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