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Salar de Atacama, Chile

17 November 2017

From the Salar de Atacama salt flat in the east to the Cordillera Domeyko mountains in the west, Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

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Viti Levu, Fiji

10 November 2017

Sentinel-2B satellite takes us to the Republic of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean on 28 September 2017. Part of Fiji's largest island, Viti Levu, is pictured here, with coral reefs speckling the water.

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Atlas Mountains, Morocco

07 November 2017


This Proba-V image, taken mid-July 2017, shows the High Atlas mountain range in Morocco highlighted in bright red.

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Western Australia

03 November 2017

From the fourth most populous city to the rugged Outback, the Sentinel-3A satellite gives us a wide-ranging view over Australia's southwestern corner.

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Halloween crack

31 October 2017

In this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission, we can see the location of the ‘Halloween crack' on Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf, highlighted in red. The former and current locations of the British Antarctic Survey's Halley research stations are also marked.

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Guangzhou, China

31 October 2017


Proba-V acquired this 100m image of the Guangzhou prefecture in the Pearl River delta, China.

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Washington DC

27 October 2017

Sentinel-2 takes us over the US capital city of Washington DC in this image from 25 August 2015. The city is nestled between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

24 October 2017


Proba-V acquired this 100m false-colour image of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, South America, on 27 February 2017.

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Sagaing Division, Myanmar

20 October 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite brings us over part of the Sagaing Division in northwest Myanmar, and along the border with India.

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Monitoring Hurricane Ophelia

17 October 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured different views of Hurricane Ophelia in the past week on its path towards Europe.

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Maryland, Washington D.C. USA

17 October 2017


This false colour Proba-V image of late September shows us the Potomac river on the border of the states of Maryland and Virginia.

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Plesetsk, Russia

13 October 2017

A lush landscape dominated by boreal forests over the Plesetsky District of northeast Russia's Archangel Oblast is pictured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2B image, acquired on 05 September 2017.

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Africa Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

10 October 2017


On 16 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day. This Proba-V 100m and 300m combined image covers Africa.

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Larsen Ice Shelf

06 October 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the Antarctic Peninsula and the adjacent Larsen Ice Shelf, from which a massive iceberg broke off in July.

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Santiago, Chile

02 October 2017


To mark World Habitat Day on the first Monday of October, this Proba-V image features Santiago, the capital of Chile, amidst the surrounding mountains. Santiago faced a tremendous population increase from 1 million in 1940 to over 6 million today - making it the most densely populated metropolitan region in Chile.

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Nordenskiold Glacier, Greenland

29 September 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the jagged islands along the west coast of Greenland in this false-colour image captured on 8 August 2017.

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Manicouagan Crater, Canada

26 September 2017


This Proba-V image shows the immense, natural power of the 'eye of Quebec', a ring-shaped lake in Canada. It was formed in one of the world's largest meteor impact craters (originally 100km in diameter), over 200 million years ago.

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Northwest England

22 September 2017

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over part of northwest England in this image captured on 05 January 2017.

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Giant berg on the move

20 September 2017

Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on 12 July 2017, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg broke off the Larsen C ice shelf, spawning one of the largest icebergs on record and changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever.

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

19 September 2017


This 100m false-colour Proba-V image, acquired on 05 April 2017, shows the salt plains on Salar de Uyuni as 'white area'.

 

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