The NASA Earth Observations Photography database of images is a national treasure.
We are publishing
these selected photos and related captions on the Internet to provide
a glimpse of this national treasure to the public. This database
was compiled by our staff to illustrate some very interesting Earth
features and processes, including cities as seen by our Astronauts
Space provides several ways to search the selected images. Each
image is available in three resolutions and includes cataloging
data and a caption. However, this site contains only a small selection
of the best of our Earth photography. The complete database of NASA's
Earth imagery is available at the Gateway
to Astronaut Photography of Earth, which contains
images (count updated 5/3/2013).
contained in this collection is for informational purposes only
and does not constitute official NASA positions or statements. We
plan to update the database as new information becomes available.