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Earth from Space: Lake Disappointment - Australia Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Lake Disappointment.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Lake Disappointment in northwest Australia. Found in one of the most remote areas of the country, it is believed to have been discovered by an early explorer called Frank Hann in 1897.


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Earth From Space - South Sudan Video in Story

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Earth From Space - South Sudan.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over South Sudan. Having gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan is the youngest country in the world.

Hurricane Michael Examined From Space

Hurricane Michael Examined From Space

Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm -- the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region.


Earth from Space - Eastern US

Earth from Space - Eastern US Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over eastern US. Spanning a huge area, including the states of Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware, a number of major cities can be seen in this true-colour image.


Space Imaging Helps Predict Crop Yields

Farmers have always looked to the weather and the progress of their crops to try to predict how the harvest will go, but a new tool uses NASA satellite imagery to take the predictions to a whole new level -- to near-perfect, in fact.


New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

Five new NASA Earth science campaigns will take to the field starting in 2020 to investigate a range of pressing research questions, from what drives intense East Coast snowfall events to the impact of small-scale ocean currents on global climate.


Earth from Space: Central Italy

Earth from Space: Central Italy Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over central Italy. From the Apennine Mountains in the top right, to the fertile, former lakebed of the Avezzano plain in the centre right, this bright, false-colour image captures the diversity and beauty of the region's landscapes.


NASA Tests Tiny Satellites to Track Global Storms

NASA Tests Tiny Satellites to Track Global Storms

How many times have you stepped outside into a surprise rainstorm without an umbrella and wished that weather forecasts were more accurate?


NASA Study Untangles Smoke, Pollution Effects on Clouds

NASA Study Untangles Smoke, Pollution Effects on Clouds

A new NASA-led study helps answer decades-old questions about the role of smoke and human-caused air pollution on clouds and rainfall.


Earth from Space - São Miguel, Azores

Earth from Space - São Miguel, Azores Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the largest island of the Azores: São Miguel.


New Small Satellite Peers Inside Hurricane Florence

New Small Satellite Peers Inside Hurricane Florence

A new experimental weather satellite no bigger than a cereal box got an inside look at Hurricane Florence in a test of technology that could influence the future of storm monitoring from space.


Three Causes of Earth's Spin Axis Drift Identified

Three Causes of Earth's Spin Axis Drift Identified

A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin it. Our actual planet is far less perfect -- in both shape and in rotation.


New Study Tracks Hurricane Harvey Stormwater with GPS

New Study Tracks Hurricane Harvey Stormwater with GPS

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017, making it the wettest recorded hurricane in U.S. history. But after the storm passed, where did all that water go?


ECOSTRESS Maps LA's Hot Spots

ECOSTRESS Maps LA's Hot Spots

NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured new imagery of variations in surface-temperature patterns in Los Angeles County.


Orbital View Of Northeast Ethiopia

Orbital View Of Northeast Ethiopia

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over Semera in northeast Ethiopia. Semera is a new town with a population of just over 2600 and serves as the capital of the Afar region.


Super-Typhoon Mangkhut Seen From Orbit

Super-Typhoon Mangkhut Seen From Orbit

Composite image of category 5 super-Typhoon Mangkhut, in the Pacific ocean, from 06:00 UTC on Wednesday, 12 September 2018.


Hurricane Florence As Seen From the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence As Seen From the International Space Station

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured a stark and sobering view of Hurricane Florence the morning of Sept. 12 as it churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour.


GPM Observes Hurricane Florence From Space

GPM Observes Hurricane Florence From Space

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew over Tropical Storm Florence on September 7, 2018.


Suomi NPP Observes Hurricane Florence in Infrared

Suomi NPP Observes Hurricane Florence in Infrared

On Sept. 11 at 2:35 a.m. EDT the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an infrared night-time view of Hurricane Florence that provided cloud top temperatures.



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