** Space Station Transits the Moon | NASA – Though the ISS flies just a few hundred kilometers above the earth, it appears to be passing over the Moon in this photo:

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

** GMS: 2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation – Watch last summer’s hurricanes form and move towards North America in this marvelous video of atmospheric aerosol particles created from data captured by satellite sensors:

** GMS: How Solar Flares Affect Earth – “A team of scientists —led by Laura Hayes, a solar physicist who splits her time between NASA Goddard and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland— investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth’s atmosphere. They discovered pulses in the electrified layer of the atmosphere—called the ionosphere—mirrored X-ray oscillations during a July 24, 2016 flare.”

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