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2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

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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Iranian painting

29 July 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to northeastern Iran, the second largest country in the Middle East, in this image acquired on 22 February 2016.

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Biodiversity in Ghana

26 July 2016

Proba-V captured this 300 m false-colour image on 13 January 2015 and shows Ghana's southern part, with various forest areas shown as dark green patches. To the right, Lake Volta and the White Volta River are visible, with Ghana's capital Accra located south of the lake.

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22 July 2016

The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands – all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean – are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May.

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Lake Gairdner, Australia

19 July 2016

In bright shades of blue, this false-colour Proba-V image, acquired in April 2015, shows Lake Gairdner and nearby smaller lakes and lagoons. Lake Gairdner is the third largest salt lake in Australia and part of a closed drainage basin that is located to the north of the Eyre peninsula and the stony hills of the Gawler Ranges in South Australia.

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Sundarbans web

15 July 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, in this natural-colour image captured on 18 March 2016.

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Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. Join ESA every Friday at 10:00 CEST for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.

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See views of the Earth acquired by the Proba-V satellite. A new Proba-V image, produced by VITO, is published each week and demonstrates applications of the vegetation mission.

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The Earth Watching project is an ESA/ESRIN service to help local authorities and to promote the benefits of remote sensing data during emergencies, sending images and articles to newspapers, magazines and TV stations.

The Earth Watching website features not only imagery of natural disasters, but also promotes various satellite remote sensing applications through images and articles. Some examples are shown in the special events part of the website.

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