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  • NASA Captured Striking Photos of Electric Blue Clouds Above Earth's Poles
    Fortune

    NASA Captured Striking Photos of Electric Blue Clouds Above Earth's Poles

    NASA Captured Striking Photos of Electric Blue Clouds Above Earth's Poles

  • Oilprice.com

    New Breakthrough Could Lead To Safer Energy Storage

    A new breakthrough from Columbia University’s engineers could lead to cheaper and safer renewable energy storage

  • Russia throws doubt on joint lunar space station with U.S.: RIA
    Reuters

    Russia throws doubt on joint lunar space station with U.S.: RIA

    Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a "second fiddle role," a Russian official said on Saturday. Russia agreed last year to work with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on plans for the moon-orbiting Deep Space Gateway, which will serve as a staging post for future missions.

  • New visualizations show the power of the storm
    WRAL.com

    New visualizations show the power of the storm

    Now that Hurricane Florence has passed, additional visualizations are being created to help people understand the power of the storm that caused so much damage on the ground. NASA's Earth Observatory provided the images that show one effect of Florence's rain -- the dramatic increase in soil moisture before and after the storm. In the visualization below, the image on the left shows the soil moisture level in the region on Sept. 11, prior to Florence's arrival. The image on the right shows the rain accumulation as estimated by NASA's Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals project, or IMERG. Local rainfall amounts can be significantly higher when measured on the ground. The first visualization

  • Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector
    Reuters

    Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector

    Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country's economy. Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Oct. 6, Argentina's SAOCOM 1a satellite "is going to boost the high quality precision agriculture Argentina relies on," President Mauricio Macri told farmers and industry representatives last week.