Image from TERRA
Tue, 18 Apr 2023 16:24 EDT

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, located in Katmai National Park, forms a unique and ashen landscape. Encircled by volcanoes – both active and inactive – it has served as a perfect collection area for huge amounts of volcanic ash.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 10:30 EDT

Water departments in the West are using maps and models originally created by a NASA team to help track water.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:00 EDT

NASA and Google broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making.

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.