Earth Matters

Earth is an amazing planet, and the one that matters most to us. Let’s have a conversation about it.

See Fifteen Years of Change in the Arctic

Remember 2000? Bill Clinton was President of the United States, Faith Hill and Santana topped Billboard hits charts, and some people actually thought popped collars were cool. It was also the year that NASA's Terra satellite began collecting imagery of Earth. read more

Explore Earth Your Way

NASA’s Worldview app lets you explore Earth as it looks right now or as it looked almost 20 years ago. read more

Help NASA Create the Largest Landslide Database

NASA scientists are working to create the largest publicly available inventory of landslides—and they want your help collecting information. read more

April 2018 Puzzler

Every month, we offer a puzzling satellite or aerial image of Earth. read more

In Case You Missed It – Dance of a Melting Snowflake

NASA has produced the first three-dimensional numerical model of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere. read more

Finding New Ways to Feed the World

Can satellites help end hunger? Experts from the University of Maryland, NASA, and 40 partner organizations are leading the charge to find out. read more

A is for Aerosol

Check out the first entry in the visual glossary of earth science that we're building and see several types of aerosols from space. read more

Climate Q&A

Myths, misunderstandings, and frequently asked questions about climate.

Elegant Figures

On data visualization and information design on the Earth Observatory.