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Earth from Space: Musa Bay, Iran

Iran's Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf is pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 13 January 2017.

Earth from Space: Western Texas

An area over the western end of the US state of Texas is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite from 13 March 2016.

Earth from Space: Big Island, Hawaii

The volcanic landscape of the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is pictured in this Sentinel-2A satellite image.

The snow-covered Russian city of Saint Petersburg on the Neva Bay is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video program. In this special edition, Sentinel-2 Mission Manager Bianca Hoersch and Sentinel-2 Project Manager Francois Spoto join the show to tell us about their roles in the Sentinel-2 mission, the multispectral instrument and data applications.

Sentinel-2A takes us over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in this false-colour image.

Earth from Space: Seville, Spain

The western area of Spain's Province of Seville and its capital with the same name (right) is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.

Earth from Space: Wolfe Creek, Australia

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the northern part of Western Australia to the Wolfe Creek Crater National Park.

Earth from Space: Switzerland

Multiple scans from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite have been stitched together to create this complete image of Switzerland.

Earth from Space: Japan

Sentinel-3A captured part of Japan on 12 May in this false-colour image. Sitting on a volcanic zone in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is prone to earthquakes - like the one felt earlier this week. In 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused widespread damage and claimed over 15 000 lives.

Earth from Space: Gibson Desert, Australia

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Gibson Desert in Western Australia in this false-colour image.

This Sentinel-1 radar composite image features the Virunga Mountains in East Africa: a chain of volcanoes stretching across Rwanda's northern border with Uganda and east into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Earth from Space: Pío XI Glacier, Chile

Part of Chile's Bernardo O'Higgins National Park in southern Chile is pictured in this Landsat-8 image from 8 January 2016. The park includes much of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field - the world's second largest contiguous ice field beyond the poles.

Sentinel-2A brings us over the snowy landscape of the Putorana Plateau in northern Central Siberia.

Earth from Space: Kathmandu, Nepal

Part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this satellite image. Vegetation appears red in this false-colour image, while waterways and buildings appear light green and blue.

Earth from Space: Vatnajökull, Iceland

The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland's southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014. Glaciers cover 11% of Iceland's landscape, the largest being the Vatnajökull - known as the Vatna Glacier in English - which at 8000 sq km is also the largest in Europe.

Earth from Space: Shanghai

The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country's most populous city - with over 24 million people - this global financial centre is also the site of the world's busiest container ports owing to its strategic location on the Yangtze River Delta.

Earth from Space: Alakol Lake, Kazakhstan

Large chunks of broken ice float in east-central Kazakhstan's Alakol Lake in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image from 5 April 2016.

Earth from Space: Poyang Lake, China

Southern China's Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country. Located in Jiangxi province, this lake is an important habitat for migrating Siberian cranes, many of which spend the winter there.

Earth from Space: Barents Sea Bloom

Although it may appear as a watercolour painting, this image is a natural-colour capture of a plankton bloom in the Barents Sea by the Sentinel-2A satellite.

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