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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the city of Tequila, Mexico. Its red volcanic soil surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of blue agave, and more than 300 million plants are harvested each year.
PIA15073:
Tequila, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a massive crack across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Eventually, the crack will extend all the way across the glacier.
PIA15077:
NASA Spacecraft Images Massive Crack in Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-18 Earth Terra
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The flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, was draining slowly when this image was acquired on Nov. 17, 2011, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13952:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Continued Flooding Woes in Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the province of Al Jazirah, a region of great fertility which lies in the central Sudan between the White and Blue Niles south of Khartoum.
PIA15131:
Al Jazirah Province, Sudan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Laguna del Maule volcanic field which straddles the Andean range crest between Chile and Argentina.
PIA15205:
Maule Volcanic Field, Chile-Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Isle of Man (also known as Mann), a self-governing British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.
PIA15218:
Isle of Man
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-20 Earth Terra
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In December, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of a new volcanic island forming in the Red Sea. This region is part of the Red Sea Rift where the African and Arabian tectonic plates are pulling apart.
PIA13954:
NASA Spacecraft Images Some of Earth's Newest "Real Estate"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Debra L. Friedkin archaeological site near Salado, Texas, a multicomponent site, with Clovis remains overlying pre-Clovis stone tools.
PIA15335:
Friedkin Archaeological Site, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Terra
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This frame is from a visualization of the rapid advance of the Esperanza Fire over the San Jacinto Mountains (Riverside County, CA) between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM on October 26, 2006.
PIA13200:
Esperanza Wildfire Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the capital of Scotland, and lies along the Firth of Forth.
PIA15367:
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-09 Earth Terra
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Extremely heavy rains fell at the end of February 2012 in the northern Algerian province of El Tarf, near the Tunisian border. The rainfall total was the greatest recorded in the last 30 years. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13962:
NASA Spacecraft Monitors Flooding in Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Nunavut, in northern Canada, the largest and newest federal territory of the country. The name means 'our land' in Inuktitut.
PIA13963:
Nunavut Territory, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured Kuwait's Failaka Island, located 50 km southeast of the spot where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers empty into the Persian Gulf.
PIA16944:
Failaka Island, Kuwait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this view of severe flooding in La Plata, Argentina, on April 4, 2013. Torrential rains and record flash flooding has killed more than 50 and left thousands homeless, according to news reports.
PIA16945:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Severe Flooding in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-03 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 Christopher Columbus, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas.
PIA15532:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-11 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows a mine in Baiyun Ebo, Inner Mongolia, China, the site of almost half the world's rare earth production. China is responsible for over 95% of global production of rare earth elements.
PIA13969:
Baiyun Ebo, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-13 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the west coast of Greenland, one of Earth's premiere incubators for icebergs -- large blocks of land ice that break off from glaciers or ice shelves and float in the ocean.
PIA13970:
NASA Spacecraft Images One of Earth's Iceberg Incubators
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano, located about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, spewing water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks since its most recent eruption period began in April 2012.
PIA14409:
NASA Spacecraft Images Mexican Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Popocatepetl, the nearly 18.000-foot-high volcano about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, continuing to spew water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks from its latest eruption, which started in mid-April 2012.
PIA15617:
ASTER Tracks Continuing Popocatepetl Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-30 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the eastern end of the Gulf of Fonseca, in Honduras, originally the site of extensive wetlands ecosystem, dominated by six species of mangroves.
PIA15145:
Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze River in east-central China, and is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
PIA15655:
Three Gorges Dam, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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The Livermore and Spring Ranch fires near the Davis Mountain Resort, Texas, burned 13,000 and 11,000 acres respectively. When NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2012, both fires had been contained.
PIA15657:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-24 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon (or Tsangpo Gorge) in Tibet, the deepest canyon in the world, and longer than the Grand Canyon.
PIA15775:
Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 2, 2012 of Sheveluch, one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula, with frequent explosive events that can disrupt air traffic over the northern Pacific.
PIA15792:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Large Eruption of Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Picher, Oklahoma which once boasted 20,000 people in this mining town in northeast Oklahoma. Now, after a 2009 tornado, and a federal cleanup program, the town is a modern-day ghost town.
PIA15821:
Picher, Oklahoma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 25, 2012, this image shows the High Park fire west of Fort Collins, Colo. More than 83,000 acres have been burned and approximately 250 homes, the most in Colorado history.
PIA15832:
NASA Spacecraft Images Colorado's Most Destructive Wildfire to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Waldo Canyon Fire, west of Colorado Springs, Colo., being called the worst fire in Colorado history. Healthy vegetation is red, water is dark blue, streets and buildings are gray, and the burned areas are
PIA15847:
Colorado's Destructive Waldo Canyon Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Dawson, Canada. A boom town in 1898, discovery of gold in the Klondike fueled the massive influx of miners, merchants, and other support professions to this town on the Yukon River.
PIA15848:
Dawson, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on in 2011, this image shows the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin in northwest Saudi Arabia, which has been steadily developing agricultural fields using center pivot irrigation by tapping into fossil ground water.
PIA15849:
Wadi As-Sirhan, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Earth Terra
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This simulated natural color image of London was acquired May 26, 2012 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. Major construction projects included the new 400-acre Olympic Park for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
PIA15897:
NASA Spacecraft Captures a Medal-Worthy Image of London
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, a birdseye view of the Canary Islands wildfire, on Aug. 17, 2012. The main town of San Sebastian can be seen on the eastern shore of the island.
PIA16076:
NASA Spacecraft Gets a Birdseye View of Canary Islands Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Aug. 24, 2012, 13 miles (20 kilometers) north of Vicksburg, Miss., as drought continued to afflict the U.S. Midwest, water levels of the Mississippi River approached historic lows.
PIA16097:
NASA Spacecraft Images Drought's Impacts on the Mighty Mississippi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Earth Terra
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Two satellite images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, obtained about 10 years apart, clearly illustrate the effects of the near-historic drought conditions in southwestern Kansas. Farmers are among the hardest hit.
PIA16102:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Effects of U.S. Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-21 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Pole Creek fire southwest of Sisters, Ore., which had grown to 24,000 acres as of Sept. 20, 2012. No structures have been destroyed, and the fire is mostly confined to the national forest.
PIA15884:
NASA Spacecraft Images Oregon Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, and home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet, situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok.
PIA16290:
Vladivostok, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the abandoned town of Centralia, in eastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining country.
PIA16291:
Centralia, Pennsylvania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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Baikonur, formerly Leninsk, is a city in Kazakhstan rented and administered by the Russian Federation to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome where Sputnik launched in 1957. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16292:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Brittany, a cultural region in the northwest of France.
PIA15007:
Brittany, France
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.81 MB)     JPEG (1.091 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery in Texas. With a refining capacity of over 560,000 barrels per day, it is the largest refinery in the United States.
PIA16295:
Baytown Refinery, Texas
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.441 MB)     JPEG (103.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the volcanic Ogasawara Islands. The islands were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of an outstanding example of ongoing evolutionary processes in oceanic island ecosystems.
PIA15950:
Ogasawara Islands, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.89 MB)     JPEG (603.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Earth Terra
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Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Its name derives from a dam in the river Amstel. Founded in the 12th century as a fishing village, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the world in the 17th century.
PIA16542:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, erupted on Nov. 27, 2012 for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash almost 10,000 feet into the sky. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16590:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Captures Russian Volcano Eruption
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.09 MB)     JPEG (690.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-07 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Heilongjiang, a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages.
PIA16596:
Heilongjiang Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Mar. 17, 2012, is of Jebel Uweinat, a mountain range in the area of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan border. It is reportedly one of the driest places on earth.
PIA16679:
Jebel Uweinat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.63 MB)     JPEG (909.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-16 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula erupted on Nov. 27, 2012, for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash to the height of more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16741:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Russian Volcanic Eruption
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.639 MB)     JPEG (455.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over South Africa and Zimbabwe where week-long torrential rains swelled the Limpopo River in Jan. 2013.
PIA16772:
NASA Satellite Images Severe Flooding in Mozambique
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. The population of the Jakarta conurbation is over 28 million, making it perhaps the largest metropolitan area in the world in terms of inhabitants.
PIA16776:
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 Earth Terra
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This 3-D view was created from data acquired Feb. 4, 2013 by NASA's Terra spacecraft showing a massive wildfire which damaged Australia's largest optical astronomy facility, the Siding Spring Observatory.
PIA16783:
NASA Spacecraft Captures 3-D View of Massive Australian Wildfire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.303 MB)     JPEG (356.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-08 Earth Terra
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The Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC) is a large layered igneous intrusion within the earth's crust, exposed at the edge of the Transvaal Basin in South Africa. Numerous mines, tailings piles, and leach ponds are shown in blue.
PIA16788:
Bushveld Igneous Complex, South Africa
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.09 MB)     JPEG (1.736 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals the still-active lava flows in the snowy winter landscape of Plosky Tolbachik volcano, which erupted for the first time in 35 years on Nov. 27, 2012, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA16824:
NASA Satellite Captures New Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Earth Terra
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Wasco, California advertises itself as the 'Rose Capital of the World'; over 8000 acres are devoted to cultivation of existing and new varieties of roses, shipped to every state in the U.S. and all over the world.
PIA16855:
Wasco, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site in Western Australia.
PIA16894:
Shark Bay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (or Pearl Bridge), the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1991 meters, connecting the city of Kobe, Japan with Iwaja on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
PIA16905:
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Earth Terra
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On April 9, 2013 at 11:52 GMT, this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the location of a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwestern Iran's Bushehr province near the town of Kaki.
PIA16946:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Location of Iranian Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image of the river-delineated border between western Brazil's Acre province, and northwestern Bolivia's Pando Department, demarcates a remarkable difference in land use and development practices as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16991:
Brazil-Bolivia Border
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.35 MB)     JPEG (2.142 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft highlights the epicenter of a powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake which struck Sichuan Province in southwest China on April 20, 2013. Vegetation is displayed in red; clouds and snow are in white.
PIA16994:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Location of China Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Macquarie Island which lies halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, and is part of Tasmania.
PIA16980:
Macquarie Island, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.12 MB)     JPEG (158.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Moscow, the capital city of Russia, the northernmost megacity in the world, the most populous in Europe, and with a population of over 11,000,000, the 6th largest city proper in the world.
PIA16988:
Moscow, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Earth Terra
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Alaska's Pavlof volcano, located along Alaska's Aleutian Peninsula, sent a low-level ash plume north-northeast about 37.3 miles (60 kilometers) on May 19, 2013, when this image was acquired NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16995:
Prolific Alaska Volcano Spews Ash in New Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Earth Terra
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The Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and leaving behind more than $2 billion in damage. This image was acquired NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 2, 2013.
PIA16488:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Swath of Destruction from Deadly Oklahoma Tornado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kourou, which sits at the mouth of the Kourou River, French Guiana.
PIA17099:
Kouru, French Guiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-21 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Carstens, Calif. wildfire which continues to burn in the foothills west of Yosemite National Park. Vegetation is displayed in green and burned and bare areas are dark to light gray.
PIA17292:
NASA Spacecraft Images Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows North Stradbroke Island, 30 km southeast of Brisbane, Australia, one of the largest sand islands in the world.
PIA17112:
North Stradbroke Island, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.09 MB)     JPEG (421.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 6, 2013, shows heavy rains, which began in mid-June, resulting in major flooding along the Parana River in Argentina.
PIA17376:
Flooding Along Parana River
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.29 MB)     JPEG (1.439 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway, with its 3400 inhabitants, as they prepare for an expected boom as a shipping hub, as global warming has led to the opening up of the Northern Sea Route.
PIA17312:
Kirkenes, Norway
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.127 MB)     JPEG (659.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-15 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sulaiman fold-thrust belt in northwestern Pakistan, a linear or arcuate belt in which compression has produced a combination of thrust faults and folds.
PIA17391:
Sulaiman Fold Belt, Pakistan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.73 MB)     JPEG (1.861 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-16 Earth Terra
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Radially symmetrical, star dunes dominate the Grand Erg Oriental of the Algerian Sahara, as depicted in this image acquired October 27, 2012 acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17411:
Star Dunes, Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-23 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator laying beneath the French-Swiss border northwest of Geneva (yellow circle).
PIA17434:
CERN Collider, France-Switzerland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-11 Earth Terra
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In the desert of southern Kuwait, three oil fields spread out across the empty landscape as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17459:
Kuwait Oil Fields
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park in California after it was 80 percent contained.
PIA15639:
NASA Spacecraft Captures New Image of Third-Largest Wildfire in California History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Cordoba province of northern Argentina, struck by wildfires caused by high temperatures and strong winds.
PIA17504:
NASA Spacecraft Images Destructive Argentine Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the epicenter of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake which struck south-central Pakistan on Sept. 24, 2013, in Pakistan's Makran fold belt.
PIA17505:
Region Hit by Large Pakistan Quake as Shown by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-26 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, with a population of about 2.5 million inhabitants for the greater metropolitan area.
PIA17513:
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, a showcase of geology in the southwest desert of the United States.
PIA17539:
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the ancient city of Uruk is located in present-day Iraq, on an abandoned channel of the Euphrates River.
PIA17576:
Ancient Uruk, Iraq
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Namib Desert, a coastal desert in southern Africa. This portion in central Namibia consists entirely of linear and longitudinal sand dunes.
PIA17632:
Namib Desert, Namibia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-19 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the mountains of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
PIA17696:
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 8, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Super Typhoon Haiyan as it tore across the central Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. Among the worst-hit areas is eastern Leyte island and the city of Tacloban.
PIA17700:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Before/After of Typhoon Haiyan's Devastation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-22 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 14, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft spied a fire scar west of Wollongong, New South Wales, from the Hall Road fire in New South Wales, Australia. October 2013 brought the worst fires seen in Australia's New South Wales in many decades.
PIA17721:
Australian Wildfire, NASA Spacecraft Image Aftermath
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Earth Terra
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On May 30, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the largest solar plant of its kind in the world started producing power in southern California's Mojave Desert near the Nevada border.
PIA17746:
Ivanpah Solar Energy Plant, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Earth Terra
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Logging operations have left a striking checkerboard pattern in the landscape along the Idaho-Montana border, sandwiched between Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17788:
Idaho-Montana Logging
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, Europe's most active volcano, where its latest series of eruptions has continued for weeks.
PIA17789:
Lava Flows from Latest Eruption of Mount Etna Spotted by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-08 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.
PIA17852:
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Kingdom of Bahrain, a small island country near the western shore of the Persian Gulf.
PIA17899:
Kingdom of Bahrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of a wildfire broke that out in the mountains above the Los Angeles suburbs of Glendora and Azusa.
PIA17923:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Destructive Colby Fire East of Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sochi Olympic Park Coastal Cluster, the circular area on the shoreline in the bottom center of the image, which was built for Olympic indoor sports.
PIA17970:
Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Coastal Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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The 2014 Winter Olympic ski runs may be rated double black diamond, but they're not quite as steep as they appear in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, of the skiing and snowboarding sites for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
PIA17971:
Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Mountain Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Sierra Leone estuary, which became a focal point for trade and interaction between Africans and Europeans because of its exceptional harbor, starting in the mid-15th century.
PIA17977:
Sierra Leone Estuary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mount Sinabung, a stratovolcano located in Indonesia. In late 2013, a lava dome formed on the summit. In early January 2014, the volcano erupted, and it erupted again in early February.
PIA17978:
Angry Indonesian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano, as it continued its latest eruptive activity with a new lava flow from the recently formed southeast crater.
PIA17979:
Latest Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft depicts the high water levels and flooding along the Thames River west of London as record-breaking rains covered the United Kingdom in January and February.
PIA17989:
U.K. Flooding Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-23 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 13, 2014, violent eruption of Kelud stratovolcano in Java, Indonesia sent volcanic ash covering an area of 70,000 square miles, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18020:
Ashy Aftermath of Indonesian Volcano Eruption seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that extremely heavy seasonal rains have fallen on northern Bolivia since October 2013. The worst affected province is Beni in the northeastern part of the country.
PIA18031:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Bolivian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Earth Terra
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Ambrym volcano in Vanuatu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. A large summit caldera contains two active vent complexes, Marum and Benbow is seen in this February 12, 2014 nighttime thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18067:
Nighttime Look at Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-04 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Vatican City State, a sovereign city-state, whose area is a 44 hectare walled enclave west of the Tiber River, within the city of Rome.
PIA18068:
Vatican City State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-17 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Arizona, Calif., which produces 60% of the total copper mined in the United States.
PIA18136:
Arizona Copper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-27 Earth Terra
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Stark effects of a California drought on agriculture can be clearly seen in these two February images acquired in 2014 and 2003 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18187:
Stark Effects of California Drought on Agriculture seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft views central South Dakota, where the Missouri River forms a meander bend, creating Lake Sharpe. Eventually, the Missouri River will cut through the skinny peninsula, creating a shorter path.
PIA18204:
Lake Sharpe, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-07 Earth Terra
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Located in the fertile agricultural region of Argentina's Pampas is a guitar-shaped forest made up of cypress and eucalyptus trees as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18207:
Argentina Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Italy's Mount Etna is the focus of this perspective from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The city of Catania is barely visible behind Etna on the bay at the upper left. Mt. Etna erupted in
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
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