasen's rainfall rates from space as it made landfall on May 16. Mahasen has since dissipated over eastern India. Tropical Cyclone Mahasen hit southern Bangladesh on May 16, causing the reported deaths of at least 13 people and the destruction of many homes. Mahasen brought heavy rains and tropical storm force winds when it came ashore, but the winds quickly weakened. NASA's TRMM satellite had two very...

As Cyclone Zane Approaches Queensland, Australia NASA Measures Rainfall
2013-05-04 08:38:26

NASA [ Watch The Video Flyover Of Tropical Cyclone Zane ] NASA´s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Cyclone Zane as it was approaching Queensland Australia´s Cape York Peninsula and measured rainfall rates within the storm. TRMM data showed a disorganized storm with the strongest rain falling northwest of the center. Cyclone Zane, as of 12:00 UTC (10:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time or AEST) on May 1, 2013, was located about 215 km...

JAXA Set To Launch Hayabusa 2 In 2014
2013-04-01 20:59:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) next asteroid exploring spacecraft, Hayabusa 2, will be launching in 2014 on a mission to bring back sand from an asteroid. Hayabusa 2 will travel through space for four years before arriving at asteroid 1999 JU3, and will not be returning to Earth until 2020. Once the spacecraft reaches its target, it will fire off fingertip-sized bullets into the surface of the asteroid at about...

NASA Satellites Observe Cyclone Rusty Moving Slow Before It Makes Landfall
2013-02-27 13:10:39

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Cyclone Rusty has been moving very slow over the last two days on its approach to landfall near Port Hedland in Western Australia, and NASA satellites have observed the storm's increase in power. NASA's TRMM and Aqua satellites provided rainfall, cloud height and temperature data that showed Cyclone Rusty intensified as it neared land. Rusty is a large storm and its slow movement means more rainfall, more flooding potential, increasingly rough surf and a...

Wide-eyed Cyclone Haruna Seen By 3 NASA Satellites
2013-02-21 08:09:24

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Cyclone Haruna strengthened into a cyclone and quickly developed an eye that became apparent on visible and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite. NASA's TRMM satellite analyzed Haruna's heavy rainfall, and NASA and NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a night-time image that verified the strongest areas of the storm. On Feb. 20 at 1111 UTC (6:11 a.m. EST/U.S.) the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of Tropical...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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