NASA Earth

NASA Earth


NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of Earth and improve lives.

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EO On This Day: High Resolution View of Pine Island Glacier Pine Island Glacier has undergone a steady thinning in recent decades. In December 2000, satellites detected a wide new crack. #NASAEO20  #EarthDayEveryDay 

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A new tool called ECOSTRESS helped detect water-stressed vegetation near some of the 2019 #AmazonRainforest  fires. #NASA 

Mississippi’s oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the last decade. @NASA_DEVELOP  used @NASA  Earth observations to create a map that shows how their habitat has changed, and inform what decisions might be needed to protect them: #SpaceForUS 

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Tucked away in the eastern Andes Mountains, about 5,000 meters above sea level, the town of La Rinconada is the highest permanent settlement in the world. #NASA  #Peru  #Landsat 

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Sometimes the skies are paved with cloud streets. #NASA  #clouds 

Permafrost Becoming a Carbon Source Instead of a Sink #NASA 

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NASA's AIRS instrument maps carbon monoxide (CO) from fires burning in Brazil's Amazon region. This time series ⬇️ shows CO high in the atmosphere over Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging three day's-worth of data:

Visualizing the Warmest August in 136 Years Data via @NASAGISS  #NASA  #climate 

Normally, the #PolarVortex  🌀 swirls around the Arctic, trapping cold air near the Pole. Recently, this pressure system has been less stable, spilling colder air south & bringing record-low temperatures 🌡 to parts of the continental U.S.

Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown #NASA 

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That new #EHTBlackHole  🕳 image was taken using Earth 🌏 itself! By synchronizing radio telescopes 🔭 located around the planet to gather observations, the science team was able to turn the whole planet into a giant telescope.

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We’re not usually ones to throw shade – unless, of course, there’s a #lunareclipse . 🌕 🌎 ☀️ Sorry, ! Read more about the science behind the show here:

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