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Smoke from Wildfires in Southern Chile

Smoke from a wildfire in southern Chile was moving over the Atlantic Ocean when the Terra satellite captured this image on March 29, 2015. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: NASA Earth Observatory Natural Hazards

It’s ‘full spin ahead’ for NASA soil moisture mapper

The 20-foot (6-meter) “golden lasso” reflector antenna atop NASA’s new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory is now ready to wrangle up high-resolution global soil moisture data, following the successful completion of a two-part procedure to spin it up to full speed. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Phys.org – latest science and…

Looking Down and Up at the Aurora

On Saint Patrick’s Day, the Suomi NPP satellite acquired a view of the aurora from above while citizen scientists were busily collecting shots from below. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day

Dark matter is darker than once thought

This panel of images represents a study of 72 colliding galaxy clusters conducted by a team of astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope. The research sets new limits on how dark matter – the mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the Universe Read Full Article Here For…

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