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[Project Topics] Release of the JAXA Realtime Rainfall Watch

Topics List Nov. 2, 2015 UpdatedRelease of the JAXA Realtime Rainfall Watch Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has developed GSMaP realtime version (GSMaP_NOW) providing rainfall information of current hour, and released those information through a new webpage “JAXA Realtime Rainfall Watch”.While GSMaP near-real-time version (GSMaP_NRT) is provided with 4-hour […]

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[Earth Observation Research Center (EORC)] Seen from Space – Release of the JAXA Realtime Rainfall Watch

Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has developed GSMaP* realtime version (GSMaP_NOW) providing current rainfall information over the JMA’s geostationary satellite “Himawari” observation area, and released those information through a new webpage “JAXA Realtime Rainfall Watch” (Figure 1). GSMaP (Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation) is a satellite-based global rainfall map […]

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Spooky Skyscape | Space Wallpaper

Ripples of green linger over the rocky horizon in this bone-chilling image. These shades of green appear to be an menacing astral eagle sharp beak and sprawled wings and all. [Read more about the aurora borealis .] Credit: B. Jørgensen (http://www.arcticphoto.no/) To source

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Halloween in Space: A Vampire Astronaut and Nightmare in Orbit

Clayton Anderson was known for unusual pastimes during his long-duration space mission in 2007 — here, he portrayed an eerie spacebound vampire over the course of the day.Credit: Clayton C. Anderson You might masquerade as an astronaut for Halloween, but what about when astronauts dress up? Here’s how one spacefarer celebrated the spooky season. In […]

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Boo! Halloween Asteroid Looks Just Like a Creepy Skull

This radar view of the Halloween asteroid 2015 TB145 looks hauntingly like a skull ahead of an Oct. 31, 2015 flyby. The asteroid pass safely by Earth at a range of 300,000 miles. The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico captured this view.Credit: National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (Arecibo Observatory) NASA has called it a “Great […]

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