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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.

Earth from Space: Upsala Glacier, Argentina

The Upsala Glacier in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 22 January 2016.

Earth from Space: Northeast Iran

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to northeastern Iran, the second largest country in the Middle East. A dryland area, most of Iran's territory is classified as arid and semi-arid, about half of which is characterised by rangeland, barren land and mountains.

Earth from Space: Tonga

The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands - all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean - are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May.

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, in this natural-colour image.

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southeastern Alaska to the Malaspina Glacier. The climate and topography of this area over the last 12.5 million years have been favourable for glaciers. During the Ice Age, a vast ice sheet covered this spot. When temperatures rose, an interglacial period began.

Earth from space: Mount St. Helens

Sentinel-2A captured this image of Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington on 8 February.

Earth from Space: The Mediterranean

Various countries in the Mediterranean Sea were captured last 10 May by the Sentinel-3A satellite, in this false-colour image.

Earth from Space: Tibetan Plateau

The southern-central edge of the Tibetan Plateau near the border with western Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 1 February 2016.

Earth from Space: United Kingdom

The recently launched Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the United Kingdom, in this false-colour image acquired on 9 May. Made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the UK is an island nation in northwestern Europe.

Earth from Space: Southern Maine

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern Maine and part of New Hampshire in the northeast United States.

Rolling sand dunes in the expansive Rub' al Khali desert on the southern Arabian Peninsula are pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.

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