Earth, Our Home Planet

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'Leap Second' Tonight Will Cause 61-Second Minute
'Leap Second' to Be Added June 30
June 30th, 2015
Time will stand still for one second this evening (June 30) as a "leap second" is added to atomic clocks around the world. The extra second is needed to deal with Earth's irregular but gradually slowing rotation.
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These Astronaut Photos of the Great Pyramids & Earth Are Simply Breathtaking
Great Pyramids of Egypt
June 12th, 2015
Before a Soyuz space capsule returned NASA astronaut Terry Virts to Earth Thursday (June 11), he took time out in space to photograph the Earth below, capturing spectacular vistas of the Pyramids of Egypt, our home planet at night and what looked to be a
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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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UrtheCast Releases High-Definition Video From Space Station Camera
UrtheCast Camera on International Space Station
June 18th, 2015
UrtheCast, the Canadian company that runs commercial cameras on the space station, released June 17 the first HD video taken by one of its cameras there.
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Astronauts in Space Mourn Nepal Earthquake Victims
NASA astronaut Terry Virts posted this photo of Nepal's Kathmandu region as it appeared from the International Space Station on April 26, 2015, one day after a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country.
April 27th, 2015
Astronauts on the International Space Station have the people of Nepal in their thoughts and prayers after a devastating earthquake killed more than 4,000 people in that country on Saturday (April 25).
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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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Astronaut Spies Menacing Tropical Storm Bill from Space
Tropical Storm Bill
June 17th, 2015
Tropical Storm Bill lurks menacingly near the coast of Texas in a photo taken from space yesterday (June 15).
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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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