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10 gorgeous images of Earth released by NASA to celebrate Earth Day

Washington: Celebrating the Earth Day, NASA has released some of the most gorgeous images and a stunning video of planet Earth as captured from the International Space Station (ISS).As part of its Earth Day programme,

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 22, 2015 15:02 IST ]
10 gorgeous images of earth released by nasa to celebrate
10 gorgeous images of earth released by nasa to celebrate earth day

Washington: Celebrating the Earth Day, NASA has released some of the most gorgeous images and a stunning video of planet Earth as captured from the International Space Station (ISS).

As part of its Earth Day programme, the US space agency is asking people for videos, messages, Instagram pictures celebrating our world, with the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome.

The space agency has a Facebook page dedicated to the #NoPlaceLikeHome project and also provides full coverage on its redesigned web site.

"Earth has oceans, forests, deserts, ice sheets, rain, snow, an atmosphere. And we have life. These are some of the things that NASA's 20 Earth-orbiting missions observe and measure in our quest to build the most complete understanding possible of our dynamic planet," the US space agency said.

Earth Day image by NASA

In the image gallery celebrating Earth Day, you can see a composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans to the tropical cyclone Joalane seen over the Indian Ocean which was captured by the Nasa/noaa Suomi National Polar-orbitting Partnership aircraft.

Earth Day image by NASA

On April 5 this year, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired a natural-colour image of sea ice off the coast of East Antarctica's Princess Astrid Coast.

Earth Day image by Nasa

Next day, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took a stunning photograph over Australia and posted it to social media.

Earth Day image by NASA

NASA's Terra satellite also captured the March 20 solar eclipse's shadow over clouds in the Arctic Ocean.

Earth Day NASA

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this photograph of the island of Hawaii and posted it to social media on Feb. 28, 2015.

Also Read: NASA releases images of Earth taken from ISS to mark Earth Day

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