Earth, Our Home Planet

Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
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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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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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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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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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