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Satellite Observes Power Outages in New Orleans

09.02.2021
Three days after Hurricane Ida, many people in Louisiana are going without electric power due to downed power lines and damaged transmission towers.

Downstream Consequences: How NASA Satellites Track Harmful Algal Blooms

04.20.2021
Fertilizers used in farming contain high amounts of nutrients, such as phosphorous, to help crops grow. But these same nutrients can cause unwanted plant growth and potentially harm ecosystems miles away if agricultural runoff flows into nearby rivers, lakes, or coastal waters.

NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event – Online, April 21–24

04.13.2021
NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event – Online, April 21–24 You’re invited to NASA’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Event, held April 21-24. Registration is FREE and open to the public!

Volcanic Eruption Lights Up Iceland

03.23.2021
In an eruption not far from Reykjavik, lava poured from spatter cones along a new fissure on Reykjanes peninsula.

Landsat Satellite Data Warns of Harmful Algal Blooms

03.22.2021
From the vantage point of space, satellites, including the NASA and USGS's Landsat 8, can help scientists identify lakes where harmful algal blooms have formed.

Heliophysics Hackweek 2020 Coronal Holes Team Publishes Results at NeurIPS 2020

01.14.2021
Helio Hackweek 2020 “Coronal Holes” team members and other hackweek participants continued their collaboration and published a paper and poster of their results at the 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. “SEARCH: SEgmentation of polAR Coronal Holes,” was published at the Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences Workshop.

NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020

12.21.2020
"NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NASA Goddard’s AI Center of Excellence Connects Scientists and Engineers to the Latest Advances in Artificial Intelligence

12.18.2020
The mission of the AI Center of Excellence is to enable new AI techniques for scientific discovery, providing scientists within NASA Goddard and their partners beyond NASA with resources for increased collaboration, innovation, and co-learning.

AGU Panel Explores Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as Observed from Space

12.08.2020
COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live, as various health and safety restrictions keep more of us at home more often. The resulting changes to our behavior are already impacting the environment around us in myriad ways, according to comparisons of remote sensing data before and during the pandemic.

NCCS, CISTO, and Partners Present Advances at Virtual AGU Fall Meeting

12.01.2020
Researchers from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), its parent Computational Information & Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and university partner organizations are participating in the Scientific Program at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, being held online 1–17 Dec 2020.

NASA Funds Four Research Projects on COVID-19 Impacts

05.13.2020
Through its Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science (RRNES) initiative, NASA is providing funding for selected, rapid-turnaround projects that make innovative use of satellite data and other NASA resources to address the different environmental, economic and societal impacts of the pandemic.

The Black Marble: Our Planet in Brilliant Darkness

04.22.2020
In the years since the launch of the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a research team at Goddard Space Flight Center has been analyzing night-lights data...

#EarthDayAtHome with NASA

04.16.2020
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. Thousands gathered to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet for future generations.

NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

04.10.2020
As the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and improving our home planet’s environment...

New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

04.06.2020
NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

NASA Science Keeps the Lights On

04.02.2020
Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing. With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to COVID-19, the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.

Nighttime Images Capture Change in China

03.27.2020
Night lights not only speak to where we live, but how.

Statement on NASA Goddard’s Coronavirus Prep Actions

03.13.2020
Goddard has canceled all non-mission-essential visits to its facilities. Goddard also is closing its Visitor Centers at Greenbelt and at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

Reflecting on a Tumultuous Amazon Fire Season

03.04.2020
The reality of science, statistics, and satellites is that a deep understanding of the causes, effects, and severity of a fire season takes time.

New NASA eBook Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night from Space

12.10.2019
Earth at Night, NASA’s new 200-page ebook, is now available online and includes more than 150 images of our planet in darkness.

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

12.05.2019
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

Terra Mission Team, Land Cover Scientist Honored

10.08.2019
The team behind one of NASA’s most productive Earth-observing satellite missions and a leading scientist who has studied the impact of humans on global land cover changes have been honored...

NASA Helps Warn of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes, Reservoirs

06.21.2019
Harmful algal blooms cause massive problems in coastal areas and lakes across the United States. When toxin-containing aquatic organisms multiply and form a bloom, it can sicken people and pets, contaminate drinking water, and force closures at boating and swimming sites. With limited resources to monitor these often-unpredictable blooms, water man

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.

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