Global Man-made Impervious Surface & Settlement Extent from Landsat

Using the tools on the top left hand side of the map, draw either a polygon, rectangle or upload a shapefile to represent the area you would like to …

Columbia University

Fascinating satellite images of Earth - can you identify the landmarks?

Burning Man

EOSDIS Data News - 03/16/2018

NASA's Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) published the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Ground …


Ocean Color Image Archive Page

Ocean Color Image Gallery<p>Algal Slicks off the Omani Coast<p>These algal slicks off the coast of Oman just to the southeast of Muscat reflect what …

Arabian Sea

Landsat 9 Spacecraft Passes Latest Critical Design Review « Landsat Science

<i>Excepted from source: Vicki Cox, Orbital ATK</i><p>Rendering of the Landsat 8 satellite. The Landsat 9 satellite will be nearly identical. Both are based on …

Space Exploration

Sarawak’s Rajang River Delta : Image of the Day

In Sarawak, rivers stem from rivers stemming from even larger rivers. The snake-like nature and sharp turns of these waterways resemble a painting …

South-east Asia

Penguin super-colony discovered on Antarctic Danger Islands, in pictures

Global Warming

TIRS-2 Testing

As the Dec. 2020 launch date for Landsat 9 approaches, scientists and engineers are busy building the two science instruments that will fly aboard …

This is the island camp Bangladesh is building to house the Rohingya

It’s in the of the Bay of Bengal.<p>Nine months ago, it looked like this.<p>May 2017<p>17 years ago, it didn’t exist.<p>The island formed naturally as river flows and tides deposited silts into the area.<p>April 2001<p>Now, Bangladeshi officials are preparing the island—an effort expected to cost $278 million—to …

Bay of Bengal

Greenhouses of Cayambe Valley : Image of the Day

The valley’s location along the equator makes it ideal for growing roses, which benefit from bright light, the roughly equal length of days year …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Madagascar’s Muddy Rivers : Image of the Day

For astronauts looking down on Madagascar from the International Space Station, the rivers are one of the more eye-catching sights. The waters are …


Plumes Over the Kamchatka Peninsula : Image of the Day

Shiveluch is one of the largest and most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, with at least 60 eruptions in the past 10,000 years. The …

Now see that stunning Sahara snowfall from space

A rare snow in the Sahara Desert made headlines and the satellite views are simply gorgeous.<p>The Sahara Desert in Africa is known for its size, baking heat and sculptural sand dunes. It's not known for its skiing.<p>A rare snowfall during the week won't turn the Sahara into a winter sports destination, …


Nasa shares incredible photos of snowfall in the Sahara desert

The Sahara desert, which is the largest hot desert in the world, has been photographed with a fall of snow for the second time in three years.<p>Images …

News (Ireland)

Deadly Debris Flows in Montecito : Natural Hazards

First there was fire. Then rain. And now deadly debris flows are devastating Montecito, California. Dozens of people are missing or dead, and at …

U.S. Geological Survey

A Dusting of White in the Sahara : Natural Hazards

acquired January 8, 2018 download large image (170 KB, JPEG, 1113x723)<p>For the second time in three years, snow has fallen near the northern Algerian …


Snow in Savannah : Natural Hazards

In a rare event, a powerful winter storm dropped snow in parts of the Southeastern U.S. in January 2018. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat …


Imaging engineers improve accuracy of satellite images

After searching the globe for PICS using images from Landsat 5, 7 and 8, the researchers found locations that are ideally suited to calibrating …


DARPA and NASA Team Up to Design Refueling Satellites

Robotic satellites could approach and refuel friendly satellites… or meddle with unfriendly ones.<p>The Department of Defense’s research and development arm is teaming up with NASA to create a new generation of satellites whose job will be to maintain existing ones. The new satellites, called “service …

Space Exploration

Where It’s Christmas Every Day : Image of the Day

According to popular lore, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. However, there are a few other locations that the trackers at North American …

Santa Claus

California’s December Inferno : Image of the Day

It is rare for large wildfires to burn in California in December, which is usually a wet month for the state. In most years, a few hundreds acres …

Thomas Fire

Global Mangrove Mapping with Landsat

The area of mangrove wetlands around the world has been declining over recent decades.


Using Landsat and Sentinel-2 Data in Harmony

HLS offers a seamless data set of surface reflectance observations.

Water in Flux—Monitoring Shifting Water Body Sizes in Canada

Monitoring surface water trends in North Western Canada.


Bold Beauty in the Tanezrouft Basin : Image of the Day

<i>Today’s caption is the answer to our November 2017 puzzler.</i><p>In central Algeria, just north of the Tropic of Cancer and about 1200 kilometers (750 …

U.S. Geological Survey

Landsat 9 Passes Key Decision Point C, Moves on to Implementation Phase

Landsat 9 has entered its implementation phase.

Image Processing

A Growing City and a Deadly Landslide : Image of the Day

At 6:50 a.m. on August 14, 2017, the people of Regent heard a low rumbling noise like the hum of a passing airplane. Then there was quiet. A hillside …

Sierra Leone

Satellite eye on Earth: October 2017 – in pictures

Atmospheric rivers, salt lakes and autumn leaf colour are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month<p>Peak autumn leaf colour in north-central Maine, New England, US. The familiar reds and golds typically appear earliest on deciduous trees and shrubs at higher latitudes and elevations, …


The Ups and Downs of Lake Chad : Image of the Day

acquired 1973 - 2017<p>acquired 1973 download large image (11 MB, JPEG, 4500x3750)<p>acquired 2017 download large image (11 MB, JPEG, 9000x7500)<p><i>Today’s</i> …


NAIP Aerial Imagery Might be Moved from the Public Domain to a Licensing Model

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is considering moving its National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) from a free aerial imagery service to a licensing …