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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.

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.

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.

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.

Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria

12.13.2018
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

12.10.2018
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

11.17.2018
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

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.

Smokier and Smokier Skies in India

11.02.2018
Since 2003, the number of November crop fires in northern India has increased significantly.

Lights Out in Michael’s Wake

10.16.2018
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

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.
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