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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...

Falling Of Cyclone Felleng Seen By NASA
2013-02-05 10:22:38

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Cyclone Felleng traveled through the Mozambique Channel during the week of Jan. 28, 2013 and emerged south into the Southern Indian Ocean where it transitioned into a cold core low pressure area. NASA's TRMM satellite captured a look at the rainfall rates occurring in Felleng as it was making that transition on Feb. 1. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew over Cyclone Felleng on Feb. 1 at 1648 UTC (11:48 a.m. EST) as it was...

Japan Launches Spy Satellites To Keep Tabs On North Korea
2013-01-28 13:35:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Japan launched two satellites into orbit on Sunday, capable of spying and offering sharp images for its government defense and intelligence agencies. Officials say the launch of the satellites, which included an operational radar satellite and experimental optical probe, went smoothly. The two intelligence satellites now in orbit could potentially help to keep an eye on North Korea as it tests rockets, and sets itself on a...

Massive Rainfall Totals From Tropical Storm Oswald Seen By NASA
2013-01-24 15:59:13

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Oswald's heavy rains have caused flooding in Queensland, Australia and NASA's TRMM satellite measured almost two feet of rain fell in certain areas. Tropical cyclone Oswald's sustained winds have never been greater than 35 knots (~40.2 mph) but the storm's extreme rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding in Australia over northern Queensland. Many roads have been reported flooded resulting in some communities being cut off. NASA's...

Brief Life Of Tropical Cyclone Peta Seen By NASA
2013-01-24 15:40:04

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite has shown that soon after a low pressure system in northwestern West Australia became Tropical Storm Peta, it made landfall and started to fall apart. Early on Jan. 22, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) gave System 93S a high chance for development into a tropical depression. At that time, System 93S was located near 19.2S and 120.7E, about 415 nautical miles (477.6 miles/768.6 km) east-northeast of...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.