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11 June 2012, 01:11 PM ET
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite detected smoke from man-made agricultural fires around the border of China and Russia migrating across the Pacific. The satellite was launched in Fall 2011 on a climate change data recording mission.
08 June 2012, 12:22 PM ET
The hole in the clouds was created by a high pressure area.
01 June 2012, 03:35 PM ET
Modern scientists are studying the transit around the world like their 18th century predecessors did.
25 May 2012, 05:01 AM ET
Contest offers a view of the Earth nobody else has.
13 May 2012, 10:33 PM ET
A 42 foot space rock (asteroid 2012 JU) flew about 118,000 miles away from the Earth on May 13, 2012 (about half the distance from Earth to the Moon - 238,855 mi.). This time-lapsed and looped video shows the asteroid's orbit as it passes Earth.
09 May 2012, 01:07 PM ET
The satellite has snapped stunning views of Earth from space.
08 May 2012, 11:03 AM ET
The image shows the 70-million-year-old Ouarkziz Crater in Algeria.
08 May 2012, 10:13 AM ET
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers snapped amazing photos of the May 5 "supermoon" from the International Space Station.
08 May 2012, 06:07 AM ET
See incredible images of Earth taken by Dutch astronaut André Kuipers from the International Space Station.
04 May 2012, 12:04 PM ET
Starting from the surface of the morning star and ending with a view from above Earth. The transit will become reality for human eyes on June 5, 2012 for the last time until 2117.
30 April 2012, 03:58 PM ET
From 2000 to 2010, NASA’s Terra satellite measured a 1% drop in cloud height. This could be a naturally occurring defense against global warming. But the study’s period is too short to know for sure. Brit Trogen explains what's next.
26 April 2012, 10:21 AM ET
India's radar surveillance satellite Risat 1 is designed to meet national security needs.
24 April 2012, 01:29 PM ET
Ireland and the UK glow beneath the sunrise and the Aurora Borealis in this space wallpaper from the International Space Station.
21 April 2012, 01:43 PM ET
Show how you think NASA science has changed how we look at our home.
20 April 2012, 01:06 PM ET
Satellites see greening of trees.
17 April 2012, 02:52 PM ET
Astronaut image shows glow of Russian capital at night.
04 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A rotating cast of temporary minimoons join the iconic body beloved by poets and romantics.
03 April 2012, 11:41 AM ET
The photo shows the southern lights and New Zealand below two Russian spaceships.
30 March 2012, 10:09 AM ET
Dutch astronaut André Kuipers is taking Earth Hour into space.
26 March 2012, 10:51 AM ET
Crater was photographed by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
26 March 2012, 08:09 AM ET
When the Full Moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth, we get a "Supermoon' also known as the Perigee Full Moon. The full Moon appeared about 14% larger and 30% brighter than others on May 5, 2012.
21 March 2012, 09:30 AM ET
The solar system's innermost planet continues to confound and intrigue scientists.
16 March 2012, 05:57 PM ET
Ireland's mild climate makes it lush with vegetation.
16 March 2012, 09:03 AM ET
During its slow fly-by of Jupiter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured imagery of wave motion in the fast-moving jet streams that are a signature of the gas giant.
15 March 2012, 09:49 AM ET
NASA's Aqua satellite spotted this unusual cloud pattern.
12 March 2012, 01:06 PM ET
Seafloor features were known to amp up waves near coasts, but also affect them out at sea.
06 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The eruptions are caused by discontinuities in the solar wind.
05 March 2012, 03:15 PM ET
As the solar wind flows around Venus, it creates similar space weather effects as it does near Earth.
01 March 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Our planet's history is more complicated than once thought.
01 March 2012, 11:48 AM ET
The Italian peninsula can clearly be seen in this gorgeous night view.
29 February 2012, 09:48 AM ET
Europe's Very Large Telescope captured this time-lapsed imagery of the crescent Moon illuminated by the phenomenon called earthshine. Sunlight bouncing off the Earth in the direction of the moon creates this surreal view.
27 February 2012, 11:38 AM ET
Several large metropolitan cities along the U.S. East Coast are easily recognizable.
23 February 2012, 02:39 PM ET
On February 13th, 2012, NASA's All-Sky camera in Georgia captured this meteor burning up in the night sky. There have multiple sighting of these slow moving space rocks this month, some of which made it as far as 31 miles above the Earth's surface.
14 February 2012, 01:44 PM ET
The sun may have started out 2 to 5 percent more massive than it is now.
09 February 2012, 04:43 PM ET
Russian scientists have drilled 13,000 feet below Antarctica to the Lake Vostok, sealed off to the world for at least 14 million years, and if life can be found there, it may be possible in similar conditions on Europa and Enceladus.
03 February 2012, 12:11 PM ET
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite is snapping amazing views of Earth from space, but there's a secret to the photos.