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Earth: November 2021



The Himalayas, Nepal, And Tibet As Seen From The International Space Station


Thomas Pesquet: Earth rt or Rorschach test? To me this salt lake in Iran looks like a butterfly... or a moustache?


Kainji Lake, a reservoir on the Niger River in western Nigeria, is featured in this true-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Torrential rain in the Pacific Northwest spurred deadly floods and mudslides that have damaged infrastructure and isolated communities in Canada and the United States.


Thomas Pesquet: Deforestation in the Amazon, you can clearly see where the rain forest has been removed.


Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Our world's surface is a jumble of jostling tectonic plates, with new ones emerging as others are pulled under.


UNLV geochemists have discovered a new mineral on the surface of the Earth. There's just one catch: it shouldn't be here.


Far below you lies a sphere of solid iron and nickel about as wide as the broadest part of Texas: the Earth's inner core.


Cancún, situated in Quintana Roo on the northeast coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


The world's population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs.


NASA is participating in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, which began Oct. 31, and runs through Friday, Nov. 12.


NASA has selected a new Earth science mission that will study the behavior of tropical storms and thunderstorms, including their impacts on weather and climate models.


Landsat 9, a joint mission between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that launched Sept. 27, 2021, has collected its first light images of Earth.


The Shetland Islands, an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, are featured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image.


Abundant geological evidence demonstrates that Earth's climate has experienced millennial-scale variability superimposed on glacial-interglacial fluctuations through the Pleistocene.


The Niger River in the African nation of Mali is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 259 miles above the southwestern Sahara Desert.