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December 5, 2017

Sentinel-5P Sees Nitrogen Dioxide over Europe

Launched on Oct. 13, 2017, the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution.

December 5, 2017

‘Cloud Streets’ in the Sea of Okhotsk

Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk on Nov. 25, 2017, with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite acquiring a true-color image of the stunning scene.

November 27, 2017

New Polar Satellite Will Improve Weather Forecasts

JPSS-1 will join the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite in the same polar orbit, also providing scientists with observations of atmospheric temperature and moisture, clouds, sea-surface temperature, ocean color, sea-ice cover, volcanic ash, and fire detection. On Nov. 18, 2017, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of four highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

November 27, 2017

Antarctica’s Thurston Island

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission provides “radar vision” over part of Antarctica’s third-largest island, Thurston Island, seeing through clouds and in the dark, making it a valuable tool for monitoring polar regions prone to bad weather and long periods of darkness.

November 20, 2017

Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Remotely sensed imagery was provided—at no cost and almost daily—through the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System (HDDS) for analysis on the extent, severity and evolution of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

November 20, 2017

Chile’s Salar de Atacama Salt Flat

The  Atacama Desert in northern Chile runs along part of South America’s central west coast and is considered one of the driest places on Earth.

November 13, 2017

USGS Releases Landsat Analysis Ready Data

Improvements to the quality and usability of Landsat satellite data have been made with the release of a new USGS product called Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD), which will help reduce the time needed to process and analyze data and imagery, a significant advantage to scientists studying landscape changes, including changes from wildfires, hurricanes, vegetation cover, drought and other events.

November 13, 2017

Apollo 4 Test Flight Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On Nov. 9, 1967, the uncrewed Apollo 4 test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and high-speed entry required of a crewed flight returning from the moon. A 70-millimeter camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth and take a series of photographs from “high apogee.”

November 6, 2017

Get Ready for GIS Day!

What better way to celebrate GIS Day than to host or attend an open house or a workshop that demonstrates the power of mapping.

November 6, 2017

Southern Italy and Sicily from Space Station

A photo of Southern Italy and Sicily was captured by ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli aboard the International Space Station. Nespoli currently is working and living aboard the International Space Station as part of the Italian Space Agency long-duration mission VITA. Photo credit: ESA/NASA

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