Porpoise Bay, Antarctica

Porpoise Bay, Antarctica

The incredibly smooth surface of the sea ice indicates that it is topped with ample snow—possibly as much as tens of meters—which also drifted onto the berg’s left side. “That […]

Terkezi Oasis, Chad

Terkezi Oasis, Chad

A series of rocky outcroppings are a prominent feature of this Sahara Desert landscape near the Terkezi Oasis in the country of Chad. This image was acquired by Landsat 7 on […]

Pyrocumulonimbus

Pyrocumulonimbus

On August 8, 2019, a team of atmospheric scientists got an exceedingly rare look at these clouds as they were forming. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory passed directly through a large […]

Cloudy Sulawesi, Indonesia

Cloudy Sulawesi, Indonesia

The International Space Station was crossing over the equator when an astronaut looked east and took this photograph just after sunrise. The strip of land outlined by morning sunglint is the northern […]

Valles Marineris, Mars

Mars

Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective, a view similar to that which one would see from a spacecraft. The distance is 2500 kilometers from […]