Image from TERRA
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:03 EDT

More than 400 miles above Earth, a satellite the size of a school bus is earning its frequent flyer miles. On Oct. 6, NASA’s Terra completed 100,000 orbits around Earth. Terra, which launched Dec. 18, 1999, is projected to continue operation into the 2020s.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:33 EDT

NASA's MISR instrument captures Hurricane Florence just off the East Coast. Data from two of its nine cameras is combined to show the storm in 3D

Image from TERRA
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:33 EDT

For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are targeting areas identified by a NASA-supported project that precisely forecasts high-risk regions based on environmental conditions observed from space.

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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Front of poster – click to enlarge

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Back of poster – click to enlarge