NASA's Wondrous Views of Earth

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In this incredible image taken from the International Space Station, we see the underside of the Space Shuttle just after the spacecraft completed its post-undocking relative separation on April 17, 2010.

 

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On June 12, 2009, the International Space Station happened to be flying over Sarychev volcano on Russia's Kuril Islands, just as it began to erupt.

 

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In this photograph, an incredible cumulonimbus cloud soars above Africa.

 

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This photograph was taken on March 29, 2011 as Operation IceBridge flew near the canyons and glaciers of northwest Greenland.

 

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This is Alaska's Susitna Glacier, featuring ice formations that flow downhill. This image was taken
with the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) aboard NASA's Tera satellite on August 27, 2009.

 

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Seen here, the Cleveland Volcano in Alaska erupts on May 23, 2006.
The photo was taken by astronaut Jeff Williams from the International Space Station.

 

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This beautiful image shows Lake Nasser, in Egypt.
The photo was taken from the International Space Station in January, 2005

 

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This stunning image shows Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.
The photo was taken in 2002 from the International Space Station
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This is the Rub' Al Khali desert, one of the largest sand deserts on the planet. It spans most of the lower third of the Arabian Peninsula, including parts of Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates

 

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This image of Manhattan on September 11, 2011, shows the effects of the terrorist attacks on New York. The image was taken from the International Space Station.

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