NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab released this photo of Earth… seen from Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars!
As you may recall, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand, killing two people. Scientists say that because of the quake, the seabed lifted nearly two meters (6 feet) in the city of Kaikoura of South Island. Read more here, and see aerial shots of New Zealand before and after the earthquake.
Today might be the last day we see high temperatures like this again for awhile. Cedar Rapids and Iowa City tied the record. Des Moines reached 76 degrees (previous record 75 1941).
This post was written by Eileen Loan on November 17, 2016