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Aswan Dam Seen From Orbit

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Aswan Dam

Thomas Pesquet: The Aswan dam: a site that is practically.. pharaonic ;)


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Earth from Space: Lake Success, California Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Lake Success, California.

California has seen some heavy rains recently after years of drought, filling many of the state's reservoirs. The rising waters are evident in this radar image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission over part of the San Joaquin Valley.

Evidence for a Chaotic Solar System

Evidence for a Chaotic Solar System

Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University has found evidence confirming a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the Sun.


Earth from Space: Ötztal Alps, Austria

Earth from Space: Ötztal Alps, Austria Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol in this image from 16 October 2016.


NASA: Snow Science Supporting the U.S. Water Supply

NASA: Snow Science Supporting the U.S. Water Supply

Researchers have completed the first flights of a NASA-led field campaign that is targeting one of the biggest gaps in scientists' understanding of Earth's water resources: snow.


Saving Government Climate Data: NASAWatch on PBS NewsHour

Saving Government Climate Data: NASAWatch on PBS NewsHour Video in Story

Keith Cowing, editor of NASAWatch appeared tonight in a PBS NewsHour segment titled "How scientists are scrambling to safeguard vital environmental data".


NASA Test Robotic Concepts in Antarctica

NASA Test Robotic Concepts in Antarctica

Mt. Erebus is at the end of our world -- and offers a portal to another.


The Bahamas Seen From Orbit

The Bahamas Seen From Orbit

Shane Kimbrough @astro_kimbrough Striking beauty of the Bahamas!


Earth from Space: Sicilian Space, Italy

Earth from Space: Sicilian Space, Italy Video in Story

Part of the Italian island of Sicily is pictured in this false-colour image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.


Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Heads For New Orbit

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Heads For New Orbit Video in Story

On Feb. 9, 2017, NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, known as MMS, began a three-month long journey into a new orbit.


New Details of Ice Loss In Greenland

New Details of Ice Loss In Greenland

Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland's ice sheet is melting from below.


Earth from Space: Musa Bay, Iran

Earth from Space: Musa Bay, Iran Video in Story

Iran's Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf is pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 13 January 2017.


Underwater Volcanic Eruption Near Tongatapu Seen From Space

Underwater Volcanic Eruption Near Tongatapu Seen From Space

Murray Ford was scanning satellite imagery of a young island in Tonga called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai when he noticed something odd--a turquoise plume of water--in the corner of an image.


Earth from Space: Western Texas

Earth from Space: Western Texas Video in Story

An area over the western end of the US state of Texas is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite from 13 March 2016.


Using Satellites To Map Amazon Biodiversity and Aid In Conservation

Using Satellites To Map Amazon Biodiversity and Aid In Conservation

Researchers have used remote sensing data to map out the functional diversity of forests in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin, a technique that has revealed hotspots for conservation.


NASA Observes Extreme Rainfall Over Southern California

NASA Observes Extreme Rainfall Over Southern California

NASA calculated California's rainfall over seven days using a constellation of satellites and created a map to provide the visual extent of the large rainfall totals.


First Images From GOES-16

First Images From GOES-16

Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November 19, scientists, meteorologists and ordinary weather enthusiasts have anxiously waited for the first photos from NOAA's newest weather satellite, GOES-16, formerly GOES-R.


Earth from Space: Big Island, Hawaii

Earth from Space: Big Island, Hawaii Video in Story

The volcanic landscape of the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is pictured in this Sentinel-2A satellite image.


Data Shows That 2016 Was The Warmest Year on Record Globally

Data Shows That 2016 Was The Warmest Year on Record Globally

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).



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