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Earth from Space - Perth, Australia Video in Story

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Earth from Space - Perth, Australia.

Perth, Western Australia's capital and largest city, is featured in this true-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


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NASA Releases New Dataset of Cyanobacteria in Over 2,300 Lakes in the U.S.

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

Lakes provide drinking water for people, habitat for plants and wildlife, and a place to fish, boat and swim.

Orbital View Of Canadian Crop Art

Orbital View Of Canadian Crop Art

Thomas Pesquet: A study in fields in Canada... it looks like a barcode or some modern art, or maybe a computer glitch... no we are not in the matrix, but this is #CropArt!


Earth from Space - New Delhi, India

Earth from Space - New Delhi, India Video in Story

New Delhi, the capital and second-largest city of India, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Sfax, Tunisia As Seen From Orbit

Sfax, Tunisia As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Sfax in Tunisia has an amazing geometric shape bringing all attention to the harbour and then bedazzling with the salt lakes and the Taparura development. Like a fly being drawn to a spider's web...


Challenging The Big Bang Puzzle Of Heavy Elements

Challenging The Big Bang Puzzle Of Heavy Elements

It has long been theorized that hydrogen, helium, and lithium were the only chemical elements in existence during the Big Bang when the universe formed, and that supernova explosions, stars exploding at the end of their lifetime, are responsible for transmuting these elements into heavier ones and distributing them throughout our universe.


How Satellites Help Monitor La Palma Volcano Eruptions

How Satellites Help Monitor La Palma Volcano Eruptions

Since the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on 19 September 2021, lava has burned through homes, roads and farmlands causing mass destruction on the west part of the Canary Island of La Palma.


Early Human Activities Impacted Earth's Atmosphere More Than Previously Known

Early Human Activities Impacted Earth's Atmosphere More Than Previously Known

New study links an increase in black carbon in Antarctic ice cores to Māori burning practices in New Zealand more than 700 years ago.


Earth from Space - Budapest, Hungary

Earth from Space - Budapest, Hungary Video in Story

Budapest, the capital and most populous city in Hungary, is visible in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Newly Available GPS Data Helps Scientists Better Understand Earth's Ionosphere

Newly Available GPS Data Helps Scientists Better Understand Earth's Ionosphere

A new data source to help scientists better understand the ionosphere and its potential impact on communications and positioning, navigation, and timing--an essential utility for many critical operations--is now available to the public.


La Palma Lava Flows Seen From Space

La Palma Lava Flows Seen From Space

Thomas Pesquet: The volcano in #LaPalma continues to look impressive. The lava shines more brightly than the street lights as it makes it way to the Atlantic Ocean.


Global Future Council on Space Report: Space for Net Zero

Global Future Council on Space Report: Space for Net Zero

Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, particularly from anthropogenic emissions, is changing Earth's climate at an unprecedented rate.


Earth Is Dimming Due To Climate Change

Earth Is Dimming Due To Climate Change

Warming ocean waters have caused a drop in the brightness of the Earth, according to a new study.


Earth from Space - Mackenzie River, Canada

Earth from Space - Mackenzie River, Canada Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Mackenzie River, a major river system in the Canadian boreal forest.


Salt Flats In Makgadikgadi, Botswana As Seen From Space

Salt Flats In Makgadikgadi, Botswana As Seen From Space

Thomas Pesquet: Three zoom levels on a salt flat in Botswana, the amazing thing about #EarthArt and our planet is that there is so much to see on all levels.


Ulaagchinii Khar Nuur: A Meeting of Ice and Dunes

Ulaagchinii Khar Nuur: A Meeting of Ice and Dunes

Long shadows creep across Ulaagchinii Khar Nuur in this sunrise photo taken from the International Space Station by an astronaut.


An Additional Threat To Antarctica's Floating Ice Shelves

An Additional Threat To Antarctica's Floating Ice Shelves

Thinning of rift-healing slush is identified as a major cause of iceberg calving events


NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth's Landscapes

NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth's Landscapes

Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth's land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.


Grand Prismatic Spring As Seen From Orbit

Grand Prismatic Spring As Seen From Orbit

Shane Kimbrough @astro_kimbrough Can you find Grand Prismatic Spring in this pic? The 300-foot wide hot spring has its famous rainbow-colored edges.



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