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Major Greenland glacier is growing

Jakobshavn Glacier has grown for the third year in a row, and scientists attribute the change to cool ocean waters. The image acquired, on 6 June 2019, by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8, shows a natural-colour view of Jakobshavn Glacier, western Greenland.

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Lake Valencia, Venezuela

Captured on 2 February 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, this image takes us over Lake Valencia, in northern Venezuela.

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Western Pakistan

Captured on 14 April 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image shows western Pakistan and an important wetland area.

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How glaciers turn lakes turquoise

Four large lakes on New Zealand's South Island stand out for their distinctive turquoise colour. Water rich with glacial flour can be seen flowing from the Godley River into the north end of Lake Tekapo. The Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 acquired these image on 1 and 12 May 2019.

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Two decades of change at Pine Island Glacier

Images of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite from 2000 to 2019. Images show a wide view of Pine Island Glacier (PIG) and the long-term retreat of its ice front.

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Queensland floods

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Australia's northeast state of Queensland, where a large amount of sediment is visible gushing into the Coral Sea, close to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.

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Notre-Dame de Paris devastation captured by Pléiades

Pléiades acquired this image, on 17 April 2019, after fire destroyed parts of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in France. The 850-year-old Gothic building's roof and steeple has collapsed following the blaze on 15 April 2019.

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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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