This view of the Bubble Nebula is the latest and greatest in an image set spanning decades that will help astronomers study powerful stars.

According to NASA, this is a Hubble image of an enormous bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. This feature is called the Bubble Nebula. (Photo: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team )

Andes Mountains as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared camera that can detect changes in surface temperatures, materials, and elevation.

Namib-Naukluft National Park as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

Where the Namibian Desert meets the Ocean The Namib Desert is one of Earth’s oldest deserts, and its dunes—which stretch to Africa’s Atlantic coast—can tower nearly feet meters) high.

Picture of the Bubble Nebula

Picture of the Bubble Nebula (Hubble Shares a Candy-Colored Bubble on Its Birthday This view of the Bubble Nebula is the latest and greatest in an image set spanning decades that will help astronomers study powerful stars.

Lena River as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

Gosse Bluff as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

Mount Etna as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

Manaus in Brazil as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

Dry Valleys of Antarctica as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys west of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. They are so named because of their extremely low humidity and lack of snow and ice cover. This image was acquired December 2002 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Dagze Lake as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

Another World This other worldly landscape is actually Dagze Co, one of many inland lakes in Tibet. In glacial times, the region was considerably wetter, and lakes were correspondingly .

North Korea drought as seen from ASTER

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

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