Earth, Our Home Planet
Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
NASA has compiled some of the best imagery attained of our world in 2012. Imagery and animations from the Space Station and multiple Earth observing missions were used.
Amazing views of Earth from space will launch into IMAX theaters in 2015.
The comet ISON is making what astronomers believe is its first trip through the inner solar system, taking a sweltering pass by the sun (making ISON a 'sungrazing' comet) and then back past Earth in December.
Colorado River's majestic span seen from space.
About every 2 years, the Sun blocks Earth's view of Mars (solar conjunction) for a couple of weeks. During that time, talking to our assets on the ground and on orbit around the Red Planet, is somewhat of a challenge.
During the equinox, night and day are almost the same length.
The Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) witnessed super-heated particles emitted from a coronal mass ejection appear to fly-by the comet. But the comet and the CME did not actually cross paths. The time-lapse is from March 10-15, 2013.
Satellite spies the aftermath of a recent eruption at a Russian volcano.
Comet Pan-STARRS has not disappointed astronomers and stargazers after surviving a close brush with the sun in March 2013, NASA says.
Located in northern Egypt, this cool space wallpaper shows the delta is where the Nile River splits and empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
NASA's Stereo-B spacecraft recorded the view of Comet Pan-STARRS, Earth and Mercury together.
NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) snapped imagery of the comet as it flew between the two planets. A three day time-lapse (March 9-12, 2013) was compiled from the photos.
Satellite spots fresh lava at Kamchatka's Tolbachik volcano.
Source of summer bummer's coastal fog spotted from space.
The violent shaking during the Tohoku earthquake two years ago today sent acoustic waves into space.
Higher temperatures and a longer growing season mean some of Earth's chilliest regions are looking increasingly green, researchers say.
On March 7th, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was in a position to observe the Earth passing in front of the Sun.
Camera will monitor environmental issues around globe.