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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2000 of the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The large dark area is burned forest, and small smoke plumes are seen at the edges where active fires burned.
PIA11092:
Arizona Forest Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite show the Pu'u O'o lava flows entering the sea at Kamokuna on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii.
PIA11093:
Hawaii Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The sand dunes of theThar Desert, located in northwestern India and eastern Pakistan, constantly shift and take on new shapes.
PIA11094:
Thar Desert
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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Pine Island Glacier has undergone a steady loss of elevation with retreat of the grounding line in recent decades. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on December 12, 2000.
PIA11095:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Las Vegas, NV in August, 2000. McCarran International Airport to the south and Nellis Air Force Base to the NE are the two major airports visible.
PIA11096:
Las Vegas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Nasca Lines, located in the Pampa region of Peru, the desolate plain of the Peruvian coast 400 km south of Lima. The Lines were first spotted when commercial airlines began flying across the Peruvian desert in the 1920's.
PIA11097:
Nasca Lines, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Jerusalem was acquired on April 3, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. The old city is the lighter blue area in the right center of the image, surrounded by a 400-year-old wall built by the Ottoman Turks.
PIA11098:
Jerusalem
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image shows part of an extensive field of barchan sand dunes south of Kandahar. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 20, 2000.
PIA11099:
Sand Dunes, Afghanistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The city of Calcutta, India appears in this 24 by 34 km (15 by 21 mile) sub-scene, acquired March 29, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11157:
Calcutta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the northernmost land in the world is located in Pearyland, Greenland. This is a land of permanent snows, glaciers, and 24-hours of daylight during the summer months.
PIA11169:
Northern Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The western-most part of the Ganges Delta is seen in this 54.5 by 60 km ASTER sub-scene acquired on January 6, 2005. The Hugli River branches off from the Ganges River.
PIA11158:
Hugli River Delta, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite of northern Chile was acquired by ASTER on April 7, 2000. Dramatically displayed is a geological angular unconformity: a contact between layers of rock at different angles.
PIA11159:
Chile Altiplano Unconformity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this anaglyph image of Mt. St. Helens volcano in the Cascade Range of southwestern Washington; it erupted on 18 May 1980. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11160:
Mt. St. Helens Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The Coachella Valley is a major agricultural region of California, growing fruit and produce throughout the year. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 4, 2000.
PIA11161:
Coachella Valley, CA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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A historic capital city, Madrid, Spain is renowned for its unique charm and its exhilarating cultural life. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000.
PIA11163:
Madrid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The Pyrenees in southwestern Europe extend for about 435 kilometers (about 270 miles) from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea, separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000.
PIA11162:
Pyrenees Mtns., Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Paris was acquired on July 23, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. Paris is also known as the City of Light.
PIA11164:
Saline Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 20, 2000 and shows an area along the west side of the Cascade Range in west central Oregon.
PIA11165:
Oregon Forests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The nearly perfectly conical profile of Fuji, Japans highest mountain, soars 3,776 meters (12,388 feet) above sea level on southern Honshu, near Tokyo. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11166:
Mt. Fuji, Japan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000 covers the eastern part of the Strait of Gibraltar, separating Spain from Morocco. The promontory on the eastern side of the conspicuous Spanish port is the Rock of Gibraltar.
PIA11167:
Strait of Gibraltar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas. The island at the west edge of the image is Grand Bahama Island. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11168:
Paris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Terra
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Three weeks after Hurricane Ike came ashore near Galveston, TX, residents returned to find their houses in ruins. Images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 28, right, and August 15, 2006, left.
PIA11394:
Aftermath of Hurricane Ike along Texas Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-17 Earth Terra
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Byrd Glacier is a major glacier in Antarctica; it drains an extensive area of the polar plateau and flows eastward between the Britannia Range and the Churchill Mountains to discharge into the Ross Ice Shelf. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11419:
Byrd Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-16 Earth Terra
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Dense green vegetation gives way to pale fields in these satellite images of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11420:
Mato Grosso, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft monitored the migration of sand dunes in the Bodele depression of northern Chad from at various times from one month to 6.5 years
PIA11752:
Bodele Sand Dunes, Chad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-18 Earth Terra
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On February 17, 2009, NASA's Terra satellite imaged bushfires burning in Victoria Australia.
PIA11806:
Australia Wildfires Extract a Heavy Toll in Lives, Land
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-19 Earth Terra
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The Spring, 2009 floods along the Red River between North Dakota and Minnesota affected cities in the two states, especially Fargo and Whitehead. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 9, 2009.
PIA11989:
North Dakota Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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The Wilkins Ice Shelf, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, experienced multiple disintegration events in 2008.
PIA11991:
Wilkins Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-09 Earth Terra
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Jamestown, located on Jamestown Island in the Virginia Colony, was founded on May 14, 1607. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 4, 2007.
PIA12055:
Jamestown, VA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-20 Earth Terra
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The north coast of the Island of Hokkaido, Japan lies at the southern end of the Sea of Okhotsk. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on February 11, 2009.
PIA12056:
Hokkaido, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-02 Earth Terra
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The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab emirates on which major commercial and residential structures are being built. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on November 17 and December 10, 2008.
PIA12057:
Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 6, 2009, shows early March eruptions of Karymsky volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula left the usually white snow a gray ashy color.
PIA12058:
Karymsky Volcano, Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Terra
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Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, and contains the territory's capital, Cockburn Town. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 18, 2001.
PIA12059:
Grand Turk Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-03 Earth Terra
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The Musandam Peninsula is part of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on March 27, 2004.
PIA12060:
Musandam Penisnula, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, and Flores in the Komodo National Park. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard species.
PIA12061:
Komodo National Park, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-15 Earth Terra
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Chaiten Volcano, Chile continues to erupt after first exploding in May 2008 following about 9,000 years of inactivity. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows vegetation in red. You can clearly see the extent of the plume.
PIA12063:
Volcano Chaiten, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-02 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the oldest material on Earth which has yet been dated by man is a zircon mineral of 4.4 billion years old from a sedimentary gneiss in the Jack Hills of the Narre Gneiss Terrane of Australia.
PIA12064:
Jack Hills, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-01 Earth Terra
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The Banks Peninsula, New Zealand was created by volcanic activity in the Miocene epoch about 10 million years ago. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12062:
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows vast alluvial fan blossoms across the desolate landscape between two mountain ranges that form the southern border of the Taklimakan Desert in China's XinJiang Province.
PIA12070:
Alluvial Fan, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) to the worldwide public on June 29, 2009.
PIA12090:
ASTER's Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Death Valley, Calif., has the lowest point in North America, Badwater at 85.5 meters (282 feet) below sea level. It is also the driest and hottest location in North America. This image is from NASA' Terra spacecraft.
PIA12091:
Death Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data have revealed significant spatial variability in glacier flow in the Bhutan Himalayas.
PIA12092:
Himalayan Glaciers in Bhutan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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The Los Angeles Basin is bordered on the north by the San Gabriel Mountains. Other smaller basins are separated by smaller mountain ranges, like the Verdugo Hills, and the Santa Monica Mountains in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12093:
Los Angeles Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, San Francisco Bay and more.
PIA12094:
Cruising Over California Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, including Dodger Stadium, the L.A.X. airport and JPL.
PIA12095:
Cruising Over Los Angeles Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.768 MB)     JPEG (86.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-18 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, shows Lhasa, the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
PIA12177:
Lhasa, Tibet, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-08 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire, burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12197:
Extent of Station Fire Burn Seen in New NASA Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12199:
Station Fire Burns in the San Gabriel Mountains Above Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-02 Earth Terra
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The Guiberson Fire in Ventura County, west of Los Angeles, burned more than 16,000 acres (25 square miles) before firefighters were able to contain the blaze on Sept. 28, 2009. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12250:
Guiberson Fire, Ventura County, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The world's largest solar power tower recently began operating outside Seville, Spain -- and it marks a historic moment in the saga of renewable energy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12303:
Solar Power, Seville, Spain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.604 MB)     JPEG (314.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 Earth Terra
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Shenzhen is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, immediately north of Hong Kong, and located in the Pearl River Delta. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12304:
Shenzhen, PRC
Full Resolution:     TIFF (61.68 MB)     JPEG (4.722 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Timbuktu in the West African Nation of Mali, about 15 km north of the Niger River, at the intersection of an east-west and a north-south Trans Saharan trade route across the Sahara.
PIA12305:
Timbuktu, Mali
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
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In this image, taken by NASA's Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.
PIA12502:
Lagoons of New Caledonia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.47 MB)     JPEG (630.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Earth Terra
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Sault Ste. Marie is the name of two cities on Saint Mary's River, separating Canada and the State of Michigan in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 10, 2007.
PIA12460:
Sault Ste. Marie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-02 Earth Terra
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The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys west of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. They are so named because of their extremely low humidity and lack of snow and ice cover. This image was acquired December 8, 2002 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12461:
Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.67 MB)     JPEG (2.02 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-08 Earth Terra
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The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China, and the sixth longest in the world and makes many dramatic shifts over time. This image was taken with the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft in 2009.
PIA12472:
Yellow River Delta, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.34 MB)     JPEG (1.671 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard Terra, shows Kerch, one of the most ancient cities of the Ukraine.
PIA12487:
Kerch, Ukraine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-18 Earth Terra
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An instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a simulated natural color image of the Port-au-Prince, Haiti, area, two days after a devastating earthquake.
PIA12495:
Haiti Earthquake Landslides
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.06 MB)     JPEG (1.889 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captures a clear sky image of the region of the recent Haiti earthquake.
PIA12498:
ASTER Captures Clear Sky Image of Haiti Earthquake Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Earth Terra
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In this simulated natural color image of Huron, South Dakota, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 20, 2010, frozen lakes and ponds appear blue, bare fields are tan, and fields with minor vegetation are gray-green.
PIA12878:
Huron, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Terra
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Sheveluch Volcano in Kamchatka, Siberia, is one of the frequently active volcanoes located in eastern Siberia. In this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, brownish ash covers the southern part of the mountain, under an ash-laden vertical eruption plume.
PIA13010:
Sheveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.52 MB)     JPEG (1.502 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows where a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in Mexico's Baja, California at shallow depth along the principal plate boundary between the North American and Pacific plates on April 4, 2010.
PIA13027:
NASA Satellite Imagery Shows Sparse Population of Region Near Baja, California Earthquake
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.4 MB)     JPEG (2.788 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the planned city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, with a population of about 3.6 million for its metropolitan area.
PIA13045:
Brasilia, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.1 MB)     JPEG (802.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-19 Earth Terra
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On Monday, April 19, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this image of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
PIA13049:
NASA Satellite Tracks Continued Eruption of Iceland Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano on April 19, 2010. The eruption plume and drifting veil of ash appear to be homogeneous.
PIA13062:
NASA's ASTER Instrument Analyzes Ash Plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, was acquired May 1, 2010. An explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating in the offshore in Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.
PIA13085:
ASTER Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Full Resolution:     TIFF (109.6 MB)     JPEG (7.882 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kuk Early Agricultural Site in the western highlands of New Guinea. It is an excellent example of transformation of agricultural practices over time.
PIA13090:
Kuk, New Guinea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.86 MB)     JPEG (1.336 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 1, 2010. On April 20, 2010, an explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA13091:
ASTER Views the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in Infrared (May 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this pair of images of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull volcano on May 3, 2010. On this day, Ireland closed its airspace for several hours due to presence of ash over the country.
PIA13093:
ASTER Images Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010. The thickest parts of the oil spill appear as dark grey, filamentous masses in the southern part of the image, extending off of the bottom.
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ASTER Views the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in Infrared (May 7)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 Earth Terra
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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill laps around the mouth of the Mississippi River Delta in this May 24, 2010, image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The oil appears silver, while vegetation is red.
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NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta's Mouth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Earth Terra
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Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway, as seen by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Oslo, Norway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the wildfire near Palmdale, Calif. on August 1, 2010 called the Crown fire. The burned areas appear in shades of gray in this simulated natural color image.
PIA13312:
ASTER Views California's Crown Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Earth Terra
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This image of Petermann Glacier and the new iceberg was acquired from NASA's Terra spacecraft on Aug. 12, 2010. On Aug. 5, 2010, an enormous chunk of ice broke off the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland.
PIA13319:
ASTER Views Large Calving Event at Petermann Glacier, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this cloud-free image over the city of Sukkur, Pakistan, on Aug. 18, 2010. Sukkur, located in southeastern Pakistan's Sindh Province, is visible as the grey, urbanized area in the lower left center of the image.
PIA13343:
ASTER Captures New Image of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Earth Terra
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Rio Tinto river in southwestern Spain which originates in the Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia.
PIA13365:
Rio Tinto, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 3, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image strip over the Indus River, Pakistan, where severe flooding caused a major humanitarian crisis.
PIA13368:
ASTER Maps Continued Pakistan Flooding (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 3, 2010, when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image strip over the Indus River in Pakistan, severe flooding was still causing a major humanitarian crisis in Pakistan. The city of Hyderabad is near the middle of the image.
PIA13369:
ASTER Maps Continued Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Earth Terra
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Folds in the lower reaches of valley glaciers can be caused by powerful surges of tributary ice streams. This phenomenon is spectacularly displayed by the Sustina Glacier in the Alaska Range as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13382:
Susitna Glacier, Alaska
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Fourmile Canyon fire west of Boulder Colo., on Sept. 17, 2010; it was 100 percent contained.
PIA13393:
ASTER Maps Fourmile Canyon Fire Near Boulder, Colo.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Twitchell Canyon fire, a lightning-caused blaze burning in Utah, which has consumed more than 40,000 acres since it began on July 20, 2010.
PIA13432:
ASTER Views Twitchell Canyon Fire, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image north of the present town of Al Hillal, Iraq, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, where the site of the legendary city of Babylon lies.
PIA13436:
Babylon, Iraq
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma. The Ouachitas are fold mountains, formed about 300 million years ago when the South American Plate drifted northward, colliding with the North American Plate.
PIA13466:
Ouachita Mtns., Oklahoma
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The ASTER instrument onboard Terra's spacecraft imaged the toxic sludge spill in Hungary on Oct. 11, 2010. A million cubic meters (35 million cubic feet) of red sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka in western Hungary.
PIA13467:
ASTER Images Hungary Toxic Sludge Spill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Terra
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the hot volcanic flow that resulted from collapse of the summit lava dome from the Merapi volcano in Indonesia that erupted on Oct. 26, 2010.
PIA13567:
Merapi Volcano, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-08 Earth Terra
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the Khyber Pass, a mountain pass that links Afghanistan and Pakistan. Throughout its history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia.
PIA13605:
Khyber Pass, Afghanistan-Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-10 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 8, 2010, the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured an image of the hot volcanic flows from Merapi volcano that resulted from continued collapse of the summit lava dome, and the ensuing release of ash plumes.
PIA13607:
Merapi Volcano Continues its Destructive Eruption
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This thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft of Merapi's continuing eruption has been processed to reveal the dominant presence of volcanic ash in the eruption plume and clouds, displayed in dark red. The warm volcanic flow appears bright.
PIA13634:
ASTER Images Merapi's Continuing Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-01 Earth Terra
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This perspective view from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the magnificent natural landscape of Salzkammergut, Austria.
PIA13640:
Hallstatt, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Earth Terra
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SP Crater, a volcanic cone and flow in Arizona, is visible in this image obtained by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13700:
SP Crater, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a northwest area of Saudi Arabia, Harrat Lunayyir, that reveals that the area is unexpectedly volcanically active.
PIA13722:
Harrat Lunayyir, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on Dec. 9, 2010 and shows Israel's Carmel region near the city of Haifa where a deadly forest fire raged from Dec.3 to Dec.6, 2010; the burned areas appear in dark gray.
PIA13732:
Fire in Haifu, Israel
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On Jan. 7, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in NE Australia caused the Fitzroy River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13775:
Flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Jizzax Province in eastern Uzbekistan, one of the main agricultural regions of the country. Uzbekistan is the world's sixth largest producer and second-largest exporter of cotton.
PIA13777:
Jizzax Province, Uzbekistan
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On Jan. 14, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of St. George, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in northeastern Australia caused the Balonne River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13785:
ASTER Images Continuing Flooding in Australia
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On January 17, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundation west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
PIA13810:
NASA Satellite Images Flooding Near Brisbane, Australia
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On Jan. 18, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this 3-D perspective image of the city of Nova Friburgo, Brazil. A week of torrential rains triggered a series of deadly mudslides and floods. More details about this image at the Photojournal.
PIA13815:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Image of Brazil Flooding
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On Jan. 21, 2011, the NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the flooding along the Balonne River and the town of Surat in southeastern Queensland, Australia.
PIA13812:
NASA Images Illustrate Extent of Australia's Flooding Woes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Arkhangelsk (or Archangel in English) and administrative capital of Archangelsk Oblast, Russia. It is situated on both banks of the Dvina River near where it flows into the White Sea.
PIA13824:
Arkhangelsk, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-27 Earth Terra
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This nighttime thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shiveluch volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula; the bright, hot summit lava dome is evident in the center of the image.
PIA13827:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Fury of Russian Volcano
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