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Earth from Space: Fogo, Cabo Verde Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Fogo, Cabo Verde.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Fogo, Cabo Verde. This small volcanic island, which can be seen in the right of the image, is about 25 km in diameter and home to around 35 000 people.


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Meteorite Crater Discovered Under Greenland Ice

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Hiawatha Crater

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.

Amundsen-Scott Station As Seen by Ice Bridge

Amundsen-Scott Station As Seen by Ice Bridge

@NASA_ICE From yesterday's #IceBridge flight: Amundsen-Scott Station, South Pole. Larger image


Orbital View Of Camp Fire In California

Orbital View Of Camp Fire In California

The six-day-old Camp Fire has already attained the unfortunate title of California's deadliest fire.


ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

California continues to be plagued by wildfires -- including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state's history.


GOCE Satellite Data Reveas Ancient Continents Under Antarctica

GOCE Satellite Data Reveas Ancient Continents Under Antarctica

It was five years ago this month that ESA's GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure - giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarctica.


Earth from Space: Madagascar

Earth from Space: Madagascar Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over Madagascar. This huge island nation, located off the east coast of Africa and seen in the left of the image, has a population of around 25 million.


Proba-V Images Impact Site On Yucatán Peninsula

Proba-V Images Impact Site On Yucatán Peninsula

ESA's Proba-V minisatellite images the verdant Yucatán peninsula, once home to the Maya civilization and the site of the impact believed to have doomed the dinosaurs.


Europe's MetOp-C Launched

Europe's MetOp-C Launched

The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.


Earth from Space: Semarang, Indonesia

Earth from Space: Semarang, Indonesia Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over Semarang, Indonesia. A port city on the north coast of Java, Semarang is the fifth-largest city in the country, covering some 374 sq km and home to just over 1.5 million people.


Zooming in on Mexico's Landscape

Zooming in on Mexico's Landscape

As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency and other Mexican scientific public entities, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed view of the different types of vegetation growing across the entire country.


Earth from Space: Kyoto and Osaka, Japan

Earth from Space: Kyoto and Osaka, Japan Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over Kyoto, shown in the top right, and Osaka, seen in the bottom left of this image. This striking false-colour image captures two of Japan's larger cities, which are home to 1.5 and 2.7 million people, respectively.


Two Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

Two Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

Operation IceBridge, NASA's longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 16, 2018.


Operation IceBridge, ICESat-2 Join Forces To Survey Antarctica

Operation IceBridge, ICESat-2 Join Forces To Survey Antarctica

IceBridge's Airborne Topographic Mapper instrument, or ATM, has two lasers that shoot thousands of pulses of light per second in a circular motion that, combined with the plane's forward motion, result in spiral patterns of height measurements over Earth's surface.


Earth from Space: Lake Disappointment - Australia

Earth from Space: Lake Disappointment - Australia Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Lake Disappointment in northwest Australia. Found in one of the most remote areas of the country, it is believed to have been discovered by an early explorer called Frank Hann in 1897.


Earth From Space -  South Sudan

Earth From Space - South Sudan Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over South Sudan. Having gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan is the youngest country in the world.


Hurricane Michael Examined From Space

Hurricane Michael Examined From Space

Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm -- the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region.


Earth from Space - Eastern US

Earth from Space - Eastern US Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over eastern US. Spanning a huge area, including the states of Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware, a number of major cities can be seen in this true-colour image.



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