DISAPPEARING DROUGHT According to a report from NASA’s Earth Observatory… At the end of April 2017, just 6 percent of the United States was afflicted by drought, the lowest level in 17 years of analysis by the U.S. Drought Monitor. That’s a substantial turnaround from a few years ago, when long and short term droughts spread across much of the…

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The Earth

The Earth: 4K Extended Edition NASA Johnson Can’t get enough of Earth? Then this is for you: an extended playback of Ultra High Definition views of Planet Earth, captured by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams during his mission on the International Space Station in 2016. You’ll see the French Riviera and the Sahara Desert, cross North America from Texas all the…

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A Celebration of Clouds

A Celebration of Clouds NASAEarthObservatory Clouds can be a nuisance when scientists are trying to observe features on Earth’s surface. But at other times, clouds are exactly what they want to see. These images highlight some of the more unusual and beautiful clouds observed in recent years from space. Read the full feature:

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