NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) was founded in 1959 at Greenbelt, Maryland. It launched its first weather satellite SIROS in 1960. GSFC at Greenbelt has 1121 acres for its 50 facilities. The Wallops Island facility is 6188 acres with 84 major buildings. GSPC at Greenbelt is most noted for its Diffraction Grafting Evaluation Facility, Earth Observing and System Data and Information System, Flight Dynamic Facility, High Capacity Centrifuge, Hubble Space Telescope Control Center and an Integrated Mission Design Center. GSFC welcomes inquires from the media and the public. Image use requests are made via -e-mail. Requests for information need to have the specific purpose of the inquiry in the subject line, otherwise, blank subject inquiries will be answered last.

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Mail Code 130, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 USA
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gsfc-media@mail.nasa.gov
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Real and false-color images of Siberia

The Aqua satellite's MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument took this image of the fires in Siberia. The top image shows the full sized false color image of the area highlighting the burn scars from ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Typhoon Dolphin closing in on Guam

A tight, highly developed and organized Typhoon Dolphin is closing in on Guam as it cruises across the Pacific at 16 knots. It is currently located 290 miles east southeast of Andersen AFB located in Guam. The RapidScat image ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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All NASA eyes on Tropical Storm Dolphin

Three NASA satellite instruments took aim at Tropical Storm Dolphin. Dolphin responded by posing for pictures as it headed west towards Guam gathering strength and speed as it moves. The MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Tropical Storm Dolphin threatening Micronesia

The MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Dolphin riding roughshod over the Federated States of Micronesia. Dolphin strengthened to tropical storm status between Bulletin 272 and 273 ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Spitzer telescope witnesses asteroid smashup

(Phys.org) —NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

dateAug 28, 2014 in Astronomy
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