Category: Earth

This artist’s illustration shows a giant…

This artist’s illustration shows a giant cloud of hydrogen streaming off a warm, Neptune-sized planet just 97 light-years from Earth. The exoplanet is tiny compared to its star, a red dwarf named GJ 3470. The star’s intense radiation is heating the hydrogen in the planet’s upper atmosphere to a point where it escapes into space. 


Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Player (STScI)

The Earth at Night (desktop/laptop)Click the …

The Earth at Night (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution

mapsontheweb:

mapsontheweb:

In 2003 Adam Nieman created this image, illustrating the volume of the world’s oceans and atmosphere (if the air were all at sea-level density) by rendering them as spheres sitting next to the Earth instead of spread out over its surface

A view of Earth from ISS (desktop/laptop)Clic…

A view of Earth from ISS (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution

The Earth and Moon (desktop/laptop)Click the …

The Earth and Moon (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution

Caribbean Sea Viewed From the International Sp…

Caribbean Sea Viewed From the International Space Station (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution

Korean Peninsula Seen From Space Station (des…

Korean Peninsula Seen From Space Station (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution

Iberian Peninsula at Night (desktop/laptop)Cl…

Iberian Peninsula at Night (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution

The U.S. Gulf Coast at Night (desktop/laptop)…

The U.S. Gulf Coast at Night (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution

The ISS floating above the Aurora Borealis (d…

The ISS floating above the Aurora Borealis (desktop/laptop)

Click the image to download the correct size for your desktop or laptop in high resolution