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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Dublin, Ireland, shows how the radar distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled. In the center of the image is the city's natural harbor along the Irish Sea.
PIA01804:
Space Radar Image of Dublin, Ireland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.17 MB)     JPEG (1.381 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Lisbon, Portugal illustrates the different land use patterns that are present in coastal Portugal. Lisbon, the national capital, lies on the north bank of the Rio Tejo where the river enters the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA01807:
Space Radar Image of Lisbon, Portugal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.58 MB)     JPEG (2.158 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Owens Valley, near the town of Bishop, California that was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01809:
Space Radar Image of Owens Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.689 MB)     JPEG (234.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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A family of dormant volcanoes dominates the landscape in this radar image of the Andes Mountains in northern Ecuador. The city of Otavalo, shown in pink, and Lake Otavalo lie within the triangle formed by three volcanoes in the upper part of the image.
PIA01810:
Space Radar Image of North Ecuador
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.34 MB)     JPEG (1.338 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image shows the volcanic island of Reunion, about 700 km (434 miles) east of Madagascar in the southwest Indian Ocean. The southern half of the island is dominated by the active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise.
PIA01811:
Space Radar Image of Reunion Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.31 MB)     JPEG (1.61 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of the area surrounding Boston, Mass., shows how a spaceborne radar system distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled.
PIA01812:
Space Radar Image of Boston, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.55 MB)     JPEG (1.138 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is an image of the Bolivian capital city of La Paz that was created using three radar frequencies.
PIA01813:
Space Radar Image of La Paz, Bolivia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.04 MB)     JPEG (1.023 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This space radar image shows the area surrounding the Dead Sea along the West Bank between Israel and Jordan. This region is of major cultural and historical importance to millions of Muslims, Jews and Christians who consider it the Holy Land.
PIA01814:
Space Radar Image of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.16 MB)     JPEG (1.522 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The city of Washington, D.C., is shown is this space radar image. Images like these are useful tools for urban planners and managers, who use them to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01815:
Space Radar Image of Washington D.C.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.94 MB)     JPEG (1.6 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a spaceborne radar image of the area surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers come together. The city of St. Louis is the bright gold area within a bend in the Mississippi River at the lower center of the image.
PIA01817:
Space Radar Image of St. Louis, Missouri
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.15 MB)     JPEG (3.708 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This space radar image illustrates the recent rapid urban development occurring along the lower Colorado River at the Nevada/Arizona state line. Lake Mojave is the dark feature that occupies the river valley in the upper half of the image.
PIA01818:
Space Radar Image of Colorado River
Full Resolution:     TIFF (41.37 MB)     JPEG (2.792 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Ancient lava flows dating back 2,000 to 15,000 years are shown in light green and red on the left side of this space radar image of the Craters of the Moon National Monument area in Idaho.
PIA01819:
Space Radar Image of Craters of the Moon, Idaho
Full Resolution:     TIFF (42.98 MB)     JPEG (3.466 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Bright, arc-shaped limestone hills and complex, branching drainage patterns dominate this three-frequency space radar image of a desert area in the north central plain of Oman.
PIA01820:
Space Radar Image of Central Plain, Oman
Full Resolution:     TIFF (44.4 MB)     JPEG (3.969 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This multi-frequency space radar image of a tropical rainforest in western Brazil shows rapidly changing land use patterns and it also demonstrates the capability of the different radar frequencies to detect and penetrate heavy rainstorms.
PIA01821:
Space Radar Image of Randonia Rain Cell
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.31 MB)     JPEG (2.657 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This three-frequency space radar image of west central Egypt shows detailed patterns of eroded sedimentary rock formations emerging through a vast sea of sand dunes.
PIA01822:
Space Radar Image of Egypt Sand Dunes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.15 MB)     JPEG (3.102 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This space radar image of Athens, Greece, shows the sprawling, modern development of this ancient capital city. Densely populated urban areas appear in shades of pink and light green.
PIA01824:
Space Radar Image of Athens, Greece
Full Resolution:     TIFF (42.86 MB)     JPEG (2.881 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This three-frequency space radar image of south-central Egypt demonstrates the unique capability of imaging radar to penetrate thin sand cover in arid regions to reveal hidden details below the surface.
PIA01825:
Space Radar Image of Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (39.25 MB)     JPEG (3.539 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This space radar image shows the rugged topography of Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura, Calif.
PIA01826:
Space Radar Image of Santa Cruz Island, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.87 MB)     JPEG (1.617 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the Ruiz-Tolima volcanic region in central Colombia, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of Bogata. The town of Manizales, Colombia, is the pinkish area in the upper right of the image.
PIA01827:
Space Radar Image of Ruiz Volcano, Colombia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (47.97 MB)     JPEG (3.49 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image is dominated by the metropolitan area of Australia's largest city, Sydney.
PIA01828:
Space Radar Image of Sydney, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.37 MB)     JPEG (2.644 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Australia's capital city, Canberra, is shown in the center of this spaceborne radar image. Images like this can help urban planners assess land use patterns.
PIA01829:
Space Radar Image of Canberra, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.97 MB)     JPEG (1.306 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This three-frequency spaceborne radar image shows the southern end of Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. The white area in the lower right is the city of Victoria, the capital of the province of British Columbia.
PIA01830:
Space Radar Image of Victoria, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.86 MB)     JPEG (2.501 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this spaceborne radar image of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
PIA01831:
Space Radar Image of Possible String of Impact Creaters
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.99 MB)     JPEG (1.246 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this spaceborne radar image of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
PIA01833:
Space Radar of Image Aorounga Impact Crater, Chad
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.7 MB)     JPEG (1.28 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Orange County, Calif., shows the massive urbanization of this rapidly growing region located just south of Los Angeles.
PIA01835:
Space Radar Image of Orange County, California (annotated version)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (68.47 MB)     JPEG (5.452 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the area just north of the city of Cairo, Egypt, where the Nile River splits into two main branches.
PIA01836:
Space Radar Image of Nile River Delta, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.89 MB)     JPEG (2.052 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of a mineral-rich region in southern China is being used by geologists to identify potential new areas for mineral exploration.
PIA01837:
Space Radar Image of Mineral Resources, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.551 MB)     JPEG (1.02 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These spaceborne radar images show a segment of the Great Wall of China in a desert region of north-central China, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) west of Beijing.
PIA01838:
Space Radar Image of Great Wall of China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.51 MB)     JPEG (1.113 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Belgrade, Serbia, illustrates the variety of land use patterns that can be observed with a multiple wavelength radar system.
PIA01839:
Space Radar Image of Belgrade, Serbia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.23 MB)     JPEG (2.34 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective of the eastern front range of the Rocky Mountains, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Great Falls, Montana.
PIA01840:
Space Radar Image of Rocky Mountains, Montana
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.591 MB)     JPEG (319.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Missoula, Montana, created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01841:
Space Radar Image of Missoula, Montana in 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.282 MB)     JPEG (267.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the city of Honolulu, Hawaii and adjacent areas on the island of Oahu. Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island, along the bottom of this image.
PIA01842:
Space Radar Image of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.13 MB)     JPEG (961.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the British territory of Hong Kong, adjacent to mainland China. The South China Sea is shown in dark blue and red on the image.
PIA01843:
Space Radar Image of Hong Kong
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.68 MB)     JPEG (1.002 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Calcutta, India, illustrates different urban land use patterns. Calcutta, the largest city in India, is located on the banks of the Hugli River, shown as the thick, dark line in the upper portion of the image.
PIA01844:
Space Radar Image of Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.759 MB)     JPEG (203.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Munich, Germany illustrates the capability of a multi-frequency radar system to highlight different land use patterns in the area surrounding Bavaria's largest city.
PIA01845:
Space Radar Image of Munich, Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.31 MB)     JPEG (2.135 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the remote central Asian region of Tuva, an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation. Tuva is a mostly mountainous region that lies between western Mongolia and southern Siberia.
PIA01846:
Space Radar Image of Tuva, Central Asia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (80.21 MB)     JPEG (6.547 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the city of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Phnom Penh lies at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Basak Sab.
PIA01847:
Space Radar Image of Phnom Phen, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.8 MB)     JPEG (1.418 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Iveragh Peninsula, one of the four peninsulas in southwestern Ireland, is shown in this spaceborne radar image. The lakes of Killarney National Park are the green patches on the left side of the image.
PIA01848:
Space Radar Image of County Kerry, Ireland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.29 MB)     JPEG (1.841 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows a segment of the Columbia River as it passes through the area of Wenatchee, Washington, about 220 kilometers (136 miles) east of Seattle.
PIA01849:
Space Radar Image of Wenatchee, Washington
Full Resolution:     TIFF (37.48 MB)     JPEG (2.441 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the intensive agricultural development in central Ukraine, along the Dnieper River. The area shown lies about 320 kilometers (198 miles) southeast of Kiev and about 360 kilometers (223 miles) northeast of Odessa.
PIA01850:
Space Radar Image of Dnieper River, Ukraine
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.99 MB)     JPEG (2.203 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the Mojave Desert in the vicinity of Barstow, California and reveals evidence of human activities in the arid environment of the southern California deserts.
PIA01851:
Space Radar Image of Barstow, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (79.47 MB)     JPEG (9.271 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the Pinacate Volcanic Field in the state of Sonora, Mexico, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Yuma, Arizona. The United States/Mexico border runs across the upper right corner of the image.
PIA01852:
Space Radar Image of Pinacate Volcanic Field, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (64.12 MB)     JPEG (5.228 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The northern end of the island country of Taiwan, including the capital city of Taipei, is shown in this spaceborne radar image. Taipei is the bright blue and red area in the lower center of the image.
PIA01853:
Space Radar Image of Taipei, Taiwan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.76 MB)     JPEG (2.419 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the vast Namib Sand Sea on the west coast of southern Africa, just northeast of the city of Luderitz, Namibia.
PIA01856:
Space Radar Image of Namibia Sand Dunes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (86.77 MB)     JPEG (8.973 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the famous 'hook' of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Cape, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean about 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Boston.
PIA01857:
Space Radar Image of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.1 MB)     JPEG (3.779 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the 'Valley Island' of Maui, Hawaii. The cloud-penetrating capabilities of radar provide a rare view of many parts of the island, since the higher elevations are frequently shrouded in clouds.
PIA01858:
Space Radar Image of Maui, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.52 MB)     JPEG (1.26 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows a segment of the Rhine River where it forms the border between the Alsace region of northeastern France on the left and the Black Forest region of Germany on the right.
PIA01859:
Space Radar Image of Rhine River, France and Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.7 MB)     JPEG (2.372 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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 This radar image of Ventura County, California, shows the Santa Clara River valley and the surrounding mountains. The river valley is the linear feature that extends from the lower right to the upper left, where it empties into the Pacific Ocean.
PIA01860:
Space Radar Image of Ventura County, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (42.27 MB)     JPEG (3.482 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a spaceborne radar image of the city of Sacramento, the capital of California. Urban areas appear pink and the surrounding agricultural areas are green and blue.
PIA01861:
Space Radar Image of Sacramento, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.841 MB)     JPEG (770.2 kB)
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This radar image shows the Hampton Roads, Virginia region, where the James River (upper left center) flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
PIA01862:
Space Radar Image of Hampton Roads, Virginia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.39 MB)     JPEG (1.869 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows how the Atlas Mountains in northwestern Africa dominate the geography of Morocco.
PIA01863:
Space Radar Image of Eastern Morocco
Full Resolution:     TIFF (35.28 MB)     JPEG (3.031 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Earth Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 was launched on November 3, 1973, 12:45 am PST, from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas/Centaur rocket (a reconditioned Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - ICBM).
PIA02441:
Earth and Moon as Viewed by Mariner 10
Full Resolution:     TIFF (388.4 kB)     JPEG (32.07 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of China in 2000.
PIA02986:
Radar view of China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.88 MB)     JPEG (3.194 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Earth Landsat
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NASA's Landsat 1 (originally named the Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or ERTS) was the first of what was to become a series of satellites designed to map and monitor the Earth's land surfaces.
PIA02988:
Early Landsat View of Los Angeles and Vicinity
Full Resolution:     TIFF (46.51 MB)     JPEG (3.886 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-14 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of New Guinea in 2000.
PIA02994:
Radar view of New Guinea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.784 MB)     JPEG (327.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-09 Earth Landsat
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Barringer Crater, also known as 'Meteor Crater,' is a 1,300-meter (0.8 mile) diameter, 174-meter (570-feet) deep hole in the flat-lying desert sandstones 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) west of Winslow, Arizona.
PIA03212:
Barringer Meteor Crater, Arizona
Full Resolution:     TIFF (912 kB)     JPEG (53.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-02 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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While most hills and mountains on Earth originate from tectonic motions or volcanism, Earth also has some examples of hills that originated from impacts of large meteorites, the predominant origin for hills and mountains on the Moon.
PIA06012:
Hills in Arctic Canada with Impact Origin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.198 MB)     JPEG (133.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust
spacecraft.
PIA03245:
Spacecraft -- Capsule Separation (Animation) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.032 MB)     JPEG (33.19 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a 
recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005.
Infrared cameras will track the landing.
PIA03247:
Rehearsal: Infrared Views of Landing and Retrieval (Animation) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (800.3 kB)     JPEG (22.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.
PIA03248:
Entry, Descent, Landing Animation (Animation) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (898.3 kB)     JPEG (35.84 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03249:
Spacecraft Trajectory (Animation) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.033 MB)     JPEG (25.15 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.161 MB)     JPEG (46.23 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth 361x252x3
Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010
PIA14385:
Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010 Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (92.85 kB)     JPEG (13.15 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth SMAP
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This image, created at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), shows the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, specifically depicting how the scanning antenna will fly in space and the swath coverage over the Earth.
PIA14392:
SMAP Flys over Earth (Artist Concept)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (420.7 kB)     JPEG (18.16 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-16 Earth 1201x900x3
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere
PIA14430:
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.084 MB)     JPEG (136.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 Earth 1192x1192x3
This image is the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antartica. The thick black lines delineate major ice divides. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica's interior are also outlined in black.
PIA14556:
NASA Research Leads to First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 Earth 455x256x3
This frame from an animation shows the motion of ice in Antarctica as measured by satellite data from various space agencies. The colors represent the speed of the ice flows in meters per year.
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Flow of Ice Across Antarctica Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-24 Earth QuakeSim
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. was widely felt up and down the East Coast of the United States. This computer model is a QuakeSim model image overlaid on a Google Earth image.
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Computer Model Estimates Permanent Ground Motions from the Aug. 23, 2011 Magnitude 5.8 Virginia Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-20 Kepler-20 Kepler
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This chart compares the first Earth-size planets found around a sun-like star to planets in our own solar system, Earth and Venus. NASA's Kepler mission discovered the newfound planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f.
PIA14886:
Earth-class Planets Line Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth 1023x574x3
This frame from an animation, which depicts the growth of the Kamoamoa Flow Field, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, was generated from a sequence of ten multispectral images acquired between September 3 and 17, 1995.
PIA13203:
Kamoamoa Flow Field Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth 1023x578x3
This frame from an animation depicts the growth of the lava dome at Mount St. Helens during the most recent period of activity. Lidar data courtesy USGS.
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Growth of the Mount St. Helens Lava Dome, September 24-October 14, 2004 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This frame from an animation depicts ground subsidence resulting from the extraction of oil. The oil fields are located near the community of Lost Hills, California, approximately 100 km northwest of Bakersfield.
PIA13204:
Lost Hills Subsidence Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
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NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Before NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, the strata exposed in Mount Sharp were compared to those in the Grand Canyon of the western United States, shown here. Scientists are surprised by just how close the similarities are.
PIA16098:
Grand Canyon Similar to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Earth 965x720x3
This image shows a dry streambed on an alluvial fan in the Atacama Desert, Chile, revealing the typical patchy, heterogeneous mixture of grain sizes deposited together.
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Dry Streambed on Alluvial Fan in Northern Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 726x400x3
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective.
PIA16811:
Geometry of Mars Solar Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-16 Earth 3029x1080x3
This photograph of the meteor streaking through the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev. The small asteroid was about 56 to 66 feet (17 to 20 meters) wide.
PIA16828:
Fireball Streaking over Russia
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This image shows the flash above Chelyabinsk, Russia, from the fireball streaking through the sky on Feb. 15, 2013. The small asteroid was approximately 56 to 66 feet in diameter. The picture was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev.
PIA16829:
Fireball Flash over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of the U.S.-European Jason-3 spacecraft over the California coast. Jason-3 will precisely measure the height of the ocean surface, allowing scientists to monitor ocean circulation and sea level.
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Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over California
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France.
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Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
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Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 3264x2448x3
This photo, taken onboard the Chilean Navy P3 aircraft, shows the ice front of Venable Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, in October 2008. It is an example of a small-size ice shelf that is a large melt water producer.
PIA17281:
Ice Front at Venable Ice Shelf
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This photo, aken onboard a National Science Foundation/NASA chartered Twin Otter aircraft, shows the ice front of Dibble Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, a significant melt water producer from the Wilkes Land region, East Antarctica.
PIA17282:
Dibble Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 1984x1488x3
This photo shows the ice front of the ice shelf in front of Pine Island Glacier, a major glacier system of West Antarctica.
PIA17283:
Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth UAVSAR
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This image shows a small part of the Hofsjökull ice cap in Iceland, which encompasses several glaciers. The fan at upper left is part of a glacier called Mûlaj&oumlkul.
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NASA Radar Maps the Winter Pace of Iceland's Glaciers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-09 Earth Juno
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This trio of NASA's Junocam views of Earth was taken during Juno's close flyby on October 9, 2013.
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Earth Triptych from NASA's Juno Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Members of the team for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) stand in front of the project's saucer-shaped test vehicle at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18019:
LDSD Team in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This image shows the tower from which the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will hang before a balloon lifts it to high altitudes.
PIA18450:
Launch Tower for LDSD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will undergo a series of events in the skies above Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of testing future landing technologies for Mars missions.
PIA18451:
Timeline of Events for Planetary Landing Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after its successful engineering flight, the first test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project is lifted aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
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Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
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LDSD Saucer Aboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
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First Seconds of LDSD Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle.
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Saturday Afternoon Swim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, the saucer-shaped test vehicle is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel.
PIA18521:
Saucer Out of the Drink
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team perch on the test vehicle used in the first flight of NASA's Low-density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18522:
Mach 4 to Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth 3717x3583x3
This is a prototype of a mirror mount that scientists made using a new 3-D printing technique at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Mirror Mount
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth 752x564x3
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory make a rocket nozzle using a new 3-D printing technique that allows for multiple metallic properties in the same object.
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Laser Printing of Gradient Metals
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth 3888x2592x3
The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to simulate the space environment.
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OPALS Thermal Vacuum Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth 1537x2148x3
The Surrogate robot ('Surge'), built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA., is being developed in order to extend humanity's reach into hazardous environments to perform tasks such as using environmental test equipment.
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Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This series of images reconstructs the geology of the region around Mars' Mount Sharp, where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed and is now driving. The images were taken on Earth and have been altered for the illustration.
PIA19078:
Sediment Accumulation in Dry and Wet Periods
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