20 Jul '11, 10pm

Sun Rising on the Final Shuttle Mission [image] #NASA

Sun Rising on the Final Shuttle Mission [image] #NASA

Silhouetted against the Earth, Atlantis flies into the rising Sun in this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station on July 19, 2011. On July 20, the shuttle undocked from the station for the final time and began preparations to return home. During their 13 days in space, the shuttle astronauts supplied the International Space Station with a new logistics module, tested tools, technologies, and techniques to refuel satellites in space, and collected old equipment from the space station. Atlantis is scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center at 5:56 a.m. local time on July 21, concluding NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program. In addition to the science the shuttle and earlier programs enabled, human space flight has given us a unique view of planet Earth, which includes the now iconic spectacle of Earth rising over the Moon taken during the first lun...

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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...

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...

Here Comes the Sun, There Goes the Cat

Here Comes the Sun, There Goes the Cat

cleantechnica.com 19 Jul '11, 10pm

We spend untold billions of dollars, and human eons of time trying to produce what this predictable old sun scatters with ...

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...

@MoDNR: NASA image of the #MoRiver fr July 18, ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 1am

In late July 2011, the Missouri River remained flooded along the eastern borders of Nebraska and Kansas, and flooding exte...

10 Incredible Images of the Sun!

10 Incredible Images of the Sun!

mnn.com 25 Jul '11, 3am

I'm going to go ahead and make the assumption that it's because they don't get very close to the moon. For starters, the s...

July Snow in the Uintas Mountains, Utah [image] #NASA

July Snow in the Uintas Mountains, Utah [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 10pm

By July in a typical year, the snow that covers the slopes of the Rocky Mountains has given way to grasses and wildflowers...

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...

Comet Atlantis [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Jul '11, 10pm

Like a comet streaking across the atmosphere, the Space Shuttle Atlantis left space for the final time on July 21, 2011, d...

Inside the Military's Green Energy Mission

Inside the Military's Green Energy Mission

greenbiz.com 23 Jul '11, 2pm

Editor's Note: This is the latest episode of Energy NOW! , A video program dedicated to energy and environmental issues. Y...

@NASA shows that U.S. is indeed getting HOTTER #climatechange #globalwarming

@NASA shows that U.S. is indeed getting HOTTER ...

news.mongabay.com 23 Jul '11, 3am

Climate change to push over 10 percent of the world's species to extinction by 2100 (07/11/2011) Scientists have predicted...

Final Space Mission to Recycle Urine Into Water

Final Space Mission to Recycle Urine Into Water

earth911.com 08 Jul '11, 7pm

NASA’s final space shuttle mission will experiment with recycling urine into drinkable water using no outside power source...