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Satellite enters orbit to watch weather and wildfires

A next-generation GOES-S weather satellite, the second of its kind, rose into orbit at 2:02 p.m. PT (5:02 p.m. ET) today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. NASA assisted with … Continue reading

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After hottest year, are milder days ahead?

Today’s outlook for climate trends is a good-news, bad-news situation for the Pacific Northwest. First, the bad news: NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say 2016 ranked as the hottest year on record in terms of global mean … Continue reading

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Hurricane Patricia looks scary from space

Even the International Space Station’s commander is worried about Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm ever tracked by the National Hurricane Center. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is currently heading the station’s crew during his yearlong tour of orbital duty, passed … Continue reading

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