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China releases images captured by HD Earth observation satellite Gaofen-4

03 February 2016

China released the first images captured by the nation's most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4 on 3 February, including one showing the capital city Beijing amid heavy smog.

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Ngambè Tikar, Cameroon

This SPOT-6 image, acquired on 9 January 2015, shows the municipality of Ngambè Tikar, in Cameroon.

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Sentinel-3A fully tanked

04 February 2016

With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the 'to do list' and the propulsion team is already decontaminating their equipment before returning home.

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NASA's GPM satellite examines violent thunderstorms

05 February 2016

Severe weather moved through the southern U.S. on 2 and 3 February, and NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite examined the violent thunderstorms.

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The rapid decline of Lake Poopó, Bolivia

08 February 2016

The Bolivian Government has recently placed Oruro Department under a state of natural disaster following the rapid decline of Lake Poopó. The second largest water body in Bolivia after Lake Titicaca, Poopó is a saline lake sitting at an altitude of 3,700 m, high on the Andean altipano.

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NASA keen to deepen ties with weather organisations, Chief Scientist says

02 February 2016

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan has said her organisation is keen to forge closer links with weather forecasting services around the world.

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