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ESA: Earth from Space | Rome

Rome and its surroundings are pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, captured on 17 January 2016. The Tiber River snakes down from the north, and is surrounded by agricultural fields in the upper right before entering the city. It then makes its way west, entering into the Mediterranean Sea at the town …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Switzerland

Multiple scans from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite have been stitched together to create this complete image of Switzerland. The southern part of the country is dominated by the Alps, some of which are snow-capped. One of the more obvious features in the lower central part of the image is the curved x-shape of the Aletsch …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Wolfe Creek

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the northern part of Western Australia to the Wolfe Creek Crater National Park. The area pictured is close to the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, the country’s second-largest, and presents a landscape of desert plains and grasslands.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Japan

Sentinel-3A captured part of Japan on 12 May in this false-colour image. Sitting on a volcanic zone in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is prone to earthquakes – like the one felt earlier this week. In 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused widespread damage and claimed over 15 000 lives. In this …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Gibson Desert

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Gibson Desert in Western Australia in this false-colour image. Covering an area of over 150 000 sq km, the desert sports gravel terrains covered by desert grasses, as well as red sandy plains and dunefields. A drought in the 1980s forced the indigenous Pintupi people to the central-eastern …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Shanghai

The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country’s most populous city – with over 24 million people – this global financial centre is also the site of the world’s busiest container ports owing to its strategic location on the Yangtze River Delta.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Vatnajökull

The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland’s southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014. Glaciers cover 11% of Iceland’s landscape, the largest being the Vatnajökull – known as the Vatna Glacier in English – which at 8000 sq km is also the largest in Europe. Up to a …

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ESA: Earth from Space | Shanghai

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The Chinese city of Shanghai is featured in the 200th edition. The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country’s most populous city – with over 24 million people – …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Alakol Lake

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the one hundred ninety-ninth edition, explore Kazakhstan’s Alakol Lake. Alakol Lake is a salt lake and receives water periodically from several streams flowing from the Tarbagatai Mountains.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Earth from Space: Berlin celebration

. The one hundred fifty-eighth edition features a Sentinel-2A image of Berlin in Germany.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Athens in colour

The one hundred fifty-seventh edition features a Sentinel-2 satellite image of Athens and surroundings, in Greece. This evening a special event is being held in Athens, as part of the activities for the European Researcher’s night. This is why we have included Greek subtitles for this edition of Earth from Space.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Roof of the world

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the eighteenth edition we look at an Envisat image of frozen lakes, dotting the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Mississippi swampland

Earth from Space is presented by Malì Cecere from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred fifty-sixth edition features a Sentinel-2 image of Mississippi’s swamps, USA.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Australian desert

Earth from Space is presented by Malì Cecere from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred fifty-fourth edition features a Sentinel-2 satellite image of the Northern Territory desert in Australia.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Northern Italy

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred fifty-third edition features a false-colour Sentinel-2A satellite image of northern Italy.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Southern Bavaria

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. A Sentinel-1A radar image of southern Bavaria in Germany is featured in the one hundred fifty-second edition.  

ESA: Earth from Space: New York City

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred fifty-first edition features a satellite image of New York City in the United States.  

ESA: Earth from Space: Central Algeria

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The sandy and rocky terrain of the Sahara desert in central Algeria, captured by the Sentinel-2A satellite, is featured in the one hundred fiftieth edition.  

ESA: Earth from Space | Central California

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the one hundred forty-eighth edition we explore the San Andreas Fault and San Joaquin Valley in the US state of California.  

ESA: Earth from Space | San Francisco Bay Area, USA

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Different types of land cover around the San Francisco Bay Area are pictured in the one hundred forty-seventh edition.  

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