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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.
18 March 2013, 08:21 AM ET
Comet Pan-STARRS has not disappointed astronomers and stargazers after surviving a close brush with the sun in March 2013, NASA says.
14 March 2013, 06:01 PM ET
Located in northern Egypt, this cool space wallpaper shows the delta is where the Nile River splits and empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
14 March 2013, 05:13 PM ET
NASA's Stereo-B spacecraft recorded the view of Comet Pan-STARRS, Earth and Mercury together.
14 March 2013, 01:59 PM ET
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.
13 March 2013, 10:36 PM ET
Satellite spots fresh lava at Kamchatka's Tolbachik volcano.
12 March 2013, 12:10 PM ET
Source of summer bummer's coastal fog spotted from space.
11 March 2013, 08:20 PM ET
The violent shaking during the Tohoku earthquake two years ago today sent acoustic waves into space.
11 March 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Higher temperatures and a longer growing season mean some of Earth's chilliest regions are looking increasingly green, researchers say.
07 March 2013, 04:58 PM ET
On March 7th, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was in a position to observe the Earth passing in front of the Sun.
06 March 2013, 03:24 PM ET
Camera will monitor environmental issues around globe.
02 March 2013, 12:46 PM ET
Sea ice stretches farther north than usual this year.
01 March 2013, 12:05 AM ET
CubeSats could someday be used for cheap, high-risk missions.
28 February 2013, 05:06 PM ET
Scientists on skidoos search for space rocks.
26 February 2013, 01:10 PM ET
Sunlight reflects off mirrorlike water off the coast of the United States in this photo.
26 February 2013, 12:04 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, a Landsat image from July 19, 2011 shows Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River in the southwestern United States.
21 February 2013, 10:27 AM ET
The U.S. Global Change Research Program has made a 70-year global precipitation model. Continuing greenhouse gas emission levels (A2) produce a more severe outlook than an alternative (B1) based on worldwide cooperation in environmental policy.
20 February 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Guinness World Records has honored Landsat 5's nearly 30 years in space.