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NASA Soil Moisture Data Advances Global Crop Forecasts

06.01.2018
A new NASA satellite tool is now being used in the effort to identify agricultural areas suffering from droughts or floods, even in remote regions far from rain gauges or weather stations.

Twin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth’s Water Movement

05.22.2018
A U.S./German space mission to track the change of mass of the ice sheets, the change in ground water, and mass change in the solid Earth successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday May 22, 2018

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

05.16.2018
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and to determine why.

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.

Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth's Changing Water

04.30.2018
A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than Saturday, May 19.

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.

New NASA Model Finds Landslide Threats in Near Real-Time During Heavy Rains

03.22.2018
NASA developed a new system that provides near real-time estimate of potential landslide activity in the tropics and middle latitudes.

Record Low Snowpack in Afghanistan

03.20.2018
In a reversal from abundant snow conditions in February 2017, the snowpack in Afghanistan in February 2018 was the lowest detected for the month since 2001.

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.

Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission

10.27.2017
After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations.

Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks

09.13.2017
Researchers are turning to data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast and prevent Malaria outbreaks.

UPDATED: Harvey (was 09 - Atlantic Ocean)

08.31.2017
NASA has a lot of resources providing information on Tropical Storm Harvey as it continues to drop tremendous, flooding rainfall on Texas and Louisiana.

NASA Working with Partners to Provide Response to Harvey

08.30.2017
NASA is using its assets and expertise from across the agency to help respond to Hurricane Harvey, which has been a disaster of unprecedented proportions for those who live and work in southeast TX.

Don (Atlantic Ocean)

07.19.2017
Tropical Storm Don didn't live long before it weakened to a remnant low pressure area in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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.

Bangladesh's Heavy Rainfall Examined With NASA's IMERG

06.16.2017
At least 156 people in Bangladesh were killed during the past week by landslides and floods caused by heavy rainfall. NASA calculated the amount of rain that has fallen using data from satellites.

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.

Drought Has Disappeared from Much of the U.S.

05.05.2017
At the end of April 2017, just 6 percent of the United States was afflicted by drought, the lowest level in 17 years of analysis by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

NASA's Fleet of Satellites Keep an Eye on Earth

04.21.2017
No planet is better studied than the one we actually live on.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2017
This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and

NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Letting Us All #AdoptThePlanet

04.06.2017
NASA invites people around the world to help us celebrate Earth Day 2017 by "adopting" one of 64,000 individual pieces of Earth as seen from space.
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