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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:00 EDT

Soil is the foundation of our food systems, and sustainable farming depends upon healthy soil, which has impacts far beyond the field on air, water and climate. Wind and water, hastened by human activity and climate change, erode the richest soil at the surface.

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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

For tiny airborne-particle pollution, known as PM 2.5, researchers using NASA data found that variability from meteorology obscured the lockdown signals when observed from space.

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Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.

Terra Celebrates 20 Years in Orbit

On December 18, 2019 Terra celebrated it’s 20th year in orbit. To mark this milestone scientists, engineers, and Terra enthusiasts, gathered together at events in San Francisco as part of the American Geophysical Union conference and Greenbelt, Maryland where Goddard Space Flight Center is located.

Presentations highlighting the past, present and future of the mission were given by a number of people involved in the longevity of Terra’s mission.

Presentations and photos from the events.