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Welcome to the Space and Earth Science Data Analysis (SESDA III) home page. SESDA III is the premier space and Earth science contract at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, held by ADNET Systems, Inc. ADNET, Wyle and Telophase form TEAM ADNET.

Approximately 300 scientists and engineers provide vital support to NASA under the SESDA III contract. Watch this site for exciting SESDA III news, events and job opportunities.

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SESDA Scientific Programmer Does Extra Duty as a Severe Weather Photographer

July 31, 2015

Jeremy Harbeck lightning composite
This image was submitted by Jeremy Harbeck, a SESDA scientific programmer. It was taken from downtown Silver Spring during the intense storm that came through on the night of June 30th. The photo is comprised of 19 individual 5 second images taken over a span of 5 minutes and then stacked into a single image. Images without cloud-to-ground lightning were eliminated. The morning after the storm, the image was tweeted to the Washington Post’s “Capital Weather Gang”. They retweeted it and eventually included it as one of the lightning photos in their post-storm write-up. The image was picked up and shown on the CBS National Evening News later that day.

Small Worlds Week Celebrates the Pluto Flyby

July 17, 2015

Small Worlds Week
Small Worlds Week was developed by the SESDA Heliophysics Education Team to highlight NASA’s small bodies mission discoveries. Small Worlds Week was held July 6-10, just prior to the historic New Horizons encounter with the Pluto system. It was a fully online program, leveraging the infrastructure and notoriety of the popular Sun Earth Days website. Each day, a new class of solar system small worlds was featured on the website: Monday – comets, Tuesday – asteroids, Wednesday – icy moons, Thursday – dwarf planets. On Friday, July 10, nine planetary scientists from GSFC, JPL, NRL, and LPI gathered online for four hours to answer questions from the public via Facebook and Twitter. By all accounts, Small Worlds Week was a huge success. The group plans to improve and replicate the program during the school year with a more classroom focus, and then to build and extend the program to be held every year.

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