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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

A Clearer View of Hazy Skies

A Clearer View of Hazy Skies

Industrialization has brought incredible societal advances and difficult pollution problems. From space, we can see skies clearing in some regions and darkening in others. The thin blue line of our atmosphere is still quite vulnerable. Read more

World of Change: Coastline Change

World of Change: Coastline Change

The shoreline of Cape Cod provides a visual case study in the evolution and dynamic motion of barrier islands and spits. Read more

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Image of the Day Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy SourcesJuly 19, 2014
Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy Sources
Image of the Day Seeing through Sakha’s SmokeJuly 18, 2014
Seeing through Sakha’s Smoke
Image of the Day Typhoon Rammasun Making Landfall in ChinaJuly 18, 2014
Typhoon Rammasun Making Landfall in China
Image of the Day Typhoon Rammasun Drenches PhilippinesJuly 15, 2014
Typhoon Rammasun Drenches Philippines
Image of the Day Typhoon Neoguri in MoonlightJuly 9, 2014
Typhoon Neoguri in Moonlight
Typhoon NeoguriJuly 8, 2014
Typhoon Neoguri
Image of the Day Groundwater Deficit Out WestJuly 7, 2014
Groundwater Deficit Out West
Image of the Day Smoke from Canada Moves SouthJuly 7, 2014
Smoke from Canada Moves South
Image of the Day Typhoon NeoguriJuly 7, 2014
Typhoon Neoguri
Image of the Day Hurricane ArthurJuly 2, 2014
Hurricane Arthur
Tropical Storm ArthurJuly 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur
Image of the Day Saharan Dust on the MoveJune 24, 2014
Saharan Dust on the Move
Image of the Day The Golden-Brown StateJune 24, 2014
The Golden-Brown State
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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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