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.

For Educators

NASA Wavelength logoNASA Wavelength is a digital collection of NASA Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs.

 

S’COOL involves students (ages 5-20+) in real science, making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in the validation of NASA’s CERES satellite instruments.

 

My Nasa Data BAnner7My NASA Data is a website that was created so that anyone can utilize a huge bank of satellite data for easy use.  This site provides a large number of lesson plans with a  variety of topics.

 

Paper Model_Terra ThumbnailBuild a Paper Model of Terra
Terra model The model can be constructed by cutting out the model template and taping or gluing the pieces together.

 

Research Resources for Students

 

The Earth Observatory offers current information about Earth science through images, articles, fact sheets, blogs, and animations.

 

NASA Earth Observations provides regularly updated global maps of a variety of measurements from Terra instruments, along with a simple analysis tool.

 

Terra Poster

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