Eruption of Wolf Volcano, Galapagos Islands

Eruption of Wolf Volcano, Galapagos Islands

In late May 2015, the highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. The explosive eruption at Wolf volcano on Isabela Island sent volcanic gases and ash roughly 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) into the sky, while lava flowed through a fissure, down eastern and southeastern slopes, and eventually reached the sea.

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A Memorial to Our Fallen Shuttle Family Members

A Memorial to Our Fallen Shuttle Family Members

Today, NASA and our nation take a step toward the future by honoring our past.

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Lights of An Aurora Seen From the International Space Station

Lights of An Aurora Seen From the International Space Station

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photo of an aurora from the International Space Station on June 23, 2015.

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Sally's Ride Through the Clouds

Sally's Ride Through the Clouds

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Ship-wave-shaped Wave Clouds Seen From Orbit

Ship-wave-shaped Wave Clouds Seen From Orbit

On June 1, 2015 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image as it passed over the Kuril Islands. The cloud bank has been disturbed by the passage of a ship.

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia As Seen From Space

Great Barrier Reef, Australia As Seen From Space

This satellite image, acquired by the Landsat-8 satellite on 23 August 2013, takes us off the east coast of Australia where currents swirl in the water around corals.

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Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa As Seen From Orbit

Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa As Seen From Orbit

Image of Tropical Cyclone Ashobaa captured by the AVHRR instrument onboard EUMETSAT's Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite on Monday 8 June 2015 at 05:58 UTC.

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Hurricane Blanca Strengthens

Hurricane Blanca Strengthens

Blanca has rapidly intensified with an increase in wind speed of 60 knots since 1200Z on June 2. The hurricane has developed a distinct pinhole eye in visible images surrounded by very deep convection.

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SpaceX Video: Falling Back to Earth

A GoPro inside a fairing from a recent Falcon 9 flight captured some spectacular views as it fell back to Earth. Footage is played in real time.

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An Algerian Desert Vista As Seen From Orbit

An Algerian Desert Vista As Seen From Orbit

Samantha Cristoforetti: Flying over the #Algeria‬ desert is always a treat for the eyes! #HelloEarth‬(IT) Volare sopra il deserto Algerino è sempre un piacere per gli occhi!

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