05 Feb '12, 11pm

Majorca, Spain [image] #NASA

The Balearic Islands are an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea to the southwest of Spain. Catalan—the native tongue—and Spanish are the official languages. The islands are an autonomous community and province of Spain, located about midway between the southeastern coastline of Spain and the northern coastline of Algeria. This astronaut photograph from the International Space Station highlights the large island of Majorca (also known as Mallorca in Spanish), on which the provincial capital of Palma is located. Like the other Balearic Islands, Majorca is a popular holiday destination for Europeans, with tourism forming a major part of the island’s economy. The 5,400 square kilometer (2,100 square mile) island offers many recreational opportunities, with mountainous regions along the northwest coastline and eastern third. The central region of Majorca includes agric...

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The Balearic Islands are an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea to the southwest of Spain. Catalan—the native ton...

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The Balearic Islands are an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea to the southwest of Spain. Catalan—the native ton...

Rhodes, Greece : Image of the Day #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Feb '12, 3pm

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Rhodes, Greece [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Feb '12, 11pm

Rhodes (also Rodos) is the biggest island in the Greek Dodecanese chain, which lies in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes...

Rhodes, Greece : Image of the Day

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Feb '12, 11pm

Rhodes (also Rodos) is the biggest island in the Greek Dodecanese chain, which lies in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes...

Rhodes, Greece: High-resolution images such as ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Feb '12, 11pm

Rhodes (also Rodos) is the biggest island in the Greek Dodecanese chain, which lies in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes...

Earth, Behind the Scenes [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Feb '12, 11pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Feb '12, 11pm

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Southeastern USA at Night [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Feb '12, 11pm

The southern United States is known for its distinctive cultural and historical identity within the country, including dis...

Guam [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Feb '12, 11pm

Guam has two seasons: wet (June to December) and dry (January to June), and ALI acquired this image during the transition ...

The Eddy and the Plankton [image] #NASA

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

The ocean has storms and weather that rival the size and scale of tropical cyclones. But rather than destruction, these st...