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2019 NASA Science Calendar
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2019 NASA Science calendar

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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Schedule of Events at the NASA Booth
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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Schedule of Events at the NASA Booth

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GRACE-FO Mission Brochure
PDF icon GRACE_FO Mission Brochure_508.pdf, Binary Data GRACE_FO.ibooks

Changes in how mass is distributed within and between Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, groundwater and ice sheets are fundamental indicators of the large-scale dynamics of the planet. For more than 15 years, NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission monitored mass changes every month with far-reaching impact on our understanding of the Earth system and how it is evolving. GRACE Follow-On (GRACE-FO) continues the legacy of GRACE, tracking Earth’s water movement and surface mass changes across the planet. Monitoring changes in ice sheets and glaciers, near-surface and underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, as well as changes in sea level and ocean currents provides an integrated global view of how Earth’s water cycle and energy balance are evolving—measurements that have important applications for everyday life.

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How To: Hyperwall Playlist
PDF icon How to Assemble a Playlist for a Hyperwall Presentation_508[1].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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ICESat-2 Mission Brochure
PDF icon ICESat-2 Mission Brochure PDF (9.2 MB), Binary Data ICESat-2 Mission Brochure iBook

ICESat-2 will take measurements across the globe and provide an incredibly precise height map of our planet in unprecedented detail. Its focus will be on Earth’s poles, including the Arctic region where temperatures are rising faster than at other latitudes. Read more about how this innovative spacecraft will help scientists check on the health of Earth's frozen regions.

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NASA Science 2018 Commemorative Calendar
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NASA Science 2018 Commemorative Calendar

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NASA's Operating and Future Earth Science Satellite Missions
PDF icon NASA_Earth Observing Missions LITHO_508.pdf

NASA's operating and future Earth science satellite missions as of May 2018.

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Science Resources (April 2018)
PDF icon NASA Science Resources Booklet_508_Updated April 2018.pdf

This booklet contains weblinks to NASA science resources.

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What Color is the Ocean? Activity Flyer
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What's Binary Code?
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To process and store data, computers use a simple coding system, called binary code (“bi” means two). Like a simple light switch which has only two positions—ON and OFF—computers encode data using only two binary digits—0 and 1, called bits. All letters (see back), digits, and special characters have been encoded with defined sequences of bits. Most modern character-encoding schemes use a binary string of eight bits.

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