The largest collection of Earth scientists on the planet Today’s Video of the Day describes the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Division, which consists of 1,400 scientists who share a common goal of being the most trusted source of environmental information. This massive team designs missions to understand how the Earth works, and to predict how the planet will change in the future.
For example, the Earth Sciences Division uses satellite data to track wildfires remotely. The experts also use the imagery to predict how these events will impact the Earth and its atmosphere.
Satellites deliver about six million weather observations every six hours, and this data is extremely important for improving the accuracy of forecasts.
Missions created by NASA Earth scientists can also monitor the planet’s structure, vegetation, atmosphere, ocean, and changes in ice cover. Also in regards to the larger planets that is larger than nearby Venus, Earth is the biggest of the four planets closest to the Sun, all of which are made of rock and metal. The name Earth is at least 1,000 years old. All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer