Earth, Our Home Planet

Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
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NASA World Map Shows Where Lightning Strikes Most
Map of Lightning Strikes on Earth
April 7th, 2015
A new satellite map shows where lightning flashes most often on Earth.
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What Would It Be Like to Live on Pluto?
Pluto System Seen from One of the Moons
March 31st, 2015
Much is unknown about Pluto, including what its surface features are like and what kind of weather patterns it has, if any.
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How to Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with NASA
The iconic 'Earthrise' image was captured by astronauts during NASA's Apollo 8 mission on Dec. 24, 1968.
April 22nd, 2015
As Earth Day (April 22) reaches its 45th anniversary, NASA has a series of activities planned to celebrate the beauty of our home planet.
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How to See the Brightest Planets in the April Night Sky
Venus in April 2015
April 2nd, 2015
Skywatchers around the world can look forward to spotting bright planets throughout April; observers just need to know where to look.
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Did 'Iron Rain' Bypass the Moon to Fall Mostly on Earth?
Artist's conception of moon-forming collision
March 27th, 2015
New experiments show that the asteroids that slammed into Earth and the moon more than 4 billion years ago were vaporised into a mist of iron but stayed gravitationally stuck on more massive Earth.
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Mining The Asteroids: Who Decides?
Asteroid Miners Eye Space Rock Resources
March 3rd, 2015
Our civilization—and presumably any civilization with a technological capacity at least as advanced as ours—runs on energy and raw materials.
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Spring Blooms on the East Coast, as Seen from Space
Spring Blooms on U.S. East Coast as Seen by Aqua Satellite
April 16th, 2015
NASA's Aqua satellite was in a unique position to capture spring's arrival on the East Coast.
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From Space, Typhoon Maysak's Eye Looks Like a Black Hole (Photo)
typhoon from space
April 1st, 2015
The astronauts living and working on the International Space Station are eye to eye with a deadly super typhoon as it heads toward the Philippines.
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