Earth  ID: 12777

Our Living Planet From Space

Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. Earth is still the only planet we know of with life - with that in mind, our habitable home world seems evermore fragile and beautiful when considering the vastness of unlivable space.
 

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LK Ward (USRA): Lead Producer
Patrick Lynch (NASA/GSFC): Editor
Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ivona Cetinic (USRA): Scientist
LK Ward (USRA): Narrator
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Associate Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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SeaStar/SeaWiFS
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Biology
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Life History
SVS >> SeaWiFS
SVS >> VIIRS
SVS >> MODIS
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biological Classification >> Plants

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0