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Image description: An Expedition 30 crew member aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of the Atlantic coast. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites from the Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C. area are visible. Long Island and the New York City area can be seen in lower right area. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are near the center. 
Photo by NASA

Image description: An Expedition 30 crew member aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of the Atlantic coast. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites from the Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C. area are visible. Long Island and the New York City area can be seen in lower right area. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are near the center. 

Photo by NASA

Asked by Anonymous

what is the capital of our state

The 50 states and their capitals are:

  • Alabama: Montgomery
  • Alaska: Juneau
  • Arizona: Phoenix
  • Arkansas: Little Rock
  • California: Sacramento
  • Colorado: Denver
  • Connecticut: Hartford
  • Delaware: Dover
  • Florida: Tallahassee
  • Georgia: Atlanta
  • Hawaii: Honolulu
  • Idaho: Boise
  • Illinois: Springfield
  • Indiana: Indianapolis
  • Iowa: Des Moines
  • Kansas: Topeka
  • Kentucky: Frankfort
  • Louisiana: Baton Rouge
  • Maine: Augusta
  • Maryland: Annapolis
  • Massachusetts: Boston
  • Michigan: Lansing
  • Minnesota: St. Paul
  • Mississippi: Jackson
  • Missouri: Jefferson City  
  • Montana: Helena
  • Nebraska: Lincoln
  • Nevada: Carson City
  • New Hampshire: Concord
  • New Jersey: Trenton
  • New Mexico: Santa Fe
  • New York: Albany
  • North Carolina: Raleigh
  • North Dakota: Bismarck
  • Ohio: Columbus
  • Oklahoma: Oklahoma City
  • Oregon: Salem
  • Pennsylvania: Harrisburg
  • Rhode Island: Providence
  • South Carolina: Columbia
  • South Dakota: Pierre
  • Tennessee: Nashville
  • Texas: Austin
  • Utah: Salt Lake City
  • Vermont: Montpelier
  • Virginia: Richmond
  • Washington: Olympia
  • West Virginia: Charleston
  • Wisconsin: Madison
  • Wyoming: Cheyenne

Download a map of the U.S. with state capitals (PDF) or find quick facts about each state.

Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest and brightest of the seven continents. It is roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined and is almost completely covered by a layer of ice that averages more than one mile in thickness, but is nearly three miles thick in places. This ice accumulated over millions of years through snowfall. Presently, the Antarctic ice sheet contains 90% of the ice on Earth and would raise sea levels worldwide by over 200 feet were it to melt.
Learn more about Antarctica from the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA), “the first-ever true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent enabling everyone to see Antarctica as it appears in real life.”
Image description: An composite image comparing the geographic sizes of Antarctica and the United States.
Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest and brightest of the seven continents. It is roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined and is almost completely covered by a layer of ice that averages more than one mile in thickness, but is nearly three miles thick in places. This ice accumulated over millions of years through snowfall. Presently, the Antarctic ice sheet contains 90% of the ice on Earth and would raise sea levels worldwide by over 200 feet were it to melt.

Learn more about Antarctica from the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA), “the first-ever true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent enabling everyone to see Antarctica as it appears in real life.”

Image description: An composite image comparing the geographic sizes of Antarctica and the United States.