Natural phenomena

The Grand Canyon from Space Station

Grand Canyon from Space

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world.

By |April 16, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Frozen Fjord in East Greenland

Frozen Fjord

This view of the frozen fjord downstream of Violingletscher (Violin Glacier) in Østgrønland (East Greenland) was seen during a NASA’s Operation IceBridge survey flight on April 5, 2014.    Image © NASA/Michael Studinger

By |April 10, 2014|Natural phenomena|

NASA’s Earth Photo of the Year

Canary Islands from space

The winning image of the NASA’s Earth Photo of the Year, is the Canary Islands was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite last June.

Acoustic Shield May Protect Cities from Earthquake Damage

1755 Lisbon earthquake

French scientists are testing ways to use refraction (i.e. changing the direction of vibrations) in order to shield large cities from earthquakes.   Image © wikimedia

Amazing Aurora at Mount Kirkjufell

Aurora

An amazing Aurora and starry skies at Mount Kirkjufell, Iceland on April 2, 2014.  Image © Nanut Bovorn

By |April 7, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Hell’s Door

Door to Hell

This natural gas field called the Door to Hell, located near the village of Derweze, in Turkmenistan.

By |April 5, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Three Atmospheric Dragons over the United States

Three Atmospheric Dragons

There are three low pressure systems around the U.S. and they resemble dragons on this NOAA‘s GOES-13 and GOES-15 satellite imagery, on March 31, 2014.

By |April 2, 2014|Natural phenomena|

9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake

Great Alaska Earthquake

1964, 9.2 magnitude, The Great Alaska Earthquake. A video highlighting the impacts and effects of America’s largest recorded earthquake. It is an expanded version of the four minute video “Magnitude 9.2″.   Watch the video…

By |April 2, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Massive Earthquake off the Coast of Chile

Massive Earthquake in Chile

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern Chile on April 1, 2014 was followed by at least 10 aftershocks. This activity initially generated tsunami warnings across the Pacific.

By |April 2, 2014|Natural phenomena|

Kavir Desert, Iran

Kavir Desert

As the astronauts on the International Space Station passed over the deserts of central Iran recently, they were greeted by this striking pattern of parallel lines and sweeping curves.

By |April 1, 2014|Natural phenomena|
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