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As the storm moves offshore and the skies clear over the Northeast United States, the extent of snowfall from the blizzard is shown in this image from the Suomi NPP satellite imagery, taken on January 28, 2015 at 1:50 EST.
Earth from Space: Corsica
The Mediterranean Sea's most mountainous island, Corsica, dominates this image from the Landsat-8 satellite. About 40% of the island's surface area is dedicated to nature reserves, and its mountains are a popular destination for hiking. For beachgoers, the island boasts over 1000 km of coastline.
NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft will be boosted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Learn how SMAP and the Delta II were readied for liftoff.
A combination of the day-night band and high resolution infrared imagery from the Suomi NPP satellite shows the historic blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over the New York through Boston Metropolitan areas at 06:45Z (1:45 am EST) on January 27, 2015. The night time lights of the region are blurred by the high cloud tops associated with the most intense parts of the storm.
National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor'easter that will bring blizzard conditions to the northeastern U.S.
Parts of the Swiss and Italian Alps are pictured in this satellite image. Extending some 1200 km through central Europe, the Alps occupy an area of about 200 000 sq km and are inhabited by some 20 million people.
Located in the northwest corner of Greenland, Leidy Glacier is fed by ice from the Academy Glacier (upstream and inland).
Eruption at Bardarbunga, Iceland (true color) Aqua/MODIS 2015/018 01/18/2015 13:10 UTC
Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha Flying over the Himalaya and looking down onto #Katmandu valley. Impressive view! #HelloEarth
The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.
This photo was taken by the Expedition 8 crew aboard the International Space Station on 25 November 2003. It shows hazing conditions over the pan-Himalayas in Nepal.
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on January 14, 2015.
This photo was taken by the Expedition 14 crew aboard the International Space Station on 25 October 2006. It shows the Western Cvm on Mt. Everest in Nepal.
Beautiful Earth still imagery of the wintery northern hemisphere from the International Space Station as part of their Earth Observation Program on 30 December 2014.
A long lens was used by astronauts aboard the International Space Station to take this image, and it highlights many natural and built features of Cancún, Mexico.
Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha Winter looks for the Uvs Nuur Basin in #Mongolia, a precious steppe and mountain ecosystem. #UNESCO #WorldHeritage
@AstroSamantha: Hello #Netherlands and Rotterdam, where the waters of the Rhein flow into the North Sea.
This photo was taken by the Expedition 6 crew aboard the International Space Station on 26 April 2003. It shows Mapam Lake and atmospheric haze in Nepal.
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