Earth TOP STORY

Earth from Space: Zachariae Isstrom Glacier, Greenland Video in Story

© ESA

Earth from Space: Zachariae Isstrom Glacier, Greenland.

This image taken over part of northeast Greenland's coast combines three images from Sentinel-1A's radar on 15 February, 10 March and 3 April 2016. The shades of grey on the left side of the image depict the static landmass, while the colours on the right show changes in sea-ice type and cover between the three radar scans.


Full Story

Florida Keys As Seen From Orbit

© NASA/ESA

Florida Keys

Tim Peake: Makes me hungry for Key Lime Pie just looking at this #Florida Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image

Antarctic Meteorite As It Was Found

Antarctic Meteorite As It Was Found

A meteorite on the blue ice field in the Miller Range in Antarctica. Credit: NASA/Cindy Evans Larger image


Earth from Space: Naukluft Park, Namibia

Earth from Space: Naukluft Park, Namibia Video in Story

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to central western Namibia, an area surrounding the Namib Naukluft Park, in this image taken on 28 January 2016.


First Image From Sentinel-1B: Svalbard

First Image From Sentinel-1B: Svalbard

Sentinel-1B's first data strip stretches 600 km from 80°N degrees through the Barents Sea.


Cumulonimbus Clouds Viewed From Orbit

Cumulonimbus Clouds Viewed From Orbit

Tim Peake: I'm guessing there was an impressive storm going on under that cumulonimbus cloud! Credits: ESA/NASA larger image


Ice Scours the Caspian Sea

Ice Scours the Caspian Sea

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite acquired this large natural-color image showing a view of the Caspian Sea around the Tyuleniy Archipelago on April 16, 2016.


Sentinel-1B Radar Satellite Launched

Sentinel-1B Radar Satellite Launched

The second Sentinel-1 satellite - Sentinel-1B - was launched today to provide more 'radar vision' for Europe's environmental Copernicus program.


Rocky Mount Fire, Virginia As Seen From Space

Rocky Mount Fire, Virginia As Seen From Space

On April 20, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite acquired these images of the Rocky Mount fire in Virginia.


New Maps Chart Greenland Glaciers' Melting Risk

New Maps Chart Greenland Glaciers' Melting Risk

Many large glaciers in Greenland are at greater risk of melting from below than previously thought, according to new maps of the seafloor around Greenland created by an international research team.


Orbital View of Tropical Cyclone Amos As It Grows

Orbital View of Tropical Cyclone Amos As It Grows

This Composite image of tropical cyclone Twenty (Amos) is from 09:00 UTC on Wednesday, 20 April 2016.


Early Ice Breakup of Beaufort Sea Due to Early Warm Temperatures

Early Ice Breakup of Beaufort Sea Due to Early Warm Temperatures

This image of early ice breakup of the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument infrared channel, at around 1148 UTC on April 13, 2016.


Orbital View of Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve in Nambia, Africa

Orbital View of Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve in Nambia, Africa

This composite image of the Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve in Nambia, Africa was put together from several International Space Station images.


Bahamas Islands Seen From Orbit

Bahamas Islands Seen From Orbit

Captured by crew members of Expedition 47 on the International Space Station, this composite picture of the Bahamas islands was compiled by NASA at the Johnson Space Center.


The Middle East As Seen From The Space Station

The Middle East As Seen From The Space Station

The Middle East is seen from 250 miles above in this photo from the International Space Station.


Cuba, Florida and the Bahamas As Seen From Orbit

Cuba, Florida and the Bahamas As Seen From Orbit

Tim Peake: I always try & catch this stunning view of Cuba, Florida and the Bahamas when we pass the Yucatan Basin. Larger image


Antarctica's Nansen Ice Shelf Releases Two Huge Icebergs

Antarctica's Nansen Ice Shelf Releases Two Huge Icebergs

Multiple satellites, including Europe's Sentinels, have captured images of two large icebergs that broke away from Antarctica's Nansen ice shelf on 7 April.


Earth from Space: Ireland

Earth from Space: Ireland Video in Story

The Sentinel-1A satellite takes us over to Ireland, in this multi-temporal colour composite of land coverage across the island. With a coastline of 7500 km, Ireland is home to some 4.8 million people and a wealth of history and tradition.


Orbital View of Currents and Waves Off Of The Baja Coast

Orbital View of Currents and Waves Off Of The Baja Coast

Tim Kopra @Astro_Tim "Currents and waves off the Baja coast. @Space_Station #Mexico #Explore" iss047e002034 (03/04/2016) - Larger image



More top stories from May.