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91%VideoJul 2012

Views from the ISS at night

(3:50) Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station.


90%AnimationJan 2008

Planets shown in scale and size to each other

Beginning with Mercury, going beyond the Sun to distant W Cephei


90%AnimationFeb 2011

What if other planets orbited our world at the same distance as the moon?

(1:18) Big is relative and as humans beings on Earth, the planet itself is about the biggest thing we are ever likely to encounter. Leave the planet and Earth starts looking very small. And this is just compared to other planets in our own solar system.


90%AnimationJun 2012

The Sun and our dynamic Earth

(4:27) The Earth's magnetic field, with the snow, ice and clouds that cover the planet, deflect and reflect much of the sun's energy that continually bombards us, leaving just enough energy to power our climate.

90%VideoAug 2012

Oceans, a driving force for weather and climate

(6:01) The oceans are essential to life on Earth. This NASA produced animation helps to convey the importance of Earth's oceanic processes as one component of Earth's interrelated systems.

90%VideoJan 2016

How do we know the age of the Earth?

(9:58) Geologist James Powell explains modern dating methods.


90%PictureMar 2006

Pretty planet

The greatest show on earth


90%VideoNov 2017

Search for earliest life

(5:36) Over 4 billion years ago, the Earth's crust was still cooling and the oceans were only beginning to form.

89%PictureAug 2008

Italy by night

View taken from the space shuttle


89%VideoAug 2009

650 million years time lapsed (1:20 minutes)

Plate tectonics from the past to the future