nasagoddard Mexico City, Mexico - This true-color image of Mexico was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. In areal extent, Mexico is the third largest country on the continent of North America (not counting Greenland, which is a province of Denmark), comprised of almost 2 million square kilometers (756,000 square miles) of land. Home to roughly 100 million people, Mexico is second only to the United States in population, making it the world's largest Spanish-speaking nation. Image courtesy Reto Stockli, Brian Montgomery, and Robert Simmon, based on data from the MODIS Science Team #NASA #mexico #mexicocity #space 3y
  •   monpos Viva Mexico I'm so proud of my country aunque ya no viva ahi 3y
  •   alenasixt Taaaan hermoso! Used to live there.... 3y
  •   gabyacervantes Viva México jaja 3y
  •   yakevin :'D beautiful even from space and so big O_O jajajaja!! 3y
  •   analym_m Amo mi país es lo mejor que hay!! Viva México!!! Y viva Nuevo León!!!! 3y
  •   ferminoficial México México i love you!! 3y
  •   gusfbx México es maravilloso, preguntalo a cualquier extranjero q lo haya visitado... 3y
  •   ambi__bambi Wow! 3y

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nasagoddard Typhoons Saola and Damrey approaching Asia as seen by a NASA's MODIS satellite on August 1, 2012. #weather #nasa #nasagoddard 3y

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nasagoddard Employees of Goddard Space Flight Center learn relaxation and focus techniques through Tai Chi on their lunch break. #nasa #nasagoddard 3y

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nasagoddard NASA GOES TO THE OLYMPICS - Billions of people will see London through many different filters and lenses during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. None of those views will look quite like this one from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. The image above shows London and the southern half of Great Britain as it appeared on the night of March 27, 2012. While most of the events in the 2012 Olympics will be held in the greater London area, several other cities and towns will host events, including: canoeing at Lee Valley White Water Center; sailing in Weymouth and Portland; rowing and canoeing at Eton Dorney; and cycling and mountain bike events at Hadleigh Farm. #nasa #london #olympics #nasagoddard #space 3y

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nasagoddard Printing out a shuttle out two during our interns poster sessions this week. 3y

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nasagoddard NASA Viz #app turns one! Bringing NASA science to the #iPad. 3y

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nasagoddard The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest lake in the world. Situated in an otherwise desert region of Kazakstan and Uzbekistan, two rivers, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, carried snowmelt and rainfall from distant mountains to where they pooled in the Aral Basin. The Aral Sea supported farming in the river deltas and a fishing industry up through the first half of the 20th century. Then in the 1960s, the Soviet Union converted the local economies to cotton production and diverted the two rivers to irrigate the fields. With no other major source of water, the Aral Sea has been evaporating and shrinking ever since. After 50 years, the lake's area is 25 percent of its original size and it holds just 10 percent of its original volume of water. #nasa #nasagoddard 3y

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nasagoddard Closeup of the Ice Island from Petermann Glacier - In July 2012, a massive ice island broke free of the Petermann Glacier in northwestern Greenland. On July 16, the giant iceberg could be seen drifting down the fjord, away from the floating ice tongue from which it calved. On July 21, 2012, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the iceberg’s continuing journey. This image has been rotated and north is toward the right. ASTER combines infrared, red, and green wavelengths of light to make false-color images that help to distinguish between water and land. Water is blue, ice and snow vary in color from pale blue to white, and land areas appear brick red and brown. Clouds in the scene cast dark shadows onto the iceberg surface. Similar surface cracks appear on both the Petermann Glacier and the newly formed ice island. #nasa #glacier #petermann #nasagoddard 3y

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nasagoddard Statement by the President on the Passing of Sally Ride - Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Sally Ride. As the first American woman to travel into space, Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model. She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to help them get there by advocating for a greater focus on science and math in our schools. Sally’s life showed us that there are no limits to what we can achieve and I have no doubt that her legacy will endure for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sally’s family and friends. PHOTO CAPTION: Astronaut Sally K. Ride, mission specialist on STS-7, monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the Flight Deck. Floating in front of her is a flight procedures notebook. #here #nasa 3y
  •   fwuz What happened to her 3y
  •   zjjsas007 hero 3y
  •   hanung1985 My dream want go to space. .......... 3y
  •   superprofessor RIP SALLY 3y
  •   ees098 Until they shut down NASA... 3y
  •   ahmedsulliman May NASA exist forever! 2y
  •   ellie1364 Sally- You have been a true inspiration. You got me interested in astronomy and physics. Every day I think about how you changed the world. Now you can stay in the stars. R.I.P. Sally Ride, you will never be forgoten. 1y
  •   razitafrina I say thank you for all astronauts that was inspiring me. My greatest dream is to be first people on Mars. 1y

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nasagoddard NASA's Landsat Satellite Celebrates 40 Years Observing Earth - The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of Earth observations from space – ever. Since its first satellite went up in the summer of 1972, Landsat has been looking at our planet. The view of Earth that this 40-year satellite program has recorded allows scientists to see, in ways they never imagined, how the Earth's surface has transformed, over time. #nasa #landsat #usgs #earth #space 3y

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nasagoddard Celebrating Apollo 11 - Down-Sun photograph of the Lunar Module from the rim of Little West Crater. We can see Neil Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the Gold camera. This frame gives us a feeling for elevation of the rim. When he took this picture, Neil was clearly standing above the level of the Lunar Module footpads. Note the darkened tracks leading leftward to the EASEP deployment area and rightward to the TV camera. #nasa #nasagoddard #astroiphonography #apollo11 #Apollo #moon 3y

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nasagoddard Doctoring up the "Tree of Life" 3y

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nasagoddard Solar Archipelago - A group of sunspots, labeled as Active Region 1520 rotated into view over the left side of the sun on July 7, 2012. The large spot on the bottom left stretches more than 11 Earths, or 87,000 miles across. The full chain of spots is closer to 200,000 miles across. This image was captured by amateur astronomer Alan Friedman on July 10. #nasa #nasagoddard #sun #sunspot 3y

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nasagoddard The Black Sea - The coccolithophore has been part of the Black Sea ecology for millennia. In the summer these calcite-shedding phytoplankton can color much of the Black Sea cyan, as is evident in this Aqua-MODIS image collected on July 15, 2012. #nasa #nasagoddard #BlackSea #coccolithophore #phytoplankton #timewireless 3y

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nasagoddard Astronaut Dan Burbank, AKA @astrocoastie, gets ready to greet Goddard people. 3y
  •   phill316 That is one out of this world mustache. . Get it out of this world, haha. 3y
  •   laviamanda Wish I could be an astronaut :( 3y
  •   itell78 Brilliant mind! Mx 3y
  •   superprofessor So want to be one.. . 3y
  •   utc31 YES SIR I COMPLETELY GET WHAT YOU'RE trying to say is no coincidence that each constellation has an earthly meaning... It really goes back to the basics. Lol ;) 😬 2y
  •   bradleyeberhart Do any of u know jack I think his name was he discovered how to make apalo11 on the moon I met him he used to live in my house he had a stroke if u do or don't please her back to me 2y
  •   mamaburti @anitarodrigues78 your futuree !! 2y

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nasagoddard Cloud face blows out a stream of clouds near Goddard. 3y

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nasagoddard Word on our derecho-damaged "tree of life" is positive. A local tree company has been retained to remove the damaged portion and seal the exposed trunk. We're going to try to save this specimen willow oak. 3y

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nasagoddard Hubble Discovers a Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto - A team of astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is reporting the discovery of another moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto. The moon is estimated to be irregular in shape and 6 to 15 miles across. It is in a 58,000-mile-diameter circular orbit around Pluto that is assumed to be co-planar with the other satellites in the system. “The moons form a series of neatly nested orbits, a bit like Russian dolls,” said team lead Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. The discovery increases the number of known moons orbiting Pluto to five. The Pluto team is intrigued that such a small planet can have such a complex collection of satellites. The new discovery provides additional clues for unraveling how the Pluto system formed and evolved. The favored theory is that all the moons are relics of a collision between Pluto and another large Kuiper belt object billions of years ago. The new detection will help scientists navigate NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft through the Pluto system in 2015, when it makes an historic and long-awaited high-speed flyby of the distant world. #nasa #nasagoddard #space #hubble #pluto #planet 3y

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nasagoddard A Glorious View - A layer of stratocumulus clouds over the Pacific Ocean served as the backdrop for this rainbow-like optical phenomenon known as a glory. Glories generally appear as concentric rings of color in front of mist or fog. They form when water droplets within clouds scatter sunlight back toward a source of illumination (in this case the Sun). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired the image on June 21, 2012. The glory can be seen running in a north to south arc above the clouds west of the swirling von karman vortices that trail through the clouds on the lee side of Guadalupe Island. The image was saturation-enhanced to make the glory effect more visible. Although glories may look similar to rainbows, the way light is scattered to produce them is different. Rainbows are formed by refraction and reflection; glories are formed by backward diffraction. The most vivid glories form when an observer looks down on thin clouds with droplets that are between 10 and 30 microns in diameter. The brightest and most colorful glories also form when droplets are roughly the same size. #nasa #nasagoddard #glory #earth #space #fog #clouds #pacific 3y

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nasagoddard Blooming Eruption on the Sun - A particularly beautiful prominence eruption observed by the STEREO-Ahead spacecraft by EUVI (in extreme UV light) and the COR1 coronagraph on 2 July 2012. The prominence eruption was associated with a strong M5.6 class (medium) flare at 10:52 UT. The eruption occurred on the Earth-facing side of the Sun, but missed Earth since it was directed towards the south. #nasa #nasagoddard #sun 3y

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