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The Sciences and Exploration Directorate is the largest Earth and space science research organization in the world. Its scientists advance understanding of the Earth and its life-sustaining environment, the Sun, the solar system, and the wider universe beyond. The Directorate is part of Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Researchers in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate work with engineers, computer programmers, technologists, and other team members to develop the cutting-edge technology needed for space-based research. Instruments are also deployed on aircraft, balloons, and Earth's surface.

The Directorate's researchers share their findings and data with the scientific community. Education and Public Outreach programs explain the science to students and the general public.

Directorate News

Piers Sellers In Greenland

05.13.2016
Piers Sellers' recent trip to Thule, Greenland, is featured in The New Yorker.

Piers Sellers' CNN interview

03.22.2016
Dr. Piers Sellers appeared as a special guest on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" for a segment about climate change. You can see the interview at this CNN link.
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Diana M Elben
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