Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information – October 29, 2012

This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit—35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth. The animation shows Sandy on October 28, 2012, from 7:15 to 6:26 EDT. Light from the changing angles of the sun highlight the structure of the clouds. The images were collected by NOAA's GOES-14 satellite. The … Continue reading Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information – October 29, 2012

Off Topic News – Amateur Footage of 1986 Challenger Explosion Found

Twenty-six years after the devastating explosion of the space shuttle Challenger during launch, new amateur footage of the event has surfaced, offering a new perspective of that tragic day. The January 28, 1986 disaster was captured by then-19-year-old Jeffrey Ault with a Super 8mm camera while visiting Florida, and has now been made available to … Continue reading Off Topic News – Amateur Footage of 1986 Challenger Explosion Found

Largest Solar Flare in 5 Years En Route – Expected to Arrive at 7:00 AM EST Thursday, March 8, 2012

The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth around 7 a.m. EST Thursday (1200 GMT), according to forecasters at the federal government's Space … Continue reading Largest Solar Flare in 5 Years En Route – Expected to Arrive at 7:00 AM EST Thursday, March 8, 2012

Does My Insurance Cover Falling Satellites? – What happens when a piece of NASA equipment lands on your house.

By Brian PalmerPosted Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at 6:28 PM ET NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite is likely to fall back to Earth on Friday. The space agency says 26 pieces, some weighing hundreds of pounds, may survive the heat of re-entry and reach the ground intact. The satellite chunks probably won't strike a person … Continue reading Does My Insurance Cover Falling Satellites? – What happens when a piece of NASA equipment lands on your house.

Google, NASA Release Satellite Images of Japan Disaster

Both Google and NASA are releasing satellite images depicting the devastation last week's earthquake and tsunami caused in Japan. Google teamed up with GeoEye, a satellite imagery company, to make images of the affected area available for people to view in Google Earth or Google Maps. Before-and-after images of earthquake damage in Japan show the … Continue reading Google, NASA Release Satellite Images of Japan Disaster

Massive fireball reported across Midwestern skies overnight.

April 15, 2010 Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said. The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m., said the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee. "The fireball was seen … Continue reading Massive fireball reported across Midwestern skies overnight.