My apologies to anyone who doesn’t happen to live in the Northeastern United States. I don’t want you to feel bad for us. But I do want you to recognize the fact that we’ve been walloped with four enormous snowstorms in three weeks. Adding insult to injury, the most recent one occurred the day after spring “began.”
Since at least 2014, satellites have been showing odd holes in the fog over Indian cities. Scientists didn’t know why until they published a paper about it earlier this year in Geophysical Research Letters.
Research shown at last week’s American Geophysical Union meeting revealed that everyone’s favorite rodent has been using sticks to build dams on the Alaska’s treeless tundra. The colonization is reshaping the geography of the north and could allow other animals to follow beavers into the brave new warming world.
The world’s most advanced air pollution monitoring satellite recently sent back its first images, illustrating the increasingly hazardous global air pollution problem and offering a preview of monitoring improvements yet to come.
Beginning Monday night, dry conditions combined with the most intense Santa Ana wind event of the year started a massive series of wildfires just north of Los Angeles in what has already been California’s most destructive wildfire year.
It’s been less than two weeks since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) newest satellite blasted into orbit, but it’s already sending back data.
For a while, it felt like the weather disasters were never going to stop.
The wildfires have been mostly squelched in Northern California but the long road to recovery still stands ahead.
Wildfires continue to ravage the Canadian province of Alberta, and experts say they could double in size and take months to extinguish. Here are the latest space-based images of this unprecedented natural disaster.
The Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) project satellite captured this dazzling, hypnotic footage of a solar eruption yesterday.
The desert creates gorgeous structures, and the Eye of the Sahara is no exception. The stunning structure of bare rock peeks out from a sea of sand, forming a beautiful landmark for astronauts overhead. While circular usually means impacts or eruptions, the eye emerged from differential erosion.
The DOVES are a flock of microsatellites tasked with rapid Earth imaging. Now all those images are free-to-use under a creative commons license.
You may know these sites at a glance from ground-level. But can you still identify them when looking down from space?
It's not so hard to tell Dallas from Milan, but what if you were looking from more than 500 miles above – and in the dark? This quiz from Nautilus takes city light maps snapped via satellite and asks you to sort which city matches which light signature — a surprisingly tricky task.
Human civilization has littered the natural terrain with sprawling megastructures too big to be entirely seen from the ground. But when seen from above, isolated from their surroundings—as in the work of Jenny O'Dell—these vast tangles of organized chaos will wreak even more havoc on your sense of scale.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has released a fresh collection of stunning satellite images to celebrate the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Thanks to them you can view most of the cities and countries that have hosted the Winter Olympics, through the eyes of NASA. Each one is more stunning than the last.
Is this image a satellite picture or a microscope one? That's the question posed by "Macro or Micro?," an exhibit created by two scientists with completely different focuses. Oh, and we'll tell you the answer below.
What impact do factory farms have on the spaces of land they occupy? For his startling series Feedlots, Mishka Henner stitched together satellite images captured over sprawling factory farming operations.
Our daily does of satellite imagery through services like Google Maps have made looking down at Earth seem rather hum-drum at times. But there are still magical and majestic sites to be hold, as seen in this selection from 2012.