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Acid Lake in Java

Acid Lake in Java: The turquoise lake in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano looks serene and inviting. It also happens to be the world's largest acidic lake.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Smoke and Haze Over China

10.29.2014
Smoke and haze hang over a large portion of eastern China in this image captured by the Aqua satellite on October 29, 2014.

Two Years Later: NASA Remembers Hurricane Sandy

10.29.2014
Turbulent, swirling winds traveled from the Caribbean Sea and along the Atlantic Ocean in late October of 2012 to produce one of the most impactful hurricanes on the U.S. East Coast— Hurricane Sandy.

Kilauea Lava Flow Reaches Hawaiian Town

10.29.2014
For several weeks, residents of the Hawaiian town of Pahoa have been warily watching an unusual flow of lava from Kilauea grow closer to their community.

Fire and Snow Falling on the Ukraine

10.28.2014
In this image collected by NASA's Aqua satellite on October 27, 2014, dozens of hot spots have been detected by the MODIS instrument in Ukraine.

Mark Olsen - An Atmospheric Dynamicist With a Beat

10.28.2014
Atmospheric dynamicist Mark Olsen enjoys unplanned scientific discoveries and drumming in his rock band with his Goddard friends.
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Division News

Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

10.27.2014
Nathan Kurtz, Sea Ice Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, blogs from the Operation IceBridge 2014 Antarctic campaign.

Dr. Miguel Román Selected as Finalist for 'Call to Service Medal'

06.30.2014
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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Overview

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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