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New NASA Model Finds Landslide Threats in Near Real-Time During Heavy Rains

NASA developed a new system that provides near real-time estimate of potential landslide activity in the tropics and middle latitudes.

Record Low Snowpack in Afghanistan

In a reversal from abundant snow conditions in February 2017, the snowpack in Afghanistan in February 2018 was the lowest detected for the month since 2001.

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.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

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.

Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations.

Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks

Researchers are turning to data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast and prevent Malaria outbreaks.

UPDATED: Harvey (was 09 - Atlantic Ocean)

NASA has a lot of resources providing information on Tropical Storm Harvey as it continues to drop tremendous, flooding rainfall on Texas and Louisiana.

NASA Working with Partners to Provide Response to Harvey

NASA is using its assets and expertise from across the agency to help respond to Hurricane Harvey, which has been a disaster of unprecedented proportions for those who live and work in southeast TX.

Don (Atlantic Ocean)

Tropical Storm Don didn't live long before it weakened to a remnant low pressure area in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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.

Bangladesh's Heavy Rainfall Examined With NASA's IMERG

At least 156 people in Bangladesh were killed during the past week by landslides and floods caused by heavy rainfall. NASA calculated the amount of rain that has fallen using data from satellites.

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.

Drought Has Disappeared from Much of the U.S.

At the end of April 2017, just 6 percent of the United States was afflicted by drought, the lowest level in 17 years of analysis by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

NASA's Fleet of Satellites Keep an Eye on Earth

No planet is better studied than the one we actually live on.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and

NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Letting Us All #AdoptThePlanet

NASA invites people around the world to help us celebrate Earth Day 2017 by "adopting" one of 64,000 individual pieces of Earth as seen from space.

A Global View of Landslide Susceptibility

By one estimate, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill roughly 4,600 people each year. Scientists at NASA and elsewhere are trying to find ways to reduce that number.

NASA-University Study Finds 11 Percent of Disappearing Groundwater Used to Grow Internationally Traded Food

11 percent of the global non-renewable groundwater drawn up for irrigation goes to produce crops that are then traded on the international market.

NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement to the University of Maryland

NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, to continue collaborative research in the field of Earth systems science.

NASA Invites Media to 55th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Media are invited to meet science and engineering leaders at the 55th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium in Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 8-9, 2017.

NASA’s SnowEx Challenges the Sensing Techniques…‘Until They Break’

A NASA-led team will kick off an ambitious airborne campaign to determine which combination of sensors would work best at collecting global snow-water measurements from space...

NASA: Snow Science in Support of Our Nation’s Water Supply

Researchers have completed the first flights of a NASA-led field campaign that is targeting one of the biggest gaps in scientists' understanding of Earth's water resources: snow.

NASA Goddard Scientists Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Two scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, also known as PECASE.
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