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Earth: October 2021



Thomas Pesquet: Nice clouds and oceans. These views are probably the views we see the most from our 400 km high outpost.


Thomas Pesquet: Salt lakes at the base of the Crimean peninsula.


Perth, Western Australia's capital and largest city, is featured in this true-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Lakes provide drinking water for people, habitat for plants and wildlife, and a place to fish, boat and swim.


Thomas Pesquet: A study in fields in Canada... it looks like a barcode or some modern art, or maybe a computer glitch... no we are not in the matrix, but this is #CropArt!


New Delhi, the capital and second-largest city of India, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Thomas Pesquet: Sfax in Tunisia has an amazing geometric shape bringing all attention to the harbour and then bedazzling with the salt lakes and the Taparura development. Like a fly being drawn to a spider's web...


It has long been theorized that hydrogen, helium, and lithium were the only chemical elements in existence during the Big Bang when the universe formed, and that supernova explosions, stars exploding at the end of their lifetime, are responsible for transmuting these elements into heavier ones and distributing them throughout our universe.


Since the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on 19 September 2021, lava has burned through homes, roads and farmlands causing mass destruction on the west part of the Canary Island of La Palma.


Budapest, the capital and most populous city in Hungary, is visible in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


A new data source to help scientists better understand the ionosphere and its potential impact on communications and positioning, navigation, and timing--an essential utility for many critical operations--is now available to the public.


Thomas Pesquet: The volcano in #LaPalma continues to look impressive. The lava shines more brightly than the street lights as it makes it way to the Atlantic Ocean.


Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, particularly from anthropogenic emissions, is changing Earth's climate at an unprecedented rate.


Warming ocean waters have caused a drop in the brightness of the Earth, according to a new study.


The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Mackenzie River, a major river system in the Canadian boreal forest.