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Sea Level Rise is Accelerating

Sea Level Rise is Accelerating

The acceleration has been driven mainly by increased ice melting in Greenland and Antarctica, and it has the potential to double the total sea level rise projected by 2100. Read more

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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

Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty

Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty

Photographs from the 2017 Operation IceBridge field campaign show the many forms of land and sea ice around the frozen (and melting) southern continent. Read more

Notes from the Field: In New Mexico, Land of Volcanoes

Notes from the Field: In New Mexico, Land of Volcanoes

In 2017, scientists with the Goddard Instrument Field Team (GIFT) descended on the Potrillo volcanic field, a now-dormant region in the New Mexico portion of the Chihuahuan Desert. The site serves as a "planetary analog," where researchers can test instruments that future explorers might use to investigate volcanic areas on the Moon, Mars and other rocky planets. Read more

Antarctica from Above

Antarctica from Above

In 2017, NASA's Operation IceBridge flew for the ninth year over Antarctica to map the ice. This video features photographs of land ice and sea ice, shot with a handheld camera and with the Digital Mapping System (DMS), during IceBridge flights in November 2017. Read more

Notes from the Field: ICESat-2 Antarctic Traverse

Notes from the Field: ICESat-2 Antarctic Traverse

In December 2017, NASA scientists begin an Antarctic traverse in giant snow machines along the line of latitude at 88°S. Ground-based measurements of the ice sheet’s elevation will be compared with measurements from ICESat-2 shortly after launch in 2018 to evaluate the satellite’s performance. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Image of the Day Gita Batters the South PacificFebruary 16, 2018
Gita Batters the South Pacific
Image of the Day Icy Lake ErieFebruary 14, 2018
Icy Lake Erie
Image of the Day Dust Storm Over the Mediterranean SeaFebruary 7, 2018
Dust Storm Over the Mediterranean Sea
Image of the Day Winter Snowscapes in RussiaFebruary 2, 2018
Winter Snowscapes in Russia
Image of the Day Fuego EruptsFebruary 1, 2018
Fuego Erupts
Image of the Day A Fire Cloud in Argentina January 29, 2018
A Fire Cloud in Argentina
Image of the Day Snow and Clouds around the AlpsJanuary 29, 2018
Snow and Clouds around the Alps
Image of the Day A Dust Bath for Cape VerdeJanuary 22, 2018
A Dust Bath for Cape Verde
Ash and Activity from MayonJanuary 22, 2018
Ash and Activity from Mayon
Bushfire in Pilliga ForestJanuary 22, 2018
Bushfire in Pilliga Forest
Image of the Day Ice Jams on the Connecticut RiverJanuary 18, 2018
Ice Jams on the Connecticut River
Image of the Day Deadly Debris Flows in MontecitoJanuary 10, 2018
Deadly Debris Flows in Montecito
Image of the Day Plumes Over the Kamchatka PeninsulaJanuary 9, 2018
Plumes Over the Kamchatka Peninsula
Image of the Day A Dusting of White in the SaharaJanuary 8, 2018
A Dusting of White in the Sahara
Image of the Day Icy Waters off the U.S. East CoastJanuary 7, 2018
Icy Waters off the U.S. East Coast
Papua New Guinea PlumesJanuary 7, 2018
Papua New Guinea Plumes
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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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