Earth and its Moon

Earth and its Moon

What makes our planet so conducive to life? How does its history dovetail with that of the moon and Mars. How is it evolving now?

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Earth and its Moon

11 Videos

  • Earth in 1000 Years

    There are signs that Earth's great stores of ice are beginning to melt. With sea levels beginning to rise, scientists are looking back at climates past to see where our planet may be headed 1000 into the future and beyond.

  • Birth of the Moon

    Scientists have been reconstructing the history of the Moon by scouring its surface, mapping its mountains and craters, and probing its interior. Find out what the Moon's tumultuous past can tell us about our own planet's beginnings.

  • Cities at Night from Space

    City lights broadcast our existence into the night of space. Imagine how the Earth will look to astronauts in a century's time or longer? These images are incredibly difficult to take from a spacecraft traveling along at almost 28,000 kilometers per hour.

  • Earth in Metamorphosis

    The world is changing before our eyes. See Earth in transition, as viewed from space, with images courtesy of the Landsat mission and NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.

  • Tour of the Moon

    This virtual tour is based on data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Enjoy this "new" Moon and its noteworthy destinations. It's so clear and beautiful you'll want to go there yourself.

  • Earth 100 Million Years from Now

    Earth's landmasses were not always what they are today. Continents formed as Earth's crustal plates shifted and collided over long periods of time. This video shows how today's continents are thought to have evolved over the last 600 million years, and where they'll end up in the next 100 million...

  • HyperEarth: Images of the New World

    Scientists are intensively tracking the workings of planet Earth with satellites that chart its winds, ocean currents, temperatures, and more. With a new virtual Earth, converted into physical equations, they are revealing its workings in whole new ways.

  • What an Astronaut's Camera Sees

    An intimate tour of Earth's most impressive landscapes as captured by astronauts. Dr. Justin Wilkinson from NASA's astronaut team describes the special places that spacemen focus on whenever they get a moment.

  • What an Astronaut's Camera Sees at Night

    We fly along over Earth's luminous nocturnal landscapes, with Dr. Justin Wilkinson as our guide. This intimate tour takes us over cities and coastlines in the Americas, the Middle East and Europe.

  • Why Mars Died and Earth Lived

    Did liquid water once flow on Mars? Did the planet support life in any form? The answers may shed light on whether life-bearing planets are the norm in our galaxy run. Or is it a rare gem, with a unique make-up and history that allows it to support life.

  • Earth Masterpieces of Stone and Ice

    Revel in Earth as Art. Landsat missions were launched for scientific purposes, but they make up one of the most awe-inspiring collections of beautiful images of our home planet.