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Earth from Space - White Nile, Sudan Video in Story

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Earth from Space - White Nile, Sudan.

A part of the White Nile state in Sudan is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


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A Shot Of Smoke For Delhi

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Fires in India

Every November, satellites detect large plumes of smoke and heightened fire activity in northwestern India as farmers burn off excess paddy straw after the rice harvest.

New Research Explains Earth's Peculiar Chemical Composition

New Research Explains Earth's Peculiar Chemical Composition

Earth's surface environment hosts large reservoirs of hydrogen (H, mainly in the form of water, H2O), nitrogen (in atmospheric N2) and carbon (mainly in carbonate rocks).


Strong Winds Power Electric Fields In The Upper Atmosphere

Strong Winds Power Electric Fields In The Upper Atmosphere

Using observations from NASA's ICON mission, scientists presented the first direct measurements of Earth's long-theorized dynamo on the edge of space: a wind-driven electrical generator that spans the globe 60-plus miles above our heads.


The Himalayas, Nepal, And Tibet As Seen From The International Space Station

The Himalayas, Nepal, And Tibet As Seen From The International Space Station

The Himalayas, Nepal, And Tibet As Seen From The International Space Station


Iran's Lake Urmia As Seen From Orbit

Iran's Lake Urmia As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Earth rt or Rorschach test? To me this salt lake in Iran looks like a butterfly... or a moustache?


Earth from Space - Kainji Lake, Nigeria

Earth from Space - Kainji Lake, Nigeria Video in Story

Kainji Lake, a reservoir on the Niger River in western Nigeria, is featured in this true-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Severe Flooding In The Pacific Northwest

Severe Flooding In The Pacific Northwest

Torrential rain in the Pacific Northwest spurred deadly floods and mudslides that have damaged infrastructure and isolated communities in Canada and the United States.


Deforestation In The Amazon As Seen From Orbit

Deforestation In The Amazon As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Deforestation in the Amazon, you can clearly see where the rain forest has been removed.


Earth from Space - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Earth from Space - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Video in Story

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Fate Of Sinking Tectonic Plates Is Revealed

Fate Of Sinking Tectonic Plates Is Revealed

Our world's surface is a jumble of jostling tectonic plates, with new ones emerging as others are pulled under.


First-ever Interior Earth Mineral Discovered In Nature

First-ever Interior Earth Mineral Discovered In Nature

UNLV geochemists have discovered a new mineral on the surface of the Earth. There's just one catch: it shouldn't be here.


Recreating Deep-Earth Conditions To See How Iron Copes With Extreme Stress

Recreating Deep-Earth Conditions To See How Iron Copes With Extreme Stress

Far below you lies a sphere of solid iron and nickel about as wide as the broadest part of Texas: the Earth's inner core.


Earth from Space - Cancún, Mexico

Earth from Space - Cancún, Mexico Video in Story

Cancún, situated in Quintana Roo on the northeast coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Mapping Our Human Footprint From Space

Mapping Our Human Footprint From Space

The world's population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs.


NASA Participates In The UN Climate Change Conference

NASA Participates In The UN Climate Change Conference

NASA is participating in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, which began Oct. 31, and runs through Friday, Nov. 12.


New Mission INCUS To Study Storms And Impacts On Climate Models

New Mission INCUS To Study Storms And Impacts On Climate Models

NASA has selected a new Earth science mission that will study the behavior of tropical storms and thunderstorms, including their impacts on weather and climate models.


First Landsat 9 Images Have Been Released

First Landsat 9 Images Have Been Released

Landsat 9, a joint mission between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that launched Sept. 27, 2021, has collected its first light images of Earth.


Earth from Space - Shetland Islands, Scotland

Earth from Space - Shetland Islands, Scotland Video in Story

The Shetland Islands, an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, are featured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image.



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