Results tagged “Earth”

Stunning Orbital Sunset

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014. "My favorite views from #space - just past #sunrise over the ocean," the Expedition 40 astronaut tweeted.

Photosynthetic Activity in US Midwest

Amazing the things you can 'see' from space, if you just know how to look ... Satellite data show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the U.S. Midwest boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth.

Clouds over the South Pacific are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station on June 3, 2014.

Climate scientists have long tried to explain why ice-age cycles became longer and more intense some 900,000 years ago, switching from 41,000-year cycles to 100,000-year cycles.

Thirty-two undergraduate students from a like number of colleges and universities are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science Program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth Science research.

Work presented today at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Sacramento, California, shows that the timing of the giant impact between Earth's ancestor and a planet-sized body occurred around 40 million years after the start of solar system formation.

A group of scientists believe that a previously unexplained isotopic ratio from deep within the Earth may be a signal from material from the time before the Earth collided with another planet-sized body, leading to the creation of the Moon.

A newfound asteroid will safely pass Earth on June 8 from a distance of about 777,000 miles (1.25 million kilometers), more than three times farther away than our moon.

For Earth Day this year, NASA invited people around the world to step outside to take a "selfie" and share it with the world on social media. NASA released Thursday a new view of our home planet created entirely from those photos.

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second- largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

There are three low pressure systems around the U.S. and they resemble dragons on satellite imagery. NOAA's GOES-13 and GOES-15 satellite image from March 31, 2014 shows the low pressure systems in the eastern Pacific Ocean, over the nation's Heartland, and in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Five new NASA Earth science missions are launching in 2014 to expand our understanding of Earth's changing climate and environment.

This full-disk image from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite was captured at 11:45 UTC (7:45 a.m. EDT) and shows the Americas on March 20, 2014. This date marks the start of astronomical spring in the northern hemisphere.

Three days of satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite were compiled into an animation that showed the progression of the storm system that drastically changed temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. from spring-like warmth to the bitter cold of winter

A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.

In the giant system that connects Earth to the sun, one key event happens over and over: solar material streams toward Earth and the giant magnetic bubble around Earth, the magnetosphere helps keep it at bay.

Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took this night image of the Korean Peninsula.

Moon Setting Over Earth As Seen From ISS

@Astro_Wakata: The moon setting on the blue earth atmosphere. pic.twitter.com/ZyTVD5ockm

Proba-V Looks Down At The Ganges River

More than 5000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus a quick peek at the Olympics.

Landsat 8's First Year

On Feb. 11, 2013, the Landsat 8 satellite rocketed into a sunny California morning onboard a powerful Atlas V and began its life in orbit.

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