In Antarctica in January, 2013 scientists released 20 balloons, to study the giant radiation belts surrounding Earth and how they lose particles, causing electrons from the belts to stream down toward the poles.
99% of all of Earth’s land ice is locked into the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. But from 2003 to 2009, the world’s other glaciers contributed just as much to sea level rise as the two ice sheets combined.
A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's last frontiers in climate studies: the imbalance in Earth's energy budget.
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission offers a look at Earth from space with a crisper view than our eyes alone would be capable of.
NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM measured Cyclone Mahasen’s rainfall rates from space as it made landfall on May 16.
New insights into two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season come from an ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; and Chapman University, Orange, Calif.
Google has compiled more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from space into an interactive time-lapse experience.
From its orbit around the Earth, the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite or Suomi NPP satellite, captured a night-time image of California’s Springs Fire.
As LDCM flew over Indonesia's Flores Sea April 29, it captured an image of Paluweh volcano spewing ash into the air.
A video of smoke from California’s Springs Fire was created by animating satellite imagery from NOAA’s GOES-15 satellite.
A NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought.
A new NASA airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado, producing the most accurate measurements to date of how much water they hold.
NASA will test a new robotic explorer, dubbed GROVER, in Greenland from early May to early June 2013.
The varied colors and topography of national forests in the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Mountains provide a great test for LDCM's eyesight.
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission begins collecting ground data in northeastern Iowa that will evaluate how well satellite rainfall data can be used for flood forecasting.
IceBridge scientists begin another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland on Wednesday.
An image from NASA's LDCM satellite may look like a simple black-and-white image of a dramatic landscape, but it tells a story of temperature.
Light is more than meets the eye -- the human eye, that is. This spring's HyspIRI airborne campaign took a look at light that we can't see to study Earth's chemistry.
From the very beginning it was a looming ticking countdown clock to get the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument ready for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission launch.
Once a satellite is in orbit, it's not ready to take measurements until a series of check-out procedures have been performed.