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Orbital View Of Tropical Storm Bertha Organizing

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The second tropical storm of the North Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has formed off the coast of South Carolina. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Bertha as it was organizing.


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Researchers Harness Satellite Imagery And AI To Help Fight Poverty In Africa

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Stanford scholars Marshall Burke, David Lobell and Stefano Ermon have spent the past five years leading a team of researchers to home in on an efficient way to find and track impoverished zones across Africa.

Earth from Space: Chile's Atacama Minerals

Earth from Space: Chile's Atacama Minerals Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of Chile's Atacama Desert, which is bound on the west by the Pacific and on the east by the Andes.


Last Antarctic Sunset At ESA's Concordia Research Station

Last Antarctic Sunset At ESA's Concordia Research Station

The 16th crew at Concordia research Station in Antarctica to spend a full winter at the facility, wave goodbye to the Sun as it descends below the horizon, not to return for four months.


Earth from Space: San Francisco Bay

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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over San Francisco Bay in the US state of California.


Updated Mapping Datasets for Antarctica

Updated Mapping Datasets for Antarctica

A newly updated Antarctic Digital Database is released today (12 May 2020).


Measuring Methane From Space

Measuring Methane From Space

The greenhouse gas methane is a crucial factor of climate change in the Arctic and globally as well.


Earth from Space: Northwest Greenland

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Northwest Greenland is featured in this icy image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.


First results from NASA's ICESat-2 mission map 16 years of melting ice sheets

First results from NASA's ICESat-2 mission map 16 years of melting ice sheets

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, a team of scientists led by the University of Washington has made precise measurements of how the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.


Earth from Space: Southern Ukraine

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Southern Ukraine is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. This image was processed in a way that included the near-infrared channel, which makes vegetation appear bright red.


Earth from Space: Namib Desert

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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Namib Desert in western Namibia. At 55 million years old, Namib is considered the oldest desert on Earth.


Tectonic Plates Started Shifting Earlier Than Previously Thought

Tectonic Plates Started Shifting Earlier Than Previously Thought

An enduring question in geology is when Earth's tectonic plates began pushing and pulling in a process that helped the planet evolve and shaped its continents into the ones that exist today.


Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India

Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India

On March 25, 2020, the Indian government placed its 1.3 billion citizens under a strict lockdown to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.


Earth from Space: Montevideo, Uruguay

Earth from Space: Montevideo, Uruguay Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Montevideo - the capital and largest city of Uruguay.


Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Hit A Record Low in March

Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Hit A Record Low in March

Ozone levels above the Arctic reached a record low for March, NASA researchers report. An analysis of satellite observations show that ozone levels reached their lowest point on March 12 at 205 Dobson units.


How NASA is Helping the World Breathe More Easily

How NASA is Helping the World Breathe More Easily

Look around. Can you see the air? No?


Earth from Space: Wheatbelt, Western Australia

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This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features an area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.


CryoSat Is Still Cool At 10

CryoSat Is Still Cool At 10

Today marks 10 years since a Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground silo in the remote desert steppe of Kazakhstan, launching one of ESA's most remarkable Earth-observing satellites into orbit.


An Unusual Ozone Hole Opens Over The Arctic

An Unusual Ozone Hole Opens Over The Arctic

Scientists using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have noticed a strong reduction of ozone concentrations over the Arctic. Unusual atmospheric conditions, including freezing temperatures in the stratosphere, have led ozone levels to plummet - causing a 'mini-hole' in the ozone layer.



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