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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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Natural Hazards

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Hurricane CristobalAugust 27, 2014
Hurricane Cristobal
Hurricane MarieAugust 26, 2014
Hurricane Marie
Image of the Day Fires in CaliforniaAugust 24, 2014
Fires in California
Image of the Day Still Huffing and PuffingAugust 21, 2014
Still Huffing and Puffing
Smoke and Fire in CanadaAugust 17, 2014
Smoke and Fire in Canada
Typhoon HalongAugust 6, 2014
Typhoon Halong
Image of the Day Hurricanes Iselle and JulioAugust 4, 2014
Hurricanes Iselle and Julio
Image of the Day Wildfire in SwedenAugust 4, 2014
Wildfire in Sweden
Image of the Day Algae Bloom on Lake ErieAugust 3, 2014
Algae Bloom on Lake Erie
Image of the Day Evolution of Pyrocumulus over CaliforniaAugust 2, 2014
Evolution of Pyrocumulus over California
Image of the Day Carlton Complex Burn ScarJuly 31, 2014
Carlton Complex Burn Scar
Image of the Day Unusual July TemperaturesJuly 27, 2014
Unusual July Temperatures
Image of the Day Phytoplankton Bloom off the Pacific NorthwestJuly 26, 2014
Phytoplankton Bloom off the Pacific Northwest
Image of the Day Lake Mead Still ShrinkingJuly 21, 2014
Lake Mead Still Shrinking
Image of the Day Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy SourcesJuly 19, 2014
Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy Sources
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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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