EPIC Daily Images of Earth

NASA has announced that it will be releasing pictures of Earth everyday. These are not your run-of-the-mill GOES images or anything like that either, these are pictures of the entire Globe in true color. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (yes, EPIC) is attached to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a space-weather monitoring satellite. The satellite is […]

NASA Cloud Atlas

This is a map from NASA of 13 years of cloud cover. The white areas show where there has been considerable cloud cover and the blue areas show where there has been little to no clouds. The Washington Post wrote an article discussing the atmospheric circulations this image reveals. “You can see that clouds form […]

Awesome Weather

Take a look at all the awesome weather and phenomenons this week across the world! A drone flies over the Frozen Niagara Falls. Awesome footage! Take a virtual flyover of Frozen Niagara Falls courtesy of this drone video: http://t.co/2law9KyYiM pic.twitter.com/BtCaLtcUem — ClimateCentral (@ClimateCentral) February 28, 2015 Ever seen the Sahara desert in high resolution from […]

NASA Satellite Traces Dust from the Sahara to the Amazon

A NASA satellite has discovered the connection between dust from the Sahara desert to flourishing life in the Amazon rain forest. Strong winds blow dust – 27.7 million tons per year –  from the Sahara across the Atlantic Ocean  to the Amazon. Data was collected by NASA’s Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite from 2007 […]

Did Weather Cause the AirAsia Plane Crash?

Early Sunday morning, AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared. This aircraft took off from Surabaya, Indonesia with 162 passengers and two pilots. So where in the world did this plane go, and what might have caused the crash? In an article from Discover Magazine, potential weather impacts are discussed. Thunderstorms with clouds heights over 44,000 ft were […]

View Typhoon Hagupit From Space

The following photos were provided by astronaut Terry Virts, which view Typhoon Hagupit from space. Approaching Typhoon #Hagupit from the west pic.twitter.com/Igz6ght1Zb — Terry W. Virts (@AstroTerry) December 7, 2014 It’s quite an amazing spectacle, and goes to show how a change in perspective can create a drastically different view. Typhoon #Hagupit looked incredibly powerful- […]

NASA’s Orion Test Flight Postponed

Technical issues earlier this morning caused NASA to postpone the launch of Orion’s test flight until tomorrow morning. The countdown was held several times due to a boat in close proximity, winds, and later technical issues, BBC News reports. What finally scrubbed the launch was an issue with the fill and drain valves that the […]

NASA Rocket Explodes

Antares, an unmanned rocket NASA was sending to the International Space Station exploded nearly 6 seconds after take off. Check out this footage and live stream.   Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream The #Antares launch has failed. pic.twitter.com/4GS01dK1wM — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) October 28, 2014 The news conference following today's @OrbitalSciences launch mishap is […]