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What's beneath Hawaii's most active volcano?

Step away from the villages and idyllic beaches of Hawaii, and you may think you've been transported to the moon. Walking along the lava flows of the Kilauea volcano, the landscape changes from a lush tropical ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion

Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth's surface and will ...

dateAug 27, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Ten year-old Dragon gains new strength

As ESA and China mark a decade of cooperation, imagery over China's Poyang lake is testament to the new Sentinel satellite's promise of continued radar data acquisition for a multitude of applications.

dateJun 02, 2014 in Space Exploration
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NASA image: Volcanoes in Guatemala

This photo of volcanoes in Guatemala was taken from NASA's C-20A aircraft during a four-week Earth science radar imaging mission deployment over Central and South America. The conical volcano in the center ...

dateApr 24, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Charting Icelandic glacier dynamics

Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, along with graduate student Brent Minchew, recently logged over 40 hours of flight time mapping the surface of Iceland's glaciers. Flying over two comparatively ...

dateMar 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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