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Credit: USGS

The most comprehensive satellite-gleaned view of land-surface conditions from coast to coast in the conterminous United States is an eye-opener!

Just issued by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this latest look-see shows land-surface conditions from coast to coast, showing the extent of land cover types from forests to urban areas.

The National Land Cover...

Credit: NASA/JPL

Want to take part in a worldwide celebration of this year’s Earth Day?

NASA is inviting all passengers on our planet to take part in a “Global Selfie” event.

For Earth Day – celebrated on April 22 – NASA is trying to create an image of Earth from the ground up while also fostering a collection of portraits of the people of Earth.

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Credit: NASA

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude over the moon, as it continues to make important science observations.

But when will it take the plunge?

LADEE mission managers expect the spacecraft will impact of the moon’s surface on or before April 21.

On April 11, ground controllers at NASA’s Ames...

Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration was released in September 2013 by the International Space Exploration Coordination Group.

At its heart, this report explains that space exploration “will continue to be an essential driver for opening up new domains in science and technology, triggering other sectors to partner with the space sector for joint research and development. This...

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