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Satellite eye on Earth: July 2017 – in pictures

pantanal wetland in brazil
At 77,220 sq miles, the Pantanal in western Brazil is the world’s largest wetland. Seasonal lakes and rivers meander through the vast interior marshland, tracing patterns on to the landscape. Photograph: Planet Labs

Wildfires in the US and Africa, tropical storms, and Bolivian salt flats are among the images captured by NASA and the ESA last month

August 24, 2017 — Pakistan’s Makran coast meets the Arabian Sea where the dry terrain contrasts sharply with the water. Sometimes coast and water overlap and sediment pours into the sea. Once river Continue reading Satellite eye on Earth: July 2017 – in pictures

Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

larsen c ice shelf
NASA handout photo dated 10/11/16 showing a rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, as scientists have said that an iceberg a quarter the size of Wales is poised to break off from it. Photograph: NASA/John Sonntag/PA

Satellite data confirms ‘calving’ of trillion-tonne, 5,800 sq km iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf, dramatically altering the landscape

July 12, 2017 — A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea. Continue reading Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

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LARSEN C. This file photo released by the NASA on December 1, 2016 shows what scientists on NASA’s IceBridge mission photographed in a view of a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf on November 10, 2016. File photo by Maria-Jose Vinas/NASA/AFP

When it finally calves from the Larsen C ice shelf, one of the biggest icebergs in recorded history will be set adrift – some 6,600 square kilometers (2,550 square miles) in total, according to the European Space Agency (ESA)

PARIS, France (Jul. 5, 2017) —  A chunk of ice bigger than the US state of Delaware is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images revealed on Wednesday, July 5. Continue reading Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off