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The construction site of a new infectious diseases hospital for confirmed and potential patients with coronavirus infection outside of Moscow.

Satellite images reveal Russia is rapidly building a 500-bed hospital in a field outside Moscow to handle a surge in coronavirus cases

Russia is reporting unusually low numbers of COVID-19 cases, but emergency hospital construction seen outside of Moscow tells a different story.

California could go through all of February without a significant storm for the first time since 1864. A photo from space reveals why.

A NOAA satellite image shows a high-pressure ridge blocking rain from reaching the California coast. Much of the state already has drought conditions.
Two satellite images show traffic on the Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, China, on January 12, and on January 28.

Satellite photos show the deserted streets of Wuhan as the city enters its 8th day of quarantine

The city of Wuhan is on lockdown as China tries to stop the coronavirus from spreading. This is what it looks like from above, and on the ground.
Damage at Al Asad air base in Iraq seen in a satellite picture taken January 8, 2020

Satellite images show base damage after Iran launched a missile attack on US and coalition forces in Iraq

Photos show damage to facilities that housed equipment rather than personnel, suggesting that Iran may have been trying to avoid casualties.
Firefighters struggle against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, December 31, 2019.

Australia’s fires are 46% bigger than last year’s Brazilian Amazon blazes. There are at least 2 months of fire season to go.

Since September, 25 million acres have burned in Australia's unprecedented season of bushfires. Here's why the fires are so severe and unstoppable.
The Thuban star at night.

The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient north star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

The star that some researchers think served as the north star for the ancient Egyptians is actually a pair of stars that eclipse one other.
The Himawari-8 satellite's view of the Australian bushfires and smoke clouds on January 2.

Stunning images from space reveal the shocking extent of Australia’s bushfire crisis

Australia's fires have lasted for months, burned millions of acres, and belched out a smoke plume that could cover half of Europe.

Dazzling NASA images from space show how holiday lights brighten the night across the globe

Satellite images show that US cities emit more light during Christmas and New Year's, while Middle Eastern cities are illuminated during Ramadan.
The Kincade Fire approaches Geyserville, California on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Photos from space show the Kincade Fire’s spread across California wine country

NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan spotted the fire from the International Space Station. Infrared images from satellites show scorched land.
A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin on November 22, 2014 in Ze Doca, Brazil.

The Amazon is burning at a rate not seen since we started keeping track. The smoke is reaching cities 2,000 miles away.

The Brazilian Amazon has experienced more than 74,000 fires this year, whereas last year's total was around 40,000.