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February 13, 2018

A View of the Winter Olympics from Above

Since the Winter Olympics were first held in 1924, they only have been hosted twice in Asia, both times in Japan. This year, the games finds a new home in South Korea, in the northeastern cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.

February 6, 2018

Laser Scans Reveal Maya “Megalopolis”

In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya archaeology, researchers have identified the ruins of more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways and other human-made features that have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala.

January 30, 2018

Sediment in the Yukon Delta

This image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite, recorded on Aug. 29, 2017, shows how the river branches off into numerous channels that meander through the low-lying terrain on their way to the sea.

January 23, 2018

Ship Tracks Across the Atlantic

Ships churning through the Atlantic Ocean produced this patchwork of bright, criss-crossing cloud trails off the coast of Portugal and Spain.

January 16, 2018

Rare Sahara Snow

On Jan. 8, 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert—only the third time in nearly 40 years that this part of the desert has seen snow.

January 8, 2018

Geocolor Image of Powerful East Coast Storm

This geocolor image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-16 satellite captures the deepening storm off the East Coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018.

January 1, 2018

Naples at Night

Crew aboard the International Space Station photographed the city lights of Naples and the Campania region of southern Italy. The Naples region is one of the brightest in the country; roughly 3 million people live in and around this metropolitan area.

December 18, 2017

Tracking Aerosols from California’s Fires

he new Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite captured the presence of elevated absorbing aerosols—caused by fires—in the atmosphere off the west coast of the United States on Dec. 12, 2017.

December 13, 2017

Attitude Control Technologies for Smaller Satellites Enable Complex Applications in Earth Observation, Space Astronomy and Science Research

In June 2016, GHGSat Inc. of Montreal launched a microsatellite called Claire on an ambitious demonstration mission to prove that greenhouse gas emissions from point sources on the ground could be monitored from space.

December 12, 2017

Raging California Wildfires Seen from Space Station

The wildfires in Southern California were photographed by NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik from the International Space Station during a flyover of the region on Dec. 7, 2017.

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