April 25, 2016
European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite data were used to create a multi-temporal color composite of land coverage across Ireland. With a coastline of 7,500 kilometers, Ireland is home to 4.8 million people.
April 18, 2016
Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra of NASA captured this night image of Chicago on April 5, 2016, from the International Space Station. Expedition 47 began March 1, 2016, and ends June 5, 2016, with no spacewalks currently planned.
April 11, 2016
The first image from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-3A Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) depicts thermal signatures over a part of western Namibia and the South Atlantic Ocean.
April 4, 2016
NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign is gathering data that will help scientists understand how the oceans are joining with the atmosphere to melt the vast ice sheet as well as predict the extent and timing of the resulting sea-level rise.
March 28, 2016
The European Alps stretch 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) across eight countries, and it’s the longest mountain chain situated entirely within Europe. The Alps include more than 100 peaks higher than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet), and this image from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on its Terra satellite beautifully captures a recent snowfall across the region.
March 21, 2016
Students participating in NASA’s EarthKAM program can request photographs of specific Earth features, such as this image of South Africa, which are taken by a special camera mounted on the International Space Station when it passes over those features.
March 14, 2016
On March 9, 2016, and approximately 1 million miles from Earth, NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captured the shadow of the Moon moving across Earth’s sunlit face.
March 7, 2016
After more than 100 years of dormancy, Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano has erupted more than 80 times in the last three months. Momotombo rises from a chain of 19 active volcanos that run northwest to southeast in western Nicaragua, one of the most volcanically and seismically active areas on Earth.
February 29, 2016
Reports and studies of shrinking glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica come in regularly, but an additional ice field can be added to the list: Patagonia, the mountainous area at the southern end of South America shared by Argentina and Chile.
February 22, 2016
With approximately 80,000 inhabitants, La Rochelle, France, is a city and seaport on the Atlantic Ocean’s Bay of Biscay, connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9-kilometer bridge that’s visible in the center of this image captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite.