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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 Earth Terra
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The April 18, 2015 eruption of Calbuco Volcano in Chile, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, led to the evacuation of thousands of citizens near the summit, blanketed nearby towns with a layer of ash, and disrupted air traffic.
PIA19382:
Chilean Volcanic Eruption Nighttime View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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The Days Dwindle Down to a Precious Few
PIA19436:
The Days Dwindle Down to a Precious Few
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The intersecting ridges in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are called Angustus Labyrinthus. They were formed due to tectonic activity.
PIA19432:
Angustus Laybrinthus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Not all of Saturn's rings are created equal: here the C and D rings appear side-by-side, but the C ring, which occupies the bottom half of this image, clearly outshines its neighbor. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18313:
Faint D Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-24 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Delaying the Inevitable
PIA19434:
Delaying the Inevitable
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.
PIA19435:
Turtle Mtns., ND
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the floor of an unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria.
PIA19431:
Crater Floor - False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. Data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows lava flow from Solis Planum has entered an unnamed crater.
PIA19429:
Lava Flow - False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mercury MESSENGER
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This image from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft shows a small portion of the interior of Scarlatti basin. The image is located just to the side of a large pit that lies along part of Scarlatti's peak ring. This pit may have formed by explosive volcanism.
PIA19430:
If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we can see quite a spectacular layering pattern inside an impact crater called Spallanzani.
PIA19367:
Layering in Spallanzani Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Alluvial fans are piles of debris dumped by rivers when they emerge from the mountains and enter a mostly dry valley as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19366:
Sinuous Ridge on the Orson Welles Bajada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This highly tectonized terrain (meaning it possesses many faults), as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has its low-lying areas filled with some form of younger material.
PIA19365:
Embayment in Tectonized Fluvial Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows some striking dark downslope flows in Aram Chaos.
PIA19364:
Slope Monitoring in Aram Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is the target of the Ares 3 landing site from 'The Martian' by Andy Weir.
PIA19363:
Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Earth 1271x679x3
This simulated image shows how a cloud of glitter in geostationary orbit would be illuminated and controlled by two laser beams. As the cloud orbits Earth, grains scatter the sun's light at different angles like many tiny prisms.
PIA19318:
Orbiting Rainbows Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mercury MESSENGER
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The surface in this scene captured by  NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has been pummeled by secondary craters, possibly from the impact that formed the nearby Mickiewicz crater.
PIA19426:
Scrutinizing Secondaries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 8, 2015, catches sight of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover passing through a valley called 'Artist's Drive' on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
PIA19392:
Mars Orbiter Sees Curiosity Rover in 'Artist's Drive'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. This false color image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft show part of the floor of Schaeberle Crater.
PIA19428:
Schaeberle Crater - False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth RapidScat
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On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.
PIA18059:
NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Mercury MESSENGER
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As NASA's MESSENGER enters its final days, we are getting our last looks at some of our favorite features. Hollows, discovered in MDIS images during the orbital phase of the mission, are always photogenic.
PIA19425:
Goodbye, Hollows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
PIA18058:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
PIA18057:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radiometer Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a crater and its ejecta on the floor of Tikhov Crater.
PIA19427:
Tikhov Crater - False Color
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