The Home Frontier

  • Released Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
  • Updated Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 12:00AM


Everyone knows that NASA studies space; fewer people know that NASA also
studies Earth. Since the agency's creation more than 50 years ago, NASA has
been a world leader in space-based studies of our home planet. Our mission
has always been to explore, to discover, and to understand the world in
which we live from the unique vantage point of space, and to share our newly
gained perspectives with the public. That spirit of sharing remains true
today as NASA operates 18 of the most advanced Earth-observing satellites
ever built, helping scientists make some of the most detailed observations
ever made of our world.

What is your vision of what makes NASA Earth Science inspiring? NASA's Earth Day Video Contest is your chance to create that vision. Dig around these pages below as a place to start. Find more about the contest here:

Collections of Earth Imagery

Animations and Visualizations


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