Landsat photo of snow-covered island
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A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

02.26.2014

There is perhaps no better place to get away from it all than Norway’s Bouvet Island. The nearest large land mass is the Princess Astrid Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica—1,100 miles to the south.

  • Global Selfie mosaic of over 36,000 images

    The Making of NASA’s Global Selfie

    05.22.2014

    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.

  • GPM image of rainfall rates

    First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite

    03.25.2014

    3D view inside an extra-tropical cyclone observed off the coast of Japan by GPM's Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar.

  • Photo of GPM launch from distance

    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.

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  • 20 Jul 2014 Model Rocket Contest Goddard's hosts a model rocket contest in honor of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing 45th anniversary.

  • 3 Aug 2014 Model Rocket Launches Like to build model rockets, but don't have a launch pad? Now you do! Come to Goddard — no fees to participate!

  • 18 Aug 2014 Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter occurs 5:00 UT, with the two just 15’ apart. (That's just half the diameter of the moon!)

ICESat-2 Mission Penguin Naming Contest

The ICESat-2 Mission needs your help! Our penguin friend, who happens to be part of our mission logo, needs a name.

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 2.0, Chicago

"Know Your Earth 3.0, Local Connections" is a partnership among 22 of NASA's Earth-observing missions. This educational project focuses on educating students, teachers and the public about cutting-edge NASA Earth science research

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.
                                                                                                                                                                                         
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