Human Presence

Stars in Motion
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Stars in Motion

A compilation of dozens of long-exposure photographs taken from space turns stars into stunning rings and city lights and fires into colorful streaks.

Published Mar 6, 2021

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Japan at Night
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Japan at Night

The contrast of the bright lights against the dark landscape makes this a favorite astronaut photo.

Published Feb 28, 2021

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A Long-Ago Lake Amid the Dunes
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A Long-Ago Lake Amid the Dunes

The modern oasis of Jubbah sits within the wind shadow of historic mountains and the basin of an ancient lakebed.

Published Mar 2, 2021

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A Glowing Plume Over Mount Etna
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A Glowing Plume Over Mount Etna

Intense lava fountains and lava flows illuminated a volcanic plume spreading across Sicily during an unusually pitched night of activity at the Italian volcano.

Published Feb 25, 2021

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Ethiopia’s Forest in the Clouds
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Ethiopia’s Forest in the Clouds

A range of unusual plants and wildlife lives in the Harenna Forest, but they face pressure from development.

Published Feb 24, 2021

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