Mapping Mangroves By Satellite

Nov. 30 – Mangroves are among the most biologically important ecosystems on the planet, and a common feature of tropical and sub-tropical coastlines. Now, scientists have used satellite images to compile the most comprehensive map of mangroves worldwide, which should help in future efforts in monitoring and conservation.


NASA Compares Rainfall of 2010 and 2005’s Atlantic Hurricane Season

Nov. 26 – The year 2010 was accurately predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to be an active one with 14-23 tropical cyclones and 8-14 hurricanes predicted. The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active since the record-breaking season of 2005.

Stripes Are Back In Season On Jupiter

Nov. 24 – New NASA images support findings that one of Jupiter’s stripes that “disappeared” last spring is now showing signs of a comeback. These new observations will help scientists better understand the interaction between Jupiter’s winds and cloud chemistry.

The Sun Steals Comets From Other Stars

Nov. 23 – Some of the comets in our Solar System probably came from other stars, according to new research by NASA-supported scientists. Studying these comets could reveal new information about far away stellar systems.

NASA Study Finds Earth’s Lakes Are Warming

Nov. 23 – In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth’s largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change.

Spitzer Sees Shrouded Bursts of Stars

Nov. 22 – Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have found a stunning burst of star formation that beams out as much infrared light as an entire galaxy.

Profiling the Largest Solar Explosions

Nov. 18 – Solar flares – they’re big and they’re fast. They can knock out a satellite or create a beautiful aurora. And the jury is still out on what causes these explosions.