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June 14, 2018
The Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite was launched April 25, 2018, joining its identical twin, Sentinel-3A in orbit.  Less than two weeks after its launch, Sentinel-3B...
GOES-16 image of winter storm Xanto on 13 April 2018
April 17, 2018
Midwesterners are still digging out from winter storm Xanto, which dropped record-breaking snowfall across the region.  Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in...
GOES-S at Checkout Location  89.5 degrees west
March 30, 2018
In November of 2016 NASA and NOAA launched its latest generation of Geostationary Operational Satellites, the GOES-R series.  Once this reached a stable orbit and began the...
The Falcon Heavy launch - Photo by SpaceX
February 8, 2018
On February 6, 2018 SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket into space.  This is the largest rocket launch since the Saturn 5 missions to the moon many decades...
MODIS image of the Thomas fire on 5 December 2017
December 13, 2017
The fierce Santa Ana winds are driving new fires in southern California this month.  The Thomas Fire near Ventura has been expanding at an unprecedented rate.  This natural...
Sentinel image of the fires on 10 October 2017 east of Santa Rosa
October 11, 2017
Northern California has been experiencing extreme wildfires this month.  Large parts of the famed wine country are burning out of control at this time.  This Sentinel false...
Smoke across the US
September 6, 2017
This summer there have been dozens of forest fires in the Western U.S. and air quality in northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho is listed as hazardous.  NASA just...