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Earth from Space: Mountains of snow

The Alps that stretch across France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Slovenia are captured in this Envisat image, acquired on 16 January 2012. Credit: ESA.

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition we look at the snow-kissed Alps, Italy’s Apennines and point out some major lakes.