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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the remote town of Yarloop, about 75 miles (120 km) south of the Western Australian capital of Perth, was destroyed as part of a 100,000-acre (405-square km) blaze that started on January 7, 2016.
PIA20363:
Effects of Devastating Australian Bushfires Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost historically active volcano.
PIA20239:
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 Earth Terra
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This image acquired on Jan. 17, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows major flooding along the Mississippi River, affecting Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee; flood warnings were issued for the area around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PIA20364:
Flooding on the Mississippi River Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Poyang Lake, which was once China's largest freshwater lake.
PIA20263:
Poyang Lake, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-29 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Beihai, a city in the south of Guangxi, People's republic of China.
PIA20421:
Beihai, Guanxi, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-02 Earth Terra
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In Dec. 2015, one of Nicaragua's largest volcanoes, Momotombo, erupted for the first time since 1905. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing large ash columns and pyroclasitc flows.
PIA20475:
Momotombo's Fury in Nicaragua Captured by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a cluster of villages known as Mawsynram in India, which is the current world record holder for the wettest place on earth.
PIA20437:
Mawsynram, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Earth Terra
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On March 21, 2016, Torrential rains in the mid-South of the United States in mid-March 2016 produced flooding throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20533:
Persistent Flooding in Louisiana Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a perspective view, looking toward the Aso volcanic caldera, which indicates the epicenter with a red star.
PIA20591:
NASA Satellite Shows Site of Devastating Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals signs of life in New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu Volcano which has been on a level 1 volcanic alert for some time, indicating minor volcanic unrest.
PIA20665:
Signs of Life in Mighty New Zealand Volcano seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-10 Earth Terra
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The city of Nome lies on the southern Seward Peninsula coast of Alaska, on the Bering Sea, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20610:
Nome, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Earth Terra
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The wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray in May 13, 2016 and forced the evacuation of an additional 12,000 residents in the area is seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20586:
Devastating Fort McMurray Wildfire in Canada seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Earth Terra
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Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy, is Europe's most active volcano. In mid-May 2016, Mt. Etna put on a display of lava fountaining, ash clouds and lava flows. Three of the four summit craters were active. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 26, 2016.
PIA14456:
Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows St. Matthew Island, a remote island in the Bering Sea in Alaska.
PIA20622:
St. Matthew Island, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-22 Earth Terra
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The Sherpa fire, seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, in Santa Barbara County, CA has burned over 12 square miles since it started on June 15, 2016. Smoke from the fire reached Los Angeles on the weekend.
PIA20734:
Major Wildfire Near Santa Barbara seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-01 Earth Terra
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The Erskine wildfire, northeast of Bakersfield, California, is the state's largest to date in 2016. After starting on June 23, the fire has consumed 47,000 acres. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20741:
Impact of Destructive California Wildfire Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Rostov-on-Don, a Russian City on the Don River, 32 kilometers from the Sea of Azov.
PIA20776:
Rostov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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Clew Bay is in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It contains Ireland's best example of sunken glacial drumlins. This image was acquired May 31, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18670:
Clew Bay, Ireland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-09 Earth Terra
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The Soberanes fire, in Central California near Big Sur, had grown to more than 67,000 acres when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Aug. 6, 2016.
PIA20725:
Growing Wildfire Near Big Sur, California Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Chuquicamata, in Chile's Atacama Desert, which is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, by excavated volume.
PIA20973:
Chiquicamata Mine, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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In San Bernardino County, California, the Blue Cut fire burned ferociously for one week starting Aug. 16, 2016. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Sept. 3, 2016. Healthy vegetation is depicted in red, with burnt areas in shades of black.
PIA20899:
Extent of California Blue Cut Fire Devastation Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), a radio telescope in China’s Guizhou Province.
PIA20986:
Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-16 Earth Terra
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The first Norse settlement of Greenland was at Brattahlid (now Qassiarsuk), as shown in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20996:
Qassiarsuk, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Day fire in Ventura County in Southern California in 2006.
PIA08790:
Day Fire in Ventura County
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-30 Earth Terra
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One of the most volcanically active regions of the world is the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, Russia. It is not uncommon for several volcanoes to be erupting at the same time. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on April 26, 2007
PIA09334:
Volcanic Eruptions in Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-04 Earth Terra
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On the night of March 25, 2008, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured these thermal infrared images of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Kilauea was active at two locations.
PIA10365:
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Belches a Toxic Brew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This full-frame image, acquired August 30, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, covers an area of 60 by 60 km in the Salmon River Mountains, Idaho.
PIA11088:
Idaho Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image from of Mt. Vesuvius Italy was acquired September 26, 2000, and covers an area of 36 by 45 km. Vesuvius overlooks the city of Naples and the Bay of Naples in central Italy.
PIA11090:
Escondida Mine, Chile
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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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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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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 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 2008-10-16 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 2009-02-18 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 2009-06-29 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
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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 2010-04-09 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
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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 2010-05-26 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.
PIA13165:
NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta's Mouth
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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 2010-11-18 Earth Terra
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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 2011-01-24 Earth Terra
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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 2011-02-24 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 23, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region on New Zealand's South Island; this region was rocked by a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake.
PIA13882:
NASA Spacecraft Images Region Devastated by New Zealand Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-06 Earth Terra
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From April 25-28, 2011, one of the largest outbreaks of tornadoes ever recorded ripped across the Southern, Midwestern and Eastern United States. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the scar the tornado left across Birmingham, Alabama.
PIA14143:
ASTER Images Aftermath of U.S. Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-29 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows unusually heavy rains over the upper Mekong River in Laos and Thailand that led to severe flooding in Cambodia in mid-August 2011. The city of Phnom Penh is at the bottom center of the image.
PIA14765:
NASA Spacecraft Images Cambodian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Jhudo, Pakistan, and surrounding countryside on Sept. 24, 2011. Torrential monsoon rains in south Asia have displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in India, Pakistan and Thailand.
PIA14792:
NASA Spacecraft Images Severe Flooding in South Asia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-17 Earth Terra
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Sometimes called 'The Gathering Place,' Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. This image was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft. A flyover was created by draping ASTER image data acquired January 13, 2010.
PIA14898:
NASA Flyover of Oahu, Hawaii Animation Icon
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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 2015-07-20 Earth Terra
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Lake Mead supplies water for Arizona, California, Mexico, and other western states. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water level fell to 1075 feet, a record low.
PIA19731:
Lake Mead and Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that Egypt has greatly expanded its aquaculture industry along the northeast coast of the Nile Delta compared to 1987.
PIA20216:
Nile Delta Fisheries, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Urmia, a saline lake in northwestern Iran.
PIA20637:
Lake Urmia, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-10 Earth Terra
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Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows like many cities in Africa, it has seen phenomenal growth in the last 50 years.
PIA20804:
Lilongwe, Malawi
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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.
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
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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 and the Aeolian Islands are the focus of this perspective view from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The image is looking south with the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in the foreground and Etna with its dark lava flows on the skyline.
PIA03370:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy & the Aeolian Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.
PIA06671:
Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
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This still from an animation shows, in exaggerated terms, how the surface of the southern Central Valley of California deformed from the period 2007 to 2011.
PIA16293:
InSAR Measurements of Subsidence in California's Central Valley (June 2007--December 2010) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Envisat
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This radar image from ESA's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13975:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake (Google Overlay)
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This radar image, called a coseismic interferogram, using satellite data from the European Space Agency's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13976:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake
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Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake devastated the small city of Bam in southeast Iran on December 26, 2003. The two images from ESA's Envisat show similar measures of the radar interferometric correlation in grayscale on the left and in false colors on the right.
PIA06311:
Bam, Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth AVIRIS
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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California
PIA19361:
NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
PIA20717:
California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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This image from NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument (AVIRIS) was collected on May 17, 2010, over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster. In the image, crude oil on the surface appears orange to brown.
PIA13167:
NASA's AVIRIS Aids in Gulf Oil Spill Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
PIA20716:
A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This is a combined radar and topography image of an area along the Missouri River that experienced severe flooding and levee failure in the summer of 1993.
PIA01806:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River - TOPSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03510:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This comparison image, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) November, 1996 and September, 2000, shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03513:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillipines - Comparison of November, 1996 and September, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Hariharalaya, the ancient 9th Century A.D. capitol of the Khmer in Cambodia in the upper center portion.
PIA03869:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Hariharalaya, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows the western end of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02853:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows most of the northern coast of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02854:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, shows the Altamaha River Delta in the Georgia Sea Islands.
PIA03157:
Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03507:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03508:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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This image is a shaded relief mosaic of Umnak Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03509:
Shaded Relief Mosaic of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03511:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR), shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03512:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillippines - Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, is of Cambodia's Angkor region revealing a temple (upper-right) not depicted on early 19th Century French archeological survey maps and American topographic maps.
PIA03866:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Sman Teng, Temple, Cambodia
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows the Old Khmer Road (Inrdratataka-Bakheng causeway) in Cambodia.
PIA03867:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Old Khmer Road, Cambodia
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Lovea, Cambodia.
PIA03868:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Lovea, Cambodia
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia.
PIA03870:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia.
PIA03871:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-25 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This sequence of three images in northern Colorado, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Fraser, Colorado, before snowfall, the morning after snow, and after the snow melted.
PIA04266:
Fraser, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01498:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Topex/Poseidon Shows Unusual Pacific, November 29, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01525:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña Weakening, January 17, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Earth Jason-1
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In September 2006, NASA satellite data indicated that El Niño had returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean, although it was relatively weak.
PIA01939:
Jason Satellite Observes Mild El Nino in 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-31 Earth Jason-1
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Warming water and melting land ice have raised global mean sea level 4.5 centimeters (1.7 inches) from 1993 to 2008. But the rise is by no means uniform.
PIA11002:
Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:
Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008

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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Jason-1
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This is the first global map of ocean surface topography produced with data from the new interleaved tandem mission of NASA's Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellites.
PIA11859:
First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The northern portion of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current, shown in red, appears about to detach a large ring of current, creating a separate eddy. An eddy is a large, warm, clockwise-spinning vortex of water -- the ocean's version of a cyclone.
PIA13155:
Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
OSTM/Jason-2
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
PIA16787:
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-06 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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After dominating the tropical Pacific Ocean for more than two years, the 1998-2000 La Niña 'cool pool' is continuing its slow fade and seems to be retiring from the climate stage, according to satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA02935:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Strong, Long-lasting La Niña Just Fading Away, June 19, 2000
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Caribbean Sea, with the Florida peninsula on the upper right, is based on altimeter data from three satellites including NASA's Jason-1.
PIA03055:
Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-07 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Like fall and winter of 2000, this year NASA's Topex/Poseidon satellite data shows that the Pacific ocean continues to be dominated by the strong Pacific Decadal Oscillation, which is larger than the El Niño/La Niña pattern.
PIA03460:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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The Pacific Ocean doesn't show signs of anything that looks like the whopper El Niño of 1997-1998, according to the latest information from NASA's U.S.-French ocean-observing satellite Topex/Poseidon.
PIA03850:
Pacific Ocean in Holding Pattern for El Niño
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Jason-1
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The latest image from NASA's Jason oceanography satellite, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending December 2, 2002, shows the Pacific dominated by two significant areas of higher-than-normal sealevel (warmer ocean temperatures).
PIA03889:
El Niño Continues to Grow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-16 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending November 15, 2004.
PIA05078:
El Nino: Pumping Up or Fizzling Out?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06428:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06427:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Jason-1
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Sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending July 27, 2004, show weaker than normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered an eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA06751:
Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niño Yet
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