NASA’s Fermi catches strong radio bursts from terrestrial gamma-ray flashes

NASA’s Fermi catches strong radio bursts from terrestrial gamma-ray flashes

This video talks about terrestrial gamma-ray flashes phenomenon (TGFs) observed by scientists using Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Thanks to improved data analysis techniques and a new operating mode, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard the telescope is now

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season in 4.5 minutes

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season in 4.5 minutes

A relative active 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season produced 19 named storms with 10 hurricanes. This year had 7 storms more than the historical average. Atlantic hurricane season started  officially with June 1, and it ends on November 30, 2012. This season started

Kamchatkan Kizimen volcano eruption captured by MODIS

Kamchatkan Kizimen volcano eruption captured by MODIS

Kizimen volcano, (Kamchatka) which erupted for the first time in 81 years in December 2010, continues to emit gas and ash. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured these natural-color (top) and false-color

Flare from giant black hole captured by NuSTAR

Flare from giant black hole captured by NuSTAR

NASA’s state-of-the-art telescope NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) captured image of a giant black hole in center of the Milky way. NuSTAR, launched June 13, is the only telescope capable of producing focused images of the highest-energy X-rays. The

Shiveluch volcano eruption seen from space, Kamchatka

Shiveluch volcano eruption seen from space, Kamchatka

When NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula at noon local time (00:00 Universal Time) on October 6, 2012, Shilveluch Volcano was quiet (first image). By the time NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the area

Swift satellite discovers rare X-ray Nova and a black hole

Swift satellite discovers rare X-ray Nova and a black hole

NASA’s Swift satellite has discovered a stellar-mass black hole toward center of our Milky way galaxy. With its advantageous X-rays detection ability, Swift found a rare Nova as a result of high energy X-ray outburst in mid-September; leading to discovery of black

eXtreme Deep field – Universe’s farthest view ever!

eXtreme Deep field – Universe’s farthest view ever!

Yet another astounding photo by Hubble mission reveals farthest view into the universe. Called the eXtreme Deep field (XDF), it is a successor of Hubble ultra deep field image created in 2004. XDF (extreme deep field) is a full-colored image developed from photos

Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Heavy monsoon rains caused  flash floods and landslides in northeastern India. Flooding along Brahmaputra River caused displacement of more than 1.7 million people living around its banks. States of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst affected.The

Satellite images of super-typhoon Sanba over Japan and South Korea

Satellite images of super-typhoon Sanba over Japan and South Korea

Sanba was most powerful typhoon of the season so far. It slammed the Japanese island of Okinawa early Sunday morning, September 16, 2012 with damaging winds reaching equivalent of Category 3 hurricane strength. Heavy torrential rains with rainfall rates well exceeding

Blue Marble 2012: The Arctic Edition

Blue Marble 2012: The Arctic Edition

A newly released image from NASA shows off our home planet from an unfamiliar angle — our iconic blue marble, snapped by a satellite that circles the Arctic, is arrayed in frosty white. This latest portrait of Earth from NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite puts the icy