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Earth's Eastern Hemisphere Stuns in Photo from Space
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August 21st, 2014
The Earth-orbiting Suomi NPP satellite has spit out some breathtaking shots of humanity's home planet, including one of the Eastern Hemisphere released yesterday that shows swirls of clouds above a blue, green and brown orb.
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Super Typhoon Neoguri Seen from Space (Photo)
satellite image of super typhoon Neoguri on July 7, 2014.
July 8th, 2014
The huge swirling storm was captured from space by a NASA satellite on July 7, as it churned toward Okinawa.
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Dreamy Desert View Captured from Space (Photo)
This astronaut photograph of the Saharan coastline was captured on May 20, 2014, by Expedition 40 aboard the International Space Station.
June 30th, 2014
Where the Sahara Desert meets the sea, winds sculpt the arid landscape in a series of parallel lines. Human activity in the form of mining is visible in a new astronaut photograph of the west coast of Africa.
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Big Earthquake Looms for Chile, Experts Say
Damage in northern Chile caused by the tsunami associated with the magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck in April 2014.
August 13th, 2014
The powerful earthquake that rocked Chile in April ruptured the earth in a way that suggests major quakes; something similar to the big one that shook the area in 1877 may still hit the region in the future, researchers say.
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Gas-Charged Earthquakes Linked to Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole
A giant sinkhole formed overnight in southeast Louisiana on Aug. 3, 2012.
July 8th, 2014
Surges of gas-charged fluid may have explosively generated the earthquakes preceding a giant sinkhole in Louisiana, researchers say. The findings may help scientists understand how pressurized fluids trigger earthquakes.
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Yosemite National Park Celebrates 150 Years of Splendor
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June 30th, 2014
Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary today (June 30).
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Strange Stone Spheres Top List of New World Heritage Spots
Mysterious stone spheres dot the Pre-Colombian Chiefdom Settlements of the Diquis in Costa Rica, which is now a World Heritage site.
June 23rd, 2014
Mysterious stone spheres in Costa Rica and white chalk cliffs in Denmark are among the newest World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO. The sites are chosen for their universal value and natural and historical importance.
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Strongest Link: Wastewater Wells Triggered Oklahoma Earthquake Surge
Oklahoma earthquake damage
July 3rd, 2014
Four fracking wastewater wells near Oklahoma City have caused hundreds of earthquakes since 2008, a new study finds.
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Big Earthquakes Double in 2014, But They're Not Linked
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June 27th, 2014
A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979, but researchers attribute the increase to random chance.
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