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With massive man-made structures and giant natural wonders, there’s plenty of spectacular sights that can be seen from the space stations orbiting the Earth. Earth at Night, NASA's new 200-page ebook, is now available online and includes more than 150 images of our planet in darkness as captured from space by Earth-observing satellites and astronauts on the International Space Station over the past 25 years. The U.S. city of Los Angeles shines bright in this nighttime photo taken by astronaut Ron Garan from the International Space Station on April 17, 2011 during the Expedition 27 mission. How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state, Irrigation in India found to be increasing heat stress on people living there, Invading mole rats found to kidnap pups from conquered colonies, The experimental demonstration of entanglement between mechanical and spin systems, Tailoring nanocomposite interfaces with graphene to achieve high strength and toughness, Our Beautiful Universe - Photos and Videos. NY 10036. NASA brings together technology, science, and unique global Earth observations to provide societal benefits and strengthen our nation. Earth at night 02:29.
The elusive sliver of light from a shadowed Earth is one of space tourist Guy Laliberte's most prized photos among those he took from the International Space Station in 2009. Meet the zeptosecond, the shortest unit of time ever measured. Along with the photos of Earth, the book also contains information on how and why scientists have observed Earth's nightlights and how these observations help us understand our changing planet. Visit our corporate site.
This image was released Feb. 10, 2014. The images reveal how human activity and natural phenomena light up the darkness around the world, depicting the intricate structure of cities, wildfires and volcanoes raging, auroras dancing across the polar skies, moonlight reflecting off snow and deserts, and other dramatic earthly scenes.
Artificial structures visible from Earth orbit without magnification include highways, dams, and cities. "Earth at Night explores the brilliance of our planet when it is in darkness," wrote Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, in the book's foreword. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Dawn breaks over California in the United States April 17, 2011 in this photo by NASA astronaut Ron Garan from the International Space Station. 5 ways families can enjoy astronomy during the pandemic, Artificial intelligence helps classify new craters on Mars. © Earth has many stories to tell, even in the dark of night. You will receive a verification email shortly. A bright planet is also visible. With hardware from the Earth-orbiting International Space Station appearing in the near foreground, a night time European panorama reveals city lights from Belgium and the Netherlands at bottom center. For the latest election news, analysis and live updates on Bihar Elections 2020, log on to NDTV.com/elections.