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Orbital View Of Smoke From California's Long Valley Wildfire

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Long Valley Wildfire

NASA's Aqua satellite captured a large area of smoke from the Long Valley Wildfire that was affecting Yosemite National Park.


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Earth from Space: Northeastern Europe Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Northeastern Europe.

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries.

NASA - New Study Shows the Amazon Makes Its Own Rainy Season

NASA - New Study Shows the Amazon Makes Its Own Rainy Season

A new study gives the first observational evidence that the southern Amazon rainforest triggers its own rainy season using water vapor from plant leaves. The finding helps explain why deforestation in this region is linked with reduced rainfall.


Earth from Space: Pilanesberg, South Africa

Earth from Space: Pilanesberg, South Africa Video in Story

The circular structure dominating this Sentinel-2 image is Pilanesberg, the result of geological activity over more than a billion years. Once a massive volcanic complex towering over 7000 m tall, millions of years of erosion have shaped the landscape to what it is today: concentric rings of hills rising from the surrounding plain, with a diameter of some 25 km.


Nickel Is Crucial For Earth's Magnetic Field

Nickel Is Crucial For Earth's Magnetic Field

It only takes a simple compass to demonstrate that the earth has a magnetic field - but it is quite difficult to explain how exactly it is created.


Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

Larsen C, a floating platform of glacial ice on the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula, is the fourth largest ice shelf ringing Earth's southernmost continent.


NASA-led Study Examines Geology of Oklahoma's Largest Earthquake

NASA-led Study Examines Geology of Oklahoma's Largest Earthquake

Oklahomans are no strangers to Mother Nature's whims. From tornadoes and floods to wildfires and winter storms, the state sees more than its share of natural hazards.


Earth from Space: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Earth from Space: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia Video in Story

The image shows part of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni - the largest salt flat in the world. Occupying over 10 000 sq km, the vast Salar de Uyuni lies at the southern end of the Altiplano, a high plain of inland drainage in the central Andes.


Dust Cloud the Red Sea Seen From Orbit

Dust Cloud the Red Sea Seen From Orbit

Particles from a large dust storm in in the vicinity of the Egyptian-Sudanese border blow out over the Red Sea in this true-color image taken by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite yesterday, July 5, 2017.


Orbital View As Fires Cover Central Africa

Orbital View As Fires Cover Central Africa

The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at huge numbers of fires burning and the resulting smoke in central Africa on June 27, 2017.


Earth from Space: Ambrym, South Pacific Ocean

Earth from Space: Ambrym, South Pacific Ocean Video in Story

Sentinel-2A takes us to the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 1700 km east of Australia. The islands we see are Pentecost to the north and Ambrym to the south.


Hurricane Dora As Seen From Orbit

Hurricane Dora As Seen From Orbit

Composite image of Hurricane Dora, off the coast of C. America, from 06:00 UTC on Monday, 26 June 2017.


Summer Solstice Viewed From Orbit

Summer Solstice Viewed From Orbit

On 21 June at 06:24 the 2017 summer solstice, as seen in this image from EUMETSAT's Meteosat-10 geostationary satellite, began.


Shifts in Atmospheric Circulation Alter Global Clouds and Affect Climate Sensitivity

Shifts in Atmospheric Circulation Alter Global Clouds and Affect Climate Sensitivity

The interaction between atmospheric circulation in the tropics and sub-tropics and cloud structure is highly correlated.


New Sentinel-3A Corrected Sea Surface Height Products

New Sentinel-3A Corrected Sea Surface Height Products

New Sentinel-3A Corrected Sea Surface Height products will be available on EUMETCast from 27 June.


Fires in Portugal As Viewed From Space

Fires in Portugal As Viewed From Space

Deadly forest fires ignited in central Portugal on June 17, 2017, amid dry, hot conditions.


Earth from Space: Thar Desert, India

Earth from Space: Thar Desert, India Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite brings us over northwest India with this false-colour image captured on 4 March 2017.


California Landslide Analyzed From Orbit

California Landslide Analyzed From Orbit

On 20 May, over a million tonnes of dirt and rock buried part of California's Highway 1 along the Pacific coastline in the state's Big Sur region.


Turquoise Swirls in the Black Sea

Turquoise Swirls in the Black Sea

Most summers, jewel-toned hues appear in the Black Sea. The turquoise swirls are not the brushstrokes of a painting; they indicate the presence of phytoplankton, which trace the flow of water currents and eddies.



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