September 21, 2021
Maharloo Lake, a seasonal salt lake in Iran, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Maharloo sits at an altitude of around 1,400 meters above sea level and is located around 27 kilometers southeast of Shiraz, in southwest Iran.
September 7, 2021
The Netherlands has long been shaped by floods and by efforts to hold back the sea.
August 25, 2021
On Aug. 16, 2021, Vega lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on flight VV19 to deliver into two separate Sun-synchronous orbits the Earth observation satellite Pléiades Neo-4 and four auxiliary payloads: SunStorm, RadCube and LEDSAT developed through ESA, and BRO-4. Image Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace-JM Guillon
August 10, 2021
Russia has the largest area of forest on the planet, with more than a fifth of the world’s trees. A new study, led by Russian scientists using data from ESA’s Climate Change Initiative, produced new estimates of biomass contained in Russian forests, and confirms that the vast forested area is storing more carbon than previously
July 27, 2021
During the spring and summer in the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, phytoplankton show up in abundance. Clouds permitting, the showy displays of these blue and green “blooms” are visible in satellite images just about every year. Yet no two phytoplankton blooms are exactly alike. From spring into early summer, the surface waters
July 13, 2021
The Gulf of Martaban, an arm of the Andaman Sea located in southern Myanmar, is featured in this false-color image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
June 29, 2021
Lake Mar Chiquita, approximately 70 kilometers long and 24 kilometers wide, is fed primarily by the Primero and Segundo rivers from the southwest and from the Dulce river from the north.
June 10, 2021
A partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol Building, Thursday, June 10, 2021, as seen from Arlington, Va. The annular or “ring of fire” solar eclipse is only completely visible in Greenland, Northern Russia and Canada. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
June 1, 2021
On May 26, 2021, iceberg A-76 lost two big chunks of ice (now A-76B and A-76C) and, with them, the title of biggest iceberg on Earth.
May 14, 2021
Qeshm Island—the largest island in Iran—lies in the Strait of Hormuz, parallel to the Iranian coast from which it’s separated by the Clarence Strait (Khuran).