As human activity alters the Earth's surface environment in unprecedented ways, a comprehensive survey campaign is necessary to predict future impacts.
3-D Models Put Scientists, Students in Touch with Planets
Three-dimensional printing gives planetary scientists new ways to explore distant worlds and engage students.
Kepler: A Giant Leap for Exoplanet Studies
NASA's low-cost space telescope opened up a universe of possibilities for scientists who scour space in search of planets—and possibly life.
Airborne Sensor Can Track Photosynthesis Efficiency
Remote estimation of fluorescence emitted by plants can indicate variations in photosynthesis performance.
On the Rebound: Modeling Earth's Ever-Changing Shape
A new modeling tool easily computes the elastic response of changes in loading on Earth's surface to high resolution. Scientists test this tool using finely detailed data on glaciers' mass changes.
Puzzles Invite You to Explore Earth with Interactive Imagery
The EarthQuiz challenge can take you to virtual field locations with just the click of a button. Where in the world is this, and can you guess the significance of the geological features shown?
Dispelling Clouds of Uncertainty
How do you build a climate model that accounts for cloud physics and the transitions between cloud regimes? Use MAGIC.
Gazing Toward the Universe's Edge: Hubble's Deep Field Legacy
Hubble's sensitive cameras give scientists a chance to witness the birth of galaxies.
The Art and Science of Hubble's Images
How do Hubble images get their vivid colors and subtle shading?
Hubble Turns 25
Breathtaking images, groundbreaking science, and a demonstration of humankind's ability to work in space have made Hubble a cultural icon for a quarter of a century.