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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This three-frequency space radar image shows the city of Samara, Russia in pink and light green right of center. Samara is at the junction of the Volga and Samara Rivers approximately 800 kilometers (500 miles) southeast of Moscow.
PIA01823:
Space Radar Image of Samara, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
X-Band Radar
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This is an X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar image spanning an area of about 20 kilometers by 40 kilometers (12 miles by 25 miles) of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
PIA01756:
Space Radar Image of Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
X-Band Radar
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This X-band image of the volcano Kilauea was taken on October 4, 1994, by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar.
PIA01763:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii - Interferometry 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-26 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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In mid-November 2013, extratropical cyclone Cleopatra brought devastating flooding to the Italian island of Sardinia as shown by the COSMO-SkyMed satellite.
PIA17738:
NASA Produces Map to Aid in Italian Flood Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Earth ARIA
X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar
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This image, is of Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, which struck the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013.
PIA17687:
NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.657 MB)     JPEG (212.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-04 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Napa county northeast of San Francisco, California, on Aug. 24, 2014. NASA satellite data reveal ground defomation.
PIA18798:
NASA Analyses of Global Positioning System Data and Italian Radar Satellite Data Reveal Napa Quake Ground Deformation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.14 MB)     JPEG (554.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Earth ARIA
X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image using COSMO-SkyMed radar data, depicts the relative deformation of Earth's surface at Kilauea between Feb. 11, 2011 and March 7, 2011 (two days following the start of the current eruption).
PIA13910:
INSAR Images Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.977 MB)     JPEG (732.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-01 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA13911:
NASA-Generated Damage Map to Assist with 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake Disaster Response
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.396 MB)     JPEG (349.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
Waves
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During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.
PIA17744:
Juno Detects a Ham Radio "HI" from Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-30 Earth Suomi NPP
VIIRS
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Behold one of the more stunningly detailed images of the Earth yet created. This Blue Marble Earth montage, created from photographs taken by the VIIRS instrument on board the Suomi NPP satellite, shows many stunning details of our home planet.
PIA18033:
Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-13 Sol (our sun) Voyager
VG ISS - Wide Angle
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This color image of the sun, Earth and Venus was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft Feb. 14, 1990, when it was approximately 32 degrees above the plane of the ecliptic and at a slant-range distance of approximately 4 billion miles.
PIA00450:
Solar System Portrait - View of the Sun, Earth and Venus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-13 Sol (our sun) Voyager
VG ISS - Wide Angle
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The cameras of Voyager 1 on Feb. 14, 1990, pointed back toward the sun and took a series of pictures of the sun and the planets, making the first ever 'portrait' of our solar system as seen from the outside.
PIA00451:
Solar System Portrait - 60 Frame Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-12 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed 'Pale Blue Dot', is a part of the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by NASA’s Voyager 1.
PIA00452:
Solar System Portrait - Earth as 'Pale Blue Dot'
Full Resolution:     TIFF (698 kB)     JPEG (30.18 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-13 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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These six narrow-angle color images were made from the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by NASA’s Voyager 1, which was more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic.
PIA00453:
Solar System Portrait - Views of 6 Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-15 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon -- the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft -- was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA01967:
Crescent-shaped Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-10 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image of the Earth is one of 60 frames taken by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft on Feb. 14, 1990 from a distance of approximately 4 billion miles and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane.
PIA02228:
Solar System Portrait - Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Earth Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida where it was propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket.
PIA01480:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-12 Earth DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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During its flight and lunar orbit, NASA’s Clementine spacecraft returned images of the planet Earth and the Moon.
PIA00432:
Clementine Images of Earth and Moon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.272 MB)     JPEG (132.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
TES
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This frame from an animation depicts the distribution of O3 and CO in the atmosphere over North America. This visualization is based on data acquired by NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES).
PIA15006:
O3 and CO Transects over North America Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
TES
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This frame from a time series, from one year of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) measurements, shows how powerful the TES data are for understanding emissions, chemistry, and transport in the troposphere.
PIA15005:
Annual Variation in Global CO and O3 Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.876 MB)     JPEG (70.63 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 Earth Aura
TES
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This vertical profile view from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura satellite depicts the distribution of water vapor molecules over Earth's tropics across one transect of the satellite's orbit on January 6, 2006.
PIA12170:
A NASA Space Sleuth Hunts the Trail of Earth's Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-26 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) acquired these images of the Earth using its visible and infrared cameras as it left the Earth.
PIA00558:
2001 Mars Odyssey Images Earth (Visible and Infrared)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-01 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft took this portrait of the Earth and its companion Moon. It was taken at a distance of 3,563,735 kilometers (more than 2 million miles) on April 19, 2001 as the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft left the Earth.
PIA00559:
The Earth and Moon As Seen by 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Landsat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Thematic Mapper (TM)
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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck a sparsely inhabited area of southeast Iran on March 14, 1998, at 11:10 p.m. local time.
PIA06310:
Shahdad, Southeast Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Silent Earthquake, Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.672 MB)     JPEG (367.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-18 Earth Seasat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This Seasat synthetic aperture radar image from Aug. 27, 1978, shows the Massachusetts coast from Nantucket Island in the south past Cape Cod and Boston to Cape Ann in the north.
PIA18137:
NASA's Seasat Satellite Shows Massachusetts Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This frame from an animation depicts variations in surface elevation resulting from the discharge and recharge of groundwater basins in Southern California.
PIA13202:
Southern California INSAR Time Series Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This animation depicts a time-series of ground deformation at Mount Etna Volcano between 1992 and 2001. The deformation results from changes in the volume of a shallow chamber centered approximately 5 km (3 miles) below sea level.
PIA13201:
Mount Etna InSAR Time Series Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
Star Tracker
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This frame from a movie was captured by a star tracker camera on NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft. It was taken over several days as Juno approached Earth for a close flyby that would send the spacecraft onward to the giant planet.
PIA17748:
Juno's Approach to the Earth-Moon System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-22 Earth SPIDER
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Prior to launch, the team laid out the parachute and hang lines in front of SPIDER, seen in the distance. The long-duration balloon that would carry SPIDER into the sky is attached to the end of the parachute shown here in the foreground.
PIA19177:
SPIDER Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Alpine fault runs parallel to, and just inland of, much of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. This view was created from the near-global digital elevation model produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06661:
Alpine Fault, New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Davenport Ranges of central Australia have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth, founded on the belief that the interior of Australia has been tectonically stable for at least 700 million years.
PIA06663:
Davenport Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea (top to bottom) are Polynesian Islands about 220 kilometers (135 miles) west-northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific.
PIA06660:
Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea, French Polynesia, Landsat and SIR-C Images Compared to SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Australia is the only continent without any current volcanic activity, but it hosts one of the world's largest extinct volcanoes, the Tweed Volcano. Rock dating methods indicate that eruptions here lasted about three million years.
PIA06664:
Tweed Extinct Volcano, Australia, Stereo Pair of SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by Galileo at about 6:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.3 million miles from the planet during the first of two Earth flybys on its way to Jupiter.
PIA00114:
Earth - South America (First Frame of Earth Spin Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of the Ross Ice Shelf , Antarctica was taken NASA's Galileo camera about 6:20 p.m. PST on December 8, 1990.
PIA00074:
Antarctica - Ross Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in Dec. 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth. Africa stretches from the center to the top of the picture with the Arabian Peninsula off to its right.
PIA00076:
Earth - Full Disk View of Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Simpson Desert in Australia was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft at about 2:30 p.m. PST, Dec. 8, 1990, at a range of more than 35,000 miles.
PIA00115:
Earth - Simpson Desert, Central Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This false color image of the Eastern Coast of Australia was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft at about 3:00 p.m. PST, Dec. 8, 1990, at a range of more than 35,000 miles.
PIA00121:
Earth - Eastern Australia Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth.
PIA00122:
Earth - India and Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft early Dec. 12, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.6 million miles from the Earth.
PIA00123:
Earth - Pacific Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula was taken from an altitude of about 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on December 9, 1992, as it left Earth en route to Jupiter.
PIA00127:
Earth - Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.878 MB)     JPEG (94.22 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-05 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This false-color mosaic of the central part of the Andes mountains of South America (70 degrees w. longitude, 19 degrees s. latitude) is made up of 42 images acquired by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft from an altitude of about 25,000 kilometers (15,000 miles).
PIA00133:
Earth - False Color Mosaic of the Andes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (49.61 MB)     JPEG (2.406 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Earth Moon Conjuntion image created during Galileo's second flyby
PIA00134:
Earth - Moon Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This near-infrared photograph of the Earth was taken by the Galileo spacecraft at 6:07 a.m. PST on Dec. 11, 1990, at a range of about 1.32 million miles. South America is prominent near the center.
PIA00226:
Global View of Earth in the Near-Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-07 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Galileo Resolutions: Ganymede and the San Francisco Bay Area
PIA00722:
Galileo Resolutions: Ganymede and the San Francisco Bay Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During its flight, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Earth and Moon. Separate images of the Earth and Moon were combined to generate this view.
PIA00342:
The Earth & Moon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.005 MB)     JPEG (262.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Global images of Earth from NASA's Galileo orbiter on December 11, 1999. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe.
PIA00728:
Global Images of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Two sets of laser pulses transmitted from Earth to a spacecraft over a distance of 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles) in a communications experiment are shown in this long-exposure image made by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft's imaging system.
PIA00230:
Galileo Optical Experiment (GOPEX)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on December 11 as it departed on its 3-year flight to Jupiter, about 2 1/2 days after the second Earth flyby.
PIA00232:
Earth - Departing Image by Galileo
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-07 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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The San Andreas Fault and a Strike-slip Fault on Europa
PIA01645:
The San Andreas Fault and a Strike-slip Fault on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the Earth shows a wonderfully unique but physically impossible view of the southern hemisphere and Antarctica. While a spacecraft could find itself directly over the Earth's pole, roughly half of the image should be in darkness!
PIA00729:
South Polar Projection of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-01 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarctica, is a mosaic of 11 images taken during a ten-minute period near 5:45 p.m. PST Dec. 8, 1990, by NASA’s Galileo's imaging system.
PIA00116:
Earth - Antarctica Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-09 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of Antarctica is one part of a mosaic of pictures covering the entire Antarctic continent taken during the hours following NASA's Galileo's historic first encounter with its home planet.
PIA00117:
Earth - Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Earth Space Shuttle
SIR-C/X-SAR
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These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
PIA16179:
Nile River in Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Wildfires are a recurring natural hazard faced by Californians. In Santa Barbara County, a wildfire, called the Jesusita fire, ignited on May 5, 2009 in the Cathedral Peak area northwest of Mission Canyon.
PIA12006:
Disaster Management: Rapid Dry-Up of Rainwater on Land Surface Leading to the Santa Barbara Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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As super Typhoon Bilis, equal in strength to a category 5 hurricane, bore down on Taiwan, these images from August 21, 2000, show the massive storm's most devastating components: rain and wind.
PIA01047:
Typhoon Bilis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-05 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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As super Typhoon Bilis, equal in strength to a category 5 hurricane, bore down on Taiwan, these images from August 21, 2000, show the massive storm's most devastating components: rain and wind.
PIA01048:
Typhoon Bilis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image shows wind speeds and direction in the Pacific Ocean on August 1, 1999, gathered by NASA's Seawinds radar instrument flying onboard NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA01346:
Pacific Ocean Surface Winds from QuikScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image shows wind speeds and direction in the Atlantic Ocean on August 1, 1999, gathered by NASA's Seawinds radar instrument flying onboard NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA01347:
Atlantic Ocean Surface Winds from QuikScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite instrument kept an eye on an iceberg the size of Rhode Island, the first time this space technology had been used to track a potential threat to international shipping.
PIA02329:
SeaWinds Watches for Breakup of Giant Iceberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-16 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's SeaWinds radar instrument eyed the center of a massive hurricane -- Floyd -- as it ripped past Georgia and the Carolinas Wednesday afternoon, September 15, then marched toward a midnight strike at Cape Fear, North Carolina.
PIA02334:
SeaWinds Radar Stares Into The Eye Of Angry Hurricane Floyd
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-25 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument onboard NASA's new QuikScat ocean-viewing satellite captured this image of Hurricane Dora in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean on August 10, as it was blowing at speeds of nearly 40 meters per second (90 miles per hour).
PIA02404:
SeaWinds Radar Clocks Hurricane Dora's Wind Speeds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The distribution of ocean surface winds over the Atlantic Ocean, based on September 1999 data from NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite, shows wind direction, superimposed on the color image indicating wind speed.
PIA02455:
SeaWinds Global Coverage with Detail of Hurricane Floyd
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The figure demonstrates of the capability of the SeaWinds instrument on NASA's QuikScat satellite in monitoring both sea ice and ocean surface wind, thus helping to further our knowledge in wind-ice interaction and its effect on climate change.
PIA02456:
SeaWinds Wind-Ice Interaction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite shows winds are blocked by an island mountain barrier on South Georgia Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean in the year 2000.
PIA02457:
SeaWinds - South Georgia Island
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SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds scatterometer on NASA's QuikScat satellite makes global radar measurements day and night, in clear sky and through clouds. Greenland and the polar ice cap are shown here on September 20, 1999.
PIA02458:
SeaWinds - Oceans, Land, Polar Regions
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SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The frequent coverage provided by NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite in 1999 provided unprecedented capability to monitor daily and seasonal changes in the key melt zones of Greenland.
PIA02459:
SeaWinds - Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
PIA03892:
Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-13 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument on NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) spacecraft captured these near-real-time backscatter images of melting on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea between October 27 (left) and October 29 (right).
PIA03894:
QuikScat Captures an Early Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-24 Earth SeaWinds
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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One of NASA's newest Earth-observing instruments, the SeaWinds scatterometer aboard Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Adeos) 2--now renamed Midori 2--has successfully transmitted its first radar data to our home planet.
PIA03896:
NASA's Newest SeaWinds Instrument Breezes Into Operation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image, produced from data collected by the SeaWinds scatterometer instrument onboard NASA's QuikScat mission reveals the details of the surface winds and rain in Typhoon Nanmadol as it moves westward.
PIA07100:
Typhoon Nanmadol
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikScat satellite collected the data used to create this colorful image of Cyclone Olaf churning in the South Pacific on February 16, 2005.
PIA07415:
Cyclones in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Typhoon Haitang is shown here churning steadily towards Taiwan and China. This image shows the storm's swirling wind patterns as observed by NASA's QuikScat satellite on July 14, 2005, at 19:19 UTC (14:19 Eastern Daylight Time).
PIA07968:
Super Typhoon Haitang
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SeaWinds Scatterometer
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When NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) captured this image on July 13, 2005, Emily was just a few hours away from becoming a hurricane.
PIA07969:
Hurricane Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Tropical Storm Katrina is shown here as observed by NASA's QuikScatsatellite on August 25, 2005, at 08:37 UTC (4:37 a.m. in Florida). At this time, the storm had 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour; 43 knots) sustained winds.
PIA07432:
Tropical Storm Katrina
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SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Nearly the whole of the Gulf of Mexico was churning with the powerful winds and rains of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005, when NASA's QuikScat satellite captured this image.
PIA04176:
Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Distribution Patterns of Land
Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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Distribution Patterns of Land Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The eye of Hurricane Wilma, a menacing Category 4 storm, approaches the northeastern tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in this October 21 image from NASA's QuikScat satellite, depicting relative wind speeds and direction.
PIA03056:
Wilma's Winds Whip Mexico's Yucatan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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A ferry carrying more than 600 passengers sank in the Java Sea between the island of Java and Borneo just before midnight on December 29, 2006, during high winds and rough seas.
PIA09110:
QuikScat Shows Rough Seas/Atmospheric Conditions at Time of Two Java Sea Disasters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-06 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat observed a rare tropical cyclone in the northern part of the Arabian Sea, threatening the petroleum shipping lanes and the Gulf States (e.g. Oman) that are unprepared for such an event.
PIA09600:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Observed by QuikSCAT
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite acquired this image of Category One Typhoon Fitow on Sept. 6, 2007, prior to the storm making landfall in Japan.
PIA09978:
NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The scope and extent of the strong Santa Ana wind event in Southern California the week of Oct. 21, 2007, is visible in this image from NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA10089:
NASA's QuikScat Maps Southern California's Destructive Santa Ana Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-11 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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There has been considerable interest in the recent state of Arctic sea ice for scientific research and for operational applications especially along the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage.
PIA11086:
Recent State of Arctic Sea Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-31 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
PIA19149:
Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18565:
RoboSimian Competes
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Limbed robot RoboSimian was developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, seen here with Brett Kennedy, supervisor of the JPL Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group, and Chuck Bergh, a senior engineer in JPL's Robotic Hardware Systems Group.
PIA18566:
RoboSimian and Friends
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18567:
RoboSimian's Inner Workings
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory carry RoboSimian, a robot developed at JPL, at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18568:
Carrying RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.
PIA19315:
AquaSimian Poster (Artist's Concept)
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This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.
PIA19314:
Surrogate Poster (Artist's Concept)
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This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.
PIA19313:
RoboSimian 'Disaster Relief' Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Robotics researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, stand with robots RoboSimian and Surrogate, both built at JPL.
PIA18793:
The JPL Team Behind RoboSimian and Surrogate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Surrogate, nicknamed 'Surge,' is a robot designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18792:
JPL's Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian is an ape-like robot that moves around on four limbs designed. It was designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18791:
RoboSimian Gets Ready for Competition
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RoboSimian and Surrogate are robots that were designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18790:
JPL's RoboSimian and Surrogate Robots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Using a cordless power drill, RoboSimian cuts a hole into a panel of drywall to complete one of the tasks in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19326:
RoboSimian Cuts Hole in Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Many members of Team RoboSimian and a few guests gather with competition hardware at a 'Meet the Robots' event during the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, California, on June 6, 2015.
PIA19329:
Team RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian exits its vehicle following a brief drive through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19324:
RoboSimian Exits Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian drives a four-wheeled vehicle through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19325:
RoboSimian Driving
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