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Suomi NPP Satellite Captures Thermal Image of Hurricane Maria

The VIIRS instrument on NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured a thermal image of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20 at 2:12 a.m. EDT. The image showed very cold cloud top temperatures in the powerful thunderstorms in Maria’s eyewall. Maria’s eye was just east of the American Virgin Islands, and its northwestern quadrant stretched over Puerto Rico. […]

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Flat land

Technology image of the week: Proba-V captures the world’s largest salt plain, so flat that it is used to check satellite instruments To source

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Northern Lights Over Canada

The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the International Space Station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station’s main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground. This photograph was taken by a member of the Expedition 53 crew aboard the station on Sept. 15, 2017. […]

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Earth from Space

Pepijn Veefkind from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute joins the Earth from Space video programme to discuss Sentinel-5P’s Tropomi instrument To source

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Solar antics

The Sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. To source

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500 new European companies from space

Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA’s investment in young companies through its business incubators, which have now fostered more than 500 start-ups that adapt space technology and satellite services for use on Earth. To source

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