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Sea Ice Swirls

NASA/Wanmei Liang, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS LANCE and GIBS/Worldview NASA’s Terra satellite captured floating fragments of sea ice as ocean currents carried them south along Greenland’s east coast on June 4, 2024. This ice traveled from the Fram Strait, a 450-kilometer (280-mile)-wide passage between Greenland and Svalbard, to the Arctic Ocean. Along the journey, it breaks […]

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NASA Selects Raytheon Company to Build Landsat Next Instruments

Credits: NASA NASA selects Raytheon Company to provide three instruments and related services, with an option for one additional instrument, in support of the Landsat Next mission based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The contract includes a cost-plus-award-fee base period and a cost-plus-fixed-fee option period with a total value of $506.7 […]

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PACE Celebrates National Ocean Month With Colorful Views of the Planet

3 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Credit: NASA/Ryan Fitzgibbons What do you give to an ocean that has everything? This year, for National Ocean Month, NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite— is gifting us a unique look at our home planet. The visualizations created with data from the […]

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Hurricane Season Begins

NASA June 1 marks the beginning of the 2024 hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. NASA observes and studies hurricanes from space, both with views from the space station and with satellites. This vantage point helps scientists understand how climate change impacts hurricanes and learn how communities can better prepare for tropical cyclones in a […]

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NASA, IBM Research Release New AI Model for Weather, Climate

4 min read NASA, IBM Research Release New AI Model for Weather, Climate With the Privthi-weather-climate foundational model, researchers will be able to support many climate applications that can be used throughout the science community. These applications include detecting and improving models for severe weather patterns or natural disasters such as hurricanes. NASA’s Terra satellite […]

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Modeling the Hawaiian Shoreline

NASA/Lisa Tanh, Matilda Anokye, Ian Lee, Connor Racette The island of Hawai’i and surrounding waters glow in unusual shades in this 2022 model made through NASA DEVELOP. The model was created to help the County of Hawai’i in their shoreline setback plan. The image shows areas of high flood risk (blue), as well as sea […]

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5 Things to Know About NASA’s Tiny Twin Polar Satellites

This artist’s concept depicts one of two PREFIRE CubeSats in orbit around Earth. The NASA mission will measure the amount of far-infrared radiation the planet’s polar regions shed to space – information that’s key to understanding Earth’s energy balance. NASA/JPL-Caltech Called PREFIRE, this CubeSat duo will boost our understanding of how much heat Earth’s polar […]