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NASA Team Demonstrates “Science on a Shoestring” with Greenhouse Gas-Measuring Instrument

A novel instrument that has already proven its mettle on field campaigns will attempt to measure atmospheric greenhouse gases from an occultation-viewing, low-Earth-orbiting CubeSat mission called Mini-Carb early next year — marking the first time this type of instrument has flown in space.

Smoke Plumes Tower Over California

Several fires are spreading noxious gases and particles across the state—and to a lesser degree much of the country.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

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.

NASA Joins Effort to Sniff Out Ozone in the Northeast

A scientific investigation is looking into how troublesome ozone forms and how it's being transported around the Long Island Sound.

Hazardous Pre-Monsoon Dust Pollution

The most intense dust storms usually occur just before monsoon season. But this year has been worse than usual.

Cloudy with a Chance of Chemistry

The most important question at the daily briefing for NASA’s Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, mission is: What are we flying through next?

NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability' at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability,' with Dr. John Bolten.

NASA Satellite Images Show Fissures from Hawaii Volcano

The eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii triggered a number of gas- and lava-oozing fissures in the East Riff Zone of the volcano.

Peter Pantina, Research Scientist, Sees Inside Clouds Around the World

Peter Pantina see inside clouds around the world.

2020 Decadal Survey Missions: At a Glance

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

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

NASA's World Tour of the Atmosphere Reveals Surprises Along the Way

The airborne Atmospheric Tomography world-wide survey has gotten an up close look at Earth's atmosphere.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

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

Explorer 1: The Beginning of American Space Science

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.

GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

A new NASA Earth satellite mission may transform our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.

NASA Study: First Direct Proof of Ozone Hole Recovery Due to Chemicals Ban

For the first time, direct observations of the Antarctic ozone hole show evidence of recovery due to the 1987 Montreal Protocol's ban on a class of potent, ozone-depleting chemicals.

Agricultural Fires in Africa Stretch the Whole of the Continent

The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite collected this image which detected hundreds upon hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa. Most likely these fires are agricultural in nature.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

NASA Researchers Share Perspective on Key Elements of Ozone Layer Recovery

n a Perspective piece appearing in the Dec. 8 issue of Science, NASA researchers discuss the nuances that distinguish three categories of compounds and their impacts on upper atmospheric ozone.

Eclipse 2017: Science from the Moon’s Shadow

On Dec. 11, 2017, six researchers discussed initial findings based on observations of the Sun and on Earth gathered during the solar eclipse that stretched across North America on Aug. 21, 2017.

From Microscopic to Multicellular: Six Stories of Life that NASA Sees from Space

Scientists have use satellites to understand how life flourishes and fades on our planet. These selected visual stories of bacteria, plants, land animals, sea creatures and birds show what a view from space can reveal.

China’s Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Drop, India’s Grow Over Last Decade

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of Maryland indicates that India may be the world’s top sulfur dioxide emitter.

NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients

New NASA-funded research has devised a way to use satellite measurements of the component gases that combine to form ozone to differentiate among three different sets of conditions that lead to its production.

Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988

Measurements from NASA satellites showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to 7.6 million square miles in extent before starting to recover this year.

Global Airborne Mission to Make Ozone Hole Detour

Atmospheric researchers depart this month on NASA's DC-8 research aircraft on their third survey of the global atmosphere.
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