Artist’s rendering of the GOES-16 satellite in orbit. Image Credit: NOAA NOAA’s new highly advanced GOES-16 (formerly known as GOES-R) weather satellite, which has just completed its third month in space, is expected to provide crucial data necessary to detect the presence of lightning earlier and better than before. The […]


GOES-16 (previously known as GOES-R) captured this view of the moon as it looked across the surface of the Earth on January 15, 2017. Like earlier GOES satellites, GOES-16 will use the moon for calibration. Credit: NOAA/NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A new age has begun in the nations […]

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MARK WILSON VIA GETTY IMAGES / Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a noted climate change denier, chairs the House Science Committee. The House of Representatives’ Science Committee sent out a Twitter message Thursday afternoon that appears to mock “climate alarmists,” an odd and disconcerting move considering the group is tasked with […]


Artist’s illustration of the GOES-R weather satellite in space. GOES-R launched on Nov. 19, 2016, and will reach its final geostationary orbit about two weeks later (at which point its name will change to GOES-16). Credit: NASA A powerful new satellite that will give forecasters their best-ever looks at storms and […]