Latest Earth Topic Highlights
29 August 2016
On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite images are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement.
29 August 2016
Wildlife habitats close to airports pose a serious risk to safety at takeoff and landing. Thanks to ESA, a new service lets airports use satellites to identify and manage these areas.
25 August 2016
If a plant isn't green it doesn't mean it can't photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but when measured by satellites, these non-green varieties skew results on plant health. FLEX is different. Experiments using 'mutants' show that colour won't be an obstacle in this new mission's task of mapping plant health from space.
27 July 2016
ESA's SMOS satellite has found a rise in fresh water in the tropical Pacific Ocean during last year's El Niño event.
26 July 2016
Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA's CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.
12 July 2016
In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA's CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.
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02 August 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, shall host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in August and September. This 100 m false-colour Proba-V image of 12 April 2016 shows Rio de Janeiro in grey, with the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches visible as thin yellowish streaks.
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