14 Oct '11, 10pm

NASA Earth Observato Operation IceBridge Returns to Antarctica: The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite ca...

For the third consecutive October, NASA research aircraft are flying over Antarctica in search of clues about the health and dynamics of the frozen continent's massive ice sheets and shelves. Part of the NASA-funded IceBridge mission, planes carry instruments to measure the thickness of snow and ice, as well as the shape of the land and seafloor beneath the ice. On October 5, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this clear view of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Larsen Ice Shelf, and the sea ice covered waters around the region. The Peninsula stands out as the raised terrain amidst the ice from the lower left to upper middle of the image. Ninety-eight percent of Antarctica is covered in ice. The Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost tip of the continent, is essentially a mountain range mostly covered by that ice. In...

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New view of the Antarctic Peninsula from our Aq...

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For the third consecutive October, NASA research aircraft are flying over Antarctica in search of clues about the health a...

Operation Use It Up:

Operation Use It Up:

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Here are the products that I've used up this month so far. 1. Cosme Decorte Essence Makeup Remover: This biphase makeup re...

Discovering America [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Oct '11, 10pm

For the past week, we have celebrated the discovery and exploration of our planet. Every October, Earth Science Week provi...

NASA Earth Observato Discovering America: San S...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Oct '11, 10pm

For the past week, we have celebrated the discovery and exploration of our planet. Every October, Earth Science Week provi...

Gemasolar Achieves 24-Hour Operation

Gemasolar Achieves 24-Hour Operation

renewableenergyworld.com 14 Oct '11, 4pm

With its 19.9 MW of rated power, the Gemasolar plant reached peak production levels of more than 350 MWh in 24 hours of un...

Sea Ice and Icebergs off East Antarctica [image...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Oct '11, 10pm

Though it is all composed of frozen water, ice is hardly uniform. On October 7, 2011, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NA...

Discovering America: San Salvador island in the...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Oct '11, 10pm

For the past week, we have celebrated the discovery and exploration of our planet. Every October, Earth Science Week provi...

NASA Earth Observato Sea Ice and Icebergs off E...

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Sea Ice and Icebergs off East Antarctica: Acqui...

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Parinacota Volcano, South America [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Oct '11, 10pm

Volcan Parinacota (“flamingo lake” in the Aymara language) is a potentially active stratovolcano located on the Altiplano,...

A weird Antarctic expanse of shattered sea ice,...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Oct '11, 10pm

Though it is all composed of frozen water, ice is hardly uniform. On October 7, 2011, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NA...

Toxic Algae Bloom in Lake Erie [image] #NASA

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

The green scum shown in this image is the worst algae bloom Lake Erie has experienced in decades. Such blooms were common ...

Mission Manager Roger Hunter takes the stage an...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Oct '11, 9pm

Science writers and producers from across NASA recently sponsored an Earth Day video contest for the public. The theme was...