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Blizzard Aftermath Seen From Space

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Northeastern United States

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.


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Earth From Space: Corsica Video in Story

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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.

SMAP Launched and Deployed

SMAP Launched and Deployed Video in Story

NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet.


Videos: Soil Mapping Spacecraft Ready for Flight and News Conference

Videos: Soil Mapping Spacecraft Ready for Flight and News Conference Video in Story

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.


NASA: Night Time View of the Blizzard of 2015

NASA: Night Time View of the Blizzard of 2015

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.


Satellite Shows Developing U.S. Nor'easter

Satellite Shows Developing U.S. Nor'easter

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.


Earth From Space: Aletsch Glacier, Swiss and Italian Alps

Earth From Space: Aletsch Glacier, Swiss and Italian Alps Video in Story

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.


Greenland's Leidy Glacier Seen From Space

Greenland's Leidy Glacier Seen From Space

Located in the northwest corner of Greenland, Leidy Glacier is fed by ice from the Academy Glacier (upstream and inland).


Orbital View of Volcanic Eruption at Bardarbunga, Iceland

Orbital View of Volcanic Eruption at Bardarbunga, Iceland

Eruption at Bardarbunga, Iceland (true color) Aqua/MODIS 2015/018 01/18/2015 13:10 UTC


Sam Cristoforetti Looks Down At Himalayas in Nepal From Space

Sam Cristoforetti Looks Down At Himalayas in Nepal From Space

Sam Cristoforetti ‏@AstroSamantha Flying over the Himalaya and looking down onto #Katmandu valley. Impressive view! #HelloEarth


NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record Video in Story

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.


Hazy Himalayas in Nepal As Seen From Space

Hazy Himalayas in Nepal As Seen From Space

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.


Orbital View of Fires Scattered Over Indochina

Orbital View of Fires Scattered Over Indochina

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on January 14, 2015.


Western Cvm of Everest As Seen From Space

Western Cvm of Everest As Seen From Space

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.


Winter on Earth As Seen From the Space Station

Winter on Earth As Seen From the Space Station

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.


Cancún, Mexico As Seen From Low Earth Orbit

Cancún, Mexico As Seen From Low Earth Orbit

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.


Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia As Seen From Orbit

Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia As Seen From Orbit

Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha Winter looks for the Uvs Nuur Basin in #Mongolia, a precious steppe and mountain ecosystem. #UNESCO #WorldHeritage


The Netherlands As Seen From The Space Station

The Netherlands As Seen From The Space Station

@AstroSamantha: Hello #Netherlands and Rotterdam, where the waters of the Rhein flow into the North Sea.


Mapam Lake Haze Over Nepal As Seen From Orbit

Mapam Lake Haze Over Nepal As Seen From Orbit

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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