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Venus has its brightest night of the year

Venus is a dazzler in western skies after sunset — and this weekend, the planet is about as bright as it can get. Venus is an unusually bright evening star this month because it's swinging toward Earth in its orbit: That means its apparent size is increasing, and it's still …

Holiday calendar: Grand Canyon, seen and unseen

The Grand Canyon twists through Arizona for 277 miles, creating a spindly signature that satellites can see from hundreds of miles up. But not every view of the natural wonder is as clear as Landsat 8's imagery from October and November. Last week, the canyon was shrouded with th …

Holiday calendar: Staring down into Mount Vesuvius

More than MCMXXXIV years ago, Italy's Mount Vesuvius turned Pompeii into a death trap — but the sleeping volcano just yawns in an image captured by DigitalGlobe's GeoEye 1 satellite in February. This overhead view of Vesuvius is the current leader in DigitalGlobe's sat …

Holiday calendar: NASA salutes Nelson Mandela

NASA joined the worldwide wave of tributes to South African statesman Nelson Mandela by highlighting an image of his native land as seen from the International Space Station. "In honor of the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away today at the age of 95, here is an i …

Holiday calendar: Twin volcanoes act up in the Pacific

Steam and ash stream from the twin volcanoes on the island of Ambrym in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, as seen in a picture captured from the International Space Station as it passed overhead. "Not every day you get to see an active volcano, let alone two," NASA astronaut M …

Holiday calendar: Syria's medieval marvel marred

The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the wonders of the medieval world, but it's also endangered: Last year, its monumental iron doors were damaged in the fighting between Syria's rebels and government forces. This view of one of the world's largest castles is one of DigitalGlobe's to …

Cloudy outlook for California city threatened by bankruptcy

Artist John Coleman paints faces of pets on a mural at the Save-A-Pet animal hospital in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2013. The resort town warned last month that it will run out of money by March due to burdensome salary and pension costs and could join other U.S. …

Holiday calendar: Where the rain in Spain goes

Spain's Ebro River spans more than 550 miles (990 kilometers) and flows into the Mediterranean Sea through a vast delta. Rice plantations flourish in the delta — thanks in part to ingenious networks of irrigation canals, which create a beautiful mosaic in this false-c …

Holiday calendar: Farewell, Earth ... Hello, Mars!

India's first interplanetary space probe is on its way to Mars, but before it headed out into deep space, it took a snapshot of the place where it was born — along with lots of other places on Earth. This Nov. 19 picture from the Mars Orbiter Mission, also known as Man …

Enjoy the silence: Residents of 'quiet zone' savor life without cell phones, wifi or radio

GREEN BANK, W.Va. — In these parts, a pay phone is a visitor's best option for reaching the rest of the world. A cell phone signal is an hour away by car. Wifi is forbidden. The radio plays nothing but static. And other than the occasional passing pickup truck who …

Thousands brave chill to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The big balloons soared along with the crowd's spirits Thursday as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City. The cheering throngs were bundled against a 30-degree chill, but the sun was shining.There'd been some concerns abou …

Images of Obama, advisers discussing historic deal with Iran in Oval Office

By Ann Curry, Special Correspondent, NBC News GENEVA -- Secretary of State John Kerry and leaders from five other world powers early Sunday reached a nuclear deal with Iran, following intense negotiations that took place over several days in Geneva. NBC News confirmed through mu …

Pipeline explosion kills 52, tosses cars in China

An explosion in a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline killed 52 people in Qingdao in eastern China on Friday, causing a blaze that took several hours to bring under control and halting operations at a major oil port, media and ship brokers said. Qingdao is one of China's largest crude …

Skyscrapers penetrate smog-filled Manila sky

Smog blankets the metropolis of Manila, Philippines, on Sunday.

Images of Obama, advisors discussing historic deal with Iran with in Oval Office

By Ann Curry, Special Correspondent, NBC News GENEVA -- Secretary of State John Kerry and leaders from five other world powers early Sunday reached a nuclear deal with Iran, following intense negotiations that took place over several days in Geneva. NBC News confirmed …

NASA releases new mosaic of Earthlings waving at Saturn

Though there's at least one person flashing the Vulcan "Live Long and Prosper" hand signal, if you look closely at this image of Saturn, the creatures you'll see waving are not extra-terrestrials but Earthlings. That's because when the Cassini orbiter positioned itself to take a …

Preparing for the season

A worker gathers items for delivery from the warehouse floor at Amazon.com's distribution center in Phoenix on Friday. The web-based retailer is preparing for Cyber Monday, one of the busiest days of the year for online purchases, which falls this year on Dec. 2.

Holding up history: JFK assassination then and now

Scenes from Dallas related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy are seared into the memories of people around the world — Dealey Plaza, the Texas Book Depository, the "grassy knoll," the corridor of the city police headquarters where Lee Harvey Oswald met his end. Sev …

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