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Earth from Space: Houston Video in Story

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Houston, Texas, US, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.


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Spacecraft Look Back On Our Cosmic Home

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Looking Home

Thirty years ago, on 14 February 1990, NASA's Voyager 1 had completed its exploration of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn and was just about to venture even farther, towards the edge of our Solar System.

Earth from space: Bolivian highland heart

Earth from space: Bolivian highland heart Video in Story

For Valentine's Day, we bring you this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image capturing a beautiful heart-shaped geographical formation in the dramatic landscape of the southern highlands of Bolivia.


Orbital View As The Pine Island Glacier Shatters

Orbital View As The Pine Island Glacier Shatters

The Pine Island Glacier recently spawned an iceberg over 300 sq km that very quickly shattered into pieces.


Earth from Space: Flevoland, the Netherlands

Earth from Space: Flevoland, the Netherlands Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Dutch province of Flevoland - the newest province in the Netherlands and one of the largest land reclamation projects in the world.


Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents

Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents

A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent as a result of rapid sea ice melt, a new study from NASA shows.


ECOSTRESS Mission Sees Plants 'Waking Up' From Space

ECOSTRESS Mission Sees Plants 'Waking Up' From Space

Although plants don't sleep in the same way humans do, they have circadian rhythms -- internal clocks that, like our own internal clocks, tell them when it's night and when it's day.


Massive Smoke Plume From New South Wales Fires

Massive Smoke Plume From New South Wales Fires

Huge clouds of smoke spilled off the southeastern coast of Australia in this NASA Terra satellite image taken with the MODIS instrument (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) on Jan. 31, 2020.


From Antarctica To Space: Telemedicine At The Limit

From Antarctica To Space: Telemedicine At The Limit

ESA is working with Argentina to test telemedicine device Tempus Pro in the harsh conditions of Antarctica as Europe prepares for its next phase of human exploration in space.


Earth from Space: Lake George, Uganda

Earth from Space: Lake George, Uganda Video in Story

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February.


CryoSat Sheds New Light On Antarctica's Biggest Glacier

CryoSat Sheds New Light On Antarctica's Biggest Glacier

Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other glacier in Antarctica.


Earth from Space: Santa Cruz Deforestation, Bolivia

Earth from Space: Santa Cruz Deforestation, Bolivia Video in Story

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features an area in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, where part of the tropical dry forest has been cleared for agricultural use.


Aqua Measures Australia's Burn Scars From Orbit

Aqua Measures Australia's Burn Scars From Orbit

NASA's Aqua satellite and its MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) captured this image of southeastern Australia and the burn scars left behind from the violent and vicious bushfires that raged throughout the area and left destruction in their wake.


Earth from Space: Japanese Archipelago

Earth from Space: Japanese Archipelago Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Japanese archipelago - a string of islands that extends about 3000 km into the western Pacific Ocean.


Orbital View Of Flooding in Southern Iran

Orbital View Of Flooding in Southern Iran

Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces.


NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.


NASA Maps Ground Changes From Puerto Rico Earthquake

NASA Maps Ground Changes From Puerto Rico Earthquake

Days after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico, followed by hundreds of aftershocks, the full extent of damage is only beginning to be realized.


Arabian Peninsula A Trap For Summer Dust

Arabian Peninsula A Trap For Summer Dust

Intense winds blowing from Africa through a mountainous gap on the western Red Sea coast have led to a buildup of summer dust over the Arabian Peninsula in the past decade. This increasing dust load could have long-term health and global climatic implications.


Earth from Space: Faroe Islands

Earth from Space: Faroe Islands Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Faroe Islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean.



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