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People Report Fireball Streaking Across The Sky In Texas
2012-02-02 12:19:27

Thousands of people across Texas and Oklahoma reported seeing a flash of light streaking across the night sky Wednesday.

Astrium Selected To Build Sentinel-5 Precursor Satellite
2011-12-09 04:07:53

Furthering Europe’s capacity to monitor atmospheric pollution, ESA has awarded a contract worth €45.5 million to Astrium UK to act as prime contractor for the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite system.

Image 1 - NPP Satellite Acquires First VIIRS Image
2011-11-23 04:39:50

The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on Nov. 21, 2011.

NASA'S NPP Satellite Acquires First ATMS Measurements
2011-11-11 04:05:38

The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) on board NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on November 8, 2011.

Video Captures Draconid Meteor
2011-10-25 11:01:45

This video catches the moment when a Draconid meteor exploded in Earth's atmosphere earlier this month.

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2011-08-08 12:12:51

The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo.

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2011-07-16 08:09:18

Fires raging in central Africa are generating a high amount of pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite, with the ominous shape of a dark red butterfly in the skies over southern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola.

2011-05-24 08:40:00

The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite has successfully passed all environmental testing with the recent completion of thermal vacuum testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo.

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2011-05-16 11:33:49

The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6.


Word of the Day
ponerology
  • An interdisciplinary study of social injustice.
The word 'ponerology' was coined by Andrzej Łobaczewski, a Polish psychiatrist. It comes from a Greek word meaning "evil".