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Chile's salt flat

27 May 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us to the diverse landscape of the eastern Atacama desert in South America in this image acquired on 8 March 2016. The region pictured lies around 200km east of the Chilean city of Antofagasta on the Pacific coast (not pictured), and is virtually devoid of vegetation.

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Simpson Desert, Australia

24 May 2016

The interlace of dunes and water provides a striking colour palette in this Proba-V 100 m image acquired in March 2015, showing the Simpson Desert in Australia.

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Rub al Khali

20 May 2016

Rolling sand dunes in the expansive Rub' al Khali desert on the southern Arabian Peninsula are pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite, acquired on 22 December 2015.

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Wildfires in Canada

18 May 2016

While European media coverage is focussing on the crisis in Fort McMurray in Alberta province, fires are raging across other parts of Canada as well. This 300 m Proba-V image, from 09 May 2016, depicts fires to the east of Lake Winnipeg, near the border of Manitoba and Ontario.

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Prague, Czech Republic - Proba-V at the Living Planet Symposium 2016

10 May 2016

This week, ESA's Living Planet Symposium is taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, and Proba-V is one of the ESA Earth Watch missions that is being presented at the symposium. To celebrate the occasion, this colourful 100 m Proba-V image features Prague as seen on 4 July 2015.

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Zachariae glacier

06 May 2016

This image taken over part of northwest Greenland's coast combines three images from Sentinel-1A's radar on 15 February, 10 March and 3 April 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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