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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.

New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

04.06.2020
NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

NASA Science Keeps the Lights On

04.02.2020
Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing. With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to COVID-19, the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.

Statement on NASA Goddard’s Coronavirus Prep Actions

03.13.2020
Goddard has canceled all non-mission-essential visits to its facilities. Goddard also is closing its Visitor Centers at Greenbelt and at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

12.05.2019
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

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.
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