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Finding Floating Forests

Finding Floating Forests

Giant kelp forests are among Earth’s most productive habitats, but they are ephemeral. Researchers are using Landsat and a host of online friends to figure out where the forests are growing and declining. Read more

Notes from the Field: Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

Notes from the Field: Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

In October and November 2014, NASA's Operation IceBridge will fly its sixth Antarctic field campaign. This year’s campaign returns to Chile, giving researchers a view of how land and sea ice has changed in the past two years around West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula. Read more

World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

Since 1980, the volume of this glacier that spills into the Prince William Sound has shrunk by half. Climate change may have nudged the process along, but mechanical forces have played the largest role in the ice loss. Read more

World of Change: Coastline Change

World of Change: Coastline Change

The shoreline of Cape Cod provides a visual case study in the evolution and dynamic motion of barrier islands and spits. Read more

World of Change: Shrinking Aral Sea

World of Change: Shrinking Aral Sea

A massive irrigation project has devastated the Aral Sea over the past 50 years. These images show the decline of the Southern Aral Sea in the past decade, as well as the first steps of recovery in the Northern Aral Sea. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Image of the Day Twin Tropical CyclonesJanuary 28, 2015
Twin Tropical Cyclones
Image of the Day Nor'easter Pounds New EnglandJanuary 27, 2015
Nor'easter Pounds New England
Image of the Day Flooding in MozambiqueJanuary 17, 2015
Flooding in Mozambique
Dust Storm off West Africa January 14, 2015
Dust Storm off West Africa
Image of the Day Eruption at Mount AsoJanuary 13, 2015
Eruption at Mount Aso
Wildfires in Central ChileJanuary 12, 2015
Wildfires in Central Chile
Adelaide Hills BushfireJanuary 3, 2015
Adelaide Hills Bushfire
Image of the Day Growth of the Holuhraun Lava FieldJanuary 3, 2015
Growth of the Holuhraun Lava Field
Snow in the U.S. WestJanuary 1, 2015
Snow in the U.S. West
Oil Fire in LibyaDecember 29, 2014
Oil Fire in Libya
Image of the Day Undersea Eruption Near TongaDecember 29, 2014
Undersea Eruption Near Tonga
Snow in Great BritainDecember 28, 2014
Snow in Great Britain
White Christmas in HawaiiDecember 25, 2014
White Christmas in Hawaii
Image of the Day Eruption at FogoDecember 24, 2014
Eruption at Fogo
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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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NASA Global Climate Change

Vital signs of the planet.
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Earth Science Picture of the Day

Photos of Earth processes and phenomena.
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