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Thursday, March 06, 2003

A new European satellite called Envisat has completed 12 months in orbit and sent back some amazing images of the Earth...

One of the most dramatic images is of the oil slick from the Prestige oil tanker, which sank off the northwest coast of Spain last year...

This and other images in the BBC NewsOnline photo gallery can be seen by following the link and are courtesy of the European Space Agency and Oxford's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Earth-Info.Net would like to see a much greater proportion of the scientific effort from the world's space agencies focused on studying our own planet rather than deep space or other planets... interesting though they are!