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08 February 2013, 05:43 PM ET
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission is slated to blast off Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
08 February 2013, 01:14 PM ET
The powerful storm expected to blanket the northeast United States in snow was spotted from space.
05 February 2013, 11:26 AM ET
NOVA's new special, 'Earth From Space' provides a stunning look at our planet from an astounding perspective. Viewers will see Saharan dust fertilizing the Amazon, a deep submarine waterfall in Antarctica, and the Atlantic's hurricane generator.
04 February 2013, 03:39 PM ET
In this image from the Envisat satellite, clouds cover the North Sea and sweep down to the strait between Denmark (lower-right corner) and Norway (upper-centre).
29 January 2013, 02:09 PM ET
A storm from the Atlantic and cold air from Scandinavia combined to create snow conditions.
26 January 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Moon Astronomy Lesson: Learn more about moon phases, a waxing and waning crescent or gibbous moon and the lunar cycles of Earth’s moon each month at SPACE.com.
25 January 2013, 05:34 PM ET
On January 23rd, 2013, eruptions on the Sun sent coronal mass ejections in front of Mercury and in the direction of Earth (strong impact not expected). NASA's SDO and STEREO spacecrafts captured the imagery.
25 January 2013, 04:43 PM ET
Suomi NPP satellite sees mass of marine layer clouds.
22 January 2013, 03:55 PM ET
Watch from the International Space Station as high-altitude clouds glow.
21 January 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Active volcanoes in Russia's Far East erupt simultaneously as a NASA satellite passes overhead.
20 January 2013, 07:44 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper is a compilation of three radar images from the Japanese ALOS satellite and shows the Po River, which flows over 650 km from west to east across northern Italy as the country’s longest river.
15 January 2013, 03:11 PM ET
The nine warmest years since 1880 have occurred since 2000, revealing a trend of global warming.
13 January 2013, 10:35 AM ET
A recent photo of war-torn Syria from Space has Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield focused on peace on Earth.
10 January 2013, 02:37 PM ET
NASA satellite catches nightglow rippling over Texas panhandle.
10 January 2013, 10:50 AM ET
Scientists have discovered strange magnetic ropes hundreds of miles long above the poles of Venus.
07 January 2013, 12:33 PM ET
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield captured a stunning picture of snow-covered volcanoes from the ISS.
04 January 2013, 05:40 PM ET
La Reunion and Mauritius took a beating from the winds and rain.
27 December 2012, 03:40 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.
27 December 2012, 11:00 AM ET
See spectacular views of the Earth at night in 2012 as seen by NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite.
26 December 2012, 02:22 PM ET
Landsat 5 will be decommissioned after documenting the changing face of our planet since 1984.
12 December 2012, 04:37 PM ET
An auspicious day to some, an ordinary one to others.
10 December 2012, 05:05 PM ET
Improvements help space telescope detect more terrestrial gamma-ray flashes.
10 December 2012, 02:14 PM ET
See what the world looks like at night — from space.
05 December 2012, 04:07 PM ET
See what the world looks like at night — from space.
30 November 2012, 03:52 PM ET
The camera revealed a never-seen-before phenomenon.
29 November 2012, 05:50 PM ET
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, yet still has shadowy secrets.
26 November 2012, 03:53 PM ET
This Envisat image shows the island of Elba off Italy’s north western coast in this stunning space wallpaper.
26 November 2012, 03:20 PM ET
Snow-covered Karymsky volcano's ash plume spied from space.
26 November 2012, 12:28 PM ET
Ambient noise generated by the planet sheds light on its inner layers.
21 November 2012, 04:30 PM ET
Fluffy bands of clouds march across Hudson Bay.
20 November 2012, 04:51 PM ET
The map helps to measure sea level rise and ocean circulation.
19 November 2012, 09:42 PM ET
The Tibesti Mountains, located mostly in Chad with the northern slopes extending into Libya, are captured in this amazing space wallpaper, acquired on March 4, 2012 by Envisat’s MERIS instrument.
19 November 2012, 12:08 PM ET
Volcanoes cast shadows as one releases plume of steam and ash.
10 November 2012, 06:58 PM ET
Covering part of the Eastern Mediterranean in this cool space wallpaper is this Envisat image, which is dominated by the island of Cyprus. The capital and largest city, Nicosia, is located near the centre of the image.
02 November 2012, 04:39 PM ET
The superstorm’s residual clouds hung over the Northeast and Canada on Friday.
29 October 2012, 12:52 PM ET
The private cargo capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean after a resupply mission to the International Space Station on October 28th, 2012.