Jason-3 satellite successfully launched

On Sunday, at 19:42 CET, the Jason-3 satellite was launched onboard the Space-X Falcon 9 rocket. The video above, by NASA, shows the lift-off of the rocket from the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Californi ...

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What are El Niño and La Niña?

It's been reported that a strong El Niño will have "a strong influence over our weather this winter",  but what exactly does this mean? This video produced by the UK MetOffice does a great job of explaining El Niño an ...

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Moon phases of 2016

NASA’s scientific visualisation studio recently released a video showing moon phases for every day of 2016. There are two different videos, one for the Northern hemisphere and one for the Southern. According to which ...

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How a system failure triggered a data revolution

Here’s an interesting TEDx talk where Dr. Mark Higgins, EUMETSAT’s training manager, explains how EUMETSAT started spreading weather and climate data to users. It all started when a power amplifier failed… And toda ...

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Learn how to read a weather map

Weather maps show us the forecast by displaying symbols that explain the situation in a specific location. However, if you don’t know what the symbols stand for, it’s difficult to understand the map. Luckily, this ...

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Learn coding with Star Wars

As part of their “Hour of Code” series, Code.org partnered with Star Wars to create a tutorial to help BB-8 and R2-D2 move around in different worlds. The purpose of the tutorial is to teach how to use coding for prog ...

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