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Earth from Space. الأرض من الفضاء

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نهر الأمازون

This is the Amazon River in the heart of northern Brazil’s rainforest. Vegetation has been coloured with shades of pink – the darker the colour, the denser the vegetation. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

This is the Okavango River Delta in Botswana. The purple mass in the center is Chief’s Island. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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.الغيوم تكتسح بحر الشمال

.الدنمارك تقع في الزاوية اليمين السفلي و النرويج في الأعلى

Clouds sweep across the North Sea in this image from Envistat. Denmark is on the lower right corner and Norway is in the upper center. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صورة من شمال الصين

This photo of Northern China shows the Yellow River flowing into the Yellow Sea. Beijing and Tanjing are shaded circles in the top-center part of the photo. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر الميسيسسيبي

This is the Mississippi River Delta, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Vegetation is coloured pink and sediment is bright blue and green. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الهضبة الوسطى في تركيا

This is a central plateau in Anatolia, Turkey. Turkey’s second-largest lake, Lake Tuz, is on the right. During the summer, the lake water recedes to reveal a thick layer of salt. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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منطقة كيمبرلي في المنطقة الغربية في أستراليا

This is Western Australia’s Kimberley Region. On the lower left are the Rowley Shoals coral reefs and on the upper-right is Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest artificial lake. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الدائرة القطبية

This image of the Arctic Circle was taken by Envistat a month before the ESA lost contact. The Novaya Zemlya archipelago is on the left and mainland Russia is on the right. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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جبال فيرونغا في رواندا

These are the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, a dangerous chain of active volcanoes. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

The Okavango River runs from Angola to Botswana. Here it marks the border between Namibia and Angola. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صفائح جليدية في جرينلاند

These are the ice sheets of Greenland, the largest island in the world. The white dots at the bottom of the image are icebergs. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الأراضي الزراعية جنوب شرق ولاية واشنطن

This is the rolling farmland of southeastern Washington state. The swirling patterns are created by plows. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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 الكثبان الرملية في صحراء ناميب

These are the dunes of the Namib Desert, taken by Korea’s Kompstat-2 satellite. The blue and white area is the dried riverbed of the Tsauchab river. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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البحيرات المائية في كويبيك

The Clearwater Lakes in Quebec are not actually two separate lakes, but a single body of water over two depressions, created by meteorite impacts over 200 million years ago. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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Lava Crashing Into the Seas of Hawaii.

Two daredevil photographers have risked their lives to become the first people to capture the explosive moment fiery lava crashes into the sea – while in the water themselves. Fearless duo Nick Selway, 28, and pal CJ Kale, 35, brave baking hot 110F (43,3C) waters to snap the amazing images – standing just feet away from scalding heat and floating lava bombs. Using a simple protective casing around their cameras, and donning just swimming shorts and flippers, they bob up and down with the water as the surf washes over their heads. (Photo by Nick Selway/CJ Kale/Caters News Agency)

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Census of Marine Life.

The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. The world’s first comprehensive Census of Marine Life — past, present, and future — was released in 2010 in London.

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