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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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The Wilkins Ice Shelf, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, experienced multiple disintegration events in 2008.
PIA11991:
Wilkins Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this Aug. 30 image of smoke plumes from the Station and other wildfires burning throughout Southern California.
PIA12190:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12199:
Station Fire Burns in the San Gabriel Mountains Above Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-11 Earth Terra
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The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays (islands that are part of the reef).
PIA03401:
Australia's Great Barrier Reef
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
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The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA03893:
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Rub' al Khali, one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula; it includes parts of Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
PIA11084:
Rub' al Khali, Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
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In this image, taken by NASA's Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.
PIA12502:
Lagoons of New Caledonia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The world's largest solar power tower recently began operating outside Seville, Spain -- and it marks a historic moment in the saga of renewable energy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12303:
Solar Power, Seville, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 Earth Terra
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Shenzhen is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, immediately north of Hong Kong, and located in the Pearl River Delta. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12304:
Shenzhen, PRC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-18 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, shows Lhasa, the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
PIA12177:
Lhasa, Tibet, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-10 Earth Terra
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This image shows JPL's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 as it passed over Hurricane Ida while situated between western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA12349:
MISR High-Resolution, Cross-Track Winds for Hurricane Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Earth Terra
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Sault Ste. Marie is the name of two cities on Saint Mary's River, separating Canada and the State of Michigan in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 10, 2007.
PIA12460:
Sault Ste. Marie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-02 Earth Terra
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The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys west of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. They are so named because of their extremely low humidity and lack of snow and ice cover. This image was acquired December 8, 2002 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12461:
Dry Valleys, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captures a clear sky image of the region of the recent Haiti earthquake.
PIA12498:
ASTER Captures Clear Sky Image of Haiti Earthquake Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-08 Earth Terra
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The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China, and the sixth longest in the world and makes many dramatic shifts over time. This image was taken with the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft in 2009.
PIA12472:
Yellow River Delta, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard Terra, shows Kerch, one of the most ancient cities of the Ukraine.
PIA12487:
Kerch, Ukraine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-18 Earth Terra
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An instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a simulated natural color image of the Port-au-Prince, Haiti, area, two days after a devastating earthquake.
PIA12495:
Haiti Earthquake Landslides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-08 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired 11-05-2007 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the city of Chateaubriant, France, surrounded by very old farmsteads. The surrounding countryside presents an interesting pattern of randomly oriented, small individual farmsteads.
PIA12866:
Chateaubriant, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
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Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - February thru December, 1997
PIA01166:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - February thru December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Earth Terra
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In this simulated natural color image of Huron, South Dakota, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 20, 2010, frozen lakes and ponds appear blue, bare fields are tan, and fields with minor vegetation are gray-green.
PIA12878:
Huron, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Terra
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Sheveluch Volcano in Kamchatka, Siberia, is one of the frequently active volcanoes located in eastern Siberia. In this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, brownish ash covers the southern part of the mountain, under an ash-laden vertical eruption plume.
PIA13010:
Sheveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows where a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in Mexico's Baja, California at shallow depth along the principal plate boundary between the North American and Pacific plates on April 4, 2010.
PIA13027:
NASA Satellite Imagery Shows Sparse Population of Region Near Baja, California Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the planned city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, with a population of about 3.6 million for its metropolitan area.
PIA13045:
Brasilia, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Terra
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As NASA's Terra satellite flew over Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano, its Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument acquired 36 near-simultaneous images of the ash plume, covering nine view angles in each of four wavelengths.
PIA13060:
Eyjafjallajökull Ash Plume Particle Properties
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Earth Terra
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is an enhanced 'true color' image of the Gulf of Mexico as it passed over the Deepwater Horizon oil slick on May 10, 2010.
PIA13143:
NASA's MISR Images Continued Spread of Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth Terra
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This view of Hurricane Alex in the western Gulf of Mexico was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite just after noon Central Daylight Time on June 30, 2010. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA13242:
Hurricane Alex Disrupts Gulf Cleanup
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft tracked the concentration and transport of carbon monoxide from Russian fires in 2010, during which time some 558 fires were burning.
PIA13317:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Pollution from Russian Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Terra
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. These images taken by NASA's Aqua spacecraft show were taken before and after the flooding.
PIA13341:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Before/After Views of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 3, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image strip over the Indus River, Pakistan, where severe flooding caused a major humanitarian crisis.
PIA13368:
ASTER Maps Continued Pakistan Flooding (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 3, 2010, when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image strip over the Indus River in Pakistan, severe flooding was still causing a major humanitarian crisis in Pakistan. The city of Hyderabad is near the middle of the image.
PIA13369:
ASTER Maps Continued Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Earth Terra
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Folds in the lower reaches of valley glaciers can be caused by powerful surges of tributary ice streams. This phenomenon is spectacularly displayed by the Sustina Glacier in the Alaska Range as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13382:
Susitna Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-17 Earth Terra
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Fourmile Canyon fire west of Boulder Colo., on Sept. 17, 2010; it was 100 percent contained.
PIA13393:
ASTER Maps Fourmile Canyon Fire Near Boulder, Colo.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Twitchell Canyon fire, a lightning-caused blaze burning in Utah, which has consumed more than 40,000 acres since it began on July 20, 2010.
PIA13432:
ASTER Views Twitchell Canyon Fire, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows features that look like folded material are carbonate sand dunes in the shallow waters of Tarpum Bay, southwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.
PIA03877:
Tarpum Bay, Bahamas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-10 Earth Terra
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Two of Iceland's larger icecaps, Langjökull (located just below image center) and Hofsjökull (just above center) can be clearly seen in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03426:
The Land of Ice and Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-23 Earth Terra
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The MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this stereo image of Russia's Volga River, the largest river system in Europe. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03440:
Volga Delta and the Caspian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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The College Fjord with its glaciers was imaged by NASA's Terra satellite on June 24, 2000.
PIA02664:
College Fjord, Prince Williams Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Istanbul, Turkey on June 16, 2000.
PIA02665:
Istanbul, Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-20 Earth Terra
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The Red Sea golf resort in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt stands out against the desert landscape in this image acquired NASA's Terra satellite on August 25, 2000.
PIA02667:
ASTER View of Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Great Wall of China in the northern Shanxi Province on January 9, 2001.
PIA02669:
Great Wall of China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on May 2, 2000 over the North Patagonia Ice Sheet in Chile, South America.
PIA02670:
Patagonia Glacier, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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Lake Garda was formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age, and is Italy's largest lake. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2000.
PIA02671:
Lake Garda, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-18 Earth Terra
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For almost 2,000 years, the River Thames has served as the life force of London, capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world's most famous cities. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on October 12, 2001.
PIA04301:
London, England
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Terra
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The island of Phuket on the Indian Ocean coast of Thailand is a major tourist destination and was also in the path of the tsunami that washed ashore on December 26, 2004. Images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA07227:
New NASA Imagery Sheds Additional Perspectives on Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-02 Earth Terra
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Since last spring, the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has detected increasing volcanic unrest at Augustine Volcano in Cook Inlet, Alaska near Anchorage. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02149:
Augustine Volcano, Cook Inlet, Alaska (January 31, 2006)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-01 Earth Terra
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The magnitude 9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake of December 26, 2004, produced broad regions of uplift and subsidence. In order to define the lateral extent and the downdip limit of rupture. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02435:
Uplift and Subsidence Associated with the Great Aceh-Andaman Earthquake of 2004
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This simulated true color perspective view over the Grand Canyon is from data acquired on May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01908:
Perspective view over the Grand Canyon, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-01 Earth Terra
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Northern Arizona is best known for the Grand Canyon. Less widely known are the hundreds of geologically young volcanoes, at least one of which buried the homes of local residents. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01910:
Northern Arizona Volcanoes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.579 MB)     JPEG (165.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-15 Earth Terra
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In many parts of the world, wetlands are being converted to shrimp ponds in order to farm these crustaceans for food and sale. One example is on the west coast of Ecuador, south of Guayaquil. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01911:
Shrimp Farms, Ecuador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Terra
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The highest tides on Earth occur in the Minas Basin, the eastern extremity of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01912:
Bay of Fundy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-19 Earth Terra
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Attu, the westernmost Aleutian island, is nearly 1760 km from the Alaskan mainland and 1200 km northeast of the northernmost of the Japanese Kurile Islands. This image was acquired July 4, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01913:
Attu, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-02 Earth Terra
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The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth at 418 meters below sea level, and also one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01916:
The Dead Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-11 Earth Terra
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The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5 km-long rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover. It connects Dover, Kent in England with Calais, northern France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01917:
The Channel Tunnel
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.02 MB)     JPEG (1.689 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-14 Earth Terra
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Seventeen days after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, much of the city was still under water. In this pair of images from NASA's Terra satellite, the affected areas can clearly be seen.
PIA06429:
Hurricane Season 2005: Katrina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.959 MB)     JPEG (198.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Earth Terra
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In the South Pacific, south of Late Island along the Tofua volcanic arc in Tonga, a new volcanic island Home Reef is being re-born. This image was acquired October 10, 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01899:
Home Reef, South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-17 Earth Terra
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The false-color VNIR image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired off the island of Tsushima in the Korea Strait shows the signatures of several internal wave packets, indicating a northern propagation direction.
PIA01915:
Internal Ocean Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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These images of the Island of Hawaii were acquired on March 19, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02604:
ASTER Images the Island of Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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These images of the San Francisco Bay region were acquired on March 3, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02605:
ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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This image of the San Francisco Bay region was acquired on March 3, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02606:
ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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This image of the city of Tokyo was acquired on March 22, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02607:
ASTER Images Tokyo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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On April 3, 2000, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra Satellite captured this image of the erupting Mt. Usu volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.
PIA02608:
ASTER Images Mt. Usu Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
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The Kunlun fault is one of the gigantic strike-slip faults that bound the north side of Tibet. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on July 20, 2000.
PIA02658:
ASTER Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-30 Earth Terra
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One of the most volcanically active regions of the world is the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, Russia. It is not uncommon for several volcanoes to be erupting at the same time. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on April 26, 2007
PIA09334:
Volcanic Eruptions in Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on November 21, 2000 captured almost the entire island of Santorini, Greece.
PIA02673:
Santorini, Greece
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.163 MB)     JPEG (154 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2000 of the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The large dark area is burned forest, and small smoke plumes are seen at the edges where active fires burned.
PIA11092:
Arizona Forest Fire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.688 MB)     JPEG (343.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this three-dimensional image on May 12, 2000 looking north over Death Valley, California.
PIA02663:
3D View of Death Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.19 MB)     JPEG (112 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-28 Earth Terra
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The Colorado River ends its 2330 km journey in the Gulf of Mexico in Baja California. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 29, 2006.
PIA11085:
Colorado River Delta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.98 MB)     JPEG (1.911 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 6, 2009, shows early March eruptions of Karymsky volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula left the usually white snow a gray ashy color.
PIA12058:
Karymsky Volcano, Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-03 Earth Terra
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On the night of June 4, 2001, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this thermal image of the erupting Shiveluch volcano, located on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA03514:
Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Earth Terra
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The Florida Keys are a chain of islands, islets and reefs extending from Virginia Key to the Dry Tortugas. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on October 28, 2001.
PIA03890:
Florida Keys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-07 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, November 3, 2002, Mt. Etna's ash-laden plume was imaged by NASA's Terra satellite. The plume is seen blowing toward the south-southeast, over the city and airport of Catania, Sicily.
PIA03881:
Mt. Etna, Italy
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite May 12, 2008, shows faults within the mountains, but near and almost parallel the mountain front, northwest of the city of Chengdu.
PIA10772:
Sichuan Earthquake in China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-17 Earth Terra
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This image of Iturralde Crater, Bolivia was acquired on June 29, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03859:
Iturralde Crater, Bolivia
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This NASA's Terra satellite image of Mount St. Helens was captured one week after the March 8, 2005 ash and steam eruption, the latest activity since the volcano's reawakening in September 2004.
PIA07478:
Mount St. Helens
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on December 18, 2002 shows the East African rift -- places where the earth's crust has formed deep fissures and the plates have begun to move apart.
PIA11082:
East African Rift
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on December 18, 2002 shows the Bisquit Fire in southwest Oregon.
PIA03856:
Biscuit Fire, OR
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This image was acquired on October 29, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite of the Soufriere Hills volcano.
PIA03880:
Soufriere Hills Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite llustrates the state of gradually decreasing water clarity at Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest lakes in the world.
PIA03854:
NASA Images Show Decreased Clarity in Lake Tahoe's Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-24 Earth Terra
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Four hundred bridges cross the labyrinth of canals that form the 120 islands of Venice, situated in a saltwater lagoon between the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers in northeast Italy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on December 9, 2001.
PIA03860:
Venice, Italy
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Norilsk is a major city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, and the northernmost city in Siberia. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 21, 2000.
PIA10627:
Norilsk, Siberia
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The October 2007 wildfires, including the Witch Wildland fire, plagued southern California and were some of the worst on record. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10112:
Witch Wildland Fire, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-20 Earth Terra
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The white ring around Lake Powell tells the story. The surface is down 98 feet. This is critical, because Powell, Lake Mead, and other lakes along the Colorado River provide water for millions of people in five states. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10614:
Lake Powell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-21 Earth Terra
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Jordan's leading industry and export commodities are phosphate and potash, ranked in the top three in the world. These are used to make fertilizer. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 17, 2005.
PIA10630:
Phosphate Mines, Jordan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The Pyrenees in southwestern Europe extend for about 435 kilometers (about 270 miles) from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea, separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000.
PIA11162:
Pyrenees Mtns., Spain
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows an area outside of Bogota, Colombia, one of the country's two major flower growing areas.
PIA13852:
Bogota, Colombia
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Principality of Liechtenstein, a landlocked alpine country between Austria and Switzerland.
PIA14514:
Principality of Liechtenstein
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Franz Josef Land, an archipelago in the far north of Russia. It consists of 191 islands covering an area of about 200 by 325 km, and has no native inhabitants.
PIA14862:
Franz Josef Land, Russia
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At 14,505 feet high, Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S., is located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the west side of Owens Valley. The Alabama Hills appear in the foreground of this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14895:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney, the Highest Point in the Contiguous United States
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Arguably one of America's most magnificent national parks is the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image looking to the northeast, the buildings and roads in the center foreground are Grand Canyon Village.
PIA14896:
NASA Satellite Reveals Grandeur of Arizona's Grand Canyon
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NASA's Terra spacecraft provided this view of the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona in this image on July 14, 2011. This view looks to the west, with tourist facilities of Grand Canyon Village visible in the upper left.
PIA14897:
A Spacebird's-eye View of the Grand Canyon from NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Sometimes called 'The Gathering Place,' Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. This image was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft. A flyover was created by draping ASTER image data acquired January 13, 2010.
PIA14898:
NASA Flyover of Oahu, Hawaii Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 23, 2011, when this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired, flood waters were approaching the capital city of Bangkok as the Ayutthaya River overflowed its banks.
PIA14972:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Thailand Flooding
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On Oct. 23, 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey, near the city of Van, the result of the collision between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Turkey is a tectonically active country, experiencing frequent devastating earthquakes.
PIA14979:
NASA Images Topography of Quake-Stricken Eastern Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-28 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 25, 2011, the Chao Phraya River was in flood stage as NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged flooded agricultural fields and villages depicted here in dark blue, and the sediment-laden water in shades of tan.
PIA15008:
NASA Spacecraft Images Continued Thailand Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite presents this 'false color' view of portions of Wisconsin and Michigan, including Devil's Lake, Druid Lake, Ghost Lake, Spider Lake, and Witches Lake in Wisconsin; and Bat Lake, Corpse Pond and Witch Lake in Michigan.
PIA15009:
NASA Satellite Scares Up An Eerie Image of Haunted Lakes and Ghost Ships
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-01 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Northern Namibia, known for its widespread bare and sinuous parallel dunes, most of them red.
PIA15015:
Sand Dunes, Namibia
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Flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, had begun to ebb in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2011. Here, in blue-gray is the muddy water that had overflowed the banks of the river, flooding agricultural fields and villages.
PIA15018:
NASA Satellite Continues to Monitor Thailand Floods
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In July 2011, volcanic tremors began on the Island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands; by September, many tourists evacuated the resort island, fearing a volcanic eruption. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA15017:
NASA Satellite Tracks Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #26.
PIA15016:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #26: Costa Rica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-29 Earth Terra
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The Isle of Jersey (officially called the Bailiwick of Jersey) is the largest Channel Island, positioned in the Bay of Mont St Michel off the north-west coast of France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 23, 2000.
PIA03879:
Isle of Jersey
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