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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif., on Jul. 17, 2013. Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean can been seen to the left and the Salton Sea is the dark feature in the right center of the image.
PIA17383:
NASA's MISR Instrument Captures View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's MISR instrument onbard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a stereo view of Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif. in July, 2013.
PIA17384:
NASA's MISR Instrument Captures Stereo View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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This visible image of California's Rim Fire was acquired Aug. 23, 2013 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft, showing extensive, brownish smoke.
PIA17429:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Eyes Smoke Plumes from Massive Rim Fire Near Yosemite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a 121-by-165-mile (194-by-266 kilometer) portion of California's Rim fire where the smoke is the thickest.
PIA17428:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Measures Height of California Rim Fire Smoke Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Blue Mountains to the west and north of Sydney, A mild winter and an extremely hot September in Australia have led to an early start to the fire season.
PIA17577:
MISR Stereo Imagery of Blue Mountain Fires in New South Wales, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra satellite passed over Glendora, Calif., where a large wildfire has claimed several homes, causing mandatory evacuations and prompting an air quality alert by public health officials.
PIA17883:
NASA Spacecraft Sees Dispersion of Smoke and Ash Across LA Basin from Colby Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica around Oct. 27, 2013, just days before iceberg B-31 broke completely free. B-31 is finally moving away from the coast, with open water between the iceberg and the glacier.
PIA17694:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, MISR Multi-angle Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
PIA19475:
NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
MODIS
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Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
PIA17052:
Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
MODIS
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On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.
PIA13046:
NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth Aqua
Terra
MODIS
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Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17284:
Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
MODIS
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Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.
PIA18034:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
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This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.
PIA18035:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-29 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA18097:
Hurricane Amanda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17053:
MODIS Satellite See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-02 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.
PIA18795:
2013 Yosemite Fire Assessed by NASA Satellite Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
PIA01165:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
PIA00823:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Moisture in the Atmosphere, February 22, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Earth Terra
MLS
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This series of six images shows the evolution of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the 1998 El Niño condition.
PIA00824:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Moisture in the Atmosphere, January and February, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-30 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows atmospheric water vapor in Earth's upper troposphere, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface, as measured by NASA's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument flying aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.
PIA01052:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - Water Vapor Measurement, October, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
MLS
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This series of six images shows the movement of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the formation of the 1997 El Niño condition.
PIA01166:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - February thru December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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In mid-March 2011, NASA's Aura spacecraft observed ozone in Earth's stratosphere -- low ozone amounts are shown in purple and grey colors, large amounts of chlorine monoxide are shown in dark blue colors.
PIA14824:
Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth Aura
MLS
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NASA's Aura spacecraft sees El Niño's effects on the atmosphere. An El Niño is characterized by an abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
PIA12961:
NASA's Aura Sees El Niño's Effects on the Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This image from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the relationship between nitrous oxide levels and ozone loss, 2004-2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07994:
Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements Depicting the Relationship Between Nitrous Oxide Levels and Ozone Loss, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This still from an animation created from data from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the complex interaction of chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone during the 2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07255:
Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Animation Illustrating the Interaction Between Temperatures and Chemicals Involved in Ozone Destruction, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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These data maps from the Microwave Limb Sounder on NASA's Aura spacecraft depict levels of hydrogen chloride, chlorine monoxide, and ozone at an altitude of approximately 19 km (490,000 ft) on selected days during the 2004-05 Arctic winter.
PIA07252:
Aura's Microwave Limb Sounder Estimates of Ozone Loss, 2004/2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS)
MLS
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This image displays wind measurements taken by the satellite-borne NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) during the last 10 days of May 1997, showing the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere at the onset of the 1997-98 El Niño condition.
PIA01452:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - 1997 Research Data Reveal Clues about El Niño's Influence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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Mars Particle and Terrestrial Soil, Compared Microscopically
PIA11206:
Mars Particle and Terrestrial Soil, Compared Microscopically
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth Departure Movie
PIA10120:
Earth Departure Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Galapagos Islands Image
PIA10121:
Galapagos Islands Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Twins Image
PIA10122:
Twins Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
PIA13474:
Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Looking Back at Us
PIA17388:
Looking Back at Us
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Home
PIA17540:
Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The two bodies in this portion of an evening-sky view by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are Earth and Earth's moon. The rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) imaged them in the twilight sky of Curiosity's 529th Martian day, or sol (Jan. 31, 2014).
PIA17935:
Curiosity Mars Rover's First Image of Earth and Earth's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth.
PIA17936:
Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.
PIA04530:
Earth and Jupiter as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, & Mercury do when viewed from Earth
PIA04531:
Earth and Moon as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At the time, Mars and the orbiting camera were 139 million kilometers (86 million miles) from Earth and almost 1 billion kilometers (nearly 600 million miles) from Jupiter.
PIA04529:
Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of terrestrial rocks was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13583:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This close-up view of a stone found in San Diego was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13584:
Test Close-Up of Earth Cobble by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This stereo view of terrestrial rocks combines two images taken by a testing twin of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13585:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the NASA spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of color and ultraviolet images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04159:
Calibration Image of Earth by Mars Color Imager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-15 Earth Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Americas from the Moon
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Americas from the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth LIDAR
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These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.
PIA19360:
Before-and-After LIDAR Images from 2014 King Fire in El Dorado National Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows a UAVSAR interferogram swath overlaid atop a Google Earth image. New NASA airborne radar images show the continuing deformation in Earth's surface resulting from the magnitude 7.2 temblor in Baja California on April 4, 2010.
PIA13314:
NASA Radar Images Show Continued Deformation from Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California in 2010.
PIA13380:
NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California and parts of the American Southwest on April 4, 2010.
PIA13902:
NASA Radar Captures Earth Deformation from 2010 Baja Calif. Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) captured this false-color composite image of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the surrounding region on Jan. 27, 2010.
PIA12503:
NASA Airborne Radar Captures Its First Images of Post-Quake Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around Québec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
PIA12189:
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color composite image from NASA's UAVSAR taken on June 23, 2010, shows the southern Louisiana coastline, covering the area around Grande Isle and the entrance to Barataria Bay.
PIA13233:
UAVSAR Maps the Gulf Coast Oil Spill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color, oblique perspective image of the Slumgullion landslide in southwestern Colorado depicting its surface motion was created by data acquired by NASA's UAVSAR between two airplane flights in August 2011.
PIA16059:
NASA's UAVSAR Images Colorado's Slumgullion Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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On March 17, 2013, NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) acquired synthetic aperture radar data over the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.
PIA16942:
NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft To Study Volcanoes and Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Colombia's Galeras Volcano, was acquired by UAVSAR on March 13, 2013. A highly active volcano, Galeras features a breached caldera and an active cone that produces numerous small to moderate explosive eruptions.
PIA16943:
UAVSAR Acquires False-Color Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-06 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Analyses by NASA's UAVSAR radar performed after the Bayou Corne, La., sinkhole formed, show it was able to detect precursory ground surface movement of up to 10.2 inches (260 millimeters) more than a month before the sinkhole collapsed in Aug. 2012.
PIA18040:
NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-31 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
PIA18041:
NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Peru's Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA's UAVSAR. Located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the city of Arequipa, Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano.
PIA18049:
UAVSAR image of Ubinas Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR studies ground deformation after a magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake on August 24, 2014.
PIA18801:
NASA's UAVSAR Studies Ground Deformation from Napa California Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This is an image showing part of Isla Isabella in the western Galapagos Islands. It was taken by the L-band radar in HH polarization from the Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar on the 40th orbit of NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA00499:
Radar Image of Galapagos Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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These images show two views of a region of south-central Egypt. On the left is an optical image from NASA's Landsat Thematic Mapper, and on the right is a radar image from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA00737:
Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image covers a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00821:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.25 MB)     JPEG (1.739 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows a close up view of a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00822:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits (close-up)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the dramatic landscape in the Phang Hoei Range of north central Thailand, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the city of Lom Sak.
PIA01235:
North Central Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the area of Death Valley, California and the different surface types in the area. Radar is sensitive to surface roughness with rough areas showing up brighter than smooth areas, which appear dark.
PIA01349:
Color Image of Death Valley, California from SIR-C
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-26 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from NASA's Grace animation illustrates the highs and lows of combined land water storage (includes snow, soil moisture, and surface water) over the continental United States.
PIA14268:
GRACE Land Water Storage Monthly Changes over the United States, 2003 – Early 2013 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Groundwater storage trends around the United States as measured by the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites between 2003 and 2012.
PIA16840:
GRACE Measures Groundwater Changes Across the U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-27 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Americas.
PIA12132:
Global Gravity: North and South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-02 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-17 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.
PIA12146:
GRACE Global Gravity Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across Africa and Europe.
PIA12104:
Global Gravity: Africa and Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This figure shows the effect of the December 2004 great Sumatra earthquake on the Earth’s gravity field as observed by NASA's GRACE.
PIA03625:
Earthquake Signal Visible in GRACE Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This image is from data taken by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment showing the Amazon basin in South America. The amount of water stored in the Amazon basin varies from month to month.
Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA13243:
Measuring Water Storage in the Amazon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This trio of images depicts satellite observations of declining water storage in California as seen by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites in June 2002 (left), June 2008 (center) and June 2014 (right).
PIA18816:
NASA's GRACE Sees a Drying California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-21 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Gravity is the force that is responsible for the weight of an object and is determined by how the material that makes up the Earth is distributed throughout the Earth.
PIA04652:
New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Earth Juno
JunoCam
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On Oct. 9, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth, using our home planet's gravity to get the final boost it needed to reach Jupiter. The JunoCam instrument captured this monochrome view of Earth.
PIA17542:
Earth from Juno
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JunoCam
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This image of Earth (at left) and the moon (at right) was taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft as part of a checkout of the probe's instruments following launch.
PIA18427:
Juno's Post-launch view of Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-23 Earth Global Rain Forest Mapping Project (GRFM)
JERS-1 SAR
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This is an image of equatorial Africa, centered on the equator at longitude 15degrees east. This image is a mosaic of almost 4,000 separate images obtained in 1996 by NASA's L-band imaging radar onboard the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite.
PIA01348:
Radar Mosaic of Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring.
PIA17897:
ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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Launched Sept. 21, 2014, to the International Space Station, NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the International Space Station-RapidScat scatterometer to measure global ocean near-surface wind speeds and directions.
PIA18824:
NASA's New RapidScat Breezes Into Operation Aboard Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat ocean wind scatterometer viewed Hurricane Ana as it approached Hawaii. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2014, RapidScat observed Ana seven times. This frame is from a movie containing multiple days of observation.
PIA18834:
Hurricane Ana Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.
PIA18059:
NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk
PIA03032:
New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings MESSENGER
Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
MDIS - Wide Angle
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These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013.
PIA17038:
Two Views of Home
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Cassini casts powerful eyes on our home planet, and captures Earth, a pale blue orb -- and a faint suggestion of our moon -- among the glories of the Saturn system.
PIA08324:
Pale Blue Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Earth Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini casts powerful eyes on our home planet, and captures Earth, a pale blue orb, and a faint suggestion of our moon, among the glories of the Saturn system in this image taken Sept. 15, 2006.
PIA08323:
Pale Blue Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.
PIA17171:
The Day the Earth Smiled: Sneak Preview
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. The image has been magnified five times.
PIA17170:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth -- Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013.
PIA14949:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed Copahue volcano, a 2965 meter high volcano on the Chile-Argentina border, on Jun. 4, 2013. Having recently displayed signs of unrest, the volcano is under close scrutiny by local volcanologists.
PIA17234:
NASA's Earth Observing-1 Keeps Watchful Eye on South American Volcano Copahue
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Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) imaged Eyjafjallajökull and identified the extent of a lava flow extending northwards from the main eruption vent. This lava flow is slowly carving its way north through the ice cap.
PIA13098:
Iceland Volcano Puffs Ash as Lava Flow Cuts Through Eyjafjallajökull Icecap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On Saturday, April 17, 2010, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this pair of images of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the left, new black ash deposits are visible on the ground.
PIA13048:
NASA Satellite Eyes Iceland Volcano Cauldron
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007.
PIA10244:
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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 This image comes from observations of Horowitz crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14475:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Horowitz Crater (Eight-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Earth GOME-2
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JPL-led study shows bromine explosion on March 13, 2008 across the western Northwest Territories in Canada looking toward the Mackenzie Mountains at the horizon, which prevented the bromine from crossing over into Alaska.
PIA13960:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Northwest Territories)
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