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The new Sentinel-3A satellite recently began providing data from orbit. This very early image recorded on 3 March 2016, takes us over the River Nile and Delta and the surrounding desert areas of northeast Africa and parts of the Middle East.

Earth from Space: Etosha, Namibia

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over northern Namibia in this image from 18 September 2015. The most prominent feature is the Etosha salt pan. It is believed that a lake was first formed tens of millions of years ago.

Earth from Space: Yuma, Arizona

This false-colour Sentinel-2A image captured on 20 August 2015 takes us to the city of Yuma in the United States, in southwestern Arizona.

Earth from Space: Cyprus

The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is about 240 km long and 100 km wide. It is located on the Anatolian plate and therefore belongs geologically to Asia, but politically it is a member of the EU.

In this false colour image from 20 August, Sentinel-2A brings us to Utah's Salt Lake City and surroundings. Utah's capital in the United States, Salt Lake City, sits at 1300 m, bordered by the waters of the Great Salt Lake and the peaks of the Wasatch Range, which rise over 1.6 km above the Salt Lake valley floor.

Earth from Space: Eastern Desert, Egypt

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over central-eastern Egypt with this image from 17 January.

Earth from Space: La Rochelle, France

Capital of the Charente-Maritime department in western France, La Rochelle and surroundings are featured in this Sentinel-2A image, captured on 26 December 2015.

Earth from Space: Madrid, Spain

The diverse landscapes of the autonomous Community of Madrid in the heart of Spain are evident in this week's image.

Earth from Space: Colours of Sweden

This image is a composite of radar scans by Sentinel-1A on different dates of the Siljan Ring, located in the province of Dalarna in central Sweden.

This beautiful, natural-colour image from Sentinel-2A on 18 September 2015 features the small nation of Bahrain and parts of eastern Saudi Arabia.

Earth From Space: Southern Mongolia Marvel

This stunning, false-colour image captured by Sentinel-2A on 15 August features southern Mongolia, bordered by China to the south and Russia to the north. Known for its vast, harsh stretches of space and its nomadic people, Mongolia sits deep within eastern Asia, distant from any ocean.

This natural colour image from Sentinel-2A on 29 August features the area of Les Deux Alpes and surroundings, in France. A ski resort in the French Isère department, the village of Les Deux Alpes sits at 1650 m with its ski lifts running up to 3600 m.

Earth From Space: Dutch Mosaic

This image is a mosaic based on Sentinel-1A satellite coverage of the Netherlands in three scans during March 2015. The Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Germany to the east, and Belgium to the south.

Earth from Space: Khartoum, Sudan

This false-colour image of south Khartoum in Sudan was one of the first from Sentinel-2A on 28 June, five days after it arrived in orbit.

Earth From Space: Merida, Spain

This true-colour image of Merida was taken by Sentinel-2A on 11 August. Home to some 60 000 people, Merida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, in western Spain.

Earth from Space: Qingdao, China

This impressive false-colour image features the city of Qingdao and its surroundings, in China's eastern Shandong province.

Earth from Space: Cairo, Egypt

This image from Sentinel-2A on 13 August features Cairo, in Egypt. The capital of Egypt, Cairo is one of the largest cities in Africa. It has existed for over 1000 years on the same spot on the Nile River banks. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Cairo is the passage to the Nile delta.

This false-colour image featuring the Manicouagan Crater was captured by the Sentinel-1A satellite on 21 March. Carved out by an asteroid strike some 214 million years ago, this crater in Quebec, Canada is known to be one of the oldest and largest impact craters on the planet. Experts believe that glaciers have since played a large part in its erosion.

Earth from Space: Mexico City

This natural-colour Sentinel-2A image features Mexico City and surroundings. Home to nearly nine million people, Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico.

This beautiful true-colour image features the Red Sea coral reefs off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

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