February 22, 2021
Italy’s Mount Etna, one of the world’s most-active volcanoes and the tallest active volcano in Europe, erupted twice in less than 48 hours, spewing a fountain of lava and ash into the sky.
February 9, 2021
The ESA Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured this view of New York City on Feb. 4, 2021.
January 26, 2021
A research team—the first to carry out a survey of global ice loss using satellite data—discovered that the rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up.
January 12, 2021
Storm Filomena blanketed parts of Spain in thick snow, leaving half the country on red alert.
December 7, 2020
All eyes remain on the giant A-68A iceberg on its journey across the Southern Ocean. This image shows A-68A’s movements using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 missions.
November 23, 2020
Seasonal cues, such as warmer spring temperatures or cooler temperatures in the fall, tell animals when to migrate, when to mate, and when and where to find food.
November 10, 2020
This natural-color image was acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite on Oct. 18, 2020.
October 27, 2020
Within 10 days, the East Troublesome fire had burned through more than 190,000 acres (77,000 hectares) and had become Colorado’s second largest fire (by area) on record. As of Oct. 26, 2020, it was 15 percent contained.
October 12, 2020
The second qualification model of the P120C solid rocket motor, configured for Ariane 6, completed its hot firing on Oct. 7, 2020, in a final test to prove its readiness for flight.
September 28, 2020
The August Complex Fire and others this fire season have been sending far-reaching plumes of wildfire smoke into the atmosphere that worsen air quality in California and beyond. Predicting where that smoke will travel and how bad the air will be downwind is a challenge, but Earth-observing satellites can help.