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South Florida As Seen From Orbit

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South Florida

An image of the coast of South Florida from Miami up to Cape Canaveral.


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Clouds Over The Great Lakes

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Clouds Over The Great Lakes

Mid-winter in North America often brings blasts of cold wind blowing south from the Arctic or the Canadian interior.

Earth from Space -  Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany

Earth from Space - Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany Video in Story

Part of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, also known as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a state in northeast Germany is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Orbital View Of The Atmospheric Plume From The Tonga Eruption

Orbital View Of The Atmospheric Plume From The Tonga Eruption

The atmospheric plume from an underwater volcano eruption in the Pacific nation of Tonga is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 269 miles above the Pacific Ocean northwest of Auckland, New Zealand.


Winter Sunrise Over The Columbia River

Winter Sunrise Over The Columbia River

Images of a land pass over Canada and northern USA during sunrise, captured by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on board the International Space Station.


Earth's Interior Is Cooling Faster Than Expected

Earth's Interior Is Cooling Faster Than Expected

The evolution of our Earth is the story of its cooling: 4.5 billion years ago, extreme temperatures prevailed on the surface of the young Earth, and it was covered by a deep ocean of magma.


Growth Dynamics Of Giant Kelp Studied Using Novel Remote Sensing Data

Growth Dynamics Of Giant Kelp Studied Using Novel Remote Sensing Data

The macroalga giant kelp, which is an iconic and important ecosystem-structuring species found off the coast of California and many other coastlines, can grow 100-feet long within 1-2 years.


Lago Argentino - Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia - Viewed From Orbit

Lago Argentino - Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia - Viewed From Orbit

Images of Patagonia in South America, captured by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on board the International Space Station.


Earth from Space - Kangerlussuaq Glacier, Greenland

Earth from Space - Kangerlussuaq Glacier, Greenland Video in Story

The Kangerlussuaq Glacier, one of Greenland's largest tidewater outlet glaciers, is pictured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.


2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend, NASA Analysis Shows

2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend, NASA Analysis Shows

Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Everest-Area Plant Life Spreads

Everest-Area Plant Life Spreads

In 2017, while exploring rock glaciers in the Himalaya, eco-hydrologist Karen Anderson couldn't help but wonder about the plants. Shrubs and grasses seemed to be thriving across many of the high-altitude mountain slopes.


A View of Vesuvius As Seen From Orbit

A View of Vesuvius As Seen From Orbit

Mount Vesuvius, located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) southeast of Naples, Italy, is the only active volcano on Europe's mainland.


The Mid-Atlantic Snow Band As Seen From Space

The Mid-Atlantic Snow Band As Seen From Space

After an unseasonably warm weekend in the eastern United States, a "Nor'easter" dumped a blanket of wet, heavy snow across the Mid-Atlantic region.


Earth Isn't 'Super' Because The Sun Had Rings Before Planets

Earth Isn't 'Super' Because The Sun Had Rings Before Planets

Before the solar system had planets, the sun had rings -- bands of dust and gas similar to Saturn's rings -- that likely played a role in Earth's formation, according to a new study.


Possible Chemical Leftovers From Early Earth Sit Near The Core

Possible Chemical Leftovers From Early Earth Sit Near The Core

Let's take a journey into the depths of the Earth, down through the crust and mantle nearly to the core.


Comparing Jovian Turbulence And Earth's Phytoplankton Blooms

Comparing Jovian Turbulence And Earth's Phytoplankton Blooms

The left image shows a close-up of a phytoplankton blooming in the southern Gulf of Bothnia, in the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland on April 14, 2019. The right image shows turbulent clouds in Jupiter's atmosphere.


Adam's Bridge Between India-Sri Lanka Seen From Space

Adam's Bridge Between India-Sri Lanka Seen From Space

Adam's Bridge is a 48 km long chain of limestone shoals, that were formerly a land bridge between India and Sri Lanka.


Disappearing Lake Tuz

Disappearing Lake Tuz

Lake Tuz was once the second-largest lake in Turkey. Flamingos flocked there to feed and nest.


NASA's DAILI CubeSat to Study Complex Atmospheric Composition

NASA's DAILI CubeSat to Study Complex Atmospheric Composition

The Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI) CubeSat successfully launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5:07 a.m. EST on Dec. 21, 2021 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.



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