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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

Notes from the Field: Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)

Notes from the Field: Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX)

In the winter of 2015-16, scientists will be working to validate rain and snow measurements from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) constellation of satellites by monitoring storm systems as they approach and traverse the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Read more

 A Little Bit of Water, A Lot of Impact

A Little Bit of Water, A Lot of Impact

Compared to the amount of water stored in the oceans, ice caps, and lakes, the amount in the soil is minuscule. But that small volume has great significance for weather and climate. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Snow in the Central U.S.February 10, 2016
Snow in the Central U.S.
Bushfires in TasmaniaJanuary 30, 2016
Bushfires in Tasmania
Image of the Day Fire Burns in Mumbai LandfillJanuary 28, 2016
Fire Burns in Mumbai Landfill
Dust Storm off West AfricaJanuary 26, 2016
Dust Storm off West Africa
Snow in South KoreaJanuary 25, 2016
Snow in South Korea
A Capital Covered in SnowJanuary 24, 2016
A Capital Covered in Snow
Image of the Day A Snow Blanket for the East CoastJanuary 24, 2016
A Snow Blanket for the East Coast
Image of the Day A Blizzard by MoonlightJanuary 23, 2016
A Blizzard by Moonlight
Image of the Day Blizzard Winds Battered East CoastJanuary 23, 2016
Blizzard Winds Battered East Coast
Waroona Fire Burn ScarJanuary 16, 2016
Waroona Fire Burn Scar
Image of the Day Bolivia’s Lake Poopó DisappearsJanuary 15, 2016
Bolivia’s Lake Poopó Disappears
Image of the Day An Atlantic Hurricane…in JanuaryJanuary 14, 2016
An Atlantic Hurricane…in January
Image of the Day A Fresh Plume from CopahueJanuary 13, 2016
A Fresh Plume from Copahue
Image of the Day El Niño Fueled Rains Swamp South AmericaJanuary 12, 2016
El Niño Fueled Rains Swamp South America
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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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