June 30, 2015
The Lake fire is spreading within California’s San Bernardino National Forest. The fire, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, grew quickly on June 22, 2015, and has now burned 70 square kilometers.
June 23, 2015
Saturn’s moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what forms the depressions on the surface? A new study using data from the joint NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission suggests the moon’s surface dissolves in a process similar to the creation of sinkholes on Earth. Apart from
June 16, 2015
This interferogram was created by combining two Sentinel-1A radar scenes from March 2 and March 14, 2015, over the Danube Delta in Romania, which covers more than 4,000 square kilometers and plays important roles in water supply and biodiversity.
June 9, 2015
This image of Tianjin, China, was captured from multiple radar images from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite. The city has a population of more than 14 million people, making it one of the world’s largest and among China’s five largest cities.
June 2, 2015
This image from the Landsat 8 satellite captures a phytoplankton bloom in the Sea of Marmara on May 17, 2015. The sea is situated between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea and surrounded on all sides by Turkey.
May 26, 2015
The University of Nottingham, with support from the European Space Agency, recently developed the Global Navigation Satellite System and Earth Observation for Structural Health Monitoring to detect and measure movement of key infrastructure as well as the surrounding ground.
May 19, 2015
Oregon and Washington are feeling the impact of a warm winter, as their snowpack is just 16 percent of normal. Although the precipitation totals for winter and spring were near normal, it fell as rain rather than snow and didn’t add to the snowpack.
May 12, 2015
The Expo Milano universal exhibition takes place during a six-month period from May through October. This year’s global showcase of 140 participating countries is focused on “Feeding the Planet,” with a goal to “guarantee healthy, safe and efficient food for everyone while respecting the planet and its equilibrium.”
May 5, 2015
This Landsat 8 image of seaweed cultivation in South Korea near Sisan Island, the answer to Earth Observatory’s April Puzzler, was captured on Jan. 31, 2014. This agricultural production off the south coast of South Korea produces 90 percent of the country’s seaweed crop.
April 29, 2015
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, has claimed more than 5,000 lives and is affecting millions of people. Radar imagery from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite provides insights into the damage.