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