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Earth
Sep 30, 2022
NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will map portions of the southwest United States for critical minerals using advanced airborne imaging.
Earth
Sep 28, 2022
A pair of microwave radiometers collected data on the storm as they passed over the Caribbean Sea aboard the International Space Station.
Earth
Sep 22, 2022
According to satellite observations, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 18, 2022.
Earth
Sep 20, 2022
A key part of NASA's climate observing system, the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III instrument on the International Space Station (ISS) observed enhanced stratospheric aerosols and water vapor months after the Tonga eruption.
Earth
Sep 20, 2022
Water departments in the West are using maps and models originally created by a NASA team to help track water.
Earth
Sep 20, 2022
NASA’s HARP instrument was the first hyper-angular polarimeter to fly in space and pioneered new technologies for observing cloud and aerosol properties—all on a tiny CubeSat!
Photo of three men with smiles on their faces standing in a lab at a table with a full size model of HARP, a black rectangular boxy object on a pedestal
Earth
Sep 15, 2022
NASA and Google broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making.
Earth
Sep 1, 2022
NASA is accepting media requests for launch coverage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) satellite. This is the third satellite in the JPSS series, which will capture data to improve weather forecasts, helping scientists predict and... Read More
Earth
Aug 31, 2022
According to a July 29, 2022 report from the International Food Security and Nutrition Working Group, the worst drought conditions in 70 years across the Horn of Africa have more than 16 million people coping with a shortage of drinking water. Yields of key crops are down for the third year in a... Read More
Satellite imagery of Africa illustrating drought
Earth
Aug 17, 2022
NASA’s energy-efficient, rapidly responsive, modular approach to supercomputing expands the power of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility at Ames and now houses NASA’s Most Powerful Supercomputer, Aitken.
Earth
Aug 11, 2022
NASA transferred ownership and operational control on Thursday of the Landsat 9 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Earth
Aug 10, 2022
New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing.
Earth
Aug 4, 2022
A new study uses data from the ECOSTRESS instrument aboard the space station to better understand why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.
Earth
Aug 3, 2022
NASA has established an Independent Review Board, or IRB, to proactively assist with assessment of current plans and goals for the next generation of Earth-observing satellites, designed to propel us forward in understanding our changing planet: NASA’s Earth System Observatory.