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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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River Colors are Changing
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River Colors are Changing

In the past 35 years, one third of large rivers in the United States have changed their dominant color, often due to sediments or algae.

Published Feb 26, 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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A Deadly Debris Flow in India
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A Deadly Debris Flow in India

The torrent of debris from a mountain in the Himalaya devastated remote valleys in Uttarakhand.

Published Feb 23, 2021

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