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Earth from Space: Gangotri, India Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Gangotri, India.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River.


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South Africa Fires Viewed From Space

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South Africa Fires

South Africa's Western Cape often falls victim to fires during the dry hot summer months.

The Desert That Ate A Sea

The Desert That Ate A Sea

This Proba-V view shows all that is left of the Aral Sea, once one of the four largest lakes in the world and now one of the world's major ecological disaster areas. It has shrunk into separate lakes, surrounded by Earth's youngest desert.


Orbital View Of Sayram Lake In China

Orbital View Of Sayram Lake In China

Sayram Lake is pictured in northwest China near the border with Kazakhstan as the International Space Station orbited 253 miles above the Asian continent.


The Senegal River Valley Seen From Orbit

The Senegal River Valley Seen From Orbit

The Senegal River valley that marks the border between the Atlantic coast nations of Senegal and Mauritania is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 252 miles above the African continent.


Earth from Space: South Georgia Island

Earth from Space: South Georgia Island Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the island of South Georgia. Linked with the South Sandwich Islands to form a British Overseas Territory, this southern Atlantic island is a haven for a vast array of wildlife.


Earth from Space: Mount Triglav, Slovenia

Earth from Space: Mount Triglav, Slovenia Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country and a significant source of national pride, even featuring on the Slovenian coat of arms.


Snow Over Antarctica Buffered Sea Level Rise during Last Century

Snow Over Antarctica Buffered Sea Level Rise during Last Century

A new NASA-led study has determined that an increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated sea level rise by 0.4 inches.


NASA Finds Asian Glaciers Slowed by Ice Loss

NASA Finds Asian Glaciers Slowed by Ice Loss

A NASA-led, international study finds Asia's high mountain glaciers are flowing more slowly in response to widespread ice loss, affecting freshwater availability downstream in India, Pakistan and China.


Earth from Space: Chachani, Peru

Earth from Space: Chachani, Peru Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru. Standing at over 6000 m, Chachani is the tallest of the mountains near the Peruvian city of Arequipa.


Satellite Map Shows Deformation Following Alaska Earthquake

Satellite Map Shows Deformation Following Alaska Earthquake

Scientists have generated a map of the deformation of Earth's surface caused by the November 30, 2018 magnitude 7.0 earthquake beneath the Anchorage area of Alaska.


Copernicus Sentinel-5P Ozone Boosts Daily Forecasts

Copernicus Sentinel-5P Ozone Boosts Daily Forecasts

Measurements of atmospheric ozone from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite are now being used in daily forecasts of air quality.


IMERG Measures Heavy Rainfall in California Wildfire Areas

IMERG Measures Heavy Rainfall in California Wildfire Areas

Heavy precipitation recently fell in areas of California that were recently devastated by deadly wildfires such as the Camp Fire and the Woolsey fire.


Earth from Space - Mexico City

Earth from Space - Mexico City Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Mexico City. This huge, densely-populated capital can be seen in the top right of the image.


Central Africa Still Lighting Up With Fire

Central Africa Still Lighting Up With Fire

The last image posted of the fires across Central Africa was on October 30, 2018. This image was taken almost a month later by the Terra satellite on November 27, 2018 and shows about the same amount of fire activity in basically the same areas.


Copernicus Improving Daily Lives In 99 Stories

Copernicus Improving Daily Lives In 99 Stories

With seven Copernicus Sentinel missions in orbit delivering an almost unimaginable amount of freely-available data about our planet, the potential of tapping into this incredible resource to better the lives of citizens is almost limitless.


Earth from Space: The Gulf

Earth from Space: The Gulf Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Gulf. Also known as the Arabian Gulf and the Persian Gulf, this marginal sea of the Indian Ocean is just under 1000 km long and covers an area of around 250 000 sq km.


Updated NASA Damage Map of Camp Fire from Space

Updated NASA Damage Map of Camp Fire from Space

As firefighters continue to battle the destructive Camp Fire in Northern California, the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has produced a new map showing damage as of Nov. 16.


Earth from Space: Fogo, Cabo Verde

Earth from Space: Fogo, Cabo Verde Video in Story

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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