TL;DR Europe’s air pollution decreases at weekends and rises again during the working week. The Netherlands is the country with the highest proportion of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air - during working days. A Car-Free-Day 2018 in Spain and Portugal did not show a significant improvement in NO2 values compared to other “normal” Saturdays.

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Berlin and Venice are exactly 786 kilometres apart. It turns out, the Sentinel-2 satellites are just as far from the Earth, 786 km! It’s incredible when you consider that, despite the distance, the sensors take very detailed pictures of the Earth.

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Philipp Gärtner

Jack of all trades, master of some.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tucuman, Argentina