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Lake MacKay, Australia

21 April 2017

Brown hills speckle the eastern part of Australia's Lake MacKay in this satellite image.

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Proba-1 images Calanda reservoir

20 April 2017

The blue of the Calanda reservoir amid the rugged landscape of northeastern Spain, as seen by ESA's oldest - and one of its smallest - Earth-observing missions, Proba-1, midway through its 15th year of operations.

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Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta

18 April 2017


To mark International Mother Earth Day on 22 April, this Proba-V 100m image - acquired on 27 February 2017 - shows the Ganges-Brahamputra Delta. The colouring in the image indicates land erosion that has occurred at the delta since 2014.

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Central-eastern Brazil

14 April 2017

Sentinel-2A takes us over central-eastern Brazil – more specifically where the Bahia, Tocantins and Goiás states meet.

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Vienna, Austria - European Geoscience Union 2017

11 April 2017


This Proba-V 100m image shows the beautiful city of Vienna, the capital of Austria, which is visible in the northwestern part of the image.

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Vojvodina, Serbia

07 April 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over northern Serbia to the region of Vojvodina.

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Sentinel-1 sees Mocoa landslide

04 April 2017

Sentinel-1 radar coverage from before and after the 01 April 2017 mudslide in Mocoa, Colombia, shows the extent of movement of the disaster that claimed over 260 lives, injured hundreds more and left scores displaced.

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Kuril Islands, Russia

04 April 2017


This Proba-V 100m image of mid June 2016 shows the northernmost Kuril Islands, part of a volcanic archipelago that stretches between Japan and the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Alert, Canada

31 March 2017

This Sentinel-1 radar composite image takes us to the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island (lower-left), where the Nares Strait opens up into the Lincoln Sea in the Canadian Arctic.

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Norwegian Fjords

28 March 2017


This Proba-V 100m image of 14 February 2017 shows large fjords and their sharp contrast with the surrounding snow-covered land area in southern Norway. From South to North one can see the Bokna, Hardanger, and Sogne fjords.

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Rome, Italy

24 March 2017

Rome and its surroundings are pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, captured on 17 January 2016.

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Mokpo, South Korea

21 March 2017


This Proba-V image of 06 October 2016 shows Mokpo, a city in the southwest of South Korea. It is located on the Yeonsang River estuary and is surrounded by more than 1400 islands on the coast.

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Calgary, Canada

17 March 2017

In this Sentinel-2A satellite image spanning some 265 km, we can see the northwest–southeast ranges of the Rockies. Moving west to east, the mountains peter out to the Canadian Prairies, with the city of Calgary in the transition zone between the two landscapes (upper-middle).

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Transition Dry to Rainy Season, Sahel region

14 March 2017


Proba-V captured this set of 300 m images of the Sahel region in Africa between February and September 2016.

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Kamchatka, Russia

10 March 2017

The Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Sea of Okhotsk in the Russian Far East on 15 February, where clouds blend with the ice and snow beneath from our bird's-eye view.

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Rhine and Scheldt Delta

07 March 2017


On 04 December 2016, Proba-V captured this beautiful 100 m false-colour image of the estuaries of the Scheldt and Rhine rivers along the coast of Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Central District, Botswana

03 March 2017

Sentinel-2A takes us over part of Botswana's Central District in this false-colour image captured on 22 March 2016.

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Jorge Montt Glacier, Chile

28 February 2017


The retreat of Chile's Jorge Montt Glacier is captured in this series of images from the Proba-V satellite ranging from March 2014 to January 2016.

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Lake Success, California

24 February 2017

California's Lake Success and part of the San Joaquin Valley is pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission from 15 December and 26 January.

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Ötztal Alps

17 February 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol in this image from 16 October 2016.

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