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Earth from Space: Chachani, Peru Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Chachani, Peru.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru. Standing at over 6000 m, Chachani is the tallest of the mountains near the Peruvian city of Arequipa.


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Satellite Map Shows Deformation Following Alaska Earthquake

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Anchorage area

Scientists have generated a map of the deformation of Earth's surface caused by the November 30, 2018 magnitude 7.0 earthquake beneath the Anchorage area of Alaska.

Copernicus Sentinel-5P Ozone Boosts Daily Forecasts

Copernicus Sentinel-5P Ozone Boosts Daily Forecasts

Measurements of atmospheric ozone from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite are now being used in daily forecasts of air quality.


IMERG Measures Heavy Rainfall in California Wildfire Areas

IMERG Measures Heavy Rainfall in California Wildfire Areas

Heavy precipitation recently fell in areas of California that were recently devastated by deadly wildfires such as the Camp Fire and the Woolsey fire.


Earth from Space - Mexico City

Earth from Space - Mexico City Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Mexico City. This huge, densely-populated capital can be seen in the top right of the image.


Central Africa Still Lighting Up With Fire

Central Africa Still Lighting Up With Fire

The last image posted of the fires across Central Africa was on October 30, 2018. This image was taken almost a month later by the Terra satellite on November 27, 2018 and shows about the same amount of fire activity in basically the same areas.


Copernicus Improving Daily Lives In 99 Stories

Copernicus Improving Daily Lives In 99 Stories

With seven Copernicus Sentinel missions in orbit delivering an almost unimaginable amount of freely-available data about our planet, the potential of tapping into this incredible resource to better the lives of citizens is almost limitless.


Earth from Space: The Gulf

Earth from Space: The Gulf Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Gulf. Also known as the Arabian Gulf and the Persian Gulf, this marginal sea of the Indian Ocean is just under 1000 km long and covers an area of around 250 000 sq km.


Updated NASA Damage Map of Camp Fire from Space

Updated NASA Damage Map of Camp Fire from Space

As firefighters continue to battle the destructive Camp Fire in Northern California, the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has produced a new map showing damage as of Nov. 16.


Earth from Space: Fogo, Cabo Verde

Earth from Space: Fogo, Cabo Verde Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Fogo, Cabo Verde. This small volcanic island, which can be seen in the right of the image, is about 25 km in diameter and home to around 35 000 people.


Meteorite Crater Discovered Under Greenland Ice

Meteorite Crater Discovered Under Greenland Ice

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.


Amundsen-Scott Station As Seen by Ice Bridge

Amundsen-Scott Station As Seen by Ice Bridge

@NASA_ICE From yesterday's #IceBridge flight: Amundsen-Scott Station, South Pole. Larger image


Orbital View Of Camp Fire In California

Orbital View Of Camp Fire In California

The six-day-old Camp Fire has already attained the unfortunate title of California's deadliest fire.


ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

California continues to be plagued by wildfires -- including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state's history.


GOCE Satellite Data Reveas Ancient Continents Under Antarctica

GOCE Satellite Data Reveas Ancient Continents Under Antarctica

It was five years ago this month that ESA's GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure - giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarctica.


Earth from Space: Madagascar

Earth from Space: Madagascar Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over Madagascar. This huge island nation, located off the east coast of Africa and seen in the left of the image, has a population of around 25 million.


Proba-V Images Impact Site On Yucatán Peninsula

Proba-V Images Impact Site On Yucatán Peninsula

ESA's Proba-V minisatellite images the verdant Yucatán peninsula, once home to the Maya civilization and the site of the impact believed to have doomed the dinosaurs.


Europe's MetOp-C Launched

Europe's MetOp-C Launched

The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.


Earth from Space: Semarang, Indonesia

Earth from Space: Semarang, Indonesia Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over Semarang, Indonesia. A port city on the north coast of Java, Semarang is the fifth-largest city in the country, covering some 374 sq km and home to just over 1.5 million people.



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