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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...

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2011-07-28 14:01:50

Water isn't the only thing pouring over Niagara Falls. Pollution from fires in Ontario, Canada is also making the one thousand mile trip, while being measured by NASA's Aqua satellite. One instrument that flies aboard two of NASA's satellites has provided two views of the pollution from the fires in Ontario. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS instrument, flies onboard NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites. MODIS has provided a visible look at the smoke and pollution that...

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2011-07-27 08:26:45

Tropical Storm Nock-ten, formerly tropical depression 10W continues raining on the Philippines, and a NASA satellite image shows the extent of the storm's clouds. A visible image of Tropical Storm 10W, now called Nock-ten was captured on July 26, 2011 at 02:30 UTC or 10:30 a.m. local Asia/Manila time (July 25 at 10:30 p.m. EDT) as its center was moving over the Philippines. The image was taken from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) that flies on NASA's Terra satellite...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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