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Earth: December 2021



Adam's Bridge is a 48 km long chain of limestone shoals, that were formerly a land bridge between India and Sri Lanka.


Lake Tuz was once the second-largest lake in Turkey. Flamingos flocked there to feed and nest.


The Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI) CubeSat successfully launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5:07 a.m. EST on Dec. 21, 2021 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Ahead of the upcoming Ariane 5 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kourou - home to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, an overseas department of France.


Krypton from the Earth's mantle, collected from geologic hot spots in Iceland and the Galapagos Islands, reveals a clearer picture of how our planet formed, according to new research from the University of California, Davis.


An agricultural development is pictured in the Saudi Arabian town of Wadi Al-Dawasir as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above.


The city of Fairbanks, the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska, and its surroundings, are featured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image.


Thomas Pesquet: It's the weekend and because we missed the Summer on Earth I went looking for some sunshine to break through the bleak November day.


Some of the highest diurnal tides in the world--nearly 14 meters (46 feet)--have been recorded in the Sea of Okhotsk.


A part of the White Nile state in Sudan is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


Every November, satellites detect large plumes of smoke and heightened fire activity in northwestern India as farmers burn off excess paddy straw after the rice harvest.


Earth's surface environment hosts large reservoirs of hydrogen (H, mainly in the form of water, H2O), nitrogen (in atmospheric N2) and carbon (mainly in carbonate rocks).


Using observations from NASA's ICON mission, scientists presented the first direct measurements of Earth's long-theorized dynamo on the edge of space: a wind-driven electrical generator that spans the globe 60-plus miles above our heads.