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Food Shortages in the Greater Horn of Africa

Food Shortages in the Greater Horn of Africa

War, food distribution problems, and drought have come together to push millions of people to the brink of starvation. Read more

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Features

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El Niño: Pacific Wind and Current Changes Bring Warm, Wild Weather

El Niño: Pacific Wind and Current Changes Bring Warm, Wild Weather

El Niño is one of the most important weather-producing phenomena on Earth. The changing ocean conditions disrupt weather patterns and marine life in the Pacific and around the world. Satellites are unraveling the many traits of this wild child of weather. Read more

Notes from the Field: Sea to Space Particle Investigation

Notes from the Field: Sea to Space Particle Investigation

The month-long campaign across the Pacific on the R/V Falkor will monitor the diversity of oceanic phytoplankton, microscopic plant-like organisms, and their impact on the marine carbon cycle. Novel measurements will be compared to satellite observations and used in the formulation of the upcoming Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission. Read more

A Celebration of Clouds: From Space, Earth Has an Elegant Atmosphere

A Celebration of Clouds: From Space, Earth Has an Elegant Atmosphere

Clouds can be a nuisance when scientists are trying to observe features on Earth's surface. But at other times, clouds are exactly what they want to see. These images highlight some of the more unusual and beautiful clouds observed in recent years from space. Read more

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Still Cloudy, With a Chance of Clearing

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Still Cloudy, With a Chance of Clearing

It is the largest estuary in the United States and third largest in the world. Once sculpted and changed by ice, water, and powerful geologic forces over tens of millions of years, today's Bay is shaped by human forces as well. Read more

EO Kids

EO Kids

EO Kids brings engaging science stories from the Earth Observatory to a younger audience. Download the latest issue of NASA's newest kid's magazine, EO Kids, and Explore your Earth. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Dust Storm Over North AfricaFebruary 21, 2017
Dust Storm Over North Africa
Snow in the Middle EastFebruary 20, 2017
Snow in the Middle East
Image of the Day Dust Over the Persian GulfFebruary 18, 2017
Dust Over the Persian Gulf
Tropical Cyclone DineoFebruary 14, 2017
Tropical Cyclone Dineo
Image of the Day Fires Threaten ChristchurchFebruary 13, 2017
Fires Threaten Christchurch
Image of the Day Drought Turns to Deluge in CaliforniaFebruary 11, 2017
Drought Turns to Deluge in California
Image of the Day Heat Wave Breaks Records in AustraliaFebruary 7, 2017
Heat Wave Breaks Records in Australia
A Cut in the CloudsFebruary 2, 2017
A Cut in the Clouds
Sudan’s Shifting SandsFebruary 2, 2017
Sudan’s Shifting Sands
Snow Across the Southwest January 28, 2017
Snow Across the Southwest
Image of the Day Underwater Eruption Near Tongatapu January 27, 2017
Underwater Eruption Near Tongatapu
Image of the Day Fissure Eruptions on Erta AleJanuary 26, 2017
Fissure Eruptions on Erta Ale
Fires Continue in ChileJanuary 25, 2017
Fires Continue in Chile
Thick Haze in Eastern ChinaJanuary 25, 2017
Thick Haze in Eastern China
Image of the Day Fires Blaze in ChileJanuary 21, 2017
Fires Blaze in Chile
Gas Flares in the GulfJanuary 20, 2017
Gas Flares in the Gulf
Snowy Kamchatka January 18, 2017
Snowy Kamchatka
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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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