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CROPPED This Voyager 1 image mosaic shows a large area of Io's volcanic plains, with numerous volcanic calderas and lava flows. Loki Patera, an active lava lake 1,000 times large than Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake, is the black horseshoe-shaped feature in the lower part of the image. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Volcano Watch: Active lava lakes are found beyond Earth

Exploration of volcanoes within our solar system has been much like the exploration of Hawaiian volcanoes in the 19th century: sporadic.

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Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no exception.

Does Comet Elenin spell doom and gloom for Earth?

Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no exception.

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The comings and goings of El Niño and La Niña are part of a long-term, evolving state of global climate, for which measurements of sea surface height are a key indicator.

La Niña’s exit leaves climate forecasts in limbo

The comings and goings of El Niño and La Niña are part of a long-term, evolving state of global climate, for which measurements of sea surface height are a key indicator.

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“This is one of the strongest La Niña events in the past half century, and will likely persist into the northern hemisphere summer”

Strong La Niña in December 2010

“This is one of the strongest La Niña events in the past half century, and will likely persist into the northern hemisphere summer”

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NASA infrared image sees the new 9th East Pacific tropical depression

NASA infrared image sees the new 9th East Pacific tropical depression

By Rob Gutro, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center The ninth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed over this past weekend, and it looks like it’s on a slow track to getting a name. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center note in their discussion on August 10 that computer models indicate that it […]

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Five thoughts 'n' factoids about hurricanes

Five thoughts ‘n’ factoids about hurricanes

MEDIA RELEASE JPL scientist Bjorn Lambrigtsen goes on hurricane watch every June. He is part of a large effort to track hurricanes and understand what powers them. Lambrigtsen specializes in the field of microwave instruments, which fly aboard research planes and spacecraft, penetrating through thick clouds to see the heart of a hurricane. While scientists […]

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Cooler seas may dampen hurricane season

Cooler seas may dampen hurricane season

By Bill Patzert and Rob Gutro/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Goddard Space Flight Center The Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30. In the eastern Pacific Ocean, Hurricane season runs between May 15 and November 30 each year. These dates simply border the times when most tropical cyclone activity happens in this […]

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