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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 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in South America from 2002-2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20205:
Cumulative Total South America Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in North Africa and the Middle East from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20207:
Cumulative Total Middle East/North Africa Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the United States from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20204:
Cumulative Total U.S. Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.747 MB)     JPEG (1.212 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the South Asia from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20206:
Cumulative Total India Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-06 Earth Juno
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 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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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
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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 2015-10-23 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat passed over Hurricane Patricia at about 3:00 AM GMT on Oct. 23, 2015. A Hurricane Warning was in effect from San Blas to Punta San Telmo.
PIA20031:
Hurricane Patricia Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat's antenna, lower right, was pointed at Hurricane Patricia as the powerful storm approached Mexico on Oct. 23, 2015.
PIA20049:
RapidScat and Hurricane Patricia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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This image shows monthly average winds for November 2014 and 2015 near the ocean surface as observed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat on the International Space Station.
PIA20365:
NASA's RapidScat Observes El Niño Blowing in the Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-25 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that led to coastal flooding in southern New Jersey during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of the U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20366:
Winter Storm Winds in Southern New Jersey, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-28 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that created blizzard conditions and coastal flooding during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20372:
Winter Storm Winds on U.S. East Coast, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This illustration depicts synthetic aperature radar patterns of seismic deformations associated with a model earthquake on the San Francisco section of the San Andreas Fault (depicted in yellow).
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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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 2006-09-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
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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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 Alaskan North Slope looking south toward the Brooks Range at the horizon, which blocked the bromine from going further south into the Alaskan interior.
PIA13961:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Alaskan North Slope)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.214 MB)     JPEG (138.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Beam Wave Guide antennas at Goldstone, known as the 'Beam Waveguide Cluster.' They are located in an area at Goldstone called 'Apollo Valley.' The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17793:
Dawn in the Apollo Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Goldstone's 230-foot (70-m) antenna tracks under a full moon. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17792:
Goldstone 70-m Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Goldstone's 111.5-foot (34-meter) Beam Waveguide tracks a spacecraft as it comes into view. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17791:
Goldstone 34-meter Beam Waveguide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Late night in the desert: Goldstone's 230-foot (70-meter) antenna tracks spacecraft day and night. This photograph was taken on Jan. 11, 2012. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17790:
Goldstone 70-Meter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's Kidsat electronic still camera was requested by Buist Academy for the purpose of studying the coast of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.
PIA00547:
Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean Sea from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's KidSat spans the region of Venetia from the city of Venice, Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea north to the snow-capped Alps. Venice appears in the lower left part of the image, and the Alps appear in the lower right.
PIA00546:
Venice, Italy & the Alps from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.83 MB)     JPEG (1.483 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00950:
Mosaic image of fires in Indonesia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (49.22 MB)     JPEG (1.846 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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As the Space Shuttle Atlantis flew over the Indonesian archipelago on Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, middle school students across the country used NASA's Kidsat camera to photograph the fires and smoke that blanket the island of Sumatra.
PIA00951:
Smoke over Lake Toba, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This map corresponds to NASA's KidSat image MET 00215424 of the northern regions of Sumatra that was captured on Sept., 1997 during the Shuttle flight STS-86.
PIA00952:
Map of northern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00953:
Southern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00954:
Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00955:
Sumatra, Indonesia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.23 MB)     JPEG (1.144 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00956:
Kidsat image of Sumatra, Indonesia & map
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.7 MB)     JPEG (281.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures almost all of Quinghai, the largest lake in China. It is located in the Quinghai Province on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau.
PIA11061:
Frozen Lake Quinghai Nanshan, Northern China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.217 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Hawke's Bay, one of the 12 local government regions of eastern North Island, New Zealand. It includes larger cities, such as Hastings and Napier.
PIA11014:
North Island, New Zealand
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.303 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The impermanent waterways shown here from NASA's EarthKAM are part of Oued Irharrhar, which appear to be carrying sulfur (yellow) and iron (red) deposits. The city of Amguid is located on these waterways, and all lie in the Mouydir Mountains in Algeria.
PIA11015:
Algeria
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.659 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The light corner of the image from NASA's EarthKAM is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback.
PIA11016:
South Australia, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.711 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The Andes Mountains, part of the Southern Cordillera formed from subduction zone volcanism at the convergent boundary of the Nazca plate and the South American plate. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11017:
Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina near Chile Border
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.265 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan and east of the Khabarovski and Primorski Krai of the Russian Far East. With the Kuril Islands, it forms Sakhalin Province.
PIA11018:
Sakhalin Island, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.377 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This extraordinary image captures the meeting place of the deep waters of the Tongue of the Ocean and the much shallower, completely submerged Grand Bahama Bank. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11019:
Tongue of the Ocean and Grand Bahama Bank
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image of the Galapagos Islands captures two large shield volcanoes on Isla Isabella, the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11020:
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of the northern end of the Persian Gulf and the broad delta complex of the Tigris, Euphrates, Shatt al Arab, and Karun rivers has captured the arid-looking wetlands of northeast Kuwait (Bubiyan Island),
PIA11021:
The Persian Gulf and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The superb natural harbor at Lisbon is a commercially important European port handling much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain.
PIA11062:
Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image of the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula taken by NASA's EarthKAM on February 12, 2000. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Gulf of California to the east.
PIA11063:
Southern Tip of Baja California, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.229 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The distinctive curve of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the greater Boston urban area are very clear of the northeastern coast of the United States in this image from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11064:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.008 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image captures the beauty of a major alluvial fan in Tsinghai, a province located in Northwestern China. This archival image was taken from NASA's Space Shuttle in 1997 as part of its ISS EarthKAM mission.
PIA11067:
Alluvial fan in China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image from NASA's EarthKAM of the Rio Gurupi in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its delta. It is the only open sea delta in the Americas and has more than 70 islands of various sizes.
PIA11065:
Delta of the Gurupi, Maracacume, and Tiriacu Rivers, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This highly oblique image shot over northwestern part of the African continent captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere as seen by NASA's EarthKAM. You can see clouds and even the occasional thunderhead.
PIA11066:
Oblique Shot of Earth
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (460.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas.
PIA11068:
Atlantic (maybe Caribbean Sea) Ocean and Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (475.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows pivot irrigation near the city of As Sulayyil (Sulayel), Saudi Arabia. The edge of the Rub' al-Khali or Empty Quarter is visible in the southeast.
PIA11069:
Sand Dunes and Center-Pivot Irrigation in Saudi Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (886.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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Parts of the vast Ganges delta, in fact the world's largest, lie in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal, India as seen by NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11070:
Ganges River Delta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (852 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Work began on March 11, 2010 to replace a set of elevation bearings on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13561:
Replacing the Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex put into place a set of support legs to help hold up a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna' on May 4, 2010.
PIA13560:
Mars Antenna Gets Legs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex prepare a support leg that would help raise a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13559:
Prepping a Support Leg
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Deep Space Station 14
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As part of a major refurbishment for the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, a stringer box is lowered into place.
PIA13558:
Stringer Box Going In
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Deep Space Station 14
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A worker at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex radios to his colleagues that 12 jacks are ready to lift the upper section of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13557:
Jacking up the Antenna
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Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex check on a set of jacks used to raise the upper part of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13430:
Checking on the Jacks
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Deep Space Station 14
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On May 3, 2010, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex removed one of the large steel pads that help the giant 'Mars antenna' rotate sideways.
PIA13429:
Removing Pads from Antenna
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Deep Space Station 14
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This image, taken on March 22, 2010, shows the condition of grout that was replaced in the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone, Calif. complex.
PIA13564:
Out with the Old Grout
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Deep Space Station 14
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The giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex replaced four elevation bearings as part of a major refurbishment.
PIA13562:
Old Elevation Bearings
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Deep Space Station 14
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A major refurbishment of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California's Mojave Desert required workers to jack up millions of pounds of delicate scientific equipment.
PIA13563:
A Heavy-Duty Jack for a Giant Task
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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As the sun sets on July 8, 2010, workers prepare to pour new epoxy grout for the hydrostatic bearing assembly of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13270:
Mars Antenna Ready for Surgery
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., checks the evenness of sole plates installed on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13271:
Checking for Even Surfaces
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., pour in a new epoxy grout as the giant 'Mars antenna' undergoes major surgery. The grout is part of the hydrostatic bearing assembly, which enables the antenna to rotate horizontally.
PIA13272:
Pouring the New Grout
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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Night shot of the 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. The parabolic dish is 70m (230 ft.) in diameter. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes which comprise NASA's DSN.
PIA10953:
70m Antenna at Goldstone, California
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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Under the unflinching summer sun, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., use a crane to lift a runner segment that is part of major surgery on a giant, 70-meter-wide antenna.
PIA13321:
Lifting the Runners
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers in Goldstone, Calif., guide a new runner segment into the hydrostatic bearing assembly of a giant, 70-meter-wide (230-foot-wide) antenna that is a critical part of NASA's Deep Space Network.
PIA13320:
New Joints for a Workhorse Antenna
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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The giant, 70-meter-wide antenna at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., tracks a spacecraft on Nov. 17, 2009. This antenna, officially known as Deep Space Station 14, is also nicknamed the 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13277:
Tracks of a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-22 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.
PIA17413:
NASA's CloudSat Eyes Powerful Typhoon Utor
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.
PIA13340:
NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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NASA's CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar captured a profile across Tropical Storm Andrea on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, near the South Carolina/Georgia/Florida Atlantic coast.
PIA09379:
CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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The image of Tropical Cyclone Gonu in the upper panel was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on June 5, 2007, at approximately 20:20 UTC.
PIA09601:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Viewed by CloudSat
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat first image, of a warm front storm over the Norwegian Sea, was obtained on May 20, 2006.
PIA08517:
CloudSat First Image of a Warm Front Storm Over the Norwegian Sea
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat image of a horizontal cross-section of tropical clouds and thunderstorms over east Africa.
PIA08519:
CloudSat Image of Tropical Thunderstorms Over Africa
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat image of a horizontal cross-section of a polar night storm near Antarctica.
PIA08518:
CloudSat Image of a Polar Night Storm Near Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-12 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's new CloudSat satellite captured its first tropical storm, Alberto, as it spun over the Gulf of Mexico the morning of June 12, 2006.
PIA08538:
Tropical Storm Alberto, Seen Through New "Eyes"
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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The image at the top of figure 1 is from a geostationary imager. The colors relate to the temperature of the clouds. The higher the clouds, the lower the temperature. The highest, coldest clouds are located near the center of the hurricane.
PIA08599:
CloudSat Overflight of Hurricane Bud
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Hurricane Daniel intensified between July 18 and July 23rd. NASA's new 
CloudSat satellite was able to capture and confirm this transformation in 
its side-view images of Hurricane Daniel as seen in this series of images
PIA08642:
NASA's CloudSat Captures Hurricane Daniel's Transformation
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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At approximately 0553 UTC (1:53 am EDT), on 2 Aug 2006, NASA's CloudSat flew over the eye of Typhoon Prapiroon as it approached southern China.
PIA08651:
Typhoon Prapiroon viewed by CloudSat
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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This image was taken on June 26, 2007, UTC 20:00. In this image an obvious storm hangs over the middle of the United States. Figure 1 shows NASA's CloudSat data looking, in profile, at the cloud in this storm.
PIA09697:
Rain Floods Central Texas
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat made a nighttime overpass (approximately 0630 UTC) of the thunderstorms responsible for the tornadic outbreak over Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
PIA10236:
CloudSat Profiles Tornadic Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat passed over Sandy at 10:32 a.m. EDT on Oct. 27, 2012. Light to moderate precipitation associated with parts of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were moving on shore into parts of North Carolina.
PIA16436:
NASA's CloudSat Views Hurricane Sandy
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft overpassed Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 just as Sandy was approaching the Atlantic coastline. Sandy contained estimated maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (78 knots).
PIA16201:
CloudSat's View of Hurricane Sandy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Earth California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS)
Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES)
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This image captured by a prototype NASA satellite instrument at NASA's California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS) shows a persistent methane hotspot (central red area) over Los Angeles basin.
PIA19727:
Urban Methane Point Sources Detected by Tiered System of Remote-sensing Observations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth C-SAR Sensor
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image-pair shows relative deformation of the Earth's surface when nn April 22-23, 2015, significant explosive eruptions occurred at Calbuco volcano, Chile.
PIA11434:
Ground Deformation from Chilean Volcanic Eruption Shown by Satellite Radar Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-02 Earth ARIA
C-SAR Sensor
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This deformation map from NASA's ARIA project shows surface displacements around Kathmandu, the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA19535:
NASA's ARIA Project Maps Deformation of Earth's Surface from Nepal Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-12 Earth Earth Observatory
C-Band SAR
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On Sept. 16, 2015, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck near the coast of central Chile along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. Maps known as interferograms show how the quake moved the ground, as observed by Sentinel-1A
PIA20002:
NASA Looks at Land Surface Changes Following Chilean Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savai’i and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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