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Animation Identification Numbers 11500 through 11599

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The August 9th, 2011 X6.9 flare as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) at 8:05UT in a blend of 171 and 131 angstrom light. Cropped.  Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO   11500   Sun Unleashes X6.9 Class Flare on August 9, 2011
image for story   11501   Hadley Cell Circulation
LEAD: NASA’s MAVEN satellite is still on track flying to Mars to help answer questions about why our sister planet is so much different than Earth.    

1. Four billion years ago, Mars may have looked like Earth.  

2. But where did Mars's water and atmosphere go?  

3. Earth's powerful magnetic field protects us from the solar wind.  

4. On Mars there is NO north-south magnetic field to deflect solar energy. Scientists suspect the Martian atmosphere was stripped away by the solar wind.  

TAG: MAVEN is traveling at 65,000 miles an hour, taking 10 months before arriving at Mars in September 2014.   11502   NASA On Air: NASA's MAVEN Mission To Explore Mars Atmosphere (3/13/2014)
LEAD: What is a X-class solar flare? It is one of the most intense categories of massive bursts of light from the sun.  

1. This flare erupted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. 

2. For scale, the dark-colored sun spot is huge...about twice the size of Earth. 

3. NASA’s  SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft, launched in 2010, studies the sun’s magnetic fields. 

4. Flares are related to the reconnection, or short-circuiting, of magnetic loops 
  TAG: Though not a threat to humans, SOME solar flares can disrupt GPS and communication signals.   11503   NASA On Air: NASA Spacecraft Observes Solar Flare (3/13/2014)
LEAD: NASA's Aquarius instrument is observing the saltiness of the ocean surface from space.  

1. Bright orange colors = very salty. Blue = lower saltiness. 

2. Flying 400 miles above Earth, Aquarius can detect a change as little as a pinch of salt in a gallon of water. 

3. Scientists are studying why some hurricanes that pass over the Amazon River plume of lower saltiness tend to get stronger. 

TAG: Aquarius should help with El Niño forecasting as well. 
 More information: http://aquarius.umaine.edu/cgi/sci_results.htm   11504   NASA On Air: NASA's Aquarius Measures Ocean Salinity (3/13/2014)
LEAD: NASA is using a special plane to help hurricane forecasters this summer.  
  This unmanned plane, Global Hawk,  flies at 60,000 feet (twice the height of commercial planes) 

 It takes x-ray-like “cat- scans” of the inside of a hurricane: such as the towers of heavy rain that help energize storms. 

Because it can stay up for 24 hours it can examine the entire hurricane, Head to toe. 

TAG: Information will help forecasters determine why some hurricanes blow up from a minimal category one (1) storm to a devastating monster category 5 in less than a day. Especially critical when they approach landfall.   11505   NASA On Air: NASA's Global Hawk Scans Hurricane (3/13/2014)
Landsat data is used by MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates, LTD to make the National Urban Change Indicator, or NUCI. The process identifies areas of “permanent change,” where soil has been paved over for parking lots or other concrete structures. Areas of urban change indicate where flood risk maps might need to be updated.     For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   11506   Tracking Urban Change With Landsat
Early Spring Live Shot Roll Ins   11507   Early Spring 3.20.2014 Live Shots
Narrated video using the first light visualizations of the GPM GMI instrument.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11508   GPM GMI First Light
Credit: JAXA Extratropical cyclone in the Northwest Pacific observed by the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) on board the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory around 13:39Z on March 10th, 2014.   11509   GPM DPR First Light
Video of engineers integrating the NIRCam instrument into Webb's ISIM structure at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.   11510   NIRSpec Instrument Gets Integrated into Webb's ISIM
Video clips of NSF helicopters at McMurdo Station during Operation IceBridge's 2013 Campaign.   11511   Operation IceBridge 2013 Antarctic Campaign B-Roll
For complete transcript, click  here .   11512   Satellite Shows High Productivity From U.S. Corn Belt
Movie, no labels, dissolving from the unprocessed map to one with sources removed and back to unprocessed. Details as above.  The first file—labeled MPEG—is an animated GIF.
Credit: T. Linden (Univ. of Chicago)   11513   Fermi Hints at Dark Matter
NASA scientist Noah Petro sheds some light on the April 15th lunar eclipse which will leave the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in darkness for several hours.  He explains what a lunar eclipse is, and what this one will look like from Earth.  Noah also provides details on the LRO mission, and how the spacecraft will function during this event.     For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11514   Need To Know: Lunar Eclipse and LRO
For complete transcript, click  here .    Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11515   Arctic Melt Season Lengthening, Ocean Rapidly Warming
It's not often that we get a chance to see our planet's shadow, but a lunar eclipse gives us a fleeting glimpse, as the Earth's shadow is projected onto the full Moon over the course of a few hours. Though a lunar eclipse can be seen only at night, it's worth staying up to catch the show.   For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11516   Understanding Lunar Eclipses
Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .    A mid-level flare, an M6.5, erupted from the sun on April 2, 2014, peaking at 10:05 a.m. EDT. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the flare in a blend of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light: 304 angstroms and 171 angstroms, colorized in red and yellow, respectively.   11517   Graceful Eruption
Roll-ins for Live Shot interviews.   11518   Lunar Eclipse 2014 live shots
image for story   11519   NIRCam Gets Integrated into Webb's ISIM - B-ROLL
B-roll video selects of engineers integrating the NIRCam instrument into Webb's ISIM structure at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.   11520   NIRSpec Instrument Gets Integrated into Webb's ISIM - B-ROLL
Animation showing the Webb Telescope deployments after launch based on mission duration and flight path location.    11521   Webb Telescope Deployment Sequence and Spacecraft Flight Path
The March 29, 2014, X-class flare appears as a bright light on the upper right in this image from SDO, showing light in the 304 angstrom wavelength. This wavelength shows material on the sun in what's called the transition region, where the chromosphere transitions into the upper solar atmosphere, the corona. Some light of the flare is clearly visible, but the flare appears brighter in other images that show hotter temperature material. Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA   11522   The Best Observed X-class Flare
Time Lapse of sunshield engineering test unit deployment of the J2 side at Northrop Grumman.    11523   Webb Sunshield J2 Side Deployment Test Time Lapse
Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11524   3 Days in 1 Minute: Stacking the MMS Spacecraft
A highlight reel of data visualizations and observations of Earth from 2013.   11525   Earth from Orbit 2013
A movie trailer about the MMS mission.  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11526   MMS Mission Trailer
Portraits of the IceBridge team in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, the base of operations for the mission's April 2014 flights.   11527   Operation IceBridge Arctic 2014 Campaign video series
An X 1.4 solar flare erupted on the right side of the sun on the evening of April. 24, 2014. This composite image, captured at 8:42 p.m. EST, shows the sun in ultraviolet light with wavelength of both 131 and 304 angstroms.  Cropped.   11528   X-class Flare Erupts from Sun on April 24
In early November 2013, a large iceberg separated from the front of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. It thus began a journey across Pine Island Bay, a basin of the Amundsen Sea. The ice island, named B31, will likely be swept up soon in the swift currents of the Southern Ocean, though it will be hard to track visually for the next six months as Antarctica heads into winter darkness.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11529   Pine Island Glacier Ice Island 2013
Edited video with music of the 4k neutron star merger simulation.   Credit: NASA/AEI/ZIB/M. Koppitz and L. Rezzolla  Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11530   Neutron Stars Rip Each Other Apart to Form Black Hole
NASA's Swift mission detected a record-setting series of X-ray flares unleashed by DG CVn, a nearby binary consisting of two red dwarf stars, illustrated here. At its peak, the initial flare was brighter in X-rays than the combined light from both stars at all wavelengths under normal conditions.   Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger   11531   Swift Catches Mega Flares from a Mini Star
Ozone descends to Earth’s surface, with consequences for air quality.   11532   None
To explore Ganymede’s past, scientists brighten its hue.   11533   None
See 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution in under a minute.   11534   None
How astronauts are using magnets to build the materials of tomorrow.   11535   None
Winter was one of the warmest or coldest on record depending on where you live.   11536   None
Explore how light travels through the layers of the sun.   11537   None
Scientists discover the first Earth-sized planet in its star’s habitable zone.   11538   None
NASA satellites monitor a massive iceberg adrift in Antarctic waters.   11539   None
Four feet of sea level rise from glaciers in West Antarctica now appears inevitable.   11540   None
Scientists are still researching--and debating--how large gaseous planets form.   11541   None
Is the U.S. in store for the biggest El Niño since 1997?   11542   None
Take a tour of the Milky Way.   11543   None
Explore views of the planet closest to the sun.   11544   None
Magnificent bursts of light help scientists pinpoint the most energetic spots in the universe.   11545   None
Earth has a close encounter with a new asteroid.   11546   None
NASA satellite data shows the air we breathe is getting cleaner.   11547   None
NASA's newest satellite is on a mission to track carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.   11548   None
Students Min Kang and Christian Dansby and mentor Dr. Georgia DeNolfo discuss the benefits they gain from this program.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11549   Heliophysics Work-Study Students
This animation illustrates solar wind charge exchange in action. An atom of interstellar helium (blue) collides with a solar wind ion (red), losing one of its electrons (yellow) to the other particle. As it settles into a lower-energy state, the electron emits a soft X-ray.   Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center  Watch this video on the  NASAgovVideo YouTube channel .   11550   NASA X-ray Instrument Confirms the 'Local Hot Bubble'
Scientist John Dorelli explains the MMS mission's orbit and why the four spacecraft fly in a tetrahedron formation.  On its journey, MMS will observe a little-understood, but universal phenomenon called magnetic reconnection, responsible for dramatic re-shaping of the magnetic environment near Earth, often sending intense amounts of energy and fast-moving particles off in a new direction. Not only is this a fundamental physical process that occurs throughout the universe, it is also one of the drivers of space weather events at Earth. To truly understanding the process, requires four identical spacecraft to track how such reconnection events move across and through any given space in 3D.   11551   NASA Administrator and Media to See MMS Mission Progress
Images of Comet 209P/Linear   Credit for the images: Carl Hergenrother/University of Arizona/Vatican Observatory. Images taken with the Vatican Observatory 1.8-m VATT telescope by Carl Hergenrother of the University of Arizona on 2014 May 9 UT.   11552   2014 New Meteor Shower Live Shot Broll
--Original version of trailer with outdated spacecraft design-- Welcome to NASA's new infrared survey mission.    Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   For complete transcript, click  here .   11553   WFIRST: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe
Food Security  In this live studio talk, Goddard research scienitist Molly Brown discusses her research on food security and how remote sensing can help lessen the impact of weather shocks.   11554   How remote sensing can help address food security around the world.
NASA's Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor, known as   11555   Laser Mapping The Earth
A coronal mass ejection burst off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014. The giant sheet of solar material erupting was the first CME seen by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS. The field of view seen here is about five Earth's wide and about seven and a half Earth's tall.  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11556   A First for NASA's IRIS: Observing a Gigantic Eruption of Solar Material
Video file of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visitng ATK.   11557   NASA Administrator Bolden visits ATK Space Systems Division
Three NASA observatories work together to help scientists track the journey of a massive coronal mass ejection, or CME, in July 2012. Credit: NASA/SDO/STEREO/ESA/SOHO/Wiessinger    Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .      For complete transcript, click  here .   11558   NASA's Many Views of a Massive CME
For complete transcript, click  here .   11559   HS3: Global Hawks Soar into Storms
Interns First Day   Katrina Jackson and Angel Mills get to know the incoming Goddard interns as they check in for their first day of the 2014 summer internship season.  Interns Alecia Goldstein, Colin Latimer, Sarah Roth, Nora Shipp, Lisa Wu, Casey Beall, Rochelle Mellish, Shannon Gravette, Joe Serigano, Rai Munoz, and James Marshall discuss their summer plans, dream jobs, favorite planets, and more.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11560   Summer 2014 Interns
Footage of the MMS spin test   11561   MMS Spin Test
What astronomers once thought were two blazar families may in fact be one, as shown in this artist's concept. Energy stored in the black hole during its salad days of intense accretion may later be tapped by the blazar to continue its high-energy emissions long after this gas has been depleted.   11563   Black Hole 'Batteries' Keep Blazars Going and Going
A solar flare bursts off the left limb of the sun in this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 10, 2014, at 7:41 a.m. EDT. This is classified as an X2.2 flare, shown in a blend of two wavelengths of light: 171 and 131 angstroms, colorized in gold and red, respectively. Cropped. Image Credit: NASA/SDO/Goddard/Wiessinger   11564   Sun Emits 3 X-class Flares in 2 Days
The Beautiful Earth program immersed students in a multimedia performance with musical accompaniment, discussions with a NASA scientist from the Aura mission, and hands-on activities.     For complete transcript, click  here .   11566   Beautiful Earth Program at the Goddard Visitor Center
This animation illustrates one possible model for the dramatic changes observed from J1023. The two stars of AY Sextantis orbit closely enough that a stream of gas flows from the sun-like star toward the pulsar. The pulsar's rapid rotation and intense magnetic field produce both the radio beam and the high-energy wind, which is eroding its companion. When the radio beam (green) is detectable, the pulsar wind holds back the companion's gas stream, preventing it from approaching too closely. Now and then the stream surges, reaches toward the pulsar and establishes an accretion disk. Processes involved in producing the radio beam are either shut down or, more likely, obscured. Meanwhile, some of the gas falling toward the pulsar may be accelerated outward at nearly the speed of light, forming dual particle jets firing in opposite directions. Shock waves within and along the periphery of these jets are a likely source of the bright gamma-ray emission (magenta) detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.  Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   11567   PSR J1203, A 'Transformer' Pulsar--Animations
This animation sequence zooms into a Hubble image of the Homunculus Nebula, then dissolves to the shape model, which rotates to provide views from various angles.    Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab  Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   11568   Eta Carinae's Homunculus Nebula Now in 3D
The Moon As Art contest announces its winner.    For complete transcript, click  here .   11569   The Moon As Art Contest
JWST ISIM Structure moves into the SES for Cryogenic Testing   For complete transcript, click  here .   11570   JWST ISIM Structure moves into SES
for Second Cryogenic Test
JWST Microshutters are moved for thermal, accoustic and vibration testing   For complete transcript, click  here .   11571   JWST Microshutters Moved for Thermal, Accoustic and Vibration Testing
This visualization shows nitrogen dioxide data only.   11572   Nitrogen Dioxide Reduction Across the United States
This visualization shows nitrogen dioxide data only.   11573   Nitrogen Dioxide Reduction Across the Ohio River Valley
This visualization shows nitrogen dioxide data only.   11574   Nitrogen Dioxide Reduction Across the Northeast Corridor
This visualization shows nitrogen dioxide data only.   11575   Nitrogen Dioxide Reduction Across the Northeast U.S.
Atlanta: spring-summer average from 2005-2007.   11576   Nitrogen Dioxide Reduction in U.S. Cities
Broll for June 27, 2014 live shots.   11577   Air Quality Live Shots 2014
United States  
This visualization shows tropospheric column concentrations of nitrogen dioxide across the U.S. as detected by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA's Aura satellite, averaged yearly from 2005-2011.   11579   NASA Images Highlight U.S. Air Quality Improvement - Release Materials
A short basic tutorial video for using the Disk Detective website.  Watch this video on  YouTube .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11580   Disk Detective Tutorial
How did ancient Mars evolve from a warm, wet environment into the frozen desert that we see today? NASA intends to answer this question with MAVEN, a Mars orbiter managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center.   For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11581   Goddard Goes to Mars
LEAD: The air we breathe is getting cleaner.  

1. That from nearly 10 years of observations from NASA’s Aura satellite. 

2. Nitrogen dioxide levels have decreased thanks to technological improvements in cars and power plants.  

3. Comparing 2005 to 2011, the biggest gains are in large eastern cities.  

TAG: These are important developments for those with respiratory difficulties.  

EXTRA: Nitrogen dioxide levels down by...(see percentages below for select cities). 
NYC: 32% 
Philadelphia: 26% 
Chicago: 43% 
Atlanta: 42% 
Los Angeles: 40% 
Houston: 24%   11582   NASA On Air: U.S. Air Quality Improving (6/26/2014)
LEAD: Where in the world is carbon dioxide? Where in the world does our carbon dioxide from fossil fuels go?  1. NASA’s first carbon dioxide satellite launched today (7/1/2014), will measure which forests and plants soak up the most carbon dioxide from the air.  2. The greater the absorption, the brighter the invisible fluorescence from growing plants.  3. The U.S. corn belt is the most efficient CO2 absorber in the world!  4. The Amazon rainforest is another carbon dioxide sponge.  TAG: Knowing where our carbon dioxide goes will help crop forecasters, as well as climate scientists. Approximately one quarter of our carbon dioxide emissions are absorbed by forests and vegetation.   11583   NASA On Air: NASA Launches Satellite To Monitor Global Carbon Dioxide (7/1/2014)
Check out striking images of the cosmos captured from space.   11584   None
NASA monitors the wetness of Earth’s continents.   11585   None
What’s behind the dark spots in the sun’s atmosphere?   11586   None
Islands and inlets grow and disappear within 30 years along the shores of Cape Cod.   11587   None
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope proves the universe is full of wonders.   11588   None
A NASA spacecraft sees multiple explosions on the sun.   11589   None
A NASA satellite maps precipitation from a Category 2 hurricane.
  11590   None
Satellite observations paint the planet in a new light.   11591   None
Mars’ rugged terrain inflicts damage on Curiosity’s wheels.   11592   None
A NASA spacecraft records a magnificent solar eruption.
  11593   None
Exploring our galaxy's dark side.   11594   None
How much of Earth's freshwater is actually usable?   11595   None
Superheated structures rise from the sun.   11596   None
Jupiter and Venus meet in the sky.   11597   None
See enhanced views of Neptune's largest moon.   11598   None
A NASA spacecraft zooms in on a magnificent solar eruption.   11599   None
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