26 May '12, 1pm

The Anatomy of a Thunderstorm [image] #NASA

Researchers on NASA’s DC-8, a flying laboratory, have launched a six-week hunt for thunderstorms. They’re part of a team of 100 researchers from 29 organizations participating in Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3), a field campaign based in Kansas sending aircraft to Alabama, Colorado, and Oklahoma to sample how storms affect the chemistry of the upper troposphere. The preferred target: large multicell and supercell storms with powerful updrafts capable of lofting volatile pollutants and moisture-rich air nearly 1,200 meters (40,000 feet) up in the atmosphere, a height that pollutants wouldn’t reach without a boost from a storm. They are particularly interested in understanding how certain pollutants react with nitrogen oxides produced by lightening to generate ozone, a greenhouse gas that has a strong impact on the climate at this altitude. Four days into the camp...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78101&s...

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Dardzha Peninsula [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 May '12, 1pm

Part of a country mostly covered by desert, the Dardzha Peninsula lies along the shore of the world’s most expansive inlan...

Memorial Day: An image that continues to haunt

milblogging.com 28 May '12, 11am

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Airmen and families have a new resource at their fingertips with the r...

Dardzha Peninsula: Sand meets the Caspian Sea i...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 May '12, 10pm

Part of a country mostly covered by desert, the Dardzha Peninsula lies along the shore of the world’s most expansive inlan...

Dardzha Peninsula: Sand meets the Caspian Sea i...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 May '12, 10pm

Part of a country mostly covered by desert, the Dardzha Peninsula lies along the shore of the world’s most expansive inlan...

Sunglint and Clouds off Western South America: ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 May '12, 10pm

The setting sun highlights cloud patterns—as well as the Pacific Ocean surface itself—in this photograph taken by an astro...

Sunglint and Clouds off Western South America: ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 May '12, 10pm

The setting sun highlights cloud patterns—as well as the Pacific Ocean surface itself—in this photograph taken by an astro...

Air Jordan VII (7) ‘Charcoal’ | New Image

sneakerfiles.com 28 May '12, 1pm

After seeing the sneaker retro back in 2009 as a part of the Air Jordan 7 “Defining Moments Pack “, we can now clearly see...

Bloomin' Black Sea [image] #NASA

Bloomin' Black Sea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 May '12, 1pm

Enriched by nutrients carried in by the Danube, Dnieper, Dniester, Don and other rivers, the waters of the Black Sea are f...

Thick pall of smoke from wildfires in western New Mexico seen by NASA's Aqua satellite.

Thick pall of smoke from wildfires in western N...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '12, 11pm

Wildfire season is in full swing in the southwestern region of the United States. The image above shows the Whitewater-Bal...

Fire in New Mexico [image] #NASA

Fire in New Mexico [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 May '12, 3pm

By May 30, 2012, a wildfire burning in Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico had burned more of the landscape th...

ISS (国際宇宙ステーション) から見た、地球にかかる2006年の皆既日食の影 - Total Solar Eclipse of March 29, 2006 : Image of the Day

ISS (国際宇宙ステーション) から見た、地球にかかる2006年の皆既日食の影 - Tota...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 May '12, 12pm

The International Space Station (ISS) was in position to view the umbral (ground) shadow cast by the Moon as it moved betw...

Omnivision launches 16-megapixel image sensor

eetimes.com 28 May '12, 5pm

Omnivision launches 16-megapixel image sensor Peter Clarke 5/28/2012 10:34 AM EDT LONDON – Omnivision Technologies Inc. ha...

Nasa image of 'UFO' near the sun reignites deba...

straitstimes.com 14 May '12, 11am

A YouTube video purportedly showing an unidentified flying object (UFO) near the Sun has re-ignited the decades-old debate...