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Spring Snow Across The Upper Midwest United States

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Spring Snow

Spring arrived in the United States on March 20, but that did not stop a winter storm from dropping snow across the Upper Midwest a month later.


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Orbital View Of Prescribed Fires In Tasmania

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Fires In Tasmania

The Tasmania Fire Service webpage shows that all fires captured in this Aqua image from April 20, 2018 are, in fact, fires deliberately set for land management.

Icebergs and Sea Ice

Icebergs and Sea Ice

An iceberg surrounded by sea ice just north of Venable Ice Shelf, as seen during an Operation IceBridge flight on Nov. 16, 2017.


Earth from Space: Henderson Island, South Pacific

Earth from Space: Henderson Island, South Pacific Video in Story

Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, about halfway between New Zealand and Chile.


Earth from Space: Hyderabad, India

Earth from Space: Hyderabad, India Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern India to the capital of Telangana: Hyderabad.


Earth from Space: Lake Baikal, Siberia

Earth from Space: Lake Baikal, Siberia Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over southern Siberia and the world's largest freshwater lake: Lake Baikal.


Algae, Impurities Darken Greenland Ice Sheet And Increases Melting

Algae, Impurities Darken Greenland Ice Sheet And Increases Melting

The Dark Zone of Greenland ice sheet is a large continuous region on the western flank of the ice sheet; it is some 400 kilometers wide stretching about 100 kilometres up from the margin of the ice.


Earth from Space: Egg Island, Bahamas

Earth from Space: Egg Island, Bahamas Video in Story

When it comes to eggs, most of us are probably thinking of the chocolate variety that we hope will pass our way this weekend, but they're difficult to spot from space. Instead, we can offer you this gorgeous Copernicus Sentinel-2B picture of Egg Island in the Bahamas.


NASA Visualizes the Dance of a Melting Snowflake

NASA Visualizes the Dance of a Melting Snowflake

A new video features a visualization of the first three-dimensional numerical model of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere, developed by scientist Jussi Leinonen.


Saharan Dust Makes Orange Snow

Saharan Dust Makes Orange Snow

In late March 2018, the people of Eastern Europe and Russia found their snow cover had a distinctly orange tint.


Earth from Space: Netherlands Ice

Earth from Space: Netherlands Ice Video in Story

The Dutch are now starting to see their famous spring flowers poke through the winter soil, but a few weeks ago it was a different story as a cold snap took grip.


Wildfires Break Out in Southern Florida

Wildfires Break Out in Southern Florida

It is the end of March and wildfires are already breaking out in the South.


Table Salt May Offer Geo-Engineering Option for Climate Change

Table Salt May Offer Geo-Engineering Option for Climate Change

Common table salt might prove effective in reflecting sunlight and mitigating rising temperatures leading to climate change. How does this happen?


Earth from Space: Tokyo

Earth from Space: Tokyo Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Japanese capital of Tokyo.


Earth from Space: Italy and Mediterranean

Earth from Space: Italy and Mediterranean Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite carries a suite of state-of-the art sensors that deliver a wealth of information to monitor our changing world, but this image was captured with its ocean and land camera. With a swath-width of 1270 km, this instrument delivers images that can span several countries, as we see here.


Permafrost May Unleash Carbon Within Decades

Permafrost May Unleash Carbon Within Decades

Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic -- formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming by its extreme environment -- will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere in this century


Earth from Space: Southeast Namibia

Earth from Space: Southeast Namibia Video in Story

Although this image might look more like the surface of Mars, it was actually captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and shows southeast Namibia and the western edge of the Kalahari Desert.


GOES-S Satellite Roars Into Orbit

GOES-S Satellite Roars Into Orbit

NOAA's GOES-S, the second in a new series of four highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit at 5:02 p.m. EST today from Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Rainfall Study Leads To Causes Of Flooding

Rainfall Study Leads To Causes Of Flooding

Much of the U.S. Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.



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