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Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA

Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA

Sea level rise is not just an academic concern for NASA satellites and scientists. With two-thirds of its infrastructure and assets situated on the coast, the agency has first-hand experience with the effects of rising waters. Read more

World of Change: Development of Orlando, Florida

World of Change: Development of Orlando, Florida

Theme parks and other development has turned Central Florida from swampland to the most visited tourist region of the United States. Read more

CYGNSS: Gearing Up to Look Down on Hurricanes

CYGNSS: Gearing Up to Look Down on Hurricanes

When launched in 2016, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will be a constellation of eight micro-satellites that will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds in order to better understand the lifecycle of tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes. Read more

World of Change: Water Level in Lake Powell

World of Change: Water Level in Lake Powell

Combined with human demands, a multi-year drought in the Upper Colorado River Basin caused a dramatic drop in the Colorado River’s Lake Powell in the early part of the 2000s. The lake began to recover in the latter part of the decade, but as of 2015, it was still well below capacity. Read more

 Science in a Dark Freezer: A Tale of Icy Beards, Frozen Tools, and Wintering Over at the South Pole

Science in a Dark Freezer: A Tale of Icy Beards, Frozen Tools, and Wintering Over at the South Pole

NASA scientist Robert Benson was one of “eighteen crazy men and a dog” who set up the first permanent science base at the South Pole. Read more

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Stormy PacificSeptember 2, 2015
Stormy Pacific
Alaska Charred September 1, 2015
Alaska Charred
Image of the Day Cabo Verde Hit by First Hurricane in a CenturyAugust 31, 2015
Cabo Verde Hit by First Hurricane in a Century
Image of the Day Trio of Hurricanes Over the Pacific OceanAugust 30, 2015
Trio of Hurricanes Over the Pacific Ocean
Image of the Day Typhoons Goni and AtsaniAugust 24, 2015
Typhoons Goni and Atsani
Image of the Day A View Inside Typhoon Atsani August 19, 2015
A View Inside Typhoon Atsani
Image of the Day Fires at Night in the U.S. Northwest August 19, 2015
Fires at Night in the U.S. Northwest
Smoke over the Bohai SeaAugust 13, 2015
Smoke over the Bohai Sea
Image of the Day Fires in SiberiaAugust 8, 2015
Fires in Siberia
Image of the Day Typhoon Soudelor Takes Aim at TaiwanAugust 5, 2015
Typhoon Soudelor Takes Aim at Taiwan
Image of the Day Wildfires in the WestAugust 5, 2015
Wildfires in the West
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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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