Two powerful storms in the South China Sea near the Philippines from Aqua Satellite

NASA’s Aqua satellite is named for its ability to measure water vapor in the atmosphere, water in the oceans, as well as ice and snow. It was launched on May 4, 2002, and has been functioning perfectly for 10 years, providing us 29 million gigabytes of data.  Image above: Two powerful storms in the South China Sea near the Philippines.

Images credit NASAAmazing view of Antarctica from Aqua Satellite



Amazing view of Antarctica

Mount Etna is Europe's most active volcano from Aqua satellite

Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano

Phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Argentinian Patagonia from Aqua satellite



Phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Argentinian Patagonia

Rainbow feature in this image taken by Aqua over the Pacific Ocean

Rainbow feature in this image taken by Aqua over the Pacific Ocean

Ash on snow from Shiveluch, Kamchatka Peninsula, eastern Russia from Aqua satellite



Ash on snow from Shiveluch, Kamchatka Peninsula, eastern Russia

Lightning started this fire in northeastern Minnesota, image from  Aqua satellite

Lightning started this fire in northeastern Minnesota

An estimated 42,000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, from Aqua satellite

An estimated 42,000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010

Hurricane or tropical storm warnings extended from South Carolina to Maine as Hurricane Irene, from Aqua satellite

Hurricane or tropical storm warnings extended from South Carolina to Maine as Hurricane Irene

Sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean, from Aqua satellite

Sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean

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