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NASA Goddard Scientists Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

01.13.2017
Two scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, also known as PECASE.

NASA Scientists and Engineers Honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

01.13.2017
Calling them innovators who are working to help keep the United States on the cutting-edge, President Obama this week named five NASA researchers as recipients of the PECASE award.

NASA Plans Another Busy Year for Earth Science Fieldwork

01.12.2017
NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 – from a Hawaiian volcano to Colorado mountain tops and west Pacific islands – to investigate critical scientific questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it.

NASA Sees Storms Affecting the Western U.S.

01.09.2017
Extreme rain events have been affecting California and snow has blanketed the Pacific Northwest.

Central Africa Completely Lit Up

01.06.2017
The VIIRS instrument ((Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) on NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image that detected dozens of fires burning in Central Africa.

Multiple Fires Blaze in Argentina

01.05.2017
Dense smoke rose above a rash of wildfires in the Pampas region of Argentina in late December 2016 and early January 2017.

Raised by Fire, Felled by Ice

01.03.2017
It may not be obvious to the naked eye, but events on Earth’s surface—such as a burning fire or a floating iceberg—can affect the development and shape of clouds in the sky.

The Galapagos Archipelago

01.01.2017
The Galapagos archipelago is located about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from continental Ecuador. It includes more than 125 islands, islets, and rocks populated by a diversity of wildlife.

Piers Sellers: A Legacy of Science

12.24.2016
Piers Sellers, who passed away on Dec. 23 more than a year after learning he had pancreatic cancer, leaves behind a dynamic legacy at NASA.

Fires Near Valle Daza, Argentina

12.23.2016
This image shows fire activity in Argentina, specifically the areas around Santa Isabel and Valle Daza.

Forest Fire Numbers Rise in India in 2016

12.23.2016
This year in India the number of forest fires has risen by 55%.

Central Africa Alight With Fires

12.23.2016
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image which detected dozens of fires burning in Central Africa on December 21, 2016.

Dust Over the Arabian Sea

12.18.2016
On December 12, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of dust over the Arabian Sea.

NASA Reveals the Unknown in 2016

12.15.2016
In 2016, NASA drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world’s knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of Earth.

Fleeting Fog in India

12.09.2016
NASA’s Terra satellite captured images of curious structures among the familiar cloud cover over northern India, just south of the Himalayas.

Hundreds of Fires Light Up Central Africa

12.09.2016
The VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image which detected hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa.

Smoke Alert Issued in Western Australia From Prescribed Fires

12.08.2016
A smoke alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife in Western Australia to deal with the voluminous amounts of smoke that are coming from prescribed fires.

A Zigzagging Smoke Plume Over Western Australia

12.08.2016
In December 2016, shifting winds pushed smoke from a bushfire on the south coast of Western Australia into the shape of the letter Z.

Oceanic Nonlinear Internal Solitary Waves From the Lombok Strait

12.07.2016
NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Indonesia and captured a stunning true-color image of oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from the Lombok Strait.

Veld Fires Unleash on South Africa

12.07.2016
Veld fires have threatened several areas of South Africa and the city of Port Elizabeth saw one house completely engulfed by flames by the runaway bush fire.

Smog and Haze in Northern China

12.07.2016
Many parts of eastern China were put on orange alert on December 4, 2016, when heavy smog veiled large swaths of the country.

NASA Spots Agricultural Fires Lighting Up West Africa

12.02.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in western Africa on December 01, 2016.

Fires Near Haifa Israel Forced Thousands to Flee

11.30.2016
Tens of thousands of residents of the Israeli port city of Haifa were evacuated as fires threatened a dozen neighborhoods in the area.

NASA Tracks Wildfires Still Plaguing Southeastern U.S.

11.29.2016
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image, using its MODIS instrument, of several wildfires still plaguing the southeastern United States on November 26, 2016.

Fires Still Heating Up Ecuador and Peru

11.22.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning mostly in Ecuador and fewer fires in Peru on November 21.
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