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Orbital View Of The Sahara Desert In Central Libya

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Sahara Desert In Central Libya

The International Space Station was flying 261 miles above the Sahara Desert when this photograph was taken of the Murzuq District in central Libya.


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Contained Confinement At Concordia Research Station In Antarctica

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Storage containers at Concordia Station

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.

Earth from Space: Bucharest, Romania

Earth from Space: Bucharest, Romania Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Bucharest - the capital and largest city of Romania.


Asteroid Crater On Earth Provides Clues About Martian Craters

Asteroid Crater On Earth Provides Clues About Martian Craters

The almost 15-million-year-old Nördlinger Ries is an asteroid impact crater filled with lake sediments. Its structure is comparable to the craters currently being explored on Mars.


What a Glacial River Reveals About the Greenland Ice Sheet

What a Glacial River Reveals About the Greenland Ice Sheet

With data from a 2016 expedition, scientists supported by NASA are shedding more light into the complex processes under the Greenland Ice Sheet that control how fast its glaciers slide toward the ocean and contribute to sea level rise.


Zion National Park, Utah Seen From Orbit

Zion National Park, Utah Seen From Orbit

Zion National Park, Utah is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 17 crewmember on the International Space Station.


Earth from Space: Easter Egg Hunt

Earth from Space: Easter Egg Hunt Video in Story

With Easter right around the corner, we take a look at four egg-shaped buildings visible from space as captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Winter Sea Ice Tied for 7th-Lowest on Record

NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Winter Sea Ice Tied for 7th-Lowest on Record

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter.


Earth from Space: Gariep Dam, South Africa

Earth from Space: Gariep Dam, South Africa Video in Story

The Gariep Dam, the largest dam in South Africa, is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Earth from Space: Amazon Rainforest

Earth from Space: Amazon Rainforest Video in Story

Ahead of the International Day of Forests, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Amazon rainforest in the Amazonas - the largest state in Brazil.


Orbital View: The Himalayas Separating China From India And Nepal

Orbital View: The Himalayas Separating China From India And Nepal

The Himalayas separating China from India and Nepal are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above northern Pakistan.


Traces Of Earth's Early Magma Ocean Identified In Greenland Rocks

Traces Of Earth's Early Magma Ocean Identified In Greenland Rocks

New research led by the University of Cambridge has found rare evidence - preserved in the chemistry of ancient rocks from Greenland - which tells of a time when Earth was almost entirely molten.


Earth from Space: Strait of Gibraltar

Earth from Space: Strait of Gibraltar Video in Story

The Strait of Gibraltar is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


ICESat-2 Reveals The Shape And Depth Of Antarctic Ice Shelf Fractures

ICESat-2 Reveals The Shape And Depth Of Antarctic Ice Shelf Fractures

When a block of ice the size of Houston, Texas, broke off from East Antarctica's Amery Ice Shelf in 2019, scientists had anticipated the calving event, but not exactly where it would happen.


A Deadly Debris Flow in India

A Deadly Debris Flow in India

Sheer, glacier-covered ridges separated by gorges soar over the Chamoli district in northern India.


Earth from Space: Galápagos Islands

Earth from Space: Galápagos Islands Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Galápagos Islands - a volcanic archipelago situated some 1000 km west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean.


Kuwait City As Seen From Orbit

Kuwait City As Seen From Orbit

Kuwait City, population 4.1 million, on the south shore of Kuwait Bay is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the Persian Gulf. Credit: Roscosmos


Building A Highly Accurate Digital Twin Of Our Planet

Building A Highly Accurate Digital Twin Of Our Planet

To become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union launched two ambitious programmes: "Green Deal" and "DigitalStrategy".


Earth from Space: Vancouver, Canada

Earth from Space: Vancouver, Canada Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Vancouver - the third largest city in Canada.



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