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2010-04-20 14:38:08

NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano this morning, April 20, as it flew overhead from its vantage point in space. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured visible image of the ash plume (consisting of fine particles of pulverized rock) at 11:55 UTC (7:55 a.m. EDT). The plume appeared to be lighter in color than the previous few days, and it was drifting south and...

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2010-04-19 15:20:00

NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites fly around the world every day capturing images of weather, ice and land changes. Over the last three days these satellites have provided visible and infrared imagery of the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Eyjafjallajökull is pronounced similar to "EYE-a-fyat-la-yu-goot," and it is still spewing ash into the atmosphere. Volcanic eruptions are important sources of gases, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and volcanic ash (aerosols)...

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2010-03-03 09:25:00

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have released images that provide the most detailed view of Earth ever produced. The scientists, using a collection of satellite-based observations, stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images perfectly capture the fragility of the Earth in one remarkable shot, showing the entire North...

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2010-03-02 06:30:00

The February 27 earthquake that rocked Chile and killed more than 700 people possibly shifted the Earth's axis and shortened our day ever so slightly, a scientist with NASA told Bloomberg. Earthquakes have the potential to shift hundreds of miles of rock by several meters, which can disrupt the planet and change the distribution of its mass. The Earth's rotation is affected by these changes, according to geophysicist Richard Gross of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Gross...

2010-02-28 16:05:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life(TM) announced that Hain Celestial Canada, Canada's first-ever exclusive Official Supplier of natural and organic packaged grocery products for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, and Olympic Speed Skater and double medalist Kristina Groves presented her favorite charity,...

2010-02-17 14:23:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life(TM) today announced that Vancouver 2010 is the first-ever Olympic Games to feature a distinctly organic flavor. Hain Celestial Canada, the Official Supplier of natural and organic products for the 2010 Winter Games is proudly offering spectators healthy alternatives at all...

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2010-01-15 13:40:00

NASA's considerable Earth-observing and data analysis and distribution capabilities have been mobilized to provide information to support disaster recovery efforts in Haiti after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. NASA has tasked two of its space-based, high-resolution instruments to image areas hardest hit by the earthquake. Before-and-after scenes of Port-au-Prince, for example, will be used to aid with damage assessment and recovery. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection...

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2009-12-16 09:45:23

December 18, 2009, marks the tenth year since the launch of Terra, one of NASA's "flagship" Earth observing satellites. But the decade is more than just a mechanical milestone. With each additional day and year that the satellite monitors Earth, scientists achieve a lengthened record of Earth's vital signs. It's that record that helps scientists assess the health of Earth's ocean, land, and atmosphere, and determine how these systems are changing. "Earth system science is a relatively young...

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2009-10-05 15:23:22

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites flew over Super Typhoon Melor early today, October 5 and captured some impressive images of the storm's clouds on a track toward Japan. The Western Pacific Ocean has the edge on super typhoons, and Melor's maximum sustained winds near 161 mph are more proof. Typhoon Melor tracked through the channel between Saipan and Agrihan on Saturday night, and became a Super Typhoon on Sunday. Melor's winds dropped to 130 mph just before it passed near the island of...

2009-07-07 11:32:40

The U.S. space agency said it is funding development of a satellite data system to provide aircraft pilots with updates about severe ocean storms. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., and at the University of Wisconsin are developing a prototype system that combines satellite data and computer weather models with cutting-edge artificial intelligence techniques. The goal is to help guide pilots away from intense storms. Turbulence is the leading cause...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.