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07 August 2012, 05:52 PM ET
Europe's newest weather satellite is up and running.
07 August 2012, 04:32 PM ET
A satellite snapped the flames burning over a large swath of eastern Russia.
26 July 2012, 05:58 PM ET
No London fog obscures this image of lights in the Olympic city.
26 July 2012, 05:30 PM ET
See photos of the host cities of the Summer Olympics as viewed from space.
25 July 2012, 05:44 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the Pleiades satellite shows the island of Mont Saint Michel and its surrounding bay in northwest France.
23 July 2012, 02:35 PM ET
Thousands of voters chimed in to pick five dazzling winners.
23 July 2012, 12:35 PM ET
These photos revealed war, natural disaster and human-caused changes to Earth.
23 July 2012, 11:28 AM ET
These photos of Earth taken by Landsat over the past 40 years won the 'Earth as Art' contest.
18 July 2012, 06:37 PM ET
The blaze of light hung provided a respite from the winter darkness.
18 July 2012, 06:23 PM ET
The action happened in under two hours.
18 July 2012, 06:16 AM ET
NASA astronaut Joe Acaba in space was awestruck by dazzling weekend southern lights on July 14 and 15.
17 July 2012, 04:10 PM ET
Our planet probably formed within our nascent solar system's "snow line," contrary to prevailing theory.
16 July 2012, 01:28 PM ET
Look for letters in NASA's satellite images of Earth.
11 July 2012, 10:20 AM ET
Take a tour of our solar system with us – from the sun to the furthest dwarf planets! Come on, it can't hurt!
10 July 2012, 01:37 PM ET
The extra light brought relief from Antarctica's long winter darkness.
09 July 2012, 04:37 PM ET
A bird's-eye view of Daniel's eye.
09 July 2012, 11:13 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, the contrasting landscape of the western US states of California (left) and Nevada (right) are highlighted in this Envisat image, acquired on 9 February 2011.
06 July 2012, 04:56 PM ET
The blaze is only 25 percent contained.
06 July 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Landsat satellite photos show the U.S. Army working to save an East Coast island.
03 July 2012, 03:26 PM ET
Smoke is traveling far from the flames.
02 July 2012, 03:30 PM ET
As raging wildfires burn around the country, their smoke is lofted high into the atmosphere and carried as far away as the East Coast, according to one model.
30 June 2012, 12:01 AM ET
The moon's pull is slowing down Earth's rotation.
29 June 2012, 04:42 PM ET
The area may contain precious minerals.
29 June 2012, 02:07 PM ET
The magnetic fields of the Sun and Earth merge several times a day, opening up a pathway for high energy particles to pass from the Sun. With the help NASAs Multisphere Mulitscale mission their exact locations may be derived.
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.