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.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=47427

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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.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2010/h2010_2010vs2005.html

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.
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/jupiter20101124.html

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.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/23nov_aliencomets/

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.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-393

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.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-391

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.
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/sunearthsystem/main/solar-explosions.html