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image of ash plume from eruption of Pavlof volcano
Data from polar-orbiting satellites like Suomi NPP provide forecasters with a better perspective on the Alaska Region and provide critical information on hazards like ash from volcanic eruptions.
GOES-13
GOES-13 has served in the GOES East position since April 2010. 
DSCOVR Moon
The first man-made satellite didn't come along until 1957. Today, thousands of artificial satellites orbit Earth, with many others orbiting the sun and planets.
AHS graphic
NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms in the Atlantic this season, including 1 to 4 major hurricanes.
Map of the United States showing areas with the worst light pollution
According to a new global atlas of light pollution, one third of humanity and 80 percent of Americans can't see the Milky Way.
goes-r
GOES-R isn't just a game-changer for the U.S., but also for the other countries in the Western Hemisphere the satellite will see.
contrail
You don't have to be a meteorologist to know that clouds have a significant impact on the Earth's climate, but what about artificial clouds, particularly jet contrails; do they affect the Earth's climate too? Penn State geography professor Andrew Carleton and his colleagues have been trying to find out, and they're using data from NOAA satellites in the process.
artist rendering of GOES-3
With an operational life spanning five different decades and six different U.S. presidents, GOES-3 has seen it all. From weather forecasting to communicating with the South Pole, GOES-3 has cemented its place in the history books as “One of the Oldest Continuously Operating Spacecraft in History”. p { width:900px; }
Dust map
Even though satellites can detect dust in the atmosphere does not mean it's easy for scientists to detect it in satellite imagery.