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Earth from Space: Vietnam Rice Fields Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Vietnam Rice Fields.

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Mekong Delta - a major rice-producing region in southwest Vietnam.


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Huge East Antarctic Glacier Especially Susceptible to Climate Impacts

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Denman Glacier in East Antarctica

Denman Glacier in East Antarctica retreated 3.4 miles (5.4 kilometers) from 1996 to 2018, according to a new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine.

Ships' Emissions Create Measurable Regional Change In Clouds

Ships' Emissions Create Measurable Regional Change In Clouds

A container ship leaves a trail of white clouds in its wake that can linger in the air for hours.


Fires in Cuba Most Likely Due to Agriculture

Fires in Cuba Most Likely Due to Agriculture

Hot spots dotted the landscape across most of Cuba on March 22, 2020, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA's Terra satellite acquired a true-color image of the scene.


Earth from Space: Kuwait

Earth from Space: Kuwait Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kuwait in the Middle East.


Observing Phytoplankton Via Satellite

Observing Phytoplankton Via Satellite

Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers at the AWI can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant.


Keeping an Eye on Algae From the Space Station

Keeping an Eye on Algae From the Space Station

Algae might be small, but when they grow out of control, forming harmful algal blooms (HABs), they can cause big problems.


Greenland, Antarctica Are Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

Greenland, Antarctica Are Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

The two regions have lost 6.4 trillion tons of ice in three decades; unabated, this rate of melting could cause flooding that affects hundreds of millions of people by 2100.


Southeast Asian Peninsula Displays Large Concentrations of Fires

Southeast Asian Peninsula Displays Large Concentrations of Fires

The entire southeastern Asian peninsula appears to be on fire.


Earth from Space: Victoria Falls

Earth from Space: Victoria Falls Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Victoria Falls - one of the world's greatest natural wonders.


Greenland And Antarctica Are Losing Ice Six Times Faster Than Expected

Greenland And Antarctica Are Losing Ice Six Times Faster Than Expected

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s - currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenario.


Orbital View: Strong Winds Sweep Desert Dust Across the Persian Gulf

Orbital View: Strong Winds Sweep Desert Dust Across the Persian Gulf

As NOAA-20 passed over the Middle East on March 8, 2020, it captured this image of dust blowing over the Persian Gulf.


Antarctica Melts Under Its Hottest Days on Record

Antarctica Melts Under Its Hottest Days on Record

On Feb. 6, 2020, weather stations recorded the hottest temperature on record for Antarctica.


Earth from Space: Canadian Arctic Archipelago

Earth from Space: Canadian Arctic Archipelago Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Most of the archipelago is part of Nunavut - the largest and northernmost territory of Canada.


Earth from Space: Andros Island, Bahamas

Earth from Space: Andros Island, Bahamas Video in Story

Andros Island, the largest island of the Bahamas, is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Earth from Space: Houston

Earth from Space: Houston Video in Story

Houston, Texas, US, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.


Spacecraft Look Back On Our Cosmic Home

Spacecraft Look Back On Our Cosmic Home

Thirty years ago, on 14 February 1990, NASA's Voyager 1 had completed its exploration of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn and was just about to venture even farther, towards the edge of our Solar System.


Earth from space: Bolivian highland heart

Earth from space: Bolivian highland heart Video in Story

For Valentine's Day, we bring you this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image capturing a beautiful heart-shaped geographical formation in the dramatic landscape of the southern highlands of Bolivia.


Orbital View As The Pine Island Glacier Shatters

Orbital View As The Pine Island Glacier Shatters

The Pine Island Glacier recently spawned an iceberg over 300 sq km that very quickly shattered into pieces.



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