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