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Earth: April 2018



A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet's ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than Saturday, May 19.


This mosaic of cloud-free images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite spans the entire continent of Europe, and more.


Spring arrived in the United States on March 20, but that did not stop a winter storm from dropping snow across the Upper Midwest a month later.


The Tasmania Fire Service webpage shows that all fires captured in this Aqua image from April 20, 2018 are, in fact, fires deliberately set for land management.


Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, about halfway between New Zealand and Chile.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern India to the capital of Telangana: Hyderabad.


The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over southern Siberia and the world's largest freshwater lake: Lake Baikal.


When it comes to eggs, most of us are probably thinking of the chocolate variety that we hope will pass our way this weekend, but they're difficult to spot from space. Instead, we can offer you this gorgeous Copernicus Sentinel-2B picture of Egg Island in the Bahamas.