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Chilean Andes Mountains (NASA, ISERV, 06/14/13)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
This ISERV image shows the towering, snow-topped mountains and deeply carved valleys of the Chilean Andes. The Andes Mountains form one of the longest continuous mountain ranges in the world, extending along South America’s western coast. The range is about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, passing through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. The Chilean Andes form most of the border between Chile and Argentina and include the highest section of the mountain range. The highest peak stands almost 6,962 m (22,841 ft) above sea level in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The Chilean Andean system plays a strong role in Chile’s weather, with the two sides the Andes exhibiting strong climatic differences.


From the Earth-facing window of the International Space Station’s (ISS) Destiny module, nearly 95 percent of the planet’s populated area is visible during the station’s orbit. This unique vantage point provides the opportunity to take photos of Earth from space. With the installation and activation of the ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System (ISERV), NASA will be able to provide even higher resolution images of Earth! The ISERV camera system’s mission is to gain experience and expertise in automated data acquisition from the space station. ISERV is expected to provide useful images for disaster monitoring and assessment and environmental decision making.

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Sun Reader. ! !
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Image by Neil. Moralee
A break from the rain and a chance to sit and read the paper. Although I am not sure that the "Sun" qualifies as a news paper.

Terrorist attack in Paris
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Image by Sorin Mutu

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