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America's Debut in Space Poster
Universe, Earth, Sun, Solar System
Jan 30, 2018
On January 31, 1958, the United States joined the "space race" with the successful launch of the Explorer 1 satellite, marking the birth of space science.
Earth, Solar System
Dec 22, 2017
Cameras on NASA spacecraft have treated us to intriguing and inspiring perspectives of our home planet as they've looked back at Earth from various locales.
Views of Home Poster
Earth, Climate Change, Ice
Jun 8, 2017
NASA's OMG and Operation IceBridge missions are investigating the thinning of Greenland's ice sheets from both above and below.
Greenland's Thinning Ice Poster
Universe, Earth, Sun, Solar System
Apr 13, 2017
We once thought oceans made our planet unique, but we’re now coming to realize that ‘ocean worlds’ are all around us.
Ocean Worlds Poster
Earth, Sun
Mar 20, 2017
NASA is embracing small satellite designs, from tiny CubeSats to micro-satellites. These miniature marvels are providing many ways to collect science data and to demonstrate new technologies.
NASA Embraces Small Satellites Poster
Earth, ISS
Mar 7, 2017
NASA has launched an ozone sensor to help monitor long-term change in the ozone layer. This sensor, called SAGE III, will be installed on the International Space Station in 2017.
Earth Observation from the Station Poster
Dec 19, 2016
A three-year NASA field expedition to examine Earth’s coral reefs is now underway, giving scientists the opportunity to study reefs ecology and condition.
A New View of Coral Reefs Poster 1
Oct 20, 2016
NASA is helping improve the ability of forecasters to predict hurricane intensity by flying missions into and above the hearts of powerful storms.
Taking the Surprise out of Hurricane Season Poster 1
Earth, ISS
Jul 28, 2016
As hurricane season unfolds, a helpful set of eyes mounted on the International Space Station allows scientists to observe massive storms from a special angle.
Global Wind Measurements Poster 1
Earth, Climate Change
Jul 26, 2016
Earth's oceans could be concealing a mystery about climate change. Researchers have recently found evidence of hidden heat hundreds of meters below the ocean's surface.
Reshuffling Heat Poster 1
Earth, Climate Change
Jun 27, 2016
A global effort to monitor air quality is in the works as the US, Korea, and the European Union prepare to launch geostationary satellites capable of monitoring pollutants and other aerosols.
Monitoring Air Quality Poster 1
Earth, Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Jun 14, 2016
Dynamic bubbles of ionization in Earth's upper atmosphere can cause GPS signals to "twinkle" like stars, affecting the quality of navigation on Earth below. NASA recently conducted a mission called CINDI to investigate this phenomenon.
Twinkle Twinkle GPS Poster 1
Earth, Climate Change
Jan 26, 2016
The Jason-3 satellite, launched on January 17, 2016, is allowing scientists to continue a 23-year record of crucial ocean monitoring.
Measuring the Rising Seas Poster
Dec 18, 2015
The Deep Space Climate Observatory, a NOAA mission that carries NASA instruments, is providing a "new and complementary" view of Earth that is amazing scientists and lay people alike.
Return of the Blue Marble Poster
Dec 1, 2015
A new NASA-funded tool is taking some of the ‘wild’ out of wildfires by making it possible for U.S. fire managers to better spot dangerous blazes.             
Taking the Wild Out of Wildfire Poster