Earth Observation

Red Sprites are Best Seen from Space

Planet Earth is full of some truly awe-inspiring spectacles, but few are as intriguing as a sprite, which are officially…

3 days ago

After Stalling Out for 40 Years, the Largest Iceberg in the World is on the Move

In 1986, a gigantic iceberg separated from the Fichner-Ronne ice shelf in West Antarctica. It was so big that it…

7 days ago

Follow a Simulated Journey of the Destruction of ESA’s Aeolus Mission

On July 28th, the European Space Agency commanded its long-working Aeolus wind profile mission to re-enter Earth's atmosphere. It did…

4 months ago

Forest Fires in British Columbia are Bad This Year. THIRTY Times Worse Than Average

Wildfires in British Columbia and Canada, driven by Climate Change, established new records this year.

5 months ago

Phew, California’s Largest Reservoir is Nearly Full

California residents will be glad to know their reservoirs are nearly full again after years of drought. New satellite photos…

6 months ago

Mount Everest from Space

Earth is a favorite target for the cameras and astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This week, NASA shared…

8 months ago

Why are Earth’s Hemispheres the Same Brightness? New Research Solves a 50-year-old Mystery.

NASA’s Apollo program most notably explored the Moon. But it also helped us study the Earth as well, as it…

9 months ago

Light Pollution is Obscuring the Night Sky. RIP Stargazing

A citizen science initiative called Globe at Night has some sobering news for humanity. Our artificial light is drowning out…

11 months ago

NASA Satellites can Pinpoint the Exact Locations of Excessive CO2 Emissions

Using data from two climate monitoring satellites, a group led by Canadian researchers tracked carbon emissions from a single coal…

11 months ago

NOAA’s New Weather Satellite is Operational, and its Pictures of Earth are Gorgeous

You'd have to be in some kind of sense-of-wonder-repressed coma not to appreciate satellite images of Earth. If you are,…

12 months ago