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English Channel

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the busy maritime traffic passing through the English Channel.

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Salin Aigues-Mortes

Since antiquity, workers have harvested salt from the tidal marshes of Aigues-Mortes, France—a coastal Mediterranean town steeped in history. Today, salt remains an important industry here, and satellites can provide a bird's eye view of the vibrant production process.

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Proba-V view of Galápagos

Proba-V acquired this 100 m spatial resolution image, on 27 February 2017, of the internationally protected, volcanic archipelago of the Galápagos and its surrounding marine reserve.

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Devastation in Mozambique

Tropical cyclones carry three major threats: winds, storm surge, and rainfall-triggered floods. All three landed devastating blows on Mozambique when Tropical Cyclone Idai came ashore on 15 March, 2019, after taking a sharp turn in the Mozambique Channel a few days earlier. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured a false-colour image of the flooding on 21 March, 2019 - the first relatively clear NASA satellite view since Idai hit.

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New Parliament buildings in Cairo, Egypt emerge from the desert

Pléiades monitors construction of the new administrative capital of Egypt, built on desert land between Cairo and Suez.

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Satellites Find Greener Pastures

Researchers have recently been using NASA satellite data to monitor the spread and quality of pasturelands and to estimate how many cattle those lands can support.

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An unusually warm February in the United Kingdom

Unseasonably warm temperatures swept across the United Kingdom and much of Europe in February 2019. The month started with snow and freezing temperatures in the United Kingdom, but provisional statistics from the UK Met Office indicate February 2019 was the second warmest February on record for the country. England, Scotland, and Wales all recorded their warmest meteorological winter days and hottest February days since record-keeping began in 1910.

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Countdown to calving at Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf

Cracks growing across Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice the size of New York City. It is not yet clear how the remaining ice shelf will respond following the break, posing an uncertain future for scientific infrastructure and a human presence on the shelf that was first established in 1955. The image, from the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows the area on 23 January, 2019.

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Egypt’s Nile Delta

The rapid evolution of Egypt's Nile Delta over the last four years, as viewed from ESA's Proba-V microsatellite. Think of it as a small token of our love for planet Earth: just a cubic metre in size, Proba-V maps land cover and vegetation growth across the entire world every two days.

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Moorea

With Valentine's Day in mind, Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you this image which captures the beauty of the little heart-shaped island of Moorea in the South Pacific.

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Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

TerraSAR-X acquired these high resolution images showing the completely transformed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December, 2018.

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Fortnight of fires in Tasmania

Large fires fuelled by extremely dry and hot conditions have been burning for almost two weeks in central and southeast Tasmania, the southernmost state of Australia. This image was acquired on 28 January 2019, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

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Gangotri, India

Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River. This image was captured on 7 January 2018.

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Uruguay River wetlands

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us along the lower reaches of the brown, sediment-rich Uruguay River. Here, the river forms the border between Argentina and Uruguay and is the site of the Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay wetlands.

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Pine Island, Antarctica

This Proba-V 300m image from 19 November 2018, shows the Pine Island iceberg, located south of the Hudson Mountains on West-Antarctica.

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Mount Triglav, Slovenia

Copernicus Sentinel-2A takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2,800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country.

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A wintry Great Lakes landscape

While a winter storm brought sudden snow and power outages to parts of the U.S. Southeast on 9 December, 2018, a break in the clouds that day revealed a wintry landscape around the Midwest and Great Lakes. The VIIRS on Suomi NPP acquired this natural-colour image around 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (18:30 Universal Time).

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Mexico City

Copernicus Sentinel-1 takes us over Mexico City. This striking image has been created using three acquisitions from 28 July, 27 August and 26 September 2018, overlaid in red, green and blue, respectively.

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Icy art in the Sannikov Strait

As sea ice around Russia's New Siberian Islands thins and breaks-up each summer, it takes on the appearance of stained glass. This image was acquired by Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on 27 June, 2018.

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Woolsey Fire, California

SPOT 6 captured this false-colour image on 12 November 2018 of the devastating wildfires in the U.S. state of California.

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