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Earth from Space: Northwest England Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Northwest England.

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over part of northwest England in this image captured on 5 January 2017.


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NASA Measures Hurricane Maria's Torrential Rainfall, Sees Eye Re-open

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite, a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency can measure rainfall from space.

Wind, Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers

Wind, Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers

A NASA study has located the Antarctic glaciers that accelerated the fastest between 2008 and 2014 and finds that the most likely cause of their speedup is an observed influx of warm water into the bay where they're located.


Earth from Space: Syracuse, Italy

Earth from Space: Syracuse, Italy Video in Story

The province of Syracuse on the southeastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite. The provincial capital - also called Syracuse - is visible in the lower-central part of the image.


Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown

Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown

Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland.


NASA/UCI Find Evidence of Sea Level Fingerprints

NASA/UCI Find Evidence of Sea Level Fingerprints

New research will aid in sea level projections


Suomi NPP Observes Barbuda As Hurricane Irma Attacked

Suomi NPP Observes Barbuda As Hurricane Irma Attacked

In a unique image, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Irma when the island of Barbuda was in the center of the storm's eye.


Hurricane Irma Seen From Orbit By Eumetsat

Hurricane Irma Seen From Orbit By Eumetsat

Composite image of category 5 Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm to ever form in the Atlantic, approaching the Carribbean, followed closely by tropical storm Jose to the south-east, at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.


Satellites Watch Irma Strengthen To A Category 5 Hurricane

Satellites Watch Irma Strengthen To A Category 5 Hurricane

NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing valuable satellite imagery to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, and revealed that Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 5 around 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC).


Irma Viewed From Space

Irma Viewed From Space

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Irma in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and captured a visible image of the storm on the move.


Orbital View Of Houston Flooding From Hurricane Harvey

Orbital View Of Houston Flooding From Hurricane Harvey

On August 31, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Texas coast and the Houston metropolitan area.


NASA's IMERG Shows Rainfall Accumulation Along Harvey's Track

NASA's IMERG Shows Rainfall Accumulation Along Harvey's Track Video in Story

As Harvey continues to dump catastrophic rains over southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, NASA has been tallying rainfall accumulations in the storm's wake


NASA Watches Harvey From Space

NASA Watches Harvey From Space

NASA has a lot of resources providing information on Tropical Storm Harvey as it continues to drop tremendous, flooding rainfall on Texas and Louisiana.


Copernicus Sentinel Measures Hurricane Harvey

Copernicus Sentinel Measures Hurricane Harvey

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite saw the temperature at the top of Hurricane Harvey on 25 August 2017 at 04:06 GMT as the storm approached the US state of Texas.


Night View Of Hurricane Harvey's Approach To Texas

Night View Of Hurricane Harvey's Approach To Texas

Composite image of category 2 Hurricane Harvey approaching the Gulf Coast of the United States, at 06:00 UTC on Friday, 25 August 2017.


Heavy Rainfall In Intensifying Hurricane Harvey

Heavy Rainfall In Intensifying Hurricane Harvey Video in Story

NASA examined Harvey as it began to intensify and organize and found heavy rainfall in the system.


Ancient Earth's Hot Interior Created 'Graveyard' of Continental Slabs

Ancient Earth's Hot Interior Created 'Graveyard' of Continental Slabs

Plate tectonics has shaped the Earth's surface for billions of years: Continents and oceanic crust have pushed and pulled on each other, continually rearranging the planet's façade.


Erupting Russian Volcano Seen From Orbit

Erupting Russian Volcano Seen From Orbit

Shiveluch, one of the world's most active volcanoes, is seen poking through above a solid cloud deck, with an ash plume streaming to the west.


Kronotskaya Sopka Seen From Orbit

Kronotskaya Sopka Seen From Orbit

Космонавт Сергей Рязанский: Kronotskaya Sopka, surrounded by clouds of clouds. Many say it is one of the most picturesque volcanoes of the kamchatka province.



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