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Satellite eye on Earth: February 2017 – in pictures

Vibrant vegetation in a Venezuelan lake, Saharan dust in snowy Sierra Nevada, cloud vortices in South Korea, a vast solar farm in China, and a lone ship in the Atlantic are among our satellite images this month<p>Every so often, a vibrant green colour infuses the waters of Lake Maracaibo. Floating …

Climate

Orbital Insight

US Retail Traffic<p>Quantifying sales trends of major U.S. retail chains in real time through the number of cars in parking lots.<p>China Economic …

Retail

Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The World Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra.<p>"I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute who specializes in issues of global …

Google

The 102 million dead trees in California's forests are turning tree cutters into millionaires

A low gargle echoes against granite cliffs and resounds in the wooded canyons.<p>Each pull of a starter handle and squeeze of a throttle is punctuated by the crack of splintering wood as another dead tree falls in a forest that’s changing all too rapidly.<p>Niles Kant stands at the base of a red fir. Its …

Forests

Monitoring Crop Field Soil Moisture (NDWI) Using Sentinel-2 Temporal Series

Posté par Daniel Demonceau le Wednesday November 2nd, 2016<p>Monitoring the soil moisture level of crop fields is one of the most important thing to do …

Move over Google Earth, this 3D map shows our world in razor-sharp detail

TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X in formation flight<p>These incredibly accurate maps of Earth have been produced by twin satellites orbiting about 120 meters …

Space

4 Startups Using Satellites in Really Cool Ways

From monitoring corn to drilling asteroids, space companies are using satellites for a wide range of uses.<p>Space is getting a lot more crowded: About 3,000 satellites currently orbit the earth, a number that's quickly growing as more companies look to commercialize the skies. And a lot of them do …

Space

2 Toolbox

The Sentinel-2 Toolbox consists of a rich set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of MSI data from the upcoming …

The invasive species that nobody is talking about

<b>Non-native species like zebra mussels make national news, but the dangerous plant variable milfoil is rarely discussed outside of lake</i> …

Biological Species

Huge Ancient Hidden Monument Found In Petra Using Satellites, Drones, And Google Earth

It seems the modern-day explorer just needs a laptop and Internet connection, rather than a bullwhip and a pair of binoculars.<p>Using satellite …

Ancient History

Big data from satellites to fight climate change

Researchers have been slow to harness the power of big data from satellites in the fight against climate change. But a new partnership around the Copernicus program may change that.<p>Over the past decade, people have gotten used to using Google Earth's satellite map to satisfy their curiosity - …

Climate Change

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

An instrument called the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) has been taking pictures of Earth since it launched …

Italy

Nasa discovers underground 'forest of fungi' from space

Mycorrhizal fungi are more like cities than individual plants; these are complex systems which stretch for miles underground in search for nutrients.<p>So massive and impactful are they, Nasa has now been able to identify them from <i>space</i>.<p>Researchers say it could finding and studying these networks …

Space

Satellite data could help in spotting shipwrecks

According to UNESCO estimates, there are as many as 3 million shipwrecks spread across the ocean floors, and a great many of those reside in coastal …

Weather Predictions Are Getting Better Thanks To New, Tiny Satellites

The startup Spire will soon have a "constellation" of 100 weather-measuring satellites floating above Earth.<p>The consequences of bad weather forecasting are often expensive and dangerous. Not knowing until the last minute that a bad storm is going to arrive can leave homes and businesses unprepared. …

Space

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Asteroids might not look like much on the outside, but you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.<p>Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 …

Space

EDRS

Start of service for Europe’s SpaceDataHighway23 November 2016 The European Data Relay System began servicing Europe’s Earth observing Copernicus …

Sentinel-2A Set to Provide Impressive Earth Images

Sentinel-2A Set to Provide Impressive Earth Images - 15/06/2015<p>Sentinel-2A, the first optical imaging satellite in Europe’s Copernicus environmental …

Space

The Mad Plan to Clean Up Space Junk With a Laser Cannon

If a team of astronomers has its way, the International Space Station will be outfitted with a spiffy laser-wielding telescope. No, no, hold on—it’s …

Space

MATLAB, Landsat 8, and AWS Public Data Sets

<i>A few weeks ago, a fellow developer (Kelly Luetkemeyer) pulled me into his office to show me something he had been working on. It was very cool! Even</i> …

Landsat

Start Using Landsat on AWS | AWS Blog

My colleague Jed Sundwall wrote the guest post below to show you how one of the newest AWS Public Data Sets is being put to use.<p>— Jeff;<p>You can now …

Amazon Web Services

Landsat-live goes live

Today we’re releasing the first edition of Landsat-live, a map that is constantly refreshed with the latest satellite imagery from NASA’s Landsat 8 …

Landsat

Do Plants Get Stressed?

I spent the last several months thinking about stress, not only because I was actively stressed over deadlines and the like, but also because I wrote the March <i>Popular Science</i> cover story on the subject. Last year, I did a similar piece on sleep, which spilled over to this blog as a series exploring …

Gardening

Sentinel-2: Europe's 'Landsat' ready to picture Planet Earth

<b>The lead spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation (EO) programme is built and ready to go into orbit.</b><p>Sentinel-2a will take pictures of the planet's surface in visible and infrared light.<p>Its data will track everything from the growth of megacities to the variable yields of the …

Space

BATTLESPACE

IMSAR’S NanoSAR C<p>IMSAR’S NanoSAR C – BATTLESPACE ‘STAR TECHNOLOGY PICK’ OF AUSA<br>By Julian Nettlefold<p>16 Oct 14. The Editor’s ‘Star Technology Pick’ of …

An Open Source Landsat Browser, Libra.

Libra is a fast image browser for previewing and downloading Landsat imagery. We work with a ton of imagery from our own internal archives and built …

Viewing the Earth From Space

Despite any political differences between the United States and Russia, the space agencies of the two countries continue their cooperative work in Earth's orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Apart from the research being done in microgravity, ISS crew members continue to send back …