Earth, Our Home Planet

Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
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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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Stunning Astronaut Photos Capture Beauty of Earth from Space
Night on Earth and in space
August 20th, 2014
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman seems to be having a great time living in space, and he is using social media to share it with the world.
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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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NASA Satellite Takes First Look at Earth's Carbon Dioxide
Artist's Rendition of the OCO-2 Observatory
August 13th, 2014
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which blasted off July 2, arrived in its final orbit 438 miles above the Earth on Aug. 3. The satellite then collected its first test data three days later while flying over Papua New Guinea.
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