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NASA Goddard Scientists Create Black Hole Jets with NCCS Discover Supercomputer

11.15.2022
Leveraging the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists ran 100 simulations exploring jets — narrow beams of energetic particles — that emerge at nearly light speed from supermassive black holes.

NASA’s Economic Benefit Reaches All 50 States

10.27.2022
NASA released the results of its second agencywide economic impact report on Thursday, demonstrating how its Moon to Mars activities, investments in climate change research and technology, as well as other work generated more than $71.2 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2021.

NASA Goddard’s 'Web Around Asteroid Bennu' Shows in SIGGRAPH Film Fest

08.05.2022
“A Web Around Asteroid Bennu” highlights the tricky navigation it took for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu in 2020. Produced at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the video will show in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 8 in the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference.

Generation Z Interns Light Up NASA Goddard as CISTO Celebrates National Intern Day 2022!

07.28.2022
To honor National Intern Day on July 28, 2022, the NASA High-End Computing Program at Goddard Space Flight Center introduces six summer 2022 NASA interns working in various groups across the Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO).

Satellites, the Space Race, and Supercomputing: How NASA Goddard’s Beowulf Cluster Computer Became an Award-Winning Space Technology

05.13.2022
On April 7, Beowulf Cluster Computing was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. The Beowulf computer cluster was a breakthrough at NASA that enabled many other innovations. Virtually every area of science, math, and biology continue to be direct beneficiaries of this groundbreaking work.

Join NASA's Earth Day Event

04.22.2022
Join us in person or virtually. Registration is open for virtual events.

Every Day is Earth Day at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation

04.22.2022
The theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Investing in Earth.” A significant investment in understanding Earth has already been made with the creation of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 1990, where every day is Earth Day.

NCCS User Spotlight: Allison Collow

03.23.2022
As part of NASA’s Women’s History Month celebration, this spotlight shines on NCCS user Allison Collow. We follow her career from her college and graduate school years at Rutgers University to her recent work researching aerosols and atmospheric rivers with the Global Modeling Modeling and Assimilation Office and UMBC.

NASA Invites Media to 59th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

03.16.2022
Media are invited to meet leaders in space exploration at the 59th annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, taking place on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, from March 23 to 25. Attendees also have the option to watch the symposium online.

Paul Lang’s NASA Legacy

01.27.2022
The Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office’s (CISTO) High-End Computer Networking (HECN) team and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and colleagues reflect back on the four-decade NASA legacy of Paul Lang, a nationally recognized expert in high-performance networking.

One Year into the Biden Administration, NASA Looks to Future

01.19.2022
Over the past year, NASA has made valuable contributions to Biden-Harris Administration’s goals – leading on the global stage, addressing the urgent issue of climate change, creating high paying jobs, and inspiring future generations.

2021: A Year of Science in Review

12.31.2021
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) looks back at a dozen stories from 2021 highlighting research supported by NASA and the supercomputing, cloud computing, analytics, data sharing, visualization, and climate data systems and services of NCCS.

NCCS and Partners Presenting Advances at Hybrid 2021 AGU Fall Meeting

12.10.2021
Researchers from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), Computational Information and Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), and Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED), and additional partner organizations are participating in the 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. AGU is being held for t

NASA to Highlight New Science Findings, Missions During AGU Meeting

12.06.2021
NASA researchers and colleagues from around the world will present the latest findings on a range of Earth and space science topics at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, being held virtually and in New Orleans from Monday, Dec.13, through Friday, Dec. 17.

Why NCCS is Thankful in 2021: The Extraordinary People of NASA (and Beyond)

11.22.2021
As we head toward the Thanksgiving holiday, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) reflects on why we are thankful. Why do we look forward to our work at NASA every day? Is it the mission? The research? The technology? What is the heart of our motivation?

Vice President Harris to Visit NASA Goddard Today, Deliver Live Remarks

11.05.2021
Vice President Kamala Harris will visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland today, Nov. 5, to get a firsthand look at the agency’s work to combat the climate crisis and protect vulnerable communities.

NASA Partnership Supports the Next Generation of Space and Science Professionals

11.03.2021
NASA's participation in the Mentoring365 program will provide connectivity and access to the next generation of space and science professionals.

NASA's "Tour of Asteroid Bennu" Selected for Prestigious Computer Graphics Film Festival

08.09.2021
It’s hard to imagine what the surface of asteroid Bennu might look like – it’s shortest distance from Earth still 250,000 miles away – but the video “Tour of Asteroid Bennu” brings us on a journey to see this landscape up close.

NCCS Celebrates National Intern Day!

07.29.2021
To honor National Intern Day, the NASA High-End Computing Program at Goddard Space Flight Center introduces the summer 2021 NASA interns working in various groups across the Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO).

From Pigs to Space: María-José Viñas' Unconventional Journey to Spanish Communicator

02.09.2021
From veterinarian to Spanish language communicator for all of NASA, María-José Viñas' path was convoluted but rewarding.

NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020

12.21.2020
"NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Monitoring the Global Decline of Air Pollution During the COVID-19 Pandemic

11.20.2020
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is an important air pollutant formed during the combustion of fossil fuels. The reduced human activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp reductions in surface NO2 around the globe.

Tree Census from Space: Quantifying Woody Biomass Using Machine Learning

11.19.2020
Combining 50-cm scale satellite data with computing resources from the NCCS and NCSA, Goddard’s Compton Tucker and collaborators mapped a surprising 1.8 billion trees across West Africa and determined the area of leaves within the tree crowns, which, with tree height calculations, will allow accurate predictions of carbon in the wood of these trees.

NCCS and Partners Highlight Recent Scientific Advancements at Virtual SC20 Conference

11.16.2020
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center partners will highlight their recent advances during SC20, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis being held virtually November 9–19, 2020.

NASA Research Exhibit to Highlight Science and Engineering Advances at the Virtual SC20 Supercomputing Conference

11.16.2020
From assessing COVID-19’s global impacts to helping NASA return humans to the Moon to searching the cosmos for new exoplanets, researchers from across NASA, with university and industry partners, will highlight their latest advances, enabled by the agency’s supercomputers, at SC20—the International Conference for High Performance Computing.

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