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Tropical Cyclones Caleb and Debbie Seen From Space

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Tropical Cyclones Caleb and Debbi

Composite image of tropical cyclones Caleb and Debbie, from 06:00 UTC on Monday 27 March 2017.


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Earth from Space: Rome Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Rome.

Rome and its surroundings are pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, captured on 17 January 2016.

How A.I. Captured a Volcano's Changing Lava Lake

How A.I. Captured a Volcano's Changing Lava Lake

One of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand how.


Grand Canyon Viewed From Orbit

Grand Canyon Viewed From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The Grand Canyon, is less grand when seen from space but still very impressive!


Earth from Space: Calgary

Earth from Space: Calgary Video in Story

From the Rocky Mountains on the left to the Prairies on the right, Sentinel-2A takes us over the southern part of the Canadian province of Alberta, with part of British Columbia in the lower left.


Aqua Satellite Identifies Global Ammonia 'Hotspots'

Aqua Satellite Identifies Global Ammonia 'Hotspots'

Study ties fertilizers, animal waste, changes to atmospheric chemistry and climate change to increased ammonia over the United States, Europe, China and India.


Cloud Streets View By Aqua MODIS

Cloud Streets View By Aqua MODIS

These streets appear far whiter and whole lot more fluffy than their land-bound cousins. So-called "cloud streets" feature trailing parallel bands of water vapor.


Could Leftover Heat From Last El Niño Fuel a New One?

Could Leftover Heat From Last El Niño Fuel a New One?

Some climate models are suggesting that El Niño may return later this year, but for now, the Pacific Ocean lingers in a neutral "La Nada" state, according to climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.


First Global Maps of Volcanic Emissions Use NASA Satellite Data

First Global Maps of Volcanic Emissions Use NASA Satellite Data

Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides.


This February Weather Movie is Mesmerizing

This February Weather Movie is Mesmerizing Video in Story

A movie of weather across the globe during February 2017. This new series of monthly weather videos shows a combination of infrared imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, which together continuously observe most of the Earth's surface 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Earth from Space: Kamchatka, Russia

Earth from Space: Kamchatka, Russia Video in Story

The Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Sea of Okhotsk in the Russian Far East on 15 February, where clouds blend with the ice and snow beneath from our bird's-eye view.


NASA Study Improves Forecasts of Summer Arctic Sea Ice Coverage

NASA Study Improves Forecasts of Summer Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Video in Story

The Arctic has been losing sea ice over the past several decades as Earth warms.


First Images From NOAA's GOES-16 Lightning Mapper

First Images From NOAA's GOES-16 Lightning Mapper

This image shows lightning data captured on February 14, 2017 over the course of an hour and displayed over an image of the Western Hemisphere from the Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-16.


Earth from Space: Botswana's Central District

Earth from Space: Botswana's Central District Video in Story

Sentinel-2A takes us over part of Botswana's Central District in this false-colour image captured on 22 March 2016.


Cape of Good Hope Seen From Orbit

Cape of Good Hope Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The Cape of Good Hope, aptly named, one of Africa's most southern points! Crossing it with a space station is certainly not comparable to doing so sailing


Aswan Dam Seen From Orbit

Aswan Dam Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: The Aswan dam: a site that is practically.. pharaonic ;)


Earth from Space: Lake Success, California

Earth from Space: Lake Success, California Video in Story

California has seen some heavy rains recently after years of drought, filling many of the state's reservoirs. The rising waters are evident in this radar image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission over part of the San Joaquin Valley.


Evidence for a Chaotic Solar System

Evidence for a Chaotic Solar System

Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University has found evidence confirming a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the Sun.


Earth from Space: Ötztal Alps, Austria

Earth from Space: Ötztal Alps, Austria Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol in this image from 16 October 2016.



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