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NASA Uses Satellites to Track Volcanic Ash
NASA is using satellites to track volcanic ash. The NASA/NOAA/DoD Suomi NPP satellite maps the concentration of sulfur dioxide and volcanic aerosols (May 15, 2016)

Earth is Home to Over 3 Trillion Trees
A new study has found that Earth is home to over 3 trillion trees. This is 7.5 times as many as previous estimates. (September 3, 2015)

MSG-4 Weather Satellite Returns First Image of Earth
The MSG-4 weather satellite has taken its first iamge of Earth. The image was taken with the SEVIRI instrument. (August 4, 2015)

Satellite Images Show Beijing Quadrupled in Size From 2000 to 2009
Data from NASA's QuikScat satellite shows Beijing quadrupled in size from 2000 to 2009. The city's winter temperatures also climbed. (July 4, 2015)

NASA Satellite Captures Midwest White Out
NASA's GOES-EAST satellite captured white out conditions in the midwest. (January 8, 2014)

NASA Aqua Composite Satellite Image Shows Massive Winter Storm
This NASA Aqua satellite image shows the massive winter storm moving up the east coast. (January 3, 2014)

NASA Satellite Images Show Pakistan's New Island Formed During Mud Volcano
NASA images reveal Pakistan's new island. The island was born from a mud volcano following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Pakistan. (September 27, 2013)

NASA Satellites Measure Photosynthesis From Space
NASA scientists have discovered a new way to use satellites to measure fluorescence and determine plant health. (July 25, 2013)

NASA Shares Stunning New Images of the Earth at Night
NASA has released new images of the Earth at night. (December 6, 2012)

Swiss Building Satellite to Collect and Remove Space Junk From Earth's Orbit
Swiss scientists at the the Swiss Space Center at EPFL are building a satellite, called CleanSpace One, designed to clean up space junk. (April 3, 2012)

NASA's Landsat Satellites Spot Fields of Crops Springing Up in Syrian Desert
NASA's Landsat satellites have revealed that Saudi Arabia has tapped hidden reserves of water to grow wheat and other crops in the Syrian Desert. (March 30, 2012)

Russian Space Probe Likely to Plummet to Earth in January, 2012
Satellites crashing back to Earth is starting to be a monthly ordeal. (December 23, 2011)

Crashing UARS Satellite Possibly Headed for the United States
Update 9-24-11: NASA says its satellite "penetrated the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. (September 23, 2011)

NASA's TRMM Satellite Captures Image of Hurricane Irene
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed over Hurricane Irene at 15:42 UTC (11:42 a. (August 25, 2011)

Incoming Spy Satellite
The Associated Press is reporting that U. (January 26, 2008)