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On June 20, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this coronal mass ejection (CME). A solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later. Credit NASA.
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Full Disk Image
GOES-16, the first spacecraft in NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, has sent its first high-resolution images back to Earth.
A ship at sea in distress
Last year, NOAA satellites assisted in the rescues of 307 people — the highest number since 2007.
This image shows the sea ice concentration on September 17, 2014, along with a yellow line indicating the median sea ice extent for 1981-2010. Credit: NOAA
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic, especially when it comes to atmospheric changes that first occur in the region and are now impacting the environment toward the south in the form of increased severe weather events.
image showing the different flight patters of Jason-2 and -3
A year has passed since the Jason-3 satellite rocketed into space. To find out what the spacecraft has been up to during those 365 days gone by, we contacted NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry for a full report.
NOAA report showing the satellite image that was used to detect the pipeline leak in Trinity Bay, Texas. The oil appears as a dark streak.
Oil was leaking from a corroded pipeline in Trinity Bay, Texas on July 6. The leak was discovered when analyst Michael Turk, with the Satellite Analysis Branch, looked at the image coming in from Sentinel-1A, a European satellite that had passed over the area.
NOAA Satellites Sizes
Ranging from the size of a small school bus down to the size of your lunchbox, satellites of all shapes and sizes are used to monitor Earth from space.
Shining a Light on Illegal Fishing
NOAA’s Satellites to Aid International Efforts toward Sustainable Fisheries. 
This color-enhanced infrared image, captured by the VIIRS instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite shows Hurricane Nicole on October 12, 2016.
"Above normal," that's how NOAA scientists described the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ended on November 30, 2016, in a recent press release about the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season.