NASA Launches Contest For The Public – Vote For Their Most Important Contribution To Earth

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After NASA’s recent democratic voting process controversy, I’m surprised to see them so quick to launch another contest for the public. Although this time, it’s safe to say Stephen Colbert won’t be nominated to win. The voting for NASA’s greatest contributions to the Earth started yesterday, and ends on April 21, with the winning announcement being made in time for Earth Day.nasa earth greatest hitsAfter NASA’s recent democratic voting process controversy, I’m surprised to see them so quick to launch another contest for the public. Although this time, it’s safe to say Stephen Colbert won’t be nominated to win. The voting for NASA’s greatest contributions to the Earth started yesterday, and ends on April 21, with the winning announcement being made in time for Earth Day.


The following milestones are contending for the top spot:


From Storm Spotting to Next-Week’s Weather – tracking developing weather information
It’s a Big Green World – seeing ecology from space
The Global Reach of Air Pollution – tracking pollution moving intercontinentally
The Ultimate Home Energy Audit – tracking energy moving in and out of the atmosphere
Warming and Rising Seas – monitoring the oceans’ surface temperatures
Finding Your Way – developing the system that makes GPS possible
Ice Sheets On The Move – monitoring our loss of ice caps and sheets
Predicting Feast or Famine – measuring large scale agricultural crops
A Lively Water World – mapping the height of the sea surface
Diagnosing Our Ailing Ozone Layer – locating the source of ozone leakers


Click here to cast your vote for up to 4 of the options, and stay tuned to see who the winner is on Earth Day.

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UPDATE: Here are the results


1. Finding Your Way with GPS (3280)
2. Diagnosing Our Ailing Ozone Layer (2408)
3. From Storm-Spotting to Next Week’s Weather (2313)
4. Warming and Rising Seas (1443)
5. Global Reach of Air Pollution (1321)
6. Ice Sheets on the Move (1151)
7. It’s a Big Green World (1102)
8. Predicting Feast or Famine (856)
9. A Lively Water World (631)
10. Ultimate Home Energy Audit (543)

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