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Image of the Day: November 2013

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    Pennsylvania's Fall Colors from Space
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    CREDIT: NASA Earth Observatory/Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response/Adam Voiland
  • Oh, What A Night At Arches National Park

    Arches National Park is know for its famous red rock formations, but the stars in the night sky are also a featured attraction.
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    CREDIT: National Park Service
  • Eyes over Antarctica

    Antarctica Ice Sheet & Mountains
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    CREDIT: NASA/Christy Hansen
  • Rare solar eclipse

    Hybrid Solar Eclipse
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    CREDIT: NASA/NOAA
  • Somewhere over the rainbow

    Rainbow over Eagle, Alaska
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    CREDIT: Mark Dornblaser, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Little bundle of joy

    Pygmy Hippo Calf at the Edinburgh Zoo
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    CREDIT: Edinburgh Zoo
  • Great Blue Heron Snags a Snake Snack

    A photo of a great blue heron snagging a garter snake won honorable mention in the 2013 Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge photo contest.
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    CREDIT: Gary Davenport/US Department of the Interior.
  • Where the glacier meets the sea

    Operation IceBridge - Greenland Glacier
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    CREDIT: Jefferson Beck and Maria-José Viñas/IceBridge Science Team
  • Gorgeous Saturn View

    view of Saturn and its rings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
  • Welcome to the (concrete) jungle

    Snow Leopard Cubs Debut at Central Park Zoo
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    CREDIT: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society
  • A place with a view

    Maroon Bells in Colorado
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    CREDIT: K. Scott Jackson, USGS
  • Frost Blankets Bison at Yellowstone

    Bison covered in frost
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    CREDIT: Tim Townsend/US Department of the Interior
  • Golden horizon

    Shenandoah National Park
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    CREDIT: National Park Service
  • Minotaur liftoff

    Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch
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    CREDIT: NASA/Allison Stancil
  • G'day mate!

    Baby koala at Edinburgh Zoo
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    CREDIT: Edinburgh Zoo
  • Free Fallin'

    Paratroopers Perform Free-Fall Exercise
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    CREDIT: U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy
  • Turkey Time: Wild Turkeys Rebound in US

    The wild turkey population in the United States has rebounded from a low of 20,000 in the early 20th century to around 7 million today.
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    CREDIT: Dendroica Cerulea/US Department of the Interior.
  • Winter 'Wonderland of Rocks'

    Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona
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    CREDIT: National Park Service
  • Portrait of a bear

    Andean Bear
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    CREDIT: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS
  • Hot date with the sun

    Comet ISON
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    CREDIT: NASA/MSFC/Aaron Kingery
  • Planetary portrait

    Juno Spacecraft Photographs Earth During Flyby
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    CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems
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Above: The colors of autumn sweep across the northeastern United States in this satellite image. Between mid-September to late October, forests in central Pennsylvania transform into a symphony of reds, yellow and browns, as temperatures fall and the days grow shorter in the northern hemisphere.

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this photo on Oct. 21, 2013, when fall colors were at or just past their peak in central and eastern Pennsylvania. The forests along the ridge lines of the Appalachian Mountains were the most colorful. [Related: The Rich Colors of Fall Foliage]

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