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March 2018 Highlights

March 2018 Highlights

In March 2018, NASA Earth Observatory published satellite images, maps, and data visualizations as "Image of the Day." Here are five of our favorites. Read more

Melting Beauty: The Icefields of Patagonia

Melting Beauty: The Icefields of Patagonia

The Patagonian icefields stretch for hundreds of kilometers atop the Andes mountain range in South America. Change here is rapid, as the icefields are melting away at some of the highest rates on the planet. Read more

Landsat 8 Turns 5

Landsat 8 Turns 5

The Landsat series of satellites have been chronicling changes on Earth’s surface for 46 years. In the past five years, Landsat 8 has brought us an unparalleled look at the beauty and dynamism of our planet. Read more

International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP)

International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP)

Scientists have brought together sensors from all over the world, including a radar from NASA, to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Data collected with the instruments during the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are expected to help scientists understand precipitation processes and to improve weather predictions. Read more

Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty

Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty

Photographs from the 2017 Operation IceBridge field campaign show the many forms of land and sea ice around the frozen (and melting) southern continent. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Image of the Day Fires Rage in OklahomaApril 10, 2018
Fires Rage in Oklahoma
Tropical Cyclone KeniApril 10, 2018
Tropical Cyclone Keni
Image of the Day Forest Fires in Russia’s Far EastApril 4, 2018
Forest Fires in Russia’s Far East
Image of the Day Saharan Dust Makes Orange SnowMarch 24, 2018
Saharan Dust Makes Orange Snow
Fire Season in FloridaMarch 23, 2018
Fire Season in Florida
Image of the Day Bits of the Sahara on the MoveMarch 22, 2018
Bits of the Sahara on the Move
Wildfire on Santa MaríaMarch 22, 2018
Wildfire on Santa María
Image of the Day Cyclone MarcusMarch 21, 2018
Cyclone Marcus
Image of the Day Vast Dust Storms in the SaharaMarch 21, 2018
Vast Dust Storms in the Sahara
Tropical Storm EliakimMarch 15, 2018
Tropical Storm Eliakim
Image of the Day Rivers Swell in Channel CountryMarch 11, 2018
Rivers Swell in Channel Country
Shinmoedake EruptsMarch 6, 2018
Shinmoedake Erupts
Image of the Day Sediment Plume off the Louisiana CoastMarch 4, 2018
Sediment Plume off the Louisiana Coast
Image of the Day Coloring Lake PontchartrainMarch 3, 2018
Coloring Lake Pontchartrain
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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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