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Interview with Noah Petro - LRO Deputy Project Scientist   12000   Supermoon Eclipse 2015 Live Shots Interviews And B-roll
In this animation, the Earth rotates slowly as the Arctic sea ice advances over time from February 25, 2015 to September 11, 2015.   12001   Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2015 Minimum Extent
LEAD: Scientists report today (September 15, 2015) that the Arctic sea ice summertime minimum is the fourth lowest on record.  

1.  Analysis of satellite data by NASA and the National Snow Ice Data Center indicates that the accelerated summer melting trend since the late 1970s continues. 

2. This increased melting is a response to the warming global temperatures. 

3.  It is unclear whether this year's strong El Niño has had any impact on the Arctic sea ice. 

TAG: Weather and climate researchers are continuing to study the possible effects that the increased open Arctic waters in the autumn might have on snowstorm development in the winter season.   12002   NASA On Air: 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Annual Extent Is Fourth Lowest On Record (9/15/2015)
Explore Fermi's discovery of the first gamma-ray pulsar detected in a galaxy other than our own.  Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   12003   Fermi finds the first extragalactic gamma-ray pulsar
Explore how gamma-ray telescopes in space and on Earth captured an outburst of high-energy light from PKS 1441+25, a black-hole-powered galaxy more than halfway across the universe. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   12004   NASA's Fermi Satellite Kicks Off a Blazar Bonanza
A star approaching too close to a massive black hole is torn apart by tidal forces, as shown in this artist's rendering. Filaments containing much of the star's mass fall toward the black hole. Eventually these gaseous filaments merge into a smooth, hot disk glowing brightly in X-rays. As the disk forms, its central region heats up tremendously, which drives a flow of material, called a wind, away from the disk.       Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab    Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .      For complete transcript, click  here .   12005   Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star
LEAD: With a bit of serendipity that comes often comes from science research, a NASA satellite played a key role in discovering the 3,000th comet.     1. Before the launch in 1995 of the NASA and European Space Agency's   Solar and Heliospheric Observatory satellite (known as SOHO) there were about 900 known comets. After 20 years SOHO has just spotted its 3000th comet.    2. SOHO's ability to spot comets turns out to be an unplanned and unexpected benefit.    3. SOHO's main job is to study the sun, not comets. But citizen scientists and astronomers from around the world combing through SOHO data have greatly expanded our knowledge about comets.    4. An amateur astronomer in Thailand spotted number 3,000.   TAG: Citizen scientists, including two 13-year-olds, have found 95 percent of SOHO comets.   12006   NASA On Air: NASA/ESA SOHO Helps Discover The 3,000th Comet (9/17/2015)
A narrated visualization of Hurricane/Typhoon Kilo.   For complete transcript, click  here .   12007   GPM Gets a Ton of Kilo
Data visualization showing changes in global diatom populations from 1998-2012.   12009   Earth's Oceans Show Decline In Microscopic Plant Life
Explore@NASA Goddard B-Roll   12010   2015 Explore@NASA Goddard B-Roll
LEAD: This year's fall equinox arrives WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, at 4:21 a.m. EDT. The name equinox comes from the Latin words for   12011   NASA On Air: Satellite Sees Fall Equinox From Space (9/22/2015)
image for story   12012   Instagram: Earth's Oceans Show Decline In Microscopic Plant Life
Landsat and MODIS data are used by Point Blue Conservation Science, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Nature Conservancy of California to classify surface water in the Central Valley and to estimate bird abundance during migration routes.   For complete transcript, click  here .   12013   Landsat Helps Feed the Birds
LEAD: Step outside on Sunday evening (September 27th) to see a special astronomical event: a supermoon total lunar eclipse.   1. At 9:07 p.m. EDT the moon will start to enter Earth’s shadow. An hour later, the moon will appear a ghostly copper color. The change in color will last for over an hour as the moon passes through Earth’s central shadow and is illuminated by filtered sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere.   2. As the moon orbits Earth, it has a farthest point in its orbit (apogee) and closest point (perigee). On Sunday, the full moon occurs during the closest perigee of the year. This is sometimes called a supermoon.     3. Supermoons occur *on average* every 14 months. But what’s special about Sunday’s supermoon is that it will happen during a total lunar eclipse.   TAG: The next supermoon total lunar eclipse won't happen until 2033.   12014   NASA On Air: Preview of September 27, 2015, Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse (9/25/2015)
image for story   12015   IceBridge Flies High over Both Poles
Precipitation around the world. Graphic zooms into the Atlantic ocean along the U.S. Coast   12017   NASA Takes You Inside Hurricane Joaquin Live Shots
NASA Goddard astrophysicist Daniel Angerhausen discusses how astronomers may be able to maximize transit photometry to find planets like those in our solar system around other stars -- and possibly moons, rings, and asteroid groups as well.   Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .     For complete transcript, click  here .   12018   Looking for the Shadows of New Worlds
Tour the best view of the high-energy gamma-ray sky yet seen. This video highlights the plane of our galaxy and identifies objects producing gamma rays with energies greater than 1 TeV.    Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   For complete transcript, click  here .  Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center   12019   NASA's Fermi Mission Sharpens its High-energy View
Spinning globe of Jupiter, made from first new Hubble map   12021   Hubble Maps Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD
This poster summarizes the career to date of NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. The central image is a map of the whole sky at gamma-ray wavelengths accumulated over six years of operations. The poster also discusses other Fermi findings, including a black widow pulsar, the Fermi Bubbles rising thousands of light-years out of our galaxy's center, a giant gamma-ray flare from the Crab Nebula, and many more.  The poster is available in a variety of resolutions.  Credit:  NASA/Fermi/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet   12022   Poster: Fermi's Gamma-ray Cosmos
Robotic Simulations Within the Robotic Operations Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, engineers use industrial robots and mock-ups to simulate, in high fidelity, how objects move and interact with each other in space. NASA is using this data to develop and refine the Restore-L servicing mission.   12023   Restore-L: Robotic Satellite Servicing Mission
President Park Geun-hye of South Korea toured the NASA robotic servicing facility.  She was greeted by Frank Cepollina, Associate Director of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office and Benjamin Reed, Deputy Project Manager of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office. President Park had the opportunity to try out the robotic arm. Satellite servicing capabilities stretch from on-orbit spacecraft refueling and repair, to the assembly of large structures in orbit, to modular designs that allow for spacecraft upgradability. These are capabilities that offer mission operators options for extended mission operations, upgradability, reconfiguration, and recovery.   12024   President of South Korea to Visit NASA Goddard
CANYVAL-X matures formation alignment technology enabling the next-generation of distributed space virtual telescopes.       For the CANYVAL-X fact sheet, click  here .   12025   CANYVAL-X: CubeSat Astronomy by NASA and Yonsei using Virtual Telescope Alignment eXperiment
Water managers in 15 states accross the U.S. use METRIC technology to monitor and track agricultural water consumption. Nebraksa has 23 natural resource districts and more than 10 major river basins, making this satellite-based technology a critical part of managing water resources.    For complete transcript, click  here .  Watch this video on the  NASA Goddard YouTube channel .   12026   Tracking Agricultural Water Use from Space
NASM 2015 Presentation - Our Violent Universe   12027   NASM 2015: Our Violent Universe
Suzaku mapped iron, magnesium, silicon and sulfur in four directions all across the Virgo Galaxy Cluster for the first time. The northern arm of the survey (top) extends 5 million light-years from M87 (center), the massive galaxy at the cluster's heart. Ratios of these elements are constant throughout the cluster, which means they were mixed well early in cosmic history. The dashed circle shows what astronomers call the virial radius, the boundary where gas clouds are just entering the cluster. Some prominent members of the cluster are labeled as well. The background image is part of the all-sky X-ray survey acquired by the German ROSAT satellite. The blue box at center indicates the area shown in the visible light image.      Credit: A. Simionescu (JAXA) and Hans Boehringer (MPE)   12028   Suzaku Finds Common Chemical Composition at Largest Cosmic Scales
Produced video showing engineers placing the Webb Telescope's Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) with all four Webb telescope instruments into the Space Environment Simulator for its last cryogenic test before being integraed into the telescope.  (10-14-2015)   12029   Webb Telescope's Integrated Science Instrument Module begins Final Super Cold Test
This narrated video provides an overview of the study findings and features NASA scientist Margaret Hurwitz.   For complete transcript, click  here .   12030   Widely Used Coolants Contribute to Ozone Depletion
Scientists take a closer look at chemicals once thought to be harmless to Earth's ozone layer.   12031   None
This year’s Antarctic sea ice maximum extent is the lowest since 2008.
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Scientists uncover new details about what happens when a black hole destroys a star.   12033   None
The sun is always changing and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is always watching. Launched on February 11, 2010, SDO keeps a 24-hour eye on the entire disk of the sun, with a prime view of the graceful dance of solar material coursing through the sun's atmosphere, the corona.  SDO captures images of the sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material. Different temperatures can, in turn, show specific structures on the sun such as solar flares, which are gigantic explosions of light and x-rays, or coronal loops, which are stream of solar material travelling up and down looping magnetic field lines.  Scientists study these images to better understand the complex electromagnetic system causing the constant movement on the sun, which can ultimately have an effect closer to Earth, too. Flares and another type of solar explosion called coronal mass ejections can sometimes disrupt technology in space. Moreover, studying our closest star is one way of learning about other stars in the galaxy. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. built, operates, and manages the SDO spacecraft for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C.  All tracks are written and produced by  Lars Leonhard .   Credit: The SDO Team, Genna Duberstein and Scott Wiessinger, Producers   12034   NASA Enters World of Ultra-High-Def (4K) Video
This narrated video provides an overview of the science study and features NASA scientist Augusto Getirana.    For complete transcript, click  here .   12035   Brazil's Extreme Drought Seen From Space
For complete transcript, click  here .   12036   Instagram: Brazil's Extreme Drought Seen From Space
Dropsonde Upload   12037   Instrument Upload to OLYMPEX DC-8
Labeled image. GRB 151027B, Swift's 1,000th burst (center), is shown in this composite X-ray, ultraviolet and optical image. X-rays were captured by Swift's X-Ray Telescope, which began observing the field 3.4 minutes after the Burst Alert Telescope detected the blast. Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) began observations seven seconds later and faintly detected the burst in visible light. The image includes X-rays with energies from 300 to 6,000 electron volts, primarily from the burst, and lower-energy light seen through the UVOT's visible, blue and ultraviolet filters (shown, respectively, in red, green and blue). The image has a cumulative exposure of 10.4 hours.    Credit: NASA/Swift/Phil Evans, Univ. of Leicester   12038   NASA's Swift Catches its 1,000th Gamma-ray Burst
NASA satellites provide a new view from space of Brazil's ongoing drought.   12039   None
These aurora images were taken from the ground looking up with a network of all-sky cameras spread across Canada, studying auroras in collaboration with NASA’s Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms, or THEMIS, mission. Taking images of aurora from the ground in conjunction with satellite data taken from above the atmosphere gives scientists a more comprehensive picture of how and why the aurora form. The ground-based camera network is also observing this week’s auroras.    The aurora data is provided courtesy of S. Mende at University California Berkeley and E. Donovan at the University of Calgary, logistical support in fielding and data retrieval from the ground-based stations is provided by the Canadian Space Agency. The array of aurora images is funded by NSF in support of GIMNAST through grant AGS-1004736.  Credit: NASA/CSA/University of California, Berkeley/University of Calgary/NSF   12040   NASA Observes Auroras Across Canada
Animation without info key.   12041   ICESat-2 Measures Slope
Interview with MAVEN Principal Investigator Dr. Bruce Jakosky   12042   MAVEN Results Live Shot Page
Explore how future space missions will search for planets--and even asteroids and moons--around distant stars.   12043   None
image for story   12044   Carbon and Climate Briefing - November 12, 2015
LEAD: NASA scientists have identified the process that changed Mars from a warm and wet Earth-like planet to a cold, arid world.     1. New results from NASA’s MAVEN mission show the Martian atmosphere has been stripped away by a stream of particles, known as the solar wind, flowing from the sun at a speed of about one million miles per hour.    2. The Martian atmosphere has escaped from different regions of the Red Planet, including down the   12045   NASA On Air: NASA Solves Mars Mystery Of Lost Atmosphere (11/6/2015)
A NASA mission reveals how gases in Mars' upper atmosphere are stripped away by the sun's solar wind.   12046   None
BROADCAST-QUALITY FOOTAGE: Short interview clips with Jeremy Werdell, the PACE Project Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  HD footage codec: Apple ProRes 422   12047   Carbon and Climate: Interview Clips
SSCO Virtual Tours   12048   SSCO Virtual Tours
LEAD: NASA scientists and astronomers are already planning for the first total solar eclipse for the United States in 38 years.    1. On August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth in an alignment that will cast the moon's shadow onto Earth.    2. A dark shadow of the moon, 170 miles wide, will sweep across the U.S. over the course of one-and-a-half hours.    3. People in cities lying within the narrow path of the shadow (red line in the video) will experience an eerie sense of twilight as day turns to night and back to day again within roughly 2-2.5 minutes.    TAG: Solar astronomers will use the solar eclipse to study the outer atmosphere of the sun.   12049   NASA On Air: NASA Previews 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (11/11/2015)
This is a preview video of The Olympic Mountain Experiment, or OLYMPEX, NASA-led field campaign, which is taking place on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State from November 2015 through February 2016.   12050   Researchers Gear Up For OLYMPEX
Dr. Joe Gurman of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center provides commentary on selected shots from SOHO's 20 years in space.  Watch this video on  YouTube   12052   SOHO Celebrates 20 Years of Space-based Science
B-roll of the landscape in Washington State where OLYMPEX is operating.   12053   OLYMPEX Field Campaign B-Roll
A supercomputer model reveals how the environment around a young star is shaped by a planet’s gravity.   12054   None
NASA's Swift spacecraft spots its thousandth gamma-ray burst.   12055   None
Animation of carbon dioxide released from two different sources: fires (biomass burning) and massive urban centers known as megacities.  The animation covers a five day period in June 2006.  The model is based on real emission data and is then set to run so that scientists can observe how the greenhouse gas behaves once it has been emitted.   12056   Carbon Dioxide Sources From a High-Resolution Climate Model
Dr. Jeremy Werdell social media promo   12057   Carbon Cycle Live Shots
Muppet Lola and NASA Engineers Promote Science Education in Latin America   Lola, a Muppet from Plaza Sésamo, partnered with NASA engineers Sandra Cauffman (Goddard Space Flight Center) and Diana Trujillo (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) at an event with the Inter-American Development Bank to discuss early mathematics and science education in Latin America and the Caribbean.   12059   Muppet Lola and NASA Engineers
Footage of the DC-8 in flight. Credit: NASA Armstrong Research Flight Center/Lori Losey   12060   OLYMPEX DC-8 in Flight
Learn how to watch the 2017 American Eclipse safely.   12061   None
For complete transcript, click  here .   On Oct. 2, 2015, the ozone hole expanded to its peak of 28.2 million square kilometers (10.9 million square miles), an area larger than the continent of North America. Throughout October, the hole remained large and set many area daily records. Unusually cold temperature and weak dynamics in the Antarctic stratosphere this year resulted in this larger ozone hole. In comparison, last year the ozone hole peaked at 24.1 million square kilometers (9.3 million square miles) on Sept. 11, 2014. Compared to the 1991-2014 period, the 2015 ozone hole average area was the fourth largest.   12062   Annual Antarctic Ozone Hole Larger and Formed Later in 2015
LEAD: If you want to test and fine-tune a satellite that measures snow and rain, it makes sense to go to THE wettest area in the United States: the rainforest of Washington State.    1. Each year the slopes of the Olympic Mountains are soaked with over 100 inches of rain, with a record total of 184   12063   NASA On Air: NASA's OLYMPEX Program Helps Validate Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite (11/18/2015)
George Hurtt, professor at University of Maryland, gives information on NASA's Carbon Monitoring System in advance of the United Nations COP-21 climate meeting in Paris, 2015    For complete transcript, click  here .  Music credit: Rippling Rays by Jon Wygens   12064   George Hurtt: Carbon and Climate Soundbite
Lesley Ott, research meteorologist in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses how NASA is working to understand the global carbon cycle.  Dr. Ott made these points on a media telecon in advance of the United Nations COP-21 climate meeting in Paris, 2015.   For complete transcript, click  here .  Music credit: Piano Dreams by Jon Wygens   12065   Lesley Ott: Carbon and Climate Soundbite
Jeremy Werdell, oceanographer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses the importance of microscopic plankton in the global carbon cycle.  With his colleagues, Jeremy is working to answer important questions about how much carbon dioxide the oceans are absorbing, and how that might change in the future.   For complete transcript, click  here .  Music credit: Molecular by Mark Hawkins   12066   Jeremy Werdell: Carbon and Climate Soundbite
Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are driving changes in Earth’s climate. But scientists are still trying to answer important questions about how carbon dioxide emissions get absorbed by the land and the ocean — and how this could change in the future. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Annmarie Eldering shares how the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is helping answer these questions on a global scale.   For complete transcript, click  here .   12067   Annmarie Eldering: Carbon and Climate Soundbite
The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole was one of the largest and latest forming holes in recent years.   12068   None
Dr. Padi Boyd Canned Interview   12070   Hubble Sees A Cosmic "Lightsaber" Live Shots
B-roll for SOHO live shot   12071   SOHO Anniversary Live Shot Page
Observations from space are helping NASA see carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere like never before.   12072   None
Scientists observe dynamic magnetic regions on the sun the size of planets.   12073   None
The sun-observing SOHO spacecraft celebrates two decades of space-based science.   12074   None
Can jets of moisture in Earth's atmosphere help cure California's drought?   12075   None
New NASA satellite maps show the human impact on global air quality.   12076   None
An unusual signal from a distant galaxy is thought to be the death of a supergiant star.   12077   None
Astronomers predict high-energy explosions from a rare stellar encounter.   12078   None
Weird marks on Phobos’ surface are early signs of the end for this moon of Mars.   12079   None
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveals features on Pluto never before seen.   12080   None
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft provides the first up-close view of Pluto’s largest moon.   12081   None
Pluto’s moons Nix and Hydra tumble unpredictably in their orbits.   12082   None
A NASA spacecraft spots seasonal flows of briny water oozing from Martian soils.   12083   None
Images of windswept dunes taken from orbit provide a tantalizing peek into Martian weather.   12084   None
NASA’s Dawn mission begins to unlock mysteries of the asteroid belt’s largest object.   12085   None
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures the formation of newborn stars and planetary systems.   12086   None
The Tarantula Nebula harbors some of the hottest and most massive stars known in the universe.   12087   None
Once hazy features on Saturn’s moon Dione come into sharp focus in images from NASA’s Cassini mission.   12088   None
Astronomers observe an unusual green glow emanating from distant galaxies.   12089   None
Produced video showing engineers in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center cleanroom lifting the Webb Telescope telescope structure into the assembly stand in preparation for installation of the primary mirror segments.   12090   James Webb Space Telescope: Ready for Mirror Assembly
A profile video of Rachael Kroodsma.   For complete transcript, click  here .   12091   OLYMPEX Scientist Profiles
Produced Video showing engineers in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center cleanroom placing the first mirror on the Webb Telescope.   12092   NASA's Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation
This video provides an overview of the study findings. An HD version of this video is available here:  Human Fingerprint on Global Air Quality   12094   NASA Images Show Human Fingerprint on Global Air Quality - Release Materials
Data visualization of California landfalling atmospheric rivers during winter 1997/1998. Clouds, precipitation and water vapor layers are from the NASA MERRA dataset.   12095   AGU El Nino Press Conference Release Materials
For complete transcript, click  here .   12096   Human Fingerprint on Global Air Quality
The 10 wavelengths captured by NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) provide data on Earth’s surface and atmosphere. The 388 nanometer UV channel here allows scientists to study the energy reflected by ice sheets and clouds, an important measurement in climate studies. (Credit: NASA)   12097   EPIC Observations Pouring In: NASA at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting
For complete transcript, click  here .   12098   Observing the 2015 El Niño
This is the GPM comic book video teaser.    For complete transcript, click  here .  Music credit: Imperatum by Mark Petrie.   12099   GPM: Making Science Fun for Kids Through Comics
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