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NASA Data Helps Beavers Build Back Streams

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Humans aren’t the only mammals working to mitigate the effects of climate change in the Western United States. People there are also enlisting the aid of nature’s most prolific engineers – beavers. Using NASA-provided grants, two open-source programs from Boise…

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NASA Selects New Aircraft-Driven Studies of Earth and Climate Change

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NASA has selected six new airborne missions that include domestic and international studies of fire-induced clouds, Arctic coastal change, air quality, landslide hazards, shrinking glaciers, and emissions from agricultural lands. NASA’s suite of airborne missions complement what scientists can see…

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Climate Change Research

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Science in Space: April 2024 Everyone on Earth is touched by the effects of climate change, such as hotter temperatures, shifts in rain patterns, and sea level rise. Collecting climate data helps communities better plan for these changes and build…

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NASA’s Near Space Network Enables PACE Climate Mission to ‘Phone Home’

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The PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) mission has delivered its first operational data back to researchers, a feat made possible in part by innovative, data-storing technology from NASA’s Near Space Network, which introduced two key enhancements for PACE and…

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NASA Open Science Initiative Expands OpenET Across Amazon Basin  

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The research teams who help sustain the largest freshwater reserve in the world are developing a new tool to promote more resilient farming systems in Brazil. The goal is to help farmers better handle changes in the water cycle, deal…

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Screenshot of the webpage for My NASA Data: Solar Eclipse.

My NASA Data Milestones: Eclipsed by the Eclipse!

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The My NASA Data (MND) project supports grades 3rd through 12th-grade students and teachers across the globe in analyzing and interpreting NASA mission data. MND provides student and teacher materials, including teacher-facing lesson plans, student-facing lessons and interactives, and NASA…

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SWOT Satellite Helps Gauge the Depth of Death Valley’s Temporary Lake

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Data from the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission helped researchers to calculate the depth of water in this transient freshwater body. California’s Death Valley, the driest place in North America, has hosted an ephemeral lake since late 2023.…

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NASA’s PACE Data on Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate Now Available

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NASA is now publicly distributing science-quality data from its newest Earth-observing satellite, providing first-of-their-kind measurements of ocean health, air quality, and the effects of a changing climate. The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite was launched on Feb. 8, and has…

Article2 weeks ago
Photo of participants at the 2024 U.S. GLOBE Southeast Student Research Symposium standing in front of the Apollo Saturn V rocket.

Students Present GLOBE Research at INFINITY Science Center with NASA ASTRO CAMP Community Partners Team

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Nineteen 5th-12th-grade student scientists gathered on 5 and 6 April, 2024 at the INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi for the U.S. GLOBE Southeast Student Research Symposium. The students traveled to the symposium with educators and chaperones from Alabama, Louisiana,…

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Scientists Pursue the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA Jet Planes

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The April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse will produce stunning views across North America. While anyone along the eclipse path with a clear sky will see the spectacular event, the best view might be 50,000 feet in the air, aboard…

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