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The mountains of southeastern California are home to a large rare-earth element mine.
From soil conditions to crop productivity, satellite data help inform farmers, scientists, and decision-makers in the U.S. and around the world.
Smoke and cumulus clouds dotted the sky when an astronaut photographed a remote part of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and Angola.
The former lake bed is among the world’s most prolific sources of atmospheric dust.
The outbreak of fires in early February 2023 has diminished, but the burned area remained visible from space.
An astronaut on the International Space Station captured this photograph of minor explosions from one of Chile’s most active volcanoes.
Tracking dunes with satellite images over years and decades reveals small dunes regularly popping up and passing larger crescent-shaped barchan dunes.
This astronaut photograph illustrates the undulating geology of a segment of the mountain range in southern Iran.
A mixture of smog, smoke, and dust hung over the ancient lake basin surrounded by the Himalayas.
Glaciers on these heavenly mountains are a source of freshwater for farmers in Central Asia.
From volcanoes to salt flats, the mountainous region of Chile, Peru, and Bolivia is home to a range of compelling landscapes.
Airborne mapping of the thickness of the lava flow helped scientists calculate that 230 million cubic meters of lava poured from the volcano during the two-week eruption.
Almost one-third of American potatoes are grown in the Snake River Plain, a belt of low-lying land in the southern part of the state.
Over millions of years, the mighty river carved through old sedimentary rocks even as the landmass was rising.