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Churning in the Chukchi Sea The waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with colorful swirls of phytoplankton. University Of Victoria, Environmental Change, Nasa Images, School Painting, Water Pictures, Ocean Colors, Image Of The Day, Geology, Climate Change

Churning in the Chukchi Sea

The waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with colorful swirls of phytoplankton.

The Galapagos Archipelago. With Isabela and Fernandina Islands. Name after the King and Queen of Castile and Leon

The Galapagos Archipelago

Charles Darwin’s book, The Voyage of the Beagle, cast a spotlight on the Galapagos, which he called “a little world within itself.”

Fiery South Atlantic Sunset An astronaut aboard the International Space Station photographed a sunset that looks like a vast sheet of flame. With Earth’s surface already in darkness, the setting

Fiery South Atlantic Sunset

Thin layers of lighter and darker blues reveal the many layers of the atmosphere.

Canadian Waters Teem with Phytoplankton In late August the waters off British Columbia, Canada, turned green. “Certainly unusual,” was how Jim Gower of Fisheries and Oceans Canada described it. The Blue Planet, Aerial Images, Image Of The Day, Earth From Space, Ecology, British Columbia, City Photo, River, Nature

Canadian Waters Teem with Phytoplankton

The Strait of Georgia turns milky green due to an “unprecedented” explosion of coccolithophores.

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An Unlikely Corner of New York

Despite the bay’s calm waters, constant reminders of the city break through.

Salt and wind have painted a colorful, swirling landscape in the highlands of central Chile.

Laguna del Negro Francisco

Salt and wind have painted a colorful, swirling landscape in the highlands of central Chile.

Picture of the day for December 08 2016 by Nasa An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a long lens to document what crews have termed one of the most spectacular features of the planet: the dunes of the Namib Sand Sea.

Linear Dunes, Namib Sand Sea

Dunes grow upon dunes in one of the most visually spectacular places on Earth, as least from an astronaut’s perspective.

In May a satellite watched the mountain violently erupt; satellites over the next forty years watched it recover.

Mount St. Helens

In May 1980, a satellite watched the mountain violently erupt; satellites over the next forty years watched it recover.

Dry, hot conditions in Colorado helped lead to the state’s third-largest wildfire in history.

Fires in a Dry, Hot Colorado Summer

Dry, hot conditions in Colorado helped lead to the state’s third-largest wildfire in history.

Underwater Volcanic Eruption Could Create Temporary Island (Photo)

Underwater Eruption Near Tongatapu

Satellites detected an eruption from a seamount near Tonga’s largest island.

The Curious Incident of Snow in The Netherlands : Image of the Day : NASA Earth Observatory

The Curious Incident of Snow in The Netherlands

A rare and somewhat obscure phenomenon visited the country.

PRIEST RIVER, Idaho (KBOI) An astronaut on the International Space Station captured a head-scratcher of a photo from space of a nature-looking checkerboard.NASA says the photo was taken just before sunset near Whitetail Butte along the Priest River in nor Best Pictures Ever, Cool Pictures, Cool Photos, Aliens, Images Of Desert, Astronauts In Space, Checkerboard Pattern, Before Sunset, Space Photos
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Checkerboarding in Northern Idaho

Lands along the Priest River show a human hand at work.

Bear Lake: "This bright blue lake with its tight swirl of a light-toned sediment caught the eye of an astronaut on the International Space Station. Situated on the Idaho-Utah border Bear Lake is one of the bigger lakes in the Rocky Mountains." x [OS] Vacation Destinations, Vacation Trips, Family Vacations, Bear Lake Idaho, Nasa Images, Big Lake, World Images, Image Of The Day, Road Trip Usa
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Bear Lake

Situated on the Idaho-Utah border, it is one of the bigger lakes in the Rocky Mountains.

Tenerife, Canary Islands Detailed imagery can reveal components of the volcanism that helped shape Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. But the wide view paints a more robust picture.

Tenerife, Canary Islands

A sweeping view of Tenerife shows the island from summit to sea.

Two days of heavy rain led to catastrophic dam failures and major flooding in Midland County. State Of Michigan, Lake Michigan, National Weather, Dramatic Effect, Lake Water, Small Ponds, The Washington Post, Climate Change, City Photo
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Muddy Flooding in Michigan

Two days of heavy rain led to catastrophic dam failures and major flooding in Midland County.

Chile’s Salar de Atacama has the world’s largest reserve of lithium, which is a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries.  Lithium-rich brine is pumped to the surface and shunted through a network of canals to shallow evaporation ponds lined with plastic. Then the region’s relentlessly dry, sunny, and windy weather evaporates the brine and leaves behind deposits of lithium and other salts.

Chile’s Salar de Atacama has the world’s largest reserve of lithium, which is a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries. Lithium-rich brine is pumped to the surface and shunted through a network of canals to shallow evaporation ponds lined with plastic. Then the region’s relentlessly dry, sunny, and windy weather evaporates the brine and leaves behind deposits of lithium and other salts.