25 Jun '11, 10pm

Qinghai Cross Section [image] #NASA

China’s Qinghai Province is high, dry, and barely dotted by sparse vegetation. The rocks and fossils buried in this rugged landscape tell an intriguing story of an ancient collision that shaped the modern topography, climate, and plant life. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite took this picture on December 12, 2010. This image has been rotated, with north to the left. The northernmost part of the scene shows flat land, while to the south lies a tapestry of mountains and valleys, with some peaks capped with snow and ice. About 70 or 80 million years ago, most of the planet’s landmasses sat in roughly the same regions that they occupy today, but India was a glaring exception. Seventy million years ago, India lay south of the Equator. It was headed north, though, and by continental-drift standards, it was moving fast. Between 40 and 50 ...

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China’s Qinghai Province is high, dry, and barely dotted by sparse vegetation. The rocks and fossils buried in this rugged...

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China’s Qinghai Province is high, dry, and barely dotted by sparse vegetation. The rocks and fossils buried in this rugged...

Okavango Swamp, Botswana [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Jun '11, 10pm

This short focal-length astronaut photograph shows the entire Okavango “delta,” a swampland known in southern Africa as th...

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google.com.sg 28 Jun '11, 12pm

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Pressel donates $25000 to American Red Cross for Japan

Pressel donates $25000 to American Red Cross fo...

lpga.com 25 Jun '11, 2pm

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Morgan Pressel has a special place in her heart for Japan. Pressel, who has raised nearly $2 million thr...

nice view of the Okavango fluvial fan, or inlan...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Jun '11, 10pm

This short focal-length astronaut photograph shows the entire Okavango “delta,” a swampland known in southern Africa as th...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Jun '11, 10pm

The eruption at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continued in late June 2011, with lava and ash still pourin...

NASA Earth Observato Birthday Wishes for Shenan...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Jun '11, 10pm

On July 3, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood amidst the crowd in Big Meadows and officially dedicated Shenan...

Okavango Swamp, Botswana: The Okavango delta of...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Jun '11, 10pm

This short focal-length astronaut photograph shows the entire Okavango “delta,” a swampland known in southern Africa as th...

Osama bin Laden was worried about Al-Qaeda's image, proposed name change to improve its 'brand'.

Osama bin Laden was worried about Al-Qaeda's im...

straitstimes.com 25 Jun '11, 12am

Osama bin Laden (above) was so worried about Al-Qaeda's image that he proposed changing the group's name to try improve it...

Ice Island off Labrador [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Jul '11, 10pm

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island is now caught up in ocean ...

Nabro Volcano Before Eruption [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jun '11, 10pm

Until last weekend, the Nabro volcano in northeast Africa looked like it does in the image above. Then, on the night of Ju...

Farewell to Atlantis [image] #NASA

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

At 11:29 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 8, 2011, the Space Shuttle Atlantis lit its rockets and roared into space. Fou...