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Earth from Space: Glacier Bay, Alaska

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In this week's edition of the Earth from Space program, we explore part of the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, with Copernicus Sentinel-2.

Gulf of Maine’s Phytoplankton Productivity Down 65%

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The Gulf of Maine is growing increasingly warm and salty, due to ocean currents pushing warm water into the gulf from the Northwest Atlantic, according to a new NASA-funded study. These temperature and salinity c...

Swarm Reveals Magnetic Waves Across Earth’s Outer Core

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Using information from ESA’s Swarm satellite mission, scientists have discovered a completely new type of magnetic wave that sweeps across the outermost part of Earth’s outer core every seven years. This fascinating ...

What Is NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)? (Mission Overview)

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Soon to be operating from the International Space Station, NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) mission will comprehensively measure the mineral composition of Earth’s mineral dust source reg...

Earth from Space: Scandinavian Peninsula

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This week's edition of the Earth from Space program features an impressive shot of the almost cloud-free Scandinavian Peninsula captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.

Meet GEDI! The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Sensor Aboard the ISS

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The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) is a full-waveform lidar instrument that produces detailed observations of the three-dimensional structure of the Earth’s surface. GEDI precisely measures forest can...

The Geocenter of the Earth Is Changing (And Why That Matters)

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At the foundation of virtually all airborne, space-based and ground-based Earth observations is the TRF, or Terrestrial Reference Frame.

NASA and Agriculture: From Seeds to Satellites

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NASA satellites, data, missions and programs have been put to use for decades to strengthen food security, track droughts and flooding, determine plant and soil health, and otherwise support agriculture decision maki...

Earth from Space: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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This week's edition of the Earth from Space program features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands.

Tom Zelibor State of Space 2022 Abbreviated Remarks

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In an annual State of Space 2022 commentary and video, Thomas Zelibor, CEO of Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, speaks to business and government lead...