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January 16, 2018

Rare Sahara Snow

On Jan. 8, 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert—only the third time in nearly 40 years that this part of the desert has seen snow.

January 1, 2018

Naples at Night

Crew aboard the International Space Station photographed the city lights of Naples and the Campania region of southern Italy. The Naples region is one of the brightest in the country; roughly 3 million people live in and around this metropolitan area.

December 18, 2017

Tracking Aerosols from California’s Fires

he new Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite captured the presence of elevated absorbing aerosols—caused by fires—in the atmosphere off the west coast of the United States on Dec. 12, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

October 31, 2017

Australia’s Great Sandy Desert from Space

Flying hundreds of miles above Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station photographed Lake Hazlett and Lake Willis in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert.

October 17, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia’s Temperature

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite saw the temperature at the top of Hurricane Ophelia on Oct. 15, 2017, as the storm approached the British Isles.

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