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Earth from Space: Mount Fuji, Japan Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Mount Fuji, Japan.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain standing at 3776 metres tall. In this spring image, the mountain can be seen coated in pure white snow.


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Designing The Meteosat Third Generation Imager

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Third Generation Meteosat

This mesh-based model of Europe's future Meteosat Third Generation Imager (MTG-I) satellite has helped select the optimal location of the radio frequency antennas used to send it commands and downlink mission telemetry.

NASA Maps Surface Changes From California Quakes

NASA Maps Surface Changes From California Quakes

Damage from two strong earthquakes that rattled Southern California on July 4 and July 5 - a magnitude 6.4 and a magnitude 7.1, respectively - can be seen from space.


ECOSTRESS Maps European Heat Wave From Space

ECOSTRESS Maps European Heat Wave From Space

Europe's massive heat wave is on its way out -- and it's leaving a slew of broken temperature records in its wake.


German Wildfire Seen From Orbit

German Wildfire Seen From Orbit

On 30 June, a wildfire broke out at a military training site in L├╝btheen, in northern Germany.


What Is Happening to Greenland's Ice?

What Is Happening to Greenland's Ice?

Heatwave conditions catapulted Greenland into an early Arctic summer in June, prompting widespread melting across its icesheet surface, according to researchers at the Danish Meteorological Institute.


Astrogeology Training in Norway

Astrogeology Training in Norway

This week ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is refreshing his rock classification, as well as acting as test subject during dry runs for a new session of Pangaea geology field training, that is preparing space farers for lunar exploration.


Earth from Space: Irminger Sea

Earth from Space: Irminger Sea Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over a swirl of sea ice off the east coast of Greenland in the Irminger Sea, which is just south of the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.


Orbital View As Raikoke Volcano Erupts

Orbital View As Raikoke Volcano Erupts

Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1778 and 1924.


The Andes Seen From Orbit

The Andes Seen From Orbit

Snow-capped mountain tops are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles above the Andes mountain range along the western coast of South America.


Major Hurricane Barbara Seen From Orbit

Major Hurricane Barbara Seen From Orbit

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean after Tropical Storm Barbara strengthened into the first hurricane of the season. Barbara intensified rapidly into a major hurricane.


Utah's Great Salt Lake Seen From Orbit

Utah's Great Salt Lake Seen From Orbit

Utah's Great Salt Lake is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 255 miles above the southwestern United States.


Earth from Space: Gulf of Taranto, Italy

Earth from Space: Gulf of Taranto, Italy Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Gulf of Taranto, located on the inner heel of southern Italy.


Study Predicts More Long-Term Sea Level Rise from Greenland Ice

Study Predicts More Long-Term Sea Level Rise from Greenland Ice

In the next 200 years, the ice sheet model shows that melting at the present rate could contribute 19 to 63 inches to global sea level rise, said the team led by scientists at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Spaceship Concordia

Spaceship Concordia

Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet.


Russia, Mongolia and Lake Baikal Seen From Space

Russia, Mongolia and Lake Baikal Seen From Space

Orbiting 258 miles above Russia and Mongolia, an Expedition 59 crew member aboard the International Space Station photographed Lake Baikal.


Orbital View Of Active Volcano Mount Tambora

Orbital View Of Active Volcano Mount Tambora

The active volcano of Mount Tambora on the Indonesian province island of West Nusa Tenggara is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the southeast Asian nation.


California and Nevada Seen From Orbit

California and Nevada Seen From Orbit

The International Space Station was 257 miles above the Earth off the coast of the northwestern United States when an Expedition 59 crewmember photographed portions of California and Nevada.


Italy And Sicily Seen From Orbit

Italy And Sicily Seen From Orbit

The International Space Station was orbiting 255 miles above the Mediterranean Sea when an Expedition 59 crewmember looking northwest took this photograph of Italy and its island Sicily.



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