16 Jul '11, 10pm

Two Views of the Painted Desert [image] #NASA

In northern Arizona lies an expanse of arid, erosion-prone badlands made of multicolored mudstones and clays. This “Painted Desert” stretches from the Grand Canyon in the northwest to the Petrified Forest National Park in the southeast. On March 28, 2009, the Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured two views of the Painted Desert. These images have been rotated so that north is at right. The top natural-color image is similar to what our eyes would see from space. Earth tones predominate, ranging from beige to rust to dark brown. In the north (image right) lies Hopi Buttes, a constellation of ancient volcanic cones more resistant to erosion than their surroundings. Dark volcanic rocks line the slopes of these buttes. In the south (image left), the land cover is equally dark. The Thematic Mapper can sense parts of the light spectrum that our eyes cannot see. The...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jul '11, 10pm

In northern Arizona lies an expanse of arid, erosion-prone badlands made of multicolored mudstones and clays. This “Painte...

Poças no oceano (via @NASA)

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jul '11, 11pm

If you have never been north of the Arctic Circle, it is easy to imagine that the “ice cap” at the top of the world is a u...

Dust over Afghanistan [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Jul '11, 7pm

Dust blew over parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran in mid-July 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiomete...

Typhoon Ma-on: On July 15, 2011, the MODIS inst...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Jul '11, 10pm

In mid-July 2011, the eighth tropical storm of the Pacific storm season rapidly intensified and was officially declared Ty...

Ponds on the Ocean [image] #NASA

Ponds on the Ocean [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Jul '11, 10pm

If you have never been north of the Arctic Circle, it is easy to imagine that the “ice cap” at the top of the world is a u...

NASA image shows it snowing in driest place on earth ~ #Eco #climatechange #nasa #imagary #satellites #earth

NASA image shows it snowing in driest place on ...

news.mongabay.com 20 Jul '11, 1pm

Great Green Wall gets go ahead (02/28/2011) Spanning the entire continent of Africa, including 11 nations, the Great Green...

Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Jul '11, 7pm

In mid-July 2011, the eighth tropical storm of the Pacific storm season rapidly intensified and was officially declared Ty...

Final Hook-Up [image] #NASA

Final Hook-Up [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jul '11, 10pm

The summer of 2011 has been a time of nostalgia and blessings-counting for much of the NASA family. The final flight of th...

Google Upgrades Image Search: New Recent Image Filter & Old Filters Return

Google Upgrades Image Search: New Recent Image ...

searchengineland.com 14 Jul '11, 7pm

Google has recently been emphasizing current/fresh images in its image search product, and that effort continued today wit...

Rare Snow in Atacama Desert, Chile [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Jul '11, 10pm

Ordinarily, flashes of white rise from salt pans in South America’s Atacama Desert. But on July 7, 2011, when the Moderate...

Check it out, play along....win a prize! Where on Earth? #nasa #whereonearth

Check it out, play along....win a prize! Where ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Jul '11, 8am

Here is your chance to play geographical detective and win the MISR Mystery Image contest. Follow the clues below to figur...

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and Michigan [image] #...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 10 Jul '11, 10pm

The twin cities of Sault Ste Marie are located across the St. Mary’s River, which forms part of the international boundary...

NASA Earth Observato Typhoon Ma-on: Acquired Ju...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Jul '11, 9pm

On July 17, 2011, Typhoon Ma-on was located roughly 700 nautical miles (1,300 kilometers) south-southwest of Tokyo, and wa...