NASA Data Helps Hurricane Recovery

NASA Data Helps Hurricane Recovery

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last November, Hurricanes Eta and Iota drenched South America just two weeks apart. Iota made landfall in Nicaragua within 20 miles of where Eta came ashore with destructive winds, and heavy rain flooded schools, harmed mangrove forests, and set off landslides. In the aftermath of both storms, NASA’s Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central […]

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NASA to Launch Climate Observation Satellites 

NASA to Launch Climate Observation Satellites 

Missions from NASA have put a man on the moon and a rover on Mars, but a new Earth-focused mission will provide crucial information about climate change and extreme weather.

Why This Matters: NASA is focusing now on its ability to “see” the Earth, not just to explore space, as part of a broader climate re-orientation at the agency, which includes a new climate advisor position and an increase in climate-oriented missions.

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Are we there yet? A journey to more clearly see the changing planet

Are we there yet? A journey to more clearly see the changing planet

By Nancy Colleton and Anne Hale Miglarese We’ve all been there. Either as a child, in the back of your parents’ car, probably squashed between two obnoxious siblings or, as a parent of a restless toddler, 15 minutes into a four-hour road trip, the question always arises, “Are we there yet?” Those of us in […]

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One Space Thing: NASA’s Big Week click button

One Space Thing: NASA’s Big Week

Last week was so busy with what was happening on Earth, there was hardly time to talk about what happened in space.  To start the week, NASA launched a helicopter (named Ingenuity) on Mars — it did not just roll like the Perserverence rover — it flew and that was an amazing first that would […]

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One Earth Day Thing: #ConnectedByEarth

One Earth Day Thing: #ConnectedByEarth

Today, Earth Day, it is important to celebrate and teach kids (of all ages) about the wonders of our planet, and how to live more sustainably on it.  From now through Saturday, NASA is hosting a virtual event focused on “exploring the connections between Earth’s atmosphere, water cycle, forests, fields, cities, ice caps, and climate.” […]

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One Cool Thing: Blue Dunes on the Red Planet?

One Cool Thing: Blue Dunes on the Red Planet?

It’s hard to keep up with all the cool NASA news from the Mars mission.  Last week, they released these stunning images of an area about 19 miles (30 kilometers) wide in Mars’ northern polar cap region taken by NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter nearly 20 years ago, but now seen with color enhancement.  The colors are […]

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