Image from TERRA
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:51 EST

The state of New South Wales (NSW) in south eastern Australia is continuing to experience devastating bushfires due to the dry tinder-like atmosphere in the territory: high winds, dry lightning and continuing heat.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:56 EST

Smoke billows from the scores of bushfires on Australia east coast in this image captured by NASA's Terra satellite on Nov. 08, 2019, using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:03 EST

The Earth-observing mission ECOSTRESS reveals how the massive rainforest fires this past August spread in dry areas visible only to this specialized sensor.

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Terra continues to witness many changes on the landscape, collecting some of the most iconic images of our planet since its launch in December of 1999. Many sources archived Terra imagery including the Earth Observatory and NASA’s Visible Earth.

This section contains images, videos and podcasts that visualize many events and changes on Earth’s surface and also explain some of the science to which Terra contributes.

As the Flagship Earth Observing Satellite, Terra  was the first satellite to look at Earth system science with five sensors dedicated to observing the land, water, and atmosphere.

By seeing Earth from the same vantage point, but collecting  multiple types of data dedicated to various areas of Earth science,  scientists are able to document relationships between Earth’s systems and examine their connections.

The images, videos, and podcasts illustrate and examine Earth system science as Terra observes changes on Earth over time.