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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

California fires

Earth-observing instruments on satellites and aircraft are mapping the current fires, providing data products to agencies on the ground that are responding to the emergency.



Friday, August 28, 2020

Still image of a 3D visualization of the cloud tops

This perspective can help researchers spot features in a hurricane, including those that could indicate whether a hurricane will intensify or weaken.



Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The star-forming nebula W51

The most massive stars in the universe are born inside cosmic clouds of gas and dust, where they leave behind clues about their lives for astronomers to decode.



Monday, August 24, 2020

This image shows the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients

The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency has approved the commercial manufacture of VITAL, a breathing device designed specifically to address the needs of coronavirus patients.



Monday, August 24, 2020

Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS)

An electronics issue is suspected to be preventing the sensors from sharing their data about Mars weather with the spacecraft.



Friday, August 21, 2020

This aerial photograph shows fast-moving meltwater rivers flowing across the Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists have gained new insights into the processes that have driven ocean level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising seas of the future.



Friday, August 21, 2020

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission

A crisply rendered web application can show you where the agency's Mars 2020 mission is right now as it makes its way to the Red Planet for a Feb. 18, 2021, landing.



Thursday, August 20, 2020

An iceberg in Disko Bay, near Ilulissat, Greenland

After a brief period of moderate ice loss, the Greenland ice sheet melted in 2019 at the fastest rate ever measured.



Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the land surface temperatures throughout Los Angeles County on Aug. 14, 2020

From cities to deserts, the intense heat gripping California is being closely monitored by an Earth-observing mission aboard the International Space Station.



Tuesday, August 18, 2020

This 3D rendering shows the locations, relative to the Sun (at center), of nearby brown dwarfs

Using a NASA-designed software program, members of the public helped identify a cache of brown dwarfs - sometimes called failed stars - lurking in our cosmic neighborhood.