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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NASA Invites Media to 57th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Media are invited to the 57th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium on March 20-21.

New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

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.

Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria

The hurricane took a disproportionate toll on power supplies in remote areas of Puerto Rico.

NASA Provides New Look at Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria

Two new NASA research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity access.

Galloway Forest Park

Meteor showers and other celestial phenomenon are easily visible from this dark-sky park in Southern Scotland.

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18

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.

Smokier and Smokier Skies in India

Since 2003, the number of November crop fires in northern India has increased significantly.

Lights Out in Michael’s Wake

The powerful storm knocked out power across the southeast U.S., as seen by a NOAA-NASA satellite.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

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.

Air Pollution on the Move in India

In recent decades, northern India has been plagued by a double-dose of air pollution due to nearby sources of desert dust and increasing amounts of airborne particles from human activities.

Emilia (Eastern Pacific Ocean)

NASA infrared data reveals Tropical Storm Emilia is strengthening.

Pawnee Fire, Northern California

Some areas of Northern California have already been subjected to burning, including Lake County—about 100 miles from Sacramento—where the Pawnee fire has destroyed structures and spurred evacuations.

California Once Again On Fire

California is a state known for having severe wildfire seasons and 2018 seems to be no exception to that hard and fast rule.

Trail Mountain Fire in Utah Begins as Prescribed Fire

The Trail Mountain Wildfire began when the Trail Mountain Prescribed Fire escaped across Cottonwood Canyon Road to East Mountain..

NASA's Aqua Satellite Spots Smoke from Wyoming Badger Creek Fire

NASA's Aqua satellite detected heat signatures and smoke from the Badger Creek Fire burning in southern Wyoming Colorado on the Colorado line.

416 Fire in Durango, Colorado Still Burning Hot

Suomi NPP took this image of the 416 fire in Colorado which began on June 1, 2018.

Dry Season Fires in Australia

Fire is ubiquitous during Northern Territory’s dry season, which runs from April to December.

NASA's Terra Satellite Spots New Mexico's Ute Fire

NASA's Terra satellite detected heat signatures and smoke from the Ute Fire, burning in northeastern New Mexico.
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