Earth, Our Home Planet
Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
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.
A camera on the International Space Station captures Hurricane Isaac on August 29 as the orbital laboratory flew over the Texas and Gulf Coast area around 12:30 PM central time.
Before it grew into Hurricane Isaac, the tropical storm still looked fearsome in a NASA nighttime view.
An animation of satellite images taken Aug. 19 -20 shows Tropical Storm Isaac organizing itself and moving toward land.
The traveling dust may play a role in hurricane formation.
Arctic storms this strong aren't usually seen in August.
NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP) will study the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth's magnetosphere. Dangerous charged particles from the Sun and distant sources pose a threat to astronauts and spacecraft systems.
A satellite snapped the flames burning over a large swath of eastern Russia.
No London fog obscures this image of lights in the Olympic city.
See photos of the host cities of the Summer Olympics as viewed from space.