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Animation Identification Numbers 11600 through 11699

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NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is due to arrive at the Red Planet later this month.   11600   None
Are Earth’s highest clouds linked to weather patterns half a world away?   11601   None
Mission scientist Joe Gurman gives an overview of solar conjunction and what lies ahead for the STEREO spacecraft.  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .       For complete transcript, click  here .   11602   STEREO Solar Conjunction
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is the first mission devoted to studying the Mars upper atmosphere. Its findings will help scientists understand how Mars lost its early atmosphere, transforming it from a wet planet into the dry world we see today.   For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11603   Investigating the Martian Atmosphere
This is a rotating globe with soil moisture maps made by the Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite.   11604   NASA's Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture
Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11605   Firework Flare
Landsat 8 uses the full  moon every month to check that the sensors on the Operational Land Imager are detecting light consistently.   For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   11606   Landsat 8 Lunar Calibration
NASA Goddard scientists Paul Newman and Bryan Duncan describe the amazing changes Aura has witnessed in its first ten years of Earth observation.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11607   10 Years of Aura Legacy
The white dwarf star in V407 Cygni, shown here in an artist's concept, went nova in 2010. Scientists think the outburst primarily emitted gamma rays (magenta) as the blast wave plowed through the gas-rich environment near the system's red giant star.    Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger   11608   Fermi Reveals Novae As A New Class
Of Gamma-ray Sources
Narrated video.  Zoom into an artist's rendering of AY Sextantis, a binary star system whose pulsar switched from radio emissions to high-energy gamma rays in 2013. This transition likely means the pulsar's spin-up process is nearing its end.  Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center  Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11609   NASA's Fermi Catches a 'Transformer' Pulsar
The Minotaur V rocket with LADEE aboard launches.   11610   LADEE Launch
NASA’s Earth-observing satellites vigilantly monitor our planet’s ever-changing pulse from their unique vantage points in orbit. Together, these measurements help scientists better diagnose the “health” of the Earth system, including Earth’s oceans.    Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio   11611   Briefing Materials: NASA Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) has photographed hundreds of holes on the Moon's surface, which may lead to environments sheltered from radiation, meteorite impacts, and extreme temperatures.  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11612   Peeking Into Lunar Pits
Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .    For complete transcript, click  here .   11613   EUNIS Sees Evidence for Nanoflare Heating
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1972 launch of the Landsat 1 spacecraft, this is a   11615   Landsat's Global Perspective
Launch of TRMM, November 27, 1997.   11617   TRMM B-roll
A tribute video to Dr. Arthur Hou, GPM Project Scientist.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11618   Remembering Arthur Hou: A Legacy of Leadership
A short video explaining the breakdown of freshwater in relative percentages by location and usage.   Complete transcripts are available in  English  and  Brazilian Portuguese .   11619   Water Falls: Show Me the Water
B-roll used to support Supermoon Live Shot on 8_8_14   11620   Supermoon Live Shot 2014
For complete transcript, click  here .   11621   OIB: Across the Ross
LEAD: NASA is exploring the climate effects of Mother Nature’s artwork in the Arctic.  
1. This Alaskan glacier melt pond is the size of 3 football fields. 
2. The Caribbean-like turquoise blue color comes from the ice below. 
3. Similar melt ponds on the Arctic sea ice grow during the summer since the blue water absorbs sunshine.  
4. Ponds can cover nearly half of Arctic ice.  

TAG: NASA’s specially instrumented U-2, flying at 65,000 feet, is measuring this summer how these melt ponds effect the warming processes
of the Arctic.   11622   NASA On Air: Melt Ponds—Mother Nature's Artwork (8/7/2014)
Campaign preview video, featuring footage from instrument integration at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.    For complete transcript, click  here .   11624   ARISE Arctic Campaign Takes Shape
Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here . Explore M82 X-1 and learn more about how astronomers used X-ray fluctuations to determine its status as an intermediate-mass black hole.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   11625   NASA's RXTE Satellite Catches the Beat of a Midsize Black Hole
For complete transcript, click  here .  Scientists at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center provide an overview of the findings in this video.   11626   Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists
Broll for sea ice live shot.   11627   Arctic Sea Ice Live Shot 2014
LEAD: What has happened to summer? The summer’s temperatures for much of U.S. (except the western U.S. coast) are cooler than normal. This, following the bitter polar vortex chill back in January. What’s going on?   1. One of many driving forces of this weather (besides El Niño, NAO, PDO, etc.) might be the jet stream’s interaction with the Arctic Ocean.   2. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, partly because the sea ice is melting, allowing the sun to warm up the ocean water.   3. But more open water means more evaporation and clouds. Will more clouds act as cooling sun umbrellas, or warming blankets in the future? NASA’s new ARISE mission onboard the flying C-130 laboratory will look for some answers this coming September.   TAG: The peak of the Arctic sea ice melt usually happens in mid-September. Expect new NASA images then.   11628   NASA On Air: NASA's ARISE Mission Explores Changes In The Arctic (8/22/2014)
SDO's view of the flare in 304 angstroms   11629   Late Summer M5 Solar Flare - August, 24, 2014
REEL Science - Albedo   In Lena Korkeila's final video from the REEL Science Communication production workshop in July, 2014, she explains the importance of albedo and how satellites like Aqua use this measurement to study the Earth.     For complete transcript, click  here .   11631   REEL Science Communication workshop videos
Scientists explore Earth using supercomputers.   11632   None
For complete transcript, click  here .   11633   Mapping Alaska's Forests
For complete transcript, click  here .   11634   A Selective History of Arctic Sea Ice Observations
A narrated version of the storm visualizations.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11635   GPM Looks Inside a Snow Storm
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is quickly approaching Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on September 21, 2014, MAVEN's winding journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an elliptical orbit.    For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11636   Targeting Mars
Animation - CATS on the Internation Space Station (ISS)   11637   CATS - New Remote-Sensing Instrument to Blaze a Trail on the International Space Station
Scientists confirm the existence of a rare type of black hole.   11638   None
Astronomers use a 3-D printer to model a cosmic eruption.   11639   None
Astronauts play with fire on board the International Space Station.   11640   None
A stunning amount of energy is unleashed when a star goes nova.   11641   None
Scientists redefine the sun’s outer limits.   11642   None
How much longer will sea ice cover the Arctic?   11643   None
Explore how Earth’s ozone layer has changed in recent decades.   11644   None
LEAD: A new NASA satellite will help TV meteorologists forecast winter snowstorms.  

1. NASA just announced that its newest weather satellite, GPM, launched February 2014 is up and running. Detailed data is ready to use publicly in weather forecasting. 

2. For the first time scientists can measure from space the full range of precipitation from rain to snow, including the size and distribution of raindrops and snowflakes. 

3. In this March 2014 storm the blue color shows the heavy snow in the upper levels of the storm off the Carolinas. 

TAG: This dual-frequency radar and microwave data will also help weather forecasters make better predictions of hurricanes and flooding rains.   11645   NASA On Air: GPM—Revolutionary NASA Rain/Snow Forecasting Tool (9/4/2014)
For complete transcript, click  here .   11646   Phytoplankton Levels Dropping
For complete transcript, click  here .   11647   Instagram: Mapping Alaska's Forests
Minimum concentration of ozone in the southern hemisphere for each year from 1979-2013 (there is no data from 1995).  Each image is the day of the year with the lowest concentration of ozone.  A graph of the lowest ozone amount for each year is shown.  Data is taken from  http://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .   11648   Ozone minimum concentrations, 1979-2013
Of all the worlds NASA has explored, none have matched the dynamic complexity of our own.   11650   None
An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. This image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows light in the 131 angstrom wavelength, which is typically colorized in teal.  Credit: NASA/SDO   11651   September 10, 2014 X1.6 flare
For complete transcript, click  here .   11652   Instagram: Phytoplankton Levels Dropping
For complete transcript, click  here .   11653   Instagram: Arctic Sea Ice Minimum 2014
For complete transcript, click  here .   11654   Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent
LEAD: Scientists just announced that the summer melt season has ended in the Arctic Ocean and the summer sea ice area is the 6th lowest on record.   1. This figure remains in line with the 35-year downward melting trend measured by NASA satellites.  2. The Arctic Ocean is losing about 13% each decade, with individual year variations.  3. NASA is currently flying a C-130 to extend the research on how the heat and moisture from  ice-free open Arctic Ocean may affect extreme weather patterns over the U.S.  TAG: Details on the floating Antarctic winter sea ice are due soon.   11655   NASA On Air: Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Annual Minimum (9/22/2014)
LEAD: Scientists report that the ozone layer is slowly recovering.  
1. NASA satellite data indicate the layer of ozone molecules in the upper atmosphere is headed slowly back toward normal levels. 
2. The layer of ozone at high altitudes acts as a natural filter, protecting people from cancer-causing UV-B from the sun. 
TAG: Scientists attribute the rebound to the 1980s ban of CFC aerosol gases.   11656   NASA On Air: Stratospheric Success Story (9/12/2014)
A short video about the Cloud Physics Lidar instrument onboard the HS3 Global Hawk aircraft.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11657   HS3: Cloud Physics Lidar
For complete transcript, click  here .   11658   Instagram: Rainfall Satellite Out of Fuel
Image 2   NASA’s ARISE (Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment) campaign consists of research flights over Arctic sea ice to measure ice, cloud properties and incoming and outgoing radiation. Here, NASA pilot Jeff Chandler looks out at the sea ice during a flight in NASA’s C-130 over the Beaufort Sea on Sept. 13, 2014. Credit: NASA/Patrick Lynch   11659   Briefing Materials: NASA Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic, Alaska
Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .      For complete transcript, click  here .   11660   Comparing CMEs
Asteroid Bennu (1999-RQ36) is a survivor of our solar system's chaotic formation, composed of the same raw ingredients that created our planet. When NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission visits asteroid Bennu, its findings will teach us a great deal about our own origins.  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11661   Bennu's Journey Teaser
B-roll supporting live shot for MAVEN reaching Mars.   11662   MAVEN Arrives at Mars Live Shot 2014
LEAD: NASA launched a new tool for hurricane forecasters from Cape Canaveral.   1. A SpaceX Falcon rocket is delivering a radar system called RapidScat to the International Space Station.  2. It will scan the oceans around the world, using the action of ocean waves to determine surface wind speeds and direction.  3. Hurricane forecasters can use the information for better forecasts of storm surge.  TAG: Large-scale patterns such as El Niño in the Pacific Ocean can be monitored by looking at changes in ocean winds.   11663   NASA On Air: NASA's RapidScat Launches To International Space Station (9/22/2014)
LEAD: The fall or autumnal equinox, officially arrives at 10:29 PM, EDT Monday evening. Equinox means equal night and day.  
1. Looking at the Northern Hemisphere, night is on the left and day is on the right.  
2. Advancing to December, night on the left becomes longer and days become shorter. 
3. It is the relative tilt of Earth, as it goes around the sun, that causes our seasons. 
4. Fewer hours of sunshine result in our colder winter temperatures. 
TAG: By December 21 Earth’s North Pole will be tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun which decreases temperatures. When the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the sun temperatures can double. 
NOTE  This video is also playable via NASAviz (iPad App): “Follow the Line” Oct 31, 2013.   11664   NASA On Air: A Reason For The Seasons (9/22/2014)
MAVEN Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky talks about the mission, and how it will help scientists better understand Mars' climate history.     For complete transcript, click  here .   11665   Interviews with MAVEN Principal Investigator and Project Manager
Global Hawk camera timelapses. Credit: NASA/Dave Fratello   11666   HS3 Global Hawk Camera Timelapse
A video explaining the differences between coronoal mass ejections and flares.     For complete transcript, click  here .   11667   The Difference Between CMEs and Flares
On Sept. 10, 2014, earth scientists celebrated NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) in a show at the National Air & Space museum in Washington D.C. The event highlighted many of the Earth-based data sets that NASA has produced over the last decade.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11668   Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of Our Planet
For complete transcript, click  here .   11669   HIWRAP Instrument
Video of flare and eruption in several wavelengths.  It begins with 304 angstrom, then 171, and finally a blend of 304, 171 and 131, which shows the hottest flaring regions.  Music:   11670   Sun Emits Mid-Level Flare on October 2, 2014
See a timeline of events in Arctic sea ice exploration.   11671   None
A red dwarf star unleashes a series of powerful flares.   11672   None
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has entered orbit around Mars and is observing the planet's thin upper atmosphere.   11673   None
Massive clouds dim the powerful X-rays coming from the centers of some galaxies.   11674   None
Take a tour of the Milky Way’s giant neighbor.   11675   None
An icy visitor drops by Mars.   11676   None
Explore views of Typhoon Vongfong taken from space.   11677   None
Light and matter erupt from the sun.   11678   None
Scientists create a 3-D model of the Apollo 11 landing site.   11679   None
Scientists observe colliding stellar winds from two colossal stars.   11680   None
Help NASA Viz earn the top spot at the 2014 Vizzies Awards.   11681   None
Powerful flares erupt from a supersized sunspot.   11682   None
A NASA supercomputer model provides a new portrait of the greenhouse gas.   11683   None
Along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Kamchatka is home to more than 300 volcanoes, 29 of them active.   11684   None
Explore how active volcanoes change clouds.   11685   None
A planet’s atmosphere is blasted away by a stellar flare.   11686   None
Sometimes, spiders and fans appear together, forming figures like impressionistic trees.   11687   None
In this visualization, green lines indicate the locations and tilts of select ice geysers at Enceladus’ south pole.   11688   None
Our planet's magnetic field changes shape constantly due to strong winds from the sun.   11689   None
NASA is sending a holiday gift to the International Space Station: new eyes to probe our sky.   11690   None
Scientists wonder whether a NASA spacecraft saw a solar tornado--or if it’s just an illusion.   11691   None
This irregular mare patch imaged by LRO is thought to be the result of lava flows that are 33 million years old.   11692   None
Astronomers have spotted thousands of comets in the solar system, but how did they form?   11693   None
The turquoise glow in this composite image made from visible light and infrared observations shows the circular shape of M104’s elliptical.   11694   None
See how the moon will look on each day of the year.   11695   None
The arching plume of plasma took off like a buoyant hot balloon traveling at speeds of more than 1 million mph.   11696   None
Learn more about asteroid Bennu in this animated feature called “Bennu’s Journey.”   11697   None
Saturn's innermost moon maintains a sharp gap in the planet's rings.   11698   None
Interior wall of Clerke crater.   11699   None
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