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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.
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.
A volcano steaming into the air. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this image while aboard the International Space Station.
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.
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.
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.
Part of Sierra Leone in West Africa is pictured in this image the Sentinel-2A satellite captured on 11 December 2015.
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.
The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. on January 24, 2016.
Several hot spots on the island of Tasmania were detected by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite.
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.
This beautiful, natural-colour image from Sentinel-2A on 18 September 2015 features the small nation of Bahrain and parts of eastern Saudi Arabia.
Out-of-control bushfires are still raging in Tasmania's northwest.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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