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....
The province of Syracuse on the southeastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily is pictured in this image from the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite.
Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped Italy in 2017. Wildfires, water scarcity and billions of euros worth of damage to agriculture are just some of the effects of this summer's drought”not to mention the relentless heat.
Scientists from Italy's Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Research Council as well as the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology used radar imagery from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites to identify significant east“west ground displacement in central Italy where an earthquake struck on Oct. 30, 2016.
Nighttime images provide a spectacular representation of a country's geography, with the larger population centers shining brightly. Here the easily recognized boot of Italy is visible from a panorama taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.