You might not think it, but NASA doesn’t just study distant stars and galaxies. It’s also keeping watch over our own planet.
NASA’s Gene Feldman adds, “Ultimately we’re measuring life on Earth. What can be more significant than monitoring the very life of this planet?”
Feldman uses satellites to monitor and study the oceans. And the work that he and his colleagues are doing has revolutionized our understanding of life on Earth. Have a listen.
Former Vice President Al Gore with SeaWiFS biosphere in lower right. Credit: Gene Feldman.
Global SeaWiFS biosphere data above the Americas. Credit: SeaWiFS Project/NASA.
Gene Feldman explaining his science to an audience. Credit: NASA/GSFC.
The global biosphere is a map of chlorophyll on land and in the ocean. Credit: SeaWiFS Project/NASA.
National Science Education Standards Grade 5 to 8
National Science Education Standards Grade 9 to 12
Ocean Literacy Principles
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