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NASA Visualization Explorer Now Available For All iOS Devices

The popular NASA Visualization Explorer app, first launched for the iPad in July 2011, is now available for the iPhone and all Apple iOS devices.

Heating Up

Explore climate model projections of 21st century global temperatures in visualizations from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation.

Nancy Palm - Witness To the Computer Evolution

After almost 37 years at Goddard, computer scientist Nancy Palm has seen computers evolve from filling an entire room to fitting in the palm of one’s hand.

NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio Wins First Place in Video Contest

The data visualization studio at NASA Goddard, was awarded first place for its video entry in a visualization challenge sponsored by the journal Science and the National Science Foundation.

NASA Maps Earth's Croplands from Space

A new NASA-funded effort aims to map crop fields worldwide, identify what's growing where, and determine whether it's irrigated or fed by rain.

NASA Premieres Unique Film on Water on Spherical Screen

NASA has created a unique spherical film showing water's journey and extensive impact as it cycles through Earth.

NASA Releases New Earthrise Simulation Video

NASA has issued a new visualization of the events leading to one of the iconic photographs of the 20th century: Earth rising over the moon, as captured by the crew of the Apollo 8 mission.

'Earthrise' A New Visualization - 45th Anniversary of Apollo 8 Viewing Earth from Space

It was 45 years ago, on December 24, 1968 when Apollo 8 astronauts captured 'Earthrise' – the first color photograph of Earth taken by a person in lunar orbit.

NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Comet ISON at 9:30 a.m. EST

Comet ISON moves ever closer to the sun in this image from ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, captured at 9:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 28, 2013.

How to Cook a Comet

A comet's journey through the solar system is perilous and violent. The intense radiation and pressure as it flies near to the surface of the sun could destroy it

NASA Experts Showcase Science, Technology at Supercomputing Conference

Some of NASA’s best and brightest will showcase more than 30 of the agency’s exciting computational achievements at SC13, the international supercomputing conference, Nov. 17-22, 2013, in Denver.

Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature, Precipitation Changes

New visualizations from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation and Scientific Visualization Studio show how climate models used in the new IPCC report estimate possible 21st century changes.

NASA 'Fire Towers' in Space Watch for Wildfires on the Rise

As the western US enters the fire season, scientists, firefighters and residents are keeping close watch on what's burning. And scientists are putting observations and modeling capabilities to work.

Science Outreach Reaches In

Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.

NASA, University of Iowa Ground Measurement Campaign to Improve Flood Forecasting

Ground data now being collected in northeastern Iowa by the Iowa Flood Studies experiment will evaluate how well NASA's GPM mission satellite rainfall data can be used for flood forecasting.

Planet on Fire

Combining observations from the MODIS instruments onboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites with the GEOS-5/GOCART atmosphere model reveals fire's global reach.

Fermi's Motion Produces a Study in Spirograph

A Fermi scientist has transformed LAT data of a famous pulsar into a mesmerizing movie that visually encapsulates the spacecraft's complex motion.

NASA Looks at the U.S. Fires of 2012

Records maintained by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and NASA both indicate that 2012 was an extraordinary year for wildfires in the United States.

Simulations Uncover 'Flashy' Secrets of Merging Black Holes

Scientists use simulations to investigate what kind of "flash" might be seen by telescopes when astronomers ultimately find gravitational signals from merging black holes.

Simulated Nature Runs its Course

A NASA Goddard climate model called GEOS-5 revisited the extraordinary 2005 Atlantic hurricane season as part of a gigantic two-year simulation run on Goddard’s Discover supercomputer.

Computer Graphics Group Selects NASA Earth Visuals for Showcase

An annual conference that presents and publishes the best in computer graphics and technical research chose a NASA visualization as one of its select entries of 2012.

Two NASA Visualizations Selected for Computer Graphics Showcase

A NASA computer animation that shows how the sun's heat drives the Earth's swirling winds and ocean currents and a series that tours the lunar surface and the evolution of the moon have been selected by the annual SIGGRAPH conference.

NCCS Makes CMIP5 Data Available

NASA's data contributions to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5), as well as reanalysis and observational data, are now available on the NCCS Earth System Grid Federation Gateway.

Paint by Particle

NASA models and supercomputing have created a colorful new view of aerosol movement. The simulation took several weeks to process on a NASA Center for Climate Simulation supercomputer.
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