There’s nothing quite like historical photos of glaciers to show what a dynamic planet we live on. Alaska’s Muir Glacier, like many Alaskan glaciers, has retreated and thinned dramatically since the 19th century.

This particular pair of images shows the glacier’s continued retreat and thinning in the second half of the 20th century. From 1941 to 2004, the front of the glacier moved back about seven miles while its thickness decreased by more than 2,625 feet, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Via Climate NASA

The glacier melted 7 miles.

I said that
it hurt to love you
and you said that
maybe that was
because I wasn’t
doing it right but I think you were
the one that was doing it wrong,
that’s why it was so easy
for you to leave me in darkness
when you knew you were
my only light.
—  m.o.w, you are all the stars that light up the night
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Super Typhoon Maysak

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Terry Virts aboard the International Space Station recently captured these incredible images of Super Typhoon Maysak. As it has moved over the Pacific Ocean, the storm generated winds of more than 140mph (225km/h). It is expected to weaken once it hits the central or northern parts of the main Philippine island of Luzon on later this week.