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Earth from Space - Calabria, Italy Video in Story

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Earth from Space - Calabria, Italy.

Calabria, often referred to as the 'boot' of Italy, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


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Satellites Show How Clouds Respond to Arctic Sea Ice Change

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

For decades, scientists have assumed that losses in Arctic sea ice cover allow for the formation of more clouds near the ocean's surface.

NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record

NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer. The summertime extent is the 12th-lowest in the satellite record, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA.


A Shimmering Amphitheatre As Seen From Space

A Shimmering Amphitheatre As Seen From Space

Thomas Pesquet: Andes again. This area, between Peru, Chile, Bolivia, is an infinite source of magical shapes and striking colours. Do you prefer a burgundy red lake, or a neon blue amphitheatre?


Orbital View Of Syr Darya River Flowing Through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan

Orbital View Of Syr Darya River Flowing Through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan

Thomas Pesquet: Framing is everything, the Syr Darya river at two zoom levels: the winding rivers remind me of wisps of smoke. At the borders of the river you can see the #CropArt where humans have naturally started growing food using the life-giving water a river brings.


Earth from Space: Maharloo Lake, Iran

Earth from Space: Maharloo Lake, Iran Video in Story

Maharloo Lake, a seasonal salt lake in Iran, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Australian Wildfires Triggered Massive Algal Blooms In Southern Ocean

Australian Wildfires Triggered Massive Algal Blooms In Southern Ocean

Boom in carbon-sequestering phytoplankton raises new questions about oceanic carbon uptake and productivity


Better Weather Forecasting Through Satellite Isotope Data Assimilation

Better Weather Forecasting Through Satellite Isotope Data Assimilation

Researchers from The University of Tokyo assimilated satellite observations of water vapor isotopes into a weather forecasting model and found that forecast accuracy was improved by several percentage points CREDIT Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo


Earth from Space - The Danube Delta

Earth from Space - The Danube Delta Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Danube Delta - the second largest river delta in Europe.


Ice Persists In The Northwest Passage

Ice Persists In The Northwest Passage

For centuries, explorers have tested the icy waters of the Arctic, looking for sea routes through the cluster of islands north of mainland Canada.


The Galápagos Islands Seen From Orbit

The Galápagos Islands Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The Galápagos Islands are famous for their wildlife and Charles Darwin who studied the area, as well being a poster for bio-diversity 🐢.


Observing Earth's Agriculture From Orbit

Observing Earth's Agriculture From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: A sight we see often while flying over our planet: peas in the desert, a Pacman invasion, or Earth's record collection?


Improving Food Security Through Capacity Building

Improving Food Security Through Capacity Building

Millions of people suffer from food insecurity around the globe. With the help of Earth-observing satellites, the NASA-USAID SERVIR project is hoping to reduce that number.


Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop Growth

Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop Growth

The Earth is heating up. The effects of human-caused global climate change are becoming more and more apparent as we see more record-breaking heat waves, intense droughts, shifts in rainfall patterns and a rise in average temperatures. And these environmental changes touch every part of crop production.


Tropical Storm Ida Passes Over the Southern U.S.

Tropical Storm Ida Passes Over the Southern U.S.

In this image, captured in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 30, Tropical Storm Ida is seen moving inland over portions of southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama.


GOLD's Bird's-Eye Reveals Dynamics in Earth's Interface to Space

GOLD's Bird's-Eye Reveals Dynamics in Earth's Interface to Space

New research using data from NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission, has revealed unexpected behavior in the swaths of charged particles that band Earth's equator - made possibly by GOLD's long-term global view, the first of its kind for this type of measurement.


NASA Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 Zero Hunger Data Pathfinder

NASA Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 Zero Hunger Data Pathfinder

Nearly one in 10 people globally were exposed to severe levels of food insecurity in 2019, according to the United Nations (UN).


Rain and Warmth Trigger More Melting in Greenland

Rain and Warmth Trigger More Melting in Greenland

The Greenland Ice Sheet underwent two bouts of intense melting in July 2021, and forecasts called for even more to follow.


Protecting The Ozone Layer Also Protects Earth's Ability to Sequester Carbon

Protecting The Ozone Layer Also Protects Earth's Ability to Sequester Carbon

Protecting the ozone layer also protects Earth's vegetation and has prevented the planet from an additional 0.85 degrees Celsius of warming, according to new research from Lancaster University, NASA, and others.



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