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The Earth Observer: May - Jun, 2022

Volume 34, Issue 3

In This Issue

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  • Feature Article
  • Aqua’s 20 Years Honored with Celebration at Goddard’s Visitor Center4
  • Aqua Turns 205
  • Share the Science: Summary of NASA’s First Hybrid Earth Day Celebration Event14
  • Kudos
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig of GISS Receives “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture”13
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Summary of the 2022 NASA Airborne and Field Data Workshop 19
  • In The News
  • NASA Rocket Endures Flight from Norway27
  • NASA Science Enables First-of-its-Kind Detection of Reduced Human CO2 Emissions28
  • NASA Scientist Discovers New Means to Measure Snow Depth from Space30
  • Announcement
  • Step Into NASA Science Via NASA’s Virtual Exhibit Platform32
  • Regular Features
  • NASA Earth Science in the News33
  • Earth Science Meeting and Workshop Calendar35

The Editor’s Corner
Steve Platnick
EOS Senior Project Scientist

NASA’s Aqua mission celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its launch on May 4, 2022. The second EOS flagship mission (Terra, which launched in 1999, being the first) has amassed one of the longest near-continuous records of Earth observation data ever assembled. Aqua has orbited Earth more than 100,000 times over the past 20 years—far exceeding its planned six-year mission lifetime to the pleasant surprise of those involved in the mission.