Sunday, April 24, 2011

Earth Day, 2011

This year for Earth Day (which was on Friday), NASA posted some wonderful photos of the earth from space, some from the international space station, others from satellites. Here are some I found the most interesting.

Morenci open-pit copper mine in Arizona

Smoke rising from the destroyed World Trade Center in New York City on 9/11/01

Earthrise from the Moon

Antarctica and southern Africa

Earth and Moon together from the Galileo spacecraft from about 3.9 million miles away

Mount Everest from the space station

Mayon volcano, Phillipines

Siberia's Lena Delta

Three storms in the Atlantic

Nile Delta at night - notice that all the lights are along the delta and the Nile, not elsewhere in Egypt

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