25 July 2017
The TerraSAR-X satellite acquired this view of the Las Vegas Strip in 2016. The strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada and is spread across 6.8 kilometres in the south of Las Vegas city between the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.
21 July 2017
The Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries.
18 July 2017
23 July marks the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first civilian Earth Observation satellite, Landsat-1. This false-colour image amidst several lakes, captured by Proba-V between 23-28 July, 2017; illustrates the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the United States.
14 July 2017
The circular structure dominating this Sentinel-2 image is Pilanesberg, the result of geological activity over more than a billion years.
11 July 2017
11 July marks the UN's annual World Population Day. This day is dedicated to highlighting the urgency and importance of population issues. To mark the occasion, this 100m Proba-V image taken on 23 March 2017; shows the Mumbai agglomeration, with the city of Thane located to the east and visible in green the Sanjay Gandhi National Park located north of Mumbai.
07 July 2017
This image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite on 17 May 2017, and shows part of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni – the largest salt flat in the world.
04 July 2017
30 June 2017
Sentinel-2A takes us to the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 1700km east of Australia.
27 June 2017
23 June 2017
Sentinel-3 gives us a nearly cloud-free view of France and the surrounding countries.
Just above the centre we can see Paris – the site of ESA's headquarters as well as the Paris Air & Space Show taking place this week.
20 June 2017
16 June 2017
The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite brings us over northwest India with this false-colour image captured on 04 March 2017.
13 June 2017
09 June 2017
The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite brings us over the Gulf of Finland, with part of Finland along the top, Estonia along the bottom and Russia to the right.
06 June 2017
30 May 2017
26 May 2017
This image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite was taken on 28 September, and shows blazes that had plagued Russia's Irkutsk Oblast since July. It is thought that drier conditions associated with warmer weather – with June 2016 being the hottest on record – contributed to the unusually large number of fires.
23 May 2017
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