13 Aug '11, 10pm

NASA Earth Observato Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays, Northern Siberia: Acquired June 15, 2009, this natura...

Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays lie along the northern Siberian coast, southeast of the Lyakhov Islands. The northerly location almost guarantees ice in the adjacent East Siberian Sea, and permafrost blankets the land around the bays. The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured this natural-color image on June 15, 2009, when ice lingered on the sea surface and on some inland water bodies. The land around the bays is dotted with thermokarst lakes, which result from water released by thawing permafrost. Lacking drainage, the melt water accumulates, forming small lakes. Although far too cold for a pleasant dip, the water in these lakes is generally warm compared to the surrounding frozen ground. Because the beds of thermokarst lakes rarely freeze, they warm the ground underneath, generally keeping it from freezing. Known as talik, this unfrozen ground is softer ...

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Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays, Northern Sib...

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

Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays lie along the northern Siberian coast, southeast of the Lyakhov Islands. The northerly l...

Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays, Northern Sib...

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

Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays lie along the northern Siberian coast, southeast of the Lyakhov Islands. The northerly l...

Island of Crete, Greece [image] #NASA

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

In classical Greek mythology, the island of Crete was home to King Minos and the terrible Minotaur, a beast that was half ...

Cakaulevu Reef, Fiji [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Aug '11, 10pm

Surrounded by the warm waters of the South Pacific, the Fiji Islands are often cloaked in clouds when the Aqua or Terra sa...

NASA Earth Observato Island of Crete, Greece: C...

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See the island of Crete, Greece, from the Inter...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Aug '11, 12am

In classical Greek mythology, the island of Crete was home to King Minos and the terrible Minotaur, a beast that was half ...