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Orbital View of Oman

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Oman

Thomas Pesquet Clouds, water, sand. A poetic picture of Oman


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Earth from Space: Russian Wildfires Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Russian Wildfires.

Wildfires break out in the boreal forests of eastern Russia most summers, but last year was particularly bad.

Orbital View Of Venice

Orbital View Of Venice

Thomas Pesquet: When art supports science. Venice is one of the many cities that will suffer from sea-level rising #BiennaleArte2017


The Aswan Dam As Seen From Orbit

The Aswan Dam As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The Aswan Dam. With a good camera lens, we can see the water spill when the valves are open from up here!


Dniepr River, Ukraine As Seen From Orbit

Dniepr River, Ukraine As Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The magic river Dniepr. Back in February I was stunned when I saw these magical winter landscapes: a frozen river north of Kiev and prime example of Earth Art


Laguna Colorada, Chile Seen From Space

Laguna Colorada, Chile Seen From Space

Thomas Pesquet: A red lake in South America. Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is on the International Space Station for the 5th time, tells me that it is inhabited by a large group of pink flamingos!


Orbital View of the Ural Delta in the Caspian Sea

Orbital View of the Ural Delta in the Caspian Sea

Thomas Pesquet: The Ural delta in the Caspian Sea looks like a tree leaf


Unbelievable Desert Art Viewed From Space

Unbelievable Desert Art Viewed From Space

Thomas Pesquet: Unbelievable desert art. As often in Africa, the landscapes are so huge and diverse I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at when I take a picture


Chinese Himalayan Lake Seen From Orbit

Chinese Himalayan Lake Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: A colourful lake at high altitude in the remote eastern reaches of China


Earth from Space: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Earth from Space: Amsterdam, Netherlands Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over part of the western Netherlands on 16 March, with the capital city of Amsterdam at the centre of the image.


Fires in India Viewed From Space

Fires in India Viewed From Space

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in northwest India on May 05, 2017.


Tropical Cyclone Donna Seen From Space

Tropical Cyclone Donna Seen From Space

Image of Tropical Cyclone Donna over Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, East of Australia, captured by EUMETSAT's Metop-A polar orbiting satellite at 23:16 UTC on Wednesday 3 May 2017.


Ancient Meteorite Impact Sparked Long-lived Volcanic Eruptions on Earth

Ancient Meteorite Impact Sparked Long-lived Volcanic Eruptions on Earth

Meteorite impacts can produce more than craters on the Earth - they can also spark volcanic activity that shapes its surface and climate by bringing up material from depth.


Earth from Space: Bering Sea, Alaska

Earth from Space: Bering Sea, Alaska Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite brings us over the Bering Sea, north of the Alaska Peninsula, on 26 March.


NASA Study Challenges Long-held Tsunami Formation Theory

NASA Study Challenges Long-held Tsunami Formation Theory

A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor.


Glorioso Islands Seen From Orbit

Glorioso Islands Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesque A new landing strip on a small island, this time in the Glorioso Islands. It seems not to be in use (does it count as an airport from space?)


Glaciers Ebb on South Georgia Island

Glaciers Ebb on South Georgia Island

Frequent cloud cover in the southern Atlantic Ocean often obscures satellite images of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.


Earth from Space: Lake MacKay, Australia

Earth from Space: Lake MacKay, Australia Video in Story

Brown hills speckle the eastern part of Australia's Lake MacKay in this satellite image.


Akjoujt, Mauritania Seen From Orbit

Akjoujt, Mauritania Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: It is not easy to see borders from space, especially around the Sahara... this mine is in Mauritania where they have been excavating copper for many years.



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