On World Earth Day, six stunning photos from NASA show the beauty of our unique planet and warns us of the threat from imminent climate change
Curling snow drifts around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black Sea. Photo: NASA/ESA/Thomas Pesquet
Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured this photograph of a changing landscape in the heart of Madagascar, observing drainage into the sea in the Betsiboka Estuary due to decimation of rainforests and coastal mangroves. Photo: NASA
NASA's Terra captures the solar eclipse’s shadow over the clouds in the Arctic Ocean. Photo: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
Located in the northwest corner of Greenland, Leidy Glacier is fed by ice from the Academy Glacier. As Leidy approaches the sea, it is diverted around the tip of an island that separates the Olriks Fjord to the south and Academy Cove to the north. The crisscross pattern is the result of ice flowing along the path of least resistance. Photo: NASA/Terra
An iceberg weighing 11 million tonnes parks just offshore of Innaarsuit, a small island village in northwestern Greenland in July 2018. Photo: NASA/USGS/Joshua Stevens/Kathryn Hansen
Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world. Over the past 26 years, the glacier’s terminus has retreated more than 5 kilometres. Apart from the natural change, human-caused global warming has hastened the speed of the retreat. Photo: NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon
A view of Earth from 36,000 nautical miles away as photographed from the Apollo 10 spacecraft during its trans-lunar journey toward the moon. Photo: NASA
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