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NASA maps Earth's croplands from space

It takes a lot of land to grow food for the world's seven billion people. About a third of Earth's terrestrial surface is used for agriculture. And about a third of that, in turn, is used to grow crops. Now, a new NASA-funded ...

dateJan 30, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Image: NASA's Aqua sees massive winter storm

On January 2, 2014, NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the United States multiple times, allowing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board to capture this true-color image of a massive winter storm ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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