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Bangkok's Green Lung

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Bangkok

Captured on 22 January 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite, this true-colour image shows Thailand's most populous city Bangkok, and its 'Green Lung' Bang Kachao.


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Arctic Sea Ice 2019 Wintertime Extent Is Seventh Lowest

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Sea Ice

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter.

Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars

Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars Video in Story

The SETI Institute and Astrobotic Technology, Inc. are announcing the successful mapping in 3D of the interior of an ice-rich lava tube in Iceland using a LiDAR-equipped drone.


NASA's Greenland Mission Still Surprises in Year Four

NASA's Greenland Mission Still Surprises in Year Four

Only seven months after NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission wrapped its last field campaign on the world's largest island, an OMG crew is back in Greenland to collect more data.


Earth from Space: Nairobi, Kenya

Earth from Space: Nairobi, Kenya Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Nairobi, one of the fastest growing cities in East Africa.


Earth from Space: New Zealand

Earth from Space: New Zealand Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over New Zealand, with the image centred over Cook Strait between the North and South Islands.


New Satellite Keeps Close Watch On Antarctic Ice Loss

New Satellite Keeps Close Watch On Antarctic Ice Loss

A recently-launched satellite mission has captured precision data on the elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet proving a valuable addition to monitoring efforts in the region, according to work published this week in The Cryosphere.


Earth from Space: The Alps

Earth from Space: The Alps Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the high, snow-studded Alps under clear skies.


World of Change: Antarctic Ozone Hole

World of Change: Antarctic Ozone Hole

The stratospheric ozone layer protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet light, which damages DNA in plants and animals (including humans) and leads to sunburns and skin cancer.


Black Smoke Rising Over North Cascade, Western Australia

Black Smoke Rising Over North Cascade, Western Australia

Thick, black, billowing smoke rises over North Cascade, Western Australia in this image taken by NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite on February 21, 2019.


Orbital View Of Cloudy Waters In The Tyrrhenian Sea

Orbital View Of Cloudy Waters In The Tyrrhenian Sea

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite captured this true-colour image on 5 February 2019, just three days after heavy rainfall in Rome and the surrounding area of Lazio, Italy.


NASA-NOAA Satellite Analyzes Typhoon Wutip

NASA-NOAA Satellite Analyzes Typhoon Wutip

Typhoon Wutip was impacting the Federated States of Micronesia in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light.


Earth from Space: Favignana, Levanzo and Western Sicily

Earth from Space: Favignana, Levanzo and Western Sicily Video in Story

Captured on 3 September 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image shows part of western Sicily in Italy and two of the main Aegadian Islands: Favignana and Levanzo.


NASA-NOAA Satellite Provides Wide View of Tropical Cyclone Oma

NASA-NOAA Satellite Provides Wide View of Tropical Cyclone Oma

When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at the large tropical storm in the Southern Pacific Ocean.


Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Carbon Levels Not Seen In 56 million Years

Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Carbon Levels Not Seen In 56 million Years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds.


Earth's Atmosphere Stretches Out To The Moon - And Beyond

Earth's Atmosphere Stretches Out To The Moon - And Beyond

The outermost part of our planet's atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit - almost twice the distance to the Moon.


New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA's new 168-page book "Earth," a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites.


Earth from Space: Jewels of the Maldives

Earth from Space: Jewels of the Maldives Video in Story

Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you some of the jewels of the Maldives for Valentine's week.


Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Our Feet

Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Our Feet

Most schoolchildren learn that the Earth has three (or four) layers: a crust, mantle and core, which is sometimes subdivided into an inner and outer core.



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