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Earth: February 2021



This oblique view of Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey was taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above Iran just south of the Caspian Sea


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lusaka - the capital and largest city of Zambia.


A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth's protective "sunscreen" layer, according to new research published Feb. 10 in Nature.


The snow-covered city of Ufa, Russia, surrounded by the icy Belaya and Ufa rivers, was pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 265 miles above the Kazakhstan-Russia border.


The northern coast of the Persian Gulf, pictured from the International Space Station at an altitude of 262 miles, leads to the Middle Eastern nations of Kuwait, Iraq and Iran.


For Valentine's Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Valentine Island in northern Western Australia.


Mount Etna, an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the algal blooms swirling around the Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of Japan.


Mount Taranaki on the island nation of New Zealand is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 268 miles above the South Pacific.


Using ground, airborne, and satellite data, a diverse team of international researchers - including NASA scientists - has created a new method to assess how the changes in forests over the past two decades have impacted carbon concentrations in the atmosphere.


New study found that electrons can reach ultra-relativistic energies for very special conditions in the magnetosphere when space is devoid of plasma.


The year 2020 played host to an uncharacteristically large number of natural disasters. The year began with large wildfires in the Amazon rainforest and Australia.