Earth, Our Home Planet

Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
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NASA Launches Satellite to Monitor Carbon Dioxide
OCO-2 satellite launch
July 2nd, 2014
The space agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite (OCO-2) blasted off today (July 1) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:56 a.m. EDT (0956 GMT), carried aloft by a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket.
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NASA Carbon Dioxide-Monitoring Satellite 'Go' for Tuesday Launch: How to Watch Live
NASA's OCO-2 Spacecraft Encapsulated
June 30th, 2014
The space agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite passed its launch readiness review Sunday, meaning the craft is set to lift off Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:56 a.m. EDT atop a Delta 2 rocket.
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Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 22, 1969: Firing Engines for Earth Return
One-third of the Earth's sphere illuminated, Earth's terminator, sunglint, a portion of east Africa, as photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its first lunar landing mission in July 1969.
July 22nd, 2014
On July 22, 1969, the three men on NASA's Apollo 11 mission were in the homestretch of their historic moon voyage. See how they fired the engines on their spacecraft.
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Pad Problem Pushes Launch of NASA Carbon Dioxide-Measuring Satellite to Wednesday
A rocket on a launch pad
July 1st, 2014
A rocket that was set to loft an Earth-gazing satellite to space did not get off its launch pad in California today (July 1) due to a problem with the pad's water system.
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Did Huge Impact Shape Planet Mercury?
First high-resolution image of Mercury transmitted by the MESSENGER spacecraft (in false color, 11 narrow-band color filters).
July 6th, 2014
A colossal but glancing smashup with a roughly Earth-size planet could have stripped away much of proto-Mercury's rocky mantle, explaining why the tiny, sun-scorched world has such a huge iron core today, researchers say.
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NASA to Launch Carbon Dioxide-Monitoring Spacecraft Next Month
Artist's Rendition of the OCO-2 Observatory
June 13th, 2014
The agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite is in final preparations for its July 1 liftoff. The OCO-2 mission is designed to provide a comprehensive global look at atmospheric levels of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
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