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Earth from Space - Shanghai, China Video in Story

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Earth from Space - Shanghai, China

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over Shanghai, China. One of the most populous cities in the world and home to over 24 million people, the city is visible in the lower right of the image just above the Yangtze River mouth.


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Super Typhoon Maria's Tiny Eye Seen From Space

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Super Typhoon Maria

Super Typhoon Maria's seven nautical-mile wide eye appeared very clearly in a visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite on July 6.

Earth from Space: Reykjavik, Iceland

Earth from Space: Reykjavik, Iceland Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. As a volcanic island famous for its volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, lava and hot springs, Iceland attracts tourists all year round with its vast array of natural wonders.


Earth from Space: Gosses Bluff Crater, Northern Territory of Australia

Earth from Space: Gosses Bluff Crater, Northern Territory of Australia Video in Story

For Asteroid Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Gosses Bluff crater in the Northern Territory of Australia. The crater is visible in the left centre of the image and it is about 22 km in diameter. It was most likely formed 140 million years ago by the impact of a large comet or meteorite slamming into the surface of Earth.


IMERG Examines Flooding In Southern Texas From Space

IMERG Examines Flooding In Southern Texas From Space

While Tropical Storm Bud was lashing parts of western Mexico and causing flooding that extended into the American Southwest, a tropical disturbance was spinning over the Gulf of Mexico and straddling southeastern Texas.


Earth from Space: Lake Huron

Earth from Space: Lake Huron Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Lake Huron, the second largest of the five Great Lakes of North America. Bound on the north and east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south and west by the state of Michigan in the U.S., Lake Huron was the first of the Great Lakes to be seen by Europeans in 1615.


Exploring Earth's Ecosystem Carbon Flow

Exploring Earth's Ecosystem Carbon Flow

A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.


Earth from Space: Mount Makalu, Himalayas

Earth from Space: Mount Makalu, Himalayas Video in Story

Mount Makalu in the Himalayas is pictured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2B image from 9 December 2017.


An Increase In Antarctic Ice Loss Is Speeding Sea Level Rise

An Increase In Antarctic Ice Loss Is Speeding Sea Level Rise

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).


GRACE-FO Spacecraft See Gravity Effects Of The Himalayas

GRACE-FO Spacecraft See Gravity Effects Of The Himalayas

Less than three weeks after launch, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission has successfully completed its first mission phase and demonstrated the performance of the precise microwave ranging system that enables its unique measurements of how mass migrates around our planet.


Earth from space: Cabo Verde, Atlantic Ocean

Earth from space: Cabo Verde, Atlantic Ocean Video in Story

For World Oceans Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Atlantic Ocean and the Republic of Cabo Verde.


Earth from Space: Italian Alps and Plains

Earth from Space: Italian Alps and Plains Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over the Italian Alps and down to the low plains that surround the city of Milan.


NASA Earth Observatory: Fire Marches Across the Okavango Delta

NASA Earth Observatory: Fire Marches Across the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta in northern Botswana is one of the world's largest inland deltas.


Earth from Space: Mount Mayon, Philippines

Earth from Space: Mount Mayon, Philippines Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over one of the most active volcanos in the world: Mount Mayon on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.


NASA Measures Heavy U.S. Rainfall From Space

NASA Measures Heavy U.S. Rainfall From Space

For close to two weeks the combination of a nearly stationary front and tropical moisture caused almost continuous precipitation over much of the Mid-Atlantic.


Gemini Observatory Camera Capture's Kilauea Eruption

Gemini Observatory Camera Capture's Kilauea Eruption

A camera used at the Gemini North telescope to monitor sky conditions from Hawaii's Maunakea captured a remarkable time-lapse sequence of the Kilauea volcanic eruption.


Hurricanes: Stronger, Slower, Wetter In The Future?

Hurricanes: Stronger, Slower, Wetter In The Future?

Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century.


Earth from Space: Mont Saint-Michel, France

Earth from Space: Mont Saint-Michel, France Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.


NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and why.



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