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Watching Earth Breathe Is Very Soothing

Video: NASA recently released a two-minute video that shows an average year of plant life on Earth. Jason Kottke calls it “The Breathing Earth,” and he’s right. It’s undeniably beautiful to see our little blue marble bloom with life and exhale as the sun retreats.

Scott Kelly Reveals The Raw Beauty Of The Sahara From Space

Image Cache: Scott Kelly must be feeling pretty chipper about breaking the U.S. spaceflight record last week, because the social media-friendly astronaut has been even busier than usual on Twitter, posting one jaw-dropping image of the Sahara after another.

This Photo Of An Aeroplane Flying Over The Bahamas Was Shot From The ISS 

Earlier this week, NASA’s Earth Observatory shared a beautiful photo of the Bahamas. While the landscape is majestic and all, PetaPixel points out that the coolest thing about the photo wasn’t immediately evident.

Voyager's Iconic Shot Of Earth And Moon Shows How Far Space Photography Has Come

Today marks the anniversary when NASA’s Voyager 1 captured both the Earth and its Moon in a single frame. For the first time, we perfectly captured the two celestial bodies we call home.

Artists Turn Tectonic Activity Into Stunning Data Visualisations

We usually use words like “immensely powerful” and “destructive” to describe Earth’s tectonic forces. But to artist Ken Goldberg of the University of California, Berkeley, even the most violent agents on Earth have an inner beauty.

Watch The Moon Cross The Face Of The Earth In This Incredible Video

Video: Here’s an absolutely stunning video that shows our moon fly by and cross the face of our Earth. The detail is incredible, the size difference is dramatic, and it’s just lovely to see the phenomenon happen from outside Earth. We see the moon streak the sky every night, this is what it looks like from space.

Stunning Full Colour HD Video From The ISS Shows Life On Earth In Motion

This video is taken from space. And yet we can see so much detail on Earth that it’s almost unbelievable. Cars are driving on roads and buildings are moving throughout the day and boats are crawling through rivers, remember this isn’t your run of the mill drone footage, this is all taken from an ultra-HD camera mounted on the ISS.

Planetary Scientists Are Officially Done Finding Craters On Earth

Science is meant to be an unceasing, always-sceptical search for knowledge, so it’s not often that scientists can call it a day, declare a problem all scienced out, and move on. But that’s exactly what the team counting asteroid craters on Earth are doing.

30 June Gets A Leap Second Because Earth's Rotation Is Slowing Down

If you’re the sort of person who lives by the motto that every second counts, next week, you get to put your money where your mouth is. That’s because, as we first learned back in January, we’re all being gifted a leap second on 30 June.

Night-Shining Clouds Are The Craziest, Most Beautiful Phenomenon

Clouds are not usually the most enthralling part of nature. But in the late spring and summer, weather conditions conspire to create noctilucent or ‘night-shining’ clouds, high-altitude clouds that glow with an electric-blue hue long after the Sun has set.

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