Atmospheric scientist Hongbin Yu describes the implications of a new calculation showing that 64 million tons of dust, pollution and other particles survive a trans-ocean journey to arrive over North America each year.
The multitude of single-celled algae swirling in this image are most likely coccolithophores, one of Earth’s champions of carbon pumping.
HS3 is a five-year mission specifically targeted to investigate hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
New and improved cloud information from NASA is now being fed into forecasts produced by the National Weather Service every hour.
Millions will see London during the 2012 Olympics, but Suomi NPP has an entirely different perspective, as seen in this newly release image.
The Earth Science Project Office provides management for the Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel (HS3) mission flying this year.
Life can't function with a mix of left- and right-handed amino acids; scientists want to know how life got set up with the left-handed ones.
IDV Solutions made a map of major fires in the contiguous 48 United States from 2001 through early July 2012 using MODIS instrument data from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.
As the world readies for the 2012 London Olympics, a NASA-funded study finds traffic restrictions for the 2008 Beijing Olympics sharply reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
The Landsat program has seen a literal world of changes in its 40 years of observing Earth. This interactive compares "before and after" views of some of those changes.
Landsat has been capturing change for 40 years. NASA and U.S. Geological Survey scientists chose 10 of the most significant images to showcase this mission's valuable returns.
Beyond the scientific information they supply, some Landsat images are simply striking to look at, presenting spectacular views of mountains, valleys, and islands as well as forests, grasslands, and agricultural patterns.
Thanks to contingency operations, NASA Goddard was able to minimize the effects of the derecho that took power away from millions earlier this summer.
A remote-controlled Earth-observing camera system called ISERV will be launched to the International Space Station this week.
The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of Earth observations from space -- ever.
A massive iceberg, or ice island, broke off of the Petermann Glacier in 2010. Nearly two years later, another chunk of ice has broken free.
With two instruments now integrated into LDCM, the spacecraft is a complete observatory.
Two giant donuts of radiation surround Earth, trapped in a region known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts. NASA's RBSP mission will study the material, called plasma, in this mysterious region.
A recent airborne campaign got an up-close look at what happens when wildfire smoke makes its way into a thunderstorm.
Real-time data for everything from weather forecasts to disaster response is now being beamed to Earth from the nation’s newest Earth-observing satellite.