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A large volcanic ash and gas plume is seen from the International Space Station rising above the Kuril Islands in the North Pacific Ocean after an unexpected series of blasts from the Raikoke Volcano, June 2019.   NASA/Expedition 59 Crew

A large volcanic ash and gas plume is seen from the International Space Station rising above the Kuril Islands in the North Pacific Ocean after an unexpected series of blasts from the Raikoke Volcano, June 2019. NASA/Expedition 59 Crew

A large volcanic ash and gas plume is seen from the International Space Station rising above the Kuril Islands in the North Pacific Ocean after an unexpected series of blasts from the Raikoke Volcano, June 2019. NASA/Expedition 59 Crew
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A night-time view of London shows a clear
view of some of London's landmarks including the River Thames snaking through the city's heart and the M25 motorway which encircles the capital. 

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A night-time view of London shows a clear view of some of London's landmarks including the River Thames snaking through the city's heart and the M25 motorway which encircles the capital. REUTERS/File

A night-time view of London shows a clear view of some of London's landmarks including the River Thames snaking through the city's heart and the M25 motorway which encircles the capital. REUTERS/File
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Egmont National Park in New Zealand with Mt. Taranaki at its center.    REUTERS/NASA/USGS

Egmont National Park in New Zealand with Mt. Taranaki at its center. REUTERS/NASA/USGS

Egmont National Park in New Zealand with Mt. Taranaki at its center. REUTERS/NASA/USGS
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Late summer plankton blooms across much of Lake Ontario, one of North America's Great Lakes, in this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Microscopic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, can reach such large concentrations and color the water to such an extent that the change is visible from orbit.  REUTERS/NASA

Late summer plankton blooms across much of Lake Ontario, one of North America's Great Lakes, in this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Microscopic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, can reach such large...more

Late summer plankton blooms across much of Lake Ontario, one of North America's Great Lakes, in this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Microscopic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, can reach such large concentrations and color the water to such an extent that the change is visible from orbit. REUTERS/NASA
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The small island cays and the prominent tidal channels cutting between them in the Bahamas in photo taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.  
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The small island cays and the prominent tidal channels cutting between them in the Bahamas in photo taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. REUTERS/NASA

The small island cays and the prominent tidal channels cutting between them in the Bahamas in photo taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. REUTERS/NASA
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A true-color image of St. Helena Island and a band of wind-blown cloud vortices trailing towards the island's leeward side over the South Atlantic Ocean. REUTERS/NASA

A true-color image of St. Helena Island and a band of wind-blown cloud vortices trailing towards the island's leeward side over the South Atlantic Ocean. REUTERS/NASA

A true-color image of St. Helena Island and a band of wind-blown cloud vortices trailing towards the island's leeward side over the South Atlantic Ocean. REUTERS/NASA
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A natural-color image shows a sapphire-colored pond springing up as snow and ice melt atop the glaciers in southwestern Greenland in July 2010. 

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A natural-color image shows a sapphire-colored pond springing up as snow and ice melt atop the glaciers in southwestern Greenland in July 2010. REUTERS/NASA

A natural-color image shows a sapphire-colored pond springing up as snow and ice melt atop the glaciers in southwestern Greenland in July 2010. REUTERS/NASA
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The Camp Fire burning near Paradise, California in November 2018.   NASA/Handout

The Camp Fire burning near Paradise, California in November 2018. NASA/Handout

The Camp Fire burning near Paradise, California in November 2018. NASA/Handout
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The United States, Mexico and Canada at night in this composite image assembled from satellite data.  
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The United States, Mexico and Canada at night in this composite image assembled from satellite data. REUTERS/NASA/Robert Simmon/NOAA

The United States, Mexico and Canada at night in this composite image assembled from satellite data. REUTERS/NASA/Robert Simmon/NOAA
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The Chapman Glacier located on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Canadian glaciers are the world's third biggest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland.   

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The Chapman Glacier located on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Canadian glaciers are the world's third biggest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland. REUTERS/NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems

The Chapman Glacier located on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Canadian glaciers are the world's third biggest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland. REUTERS/NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems
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Gold mining deforestation is seen in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios, Peru.  REUTERS/Files

Gold mining deforestation is seen in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios, Peru. REUTERS/Files

Gold mining deforestation is seen in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios, Peru. REUTERS/Files
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Alaska's Hubbard Glacier is pictured in July 2014. 
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Alaska's Hubbard Glacier is pictured in July 2014. REUTERS/NASA

Alaska's Hubbard Glacier is pictured in July 2014. REUTERS/NASA
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The Cakaulevu Reef is seen off the Fijian Island of Vanua Levu.   REUTERS/NASA/Norman Kuring

The Cakaulevu Reef is seen off the Fijian Island of Vanua Levu. REUTERS/NASA/Norman Kuring

The Cakaulevu Reef is seen off the Fijian Island of Vanua Levu. REUTERS/NASA/Norman Kuring
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Italy's Etna Volcano is seen erupting in this false-color  image taken in February 2013. Fresh lava, erupted hours earlier, is seen as bright red.  REUTERS/Jesse Allen/Robert Simmon/NASA EO-1 ALI

Italy's Etna Volcano is seen erupting in this false-color image taken in February 2013. Fresh lava, erupted hours earlier, is seen as bright red. REUTERS/Jesse Allen/Robert Simmon/NASA EO-1 ALI

Italy's Etna Volcano is seen erupting in this false-color image taken in February 2013. Fresh lava, erupted hours earlier, is seen as bright red. REUTERS/Jesse Allen/Robert Simmon/NASA EO-1 ALI
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Lake Erie is shown more than 90% frozen in the aftermath of a winter storm that paralyzed much of the eastern United States in February 2015.   REUTERS/NASA

Lake Erie is shown more than 90% frozen in the aftermath of a winter storm that paralyzed much of the eastern United States in February 2015. REUTERS/NASA

Lake Erie is shown more than 90% frozen in the aftermath of a winter storm that paralyzed much of the eastern United States in February 2015. REUTERS/NASA
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The Aurora Australis is seen from an image taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station, on an ascending pass from south of Australia in the Southern Pacific Ocean to the Northern Pacific Ocean, west of Central America.   REUTERS/NASA

The Aurora Australis is seen from an image taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station, on an ascending pass from south of Australia in the Southern Pacific Ocean to the Northern Pacific Ocean, west of Central America....more

The Aurora Australis is seen from an image taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station, on an ascending pass from south of Australia in the Southern Pacific Ocean to the Northern Pacific Ocean, west of Central America. REUTERS/NASA
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