March 21, 2017
China still has a startling number of vacant real-estate developments, judging from new satellite analysis by DigitalGlobe and Business Insider.
March 14, 2017
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of “cloud streets” over the Barents Sea and Mezhdusharsky Island on March 7, 2017.
March 7, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA)-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched on March 7, 2017, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
February 28, 2017
A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of The Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.
February 21, 2017
The shadows across this image taken by the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite image may play tricks on the human eye, making the valleys—the green areas—look like they stand higher than the light blue mountains. Sometimes rotating the image so the shadows fall in a different direction can “fix” this optical illusion.
February 6, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image of Iran’s Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf on Jan. 13, 2017.
February 1, 2017
As part of a partnership between France and Abu Dhabi, a new Louvre museum has been under construction in the city since 2009. As the name suggests, the museum will host international art, but the curators plan to use this opportunity to bring together Eastern and Western art.
January 17, 2017
The “Pineapple Express” is as an atmospheric river, a large, slow-moving low-pressure center off the West Coast that taps into tropical moisture originating from as far south as the Hawaiian Islands.
January 10, 2017
A composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image from four sets of images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
January 5, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite collected this false-color image over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The featured Tian Shan mountain range stretches about 2,800 kilometers across this border region, making it one of the longest mountain ranges in Central Asia.