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Earth from Space: Tanezrouft Basin, Sahara Desert Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Tanezrouft Basin, Sahara Desert.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Tanezrouft Basin - one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert.


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Orbital View Of The Chuska Mountains in New Mexico

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Chuska Mountains

The Chuska Mountains of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above the "Land of Enchantment."

Subscriptions To Satellite Alerts Linked To Decreased Deforestation In Africa

Subscriptions To Satellite Alerts Linked To Decreased Deforestation In Africa

Deforestation dropped by 18 percent in two years in African countries where organizations subscribed to receive warnings from a new service using satellites to detect decreases in forest cover in the tropics.


Earth from Space - Rovaniemi, Lapland

Earth from Space - Rovaniemi, Lapland Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Lapland, the largest and northernmost region of Finland, just in time for Christmas.


Earth from Space: Kyiv, Ukraine

Earth from Space: Kyiv, Ukraine Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kyiv - the capital and most populous city of Ukraine.


NASA, US, European Partner Satellite Returns First Sea Level Measurements

NASA, US, European Partner Satellite Returns First Sea Level Measurements

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a joint U.S.-European satellite built to measure global sea surface height, has sent back its first measurements of sea level. The data provide information on sea surface height, wave height, and wind speed off the southern tip of Africa.


New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth's Plate Subduction Began

New Study Helps Pinpoint When Earth's Plate Subduction Began

A new study from scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the University of Chicago sheds light on a hotly contested debate in Earth sciences: when did plate subduction begin?


Sakakah, Saudi Arabia As Seen From Orbit

Sakakah, Saudi Arabia As Seen From Orbit

The oasis city of Sakakah in northwestern Saudi Arabia is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above.


Earth from Space - Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

Earth from Space - Banks Peninsula, New Zealand Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Banks Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand.


Giant Antarctic Iceberg A-68A Is On The Move

Giant Antarctic Iceberg A-68A Is On The Move

All eyes remain on the giant A-68A iceberg on its journey across the Southern Ocean. This image shows A-68A's movements over the past 15 days using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 missions.


What Will The Climate Be Like When Earth's Next Supercontinent Forms?

What Will The Climate Be Like When Earth's Next Supercontinent Forms?

Long ago, all the continents were crammed together into one large land mass called Pangea.


Earth from Space: Kiruna, Sweden

Earth from Space: Kiruna, Sweden Video in Story

Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden, is featured in this snowy image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Greening of the Earth Mitigates Surface Warming

Greening of the Earth Mitigates Surface Warming

A new study reports that increased vegetation growth during the recent decades, known as the "Greening Earth", has a strong cooling effect on the land due to increased efficiency of heat and water vapor transfer to the atmosphere.


Earth from Space: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Earth from Space: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California Video in Story

The Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California, US, where the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will soon launch from, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


NASA Model Reveals How Much COVID-related Pollution Levels Deviated from the Norm

NASA Model Reveals How Much COVID-related Pollution Levels Deviated from the Norm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, space- and ground-based observations have shown that Earth's atmosphere has seen significant reductions in some air pollutants.


Earth from Space: Darmstadt, Germany

Earth from Space: Darmstadt, Germany Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Darmstadt - home to ESA's European Space Operations Centre.


Earth from Space:  The Island of Crete

Earth from Space: The Island of Crete Video in Story

Greece's largest and most populous island, Crete, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.


Cataloging Craters On Earth

Cataloging Craters On Earth

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann, geologist from the University of Freiburg's Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, together with mineralogist Prof. Dr. Wolf Uwe Reimold from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and Dr. Manfred Gottwald from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) published an atlas providing a comprehensive overview of all known impact craters on every continent.


Earth Observing Freilich Spacecraft Prepared For Launch

Earth Observing Freilich Spacecraft Prepared For Launch

Airbus Defence and Space technicians position the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft for fueling inside SpaceX's Payload Processing Facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California on Oct. 22, 2020.



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