12 May '12, 10pm

Changes in Canberra [image] #NASA

Changes in Canberra [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images In September 2008, Australia’s capital city of Canberra was parched. Situated in southeastern New South Wales, Canberra had experienced high temperatures and paltry rains, part of a prolonged drought nicknamed the Big Dry. Yet within two years, the landscape was transformed. The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite acquired the top image on September 24, 2008, and the bottom image on October 19, 2010. These natural-color images show the stark difference that rainfall makes. In 2008, the Murrumbidgee River Valley, the Fairbairn Pine Plantation, and the well-watered Federal Golf Club appear as islands of green in a sea of brown. Two years later, vegetation fairly carpets the area. The Big Dry began around 1997 and, by some estimates, lasted until 2011. In September 2008, Canberra was still deep in drought, and severe dust storms p...

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Horseplay that changes lives

todayonline.com 12 May '12, 9pm

They were among the most notorious in their school - wont to play truant, hurl vulgarities at teachers and hide small weap...

Bloomin' Black Sea [image] #NASA

Bloomin' Black Sea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 May '12, 1pm

Enriched by nutrients carried in by the Danube, Dnieper, Dniester, Don and other rivers, the waters of the Black Sea are f...

8 Changes to Google+ That Can Affect Your Marke...

networksolutions.com 10 May '12, 1pm

Just like any social network, Google+ is always changing its features and improving its user experience. Unfortunately for...

Ouarkziz Impact Crater, Algeria [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 06 May '12, 10pm

The Ouarkziz Impact Crater is located in northwestern Algeria, close to the border with Morocco. The crater was formed by ...

Nasa image of 'UFO' near the sun reignites deba...

straitstimes.com 14 May '12, 11am

A YouTube video purportedly showing an unidentified flying object (UFO) near the Sun has re-ignited the decades-old debate...

Activity at Popocatépetl [image] #NASA

Activity at Popocatépetl [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 May '12, 1pm

During the first week of May 2012, Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano maintained a high level of activity. Nearby seismographs ...

Sea Ice in Alaska's Bristol Bay [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 May '12, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Over the winter of 2011–2012, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean was slightl...

Startling facts on female body image!

feelgoodstyle.com 11 May '12, 8pm

Body image is an ever-present topic of conversation here on this site and in life . The pressure to be thin, look younger,...

Satellite view of how much Alaska's Columbia Glacier has retreated in 25 years (from Landsat 5).

Satellite view of how much Alaska's Columbia Gl...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 May '12, 7am

View Image Comparison View Both Images The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 3,050 meters (10,000 feet) above se...