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At Goddard, NASA scientists turn their gaze Earthward

At Goddard, NASA scientists turn their gaze Earthward

GREENBELT NASA scientist George J. Huffman sometimes watches in awe as bands of greens and yellows and reds float across a map of the world on a 20-foot screen at Goddard Space Flight Center. The technology he helped develop uses satellites to track rain, hurricanes and blizzards — information that allows people on the West Coast to gauge their water supply from the Sierra Nevada snowpack, students to track zebra migrations in Africa and researchers to monitor the threat of Japanese encephalitis in Australia. Like many of the 9,000 people who work for the space agency at Goddard in Greenbelt, Huffman is charged with developing technology to study the Earth from above. The more...

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