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
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
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
Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans,
cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades.
The night side of Earth twinkles with light in these composite global and regional views.