02 Dec '11, 11pm

Jakobshavn Glacier [image] #NASA

Jakobshavn Glacier [image] #NASA

Under the lens of a microscope or a telescope, familiar objects can appear alien because the lines of the familiar resolve into otherwise unseen detail. Such is the case in this extremely high-resolution view of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier. Glaciers are rivers of ice, with have long sweeping lines that define the direction of flow. In this detailed view, however, the glacier surface is far more complex, with wave-like patterns laid over the long flow lines. Dark melt water ponds and water-carved crevasses dot the surface. WorldView-2, a commercial satellite run by DigitalGlobe, acquired this image on July 16, 2011. Shown in black and white, the Jakobshavn Glacier is the darker gray surface on the right side of the image. The glacier has two tributaries, the primary southern branch and a secondary northern branch. As early as a decade ago, the two branches joined into a ...

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Eastern Namibia Sand Dunes [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Dec '11, 11pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Dec '11, 11pm

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Oulu, Finland [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Nov '11, 11pm

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First Global Image from VIIRS [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Dec '11, 11pm

From its vantage 824 kilometers (512 miles) above Earth, the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NPOES...

Chilean Glacier Recedes Half-Mile in Just One Year

Chilean Glacier Recedes Half-Mile in Just One Year

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Salar de Atacama, Chile [image] #NASA

Salar de Atacama, Chile [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Nov '11, 11pm

Chile’s Atacama Desert may be the driest place on Earth. Large stretches of the Atacama have gone without moisture for as ...

Eastern Namibia Sand Dunes

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Dec '11, 11pm

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The Namib Desert may be the best-known desert in Namibia, but it is not the only one. Eastern Namibia is also dry, though ...

Bushfires in Southwestern Australia [image] #NASA

Bushfires in Southwestern Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Dec '11, 11am

On November 23, 2011, a fast-moving wildfire devastated two communities in southwestern Australia. The fire started when h...

A Century at the South Pole [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Dec '11, 11pm

On the morning of December 14 the weather was of the finest, just as if it had been made for arriving at the Pole. I am no...

Snowfall on the Selenga River Delta, Russia [im...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Nov '11, 11pm

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