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Tawny Swirls in the Kara Sea

08.17.2019
Freshwater from the Yenisei River, stained brown with organic materials, mixes with Arctic seawater off the coast of Russia.

Iceland’s Waters Abloom

07.15.2019
July 2019 brought the latest display of a phytoplankton bloom that occurs every year in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Kolyma’s Annual Purge

07.14.2019
Every June, the Kolyma River thaws and carries organic materials that stain the Arctic Ocean.

Eerie Green Swirls of Lake Khanka

06.10.2019
Located on the border of Russia and China, Lake Khanka plays an important role in supporting biodiversity in the region.

Seeing the Sea Through the Years

04.30.2019
In several decades of observing the ocean with satellites, our vision has changed as much as the sea.

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 Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

04.18.2019
This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country.

Picture Earth for Earth Day 2019

04.12.2019
For Earth Day 2019, NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with our #PictureEarth social media event.

A Bloom after the Storm

04.05.2019
Tropical cyclone Veronica appears to have stirred up swirls of phytoplankton.

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.

Jupiter or Earth?

03.11.2019
Governed by the same laws of physics, very different planets display similar patterns.

New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

02.20.2019
NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites, is available now in hardcover and ebook, and online with interactive features.

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.

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.

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

05.08.2018
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.

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.

Explore Earth Your Way with Worldview

04.17.2018
NASA’s Worldview app lets you explore Earth as it looks right now or as it looked almost 20 years ago.

Bloom in the Gulf of Aden

04.02.2018
n the Gulf of Aden, the largest phytoplankton blooms tend to show up in mid-summer near the coast of Yemen and in mid-autumn near the coast of Somalia. But blooms can happen in other seasons as well.

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.

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.

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

11.14.2017
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.

The Changing Colors of our Living Planet

11.13.2017
While NASA began monitoring life on land in the 1970s with the Landsat satellites, this fall marks 20 years since the space agency has continuously observed plant life at the surface of both the land and ocean.

Blooms in the Caspian Sea

08.15.2017
Blooms spread through the Caspian Sea, with the most dramatic plumes of color in the northern half of the shallow sea.
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