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Earth from Space: Japanese Archipelago Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Japanese Archipelago.

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Japanese archipelago - a string of islands that extends about 3000 km into the western Pacific Ocean.


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Orbital View Of Flooding in Southern Iran

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Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces.

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.


NASA Maps Ground Changes From Puerto Rico Earthquake

NASA Maps Ground Changes From Puerto Rico Earthquake

Days after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico, followed by hundreds of aftershocks, the full extent of damage is only beginning to be realized.


Arabian Peninsula A Trap For Summer Dust

Arabian Peninsula A Trap For Summer Dust

Intense winds blowing from Africa through a mountainous gap on the western Red Sea coast have led to a buildup of summer dust over the Arabian Peninsula in the past decade. This increasing dust load could have long-term health and global climatic implications.


Earth from Space: Faroe Islands

Earth from Space: Faroe Islands Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Faroe Islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean.


Smoke From Australian Bushfires Seen From Orbit

Smoke From Australian Bushfires Seen From Orbit

Smoke from bushfires blanket the southeast coastline of Australia as the International Space Station orbited 269 miles above the above the Tasman Sea.


Kangaroo Island Shows Burn Scars On One Third of the Land Mass

Kangaroo Island Shows Burn Scars On One Third of the Land Mass

NASA's Terra satellite provided before and after imagery that showed the extent of the fires that have been ravaging Australia's Kangaroo Island.


Orbital View Of Wildfires Surrounding Sydney, Australia

Orbital View Of Wildfires Surrounding Sydney, Australia

Wildfires are pictured surrounding Sydney, Australia, as the International Space Station orbited 269 miles above the Tasman Sea.


Lake Guiers and the Senegal River As Seen From Orbit

Lake Guiers and the Senegal River As Seen From Orbit

Lake Guiers and the Senegal River separating the African nations of Senegal and Mauritania are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles in altitude off the Atlantic coast.


Earth from Space: Tromsø, Norway

Earth from Space: Tromsø, Norway Video in Story

With Christmas almost here, the red and white of this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image bring a festive feel to this week's image featuring Tromsø - the largest city in northern Norway.


Scientists Find Iron 'Snow' In Earth's Core

Scientists Find Iron 'Snow' In Earth's Core

The Earth's inner core is hot, under immense pressure and snow-capped, according to new research that could help scientists better understand forces that affect the entire planet.


Operation IceBridge Completes Eleven Years of Polar Surveys

Operation IceBridge Completes Eleven Years of Polar Surveys

Designed to collect data during the years between NASA's two Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellites, ICESat and ICESat-2, IceBridge made its final polar flight in November 2019, one year after ICESat-2's successful launch.


Earth from Space: Baltic Blooms

Earth from Space: Baltic Blooms Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea.


New NASA eBook Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night from Space

New NASA eBook Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night from Space

Earth has many stories to tell, even in the dark of night.


Greenland's Rapid Melt Will Mean More Flooding

Greenland's Rapid Melt Will Mean More Flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet is rapidly melting, having lost 3.8 trillion tons of ice between 1992 and 2018, a new study from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) finds.


Viewing Glacier Change From Space

Viewing Glacier Change From Space

New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space - some spanning nearly 50 years - are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet's frozen regions are changing.


Earth from Space: Mato Grosso, Brazil

Earth from Space: Mato Grosso, Brazil Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso deep in the Amazon interior.


NASA Analyzes Kammuri's Heavy Rainfall

NASA Analyzes Kammuri's Heavy Rainfall

NASA provided analyses of Typhoon Kammuri's heavy rainfall on its track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean using the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite.



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