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The Sahara desert's sandy and rocky terrain in central Algeria, captured by the Sentinel-2A satellite in its first-ever scan of Earth on 27 June 2015.
Earth From Space: Northwest Sardinia, Italy.
This image over part of the Italian island of Sardinia comes from the very first acquisition by the Sentinel-2A satellite.
In late May 2015, the highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. The explosive eruption at Wolf volcano on Isabela Island sent volcanic gases and ash roughly 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) into the sky, while lava flowed through a fissure, down eastern and southeastern slopes, and eventually reached the sea.
This image captured by Sentinel-1A's radar on 1 April 2015 shows a central region of California in the US. The San Andreas Fault - the border between two tectonic plates - is visible as a somewhat straight line running from the upper-left corner of the image to the bottom centre.
The ESA-developed Sentinel satellite Sentinel-2A was launched today, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere all the way from the ionosphere about 100 km above, through to the outer reaches of our protective magnetic shield.
The Landsat-8 satellite captured this image of the San Francisco Bay Area in the US state of California on 5 March 2015.
With Earth-observing satellite data, scientists can now monitor the health of coral reefs, even in the most remote regions scattered around the globe where it is otherwise difficult to see changes.
Tropical Storm Bill was making landfall at 11 a.m. CDT on Matagorda Island, Texas on June 16 as NASA and NOAA satellites gathered data on the storm.
NASA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have launched a global photography competition to highlight how the vantage point of space helps us better understand our home planet, improve lives, and safeguard our future by aiding sustainable development on Earth.
How light of different colours is absorbed by carbon dioxide (CO2) can now be accurately predicted using new calculations developed by a UCL-led team of scientists.
This image from Sentinel-1A's radar brings us over Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo.
Tropical Storm Carlos (formerly tropical depression Three-e) off the Pacific coast of Mexico.
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Monsoon rainfall, although a little later than normal, started on June 5, 2015, in southern India.
NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere.
Sentinel-2A will soon be launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Vega launcher, making it the second satellite in orbit for Europe's Copernicus programme.
Tropical Cyclone 01A has been moving in a northerly direction through the Northern Indian Ocean, and is now curving to the west, moving into the Gulf of Oman.
Situated between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, the Sea of Marmara is full of a rich soup of nutrients and life and surrounded by a rich history of civilization.
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