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Agricultural Fires in Colombia and Venezuela

The VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image which detected hundreds of fires burning in Colombia and Venezuela.

Winter Snowscapes in Russia

In the Caucasus Mountains, cold, dry air from Asia intersects with humid air from the Mediterranean, making precipitation amounts uneven across the range.

Most Likely Agricultural Fires Spotted in India and Pakistan

NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image of hundreds of fires burning all over India and Pakistan.

Myanmar Sees Agricultural Fires Light Up the Country

The agricultural fire season that takes place in Southeast Asia in fall-winter is seen across a large portion of Myanmar.

Agricultural Fires in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image of agricultural fires in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Wildfires In Argentina Captured by Aqua Satellite

On January 31, 2018, NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of wildfires that are plaguing the La Pampa Province in Argentina.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

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

A Dust Bath for Cape Verde

Winter is a dusty season off the coast of North Africa

NASA Spots Smoke from Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge Prescribed Fire

NASA’s Aqua satellite spotted smoke from a prescribed burn at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Australian Fires in Pilliga National Park, New South Wales

Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews in New South Wales, Australia are working hard to contain a bush fire in the Pilliga National Park. The blaze began on January 17, 2018 and is still burning.

NASA Covers Wildfires from Many Sources

NASA’s satellite instruments are often the first to detect wildfires burning in remote regions, and the locations of new fires are sent directly to land managers worldwide within hours of the satellite overpass.

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.

Signs of Ships in the Clouds

Ships churning through the Atlantic Ocean produced this patchwork of bright, criss-crossing cloud trails off the coast of Portugal and Spain.

Farming Creates Fire Line Across Central Africa

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image which detected thousands of fires burning in Central Africa on January 15, 2018.

Urban Patterns in Snow and Light

When a snowstorm hits a metropolitan area, the blanket of white appears to blanket the concrete, steel, and glass of human presence. But from space, these manmade “heat islands” are clearly visible.

Plumes Over the Kamchatka Peninsula

Sitting along the northwest rim of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Kamchatka is one of the most volcanically active parcels of land in the world.

Ice on Lake Erie

On January 6, 2018, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired images of North America’s Great Lakes.

Cloud Streets Over the Yellow Sea

On November 18, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of cloud streets over the Yellow Sea.

A Chilly End to 2017 for the Northeast

As 2017 drew toward a close, Arctic air spilled into the eastern United States and Canada for several days.

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's Look At the Difference of a Few Days in the Thomas Fire

What a difference a few days can make in the life cycle of a fire. In this particular case, the Thomas Fire that is ongoing in the Ventura County around (and surrounding) in Southern California.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

Thomas Fire Continues to Grow But Weather May Assist Efforts

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County California continues to burn despite the best efforts of firefighters.

Thomas Fire Still Growing Under Longest Running Red Flag Warning

Brown smoke continues to spew from the Thomas Fire in this image captured by the Aqua satellite on December 14, 2017.

California's Thomas Fire Continues to Grow Overnight

The Thomas fire has been burning for 11 days now and has grown to be the 4th largest fire in California's history.
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