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29 June 2012, 10:49 AM ET
The silhouettes of Earth's tectonic boundaries stand out in bright color.
28 June 2012, 05:21 PM ET
Space station astronauts captured staggering video of the huge Colorado wildfires.
28 June 2012, 05:02 PM ET
See satellite views of the intense wildfires in Colorado and other U.S. western states in June 2012.
27 June 2012, 03:12 PM ET
Glories appear as rings of color on Earth.
27 June 2012, 11:24 AM ET
Some areas could get 2 feet of rain before Debby's gone.
22 June 2012, 12:32 PM ET
Astronaut Andre Kuipers took this image of solar panels glinting in space in this amazing space wallpaper.
18 June 2012, 02:13 PM ET
Sunspot AR 1504 unleashed an M Class flare on June 14th, 2012. The solar storm reached Earth, unraveling auroras in the magnetosphere on June 16th.
11 June 2012, 01:11 PM ET
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite detected smoke from man-made agricultural fires around the border of China and Russia migrating across the Pacific. The satellite was launched in Fall 2011 on a climate change data recording mission.
08 June 2012, 12:22 PM ET
The hole in the clouds was created by a high pressure area.
01 June 2012, 03:35 PM ET
Modern scientists are studying the transit around the world like their 18th century predecessors did.
25 May 2012, 05:01 AM ET
Contest offers a view of the Earth nobody else has.
13 May 2012, 10:33 PM ET
A 42 foot space rock (asteroid 2012 JU) flew about 118,000 miles away from the Earth on May 13, 2012 (about half the distance from Earth to the Moon - 238,855 mi.). This time-lapsed and looped video shows the asteroid's orbit as it passes Earth.
09 May 2012, 01:07 PM ET
The satellite has snapped stunning views of Earth from space.
08 May 2012, 11:03 AM ET
The image shows the 70-million-year-old Ouarkziz Crater in Algeria.
08 May 2012, 10:13 AM ET
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers snapped amazing photos of the May 5 "supermoon" from the International Space Station.
08 May 2012, 06:07 AM ET
See incredible images of Earth taken by Dutch astronaut André Kuipers from the International Space Station.
04 May 2012, 12:04 PM ET
Starting from the surface of the morning star and ending with a view from above Earth. The transit will become reality for human eyes on June 5, 2012 for the last time until 2117.
30 April 2012, 03:58 PM ET
From 2000 to 2010, NASA’s Terra satellite measured a 1% drop in cloud height. This could be a naturally occurring defense against global warming. But the study’s period is too short to know for sure. Brit Trogen explains what's next.
26 April 2012, 10:21 AM ET
India's radar surveillance satellite Risat 1 is designed to meet national security needs.
24 April 2012, 01:29 PM ET
Ireland and the UK glow beneath the sunrise and the Aurora Borealis in this space wallpaper from the International Space Station.
21 April 2012, 01:43 PM ET
Show how you think NASA science has changed how we look at our home.
20 April 2012, 01:06 PM ET
Satellites see greening of trees.
17 April 2012, 02:52 PM ET
Astronaut image shows glow of Russian capital at night.
04 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A rotating cast of temporary minimoons join the iconic body beloved by poets and romantics.
03 April 2012, 11:41 AM ET
The photo shows the southern lights and New Zealand below two Russian spaceships.
30 March 2012, 10:09 AM ET
Dutch astronaut André Kuipers is taking Earth Hour into space.
26 March 2012, 10:51 AM ET
Crater was photographed by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
26 March 2012, 08:09 AM ET
When the Full Moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth, we get a "Supermoon' also known as the Perigee Full Moon. The full Moon appeared about 14% larger and 30% brighter than others on May 5, 2012.
21 March 2012, 09:30 AM ET
The solar system's innermost planet continues to confound and intrigue scientists.
16 March 2012, 05:57 PM ET
Ireland's mild climate makes it lush with vegetation.
16 March 2012, 09:03 AM ET
During its slow fly-by of Jupiter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured imagery of wave motion in the fast-moving jet streams that are a signature of the gas giant.
15 March 2012, 09:49 AM ET
NASA's Aqua satellite spotted this unusual cloud pattern.
12 March 2012, 01:06 PM ET
Seafloor features were known to amp up waves near coasts, but also affect them out at sea.
06 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The eruptions are caused by discontinuities in the solar wind.
05 March 2012, 03:15 PM ET
As the solar wind flows around Venus, it creates similar space weather effects as it does near Earth.
01 March 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Our planet's history is more complicated than once thought.