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11 New Cloud Types Named—First in 30 Years
Without personal technology, such as smartphones, these new clouds might have never been added to the International Cloud Atlas.
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4 Important NASA Missions That May Vanish in 2018
The newly released White House budget proposes cuts to the space agency's Earth sciences program, including cancellation of key satellites.
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See Every Piece of Earth’s Surface Change With New Satellite Map
A huge trove of constantly updated data is now available to the public.
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Turning Images of Earth Into Abstract Art
With help from satellites, artificial intelligence, and a painter born in the 1800s, a cartographer has created remarkable images of human-altered landscapes.
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11 Ways to See How Climate Change Is Imperiling the Arctic
The latest data is sobering. These visualisations show just how perilous the situation is.
About Earth

As far as we know, Earth is the only liveable planet. The atmosphere provides a shield to the void of space and which locks in nitrogen and oxygen for us to breathe.

70% of Earths surface is ocean, which is also inhabited by diverse life forms. Earth is made up of different layers. It has an inner core, an outer core, a mantle and a crust. 

Earth also has four types of spheres. They are the hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere. 

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