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Earth From Space: Southwest Iran

This colourful radar composite image shows changes in large-scale agricultural plots in southwest Iran.

This satellite image shows an area of the Himalaya mountain range in northeastern Nepal, about 8 km south of Mount Everest.

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joins the show to share his view of Earth from space while on the International Space Station.

Earth from Space: Ecuadorian Highlands

Ecuador's northern highlands are pictured in this image from Envisat. Near the top left of the image, the southern outskirts of Ecuador's capital, Quito, appear as white dots. Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world, at an elevation of 2850 m above sea level.

This satellite image shows the heart-shaped Miscanti lake and smaller Miñiques lake in northern Chile.

Earth from Space: Red Sea Gateway - Jeddah

The city of Jeddah's seaport on Saudi Arabia's western coast is pictured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.

This image from Envisat's radar shows the Zambezi River's floodplain in western Zambia.

Analyzing Mt. Kilimanjaro From Orbit

This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.

Earth from Space: Aorounga, Chad

This image from Japan's ALOS satellite shows the Aorounga Crater in northern Chad. The crater is just south of the Tibesti Mountains, a range of inactive - with some potentially active - volcanoes in the central Sahara desert.

Clouds blur our view of the snow below in parts of this image acquired over the southern tip of Greenland by the Landsat-8 satellite on 30 May. Long fjords reach far inland and, zooming in on the tips of some of their 'fingers', we can see ice streams that drain the Greenland ice sheet.

Earth from Space: Libya's Sahara Oasis

Deep in the Sahara Desert, the Al Jawf oasis in southeastern Libya is pictured in this image from Japan's ALOS satellite.

Earth from Space: Northern Greece

The northwestern part of Greece is pictured in this image acquired on 28 April by the Landsat-8 satellite.

The recently launched Proba-V miniaturised satellite captured this image over the border region of northern Syria, southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq on 28 May. The area pictured is about 500 km across, with large reservoir lakes along the Euphrates River visible on the left, and another along the Tigris River on the right.

Earth From Space: Canyon Country

This Landsat image from shows Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River in the southwestern United States.

Earth From Space: The Bay Area

This image, acquired by Landsat-7 on 2 January, shows the San Francisco Bay Area in the US state of California.

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