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Island Love

11 February 2019

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, we will soon be expressing our love to those nearest and dearest – and maybe that can include our beautiful home planet, after all it needs all the love and care it can get.

Satellite's orbiting high above primarily deliver critical information to understand how Earth works, monitor how it is changing and also to make our daily lives easier through the myriad of practical applications that rely on satellite data. But images captured from space can also serve as a reminder of Earth's beauty and, indeed, how fragile it is.

The well-known phrase beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that the perception of beauty is subjective, and with us all ‘beholders' of our planet – we can all marvel at Earth's splendor through images from space.

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Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks

14 March 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica's Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it's just a matter of time.

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