November 25, 2014
The Florida peninsula is easily recognizable from space, even at night, in this image taken from the International Space Station in October 2014. Gauging the size and intensity of lights gives an intuitive sense of city size and population.
November 18, 2014
Satellites provide the perfect way to capture images of the Sahara as well as to observe and monitor such barren and hostile landscapes, where the heat and lack of water make them unwelcome to other means of measurement.
November 11, 2014
The Central African Republic’s civil war has displaced more than 1 million of the country’s 4.5 million residents. There are nearly 70 makeshift refugee camps in Bangui alone—including the M’Poko International Airport, where nearly 100,000 people have gathered for safety.
November 3, 2014
A series of 15 images, spanning a 30-year period, show major coastline changes off the coast of Cape Cod.