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A Mitten Materializes in Greenland

A Mitten Materializes in Greenland

A lake below the the Flade Isblink ice cap drained and created an unusual shape in the ice. Read more

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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

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

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

Finding Floating Forests

Finding Floating Forests

Giant kelp forests are among Earth’s most productive habitats, but they are ephemeral. Researchers are using Landsat and a host of online friends to figure out where the forests are growing and declining. Read more

Notes from the Field: Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

Notes from the Field: Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

In October and November 2014, NASA's Operation IceBridge will fly its sixth Antarctic field campaign. This year’s campaign returns to Chile, giving researchers a view of how land and sea ice has changed in the past two years around West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Image of the Day Cyclones Lam and MarciaFebruary 19, 2015
Cyclones Lam and Marcia
Image of the Day Eruption at ChikurachkiFebruary 17, 2015
Eruption at Chikurachki
Image of the Day Baby, It’s Cold OutsideFebruary 15, 2015
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Image of the Day Plumes From Africa’s Volcanic DuoFebruary 9, 2015
Plumes From Africa’s Volcanic Duo
Colima Volcano EruptsFebruary 8, 2015
Colima Volcano Erupts
Image of the Day Bushfires Menace Towns in Western AustraliaFebruary 4, 2015
Bushfires Menace Towns in Western Australia
Image of the Day Saharan Dust over the Mediterranean SeaFebruary 1, 2015
Saharan Dust over the Mediterranean Sea
Image of the Day Twin Tropical CyclonesJanuary 28, 2015
Twin Tropical Cyclones
Image of the Day Nor'easter Pounds New EnglandJanuary 27, 2015
Nor'easter Pounds New England
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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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