NASA’s Global Climate Change website, managed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, has won the 2011 Webby award for Best Science site.
The Webbys, now in their 15th year, is an awards program produced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences to honor the very best of the Internet each year.
“NASA satellites take key measurements of our climate, and the Global Climate Change site gives the public access to that data as a visual, immersive experience,” said Randal Jackson, a website manager at JPL. “We're grateful for the high degree of interest the public has shown in Earth's vital signs.”
NASA’s main website, www.nasa.org, also won its third consecutive People’s Voice Award for Best Government Site.
Also this week, JPL announced a new version of its free Space Images application for iPhone, which allows viewers to use and share images collected from around the galaxy by NASA spacecraft and satellites.
Space Images Version 2 has been optimized for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and now it is also available to Android phone users. For those who rely on computers to surf the World Wide Web, JPL has also launched a Space Images website at www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages.