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Earth: July 2019



Hundreds of wildfires have broken out in Siberia, some of which can be seen in this image captured from space on 28 July 2019.


Over the last month, massive quantities of the Sargassum seaweed have been washing up on the shores of Mexico, Florida in the US and some Caribbean islands, creating a serious environmental problem and causing havoc for the tourist industry.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lake Balaton in western Hungary.


Our knowledge of the depth and shape of the Arctic Ocean floor - its bathymetry - is insufficient.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan - the Indonesian part of the island Borneo.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain standing at 3776 metres tall. In this spring image, the mountain can be seen coated in pure white snow.


This mesh-based model of Europe's future Meteosat Third Generation Imager (MTG-I) satellite has helped select the optimal location of the radio frequency antennas used to send it commands and downlink mission telemetry.


Damage from two strong earthquakes that rattled Southern California on July 4 and July 5 - a magnitude 6.4 and a magnitude 7.1, respectively - can be seen from space.


Europe's massive heat wave is on its way out -- and it's leaving a slew of broken temperature records in its wake.


On 30 June, a wildfire broke out at a military training site in L├╝btheen, in northern Germany.


This week ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is refreshing his rock classification, as well as acting as test subject during dry runs for a new session of Pangaea geology field training, that is preparing space farers for lunar exploration.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over a swirl of sea ice off the east coast of Greenland in the Irminger Sea, which is just south of the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.


Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1778 and 1924.


Snow-capped mountain tops are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles above the Andes mountain range along the western coast of South America.


NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean after Tropical Storm Barbara strengthened into the first hurricane of the season. Barbara intensified rapidly into a major hurricane.