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Space Weather Could Be Worse in the North

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Instead of a symmetrical distribution of energy between the northern and southern hemispheres through the year, scientists have used data from ESA’s Swarm mission, to discover that electromagnetic energy is preferentially channelled to the northern hemisphere.

Landsat’s View of Crops from Space, in Music

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In this video, you can hear Landsat's view of crops from space in the form of a song, called a data sonification.

Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Liftoff Replay

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Watch the replay of Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich lifting off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Nov. 21, 2020. Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is the first of two identical satellites to provide critical measurements of sea-level change.

High Tide Flooding

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Sea level rise is often spoken of in future terms, including projections for impacts we’re likely to see by the end of the century. But in many communities in the U.S., sea level rise is already a factor in people’s lives in the form of high-tide flooding.

Earth from Space: Ganges Delta

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This week's edition of the Earth from Space program explores the Ganges Delta, the world’s largest river delta, with Copernicus Sentinel-3.

The Last Ice Trailer

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THE LAST ICE tells the story of the Inuit communities fighting to protect the disappearing Arctic that has been their home for centuries. From National Geographic Pristine Seas, THE LAST ICE premieres on National Geographic Channel this October.

Arctic Greening Driven By Warmer Temperatures

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Using Landsat satellite data to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.

Earth from Space: Amazon River

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The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Amazon River meandering through one of the most vital ecosystems in the world: the Amazon rainforest in South America, in this week's edition of the Earth from Space program.

Tracking Three Decades of Dramatic Glacial Lake Growth

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In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, researchers using a 30-year satellite data record have found that the volume of these lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990 as glaciers melt and retreat due to climate change.

NASA Explores Earth’s Magnetic ‘Dent’

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Earth’s magnetic field acts like a protective shield around the planet, repelling and trapping charged particles from the Sun. But over South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean, an unusually weak spot in the field – called the South Atlantic Anomaly, or SAA – allows these particles to dip closer to the surface than normal.

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