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Britain’s big freeze (picture from space)

Snow covers the entire island of Great Britain on January 7, 2010, in this image captured by NASA’s Terra satellite passing from the east to the west coast overhead. “The cities of Manchester, Birmingham, and London form ghostly gray shapes against the white land surface. Immediately east of London, clouds swirl over the island, casting…

Pearl Harbor photographed by digital camera from Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released this space picture of Pearl Harbor this week, on the 68th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Naval base in the harbor by military forces of Japan. The attack caused the U.S. to enter World War II.   The photo was made by an astronaut on…

Space Junk Pictures Show Swarm of Objects Around Earth

These NASA images represent all man-made objects, both functioning and useful objects and debris, currently being tracked by the U.S. Space Surveillance Network. NASA illustrations courtesy Orbital Debris Program Office. Caption by Holli Riebeek The images were made from models used to track debris in Earth orbit, NASA said in a caption accompanying the release…

Russia’s Arctic Park Imaged from Space

This satellite image of Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago in Russia’s Arctic, launches a new ad hoc series on this blog I will call Earth from Space. Look out for regular updates for unusual, beautiful, educational, newsworthy images released by public and commercial space agencies. I will be looking particularly for images that highlight the special…