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Wonders in the Antarctic Sky

Wonders in the Antarctic Sky : An IceBridge photo of a multi-layered lenticular cloud hovering near Mount Discovery, a volcano about 70 kilometers southwest of McMurdo Station on Antarctica’s Ross Island.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Fall Colors Arriving

NASA’s Terra satellite captured these views of fall colors around the Great Lakes (September 26) and New England (September 27, 2014).

Japan's Mt. Ontake Erupts

Japan's second highest volcano, Ontake, unexpectedly erupted in September 2014.

NASA's HS3 Looks Hurricane Edouard in the Eye

NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel (HS3) Global Hawk flew over the eye of Hurricane Edouard and released a dropsonde into the storm.

Alexander Marshak - "Cloud and Snow" Scientist Hails From Above the Arctic Circle - Part Two of Two

Growing up with “blowing snow days” in a town above the Arctic Circle, physical scientist Alexander Marshak now studies blowing snow, clouds and aerosols through satellite images.

NASA HS3 Global Hawk Celebrates 100th Flight

Scientists, engineers and support personnel stand in front of NASA Global Hawk No. 872 before its 100th flight.
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Dr. Miguel Román Selected as Finalist for 'Call to Service Medal'

Congratulations to Dr. Miguel Roman for his selection as a finalist for the Call to Service Medal in the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. This medal recognizes a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at a Washington, D.C. dinner.
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The Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center plans, organizes, evaluates, and implements a broad program of research on our planet's natural systems and processes. Major focus areas include climate change, severe weather, the atmosphere, the oceans, sea ice and glaciers, and the land surface.

To study the planet from the unique perspective of space, the Earth Science Division develops and operates remote-sensing satellites and instruments. We analyze observational data from these spacecraft and make it available to the world's scientists. Our Education and Public Outreach efforts raise public awareness of the the Division's research and its benefits to society.

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