Image of the Day A lenticular cloud hovers above pressure ridges in the sea ice near Mount Discovery in Antarctica.
South Africa as seen from the International Space Station on May 9, 2013. (Image: NASA) In one way or another, by now you’ve probably heard today’s news: Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95 That’s how the New York Times elegantly summed it up in its headline on Mandela’s obituary.
Image of the Day The view from Mather Point at sunrise in Grand Canyon National Park on Nov. 29, 2013.
Mushroom clouds blossom over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right) from atom bombs dropped by the United States on August 6 and 9, 1945.
Image of the Day: An animation of satellite images centered on the New River of West Virginia shows the transition of the seasons.
Comet ISON is seen rounding the Sun in this animation of 96 images captured by the STEREO-B spacecraft between November 28 and 29.
Long live ISON! Comet Ison streaks toward the sun and emerges from its encounter as not much more than a ball of dust.
Two views of Comet Ison from NASA’s SOHO spacecraft show the comet is fading dramatically. (Source: ESA/NASA, annotations by Karl Battams) | Update 10 a.m.
Satellite image of the Colorado Plateau acquired on Nov. 26th, 2013. (Source: NASA) Snow blankets the higher terrain at the heart of the 130,000 square-mile Colorado Plateau in this image captured by NASA’s Terra satellite yesterday.
As Comet ISON has moved into the field of view of NASA’s SOHO spacecraft, the sun has let loose a coronal mass ejection, or CME.
NASA’s Terra Satellite captured this false color composite view of the United States on Saturday, Nov.
An animation from NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft shows Comet ISON entering its field of view on Nov. 21, 2013.
A NASA computer model produced this high resolution simulation of global winds. (Source: William Putman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) This beautiful visualization simulates global wind patterns, including jet streams in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, as well as individual tropical cyclones.
The first image of Earth from India’s Mars Orbiter Mission. (Source: ISRO) You’ve probably heard of NASA’s Maven mission to Mars, which launched two days ago.
An animation of satellite images show the Philippine city of Tacloban before and after Super Typhoon swept through.
False-color image of the Himalayan mountain front acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite on Nov. 15, 2013.
A major iceberg cracked off the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica between Nov. 9 and 11, 2013. (Source: NASA Earth Observatory) It has been anticipated since October, and now a large iceberg has finally split away from the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.
Cloud spirals called Von Karmon Vortices form south of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off Africa, as seen in this image from NASA’s Aqua satellite captured on Nov.
Well pads in Carbon County, Utah, as seen from a commercial airliner in June, 2013. Shot on my iPhone and processed to heighten contrast and definition.
Aerial photo of the devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippine city of Tacloban. The photo was taken by a crew member on an Armed Forces of the Philippines aircraft flying over the city.