Image from TERRA
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:46 EDT

The year 2020 will be remembered for being a very trying year and western wildfires have just added to the year's woes.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:00 EDT

While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:23 EDT

Earth-observing instruments on satellites and aircraft are mapping the current fires, providing data products to agencies on the ground that are responding to the emergency.

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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.