A tour of Iceland from space


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) features incredible views of Iceland captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite. This volcanic island draws tourists year-round with its natural beauty and attractions such as glaciers, lakes, and hot springs.

The Sentinel-2 mission is designed to monitor land changes, particularly across vegetation, and can even detect changes in the mineral composition of soil. The “space segment” of the mission is made up of two identical satellites in the same orbit, which are positioned 180 degrees apart for the best coverage. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency