Earth Observation

Satellites are Tracking Rivers of Garbage Flowing Across the Oceans

There's an ocean of human-made garbage floating through Earth's seas. From plastic straws to beverage bottles and food wrappers, the…

2 months ago

A New Instrument is Going to the ISS to Study the Climate Impact of Dust in Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

People often seem surprised when they learn that NASA doesn't just look out to the other planets, stars, and galaxies.…

3 months ago

Antarctica Lost an Ice Shelf, but Gained an Island

Collapsing ice shelves on the eastern coast of Antarctica has revealed something never seen before: a landform that might be…

5 months ago

Because of Extreme Drought, Lake Powell is Barely a Lake Anymore

The two largest reservoirs in the United States are now at their lowest levels since they were first created. After…

6 months ago

Ukrainians urge satellites to publicly share real-time images of the Russian invasion

Earth Observatory System Data Analytics is urging fellow satellite companies and space agencies to share their data to assist the…

7 months ago

Tonga’s Incredible Underwater Volcano Eruption Seen From Space

An undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific island of Tonga, and several satellites caught the incredible explosion in action. The…

9 months ago

The Recent Killer Tornado’s Track is Visible From Space

During the night of December 10, 2021, severe weather tore through several US states, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and…

10 months ago

The Severe Pacific Northwest Flooding Seen From Space

The severe flooding that happened this month was captured by Earth Observation satellites, showing the extent of Climate Change in…

10 months ago

Landsat 9’s First Images are Here

The latest satellite in the Landsat family of Earth observation spacecraft has collected its “first light” images of our planet.…

11 months ago

Landsat 9 Joins a Fleet of Earth Observation Satellites

Earth has a new eye in orbit to monitor our changing planet.   Landsat 9 launched on September 27, 2021…

1 year ago