Astronauts take photographs of the Earth for many reasons: science, weather, politics, geography, or simply for their own interest. Satellites and space stations also take automatic photographs as they orbit.
Images taken by orbitting satellites show geographical features in unexpected ways. Some can be downloaded as screensavers.
A photograph made from several views of the whole world, showing city lights and areas of greater population. From NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day series.
A collection of photographs taken from various spacecraft, as well as captions, and quotations from the astronauts.
Features the latest news on missions and satellites of the European Space Agency, with images and animations from previous journeys.
A searchable collection of pictures taken from 1961 to the present, with captions and background information.
Features realistic earth views rendered with POV-Ray using free satellite data.
A searchable collection of NASA photographs and animations, grouped according to location, land use and environmental issues.
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