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Video: Larsen-C ice shelf crack

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission is monitoring the growing crack in Antarctica's Larsen-C ice shelf. When the ice shelf breaks off or 'calves', it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded – but exactly ...

dateApr 21, 2017 in Environment
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Image: Heavy rains in Lake Success, California

California has seen some heavy rains recently after years of drought, filling many of the state's reservoirs. The rising waters are evident in this radar image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission over part of ...

dateFeb 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Asteroid resembles Dungeons and Dragons dice

Radar images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 were obtained on Feb. 6 and 7 with NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. They reveal an irregular, angular-appearing asteroid ...

dateFeb 13, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Early warning from space of homes on the slide

It was a literal property crash: multiple homes in the Cármenes del Mar resort on the south coast of Spain were engulfed in a landslide, leaving families homeless. But satellite archives offer early warning of such events ...

dateNov 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Poyang Lake viewed by Sentinel-1

Southern China's Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country. Located in Jiangxi province, this lake is an important habitat for migrating Siberian cranes, many of which spend the winter there.

dateSep 16, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA damage maps may help in future quakes

Nepal's magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused significant damage and loss of life in 2015. In natural disasters like this, it is critical to locate areas that are in the most need of assistance as fast as possible.

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Dark pools on Titan

This radar image from the Cassini orbiter shows a thin strip of surface on Saturn's moon Titan. The yellow-hued terrain appears to be peppered with blue-tinted lakes and seas. However, these would not be much fun to splash ...

dateJan 11, 2016 in Space Exploration
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