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Beautiful Earth with GPM

This is a musical and visual tour of Earth from space followed by a discussion with scientists from NASA's new rain and snow satellite - Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM).During this one-hour event, students and teachers from across the country are invited to a

December 21, 2014

Strong M6.6 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale was registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 11:34 UTC on December 21, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 54.6 km (34 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp 6.6 at depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 157 km (9

December 21, 2014

Being Prepared is not Fear - do YOU have the power?

As I said in last nights Transpicuous News Report, I am not a negative person, nor a pessimist - far from it in fact. But I am a Realist, and right now, the Realist in me says "Be Prepared".At this moment, the world of "Finance" "Economy" a

December 21, 2014

First global maps from Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)

The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission show elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across the Southern Hemisphere from springtime biomass burning and hint at potential surprises to come.A glo

December 20, 2014

Heavy flooding across Malaysia and North Sumatra

Heavy rains that began on Thursday, December 18, 2014, triggered massive flooding across North Sumatra, Indonesia and north-eastern Malaysia.At least four people drowned in floods that have hit north-eastern Malaysia and more than 25 000 people have fled to evacuation c

December 20, 2014

Major solar flare measuring X1.8 erupted from Region 2242

A major solar flare measuring X1.8 (R3-Strong Radio blackout) at its peak time erupted from Region 2242 ('beta-gamma-delta') at 00:28 UTC on December 20, 2014. The event started at 00:11 and ended at 00:55 UTC.A Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity

December 20, 2014

The next Napa earthquake could be much bigger, scientists find

The magnitude 6 earthquake that shook the Napa Valley in August 2014 was the strongest the region had felt in more than 20 years. But the next earthquake in the area could be much stronger, according to preliminary research from the University of California, Davis, pres

December 19, 2014

Understanding our Bright Universe

Since the beginning of the 20th century we have witnessed the birth and growth of the biggest and most complicated pseudo physics theories in the history of science. David Harriman says, “A concept detached from reality can be like a runaway train, destroying

December 19, 2014

Mount Gamalama eruption sends ash and rocks 2 km into the sky, Indonesia

Mount Gamalama in North Maluku province of Indonesia erupted at 13:41 UTC on Thursday, December 18, 2014, sending ash and rocks 2 km into the sky and forcing the authorities to close an airport and issue warnings to planes. Nine people were injured while running to esca

December 19, 2014

Long-standing space mystery revealed - origin of the 'theta aurora'

Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the Sun’s effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to ESA’s Cluster and NASA’s Image satellites working together, a particular type of very high-la

December 19, 2014

Strong M6.9 solar flare erupts from geoeffective Region 2241

A strong solar flare measuring M6.9 (R2-Moderate Radio blackout) at its peak time erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2241 at 21:58 UTC on December 18, 2014. The event started at 21:41 and ended at 22:25 UTC.This region is located at the center of the solar disk and

December 18, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: December 10 - 16, 2014

New activity/unrest was reported for 10 volcanoes from December 10 - December 16, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Fogo, Cape Verde | Kusatsu-Shiranesan, Honshu (Ja

December 18, 2014

Asteroid impact exercise - preparing for an asteroid impact

In ESA's first-ever asteroid impact exercise, the agency and European disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. They went through a countdown to an impact, practic

December 18, 2014

Curiosity rover finds active, ancient organic chemistry on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill."This temporary increase in meth

December 18, 2014

Satellites measure increase of Sun’s energy absorbed in the Arctic

NASA satellite instruments have observed a marked increase in solar radiation absorbed in the Arctic since the year 2000 – a trend that aligns with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during the same period.While sea ice is mostly white and reflects the sun&rsqu

December 17, 2014

Kilauea lava flow about 5 days from Pahoa Marketplace, Hawaii

In their latest Kilauea status update issued 08:06 UTC today, HVO said that the June 27th flow remains active, with a new lobe advancing an average of 285 m/day (310 yd/day) between December 9 and 16.The leading edge is about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from the Pahoa Marketplace,

December 17, 2014

Rapidly intensifying winter storm turns deadly, Japan

A rapidly intensifying low-pressure mass, which started in eastern China earlier this week, is causing heavy snow, strong winds and high waves across the northern Japan today. By Wednesday morning, extreme weather events already claimed lives of at least 3 people.Japan

December 17, 2014

Strong, long duration solar flare measuring M8.7 erupted from geoeffective region

A very strong solar flare measuring M8.7 at its peak time (R2 - Moderate Radio blackout) erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2242 ('beta-gamma-delta') at 04:50 UTC today. This was a long duration event which started at 04:25 and ended at 05:20 UTC. The event

December 17, 2014

Scientists identify mechanism that accelerated the 2011 Japan earthquake

The fault responsible for the 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake had been relieving stress at a gradually accelerating rate for years before the 2011 quake.Stanford scientists have found evidence that sections of the fault responsible for the 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquak

December 16, 2014

NOAA and BGS update World Magnetic Model (WMM)

NOAA officials announced yesterday the World Magnetic Model (WMM), a representation of Earth’s large-scale magnetic field and an indispensable complement to GPS devices used by NATO, the United States and United Kingdom militaries, as well as civil applications ra

December 16, 2014

Major winter storm aims Japan, December 16 - 17, 2014

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said a rapidly developing low-pressure mass is expected to bring heavy rain, snow and strong winds which will affect almost entire Japan on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16 and 17, 2014.Heavy storm conditions, high waves, floods,

December 16, 2014

Myanmar’s overshadowed sufferings

Problems in brief Myanmar’s struggling democracy and oppression on Rohingya minority have made the world media busy in covering the country, eventually hindering the news of numerous sufferings across the country. In most of the human development Myanmar ranks

December 16, 2014

Rosetta Mission Update - Comets may not be what we thought

The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Perhaps the strangest solar system object ever observed up close in the course of the space age. It was the target of the Rosetta probe, whose 10-year journey began in March 2004, under the sponsorship of the European Space Agency.Th

December 15, 2014

MAVEN identifies links in chain leading to atmospheric loss

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time. The findings are among the first returns from NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) missio

December 15, 2014

Scientists observe the Earth grow a new layer under an Icelandic volcano

New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a paper published today in Nature. When the Bárðarbunga volcano, which is buried beneath Iceland's Vatnajökull ice cap, reawakened in August

December 15, 2014

Strong eruption and major pyroclastic flow observed at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Darwin VAAC reported a high level eruption of Indonesian Sinabung volcano on December 14, 2014. Aviation Color Code was briefly set to Red and later downgraded to Orange as the eruption became less active.At 02:32 UTC today (09:32 local time) volcanic ash cloud reached

December 14, 2014

Geminids - the king of meteor showers peaks this weekend

Geminid meteor shower, the king of meteor showers, peaks during the night and early morning hours of December 13 and 14 as our planet passes through a debris field left by asteroid, or a possible "rock comet", named 3200 Phaethon.Geminids are considered by man

December 13, 2014

Impulsive M1.5 erupts off the east limb, Earth under the influence of CH HSS

An impulsive solar flare measuring M1.5 at its peak time erupted early on December 13, 2014, from a region rotating around the SE limb. The event started at 05:13, peaked at 05:20 and ended at 05:25 UTC.This new region shows a good potential for increased solar activity

December 13, 2014

Deadly landslide hits Jemblung village in Central Java, Indonesia

Indonesian officials said at least 18 people were killed and 90 are still missing after a landslide set of by heavy rains buried dozens of houses in Jemblung village, Banjanegara district of Indonesia's Central Java, on Friday, December 12, 2014.National Disaster Mi

December 13, 2014

Drought-stricken California battered with intense rain and winds

Drought-stricken California was battered with intense rain and winds since early Thursday morning, December 11, as well as parts of Oregon and Washington in what US National Weather Service (NWS) office in California forecasted as one of the strongest storms in terms

December 12, 2014

Hagupit weakens into tropical depression as it approaches southern Vietnam

Former Super Typhoon "Hagupit" weakened into a tropical depression as it approached southern Vietnam coast. During December 11 the system was moving to the west at 15 km/h (9 mph), developing maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h (34 mph).MTSAT visible/IR

December 12, 2014

Heavy floods bring chaos to Sao Paulo, Brazil

Violent storms and heavy rainfall hit Sao Paulo in Brazil on December 10, 2014, causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.Thunderstorm dumped more than two inches of rain in only a few hours. Streets turned

December 12, 2014

Oceans are laden with 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighning nearly 269 000 tons

After a six-year study of conditions across the globe, team of international researchers came upon shocking results that the world's ocean are laden with a minimum estimate of 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268 940 tons. Larger plastic debris around

December 11, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: December 3 - 9, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes from December 3 - December 9, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Fogo, Cape Verde | Sinarka, Shiashkotan Island (Russ

December 11, 2014

Biggest storm in nearly a decade to affect Northern California and Oregon, US

Biggest Pacific storm system in nearly a decade is about to bring flooding and mudslide danger for Northern California and Oregon. An atmospheric river of moisture, also known as "pineapple express", is tapping moisture from the tropics ahead of round of

December 11, 2014