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NASA's World Tour of the Atmosphere Reveals Surprises Along the Way

The airborne Atmospheric Tomography world-wide survey has gotten an up close look at Earth's atmosphere.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

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

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.

GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

A new NASA Earth satellite mission may transform our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.

NASA Study: First Direct Proof of Ozone Hole Recovery Due to Chemicals Ban

For the first time, direct observations of the Antarctic ozone hole show evidence of recovery due to the 1987 Montreal Protocol's ban on a class of potent, ozone-depleting chemicals.

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 Goddard Year in Review - 2017

A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

NASA Researchers Share Perspective on Key Elements of Ozone Layer Recovery

n a Perspective piece appearing in the Dec. 8 issue of Science, NASA researchers discuss the nuances that distinguish three categories of compounds and their impacts on upper atmospheric ozone.

Eclipse 2017: Science from the Moon’s Shadow

On Dec. 11, 2017, six researchers discussed initial findings based on observations of the Sun and on Earth gathered during the solar eclipse that stretched across North America on Aug. 21, 2017.

From Microscopic to Multicellular: Six Stories of Life that NASA Sees from Space

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.

China’s Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Drop, India’s Grow Over Last Decade

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of Maryland indicates that India may be the world’s top sulfur dioxide emitter.

NASA Satellite Tracks Ozone Pollution by Monitoring Its Key Ingredients

New NASA-funded research has devised a way to use satellite measurements of the component gases that combine to form ozone to differentiate among three different sets of conditions that lead to its production.

Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988

Measurements from NASA satellites showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to 7.6 million square miles in extent before starting to recover this year.

Global Airborne Mission to Make Ozone Hole Detour

Atmospheric researchers depart this month on NASA's DC-8 research aircraft on their third survey of the global atmosphere.

NASA Chesapeake Bay Study To Help Improve Air-Quality Forecasts

NASA scientists are studying pollution in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia.

Record-Breaking Smoke Over Canada

For more than a month, dozens of large fires have raged in British Columbia.

NASA Airborne Mission Returns to Africa to Study Smoke, Clouds

NASA's P-3 research plane begins flights this month through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean.

Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality

For six weeks in the summer of 2016 scientists from the United States and the Republic of Korea intensively studied air pollution over the Korean peninsula.

Goddard Hosts 8th Annual Science Jamboree for Employees

The Goddard Office of Communications and the Goddard Sciences and Exploration Directorate produced the eighth annual Science Jamboree on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

NASA Eyed Rainfall Rates in Tropical Storm Merbok Before Landfall

Tropical Storm Merbok formed in the South China Sea early on June 11 and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead as the storm moved toward China on June 12.

Calvin (was 3E - Eastern Pacific Ocean)

The third tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed on Sunday, June 11 about 120 miles south of Salina Cruz, Mexico. Tropical Depression 3E moved north and northwest.

Goddard Welcomes Nearly 450 Summer Interns

Almost 450 interns will complete their "10-week job interview" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center this summer.

NASA to Measure Greenhouse Gases Over the Mid-Atlantic Region in May

In May, a team of Goddard scientists will begin measuring greenhouse gases over the Mid-Atlantic region.

From Volcano’s Slope, NASA Instrument Looks Sky High and to the Future

On one of Earth’s largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and helps set the stage for human exploration of other worlds.

Sweet 16: Goddard Teams Fly Extraordinary Number of Payloads in 2017

Sixteen different missions whose instruments and components were developed at least in part with funding from the center’s Internal Research and Development, or IRAD, program have either launched or are scheduled to launch this year aboard commercial launch vehicles, sounding rockets, balloons, and high-altitude research aircraft.
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