Whether it's a massive wind farm dotting an otherwise empty ocean or fresh lava doing battle with a huge ice cap, NASA's Earth Observatory has captured some remarkable views of our planet.
Collections of Landsat satellite imagery captured over 28 years, combined with Google Earth images, show the changing landscape of life on Earth.
On the 40th anniversary of NASA's Landsat satellite imaging program, we see a few stunning views of Earth from above.
You are being watched. From music festivals to political conflict, check out some of the most spectacular and startling satellite images of Earth captured in 2014.
The eighth spacecraft in a four-decade-long program to monitor the planet's surface is successfully boosted into orbit, kicking off an $855 million mission.
Landsat 8 has just completed its first year in operation -- and it's already recorded some fascinating changes on Earth's surface.
If the Earth stopped rotating, humans would instantly become supersonic tumbleweeds on a path of destruction. But would we live to tell about it?
Even Mother Nature appears to get in on the "Game of Thrones" action by spreading three low-pressure systems across the US that look like dragons.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Landsat, Google releases time-lapse video and live surface imagery. Watching Vegas expand, as its own Lake Mead shrinks, makes for fascinating viewing.
Landsat has been watching Earth from space for four decades. As the next-generation LDCM satellite prepares to launch, we look at what Landsat has shown us so far.