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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-07 Earth Terra
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The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on February 8, 2001.
PIA03465:
Salt Lake City, Utah, Winter 2001
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-07 Earth Terra
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The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on May 28, 2000.
PIA03466:
Salt Lake City, Utah, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-26 Earth Terra
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This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite covers an area of 55 by 40 kilometers (34 by 25 miles) over the southwest part of the Malaspina Glacier and Icy Bay in Alaska.
PIA03475:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-12 Earth Terra
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The Barringer Meteorite Crater (also known as 'Meteor Crater') is a gigantic hole in the middle of the arid sandstone of the Arizona desert. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on May 17, 2001.
PIA03490:
Meteor Crater, AZ
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-03 Earth Terra
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Ashokan Reservoir in New York, is seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 18, 2000 and February 3, 2002.
PIA03491:
New York State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-19 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired on May 28, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite, shows ground near one of theThree Sisters volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains of west-central Oregon,
PIA03492:
Cascade Mtns. Oregon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-19 Earth Terra
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Chiliques volcano in Chile shows a hot spot in the summit crater and several others along the upper flanks of the edifice, indicating volcanic activity. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on May 24, 2000.
PIA03493:
Chiliques volcano, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-07 Earth Terra
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These images acquired by NASA's Terra satellite are of La Plata, Maryland.
PIA03494:
La Plata, Maryland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-11 Earth Terra
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As the Mississippi River enters the Gulf of Mexico, it loses energy and dumps its load of sediment that it has carried on its journey through the mid continent as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03497:
Mississippi River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-11 Earth Terra
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This image of Sydney, Australia was acquired on October 12, 2002 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03498:
Sydney, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-18 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired on June 16, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite and shows the Hayman forest fire in the Pike National Forest, Colorado.
PIA03499:
Hayman Fire, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-22 Earth Terra
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Interstate 10 across Pensacola Bay, Florida was severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 21, 2004.
PIA06873:
Damage by Hurricane Ivan over Pensacola Bay, Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2005, depicts a 30-kilometer (19-mile) wide region southeast of the epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 Pakistan earthquake, between Muzaffarabad and Uri in the Pir Punjal range of Kashmir.
PIA03028:
Landslide in Kashmir
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-19 Earth Terra
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This image of Teshekpuk Lake on Alaska's North Slope, within the National Petroleum Reserve, was acquired on August 15, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01909:
Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-07 Earth Terra
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On August 7, 2007, the Zaca fire continued to burn in the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, California. This image is from NASA' Terra spacecraft.
PIA02158:
Zaca Fire
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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 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 2009-02-20 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 2009-04-03 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 2009-06-02 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 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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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 2009-10-02 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 2005-10-12 Earth Terra
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This 3D image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 11, 2005 with digital topography from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. It depicts a large landslide which occurred in Kashmir, Pakistan.
PIA03030:
Landslide in Kashmir (3D Perspective)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-19 Earth Terra
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On November 18, 2003, NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Old Fire/Grand Prix fire east of Los Angeles.
PIA04879:
Old Fire/Grand Prix Fire, California
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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 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 2012-04-10 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Fiji, hard hit by heavy rains in early 2012, causing flooding and landslides. Hardest hit was the western part of the main Island of Viti Levu, Fiji, and the principal city of Nadi.
PIA15557:
NASA Spacecraft Images Fiji Flooding
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.108 MB)     JPEG (593.1 kB)
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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