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GPM Launches

02.27.2014

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 1:37 p.m. EST 2/27.

  • Astronaut photo of Kavir Desert

    Kavir Desert, Iran

    03.31.2014

    As the astronauts on the International Space Station passed over the deserts of central Iran recently, they were greeted by this striking pattern of parallel lines and sweeping curves.

  • photo of mountains and sea off the coast of Greenland

    More Glacier Surveys for IceBridge

    05.09.2014

    A view of mountains and sea ice near Thule Air Base, Greenland, from the NASA P-3 on May 6, 2014.

  • Landsat 8 satellite image of the glacier on August 13, 2013

    Retreat of Yakutat Glacier

    08.20.2014

    Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.

What's happening now

Know Your Earth 2014

The current phase of the Know Your Earth Project aligns to the larger NASA Earth Right Now Campaign through the creation of NASA Earth science quizzes. The quizzes, to be released throughout 2014, will focus on current NASA Earth science research topics and will be centered on an Earth science theme.

Precipitation Education Website

This website, presented by NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, provides students and educators with resources to learn about Earth’s water cycle, weather and climate, and the technology and societal applications of studying them.

Know Your Earth 1.0

The “Know Your Earth” project is a venture between NASA’s Earth-Observing missions and National CineMedia. Know Your Earth is a fun, engaging, and educational three-minute segment of “Did You Know” questions that all have a message that focuses on global climate change and literacy throughout the Lobby Entertainment Network in 291 national movie theaters.

Rain EnGAUGE

Celebrate the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission by hosting a GPM Rain EnGAUGE Event – a family science night at your school, outdoor education center, library or museum.
                                                                                                                                                                                         
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