The colorful cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, passes in front of the planet and its rings. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Capturing the shadow of Saturn’s moon Titan from right here on Earth

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The Pacific Ocean teems with phytoplankton along the West Coast of the United States, as captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Satellites can track phytoplankton blooms, which occur when these plant-like organisms receive optimal amounts of sunlight and nutrients. Phytoplankton play an important role in removing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Credits: NASA

NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

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View two decades of planetary change through imagery like this one at NASA's Worldview. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

20 Years of Earth Data Now at Your Fingertips

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Artist's concept of a near-Earth object. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Tiny Asteroid Discovered Saturday Disintegrates Hours Later Over Southern Africa

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NASA’s latest carbon-observing space mission is the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which is making unprecedented global measurements of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Credits: NASA

NASA Invested in Cracking Earth’s Carbon Puzzle

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Engineers Raquel Rodriguez Monje and Fabien Nicaise discuss placement of the DopplerScatt radar instrument on the NASA B200 before its final installation onto the aircraft’s fuselage. Credits: NASA Photo / Ken Ulbrich

New Technology Doubles Scientists’ View of Ocean-Air Interactions

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ACT-America science flights cover large areas and sniff out carbon dioxide in both stormy and fair weather. Credits: NASA/David C. Bowman

Springing Back into the Hunt for Greenhouse Gases

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False-color image of ozone concentrations above Antarctica on Oct. 2, 2015. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Is Earth’s ozone layer still at risk? 5 questions answered

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A view of the Atlantis, seaborne research vessel for the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study. Credits: Photo courtesy of Nicole Estaphan

Tiny Sea Creatures Hold Secrets to Earth’s Climate

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When present in the lowest atmospheric layer – the troposphere, 8-14 kilometers above earth – ozone becomes a concern for human and plant health. Wikimedia

Why ozone poses a challenge to food security

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Langley researchers, from left, Mulugeta Petros, Upendra Singh and Tamer Refaat inside the King Air B200 aircraft on which they recently tested a new triple-pulse lidar that can simultaneously and independently measure carbon dioxide and water vapor, two powerful greenhouse gases. Credits: NASA/David C. Bowman

Taking the Pulse of Greenhouse Gases

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