In this roundup of recent imagery from around the world, an aurora is seen above Norway, disaster is narrowly averted at the World Trade Center, and an astronaut captures the Rio Grande from aboard the space station.
The week in review, from around the planet: Fires burn in the Southwest, lava threatens a town in Hawaii and explorers examine dark snow in Greenland.
A NASA jet tests biofuel, an ice waterfall forms from a glacier and Super Typhoon Vongfong whips into a category 5 storm.
See mind-blowing pictures from the Okeanos Explorer, a mission that's been exploring the seamounts off the New England coast.
Sea monkeys make waves, fall colors are seen from space and a deadly volcanic eruption covers a temple in ash.
Check out some of the coolest images of the planet from space and below.
Volcanoes erupt, a wolf gets up close with a bear and the Napa quake deforms the Earth.
Created in 1964, the National Wilderness system now covers about 5 percent of the United States. See National Geographic photographer Michael Melford's photos of current and proposed National Wilderness areas.
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