NASA Earth

NASA Earth


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

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Every night, countless small creatures swim up from the #ocean  depths to feed, then descend before daybreak. This vast migration—a critical part of Earth’s #carbon  cycle—has been observed for the first time on a global scale thanks to a space-based laser.

New Hampshire’s songbirds are facing decreasing habitat. Now, wildlife managers can use data from @NASA_DEVELOP  to track the biggest threats to native species to help protect the musical birds. #SpaceForUS 

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Chances are good that you have heard of the jet stream, a river of fast-moving air in the upper levels of the atmosphere. How about jet streaks? #NASA  #MODIS 

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Daisenryo Kofun, a tomb in #Osaka , was the answer to our November puzzler. You can see the ancient burial sites in this ASTER satellite image. #NASA  #Japan 

Congratulations to Maya, Elian, and Dan for being some of the first readers to figure it out!

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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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