The Earth's thinning ozone layer is synonymous with a singing and dancing seagull named Sid -- at least it is in New Zealand and Australia.
In the clean room at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the GPM mission's Core satellite is steadily taking shape.
For more than a decade, instruments on NASA satellites have revolutionized what scientists know about fire's role in land cover change, ecosystem processes, and the global carbon cycle.
NASA has released a series of new satellite data visualizations that show tens of millions of fires detected worldwide from space since 2002.
Heliophysicist Doug Rowland has secured a 2013 flight opportunity to the ISS for Firestation, a pint-sized instrument studying lightning in Earth's upper atmosphere, and must prepare for a veritable "fire hose" of data.
NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
Three NASA interns were selected to speak at the International Astronautical Congress Plenary in Cape Town, South Africa, on Oct. 5.
Within just the past week, the East Pacific has seen a resurgence in tropical activity with the formation of three tropical systems
Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge have landed in Punta Arenas, Chile and are set to begin the mission's third year of airborne surveys over the changing sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers of Antarctica.
NASA is planning an Oct. 27 launch of the first Earth-observing satellite to measure both global climate changes and key weather variables.
Astronomers have found a new cosmic source for the same kind of water that appeared on Earth billions of years ago and created the oceans.
Last month the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean declined to the second-lowest extent on record, narrowly avoiding a new low.
NASA's DEVELOP student research program closed out its summer session with a virtual poster session, and the results are posted here.
A NASA-funded method for forecasting earthquakes in California has received high marks in a comparative study of seven earthquake forecasts.
This view of the aurora from Earth orbit was taken from the International Space Station as it crossed over the southern Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011.
NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
A meteor is the most probable cause of a bright, colorful fireball witnessed by people in a wide swath of the southwestern United States.
A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore Mars' subsurface to map, for the first time, freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert.
A group of environmental scientists are preparing for a multi-year NASA airborne science investigation of Atlantic hurricane formation and intensity.
Some of the more than 170 major wildfires that have erupted throughout drought-stricken Texas in the past week are visible in this NASA satellite image of east Texas.