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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is a color composite covering the Rift Valley inland area of Ethiopia.
PIA02453:
ASTER's First Views of Rift Valley, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
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The stereo image at right is a downward-looking (nadir) view of the area around the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua taken by NASA's Terra satellite. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02600:
Nicaraguan Volcanoes, 26 February 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, San Francisco Bay and more.
PIA12094:
Cruising Over California Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, including Dodger Stadium, the L.A.X. airport and JPL.
PIA12095:
Cruising Over Los Angeles Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite took this anaglyph of several pyrocumulus clouds, created by the Station Fire, visible above the smoke plumes rising from the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12196:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-08 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.
PIA12197:
Extent of Station Fire Burn Seen in New NASA Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Timbuktu in the West African Nation of Mali, about 15 km north of the Niger River, at the intersection of an east-west and a north-south Trans Saharan trade route across the Sahara.
PIA12305:
Timbuktu, Mali
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010 and captured this image of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13052:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Earth Terra
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This thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft of Merapi's continuing eruption has been processed to reveal the dominant presence of volcanic ash in the eruption plume and clouds, displayed in dark red. The warm volcanic flow appears bright.
PIA13634:
ASTER Images Merapi's Continuing Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 30, 2011, showing flooding along the Mississippi River at its junction with the Des Moines River near Keokuk, Iowa.
PIA14137:
ASTER Images Midwest Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-06 Earth Terra
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From April 25-28, 2011, one of the largest outbreaks of tornadoes ever recorded ripped across the Southern, Midwestern and Eastern United States. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the scar the tornado left across Birmingham, Alabama.
PIA14143:
ASTER Images Aftermath of U.S. Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-10 Earth Terra
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Surrounding the town of El Ejido, Almeria Province, southern Spain is a sea of greenhouses, stretching for tens of kilometers as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14146:
Almeria, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the resultant flooding of farmland west of the Mississippi 20 miles south of the Mississippi River levee breach. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detonated explosives at the Birds Point levee near Wyatt, Missouri, on May 2, 2011.
PIA14147:
ASTER Images Flooding from Mississippi River Levee Breach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-16 Earth Terra
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At the time NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, the Mississippi River had reached a level of 53 feet (16.2 meters), 3 feet (1 meter) above the major flood stage. Flood water had already inundated parts of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
PIA14151:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Mississippi Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water flow after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, a flood control structure along the western bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, to ease flooding along levee systems on May 14, 2011.
PIA14155:
NASA Images Mississippi River Flooding in Louisiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland's volcanoes, which began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time (1730 UTC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011, east of the capital city of Reykjavik.
PIA14161:
Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Republic of Singapore, a city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. An island country made up of 63 islands, the country is largely urbanized with very little rain forest left.
PIA14167:
Singapore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-31 Earth Terra
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On May 30, 2011, a week after an EF-5 tornado swept through the city of Joplin, Mo, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image showing the track of the deadly tornado through the city (shown horizontally in green-blue).
PIA14174:
ASTER Sees Path of Destruction from Joplin, Mo. Tornado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 Fires burning in Arizona. The data were acquired mid-morning on June 7, 2011. Nearly 10 distinct bluish-colored smoke plumes can be seen blowing toward the upper right (northeast).
PIA14270:
Arizona Wildfires Burn Out of Control
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-14 Earth Terra
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The Mar. 11, 2011, Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami devastated a large extent of the northeastern Japan coast, and virtually erased many villages and cities from the map. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Sendai on Mar. 14, 2011.
PIA14271:
Tohoku Tsunami Debris, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-14 Earth Terra
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Southern Chile's Puyehue volcano came to life on June 4, 2011, after decades of dormancy. Winds spread the ash column eastward over neighboring Argentina, leading to the evacuation of thousands of residents. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14272:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Fury of Disruptive Chilean Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Earth Terra
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The Espanola wildfire had consumed more than 4,300 acres when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 16, 2011, over Flagler County, Fla.
PIA14277:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Florida Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Earth Terra
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Nabro volcano, Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa, began erupting June 12, 2011, the first-ever recorded eruption of this stratovolcano. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 19, 2011.
PIA14280:
NASA Spacecraft Captures First Recorded Eruption of Volcano in Africa's Horn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Wallow fire in Arizona on June 21, 2011; vegetation appears in red, bare ground in shades of tan, burned areas in black and very-dark red; and smoke from the active fire front appears gray.
PIA14285:
NASA Spacecraft Monitors Continuing Burn of Arizona's Largest-Ever Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Republic of Seychelles, an island country with an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean.
PIA14289:
Republic of Seychelles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth Terra
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Nabro volcano in the African nation of Eritrea began erupting June 12, 2011, the first-ever recorded eruption of this stratovolcano. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 5, 2011.
PIA14382:
NASA Spacecraft Capture's Nabro Volcano's Continuing Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-07 Earth Terra
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This image of Africa's Nabro volcano in Eritrea was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 6, 2011. Ash plumes sent into the stratosphere disrupted air traffic in Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan.
PIA14390:
Africa's Nabro Volcano Spews a Fiery Brew in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Located in Katmai National Park, Alaska, the park is filled with ash flows from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta.
PIA14391:
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Earth Terra
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This image of Western Cape, South Africa was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25.
PIA14489:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25: Western Cape, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Carrizo Plain, located northwest of Los Angeles, CA. It is one of the easiest places to see surface fractures of the San Andreas Fault, evident as it crosses the image from lower right to upper left
PIA14555:
Carrizo Plain, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Irene while it was just north of the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2011. At the time, Irene was a category three hurricane making landfall in North Carolina on the morning of Aug. 27 as a category one hurricane.
PIA14741:
NASA's MISR Sees Cloud Heights at Top of Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-29 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows unusually heavy rains over the upper Mekong River in Laos and Thailand that led to severe flooding in Cambodia in mid-August 2011. The city of Phnom Penh is at the bottom center of the image.
PIA14765:
NASA Spacecraft Images Cambodian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-10 Earth Terra
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Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard and is located on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Norway. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 12, 2003.
PIA10626:
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this cloud-free image over the city of Sukkur, Pakistan, on Aug. 18, 2010. Sukkur, located in southeastern Pakistan's Sindh Province, is visible as the grey, urbanized area in the lower left center of the image.
PIA13343:
ASTER Captures New Image of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument captured this image of Hurricane Earl Aug. 30, 2010. At this time, Hurricane Earl was a Category 3 storm. The hurricane's eye is just visible on the right edge of the MISR image swath.
PIA13363:
Hurricane Earl Multi-level Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Earth Terra
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Rio Tinto river in southwestern Spain which originates in the Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia.
PIA13365:
Rio Tinto, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image north of the present town of Al Hillal, Iraq, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, where the site of the legendary city of Babylon lies.
PIA13436:
Babylon, Iraq
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-06 Earth Terra
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This nadir camera view was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft around Kruger National Park in NE South Africa. The bright white feature is the Palabora Copper Mine, and the water body near upper right is Lake Massingir in Mozambique.
PIA13460:
NASA's MISR Views Kruger National Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma. The Ouachitas are fold mountains, formed about 300 million years ago when the South American Plate drifted northward, colliding with the North American Plate.
PIA13466:
Ouachita Mtns., Oklahoma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-11 Earth Terra
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The ASTER instrument onboard Terra's spacecraft imaged the toxic sludge spill in Hungary on Oct. 11, 2010. A million cubic meters (35 million cubic feet) of red sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka in western Hungary.
PIA13467:
ASTER Images Hungary Toxic Sludge Spill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Terra
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This image of the Shandong Province, China 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 #24.
PIA13565:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #24: Shandong Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Terra
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the hot volcanic flow that resulted from collapse of the summit lava dome from the Merapi volcano in Indonesia that erupted on Oct. 26, 2010.
PIA13567:
Merapi Volcano, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-08 Earth Terra
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the Khyber Pass, a mountain pass that links Afghanistan and Pakistan. Throughout its history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia.
PIA13605:
Khyber Pass, Afghanistan-Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-10 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 8, 2010, the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured an image of the hot volcanic flows from Merapi volcano that resulted from continued collapse of the summit lava dome, and the ensuing release of ash plumes.
PIA13607:
Merapi Volcano Continues its Destructive Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-01 Earth Terra
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This perspective view from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the magnificent natural landscape of Salzkammergut, Austria.
PIA13640:
Hallstatt, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Earth Terra
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SP Crater, a volcanic cone and flow in Arizona, is visible in this image obtained by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13700:
SP Crater, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a northwest area of Saudi Arabia, Harrat Lunayyir, that reveals that the area is unexpectedly volcanically active.
PIA13722:
Harrat Lunayyir, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on Dec. 9, 2010 and shows Israel's Carmel region near the city of Haifa where a deadly forest fire raged from Dec.3 to Dec.6, 2010; the burned areas appear in dark gray.
PIA13732:
Fire in Haifu, Israel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-07 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 7, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in NE Australia caused the Fitzroy River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13775:
Flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Jizzax Province in eastern Uzbekistan, one of the main agricultural regions of the country. Uzbekistan is the world's sixth largest producer and second-largest exporter of cotton.
PIA13777:
Jizzax Province, Uzbekistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-15 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 14, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of St. George, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in northeastern Australia caused the Balonne River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13785:
ASTER Images Continuing Flooding in Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Earth Terra
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On January 17, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundation west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
PIA13810:
NASA Satellite Images Flooding Near Brisbane, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-19 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 18, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this 3-D perspective image of the city of Nova Friburgo, Brazil. A week of torrential rains triggered a series of deadly mudslides and floods. More details about this image at the Photojournal.
PIA13815:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Image of Brazil Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-24 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 21, 2011, the NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the flooding along the Balonne River and the town of Surat in southeastern Queensland, Australia.
PIA13812:
NASA Images Illustrate Extent of Australia's Flooding Woes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Arkhangelsk (or Archangel in English) and administrative capital of Archangelsk Oblast, Russia. It is situated on both banks of the Dvina River near where it flows into the White Sea.
PIA13824:
Arkhangelsk, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-27 Earth Terra
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This nighttime thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shiveluch volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula; the bright, hot summit lava dome is evident in the center of the image.
PIA13827:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Fury of Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-24 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 23, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region on New Zealand's South Island; this region was rocked by a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake.
PIA13882:
NASA Spacecraft Images Region Devastated by New Zealand Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-03 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 25, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of a large ash-laden eruption plume drifting towards the northeast from Kizimen volcano, an isolated stratovolcano, in Kamchatka, Russia.
PIA13888:
Kizimen Volcano, Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-15 Earth Terra
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This before-and-after image pair acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft of the Japan coastal cities of Ofunato and Kesennuma reveals changes to the landscape that are likely due to the effects of the tsunami on March 11, 2011. The new image is on the left.
PIA13915:
NASA's ASTER Images More Effects of Japan Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-20 Earth Terra
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This image pair from NASA's Terra spacecraft includes the area around the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power facility and extends northward along the coast.
PIA13937:
MISR Images Lingering Floods from Tohoku-oki Earthquake Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-24 Earth Terra
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Located 600 km south of Algiers, Algeria in the heart of the Sahara Desert, the five ksour (fortified villages) of the M'Zab Valley form an extraordinarily homogenous ensemble in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13945:
M'zab Valley, Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-06 Earth Terra
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This image of the Mountain Pass rare open-pit earth mine was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft in southeastern California near the Nevada border.
PIA13979:
Mountain Pass Mine, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the City of Luxembourg, one of Europe's greatest fortified states. With a population of about 90,000, the city is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
PIA14035:
Luxembourg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the annual spring thaw in the upper Midwest is underway. Snow-covered ground contrasts with the dark tones of water under broken cloud cover. Along the Red River in North Dakota, floodwaters are moving northward into Canada.
PIA14045:
NASA Satellite Images Annual Spring Thaw, Red River, North Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-27 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Aaland archipelago at the mouth of the Gulf of Bothnia which belongs to Finland, though it enjoys autonomy from Helsinki and locals speak Swedish.
PIA14088:
Aaland Archipelago, Finland
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 1, 2011, shows more than 314,000 acres burned in west Texas. The 2011 fire season in Texas is of historic proportions.
PIA14136:
ASTER Images Record Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of La Chaux-de-Fonds, a Swiss city in the Jura Mountains, founded in 1656.
PIA14767:
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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As the remains of Tropical Storm Lee passed over Louisiana on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, strong, gusty winds on the western side of the storm stoked fires throughout eastern Texas as seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14769:
NASA's MISR Sees Wind-Whipped Fires in East Texas
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The area around Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. is shown in this simulated natural color image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft .The city of Santa Maria is at the top left, and Lompoc is at the bottom left.
PIA03882:
Lompoc, CA
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows ash plumes from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland stretching over the North Atlantic; the volcano erupted on April 14, 2010 bringing closure to major airports in Europe.
PIA13047:
Ash from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland Stretches over the North Atlantic
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On Monday, April 19, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this image of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
PIA13049:
NASA Satellite Tracks Continued Eruption of Iceland Volcano
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano on April 19, 2010. The eruption plume and drifting veil of ash appear to be homogeneous.
PIA13062:
NASA's ASTER Instrument Analyzes Ash Plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, was acquired May 1, 2010. An explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating in the offshore in Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.
PIA13085:
ASTER Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kuk Early Agricultural Site in the western highlands of New Guinea. It is an excellent example of transformation of agricultural practices over time.
PIA13090:
Kuk, New Guinea
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 1, 2010. On April 20, 2010, an explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA13091:
ASTER Views the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in Infrared (May 1)
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this pair of images of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull volcano on May 3, 2010. On this day, Ireland closed its airspace for several hours due to presence of ash over the country.
PIA13093:
ASTER Images Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on May 1, 2010. The red symbol indicates the approximate position of the Deepwater Horizon platform and the source of the oil slick which resulted in a significant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA13099:
NASA's MISR Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010. The thickest parts of the oil spill appear as dark grey, filamentous masses in the southern part of the image, extending off of the bottom.
PIA13107:
ASTER Views the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in Infrared (May 7)
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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano produced its second major ash plume beginning on May 7, 2010. NASA's Terra satellite passed just east of the volcano mid-morning and captured this image the same day.
PIA13139:
NASA MISR Image Shows Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Plume Heights
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Ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, viewed here in imagery from NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 16, 2010, once again disrupted air traffic over Europe with the closure of major airports in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
PIA13144:
Eyjafjallajökull Ash Continues to Disrupt Air Traffic
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This false-color image, obtained by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 17, 2020, indicates the former location of the drilling platform (red symbol) and pointing to a plume of smoke (white arrow).
PIA13150:
NASA's MISR Provides Unique Views of Gulf Oil Slick
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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill laps around the mouth of the Mississippi River Delta in this May 24, 2010, image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The oil appears silver, while vegetation is red.
PIA13165:
NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta's Mouth
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This image acquired on May 24, 2010 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig encroaching upon several of Louisiana's wildlife habitats.
PIA13174:
Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats
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Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway, as seen by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13364:
Oslo, Norway
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the wildfire near Palmdale, Calif. on August 1, 2010 called the Crown fire. The burned areas appear in shades of gray in this simulated natural color image.
PIA13312:
ASTER Views California's Crown Fire
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This image of Petermann Glacier and the new iceberg was acquired from NASA's Terra spacecraft on Aug. 12, 2010. On Aug. 5, 2010, an enormous chunk of ice broke off the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland.
PIA13319:
ASTER Views Large Calving Event at Petermann Glacier, Greenland
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and parts of Baluchistan. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on August 11, 2010.
PIA13337:
NASA's MISR Tracks Massive Flooding in Pakistan
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Brown and tan muddy water flows down the Hudson River are seen in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Sept. 1, 2011. After the torrential rains from Hurricane Irene, many rivers in the eastern United States were filled with sediment.
PIA14770:
NASA Spacecraft Images Hudson River Flooding from Hurricane Irene
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The tri-county Riley Road wildfire burning in Texas north of Houston was 85 percent contained when NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Sept. 12, 2011. Burned areas are dark gray and black; vegetation red; and bare ground and roads light gray.
PIA14771:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the only place in the United States where four states come together: the four corners area in the western U.S. At a barren, desert location, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico share a common point.
PIA14766:
Four Corners, United States
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite is of Hue, Vietnam. The Perfume River flows through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the inner city.
PIA14554:
Hue, Vietnam
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Jhudo, Pakistan, and surrounding countryside on Sept. 24, 2011. Torrential monsoon rains in south Asia have displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in India, Pakistan and Thailand.
PIA14792:
NASA Spacecraft Images Severe Flooding in South Asia
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2001 shows advancing lava flows on the southern flank of Mt. Etna above the town of Nicolosi.
PIA02677:
Lava Flows During the Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy
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Information from images of Railroad Valley, Nevada captured on August 17,2001 by NASA's Terra spacecraft may provide a powerful tool for monitoring crop health and maintenance procedures.
PIA03463:
Railroad Valley, Nevada
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The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on May 28, 2000.
PIA03464:
Salt Lake City, Utah
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The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on February 8, 2001.
PIA03465:
Salt Lake City, Utah, Winter 2001
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The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on May 28, 2000.
PIA03466:
Salt Lake City, Utah, Perspective View
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This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite covers an area of 55 by 40 kilometers (34 by 25 miles) over the southwest part of the Malaspina Glacier and Icy Bay in Alaska.
PIA03475:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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The Barringer Meteorite Crater (also known as 'Meteor Crater') is a gigantic hole in the middle of the arid sandstone of the Arizona desert. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on May 17, 2001.
PIA03490:
Meteor Crater, AZ
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Ashokan Reservoir in New York, is seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 18, 2000 and February 3, 2002.
PIA03491:
New York State
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