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Earth from Space: Alakol Lake, Kazakhstan Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Alakol Lake, Kazakhstan.

Large chunks of broken ice float in east-central Kazakhstan's Alakol Lake in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image from 5 April 2016.


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NASA Observes Effects of Summer Melt on Greenland Ice Sheet

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NASA's IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, flew over the Helheim/Kangerdlugssuaq region of Greenland on Sept. 11, 2016.

Earth from Space: Poyang Lake, China

Earth from Space: Poyang Lake, China Video in Story

Southern China's Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country. Located in Jiangxi province, this lake is an important habitat for migrating Siberian cranes, many of which spend the winter there.


Antarctica Provides ICE to Study Behavior Effects in Astronauts

Antarctica Provides ICE to Study Behavior Effects in Astronauts

A trip to the Red Planet begins long in advance of liftoff.


NASA Begins Study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

NASA Begins Study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A NASA airborne mission designed to transform our understanding of Earth's valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs has set up shop in Australia for a two-month investigation of the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef ecosystem.


Thermal Satellite Imagery Shows Variations Across Northeastern United States

Thermal Satellite Imagery Shows Variations Across Northeastern United States

Satellite instruments, like the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, can see the planet in a variety of different ways, each revealing unique features about the world in which we live.


Super Typhoon Meranti's Extreme Rainfall Observed From Orbit

Super Typhoon Meranti's Extreme Rainfall Observed From Orbit

On Monday, Sept. 12, Super Typhoon Meranti had maximum sustained winds near 178.4 mph (155 knots/287.1 kph) making it a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.


THEMIS Sees Auroras Move to the Rhythm of Earth's Magnetic Field

THEMIS Sees Auroras Move to the Rhythm of Earth's Magnetic Field

The majestic auroras have captivated humans for thousands of years, but their nature -- the fact that the lights are electromagnetic and respond to solar activity -- was only realized in the last 150 years.


Yosemite National Park Seen From Orbit

Yosemite National Park Seen From Orbit

Naked summits alternate with forested lowlands in Yosemite Valley, part of California's Yosemite National Park.


Shenandoah National Park Seen From Orbit

Shenandoah National Park Seen From Orbit

On July 3, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood amidst the crowd in Big Meadows and officially dedicated Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.


Earth from Space: Barents Sea Bloom

Earth from Space: Barents Sea Bloom Video in Story

Although it may appear as a watercolour painting, this image is a natural-colour capture of a plankton bloom in the Barents Sea by the Sentinel-2A satellite.


Massive and Mysterious Ice Fall in Tibet Viewed From Space

Massive and Mysterious Ice Fall in Tibet Viewed From Space

On July 17, 2016, a huge stream of ice and rock tumbled down a narrow valley in the Aru Range of Tibet.


Hurricane Hermine As Seen From Space

Hurricane Hermine As Seen From Space

Composite image of Hurricane Hermine, the first Hurricane to make landfall in the US since 2005, from 06:00 UTC on Friday, 2 September 2016.


Earth from Space: Upsala Glacier, Argentina

Earth from Space: Upsala Glacier, Argentina Video in Story

The Upsala Glacier in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 22 January 2016.


View From Space As Hurricane Madeline Approaches Hawaii

View From Space As Hurricane Madeline Approaches Hawaii

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP and NOAA's GOES satellites showed major Hurricane Madeline nearing the Hawaiian Islands. An animation of satellite imagery showed the movement of Madeline and nearby Hurricane Lester over a two day period.


Hurricanes Lester and Madeline Seen From Space

Hurricanes Lester and Madeline Seen From Space

Composite image of Hurricanes Madeline (left) and Lester (right) west of the Americas, from 06:00 (UTC) on Monday, 29 August 2016.


Hurricane Gaston Seen From Orbit

Hurricane Gaston Seen From Orbit

Image of Hurricane Gaston in the mid-Atlantic, captured by the AVHRR instrument onboard EUMETSAT's Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite on Thursday, 25 August 2016 at 12:55 (UTC).


Hurricane Gaston Seen From Space

Hurricane Gaston Seen From Space

Composite image of Hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic at 06:00 UTC on Thursday, 25 August 2016.


NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction.



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