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March 2018 Highlights

March 2018 Highlights

In March 2018, NASA Earth Observatory published satellite images, maps, and data visualizations as "Image of the Day." Here are five of our favorites. Read more

Melting Beauty: The Icefields of Patagonia

Melting Beauty: The Icefields of Patagonia

The Patagonian icefields stretch for hundreds of kilometers atop the Andes mountain range in South America. Change here is rapid, as the icefields are melting away at some of the highest rates on the planet. Read more

Landsat 8 Turns 5

Landsat 8 Turns 5

The Landsat series of satellites have been chronicling changes on Earth’s surface for 46 years. In the past five years, Landsat 8 has brought us an unparalleled look at the beauty and dynamism of our planet. Read more

Archive The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

Carbon flows between the atmosphere, land, and ocean in a cycle that encompasses nearly all life and sets the thermostat for Earth's climate. By burning fossil fuels, people are changing the carbon cycle with far-reaching consequences. Read more

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International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP)

International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP)

Scientists have brought together sensors from all over the world, including a radar from NASA, to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Data collected with the instruments during the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are expected to help scientists understand precipitation processes and to improve weather predictions. Read more

Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty

Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty

Photographs from the 2017 Operation IceBridge field campaign show the many forms of land and sea ice around the frozen (and melting) southern continent. Read more

Notes from the Field: In New Mexico, Land of Volcanoes

Notes from the Field: In New Mexico, Land of Volcanoes

In 2017, scientists with the Goddard Instrument Field Team (GIFT) descended on the Potrillo volcanic field, a now-dormant region in the New Mexico portion of the Chihuahuan Desert. The site serves as a "planetary analog," where researchers can test instruments that future explorers might use to investigate volcanic areas on the Moon, Mars and other rocky planets. Read more

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