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An Unlikely Eye on Orbiting Objects

An Unlikely Eye on Orbiting Objects

Earth science satellites are designed to study our home planet’s surface and atmosphere, but occasionally they capture views of other objects in low-Earth orbit such as satellites, the International Space Station, and rocket debris. Read more

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World of Change: Ice Loss in Glacier National Park

World of Change: Ice Loss in Glacier National Park

Shrinking since at least the early 1900s, the ice cover in Glacier National Park is expected to keep declining until only insignificant lumps remain. These images show changes to the park's ice and surrounding landscape since 1984. Read more

 National Parks from Space

National Parks from Space

The U.S. National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016, commemorating 100 years of stewardship of America’s natural and historic treasures. Many of those monuments, scenic rivers, parks, and historic sites are visible from space—where the views are just as compelling. Read more

Notes from the Field: A Satellite Scientist Visits the Ice, Alaska 2016

Notes from the Field: A Satellite Scientist Visits the Ice, Alaska 2016

NASA's Walt Meir uses satellites to study sea ice. But like many modelers and remote sensing researchers, he had never stepped foot on this remote polar icescape. In spring 2016, Meir joined other satellite remote sensing scientists, sea ice modelers, and field researchers in Barrow, Alaska. Read more

Natural Beauty at Risk: Preparing for Climate Change in National Parks

Natural Beauty at Risk: Preparing for Climate Change in National Parks

Many National Parks were created to protect forests and ecosystems from development and fragmentation. But changes in temperature, rainfall, and atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could eventually do as much to remake forests as humans did with saws and fires and bulldozers. Read more

Celebrating a Decade of CloudSat and Calipso

Celebrating a Decade of CloudSat and Calipso

For a decade, the CloudSat and CALIPSO satellites have used radar and lidar to “slice” through clouds and plumes of atmospheric particles to gain a better understanding of the vertical structures of the ephemeral features. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Image of the Day Erskine Fire, CaliforniaJune 26, 2016
Erskine Fire, California
Image of the Day Atmosphere Awash with Saharan DustJune 19, 2016
Atmosphere Awash with Saharan Dust
Cedar Fire, ArizonaJune 19, 2016
Cedar Fire, Arizona
Sherpa Fire Burn ScarJune 19, 2016
Sherpa Fire Burn Scar
Image of the Day Dust Over the Red SeaJune 15, 2016
Dust Over the Red Sea
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World of Change

Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans, cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades.
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Blue Marble

Composite satellite images of the entire Earth.
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Earth at Night

The night side of Earth twinkles with light in these composite global and regional views.
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Experiments

Hands-on educational activities.
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Visible Earth

A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet.
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NASA Earth Observations

View, download, and analyze imagery of Earth science data.
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