WEBVTT FILE 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:11.360 (Howling wind, chimes, and music) 2 00:00:11.360 --> 00:00:14.020 NPPy: Mom, didn't there use to be more ice? 3 00:00:14.020 --> 00:00:15.960 NPPy's Mom: There was more, yes. 4 00:00:15.960 --> 00:00:18.480 (howling wind, and music) 5 00:00:18.480 --> 00:00:23.700 NPPy: We've been walking for hours. Mom, aren't you hungry? 6 00:00:23.700 --> 00:00:25.980 NPPy's Mom: I am. 7 00:00:25.980 --> 00:00:28.520 NPPy: Mom check it out it's NPP. 8 00:00:28.520 --> 00:00:30.520 NPPy's Mom: Well, just do it over there. 9 00:00:30.520 --> 00:00:35.640 NPPy: No Mom, I mean it's a satellite called NPP and it's flown past us 3 times today. 10 00:00:35.640 --> 00:00:38.020 NPPy's Mom: Mmhm, can we please keep moving? 11 00:00:38.020 --> 00:00:40.720 NPPy: No, it's one of NASA's satellites Mom. (voice fades out) 12 00:00:40.720 --> 00:00:43.580 (howling wind, and music) 13 00:00:43.580 --> 00:00:48.660 NPPy: So NPP basically checks the health of the Earth from Space. So cool. 14 00:00:48.660 --> 00:00:52.660 That's 5 instruments to help us make better weather predictions and even 15 00:00:52.660 --> 00:00:55.100 see what's going on with the climate. 16 00:00:55.100 --> 00:00:58.840 You hear a lot about the climate changing and how big a deal it is for everyone. 17 00:00:58.840 --> 00:01:02.720 But it's hard to really get what that means until you start to see changes at home. 18 00:01:02.720 --> 00:01:05.680 For my Mom and me, it's when our ice goes away. 19 00:01:05.680 --> 00:01:11.060 Might not mean a ton to you, but for us, it's how we find our food. It's our home. 20 00:01:11.060 --> 00:01:18.060 So how do we know if Earth is healthy or not? We need to look at it from outer space, using satellites like NPP. 21 00:01:18.060 --> 00:01:22.260 NPP has different sensors that look at different parts of the Earth's environment. 22 00:01:22.260 --> 00:01:28.820 Including the land, sky and water. Each sensor takes it's own look at what's happening and beams it down to us 23 00:01:28.820 --> 00:01:31.520 every time NPP flies over. 24 00:01:31.520 --> 00:01:37.860 That'll show us what's happening right now to the sea ice, ocean temperatures, humidity, clouds and other 25 00:01:37.860 --> 00:01:39.860 things on the Earth, our home. 26 00:01:39.860 --> 00:01:43.960 And when we look at all these things together, it can tell us how our Earth is doing. 27 00:01:43.960 --> 00:01:48.300 And we can even compare them to stuff we've done in the past to see how everything is changing. 28 00:01:48.300 --> 00:01:53.340 The coolest thing is NPP will help predict the way things could change in the future. 29 00:01:53.340 --> 00:01:56.400 And that will help us figure out what we need to do now. 30 00:01:56.400 --> 00:01:58.400 NPPy's Mom: NPPy come on. Let's go. 31 00:01:58.400 --> 00:02:01.740 NPPy: OK Mom. Gotta go, see you later. 32 00:02:01.740 --> 00:02:08.060 Mom, wait up. Don't go so fast, it's icy. 33 00:02:08.060 --> 00:02:12.160 (music) 34 00:02:12.160 --> 00:02:16.780 http://npp.gsfc.nasa.gov 35 00:02:16.780 --> 00:02:28.400 (beep, beep)