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NASA Goddard Creates CGI Moon Kit as a Form of Visual Storytelling

09.06.2019
A new NASA out-of-this-world animation allows humanity to experience their closest galactic neighbor as never before through an online “CGI Moon kit.”

Earth's Shining Upper Atmosphere — From the Apollo Era to the Present

07.17.2019
In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts stood on the Moon and took a picture of Earth like none before: the first view of our planet in far ultraviolet light. Nearly 50 years later, compare views of Earth’s shining ionosphere from the Apollo era to NASA’s present-day GOLD mission.

NASA Reflects on Legacy of LRO as Moon-Orbiting Mission Reaches 10-Year Anniversary

06.18.2019
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, now marking 10 years in space, has provided the largest volume of data ever collected by a planetary science mission.

Three Ways to Travel at (Nearly) the Speed of Light

05.29.2019
Light travels at a blistering 670 million mph — a speed that’s immensely difficult to achieve and impossible to surpass. But some particles are being accelerated to incredible speeds, some even reaching 99.9% the speed of light. Studying these superfast particles can help protect missions exploring the solar system.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Celebrates 60 Years

04.29.2019
On May 1, 1959, the Beltsville Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was renamed NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in honor of Robert H. Goddard, widely considered the father of modern rocketry. Thus began a 60-year boom in science and technological innovation.

NASA Invites Media to 57th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

03.15.2019
Media are invited to the 57th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium on March 20-21.

A Haircut for Puerto Rico’s Forests

02.03.2019
A research team has found that 40 to 60 percent of the tall trees surveyed on the island either lost large branches, were snapped in half, or were uprooted by strong winds from Hurricane Maria.

Snow over Antarctica Buffered Sea Level Rise during Last Century

12.13.2018
A new NASA-led study has determined that an increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated sea level rise by 0.4 inches.

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18

11.05.2018
From designing rocket launch pad components and safer rotorcraft to improving flood and drought forecasts to modeling the formation of planetary disks, NASA will highlight supercomputing advances at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 12 to 15 in Dallas.

Dive Into a 360-View of Hurricane Maria

10.04.2018
This 3-D visualization of Hurricane Maria reveals the processes inside the 2017 storm that would fuel its intensification from a category 1 to 5 storm within 24 hours.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

07.26.2018
The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

60 Years of NASA, Celebrating Where Art and Science Meet

07.20.2018
To celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary, the National Symphony Orchestra presented a performance of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” accompanied by a video of the Moon.

2020 Decadal Survey Missions: At a Glance

04.24.2018
Any telescope that reaches the launch pad in the 2030s likely will look much different than the concepts four teams are currently studying to inform the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics, but the studies do offer a roadmap.

NASA Teams Study the Agency’s Future in Astrophysics; Tackle Formidable Technology Challenges

04.24.2018
As in past decades, the agency won’t make that decision in a vacuum or without understanding the technical obstacles, which are formidable.

Tour of the Moon 4K Redux

04.09.2018
An update to the LRO mission's Tour of the Moon animation. The tour visits a number of interesting sites chosen to illustrate a variety of lunar terrain features.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

01.31.2018
Sixty years ago, the U.S. launched Explorer 1, rocketing into the Space Age.

Cosmic Designs: at the Intersection of Imagery, Music and Space

01.25.2018
Video producers at Goddard collected depictions of our solar system’s planets and Earth’s oceans to accompany music from the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Explorer 1: The Beginning of American Space Science

01.23.2018
Sixty years ago, the hopes of Cold War America soared into the night sky as a rocket lofted skyward above Cape Canaveral, a soon-to-be-famous barrier island off the Florida coast.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

12.20.2017
A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation

11.13.2017
Tracking aerosols carried on the winds let scientists see the currents in our atmosphere. This visualization follows sea salt, dust, and smoke, to reveal how these particles are transported.

3D Carbon Dioxide Visualization Appears in Prestigious Festival

07.31.2017
A scientific visualization of 3D global carbon dioxide data computed at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) makes its first appearance tonight at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

Visualization Theater Renamed for Longtime Collaborator Piers Sellers

07.17.2017
Renaming the Data Exploration Theater is a fitting tribute to the late scientist, astronaut, and science manager whose collaborations with the NCCS and related organizations spanned decades.

Goddard Hosts 8th Annual Science Jamboree for Employees

07.13.2017
The Goddard Office of Communications and the Goddard Sciences and Exploration Directorate produced the eighth annual Science Jamboree on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Goddard Welcomes Nearly 450 Summer Interns

06.05.2017
Almost 450 interns will complete their "10-week job interview" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center this summer.

NASA Visualization Explorer App Now Available for Android

05.02.2017
The NASA Visualization Explorer App is now available to users with Android devices running version 5.0 or higher.
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