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Earth
Apr 20, 2021
Fertilizers used in farming contain high amounts of nutrients, such as phosphorous, to help crops grow. But these same nutrients can cause unwanted plant growth and potentially harm ecosystems miles away if agricultural runoff flows into nearby rivers, lakes, or coastal waters.
Earth
Apr 19, 2021
From the vantage point of space, NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites investigates connections between ecosystems that are continents apart, or right next door.
Earth
Apr 19, 2021
Saharan Dust Forecasts Minimize Health Risks in the Caribbean
Earth
Apr 12, 2021
Landsat imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern California has dropped by more than 95 percent, with just a few small, isolated patches of bull kelp remaining. Species-rich kelp forests have been replaced by “urchin barrens,” where purple sea urchins cover a... Read More
Underwater photograph of kelp seaweed and fish.
Earth
Apr 8, 2021
NASA has awarded the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Support Services contract to ICF Incorporated LLC of Fairfax, Virginia.
Earth
Apr 7, 2021
Look for the rosy arch known as the Belt of Venus at sunset, then find the constellation Leo overhead on April evenings. Also check out Jupiter and Saturn with the Moon on April 6.
What's Up in the Solar System
Earth
Apr 6, 2021
HOT BIRD isn’t hot or a bird. It’s the world-class infrared detector that could revolutionize the way we see our planet from space.
Earth
Mar 30, 2021
Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter. This year’s maximum extent peaked at 5.70 million square miles, making it the seventh-smallest on record and tied with 2007.
Earth
Mar 29, 2021
NASA Harvest and CropX Partner to Support Sustainable Ag
Earth
Mar 25, 2021
Earth is on a budget – an energy budget. Our planet is constantly trying to balance the flow of energy in and out of Earth’s system. But human activities are throwing that off balance, causing our planet to warm in response.
Earth, ISS
Mar 23, 2021
Colorful bursts of energy above thunderstorms called transient luminous events can be observed from the International Space Station. Instruments on the station are helping scientists study these particle outbursts, which may prove useful to better understand our climate, weather, and the behaviors... Read More
Observing Lightning from the ISS Poster