Our Magnificent Planet

Earth At Night

Source: NASA

From NASA: “Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before.”

An Other Worldly Look At New Zealand

Upgrading International Space Station

Source: Crack Two, http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/07/history-of-space-shuttle.html

From NASA: Never has collaboration for a common goal looked so cool. With New Zealand in the background, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction continues on the International Space Station on December 12, 2006.

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