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Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

Topeka, KS-92°F, 1 of 11 pictures.

Glaciers — those majestic, year-round slow rivers of ice — are on the leading edge of climate change, as they lose more mass through melting each summer than they gain in winter snow accumulation. Here's our tour of top glaciers on six continents, along with observations about what their eventual demise will mean for us and our planet.

Text by John Rossheim | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Famous comets 1 of 16 pictures



With their dramatic, glowing tails and cyclical appearances, comets fire the imagination, fuel scientific exploration and draw eyes to the skies.

Text by Greg Thilmont | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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10 volcanic eruptions as seen from space 1 of 11 pictures.


What’s cooler than watching a volcano blow its top? Watching the event through the safety of satellite images from space, as evidenced in these striking pictures from NASA’s archives.

Text by Chelsea Lin | Photo editing by Mike Hipple

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Star birth unveiled 1 of 15 pictures



All the stars you see in the sky were born in star birth nurseries — giant clouds of gas and dust. These nebulae aren’t the brightest things in the sky, and to see most of them you need binoculars or a telescope. But, they’re worth searching out because they show us what our own sun might have looked like as it was being born, around 4.5 billion years ago.

Text by Carolyn Collins Petersen | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
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