Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. As the clouds cleared over places like the Virgin Islands, the destruction became obvious even from space.
The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland in this false-colour image captured on 16 August 2017.
The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite saw the temperature at the top of Hurricane Harvey on 25 August 2017 at 04:06 GMT as the storm approached the US state of Texas.
The intense fires and persistent southerly winds have wafted extraordinary amounts of smoke north over Canada's Northwest Territories and Yukon and Nunavut provinces.
This TerraSAR-X image shows Antarctica's Larsen C iceberg on 22 July 2017. On 12 July, the detachment of this gigantic section of the Larsen C ice shelf, astonished the world and motivated scientists to carry out further experiments to investigate the stability of the ice-sheet.
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this photograph of Crater Lake, in the Cascade Mountains of southwest Oregon.
The TerraSAR-X satellite acquired this view of the Las Vegas Strip in 2016. The strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada and is spread across 6.8 kilometres in the south of Las Vegas city between the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.
The circular structure dominating this Sentinel-2 image is Pilanesberg, the result of geological activity over more than a billion years.
The Earthstone fire started near Sparks, Nevada on the afternoon of 03 July.
Planet's dense constellation of satellites captured the area before the fire started on 02 July, as well spotting the growing burn scar and rising smoke on 04 and 05 July.
Often shrouded in clouds and mist, the entirety of the South Patagonian Icefield is rarely visible from space. This mosaic combines cloud-free images acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 on 29 April, 01 and 24 May, 2016.
Patagonia is one of the windiest and wettest regions on Earth. Westerlies gain moisture and momentum as they cross the Pacific Ocean. When they reach South America, they ride up and over the Andes, through fjords, and across two icefields.
Sentinel-3 gives us a nearly cloud-free view of France and the surrounding countries.
Just above the centre we can see Paris – the site of ESA's headquarters as well as the Paris Air & Space Show taking place this week.
SPOT-6 acquired this view of Wolf Volcano in the Galapagos Islands in February 2016. This volcano, the highest in the archipelago, sits on the northern end of Isabela Island.
The geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, JMA and NOAA acquired this image of Tropical Cyclone Mora approaching Bangladesh at 09:00 UTC on Monday, 29 May 2017.
This photograph, taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, shows the straight line of the Corinth Canal as it crosses a narrow isthmus between mainland Greece (right) and the Peloponnese Peninsula. The canal cuts through the narrowest part of the isthmus of Corinth. The towns of Corinth and Isthmia stand near the west and east ends (north is to the upper right). Near the center of the image, a highway crosses the canal and connects Athens to the Peloponnese.
Sentinel-2 takes us over the border of the US states Utah and Colorado.
Rivers cut through the landscape, along which we can see patches of agriculture appearing bright red in this false-colour image – a stark contrast to the less-vegetated areas across the semi-arid region.
This image of Fort Bourtange obtained by Pléiades was acquired in Feb, 2015.
Fort Bourtange is a star-shaped moat fort, located in the village of Bourtange in the east of Groningen in the Netherlands near the German border.
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