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NASA Sees Giovanna Reach Cyclone Strength, Threaten Madagascar
2012-02-13 18:00:48

Tropical Storm 12S built up steam and became a cyclone on February 10, 2012 as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. Residents of east-central Madagascar should prepare for this cyclone to make landfall by February 13 according to forecasters. Now named Cyclone Giovanna, this storm has reached Category One status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane/Cyclone scale with maximum sustained winds near 65 knots (~75 mph/120.4 kph) on February 10, 2012. It was located about 480 nautical miles (552...

Image 1 - Terra And ASTER Provide Improved Topographic Earth Map
2011-10-17 14:34:29

NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was created from images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. So-called stereo-pair images are produced by merging two slightly offset two-dimensional images to create...

NASA Gets An Icy Cold Wink From Hurricane Jova's Eye
2011-10-11 18:00:50

Several NASA satellites have been following Hurricane Jova since birth and over the last day, Jova's eye has "winked" at them. Satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have shown that Jova's eye was only sometimes visible and other times appeared cloud covered, making it appear as Jova "winking." Other satellites, such as NOAA's GOES-11 satellite captured Jova's "winks." In a visible image of Hurricane Jova from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)...

NASA Satellites Eyes Changes In Hurricane Katia
2011-09-07 05:06:09

  Major Hurricane Katia continues to approach the U.S. East coast and stir up rough surf. Meanwhile two NASA satellites have provided a look at the changes in organization and cloud patterns over the last several days. One NASA instrument that flies aboard two different NASA satellites has been providing very clear pictures of Hurricane Katia's transition over the last couple of days. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument flies on NASA's Aqua and...

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2011-08-16 14:13:13

NASA has put to rest any speculations that Earth maybe expanding or contracting. New research has found that there has been no statistically significant expansion of the solid Earth. Tectonic forces like earthquakes and volcanoes push mountains higher, while erosion and landslides wear them down, helping to change the Earth's shape. However, despite the facelift, this new research - using space measurement tools and a new data calculation technique - says Earth's size will remain the same....

2011-08-05 10:04:00

/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/ VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Hathor Exploration Limited (TSX: HAT) ("Hathor") and Terra Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:TAS) ("Terra") are pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement").  On August 4, 2011, Terra received final approval from the Supreme Court of British Columbia to complete the Arrangement. The Arrangement...

2011-08-03 06:00:00

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES VANCOUVER, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Hathor Exploration Limited (TSX: HAT) ("Hathor") and Terra Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:TAS) ("Terra") are pleased to announce that at a special meeting of Terra shareholders held on August 2, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia (the "Meeting"), the Terra shareholders voted, by special resolution, to approve the proposed plan of arrangement with Hathor (the...


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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