15 Oct '11, 10pm

NASA Earth Observato Discovering America: San Salvador island in the Bahamas and Baffin Island in Arctic Canada

For the past week, we have celebrated the discovery and exploration of our planet. Every October, Earth Science Week provides an opportunity to share wonder and curiosity about our planet. This week, NASA and other agencies also rekindled the spirit of exploration with a series of research flights to distant Antarctica. And of course, the week brought the annual celebrations of the first European discoverers of America. October 9 is Leif Erikson Day, honoring the Viking (or Norse) explorer who sailed his crew to the first recorded landing of Europeans in North America around the year 1000. There is some evidence that a merchant named Bjarni Herjólfsson may have spotted North American lands around 985, after being blown off course on a voyage from Iceland to Greenland. Herjólfsson supposedly inspired Erikson with his account, provoking him to sail west from Greenland in sea...

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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...

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...

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,...

Parinacota Volcano, South America: Volcan Parin...

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

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

Operation IceBridge Returns to Antarctica [imag...

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

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

NASA Earth Observato Operation IceBridge Return...

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

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

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

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Oct '11, 1pm

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

Is President Obama planning to use a fake assassination plot as excuse to invade Iran?

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WASHINGTON, Oct 12, 2011 (IPS) - U.S. Justice Department charges that elements of Iran's government were behind a foiled p...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Oct '11, 11am

Off the coast of Greenland lies an island resembling a bony claw. Long connected to Greenland’s coast by ice, the island e...

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Gonna sleep now! Lunching here later in the day...

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treehugger.com 14 Oct '11, 4am

Beginning last July, officials from Alaska's Department of Wildlife Management began receiving reports of ringed seals sho...

On Our Radar: Floods in Central America: In El ...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 17 Oct '11, 2pm

Associated Press A Pan-American Highway bridge destroyed by floodwaters in Ateos, El Salvador. Floods and landslides resul...

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 ...