January 17, 2017
The “Pineapple Express” is as an atmospheric river, a large, slow-moving low-pressure center off the West Coast that taps into tropical moisture originating from as far south as the Hawaiian Islands.
January 10, 2017
A composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image from four sets of images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
January 5, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite collected this false-color image over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The featured Tian Shan mountain range stretches about 2,800 kilometers across this border region, making it one of the longest mountain ranges in Central Asia.
December 13, 2016
The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image over the northern part of Western Australia in the Wolfe Creek Crater National Park.
December 6, 2016
DigitalGlobe released the first public image from its recently launched 30-centimeter-resolution WorldView-4 satellite. Taken on Nov. 26, 2016, the image shows the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo.
November 29, 2016
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Tokyo on Nov. 24, 2016, after it received its first November snowfall in more than half a century.
November 14, 2016
Scientists from Italy’s Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Research Council as well as the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology used radar imagery from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites to identify significant east–west ground displacement in central Italy where an earthquake struck on Oct. 30, 2016.
November 8, 2016
Chile’s Bernardo O’Higgins National Park includes much of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the world’s second-largest contiguous ice field beyond the poles.
November 2, 2016
The European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite collected this image of the Putorana Plateau in northern Central Siberia. Situated about 100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the site serves as a major reindeer migration route and is one of the few centers of plant species richness in the Arctic.
October 24, 2016
Although it may be difficult to irrigate fields in the middle of the the Wadi As Sirhan basin of Saudi Arabia, the practice does lead to stunning and beautifully contrasting imagery, as evidenced in this European Space Agency (ESA) false-color image from the Proba-V minisatellite.