Image from TERRA
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:01 EDT

NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of fires wreaking havoc across a large swath of Siberia on July 21, 2020.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 11:00 EDT

Puerto Rico now has an air quality warning system that provides three days of advance notice about potentially harmful dust that travels across the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert.

Image from TERRA
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:35 EDT

NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of California’s Mineral fire with the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument on July 14, 2020.

Terra 20 Events

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Twenty Years of Terra 20

On December 18, 2019 Terra was officially in orbit for 20 years. 20 years of scientific data that has shaped our knowledge of Earth today. There were multiple events where people gathered to recognize the accomplishments of Terra and the people who made it possible over the past 20 years. Presentation slides and photos from the programs can be found below.

Terra memories slide show

This slideshow highlights quotes from the scientists and engineers that contributed to Terra’s success and was played in the background during the December 8 program, while people gave talks and shared stories. It was also played during the opening of the other events in Greenbelt.

Memories of Terra Slideshow

Terra 20 AGU Program (December 8, 2019)

On the Evening of December 8, 2019 stories of Terra were shared and a dinner followed on December 10, 2019.

Terra 20 at Goddard Space Flight Center (December 18, 2019)

Presentations

Terra 20 Dinner (December 18, 2019)

Presentations

Photos from Terra 20