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EO Kids Blog: Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms

04/25/2019
EO Kids is seeing green! Can people really change the color of our planet? Find out how Earth is greening up from forests and farms and how NASA can see our greener Earth from space.

Earth Matters Blog: Vanguard II Turns 60

04/23/2019
While the now silent Vanguard II continues to orbit the Earth, its back-up brother has been restored and mounted in the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Earth Sciences building’s atrium.

AIRS/GISTEMP Study Receives News Release and Media Attention

04/17/2019
A recent study by Joel Susskind (610), Gavin Schmidt (611), Jae Lee (613), and Lena Iredell (610.2) confirming global warming trends was featured in a press release from the publisher and articles in publications such as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Reports, and The Washington Post.

Earth Matters Blog: Earth Observation in the Palm of Your Hand

04/08/2019
Join in a citizen science effort to observe, report, and remove mosquito breeding sites in your community.

EO Kids Blog: All About That Tilt: Sun and Seasons

03/22/2019
The seasons are changing–be it winter to spring, or summer to fall. Learn more about this change and how it’s all about that tilt.

Earth Matters Blog: Science for the Peeple

03/21/2019
For the first time possibly ever, science writers, school children, and enthusiastic science fans participated in “The World’s Finest Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest.” Participants were asked to recreate scenes of scientific discoveries, field work, moments in history, and model organisms— all made with the spring marshmallow treats. With nearly 50 entries to choose from, you now get to vote on which diorama deserves the coveted “Peeple’s Choice Award.”

Earth Matters Blog: Changing Ocean Colors

03/19/2019
Bluer here, yellower there; here’s what scientists think is in store for the future color of Earth’s oceans.

Notes from the Field: Bringing a National Land Cover Monitoring System to Afghanistan

03/07/2019
Creating a customized service for annual land cover mapping and change analysis in Afghanistan.

Poster Blowout 2019 is in the books!

02/27/2019
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Photos from this year's Poster Blowout are available now. Congratulations to everyone, especially this year's winners!

Earth Matters Blog: A Grand Centennial

02/26/2019
NASA Earth Observatory has existed for just one-fifth the time of Grand Canyon National Park, but over those 20 years, satellites and astronauts have captured some magnificent views of the park from above.

Photo-Essay Book Published

02/20/2019
The Earth Observatory Group (613/SSAI), in collaboration with the NASA HQ Applied Sciences Program, published a new photo-essay book, "Earth." The book is available in various digital formats (web, PDF, ePub, Kindle).

Earth Matters Blog: From Earth with Love

02/14/2019
Heart-shaped features show up across the planet, from the desert in Dubai to a glacier in Greenland.

Earth Matters Blog: Astronauts Photograph Brazil Mine Tailings Disaster

02/12/2019
A few days after we published a Landsat 8 image of a deadly dam collapse and flood in Brazil, astronauts photographed the scene from the International Space Station on February 2, 2019.

Earth Matters Blog: Shutdown Catch Up Edition

02/07/2019
NASA was mostly shut down for January 2019, but Earth wasn’t. In case you missed it, here are some of the big stories we didn’t cover during the impasse.

Notes from the Field: Two year anniversary of CYGNSS on orbit

12/21/2018
The constellation of eight CYGNSS microsatellites reached a milestone today, completing its second year on-orbit.

Notes from the Field: We Made it to Antarctica

12/20/2018
Traveling to Antarctica is no joke even for veterans like Kelly, but especially for first timers like me.

Notes from the Field: Time to Conduct Another 88S Traverse

12/19/2018
It’s that time of year again: Time to conduct another 88S Traverse! We have made it to Antarctica for a second straight year, in support of NASA’s ICESat-2.

NASA Earth Expeditions: On the Iceberg Highway

12/07/2018
If you remember the movie Titanic, this looks like a terrible place for a cruise. But to a captain with a lifetime of experience navigating around Greenland, it was a safe passage. And to scientist Ian Fenty of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, it was a great place for research.

Notes from the Field Blog: SWESARR is Ready to Fly

11/30/2018
Scientists and engineers are ready to fly a new instrument designed to measure the water contained within a snowpack.

Notes from the Field Blog: Ambushing the Aurora

11/29/2018
Like the isbjørn (polar bears), we are ambush hunters. Our prey are atmospheric fountains, jets of gas being shot into space under the impact of the cusp aurora.

Earth Matters: 6 Trends to Know about Fire Season in the Western U.S.

11/29/2018
Lately, it feels like we’re hearing about wildfires erupting in the western United States more often. But how have wildfire occurrences changed over the decades?

Notes from the Field: Night Life

11/24/2018
Without the regular rising and setting of the Sun to bring a sense of duration, the long winter nights in Ny-Ålesund can seem timeless.

Earth Matters: A Thanksgiving Journey

11/22/2018
It is sometimes overlooked that Plymouth, Massachusetts, was not the first stop—nor the intended destination—of the Pilgrims.

Notes from the Field: Going to the Top of the World to Touch the Sky

11/21/2018
We have journeyed to Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, the northernmost town in the world, so that we can touch the sky.

Earth Matters Blog: Satellites and Ground Sensors Observe Smoke Blanketing California

11/14/2018
Putting low-cost air quality sensors in the hands of citizen scientists complement satellite observations of air quality during wildfires.
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