Since NASA was created nearly six decades ago, the agency has essentially unveiled how Earth works as a system. It continues to be a fascinating exercise in fundamental science. And we are still discovering.

But we aren’t just exploring our home planet because it’s an adventure. NASA is converting the space-based view of Earth into a pixel-level, planetary intelligence system for navigating and improving lives in the 21st century. We live on a planet with 7 billion people — and counting — who are more connected than ever.