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Mission control 'saves science'

Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying in low-Earth orbits, these spacecraft are continuously taking the pulse of our planet, but it’s teams on the ground at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, that […]

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Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost

Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are not only limited to ice melting on Earth’s surface. Ground that has been frozen for thousands of years is also thawing, adding to the climate crisis and causing immediate problems for local communities. To source

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Earth from Space

In this week’s edition from the Living Planet Symposium in Milan, we feature a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of the Po Valley To source

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Po Valley

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the Po Valley in northern Italy To source

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