August 23, 2016
The remotely controlled Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station acquired this photograph on July 14, 2016, as the orbiting laboratory flew over Lake Powell and the border of Utah and Arizona.
August 16, 2016
Since early August 2016, hundreds of fires have been raging in Portugal and Spain. More than 4,000 firefighters and 30 aircraft battled blazes on mainland Portugal, but heat and strong winds hampered the firefighting efforts.
August 9, 2016
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured an aurora that spanned thousands of kilometers over Quebec, Canada, and a conspicuous circle of ice in the Manicouagan impact crater.
August 2, 2016
Acadia National Park, one of the most visited parks in America with more than 2.5 million visitors per year, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016.
July 25, 2016
The Kingdom of Tonga in the southern Pacific Ocean has a population dispersed across 36 of its 169 islands, but about 70 percent of the people live on the main island captured in this image from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite.
July 18, 2016
The Sundarbans, comprising southern Bangladesh and a small part of the Indian state of west Bengal, include approximately 10,000 square kilometers of mangrove and swamp forests—the world’s largest single chunk of tidal halophytic mangrove forest.
July 11, 2016
Within days of its launch aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Indian Space Research Organization on June 22, 2016, the SkySat-3 satellite from Terra Bella (formerly Skybox Imaging) delivered its first images.
July 5, 2016
Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) took this photograph on April 6, 2016, as the International Space Station flew over Madagascar, showing three of the five spacecraft docked to the station.
June 27, 2016
The twin Sentinel-1A and 1B satellites, orbiting 180-degrees apart at an altitude of almost 700 kilometers, provided their first combined radar image, demonstrating a capability to reveal small deformations in Earth’s surface.
June 21, 2016
GOCI is the first and only ocean color sensor in geostationary orbit, so it can collect measurements hourly, unlike most existing ocean-color sensors that only get one look per day.