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The Making of NASA's Global Selfie

The Making of NASA's Global Selfie: On Earth Day, NASA asked people all around the world a simple question – “Where are you on Earth Right Now?” This image was built using 36,422 individual photos that were posted on social media.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

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.

Fires in Papua, Indonesia and New Guinea

According to a NASA story from 2009, "human activities in this area of the world have contributed to the growing fire emissions issue.”
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Division News

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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