Earth, Our Home Planet

Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
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World View Captures Spectacular Sunrise with High-Altitude Balloon (Video)
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December 19th, 2014
World View has just released new footage from a recent unmanned flight, offering a glimpse at the vistas future customers might experience during a sunrise voyage.
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Spacecraft Watched the Lunar Eclipse from Mercury
MESSENGER Mission in Mercury Orbit
October 19th, 2014
Last week's lunar eclipse wasn't just a show for Earthlings, NASA's MESSENGER mission was also watching from Mercury, 66 million miles away.
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Holiday Lights From Space: Satellite Sees Cities Brighten (Photos)
Image, created using data from the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite, showing how lights across San Francisco Bay Area shine more brightly in December than they do during the rest of the year.
December 17th, 2014
City lights across the United States blaze 20 to 50 percent more brightly in December than they do the rest of the year, and some cities in the Middle East brighten by more than 50 percent during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, researchers said.
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Shares His Favorite Photos from Space
View From Havana to Washington, D.C.
October 14th, 2014
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares his favorite images of Earth from space in a new book, "You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes."
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Satellite Photo Shows Frigid Arctic Air Over Eastern US
In this image, captured in infrared light by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's GOES-East satellite on Nov. 18, 2014, the cold air over the central and eastern U.S. looks like a gray-white blanket.
November 19th, 2014
The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-East spacecraft.
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