Earth Observatory images

A few NASA Earth Observatory images from the past few months:

Mataiva Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, South Pacific Ocean, August 30, 2010

Credit: ISS Expedition 24 Crew

This image makes a great desktop background. The full-resolution image doesn’t have labels.

The Water Planet, October 2, 2010


Arthur C. Clarke once remarked, “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”

Susitna Glacier, Alaska, October 20, 2010

Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Note the complex ice deformation along much of the length of glacier. Most of the lower portion of the glacier is completely covered by debris.

Strong Extratropical Cyclone Over the US Midwest, October 29, 2010

Credit: NASA GOES Project Science Office

This low pressure system brought severe weather to much of the central U.S., and set a record low atmospheric pressure for a non-hurricane storm in the U.S.

Matusevich Glacier, Antarctica, November 7, 2010

Credit: NASA EO-1 team

Nile River Delta at Night, November 8, 2010

Credit: ISS Expedition 25 Crew

Grace and Peace

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