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2017 NASA Science Mission Directorate Calendar
PDF icon 2017 NASA Science Calendar (4.87 MB)

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How To: Hyperwall Playlist
PDF icon How to Assemble a Playlist for a Hyperwall Presentation.pdf

NASA’s hyperwall is a video wall capable of displaying multiple high-definition data visualizations and/or images simultaneously across an arrangement of screens. Functioning as a key component at many NASA exhibits, the hyperwall is used to help explain phenomena, ideas, or examples of world change. These six steps will help you assemble a Hyperwall playlist, i.e., a list of media files, in chronological order, that you’d like to display on the Hyperwall.

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2016 NASA Booth Program for AGU
PDF icon NASA_AGU 2016 Events Program.pdf

NASA Science has a story to tell and, at AGU, you can be part of it. This year at our exhibit we will be telling stories about our Earth science, planetary science, and heliophysics endeavors via dynamic Hyperwall presentations, flash talks, and hands-on demos. In addition, the booth will also feature a variety of individual stations where you can talk face-to-face with NASA subject-matter experts. We hope you join us!

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2016 NASA Science Mission Directorate Calendar
PDF icon 2016 Calendar Color 508.pdf

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An EPIC View of Earth and the Far Side of the Moon
PDF icon DSCOVR_Lenticular_8_508.pdf

On July 16, 2015, a NASA camera onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite returned a series of images of the entire sunlit side of Earth and the moon from its orbit at the first Lagrange point (L1)—a neutral gravity point between Earth and the sun, which is about 1 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. These images from the series, taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) between 3:50 PM and 8:45 PM EDT, show the fully illuminated far side of the moon moving over the Pacific Ocean near North America. Also referred to as the “dark side,” this side of the moon is not visible from Earth. The far side lacks the large, dark, basaltic plains, or maria, that are so prominent on the Earth-facing side. The largest far side maria is the Mare Moscoviense [~170 miles (245 kilometers) in diameter] in the upper left quadrant. As the DSCOVR spacecraft slowly orbits around L1 (always viewing the sunlit side of Earth), the area of reflected sunlight near the center of the globe remains stationary, while the moon crosses the face of the Earth’s surface and Earth appears to rotate from left (west) to right (east). The North Pole is in the upper left quadrant of the globe. The primary objective of DSCOVR—a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Air Force—is to maintain the nation’s real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities, which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of space weather alerts and forecasts from NOAA.

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Astrophysics
PDF icon Astrophysics Brochure_508.pdf

Discover how the universe works, explore how it began and evolved, and search for life on planets around other stars.

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COP-22 Hyperwall Content
PDF icon NASA_COP22_Hyperwall Brochure 2016.pdf

This brochure provides information about the content displayed on NASA's Hyperwall in the U.S. Center at the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-20) held November 7-18, 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco.

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CYGNSS Mission Brochure
PDF icon CYGNSS_508.pdf, Binary Data CYGNSS.ibooks

This brochure provides an overview of NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission--NASA’s first satellite mission to measure surface winds in the inner core of tropical cyclones, including regions beneath the eyewall and intense inner rainbands that could not previously be measured from space. These measurements will help scientists obtain a better understanding of what causes variations in tropical cyclone intensity, helping to improve our ability to forecast tropical cyclones such as Hurricane Katrina.

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Earth System Ruler
PDF icon Ruler_508.pdf

Like the human body, Earth comprises diverse processes and systems that interact with one another in complex ways. The purpose of NASA’s Earth science program is to advance our scientific understanding of Earth as an integrated system and its response to natural and human-induced changes. NASA works with its domestic and international partners to support a large number of Earth-observing satellite and airborne missions to observe and understand our planet on global and regional scales. These missions are able to collect measurements of surface temperature, winds, water vapor, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, ocean salinity, and other aspects of the environment. While scientists learn a great deal from studying individual phenomena, improved observational capabilities, coupled with process-level and global numerical models increasingly allow them to study component system interactions, leading to unprecedented insight into how Earth functions as one integrated system of systems.

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El Niño and La Niña
PDF icon El Niño-La Niña PDF (2.6 MB)

This lenticular flip card shows El Niño (December 27, 2015), neutral (January 15, 2014), and La Niña (November 15, 1999) sea surface heights relative to a reference state established in 1992. In the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean, the sea surface height during El Niño was higher by more than 18 cm over a large longitudinal region.

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