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Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava Field (Iceland)

Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava Field (Iceland): Iceland's Holuhraun lava field offers spectacular views from the ground and from low-flying aircraft, and infrared imaging makes the view from space spectacular, too.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Quality Checking NASA HS3 Mission Dropsondes

A technician working on NASA's HS3 mission checks dropsondes to ensure they are working correctly before being loaded aboard NASA's Global Hawk.

ICESat-2’s Penguin Mascot Named

The penguin mascot for NASA’s upcoming Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 mission now has a name, thanks to a group of second graders...

Agricultural Fires in the Ukraine

Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in Eastern Europe, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices.

NASA HS3 Mission Time Lapse Highlights Cameras Over Tropical Systems

NASA released a time-lapse video that highlights three different cameras aboard NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft No. 872 as it investigated two tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean...

GOES-R Satellite “Brain” and “Body” Are Mated

The System Module and Core Module subassemblies were successfully mated and now form the GOES-R spacecraft.
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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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