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Russia's Saline Lake Elton Seen From Space

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Lake Elton

The highly saline Lake Elton in Russia, near the border with Kazakhstan, is the largest mineral lake in Europe.


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Earth from Space: Lena River Delta, Russia Video in Story

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Earth from Space: Lena River Delta, Russia.

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Lena River Delta, the largest delta in the Arctic.

Looking For Freshwater In All The Snowy Places

Looking For Freshwater In All The Snowy Places

Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world.


Suomi NPP Sees A Huge Fire in Australia's Northern Territory

Suomi NPP Sees A Huge Fire in Australia's Northern Territory

An extremely large fire was seen in a Suomi NPP satellite image in the Northern Territory of Australia on June 14, 2019.


How an Atomic Clock Will Get Humans to Mars on Time

How an Atomic Clock Will Get Humans to Mars on Time

NASA navigators are helping build a future where spacecraft could safely and autonomously fly themselves to destinations like the Moon and Mars.


NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World

NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World

Water is so commonplace that we often take it for granted. But too much - or too little of it - makes headlines.


Orbital View Of Storm Clouds On The Southwestern Coast of Yemen

Orbital View Of Storm Clouds On The Southwestern Coast of Yemen

Storm clouds are seen on the southwestern coast of Yemen as the International Space Station was about to fly 254 miles over the Bab al-Mandab Strait in between the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.


Earth from Space: Lake Valencia, Venezuela

Earth from Space: Lake Valencia, Venezuela Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lake Valencia, in northern Venezuela.This false-colour image was processed in a way that makes vegetation of the Henri Pittier National Park, north of the lake, appear in fluorescent green. These bright colours contrast with the blackness of the lake.


Forecasting D-Day

Forecasting D-Day

Without the sound advice of meteorologists and geologists working behind the scenes, one of the most consequential battles in human history could have gone quite differently.


NASA Estimates Heavy Texas and Louisiana Rainfall From Gulf Weather System

NASA Estimates Heavy Texas and Louisiana Rainfall From Gulf Weather System

Earlier in the week, NOAA's National Hurricane Center was monitoring a low-pressure system in the Gulf of Campeche that has now moved along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines, bringing heavy rainfall. On June 5, NASA used a constellation of satellites to estimate that rainfall.


Earth from Space: El Salvador

Earth from Space: El Salvador Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. Captured on 30 January 2019, this false-colour image was processed in a way that makes vegetation appear red.


Cape Lookout, North Carolina Seen From Orbit

Cape Lookout, North Carolina Seen From Orbit

Cape Lookout, North Carolina is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 256 miles above the United States' Atlantic coast.


First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth's height - blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove forests in Florida, to sea ice surrounding Antarctica - are now available to the public.


Earth from Space: Western Pakistan

Earth from Space: Western Pakistan Video in Story

Captured on 14 April 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image shows western Pakistan and an important wetland area.


New Studies Increase Confidence in NASA's Measure of Earth's Temperature

New Studies Increase Confidence in NASA's Measure of Earth's Temperature

A new assessment of NASA's record of global temperatures revealed that the agency's estimate of Earth's long-term temperature rise in recent decades is accurate to within less than a tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, providing confidence that past and future research is correctly capturing rising surface temperatures.


New insights about carbon and ice could clarify inner workings of Earth, other planets

New insights about carbon and ice could clarify inner workings of Earth, other planets

Most people behave differently when under extreme pressure. Carbon and ice are no different.


Orbital View Of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy

Orbital View Of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy

Portions of the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick separated by the Bay of Fundy are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles above the North American continent.


Earth from Space: The Po Valley, Italy

Earth from Space: The Po Valley, Italy Video in Story

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features the Po Valley, the most densely populated area in Italy, accounting for nearly half of the national population.


GRACE: What We've Learned from Water in Motion

GRACE: What We've Learned from Water in Motion

When you hear news about ice loss from Greenland or Antarctica, an aquifer in California that is getting depleted, or a new explanation for a wobble in Earth's rotation, you might not realize that all these findings may rely on data from one single mission: the U.S.-German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE).



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