Earth, Our Home Planet

Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
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How Viewing Earth as an Exoplanet Can Help Search for Alien Life
Future telescopes could look for the signature of ozone in an Earth-like planet's atmosphere.
September 29th, 2014
What signs of life could a far-off alien spacecraft spot on Earth? The answer could help researchers shape the hunt for E.T. in far-off solar systems.
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Astronaut Frank Culbertson Reflects on Seeing 9/11 Attacks from Space
Smoke Plume Rising from Manhattan
September 11th, 2014
Former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, who was in space on Sept. 11, 2001, reflects on witnessing the attacks from orbit 13 years later.
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NASA Wants You to Help Sort Astronaut Photos of Earth at Night
City Lights of Koreas from ISS
September 5th, 2014
Scientists want your help sorting through gorgeous images of Earth at night snapped by orbiting astronauts. Studying such photographs could show how light pollution is affecting human health and reveal ways to save energy and improve public safety.
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Climate Change Is 'Single Biggest Risk' to Global Economy
Clinton Global Initiative - Economics of Climate Change
September 23rd, 2014
Addressing climate change is not only crucial for preserving the environment, it also makes good economic sense, some politicians and business leaders say.
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Astronaut Captures Video of Trash-Filled Spaceship's Fiery Demise
Cygnus Re-entry Photo
September 9th, 2014
When a private spaceship was cremated over Earth earlier this summer, the astronauts living and working on board the International Space Station had a stunning view of the vehicle's fiery demise.
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Film Students Play Starring Role in Stratospheric Balloon Launch (Video)
New York Film Academy Balloon Earth View
August 29th, 2014
When you think of the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Authority and the FBI, a team of starry-eyed film students may not necessarily come to mind as a potential partner for science.
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Hello Kitty Is in Space and Wants Your Messages
Hello Kitty in Space: Japan's iconic mouthless cat is riding aboard the small satellite Hodoyoshi 3 and will beam messages from space as part of a 40th anniversary celebration by Sanrio Co., Ltd.
August 15th, 2014
Hello Kitty, Japan's lovable feline toy, is now a cat-stronaut. Not only is the intrepid kitty orbiting the Earth in a small satellite, but she's ready to beam messages from space for fans.
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