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Exploring Earth's Ecosystem Carbon Flow

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Earth's Ecosystem Carbon Flow

A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.


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Earth from Space: Mount Makalu, Himalayas Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Mount Makalu, Himalayas.

Mount Makalu in the Himalayas is pictured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2B image from 9 December 2017.

An Increase In Antarctic Ice Loss Is Speeding Sea Level Rise

An Increase In Antarctic Ice Loss Is Speeding Sea Level Rise

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).


GRACE-FO Spacecraft See Gravity Effects Of The Himalayas

GRACE-FO Spacecraft See Gravity Effects Of The Himalayas

Less than three weeks after launch, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission has successfully completed its first mission phase and demonstrated the performance of the precise microwave ranging system that enables its unique measurements of how mass migrates around our planet.


Earth from space: Cabo Verde, Atlantic Ocean

Earth from space: Cabo Verde, Atlantic Ocean Video in Story

For World Oceans Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Atlantic Ocean and the Republic of Cabo Verde.


Earth from Space: Italian Alps and Plains

Earth from Space: Italian Alps and Plains Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over the Italian Alps and down to the low plains that surround the city of Milan.


NASA Earth Observatory: Fire Marches Across the Okavango Delta

NASA Earth Observatory: Fire Marches Across the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta in northern Botswana is one of the world's largest inland deltas.


Earth from Space: Mount Mayon, Philippines

Earth from Space: Mount Mayon, Philippines Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over one of the most active volcanos in the world: Mount Mayon on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.


NASA Measures Heavy U.S. Rainfall From Space

NASA Measures Heavy U.S. Rainfall From Space

For close to two weeks the combination of a nearly stationary front and tropical moisture caused almost continuous precipitation over much of the Mid-Atlantic.


Gemini Observatory Camera Capture's Kilauea Eruption

Gemini Observatory Camera Capture's Kilauea Eruption

A camera used at the Gemini North telescope to monitor sky conditions from Hawaii's Maunakea captured a remarkable time-lapse sequence of the Kilauea volcanic eruption.


Hurricanes: Stronger, Slower, Wetter In The Future?

Hurricanes: Stronger, Slower, Wetter In The Future?

Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century.


Earth from Space: Mont Saint-Michel, France

Earth from Space: Mont Saint-Michel, France Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.


NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and why.


IceCube's First Global Map Of Ice Clouds

IceCube's First Global Map Of Ice Clouds

Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet.


Earth from Space: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

Earth from Space: Columbia Glacier, Alaska Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over Alaska's Columbia Glacier, one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world.


How Energy Dissipates Outside Earth's Magnetic Field

How Energy Dissipates Outside Earth's Magnetic Field

Earth's magnetic field provides an invisible but crucial barrier that protects Earth from the solar wind--a stream of charged particles launched from the sun's outer layers.


Satellite Images Show Fissures from Hawaii Volcano

Satellite Images Show Fissures from Hawaii Volcano

The eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii triggered a number of gas- and lava-oozing fissures in the East Riff Zone of the volcano. The fissures and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas prompted evacuations in the area.


Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth's Changing Water

Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth's Changing Water

A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet's ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than Saturday, May 19.


Earth from Space: Cloud Free Europe

Earth from Space: Cloud Free Europe Video in Story

This mosaic of cloud-free images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite spans the entire continent of Europe, and more.



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