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April 2018 Highlights

April 2018 Highlights

Astronauts regularly shoot photographs of their earthly home. In celebration of National Astronaut Day, NASA Earth Observatory presents some recent eye-catchers from the International Space Station. Read more

March 2018 Highlights

March 2018 Highlights

In March 2018, NASA Earth Observatory published satellite images, maps, and data visualizations as "Image of the Day." Here are five of our favorites. Read more

Melting Beauty: The Icefields of Patagonia

Melting Beauty: The Icefields of Patagonia

The Patagonian icefields stretch for hundreds of kilometers atop the Andes mountain range in South America. Change here is rapid, as the icefields are melting away at some of the highest rates on the planet. Read more

Landsat 8 Turns 5

Landsat 8 Turns 5

The Landsat series of satellites have been chronicling changes on Earth’s surface for 46 years. In the past five years, Landsat 8 has brought us an unparalleled look at the beauty and dynamism of our planet. Read more

International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP)

International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP)

Scientists have brought together sensors from all over the world, including a radar from NASA, to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Data collected with the instruments during the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are expected to help scientists understand precipitation processes and to improve weather predictions. Read more

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Image of the Day Cyclone Duo Hits the Middle EastMay 23, 2018
Cyclone Duo Hits the Middle East
Fires in ManitobaMay 21, 2018
Fires in Manitoba
Image of the Day Kilauea Continues to EruptMay 14, 2018
Kilauea Continues to Erupt
Image of the Day A Seldom Seen South American CycloneMay 9, 2018
A Seldom Seen South American Cyclone
Image of the Day Dramatic Flooding in Eastern AfricaMay 9, 2018
Dramatic Flooding in Eastern Africa
Image of the Day Sweltering, Smoky Fires in SiberiaMay 7, 2018
Sweltering, Smoky Fires in Siberia
Image of the Day Probing Kilauea’s PlumeMay 6, 2018
Probing Kilauea’s Plume
Image of the Day Spring Flooding Along the St. John RiverMay 2, 2018
Spring Flooding Along the St. John River
Image of the Day Sulfur Dioxide Leaks from Kilauea April 30, 2018
Sulfur Dioxide Leaks from Kilauea
Image of the Day Using Satellites to Track the Tinder FireApril 29, 2018
Using Satellites to Track the Tinder Fire
Image of the Day Fires Rage in OklahomaApril 10, 2018
Fires Rage in Oklahoma
Tropical Cyclone KeniApril 10, 2018
Tropical Cyclone Keni
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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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