Earth, Our Home Planet
Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
See how different types of solar flares stack up in this SPACE.com infographic.
An island of ice half the size of Manhattan broke off Greenland's Petermann Glacier this past summer. Called 'calving', this is the second time in three years a piece of ice this large as broken off the glacier.
Newfound alien planet may be Earth-size, but probably can't host life.
This space wallpaper acquired on Jan. 4, 2012 by the Pleiades satellite shows part of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Climate models make correct predictions on the Red Planet
Thousands of pictures have been stitched together to make this movie.
The Moon likely formed 4.5 Billion years ago as a Mars-sized body smashed into Earth (so compositions are similar). Lunar tidal forces encouraged life to flourish in the oceans. The Moon absorbed many asteroid impacts that threatened Earth's life.
In this space wallpaper, an Envisat image shows us a very rare, cloud-free view of Iceland. This image was acquired on July 21, 2010.
The cold front could bring freezing temperatures.
New stamp series has bird's-eye views of planet.
Our solar system might have formed in stages after shockwaves from the young sun.
The GOES-13 satellite launched in 2006 and is one of a newer generation of weather satellites.
Scientists are visiting places on Earth that resemble Mars to learn about the conditions necessary for life.
Fires have caused dangerous levels of smog in the Northwest.
See photos from the International Space Station's Expedition 32 mission in mid-2012.
This ALOS satellite image shows an area with extensive agricultural use in western Russia, with roads and rivers cutting through the cropland in this cool space wallpaper.