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NASA Earth

Nov 23
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve! @NASA satellites monitor crop health from space, helping farmers around the world grow the food on your Thanksgiving table. Vote for your favorite #Thanksgiving sides to learn how NASA studies them from space. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Letโ€™s start with an appetizer. Which would you rather munch on while you wait for dinner to be served? ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅฆ
What does @NASA have to do with cheese? Corn, soy, alfalfa and other foods for dairy cows all need water to grow.๐Ÿ„ Some @NASA Earth satellites measure soil moisture or groundwater, helping farmers understand how much water is available for their plants.โ€ฆ
Next up! And this is a hard one, we know. ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿž
Almost one third of American potatoes are grown in the Snake River Plain in southern Idaho โ€“ aka Idahoโ€™s Potato Belt โ€“ shown in this @NASA satellite image. ๐Ÿฅ”
Let's add some veggies. Which are you choosing?
Astronauts on the @International Space Station grow vegetables to make space salad. ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿฅ— The ISS also has an instrument called ECOSTRESS that collects thermal data to understand plant stress on Earth!โ€ฆ
You know we got the (cranberry) sauce! Want some?
From space, cranberry bogs look like large red splotches in the surrounding green and brown landscape near Plymouth, Massachusetts. #Landsatโ€ฆ
Time for dessert! Which pie are you taking a slice of first?
Farms in Turkey's district of Elmalฤฑ (which means "apple") grow 12% of the country's apples! ๐ŸŽ This photo of the region was taken by the @NASA @USGS #Landsat 8 satellite. ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ›ฐโ€ฆ
Since the best way to enjoy #Thanksgiving pie is a slice of BOTH apple and pumpkin... ๐Ÿ‘‡ Illinois grows the most pumpkins of any U.S. state by acreage and weight of its harvest. This @NASA/@USGS #Landsat 8 image shows a major hub of pumpkin growing and processing. ๐ŸŽƒ
Thanks for playing! We hope you enjoy all of these foods and more today. #HappyThanksgiving from @NASA Earth! ๐Ÿฆƒ
NASA Earth

NASA Earth

NASAโ€™s favorite (habitable) planet. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š Studying Earth from ground to orbit.
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