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Artists depiction of the constellation of TROPICS CubeSats.

SMD-Sponsored Technologies Infused into Third Set of Earth Venture Instruments

Earth Jul 2, 2018
In March 2016, NASA announced the selection of two proposals—both direct infusions of Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) projects—under the third solicitation of the Earth Venture Instrument...
Fire on mountain

Four Other Things ECOSTRESS Can See

Earth, Climate Change Jun 29, 2018
NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) is designed to study how plants respond to heat and water st
Satellite image of smoke from fire in Nepal

Satellite Data Aids Forest Fire Detection and Monitoring in Nepal

Earth Jun 25, 2018
Forest fires have adverse ecological and economic effects and are a major concern in many countries, including Nepal.

Federal Government Releases National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Plan

Earth Jun 20, 2018
A new multiagency report outlines how the U.S. could become better prepared for near-Earth objects—asteroids and comets whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth—otherwise known as NEOs.

NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

Earth Jun 18, 2018
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Earth Jun 13, 2018
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded...
Photo of bull in Kenya after eating prickly pear cactus

Smartphone App Simplifies Invasive Species Mapping in Kenya's North Rangelands

Earth Jun 13, 2018
For many years, pastoralists in Northern Kenya have been affected by Opuntia stricta, an invasive cactus native to the Caribbean region and commonl

NASA Awards Options for Two Joint Polar Satellite System Spacecraft

Earth May 25, 2018
NASA has exercised options under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract for two additional Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft to be built for the National Oceanic and...

Twin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth’s Water Movement

Earth May 22, 2018
A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth’s mass on and beneath the planet’s surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday...
Photo of Participants of the SERVIR Service Planning,  Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

SERVIR Women Scientists Build Resilience Around the World

Earth May 20, 2018
USAID and NASA are supporting women scientists around the world to use science and technology to improve resilience and raise the visibility of women in science. More than 30 women...