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The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Still Cloudy, With a Chance of Clearing

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Still Cloudy, With a Chance of Clearing

It is the largest estuary in the United States and third largest in the world. Once sculpted and changed by ice, water, and powerful geologic forces over tens of millions of years, today's Bay is shaped by human forces as well. Read more

EO Kids

EO Kids

New magazine with stories just for kids. Find out where all of Earth's fresh water is and try some fun experiments. Download the first issue of NASA's newest kid's magazine, EO Kids, and Explore your Earth. Read more

Notes from the Field: Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project 2016

Notes from the Field: Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project 2016

This annual expedition is enabling scientists to better understand the freshwater balance of the Arctic Ocean. Timed in late summer to coincide with the Arctic sea ice minimum, the campaign provides scientists with an opportunity to deploy a suite of oceanographic instruments within this harsh and remote environment. Read more

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Sea Ice

Polar sea ice grows and shrinks dramatically each year, driven by seasonal cycles. Habitat for wildlife and harbinger of changing climate, sea ice offers scientists important clues about the state of our planet. Read more

Notes from the Field: Observations of Aerosols Above Clouds and their Interactions (ORACLES)

Notes from the Field: Observations of Aerosols Above Clouds and their Interactions (ORACLES)

Off the coast of Namibia in southern Africa, a near-permanent cloud-bank and a layer of airborne particles above it make the perfect natural laboratory to study the interactions of clouds, aerosols, and climate change. Read more

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Image of the Day A Zigzagging Smoke Plume Over Western AustraliaDecember 7, 2016
A Zigzagging Smoke Plume Over Western Australia
Fleeting Fog in India December 7, 2016
Fleeting Fog in India
Snow and Ash Above KatmaiDecember 5, 2016
Snow and Ash Above Katmai
Image of the Day Rare November Snow in TokyoNovember 25, 2016
Rare November Snow in Tokyo
Fires in IsraelNovember 24, 2016
Fires in Israel
Image of the Day Fires Continue to Rage in the SoutheastNovember 22, 2016
Fires Continue to Rage in the Southeast
Image of the Day Hurricane OttoNovember 22, 2016
Hurricane Otto
Image of the Day Eruption at SabancayaNovember 16, 2016
Eruption at Sabancaya
Image of the Day Kilauea’s Lava Pours Into the PacificNovember 13, 2016
Kilauea’s Lava Pours Into the Pacific
Image of the Day Deadly Smog Shrouds TehranNovember 9, 2016
Deadly Smog Shrouds Tehran
Ash Over CopahueNovember 7, 2016
Ash Over Copahue
Image of the Day Drought and Fire in the SoutheastNovember 7, 2016
Drought and Fire in the Southeast
Image of the Day Holuhraun Lava Could Still Be Toasty UnderneathNovember 5, 2016
Holuhraun Lava Could Still Be Toasty Underneath
Dust Over ArgentinaNovember 3, 2016
Dust Over Argentina
Image of the Day A Stream of Smoke in Northern IndiaNovember 2, 2016
A Stream of Smoke in Northern India
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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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