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Northern Siberia From Space (Photo of the Day)

The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured this natural-color image on June 15, 2009 of Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays which lie along the northern Siberian coast, southeast of the Lyakhov Islands while the ice still lingered on the sea surface and on some inland water bodies.

Phytoplankton Bloom in the Barents Sea (Photo of the Day)

This impressive shot from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite was captured on August 14, 2011 and shows a massive phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea, located north of Norway and Russia.

Onekotan Island from Space {Photo of the Day}

Paolo Nespoli, a European Space Agency Astronaut and Flight Engineer of ISS Expedition 26/27 which extended from December 2010 to May 2011 took the following photo before leaving the International Space Station for home, at the end of his 6 month stay.

Clouds from International Space Station {Photo of the Day}

Paolo Nespoli, a European Space Agency Astronaut and Flight Engineer of ISS Expedition 26/27 which extended from December 2010 to May 2011 took the following photo before leaving the International Space Station for home, at the end of his 6 month stay.

Japan from Space {Photo of the Day}

This beautiful satellite image of Japan was taken by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the satellite Terra as it passed over Japan on May 20, 2011.

Saharan Dust off Western Europe [Photo of the Day]

The image below was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAโ€™s Terra satellite on April 8, 2011, and shows the dust which had hovered off the coast of Portugal two days earlier now moving toward the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Early Autumn in New Zealand

NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured this beautiful image of New Zealand on March 30.

Satellite Image of Iceland

Iceland is aptly named in this image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on March 9.