May 20, 2013
The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is clearly visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Previously thought to be an impact crater, the flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise.
April 24, 2013
The area acquired over Washington state is part of the Palouse region – an agricultural zone that mainly produces wheat and legumes. The rolling, picturesque landscape has sometimes been compared to Italy’s Tuscany. Image © ESA
April 22, 2013
In the video you can see a simulation of the spread of the chemical tracer between February 2009 and October 2010, created using a tracer advection-diffusion model that was calibrated using satellite measurements of surface currents and tracer concentrations in water samples collected one year after release.
April 11, 2013
Thick plumes dust plumes blew over the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Libya and Egypt in early April 2013 and spanned the sea’s eastern shoreline the following day, reaching as far north as Turkey.
April 5, 2013
In this beautiful video, a look back at the best views of our planet from space in the last year, including true color satellite images, Earth science data visualizations, time lapses from the International Space Station, and computer models.
March 16, 2013
Swiss Space Systems – S3 is planning on flying satellites into space, using a specially adapted airliner and an unmanned shuttle. Check out the video…
February 11, 2013
For more than a decade, scientists have observed “ship tracks” in natural-color satellite imagery of the ocean. These bright, linear trails are a visible manifestation of pollution from ship exhaust, and scientists can now see that ships have a more subtle, almost invisible, signature as well.
February 8, 2013
NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite encapsulated in its payload fairing, in the Astrotech processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Image © NASA/VAFB
January 12, 2013
A rare cloud-free view of Ireland, Great Britain and northern France, pictured from the Envisat satellite, on 11 January 2013. Image © ESA
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December 13, 2012
On December 12, 2012 has been a special one for many people who enjoy numerology. The date 12-12-12 is the last major numerical date in this century, for those using the Gregorian or Christian calendar. Image credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project/Dennis Chesters