Image from TERRA
Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:00 EDT

A NASA-supported research program brings together goat herders, the luxury fashion industry, a gold mining company and Stanford University to use Earth observations to support more sustainable grazing practices.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 13:00 EST

In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and unusual flooding wreaked havoc on Central Europe.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00 EDT

Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a powerful new web-based platform that puts Earth science data about water use by crops and other vegetation into the hands of farmers and water managers.

Communications Toolkit

Terra has orbited Earth for over 20 years, collecting important data about Earth’s systems. Beginning in 2020, inclination maneuvers to maintain Terra’s orbit were stopped to maintain Terra’s limited fuel supply. Since then, Terra has been drifting to an earlier equatorial crossing time but continues to collect valuable data.

Silent Animation from NASA’s Science Visualization Studio

Full length, silent animation of Terra’s orbital drift with individual animations of different aspects of Terra’s drift including illustrations of changes to swath width, shadow, altitude, and orbital position.

Narrated Animation

Short narrated animation that tells the story of Terra’s change in crossing time and the expected impacts to data and imagery.

Message from the Project Scientist

Dr. Kurtis Thome, Terra Project Scientist, provides an explanation of the milestones that Terra encounters between 2020 and the future.