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5 Ways Supercomputing is Key to NASA Mission Success

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Whether developing new technologies for landing on other planets, improving air travel here at home, or more realistically simulating global weather and climate, supercomputing is key to the success of NASA missions.

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Massive Volcanism May Have Altered Ancient Venus' Climate

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A NASA paper suggests that volcanic activity lasting hundreds to thousands of centuries may have helped transform Venus from a temperate and wet world to the acidic hothouse it is today.

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Celebrating Nat'l Hispanic American Heritage Month: Dr. Clara Orbe

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NCCS highlights GISS scientist Dr. Clara Orbe of Argentine heritage, from her early schooling to college career and eventually becoming a leading scientist at GISS.

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Feeling the Heat in the Extremes

Map of US temperature increase on extreme stress days, 2074-2099 vs 1980-2005

If trends continue, oppressively hot and humid summers like the record-breaking heat waves in California will continue.

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NASA's Cynthia Rosenzweig Receives 2022 World Food Prize

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Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, received the international award on May 5.

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GISS Scientists Select Best Institute Paper of 2021

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Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the journal article “CMIP6 historical simulations (1850-2014) with GISS-E2.1” by Ron Miller et al. as the top work among the research publications by institute staff published in 2021.

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NASA Researcher Finding Ways to Turn Down the Heat in Cities

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A team of climate scientists at NASA is studying whether “green roofs” can help ease deadly heat in vulnerable urban areas.

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Study Extends Period When Mars Could Have Supported Life

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Billions of years ago, the climate of Mars could have been Earth-like, with a thicker atmosphere than today and oceans of liquid water. A new study suggests this period could have lasted longer than previously thought.

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2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend

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Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and NOAA.

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Six Questions to Help You Understand the 6th Warmest Year on Record

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We answer six questions to help you understand the GISS global surface temperature analysis, what it shows about 2021 and how NASA makes sense of the data.

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