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LEAD: Where is the windiest region of the world?  1. NASA’s assimilation of wind measurements from ship buoys and satellites show a global view of winds, especially over the oceans.  2. There are strong winds over the Atlantic.  3. Take a closer look at the Roaring Forties in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a region that circles the globe with wide-open oceans. Here winds easily howl at 30 meters per second, or 65 miles per hour.  TAG: One hundred and fifty years ago 'clipper' sailing ship captains used these windy zones as long distance 'express lanes’.   11800   NASA On Air: NASA's Data Shows A Windy World (3/10/2015)
MMS Fast Plasma Investigation   Host Katrina Jackson talks with Craig Pollock and Ulrik Gliese about Goddard's contribution to the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission - the Fast Plasma Investigation suite of instruments.    These instruments will study a little-understood physics phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection, which is common throughout the universe and affects space weather in Earth's magnetosphere.    Watch the video on  NASA Explorer .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11801   Goddard's Speedy MMS Instruments Will Measure Mysterious Physics
An X2.2 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Mar. 11, 2015. This image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows a blend of light from the 171 and 131 angstrom wavelengths.  Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO   11805   Sun Emits an X2.2 Flare on March 11, 2015
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's powerful cameras are enabling scientists to find present-day impact craters on the Moon.  Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11806   New Craters on the Moon
B-roll of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Space Environment Simulator - 1080p59.94   11807   Space Enviroment Simulator B-roll
Dr. John Mather presents - Traveling in Space and Time and the JamesWebb Telescope   (TRT: 60 minutes)   11808   Dr. John Mather Presentation: Traveling in Space and Time with the James Webb Space Telescope
B-roll video of Webb Telescope’s ISIM structure being removed from the large cryogenic vacuum chamber at NASA Goddard Space Flight center, called the Space Environment Simulator (SES).   After ISIM is lifted out of the vacuum chamber, engineers move the wrapped ISIM structure into the clean room.   11809   Webb's Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and Science Instruments Complete the Second of Three Cryogenic Vacuum Tests.
Vide b-roll of engineers at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center removing Webb's FGS/NIRISS instrument from the ISIM.    11810   Webb's FGS/NIRISS Instument is Removed from the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM)
The Joint ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, captured this image of a coronal mass ejection, or CME, at 10:36 pm EDT on March 14, 2015.   11811   SOHO Observes March 14 Coronal Mass Ejection
Dr. Bryan N. Duncan is a deputy project scientist for the Aura Mission at NASA Goddard. In this talk he tells the story of air quality in three cities-
Beijing, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
   For complete transcript, click  here .   11812   A Tale of Three Cities: Beijing, Los Angeles, Atlanta
Dr. Paul Newman is the chief scientist for atmospheric sciences at NASA Goddard. In this talk he discusses how chlorofluorocarbons  were destroying the ozone layer, what policy-makers did about it, and what challenges the ozone layer faces today.    For complete transcript, click  here .   11813   A Story of Ozone: The Earth's Natural Sunscreen
LEAD: Scientists say the 2015 Arctic sea ice maximum annual extent is lowest on record.  1. Observations from the NASA–supported National Snow and Ice Data Center indicate the winter sea ice has peaked at 5.6 million square miles, less than twice the size of the U.S.  2. The main player inhibiting growth are the warm winds from the south that compact the ice northward and also bring warm air that melts the ice.  3. The end of the winter ice growth season came two weeks earlier compared to the 1981 to 2010 average date.  TAG: The past decades have seen a downward trend in Arctic sea ice during the winter and summer, although, the trend is decreasing faster for the summer melt.   11814   NASA On Air: 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent Is Lowest On Record (3/18/2015)
For complete transcript, click  here .   11815   Instagram: 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent Is Lowest On Record
This short video shows the bulk of the Arctic sea ice freeze cycle from October through this year’s apparent winter maximum on Feb. 25th.
  11816   Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Winter Low
This video is a trailer of the upcoming TESS mission.   11817   TESS Mission Trailer
Images from NASA/USGS Landsat satellites show the snowcover in Wyoming's Fremont Lake Basin throughout 2013.  NASA scientists have used Landsat data from 1972-2013 to determine that the snow is melting 16 days earlier.   11818   Wyoming Snowmelt 2013
LEAD: The first of two solar eclipses this year will be March 20 over the northern Atlantic.  
1. This is when the moon blocks, or “eclipse”, the light of the sun from Earth's view. 
2. From space it looks like this. The shadow of the moon will cross the earth as it rotates from day to night. 
3. People living in America will have a chance to see a total eclipse travel across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21, 2017. 
TAG: Residents in parts of Illinois and Kentucky will have the full experience of over two minutes of a completely darkened sun.   11819   NASA On Air: The Total Solar Eclipse Of March 20, 2015 - The Shadow Of The Moon (3/20/2015)
For complete transcript, click  here .   11820   IceBridge Kicks Off Campaign with "New" Aircraft
This movie illustrates how black-hole feedback works in quasars. Dense gas and dust in the center simultaneously fuels the black hole and shrouds it from view. The black-hole wind propels large-scale outflows of cold gas and powers a shock wave that clears gas and dust from the central galaxy.  Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   11821   Suzaku, Herschel Link a Black-hole 'Wind' to a Galactic Gush
Press Conference:  Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 - July 23, 1994   11822   Hubble Memorable Moments
LEAD: Instruments aboard NASA satellites are able to track the winter ice growth and retreat across the Great Lakes.  1. Changes in lake ice within a six-month period between 2013 and 2014 can be seen in 18 seconds.   2. The maximum ice extent occurred on March 6, 2014 and covered 92% of the Great Lakes.  3. It was the second most extensive ice cover of the past 40 years of satellite observations.  TAG: The ice in eastern Lake Superior reached a thickness of three and a half feet, which disrupted shipping routes.   11823   NASA On Air: Great Lakes Ice Time Lapse - Winter 2013 to 2014 (3/25/2015)
LEAD: Thanks to NASA satellites, water resource scientists are able to keep track of snowpack across the entire country day by day.  1. Here is the snow cover from November 2013 to April 2014, in about 18 seconds.  2. The winter season’s snow extent was 1.42 million square miles, about 12% above the 30-year average.  TAG: In California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, however, snowpack totals were 25% less than the long-term average. These low levels have resulted in water shortages across the state of California.   11824   NASA On Air: U.S. Snow Cover Time Lapse - Winter 2013 to 2014 in 18 seconds (3/27/2015)
April Showers Bring May Flowers.   11826   GPM April Showers Bring May Flowers Live Shots 4.1.15
For complete transcript, click  here .   11827   IceBridge Rendezvous with an Ice-Bound Vessel
Find out why the moon occasionally changes color.   11828   None
A video highlighting several precipitation events that occurred between August 4 and August 11, 2014, using the IMERG dataset.     For complete transcript, click  here .   11829   A Week in the Life of Rain
LEAD: For the first time weather forecasters can track practically every rain storm, blizzard and hurricane around the world every 30 minutes.  
1. The new NASA satellite mission, called GPM, now allows data from a dozen satellites to be assimilated. 
2. The data yields an unprecedented high-resolution view of storms around our world, even over the wide-open oceans where we have very few weather data stations. 
3. The GPM Core Observatory is the first satellite designed to measure falling snow, shown here during the Nor’easter in January, 2015. 
TAG: This new data will help improve weather and climate forecasts.   11830   NASA On Air: NASA's GPM Core Satellite Mission Provides Unprecedented Worldwide Views Of Storms (4/1/2015)
LEAD: Early risers on Saturday morning (April 4, 2015) will have a chance to see the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century.  
1. The moon will turn red as it crosses the earth’s long shadow for less than five minutes. 
2. Why is the moon red rather than dark if it is in the earth’s shadow? 
3. Turns out the earth’s atmosphere acts as a filter and a prism. 
4. Similar to a sunset, the light becomes red. 
5. The earth’s atmospheric 'lens' bends this red light only slightly, which is enough to bask the 2000-mile diameter moon in red light. 
6. The lunar eclipse starts at 4:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time. 
TAG: Best viewing will be in the Western United States, early Saturday morning. The next total eclipse is not until September 2015.   11831   NASA On Air: Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 at 4:58 AM PDT (4/4/2015)
GPM scientists answer questions from students about global precipitation.   11832   GPM Scientists Answer Students' Questions About Global Precipitation
Scientists use lasers to create a 3-D model of asteroid Eros.   11833   None
Explore satellite images, data visualizations, animations and time-lapse views of Earth taken from the International Space Station in this video.   11834   None
Marine plants bloom and paint the water in extraordinary hues.   11835   None
A NASA satellite maps an invisible pollutant and its sources.   11836   None
This year’s Arctic sea ice maximum annual extent is the lowest on record.   11837   None
The center of Red Rectangle is a pair of dying stars, orbiting one another in a dense disk of material that funnels dust and gas outward.   11838   None
In northwestern Wyoming, snow is melting away earlier than in previous decades.   11839   None
Close-up of oscillating solar material on the sun's surface. A group of sunspots are visible at center.   11840   None
Explore the changes that have taken place on Greenland’s ice sheet from 2003 to 2012 in this video.   11841   None
During a solar eclipse, the moon casts a giant shadow on Earth that can be seen from space.   11842   None
Mercury is colored in the image on the right to show the diverse array of minerals on its surface.   11843   None
The ozone hole is caused by man-made chemicals (yellow) that accumulate over the pole in the Southern Hemisphere.   11844   None
Satellite image acquired on January 17, 2012. The crops that are produced in the basin include grains, fruits and vegetables.   11845   None
The data can be used to show accumulated precipitation over a period of time for the entire globe or a specific region.   11846   None
The March 17 crash flung material nearly 100,000 feet from the impact site (red circle). Yellow lines and circles above show the debris pattern.   11847   None
The moon over the southeastern United States at dawn.   11848   None
Explosive events on the sun send an incredible amount of energy into space.   11849   None
For complete transcript, click  here .   11851   Mobile Testing on Webb's Pathfinder Structure
A short video highlighting the major contributions of TRMM.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11852   TRMM's Mission Ends
Energy from our young sun – 4 billion years ago -- aided in creating molecules in Earth's atmosphere that allowed it to warm up enough to incubate life.      Complete transcript  available.    Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   11853   The Faint Young Star Paradox: Solar Storms May Have Been Key to Life on Earth
Using the Global Landslide Catalog, a map has been produced to show the distribution and number of fatallities associated with 5741 rainfall-triggered landslides from 2007-2013.   11854   Global Landslide Catalog Aids View From Space
For complete transcript, click  here .   11855   Instagram: Global Landslide Catalog Aids View From Space
Best of Hubble Broll includes launch and deploy, and Extravehicular Activity.   11856   Hubble's 25th Anniversary Resource B-Roll Collection
Jennifer Wiseman Interview  Hubble Project Scientist, Jennifer Wiseman answers questions about Hubble's past, present and future, including the upcoming James Webb telescope's abilities and the overlap of both ground breaking observatories.   For complete transcript, click  here .   11857   Hubble 25th Anniversary Live Shot Resource Page
This version does not contail labels or music.   11858   Earth from Orbit 2014
LEAD: A year’s worth of weather data from Mars indicates conditions are favorable for small quantities of salty water (brine) to form at night at Gale crater.  1. Mars’ soil contains perchlorate salts that can pull water vapor out of the air.  On cold nights when the relative humidity is high, they pull so much water that they dissolve into liquid, forming a salty brine.  2. NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover weather station shows winter daytime temperature highs of around 0 Degrees Fahrenheit. But nighttime lows are near minus 135 Degrees Fahrenheit with relative humidity at 60%.  TAG: Despite this evidence, the low temperatures and high salinity levels are likely to make the water unsuitable for life.   11859   NASA On Air: NASA Mars Rover Weather Data Bolsters Case For Salty Water (4/17/2015)
LEAD: A new website now totals up landslide occurrences and resulting deaths across the U.S. and the world.  1. NASA and other researchers have tracked global news and web reports of rain-caused landslides since 2007.  2. Between 2007 and 2013, more than 20,000 people have died in 6,000 landslides - an average of 2,500 per year.  3. An interactive website will help researchers match future news reports of landslides with the data of heavy rain from a new satellite-based network covering Earth.  TAG: Early warning for potential landslides is the long-term goal.   11860   NASA On Air: NASA Landslide Catalog Now Available (4/21/2015)
LEAD: A new view from NASA satellites show how the earth “greens up   11861   NASA On Air: NASA Satellites Show Global Biosphere Yearly Cycle (4/22/2015)
IceBridge Heads for the Coast    Take a break from your day to soak in the sights and sounds of an Operation IceBridge flight over Greenland's southwest coast. This video features both the rugged scenery of Greenland and the somewhat rugged interior of a NASA C-130, the aircraft serving as the aerial platform for this spring's science campaign. IceBridge flies over the Arctic and Antarctic every year measuring changes in the ice with instruments like radar and lasers. This particular flight was designed to survey nearly the entirety of Greenland's southwest coast at several different surface elevations roughly parallel to the coastline. For more on IceBridge: www.nasa.gov/icebridge   11862   Operation IceBridge Arctic 2015 video series
LEAD: The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary of making new discoveries about our solar system.  1. Since April 24, 1990, Hubble has circled the globe at an altitude of 340 miles.  2. It is about the size of a bus, with a telescopic mirror that is 8 feet in diameter.  3. Hubble has found planets outside our solar system located billions of miles from Earth.  4. One of the biggest discoveries made by Hubble is that the universe is expanding at an ever-increasing rate due to “dark energy,” a kind of repulsive gravity.  TAG: Astronomers using Hubble data have published more than 12,800 scientific papers, making it one of the most productive scientific instruments ever built.   11863   NASA On Air: Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 25 Years Of Exploration (4/23/2015)
Edited video of a solar prominence seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on April 21, 2015.   Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .   11864   Phoenix Prominence Eruption
Hubble Media Social   11866   Edited B-Roll From Hubble 25th Anniversary NASA Social
For complete transcript, click  here .   11867   Instagram: Big Ozone Holes Headed For Extinction By 2040
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash on the left – on May 5, 2015. Each image shows a different wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights a different temperature of material on the sun. By comparing different images, scientists can better understand the movement of solar matter and energy during a flare. From left to right, the wavelengths are: visible light, 171 angstroms, 304 angstroms, 193 angstroms and 131 angstroms. Each wavelength has been colorized. Unlabeled.  Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO   11868   NASA's SDO Observes a Cinco de Mayo Solar Flare
LEAD: NASA scientists report that the ozone hole over Antarctica is slowly recovering.  1. The ozone hole is the result of man-made chlorine and bromine chemicals reacting with thin ice clouds at 60,000 feet where temperatures are bitterly cold, less than –110 Degrees Fahrenheit.  2. The ozone hole varies from twice to three times the size of the United States.  3. Since the Montreal Protocol agreement in 1987, emissions have been regulated and ozone-depleting chemical levels have been slowly declining.  4. With a new analysis, NASA scientists say that the ozone hole will be consistently smaller than less than twice the United States.  TAG: Scientists will continue to use satellites to monitor the recovery of the ozone hole and they hope to see its full recovery before the end of the century.   11869   NASA On Air: Big Ozone Holes Headed For Extinction By 2040 (5/8/2015)
According to a new NASA study, a string of nine years without a major hurricane landfall in the U.S. is Iikely to come along only once every 177 years. This video explains the findings of this study.    For complete transcript, click  here .   11870   What Are The Chances Of Another Katrina?
For complete transcript, click  here .   11871   Instagram: What Are The Chances Of Another Katrina?
LEAD: The first tropical storm of 2015 drenched North Carolina this week (May 10) with 6 inches of rain and 60 mph winds. Ana hit even before June 1, the official start date of the 2015 hurricane season. What’s ahead for the summer? Will it be like the past 9 years?  1. Over the past 9 years there have been 59 Atlantic hurricanes. But during that time no hurricanes of Category 3 or higher have hit the U.S. coastline. Such a string of lucky years is likely to happen only once in 177 years, according to a new NASA study.  2. Weaker storms than Category 3 can still be dangerous. Sandy in 2012, Irene in 2011 and Ike in 2008 together caused over 100 billion dollars of damage.  3. But what about this upcoming hurricane season? Statistical analysis indicates that for any given year there is 40% chance of a Category 3 or higher hurricane landing across the U.S. coastline.  TAG: But remember it only takes one storm in your area.  Be prepared this summer.   11872   NASA On Air: No Major Category 3 Hurricane U.S. Landfalls In Past 9 Years (5/13/2015)
2015 hurricane resource ree l  This Reel Includes the Following Sections TRT 50:10
 Hurricane Overviews 1:02; Hurricane Arthur 15:07; Cyclone Pam 19:48; Typhoon Hagupit 21:27; Hurricane Bertha 22:03;
Hurricanes Iselle and Julio 23:15; September 2014 Hurricane Alley 25:07; Satellite Beauty Passes 28:31; Hurricane Katrina 36:32; Global Portrait of Precipitation	42:00; Typhoon Halong 42:36; Typhoon Maysak	43:13; Superstorm Sandy 44:21;
Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo 45:29; RapidScat 46:12; CYGNSS 49:16
Super(s): NASA;
Center Contact: Rob Gutro 301-286-4044
HQ Contact: Steve Cole 202-358-0918   11874   Hurricane Resource Page
LEAD: NASA’s Curiosity rover captured its first Mars sunset in color and indicates the sky is blue.  
1. This Martian sunset sequence was captured over seven minutes on April 15, 2015. 
2. Why is it blue? 
3. On Earth our sunsets are red because the molecules in the atmosphere scatter or filter out the blue wavelength light. 
4. On Mars the Martian dust particles permit blue light to penetrate the atmosphere more efficiently than light that is red in color. 
TAG: Dust in the Martian atmosphere is common during its spring season.   11875   NASA On Air: NASA's Curiosity Sees Blue Sunset On Mars (5/21/2015)
A short video the explores the uses and advantages of remote sensing.   Complete transcripts are available in  English  and  Brazilian Portuguese .   11877   Water Falls: Getting the Big Picture
Engineers Conduct   11879   NIRSpec Microshutter Replacement at GSFC
LEAD: During the middle of this month (May, 2015) the sun has put on a glorious light show.  
1. In this 5-day time lapse, every 6 seconds represents 24 hours. 
2. The bright, spindly strands that extend out of these active regions are particles spinning along magnetic field lines that connect between areas of opposite polarity (north and south poles).  
3. While the sun appears to rotating slowly, the speed at the sun's equator is over 4,000 miles per hour. 
TAG: The temperature of the sun is almost 8,000 degrees Fahrenheit.   11882   NASA On Air: Five-Day Solar Show (5/29/2015)
On the first day of the 2015 summer internship season, host Katrina Jackson meets a wide variety of incoming Goddard interns who are working on projects such as web design, engineering, environmental education, finance, CubeSats, sea level rise, rockets, and more!   Interns interviewed include Jitin Krishnan, Trang Luu, Samuel Cole, Joshua Hernandez, Jessica Renigson, Wallace Phillips, Anjali Mittu, Ray Paleg, Virginia Schwartz, and Lucas Fonseca.   11884   Summer 2015 Interns
Dust from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan blows over the Arabian Sea.   11885   None
JWST Arm-Over Deploy   11886   JWST Arm Over-Deploy at GSFC
Backplane Pathfinder Mirror Placement   11887   JWST Pathfinder Backplane Mirror Placement GSFC
JWST's Backplane Pathfinder enters into Chamber A   11888   JWST Backplane Pathfinder Prepped for Cryo Test in Chamber A B-roll Part 1
LEAD: On Sunday (May 31, 2015), NASA posted new images of one of Saturn’s moons named Hyperion that was captured during the Cassini spacecraft’s flyby.  
1. The irregular craggy moon Hyperion is about 170 miles across and is probably half water ice. 
2. The sponge-like appearance is thought to be due, in part, to impacts from meteors, which compress the icy surface. 
TAG: This October Cassini will fly within 30 miles of another Saturn moon, Enceladus ‪(enˈselədəs)‬, to study its icy plumes.   11889   NASA On Air: NASA's New Images Of Saturn's Icy Moon Hyperion (6/4/2015)
LEAD: NASA’s newest precipitation satellite, GPM, has given forecasters and emergency managers a new view of flooding rains.  
1. During the week of May 19 –26, 2015, the satellite microwave sensor helped measure the record rainfall over Texas that brought about disastrous river flooding. 
2. Dark red areas indicate over 12 inches of rain. Violet areas, as seen in parts of Oklahoma, show extreme rainfall totaling more than 17 inches. 
3. NASA is now able to combine precipitation data from 12 satellites currently circling Earth into a single, seamless map covering most of the world. 
TAG: The fact that this data is available at half an hour intervals will be a big help to river forecasters.   11890   NASA On Air: NASA Satellite Totals Up Texas Rain (6/5/2015)
When will the next major hurricane strike the U.S.?   11891   None
Why did NASA send an 820-pound probe into the path of a comet?   11892   None
NASA satellites monitor the occurrence and impact of Earth’s wildfires.   11893   None
The image layers multiple frames from the visualization to increase the number of dark matter particles. The particles are shown as gray spheres attached to shaded trails representing their motion. Redder trails indicate particles more strongly affected by the black hole's gravitation and closer to its event horizon (black sphere at center, mostly hidden by trails). The ergosphere, where all matter and light must follow the black hole's spin, is shown in teal.   Credit: NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio   11894   Turning Black Holes into Dark Matter Labs
Coming attraction: Astronomers are expecting high-energy explosions when pulsar J2032 swings around its massive companion star in early 2018. The pulsar will plunge through a disk of gas and dust surrounding the star, triggering cosmic fireworks. Scientists are planning a global campaign to watch the event across the spectrum, from radio waves to gamma rays.   Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center      Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   11895   Astronomers Predict Cosmic Light Show from 2018 Stellar Encounter
Watch: Erika Nesvold and Marc Kuchner discuss how their new supercomputer simulation helps astronomers understand Beta Pictoris.  Music:   11896   The Planet Around Beta Pictoris Makes Waves
Watch this video on the  NASAexplorer YouTube channel .  0   11897   A Slice of Light: How IRIS Observes the Sun
ANIMATION  Using NASA’s Hubble Telescope, scientists detected a stratosphere on the planet WASP-33b. A stratosphere occurs when molecules in the atmosphere absorb ultraviolet and visible light from the star. This absorption warms the stratosphere and acts as a kind of sunscreen layer for the planet below.    Watch this video on  YouTube .   11898   Hubble Detects "Sunscreen" Layer on Distant Planet
A video featuring NASA scientist Teppei Yasunari and his research that looks into the snow darkening effect using the GEOS-5 model.     For complete transcript, click  here .   11899   Scientists Link Earlier Melting Of Snow To Dark Aerosols
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