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Earth from Space: Tarawa, Kiribati Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Tarawa, Kiribati.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Tarawa Atoll in the Republic of Kiribati - a remote Pacific nation threatened by rising seas.


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Nighttime Orbital View Of Post-Tropical Storm Teddy

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Post-Tropical Storm Teddy

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided an infrared image of Post-tropical cyclone Teddy over the province of Newfoundland, Canada in the early morning hours of Sept. 24.

Earth from Space: Vatnajökull, Iceland

Earth from Space: Vatnajökull, Iceland Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Vatnajökull ice cap, in southeast Iceland, in this summery image captured on 6 July 2019.


NASA Takes Flight to Study California's Wildfire Burn Areas

NASA Takes Flight to Study California's Wildfire Burn Areas

While the agency's satellites image the wildfires from space, scientists are flying over burn areas, using smoke-penetrating technology to better understand the damage.


Orbital View: Smoke From Fires Stretching Across the Country

Orbital View: Smoke From Fires Stretching Across the Country

NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured two recent images of the United States and both images show that the winds have changed yet again, blowing the smoke from western fires back to the East and crossing the continental U.S.


Earth from Space: The Amazon River

Earth from Space: The Amazon River Video in Story

This image, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, shows the Amazon River meandering through one of the most vital ecosystems in the world - the Amazon rainforest in South America.


Suomi NPP Captures Fires and Aerosols Across America

Suomi NPP Captures Fires and Aerosols Across America

On Sep. 07, 2020, NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite provided two different views of how fires are affecting the U.S. A true-color image of the United States appears on the left side.


Ice Sheet Melt On Track With Worst-case Climate Scenario

Ice Sheet Melt On Track With Worst-case Climate Scenario

A recent report confirms that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, whose mass-loss rates have been rapidly increasing, are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case sea-level rise scenarios.


Sea Level Mission Will Also Act as a Precision Thermometer in Space

Sea Level Mission Will Also Act as a Precision Thermometer in Space

To get the best measurements of Earth's atmosphere, you sometimes have to leave it. This November, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will do just that.


Earth from Space - Gulf of Kutch, India

Earth from Space - Gulf of Kutch, India Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Gulf of Kutch - also known as the Gulf of Kachchh - an inlet of the Arabian Sea, along the west coast of India.


Suomi NPP Satellite Provides a Nighttime View of New Atlantic Tropical Depression

Suomi NPP Satellite Provides a Nighttime View of New Atlantic Tropical Depression

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a nighttime view of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season's latest tropical cyclone off the coast of North Carolina. Ocean swells from the depression are affecting coastal North Carolina today, Sept. 1.


From Space and in the Air, NASA Tracks California's Wildfires

From Space and in the Air, NASA Tracks California's Wildfires

As California experiences one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, NASA is leveraging its resources to help.


Suomi NPP Imagery Of California Fires

Suomi NPP Imagery Of California Fires

NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured two images that tell the story about the smoke coming off the fires in California. One instrument on the provided a visible image of the smoke, while another analyzed the aerosol content within. The images were captured on August 30, 2020.


Global Survey Using NASA Data Shows Dramatic Growth of Glacial Lakes

Global Survey Using NASA Data Shows Dramatic Growth of Glacial Lakes

In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, researchers using 30 years of NASA satellite data have found that the volume of these lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990 as glaciers melt and retreat due to climate change.


Study: 2019 Sees Record Loss of Greenland Ice

Study: 2019 Sees Record Loss of Greenland Ice

Greenland set a new record for ice loss in 2019, shedding the most mass from its giant ice sheet in any year since at least 1948.


Terra Satellite Sees The End Of Tropical Storm Bavi

Terra Satellite Sees The End Of Tropical Storm Bavi

NASA's Terra satellite captured visible imagery as Tropical Storm Bavi made landfall in northwestern North Korea and moved inland.


Typhoon Bavi Seen From One Million Miles Away

Typhoon Bavi Seen From One Million Miles Away

Typhoon Bavi is a large storm moving through the Yellow Sea. A NASA camera captured an image of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean that showed Bavi headed north.


NASA-led Study Reveals the Causes of Sea Level Rise Since 1900

NASA-led Study Reveals the Causes of Sea Level Rise Since 1900

Scientists have gained new insights into the processes that have driven ocean level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising seas of the future.


Terra Satellite Shows Smoky Pall Over Most of California

Terra Satellite Shows Smoky Pall Over Most of California

More than 650 wildfires are blazing in California after unprecedented lightning strikes, storms, and a heatwave that has set new records in the state and NASA's Terra satellite captured the smoke-engulfed state on Aug. 24, 2020.



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