10 Jun '11, 10pm

Aquarius Rising [image] #NASA

In mythology and astrology, Aquarius is known as the water-bearer. For NASA, Aquarius is the space agency's first new Earth-watching tool—actually, water-watching—since 2008. At 7:20:13 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on June 10, 2011, the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory was launched on a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. About an hour later, the satellite separated from the rocket's second stage, established communication with ground controllers, and unfurled its solar arrays. Initial reports showed the observatory to be in excellent health, and operators will spend the next few weeks maneuvering it into a polar orbit and turning on the sensors. The satellite is a joint project of Argentina's Comision Nacionale de Actividades Espaciales, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The full name of the spacecraft is the Satel...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 Jun '11, 10pm

In mythology and astrology, Aquarius is known as the water-bearer. For NASA, Aquarius is the space agency's first new Eart...

Aquarius Rising: On June 10, 2011, NASA launche...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 Jun '11, 10pm

In mythology and astrology, Aquarius is known as the water-bearer. For NASA, Aquarius is the space agency's first new Eart...

The age of Aquarius

The age of Aquarius

realclimate.org 12 Jun '11, 1pm

The international Aquarius/SAC-D satellite was successfully launched yesterday (thankfully!). Media coverage was good – ex...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jun '11, 10pm

A week after first erupting, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continued to emit a steady stream of ash. This...

Landslide Scars in Taiwan: Acquired December 17...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Jun '11, 10pm

Taiwan is a mountainous, seismically active island. In fact, mountains account for about one-third of Taiwan’s land area, ...

Foul air spreads across the United States. EO: ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jun '11, 10pm

Hazy skies greeted many Americans on June 8, 2011, as poor air quality dominated from the Midwest to the Atlantic Seaboard...

Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Jun '11, 10pm

On June 4, 2011, Puyehue-Cordón Caulle in Chile experienced its first major eruption in decades. The volcano sent an ash p...

Waters Spread Across Floodway above Morgan City...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Jun '11, 10pm

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Ad...

The Wallow Fire has become the second largest fire in Arizona history.:

The Wallow Fire has become the second largest f...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jun '11, 11am

After several days of extreme fire behavior, the Wallow Fire has become the second largest fire in Arizona history. By ear...

Estuaries, Northwest Coast of Madagascar [image...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Jun '11, 10pm

Estuaries are regions where fresh water from rivers and salt water from the ocean mix, and they are among the most biologi...

Carbon Monoxide Pollution over the United State...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jun '11, 9pm

Hazy skies greeted many Americans on June 8, 2011, as poor air quality dominated from the Midwest to the Atlantic Seaboard...

Waters Spread Across Floodway above Morgan City...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Jun '11, 10pm

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Ad...

Waters Spread Across Floodway above Morgan City...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Jun '11, 10pm

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Ad...