Humans are as "Earth-changing as a meteor strike," says a researcher who has proposed a new start date for the so-called Anthropocene, or "human epoch."
All those strings of lights you're decorating your house with are contributing to a brightening effect in cities around the world, and a satellite can see the difference.
NASA cracks the mystery of a large group of lights seen off the coast of Argentina, far from any town.
Using data collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has created a map of the world's vegetation.
The long journey to supply power to remote locations could culminate in these floating vessels.
Using NASA and NOAA's striking images of the Earth after dark, the Web giant creates an interactive map showing the world's flickering lights on a cloudless night.
NASA and NOAA release a series of images of our planet's dazzling lights at night.
NASA has released stunning new high-resolution imagery of the Earth at night, called the Black Marble.
Unsightly mosaic artifacts no longer mar Google Earth's high-altitude views. But for an even more singular look at the planet, check Flickr's latest NASA contribution.
The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite will monitor the planet's environment, exposing long-term patterns helpful in assessing the impact of climate change.