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The image above shows the snow depth in the Northern Hemisphere on December 7, 2002, derived from the National Space Development Agency of Japan’s (NASDA) Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) on the Aqua satellite. Low frequency channels (6.9 and 10.7 GHz) of AMSR-E may improve upon the snow…(Read More)

Though the Sea of Okhotsk off the eastern coast of Russia is almost entirely covered in ice during the winter months, it is one of the more productive marine environments in the world during the late spring and summer months. Though the island is now officially part of Russia, it has switched hands several times…(Read More)

Tokyo at Night

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Images of city lights at night taken by astronauts are among the most interesting visual reminders of how humans have transformed Earth’s surface. This nighttime photograph of Tokyo, Japan, was taken by International Space Station astronaut Dan Tani on February 5, 2008. The heart of the city is brightest, with ribbons of lights radiating…(Read More)

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