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Red Pacific Northwest Skies Caused by Smoke from Siberian Fires

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Smoke Over Pacific Northwest

Smoke from fires burning in Siberia have generated a lot of smoke that has blown across the Pacific Ocean and is causing reddish sunsets in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.


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Access To CryoSat's Arctic Ice Measurements Now Available

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CryoSat Arctic Ice Measurements

ESA's ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region.

Sentinel-1A Interferogram of the San Joaquin Valley

Sentinel-1A Interferogram of the San Joaquin Valley

This 'interferogram' combines 19 scans by Sentinel-1A's radar over the San Joaquin Valley in the US state of California.


Sentinel-1A Radar Scans of Greenland Ice Streams

Sentinel-1A Radar Scans of Greenland Ice Streams

This image combines two Sentinel-1A radar scans from 3 and 15 January 2015 to show ice velocities on outlet glaciers of Greenland's west coast.


TRMM Rainfall Mission Ends After 17 Years

TRMM Rainfall Mission Ends After 17 Years

In 1997 when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, was launched, its mission was scheduled to last just a few years. Now, 17 years later, the TRMM mission has come to an end.


Earth From Space: Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Earth From Space: Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina Video in Story

Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field - the world's second largest contiguous extrapolar ice field - and two lakes are pictured in this image of Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park.


Putting Satellite Eyes on Threat to Freshwater

Putting Satellite Eyes on Threat to Freshwater

NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological Survey to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.


NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NoPlaceLikeHome Event

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NoPlaceLikeHome Event

This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking people around the world to share pictures and videos on social media that show there is no place like home planet Earth.


NASA - StationLIFE: Earth

NASA - StationLIFE: Earth Video in Story

Every month on StationLIFE, we'll focus on a scientific area where the International Space Station is conducting groundbreaking research. This month, astronaut Tracy Dyson hosts a focus on station operates as a unique platform for various Earth sensing technologies.


Earth From Space: Lake Baikal and Irkutsk

Earth From Space: Lake Baikal and Irkutsk Video in Story

Suzuku Studies Supernova Crime Scene Shows Single White Dwarf to Blame The city of Irkutsk (centre left) and part of Lake Baikal (right) are pictured in this Sentinel-1A image over Russia's Siberia region.


The Eye of Super Typhoon Maysak Seen From Space

The Eye of Super Typhoon Maysak Seen From Space

This close up of the huge Typhoon Maysak eye of the category 5 (hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale) was captured by astronauts on board the International Space Station Mar. 31, 2015.


Have You Applied to be ESA's Doctor at Concordia Station in Antarctica?

Have You Applied to be ESA's Doctor at Concordia Station in Antarctica?

The Italian French Concordia research station in Antarctica sits in the largest desert in the world.


Earth From Space: The Aral Sea

Earth From Space: The Aral Sea Video in Story

This multitemporal Sentinel-1A radar image shows the Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia.


Earth from Space: Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Earth from Space: Ulan Bator, Mongolia Video in Story

The Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator is captured in this image from the Landsat-8 satellite.


Ireland Seen From Orbit

Ireland Seen From Orbit

This image of Ireland was taken on 10 March 2015 by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti


Iceland Seen From Orbit

Iceland Seen From Orbit

Iceland, dressed in winter white, peaked through a hole in a complex system of clouds in late February, 2015.


Operation IceBridge Debuts Its Seventh Arctic Campaign

Operation IceBridge Debuts Its Seventh Arctic Campaign

The mission of Operation IceBridge is to collect data on changing polar land and sea ice and maintain continuity of measurements between NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) missions.


Iron Rain Fell on Early Earth

Iron Rain Fell on Early Earth

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have helped untangle a long-standing mystery of astrophysics: why iron is found spattered throughout Earth's mantle, the roughly 2,000-mile thick region between Earth's core and its crust.


New Threat to East Antarctic Ice

New Threat to East Antarctic Ice

Researchers have discovered two seafloor troughs that could allow warm ocean water to reach the base of Totten Glacier, East Antarctica's largest and most rapidly thinning glacier.



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