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Earth from Space: Antofagasta, Chile Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Antofagasta, Chile.

Antofagasta, a port city in northern Chile, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


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NASA NeMO-Net Video Game Helps Researchers Understand Global Coral Reef Health

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NASA NeMO-Net Video Game

Marine ecosystems are in the midst of a conservation crisis, with coral reefs in particular facing numerous challenges as a result of climate change.

Earth from Space: Laizhou Bay, China

Earth from Space: Laizhou Bay, China Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the sediment-stained waters in Laizhou Bay, located on the southern shores of the Bohai Sea, on the east coast of mainland China.


Tracking Changes In Earth's Cryosphere

Tracking Changes In Earth's Cryosphere

Everything on our planet -- the land, the water, the air, people -- is connected by the various chemical, physical and biological processes that make up what we call the Earth system.


Climate Has Shifted The Axis Of Earth

Climate Has Shifted The Axis Of Earth

Glacial melting due to global warming is likely the cause of a shift in the movement of the poles that occurred in the 1990s.


The Aral Sea Seen From Orbit

The Aral Sea Seen From Orbit

The Aral Sea, which has been shrinking since the 1960's due to agricultural activity, stretches from Uzbekistan in the south to Kazakhstan in the north and was pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 264 miles above.


Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's Highest Peak Seen Fron Orbit

Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's Highest Peak Seen Fron Orbit

Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's highest peak, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above the Bay of Campeche.


Earth from Space: The Florida Space Coast

Earth from Space: The Florida Space Coast Video in Story

On 22 April 2021, on Earth Day, Thomas Pesquet is planned to return to the International Space Station for his second mission, Alpha.


NASA's Airborne Sensor Facility MASTER Wildfire Monitoring

NASA's Airborne Sensor Facility MASTER Wildfire Monitoring

On September 9th, 2020, Bay Area residents woke up to darkness. Acrid smoke blocked out the morning sun. The sky, dense with ash, turned a deep orange hue.


NASA Satellites Detect Signs of Volcanic Unrest Years Before Eruptions

NASA Satellites Detect Signs of Volcanic Unrest Years Before Eruptions

Although there are telltale signs that a volcano is likely to erupt in the near future - an uptick in seismic activity, changes in gas emissions, and sudden ground deformation, for example - accurately predicting such eruptions is notoriously hard.


Orbital View Of The Sahara Desert In Central Libya

Orbital View Of The 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.


Contained Confinement At Concordia Research Station In Antarctica

Contained Confinement At Concordia Research Station In Antarctica

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.



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