Tag: earth

Dec 11, 2013

This Image Really Puts the Size of Antarctica Into Perspective

This Image Really Puts the Size of Antarctica Into Perspective

Image by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Seen above is a view of the Earth on September 21, 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible. The composite image shows the sea ice on September 21, 2005, the date at which the sea ice was at its minimum extent in the northern hemisphere. The colour of…

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Nov 14, 2013

Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth All in One Photo

Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth All in One Photo

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI For a sense of scale, the image above sweeps nearly 405,000 miles (651,784 km) across Saturn and its inner rings. It’s the first image ever taken that shows Saturn, its moons and rings, Venus, Mars and Earth all at once. Unveiled on Tuesday, the natural-color, panoramic mosaic taken by NASA’s Cassini…

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Oct 23, 2013

18 Striking Images from Space Show Earth’s Rich Tapestry

18 Striking Images from Space Show Earth’s Rich Tapestry

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. An international organisation with 20 Member States, the ESA in its current form was created in 1975. Since then they have shared amazing research and images for the world to learn from. With almost 12,000 high-resolution images available through their website, their extensive archive…

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Jul 16, 2013

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface. They are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused…

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