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Methane Matters

Methane Matters

The concentration of methane in the atmosphere has been fluctuating, mostly rising. The question is why. Scientists wonder if they have the right monitoring systems in place to answer that question adequately. Read more

Notes from the Field: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

Notes from the Field: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is a multi-year field campaign in Alaska and western Canada, involving dozens of research teams. ABoVE researchers are investigating the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems (such as permafrost, forests, and coastlines) and society to this changing environment. Read more

Reading the ABCs from Space

Reading the ABCs from Space

Some people see animals or omens in the clouds and landscape. We see letters. Read more

Seeing Through the Smoky Pall: Observations from a Grim Indonesian Fire Season

Seeing Through the Smoky Pall: Observations from a Grim Indonesian Fire Season

Thick peat, El Niño weather, and economic development came together to produce prodigious fires and planet-warming emissions. Read more

Notes from the Field: Nansen Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Notes from the Field: Nansen Ice Shelf, Antarctica

NASA scientists are collaborating with the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) to measure changes in the flow of the Nansen Ice Shelf in Antarctica. These measurements will then be used to model the physical properties of the ice. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Image of the Day Cyclone FantalaApril 18, 2016
Cyclone Fantala
Image of the Day Record Rainfall in Southeast TexasApril 15, 2016
Record Rainfall in Southeast Texas
Image of the Day Rangeland Fires Char Eastern KansasApril 12, 2016
Rangeland Fires Char Eastern Kansas
Fires and Smoke in NepalApril 11, 2016
Fires and Smoke in Nepal
Image of the Day Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds BergsApril 7, 2016
Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds Bergs
Image of the Day Spring Snow Cover in The AlpsMarch 20, 2016
Spring Snow Cover in The Alps
Image of the Day Smoke and Fire in the Indochina PeninsulaMarch 19, 2016
Smoke and Fire in the Indochina Peninsula
Val Strem LandslideMarch 18, 2016
Val Strem Landslide
Image of the Day Clouds Streets and Comma Clouds Near SvalbardMarch 17, 2016
Clouds Streets and Comma Clouds Near Svalbard
Image of the Day Northern California Floodway FillsMarch 17, 2016
Northern California Floodway Fills
Image of the Day Flooding in the U.S. SouthMarch 14, 2016
Flooding in the U.S. South
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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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