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 Science in a Dark Freezer: A Tale of Icy Beards, Frozen Tools, and Wintering Over at the South Pole

Science in a Dark Freezer: A Tale of Icy Beards, Frozen Tools, and Wintering Over at the South Pole

NASA scientist Robert Benson was one of “eighteen crazy men and a dog” who set up the first permanent science base at the South Pole. Read more

Big Data Helps Scientists Dig Deeper

Big Data Helps Scientists Dig Deeper

Empowered by free access to the Landsat data archive, earth scientists are using new computing tools to ask questions that were impossible to answer a decade ago. From week-to-week fluctuations in forests to year-to-year changes in land cover, researchers can now examine our planet in much greater detail. Read more

Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay

Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay

While the sea overtakes much of the delta plain of the Mississippi River, sediment from the Atchafalaya River is building two new deltas to the west. Read more

Landsat Goes Over the Top: A Long View of the Arctic

Landsat Goes Over the Top: A Long View of the Arctic

Hitch a ride with Landsat 8 as it takes flight over the North Pole on the solstice. Read more

Notes from the Field: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Launch

Notes from the Field: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Launch

Knowledge of soil moisture is important for applications such as weather forecasting, crop monitoring, and flood prediction. For a global picture of this key parameter, NASA is launching the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Typhoon Dolphin May 18, 2015
Typhoon Dolphin
Image of the Day Satellite Eyes on Typhoon DolphinMay 16, 2015
Satellite Eyes on Typhoon Dolphin
Image of the Day Winds of Tropical Storm AnaMay 8, 2015
Winds of Tropical Storm Ana
Image of the Day Calbuco Ash on the MoveMay 3, 2015
Calbuco Ash on the Move
Image of the Day Fires in North KoreaApril 27, 2015
Fires in North Korea
Fires in Central AmericaApril 26, 2015
Fires in Central America
Plume from Ambrym VolcanoApril 25, 2015
Plume from Ambrym Volcano
Image of the Day Calbuco Volcano EruptsApril 23, 2015
Calbuco Volcano Erupts
Image of the Day Tracking the Sulfur Dioxide from CalbucoApril 23, 2015
Tracking the Sulfur Dioxide from Calbuco
Image of the Day Mount St. Helens at 35April 20, 2015
Mount St. Helens at 35
Image of the Day Power Outages Plague NepalApril 19, 2015
Power Outages Plague Nepal
Image of the Day Siberian Smoke on the MoveApril 15, 2015
Siberian Smoke on the Move
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World of Change

Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans, cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades.
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Blue Marble

Composite satellite images of the entire Earth.
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Earth at Night

The night side of Earth twinkles with light in these composite global and regional views.
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Experiments

Hands-on educational activities.
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Visible Earth

A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet.
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NASA Earth Observations

View, download, and analyze imagery of Earth science data.
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