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2009-06-29 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and...

2009-06-18 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA cloud observation project is on a 13-month adventure to help promote ocean health. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) S'COOL, Students' Cloud Observations On-Line, was invited by the Around the Americas project to circumnavigate North and South America aboard the Ocean Watch, a steel-hulled, 64-foot sailboat. Visiting 31 ports in 11 countries over the course of a year, Ocean Watch will promote public...

2009-05-14 13:48:00

-- Terra TV bolsters a global audience of 8.0 million unique visitors and 66 million streamings with the re-launch. The U.S. audience alone boasts over 1.1 million unique visitors; doubling from March 2008 to March 2009 -- The new Terra TV offers exclusive digital content in news, entertainment and sports. The next step in the Atom Project, Terra TV presents a more interactive navigation with new functionalities including innovative and user-friendly tools -- Terra TV is also available...

2009-04-09 09:19:00

Terra.com Gives Fans Inside Access to International Icon's Latin American Tour MIAMI, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- When crossover phenomenon Gloria Estefan goes on tour to throughout Latin America this spring, Terra will give its 60 million users front row seats and backstage passes. Terra, the leading internet company and original digital content producer with a primary focus on the U.S. Hispanic experience, will follow Estefan on her "Latin American Tour," a five-city greatest hits tour kicking...

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2009-02-19 13:34:51

About half of the oil in the ocean bubbles up naturally from the seafloor, with Earth giving it up freely like it was of no value. Likewise, NASA satellites collect thousands of images and 1.5 terabytes of data every year, but some of it gets passed over because no one thinks there is a use for it. Scientists recently found black gold bubbling up from an otherwise undistinguished mass of ocean imagery. Chuanmin Hu, an optical oceanographer at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg,...

2009-01-12 06:00:00

Modern layout and interactive tools launch Terra into the third generation of digital media Beginning in January and on the 7th of every month throughout 2009, Terra will take users one step closer to a totally refined and redefined internet experience MIAMI, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terra, a leading internet company and original digital content producer with a primary focus on the US Hispanic experience, is launching its 12-step revolution to a new Terra.com. Dubbed the Atom...

2008-08-26 09:00:49

A wildfire burning on the Utah-Juab county line continued to grow Monday as another wildfire threatened structures in Tooele County. The Lonesome Pine fire has torched 556 acres of sage, grass and pinyon juniper about 3 1/2 miles northwest of Eureka. The fire was sparked Sunday, and the cause remains under investigation. The Richfield Interagency Fire Center said multiple air resources, bulldozers and ground crews are being mobilized in an effort to quickly extinguish the blaze. Several...

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2007-05-31 17:12:30

When it comes to air pollution, the smallest size can do the most harm. More than a decade ago, a pioneering study by Harvard's School of Public Health showed that one of the most dangerous forms of air pollution is particulate matter 10 microns (about 0.0004 inch) or less in size. Called PM 10, this tiny airborne debris is a product of burning fossil fuels. It can be found wherever there are cars, boilers and power plants. Fires and dust storms are also sources. Exposure to PM 10 leads to...

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2006-10-31 08:15:00

A satellite orbiting Earth is learning to think for itself. This artificial intelligence offers a powerful new way to study Earth, and it may prove useful on other planets, too. The Indonesian volcano Talang on the island of Sumatra had been dormant for centuries when, in April 2005, it suddenly rumbled to life. A plume of smoke rose 1000 meters high and nearby villages were covered in ash. Fearing a major eruption, local authorities began evacuating 40,000 people. UN officials, meanwhile,...

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2005-03-01 07:20:14

NASA -- Five years ago this month, NASA's Terra satellite began measuring Earth's vital signs with accuracy, precision, and resolution the world had never seen before. This great Earth observing satellite was launched to look at many aspects of Earth's changing climate. Terra has been very successful in its mission to advance our understanding of Earth's climate system to help improve our quality of life. Launched on December 18, 1999, Terra's five onboard instruments began science...