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Earth
May 19, 2022
Continuing the collaboration that produced the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard in 2020, NASA and its international partners in Europe and Japan have combined the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data in expanding the online resource to document a broad array of... Read More
Earth
May 12, 2022
The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave on the Indian subcontinent.
Earth
May 10, 2022
When the 10,000th observation was submitted to Mountain Rain or Snow on the morning of March 15th, wet snow was falling on much of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service was predicting slick mountain passes and possible delays due to rain for commuters in the city, but Mountain Rain or... Read More
Photograph of a woman wearing an orange jacket and dark hat standing in a field with trees in the distance while she collects falling snow data on her mobile phone.
Earth
May 5, 2022
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder helps researchers predict weather, analyze air pollution, monitor volcanoes, and track a changing climate. And there’s more.
Earth
May 5, 2022
Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, received the 2022 World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation on May 5.
Earth, Climate Change
May 3, 2022
An SMD-sponsored team of researchers has demonstrated a novel software platform that will enable networks of dispersed sensors to share information with each other more efficiently; this capability has the potential to provide a far more comprehensive view of Earth than any single sensor ever could...
Two satellite images side by side to illustrate flood damage in the midwest.
Earth
May 2, 2022
A new NASA climate simulation suggests that extremely large volcanic eruptions called “flood basalt eruptions” might significantly warm Earth’s climate and devastate the ozone layer that shields life from the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Earth
May 2, 2022
To help researchers model climate effects, the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation mission will measure the composition of minerals that become airborne dust.
Earth
Apr 28, 2022
Why can you see the Moon during the day? Easy, because it’s there! It may seem odd to look up at the daytime sky and see the Moon but it’s perfectly natural. Planetary geologist Sarah Noble breaks it down so you know when to look up. Follow more Moon science: http://www.nasa.gov/moon Producers:... Read More
Title screen reading Why can you see the moon during the day?
Earth
Apr 26, 2022
To assess how climate warming will change risks such as crop failures and wildfires, it’s necessary to look at how the risks are likely to interact.
Earth
Apr 22, 2022
From buildings that generate their own energy to trees that clean polluted groundwater, there’s no shortage of environmental innovation at NASA. This Earth Day, we’re highlighting a few of the programs at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley that are helping to understand, mitigate, and... Read More
Earth
Apr 22, 2022
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Earth, Citizen Science
Apr 21, 2022
It's almost Earth Day – looking for ways to celebrate? Show you care by becoming a NASA citizen scientist! Our citizen science programs are collaborations with NASA scientists and members of the public.
Photo of a hand holding a mobile phone with an Earth Observer application and mountains in the background
Earth, ISS
Apr 21, 2022
To date, over 4 million photos taken by humans from space have been collected. These photographs are taken for many purposes, from artistic to the scientific, and help to show how our planet changes over time.
Observing Change Over Time Poster