It wasn't long after the first Earth observing satellites blasted into space that scientists began using data they gathered to study the poles. With the majority of polar territory sequestered by bitter temperatures and remote, forbidding terrain, experts took immediate advantage of this new orbiting omnipresence. But satellite observations are challenging to understand if you're not well versed in the language. The science of the cryosphere presents a steep learning curve to non-experts, too, and despite its growing relevance over the past few decades, it's not a subject that easily entices general audiences. The science is hard; so too is the translation of that science into ordinary language that captivates and educates. But like the research itself, it matters that non-scientists gain a broader understanding about how the world works. With activities surrounding the International Polar Year serving as a launching pad, media professionals, scientists, and administrators at the NASA... Written by
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In producing Frozen, the production team built a miniature glacier in a parking lot behind a research building on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center campus. See more