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  • Butterfly fish

    Detecting Detrimental Change in Coral Reefs

    01.26.12 - An ocean ecologist finds a way to utilize Landsat to evaluate global changes to the fragile coral reefs.

  • First global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth’s ocean surface produced by NASA's new Aquarius instrument

    Aquarius Yields NASA's First Map of Ocean Salinity

    09.22.11 - 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.

  • NPP inspected by technicians

    NPP Completes Comprehensive Testing

    08.08.11 - NPP has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments.

  • Technicians test NPP solar array deployment

    NPP Runs the Gauntlet of Environmental Testing

    08.02.11 - Testing to evaluate whether a satellite is ready for space occurs at several levels. Some individual parts and each individual instrument from the satellite go through three types of testing.

  • Home Frontier - NASA's Earth Science Video Contest

    The Home Frontier Has a Winner

    06.03.11 - This Earth Day, we asked you to share your inspiring vision about NASA’s exploration of Earth. We are in awe, and here are our winners.

  • Hummingbirds

    Wildlife, Ecosystems and Climate Change

    04.22.11 - What do polar bears, hummingbirds, clams, bowhead whales and invasive plant species have to do with Earth science spacecraft orbiting overhead 24/7?

  • Emissions detection equipment set up behind NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory

    Chicken Fat Fuel Emissions Look Cleaner, Greener

    04.22.11 - NASA recently performed emissions testing on alternative, renewable fuels for a greener and less petroleum-dependent future.

  • DEVELOP student presentations are featured on in honor of Earth Day.

    Students DEVELOP a Virtual Poster Session

    04.22.11 - NASA interns are walking the "go green" walk this Earth Day as they present their end-of-term projects online.

  • NPP undergoes electro magnetic interference testing

    NPP Prepares for a New Era of Earth Observation

    04.21.11 - NPP, a minibus-sized satellite, will monitor a broad range of land, ocean, and atmospheric phenomena and build on our knowledge of our home planet.

  • It is easy to see from this true-color image why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle. Intense green vegetation, primarily grassland, covers most of the country except for the exposed rock on mountaintops. Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air. The Atlantic Ocean, particularly the warm currents in the North Atlantic Drift, gives the country a more temperate climate than most others at the same latitude.

    Top 5 Earth Snapshots of NASA's Twitter, Facebook Fans

    04.21.11 - NASA posts a continuous stream of new images from the agency’s fleet of 13 Earth-orbiting satellites and many research aircraft to the agency's website as well as on Twitter and Facebook. NASA's collective eyes on Earth are pioneering scientists' ability to see our home planet around the clock in order to better understand how it works.