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Antarctic Ice Safety Band Is At Risk

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Antarctica

New research, which includes using data from satellites such as ESA's heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows towards the sea. If lost, it could be the point of no return.


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Northern India As Seen From Space At Night

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Northern India at Night

This long exposure image of Northern India was taken by astronauts on the International Space Station while the Earth was shrouded in darkness.

Volcano Steaming As Seen From Orbit

Volcano Steaming As Seen From Orbit

A volcano steaming into the air. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this image while aboard the International Space Station.


Measuring Ten Days of Extreme Precipitation From Space

Measuring Ten Days of Extreme Precipitation From Space

For more than a week the weather over the continental United States has been punctuated by extreme events. NASA analyzed satellite data that measured the heavy precipitation over ten days from late January to early February.


Earth from Space: Colours of Sweden

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This image is a composite of radar scans by Sentinel-1A on different dates of the Siljan Ring, located in the province of Dalarna in central Sweden.


NASA Damage Maps in Nepal May Help in Future Quakes

NASA Damage Maps in Nepal May Help in Future Quakes

Nepal's magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused significant damage and loss of life in 2015. In natural disasters like this, it is critical to locate areas that are in the most need of assistance as fast as possible.


Exploring Sierra Leone From Space

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Part of Sierra Leone in West Africa is pictured in this image the Sentinel-2A satellite captured on 11 December 2015.


A Look at Post-Blizzard Snowfall and Winds

A Look at Post-Blizzard Snowfall and Winds

NASA satellites obtained a number of different views of the great winter storm that left many snowfall records from Virginia to New York City from January 22 to 24, 2016.


Snow Covered Washington DC Metro Area Seen From Space

Snow Covered Washington DC Metro Area Seen From Space

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. on January 24, 2016.


Terra Satellite Tracks Fires on Tasmania

Terra Satellite Tracks Fires on Tasmania

Several hot spots on the island of Tasmania were detected by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite.


Massive Blizzard Heads Up U.S. East Coast

Massive Blizzard Heads Up U.S. East Coast

NASA and NOAA satellites are tracking the large winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snowfall to the U.S. mid-Atlantic region on Jan. 22 and 23.


Earth from Space: Colours of the Persian Gulf

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This beautiful, natural-colour image from Sentinel-2A on 18 September 2015 features the small nation of Bahrain and parts of eastern Saudi Arabia.


Eighty Bushfires Ignite Parts of Tasmania

Eighty Bushfires Ignite Parts of Tasmania

Out-of-control bushfires are still raging in Tasmania's northwest.


Major Winter Storm Headed For Eastern U.S.

Major Winter Storm Headed For Eastern U.S.

NASA and NOAA satellites are tracking a large winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snowfall to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region on Jan. 22 and 23.


NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015 Video in Story

Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Earth from Space: Special Edition - Preparing for Europe's Sentinel-3 Launch

Earth from Space: Special Edition - Preparing for Europe's Sentinel-3 Launch Video in Story

In this special edition, ESA's Sentinel-3 Payload Manager Constantin Mavrocordatos and Spacecraft and Launch Campaign Manager Kristof Gantois join the show to tell us more about the Sentinel-3A satellite and its mission, at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.


Fires Detected in Colombia and Venezuela

Fires Detected in Colombia and Venezuela

NASA's Terra satellite collected this natural-color image of Colombia (left) and Venezuela (right) with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on January 17, 2016.


New Seafloor Map Helps Scientists Find New Features

New Seafloor Map Helps Scientists Find New Features

An international scientific team recently published a new map of the ocean floor based on Earth's gravity field, and it is a particularly useful tool.


Viewing Greenland's Daugaard-Jensen Land From The Sky

Viewing Greenland's Daugaard-Jensen Land From The Sky

In Greenland, snow and ice dominate much - but not all - of the landscape. This image mosaic shows an aerial view of a largely ice-free area near the western coast of North Greenland.



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