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World of Change: Shrinking Aral Sea

World of Change: Shrinking Aral Sea

A massive irrigation project has devastated the Aral Sea over the past 50 years. These images show the decline of the Southern Aral Sea in the past decade, as well as the first steps of recovery in the Northern Aral Sea. Read more

Notes from the Field: Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) 2014

Notes from the Field: Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) 2014

Follow along on the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) campaign. HS3 is a five-year mission specifically targeted to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin. Read more

An Aura of Success

An Aura of Success

On the 10th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft, we offer 10 examples of how the satellite has changed our view of dust, pollution, aerosols, and ozone in our atmosphere. Read more

Notes from the Field: Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR)

Notes from the Field: Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR)

In the summer of 2014, scientists embarked on ship and aircraft expeditions between the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda in order to improve NASA's view of the oceans. Read more

Notes from the Field: NASA in Alaska 2014

Notes from the Field: NASA in Alaska 2014

Planes, balloons, and boots on the ground are just some of the approaches NASA scientists are taking this summer and fall in Alaska to investigate the region's changing landscapes, from forests and fire to ice and solar radiation. Read more

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Ontake EruptsSeptember 27, 2014
Ontake Erupts
Holuhraun Lava FieldSeptember 20, 2014
Holuhraun Lava Field
King Fire in CaliforniaSeptember 19, 2014
King Fire in California
Image of the Day Before and After the Sunkosi LandslideSeptember 18, 2014
Before and After the Sunkosi Landslide
King Fire, CaliforniaSeptember 17, 2014
King Fire, California
Holuhraun Lava FlowSeptember 16, 2014
Holuhraun Lava Flow
Image of the Day Hurricane OdileSeptember 14, 2014
Hurricane Odile
Zhupanovsky Ash PlumeSeptember 11, 2014
Zhupanovsky Ash Plume
Image of the Day Smoke in YosemiteSeptember 7, 2014
Smoke in Yosemite
Image of the Day Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava FieldSeptember 6, 2014
Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava Field
Image of the Day Bloom in the Bering SeaSeptember 4, 2014
Bloom in the Bering Sea
Image of the Day Ash on New Britain September 2, 2014
Ash on New Britain
Image of the Day Severe Flooding in Northern PakistanAugust 31, 2014
Severe Flooding in Northern Pakistan
Image of the Day Flooding in Bangladesh and IndiaAugust 29, 2014
Flooding in Bangladesh and India
Hurricane CristobalAugust 27, 2014
Hurricane Cristobal
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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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NASA Global Climate Change

Vital signs of the planet.
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Earth Science Picture of the Day

Photos of Earth processes and phenomena.
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