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28 June 2013, 11:15 AM ET
ESA astronaut snapped this view of moonset from the International Space Station as seen in this stunning space wallpaper. Parmitano is onboard the orbital outpost as part of ESA's long duration mission, Volare.
26 June 2013, 08:19 AM ET
25% of the Earths surface is green with vegetation. The NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite detects the fine differences is vegetation across the planet and has delivered some of the highest detailed data to date.
25 June 2013, 12:38 PM ET
The Spanish city of Barcelona is pictured in this space wallpaper by Japan’s ALOS satellite. Along the coast, we can see the Barcelona’s port—one of Europe’s top ten largest container ports. This image was released June 21, 2013.
24 June 2013, 10:10 AM ET
Arctic-permafrost holds more carbon than all fossil-fuel emissions since record-keeping began in 1850. NASA's Carbon in Arctic Reservoir's Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE) monitors melting which could expose carbon, accelerating global warming.
21 June 2013, 06:40 PM ET
Scientists say a giant impact knocked off the raw ingredients for the moon off the primitive molten Earth and into orbit. SPACE.com has an overview of Earth’s Moon, including its composition and orbit.
21 June 2013, 10:00 AM ET
See the top 10 cool facts about our natural satellite, the moon.
21 June 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's NPP Suomi satellite captured these amazing views of Earth's plant life from space. See what the vegetation maps reveal.
21 June 2013, 06:45 AM ET
NASA's NPP Suomi satellite captured these amazing views of Earth's plant life from space.
19 June 2013, 01:43 PM ET
Scientists are asking Earthlings to pose for our planet's portrait July 19.
14 June 2013, 01:32 PM ET
This space wallpaper is a compilation of three images from Envisat’s radar and shows where southwestern Africa’s Okavango River empties into the inland Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.
31 May 2013, 01:31 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper shows northwestern Crete, the largest and most populous of the Greek islands. It is a compilation of three radar images from Japan’s ALOS satellite. Image released March 13, 2013.
29 May 2013, 01:01 PM ET
Hellish Venus Dried Out Because It's Closer to Sun
21 May 2013, 02:19 PM ET
See photos of the Oklahoma tornadoes that struck on May 20, 2013, as viewed from space.
20 May 2013, 11:04 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a Landsat image of the Clearwater Lakes in Canada’s Quebec province. Located to the east of the Hudson Bay, what appears to be two separate lakes is actually a single body of water that fills two depressions.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The iconic city as seen through other planets' air.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
13 May 2013, 04:17 PM ET
The plankton blooms occur most springs.
09 May 2013, 02:21 PM ET
Istanbul and the surrounding area in northwestern Turkey are captured in this space wallpaper acquired by Envisat’s MERIS instrument on June 9, 2011. To the north is the Black Sea, which connects to the Sea of Marmara (center) via the Bosphorus strait.
08 May 2013, 05:37 PM ET
A trio of consumer smartphones snapped some incredible photos of our planet when they were sent into space last month.
07 May 2013, 01:23 PM ET
The fire kicked up a lot of smoke.
07 May 2013, 10:04 AM ET
Smoke plumes drifting west over the Pacific Ocean from California's Springs fire, near Los Angeles were captured by NASA's GOES-WEST satellite on May 3, 2013.
06 May 2013, 04:25 PM ET
See the hot lava from space.
22 April 2013, 11:55 AM ET
Chris Hadfield took part in today's (April 22) Earth Day festivities from space.
22 April 2013, 11:44 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is based largely on observations from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) — a sensor aboard the Terra Satellite — on July 11, 2005.
22 April 2013, 09:42 AM ET
See amazing views of the Earth from space in this NASA gallery of satellite photos.
19 April 2013, 02:03 PM ET
The comet that is set for a Thanksgiving encounter with the Sun, may just give Earth more than spectacular '3rd' row view. In January 2014, the third planet from the Sun will cross through a stream of debris left behind by the comet.
15 April 2013, 01:32 PM ET
The new film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster is based in the year 2154, where Earth is in tatters and a space station, called Elysium, is the home of the privileged. In theaters August 9, 2013.
08 April 2013, 01:55 PM ET
An area covering northern Namibia and southern Angola is pictured in this stunning space wallpaper. Running across this Kompsat-2 satellite image, the Okavango River forms the border between Namibia to the south and Angola to the north.
03 April 2013, 09:59 AM ET
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.
01 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Amazing views of Earth from space will launch into IMAX theaters in 2015.
29 March 2013, 12:35 PM ET
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.
28 March 2013, 05:46 PM ET
Colorado River's majestic span seen from space.
21 March 2013, 03:56 PM ET
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.
20 March 2013, 04:33 PM ET
During the equinox, night and day are almost the same length.
18 March 2013, 04:04 PM ET
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.
18 March 2013, 01:46 PM ET
Satellite spies the aftermath of a recent eruption at a Russian volcano.