NASA has selected a new mission to help humanity better understand Earth’s dynamic atmosphere – specifically, ice clouds that form at high altitudes throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions. The PolSIR instrument – short for Polarized Submillimeter Ice-cloud Radiometer – will study such ice... Read More
Researchers found that emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas dropped for several years near the nation’s second-largest metropolitan area.
After a long-distance delivery, nutrients in desert dust nourish life in the ocean.
Dr. Gerald Guala talks about the many ways citizen scientists are enhancing NASA's Earth science data collection.
NASA Science Art Director Jenny Mottar explains the inspiration behind the 2023 NASA Earth Day poster. Download our new #EarthDay poster and virtual backgrounds and learn more about our efforts to explore, discover, and protect.
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are using NASA Earth observations of smoke and other air pollution to study the health impacts on veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas of Southwest Asia in the years after September 11, 2001.
For the first time, NASA's ICESat-2 team has seen footage of the satellite’s green laser beams streaming from orbit to Earth
Observations from space show that the rate of sea level rise is increasing. Knowing where and how much rise is happening can help coastal planners prepare for future hazards.
Scientists have predicted that droughts, floods will become more frequent and severe as our planet warms and climate changes, but measuring this on regional scales has proven difficult.
Near the Chesapeake Bay? Join Chesapeake Water Watch and help scientists monitor its health! (Credit: Shelby Brown)
With the help of artificial intelligence and high-resolution satellite images, scientists mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa’s drylands to assess the amount of carbon stored outside of the continent’s dense tropical forests. Having an accurate tree carbon estimate is essential for... Read More
Following the magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes that struck southern Turkey and western Syria Feb. 6, NASA is working to share its aerial views and data from space in ways that can aid relief and recovery workers in the region, as well as improve its ability to model and predict such events.
Meet the 10 global winners of the 2022 NASA International Space Apps Challenge.
A pair of NASA projects will help researchers better understand the relationship between solar radiation and phenomena on Earth like severe weather and climate change.