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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-07 Earth Terra
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These images acquired by NASA's Terra satellite are of La Plata, Maryland.
PIA03494:
La Plata, Maryland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-11 Earth Terra
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As the Mississippi River enters the Gulf of Mexico, it loses energy and dumps its load of sediment that it has carried on its journey through the mid continent as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03497:
Mississippi River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-11 Earth Terra
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This image of Sydney, Australia was acquired on October 12, 2002 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03498:
Sydney, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-18 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired on June 16, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite and shows the Hayman forest fire in the Pike National Forest, Colorado.
PIA03499:
Hayman Fire, Colorado
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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 2002-03-27 Earth Terra
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The Thwaites Ice Tongue is a large sheet of glacial ice extending from the West Antarctic mainland into the southern Amundsen Sea. A large crack in the Thwaites Tongue was discovered in imagery from NASA's Terra satellite on Mar. 10 & 24, 2002.
PIA03700:
Icebergs Adrift in the Amundsen Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-03 Earth Terra
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This region of central Asia is situated at the juncture of Mongolia, China and Russia. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7.
PIA03701:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7:
Torey Lakes, Central Asia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-10 Earth Terra
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Both single and multi-angle views of the breakup of the northern section of the Larsen B ice shelf are shown in this image pair fromNASA's Terra satellite. The Larsen B ice shelf collapsed and broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula during February and Ma
PIA03702:
Unique Views of a Shattered Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-17 Earth Terra
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Florida's Everglades is a region of broad, slow-moving sheets of water flowing southward over low-lying areas from Lake Okeechobeeto the Gulf of Mexico. These images fromNASA's Terra satellite show the Everglades region on January 16, 2002.
PIA03703:
Southern Florida's River of Grass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-24 Earth Terra
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The structure of tightly packed 'closed cells' in a layer of marine stratocumulus over the southeastern Pacific Ocean are highlighted in these views from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03704:
Closed Small Cell Clouds in the South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-01 Earth Terra
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This pair of images, acquired 16 days apart by NASA's Terra satellite in 2002 and 2007, covers the Liaoning region of China and parts of northern and western Korea, comparing a relatively clear day and an extremely dusty day.
PIA03705:
Dust Obscures Liaoning Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-08 Earth Terra
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On May 2, 2002, numerous fires in southern Mexico sent smoke drifting northward over the Gulf of Mexico. These views from NASA's Terra satellite illustrate the smoke extent over parts of the Gulf and the southern Mexican states of Tabasco, Campeche and Ch
PIA03706:
Smoke from Fires in Southern Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-10 Earth Terra
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A category F4 tornado tore through La Plata, Maryland on April 28, 2002, killing 5 and injuring more than 100 people. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on May 1, 2002.
PIA03707:
Tornado Cuts Through La Plata, Maryland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-15 Earth Terra
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The mighty river featured in this image is called the Yarlung Tsangpo in China, and is then known as the Dikrong during its passage through India's state of Arunachal Pradesh. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8.
PIA03708:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8:
Yarlung Tsangpo River, China

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-22 Earth Terra
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Large smoke plumes were produced by the Blackjack complex fire in southeastern Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp as seen by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft May 8, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03709:
Okefenokee Swamp Fire, Georgia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite shows the shape and size of cellular patterns within marine stratocumulus cloud layers can change dramatically with the prevailing meteorological conditions.
PIA03710:
Closed Large Cell Clouds in the South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-12 Earth Terra
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The mountains and desert plateaus of northwest Colorado are shown in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03711:
Spectacular Mountain Views of Northwest Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-19 Earth Terra
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On June 10, 2002 the Moon obscured the central portion of the solar disk in a phenomenon known as an annular solar eclipse as NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Pacific.
PIA03712:
Darkened Skies over the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-26 Earth Terra
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The Hayman fire, situated about 65 kilometers southwest of Denver, Colorado, is the largest fire ever recorded in that state. The images were captured on June 9, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03713:
Smoke from Colorado Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-03 Earth Terra
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Devon Island is situated in an isolated part of Canada's Nunavut Territory, and is usually considered to be the largest uninhabited island in the world. These images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 28, 2001.
PIA03714:
Mars Researchers Rendezvous on Remote Arctic Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-10 Earth Terra
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This island is Bouvet Island (or Bouvet°ya) and is a territory of Norway. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9.
PIA03715:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9:
Bouvet Island, Norway

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-17 Earth Terra
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Mexico City has one of the world's most serious air pollution problems. These images from NASA's Terra satellite were captured on April 9 and December 5, 2001.
PIA03716:
A Hazy Day in Mexico City
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-24 Earth Terra
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The central portion of Russia's East Siberian Sea, including one of the New Siberian Islands, Novaya Sibir, are portrayed in these views from data acquired on May 28, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03717:
Distinguishing Clouds from Ice over the East Siberian Sea, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-31 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite were captured on May 31 and July 18, 2002 and show Russia's Saratov Oblast (province), located in the southeastern portion of the East-European plain, in the Lower Volga River Valley.
PIA03718:
Summer Harvest in Saratov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-07 Earth Terra
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This montage is a natural-color view of the Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan Peninsula as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03719:
A Hard Look at Thin Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-14 Earth Terra
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The image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on March 11, 2002, and is centered west of the Marshall Islands. Enewetak Atoll is discernible through thin cloud as the turquoise band near the right-hand edge of the image.
PIA03720:
Cloud Arcs in the Western Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-21 Earth Terra
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As of July 31, 2002, global multi-angle, multi-spectral radiance products were made available from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03721:
MISR Global Images See the Light of Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-28 Earth Terra
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These views from NASA's Terra satellite highlight a number of the land use, vegetation, and geological features found Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
PIA03722:
Highlights from Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the junctions of the Amazon and the Rio Negro Rivers at Manaus, Brazil.
PIA03851:
Manaus, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a 60 km stretch of the Yangtze River in China, including the Xiling Gorge, the eastern of the three gorges. At left of image is the construction site of theThree Gorges Dam, the world's largest.
PIA03852:
Three Gorges Dam, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-31 Earth Terra
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The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 25, 2001.
PIA03853:
Machu Picchu, Peru
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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 2002-08-22 Earth Terra
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-03 Earth Terra
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Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier of Europe, covers more than 120 square kilometers (more than 45 square miles) in southern Switzerland. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 23, 2001.
PIA03857:
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-04 Earth Terra
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Pulau Kimaam, Pulau Dolok, Pulau Yos Sudarso, and Frederik Hendrik Island are all names used to refer to this island, which is part of the Indonesian province of West Papua. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10.
PIA03723:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10:
Pulau Kimaam, West Papua

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-11 Earth Terra
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One of the more destructive cyclones to emerge from the northern hemisphere 2002 summer storm season was Typhoon Sinlaku. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on September 5, 2002.
PIA03724:
Typhoon Sinlaku
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-15 Earth Terra
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These images show dramatic change in the water at Dongting Lake in Hunan province, China between August and September of 2002. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on September 2, 2002 and March 19,.2002.
PIA03858:
Dongting Lake, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-18 Earth Terra
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The Greek islands of the Aegean Sea, scattered across 800 kilometers from north to south and between Greece and western Turkey, are uniquely situated at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on Se
PIA03725:
Islands in the Midst of the World
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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-25 Earth Terra
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These views of Hurricane Isidore were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 20, 2002 as it flooded western Cuba and swept westward to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA03726:
The Clouds of Isidore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-02 Earth Terra
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These images acquired in 2002 from NASA's Terra satellite show smoke over Rondonia, Brazil.
PIA03727:
Smoke over Rondonia, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-09 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Hurricane Lili headed for Louisiana on October 2, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03728:
Hurricane Lili Heads for Louisiana Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-16 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite portray the Amery Ice Shelf front on October 6, 2001 (top) and September 29, 2002 (bottom), and illustrate changes that took place over the year elapsed between the two views.
PIA03729:
Amery Ice Shelf's "Loose Tooth" Gets Looser
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-15 Earth Terra
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This image of Yellowstone National Park was acquired on July 2, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03875:
Yellowstone Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-06 Earth Terra
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The height and southward extent of the ash plume emanating from Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 27, 2002 are captured in these four image panels from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03732:
Sicily's October Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-07 Earth Terra
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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 2002-11-07 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-07 Earth Terra
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-13 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured the energetic eruption of Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 29, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03733:
Multi-angle Portrayals of Mt. Etna's Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-20 Earth Terra
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft illustrate ice surface textures and cloud-top heights over the Amery Ice Shelf/Lambert Glacier system in East Antarctica on October 25, 2002.
PIA03734:
Clouds and Ice of the Lambert-Amery System, East Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-27 Earth Terra
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Ignited by lightning strikes during a record-breaking heat wave, the Biscuit Fire became Oregon's largest wildfire of the past century. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these image between mid July and early September 2002.
PIA03735:
The Biscuit Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Earth Terra
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Lake Eyre is a large salt lake situated between two deserts in one of Australia's driest regions. These four images from NASA's Terra spacecraft austral summers of 2000 and 2002.
PIA03736:
Fluctuations of Lake Eyre, South Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured the snowstorm which swept across the eastern United States on December 4 and 5, 2002, bringing the season's first snow to parts of the south and southern Appalachia.
PIA03746:
Snowfall in Southern Appalachia
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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 2002-12-18 Earth Terra
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The border between Russia and Finland is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #12 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03747:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #12:
Border between Russia and Finland

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-23 Earth Terra
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The towns of Santa Claus, Ga., (top) and Santa Claus, Ind. (bottom), are shown in these two images from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03891:
Santa Claus, Ga./Ind.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-02 Earth Terra
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Stratus clouds are common in the Arctic during the summer months, and are important modulators of the arctic climate as seen in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03748:
Stratified Arctic Clouds
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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 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
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In the high plateau of southwestern Bolivia, two large salt deserts, or playas, are located between the eastern and western Andes. NASA's Terra spacecraft depicted the playas on January 16, 2002 and January 3, 2003.
PIA03749:
Salt Playas of the Bolivian Altiplano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-15 Earth Terra
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Sea ice in the Beaufort Sea off the north coast of Alaska was classified and mapped in these concurrent images acquired March 19, 2001 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04300:
Ice Types in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska
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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 2003-01-22 Earth Terra
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The height and extent of billowing smoke plumes from bushfires near Canberra, the Australian capital, are illustrated by these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired on January 18, 2003.
PIA04302:
Fires in the Australian Capital Territory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-29 Earth Terra
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft portray Houston and Galveston Bay on September 12, 2002, and display data from three of MISR's nine cameras along with a map of retrieved aerosol optical thickness.
PIA04303:
Aerosols over Houston and Galveston Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-05 Earth Terra
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On January 26, 2001, when India's Republic Day is normally celebrated, a devastating earthquake hit the state of Gujarat. These two false-color images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft before and after the event, on January 15 and 31.
PIA03895:
Dewatering Effects from the Gujarat earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-12 Earth Terra
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These images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft documented extensive smoke from fires burning throughout Nigeria and north central Africa on January 31, 2003.
PIA03897:
Smoke over Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-19 Earth Terra
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft portray the Lutzow-Holm Bay region of Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica, on September 5, 2002.
PIA04319:
Lutzow-Holm Bay and the Shirase Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Earth Terra
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Brightness variations in the terrain along a portion of southwestern Africa are displayed in these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04320:
Seasonal Surface Changes in Namibia and Central Angola
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.107 MB)     JPEG (111.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-05 Earth Terra
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More than 2 million acres were consumed by hundreds of fires between December 2002 and February 2003 in southeastern Australia's national parks, forests, foothills and city suburbs as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04321:
Drought and Burn Scars in Southeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-12 Earth Terra
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On March 2, 2003, NASA's Terra spacecraft saw near-surface winds carrying a large amount of Saharan dust aloft and transported the material westward over the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA04322:
Casting Light and Shadows on a Saharan Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-19 Earth Terra
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #13. The location is Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan.
PIA04323:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #13: Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-26 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft portrays the Little Aral and the eastern Large Aral at the onset of winter. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04324:
Windswept Shores of the Aral Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on November 5, 2001, shows a chunk of glacier was threatening to fall into an Andean lake and cause major flooding in Huraez, a Peruvian city of 60,000.
PIA03898:
Huaraz, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
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During the last weeks of March 2003, unusually high and widespread aerosol pollution was detected over Europe by several satellite-borne instruments aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA04325:
Aerosols over Central and Eastern Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-09 Earth Terra
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Dark smoke from oil fires extend for about 60 kilometers south of Iraq's capital city of Baghdad in this anaglyph acquired by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft on April 2, 2003. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04326:
Oil Fire Plumes Over Baghdad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-11 Earth Terra
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An Earth-monitoring instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite kept a close eye on a potential glacial disaster in the making in Peru's spectacular, snow-capped Cordillera Blanca (White Mountains), the highest range of the Peruvian Andes.
PIA03899:
NASA Keeps Watch on a Potential Disaster in the Icy Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-23 Earth Terra
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During the first two weeks of April, 2003, numerous fires occurred in eastern Russia and northeast China, and produced a large amount of smoke that rose to form a thick layer of tiny atmospheric particles, or aerosols seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04276:
Smoke from Asian Fires Traverses the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-30 Earth Terra
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The height and motion of the ash and gas plume from the April 22, 2003, eruption of the Chikurachki volcano is portrayed in these views NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04328:
Height and Motion of the Chikurachki Eruption Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-07 Earth Terra
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The complex structure and beauty of polar clouds are highlighted by these images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on April 23, 2003. These clouds occur at multiple altitudes and exhibit a noticeable cyclonic circulation over the Southern Indian Ocean,
PIA04329:
Multi-layer Clouds Over the South Indian Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-15 Earth Terra
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This natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captures the beauty of the western United States and Canada.
PIA04330:
Western United States and Southwestern Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-21 Earth Terra
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Several oil slicks occurred on Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela between December 2002 and January 2003, and were observed by NASA's Terra spacecraft on December 26, 2002.
PIA04331:
Oil Slicks on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Earth Terra
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Anatahan Island is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #14 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04332:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #14:
Anatahan Island

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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-04 Earth Terra
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Global summaries of aerosol optical thickness from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04333:
Global and Seasonal Aerosol Distributions from MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-11 Earth Terra
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During Spring 2003, students, teachers, and scientists worked side-by-side, measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held instruments shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04334:
Students and NASA Study Aerosols over Baltimore
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These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft provide global, seasonal summaries of a quantity called the Directional Hemispherical Reflectance (DHR), also sometimes referred to as the 'black-sky' albedo.
PIA04335:
Global and Seasonal Surface Albedos from MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-01 Earth Terra
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On June 26, NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Aspen fire burning out of control north of Tucson, AZ.
PIA04602:
Aspen Fire, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-16 Earth Terra
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Strong synoptic winds disperse pollutants over the skies of Greece and the Aegean Sea during winter months as sen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captured in 2002.
PIA04336:
Summer Aerosols over Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-13 Earth Terra
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Data from NASA's Terra spacecraft were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of Scandinavia and the Baltic region.
PIA04337:
Scandinavia and the Baltic Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-10 Earth Terra
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The extent, height, and amount of smoke originating from the B&B Complex Fires in central Oregon are captured in these September 4, 2003 views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04338:
Smoke Plumes from the B&B Complex Fires, Oregon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-18 Earth Terra
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Cloud-top radiance and height characteristics of Hurricane Isabel are depicted in these data products and animations from NASA's Terra spacecraft on September 7, 2003.
PIA04339:
Aspects of Hurricane Isabel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-24 Earth Terra
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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #15 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04340:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #15: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-08 Earth Terra
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During the 2003 fire season, blazes in the taiga forests of Eastern Siberia were part of a vast network of fires across Siberia and the Russian Far East, northeast China and northern Mongolia seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04341:
Smoke from Siberian Taiga Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Earth Terra
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Austral winter and spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04342:
Austral Winter and Spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-29 Earth Terra
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Large plumes of smoke rising from devastating wildfires burning near Los Angeles and San Diego on Sunday, October 26, 2003, are highlighted in this set of images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04343:
Wildfires Rage in Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged Iceberg B-15A, the largest iceberg in the world (measuring about 11,000 square kilometers) when it broke away from Western Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000.
PIA04344:
Breakup of the World's Largest Iceberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-19 Earth Terra
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On November 18, 2003, NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Old Fire/Grand Prix fire east of Los Angeles.
PIA04879:
Old Fire/Grand Prix Fire, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-19 Earth Terra
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Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #16 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04345:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16:
Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-26 Earth Terra
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Brush fires consumed nearly 750,000 acres across Southern California between October 21 and November 18, 2003. Burn scars and vegetation changes wrought by the fires are illustrated in these false-color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04346:
Burn Scars Across Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-04 Earth Terra
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Within that narrow window during a solar eclipse where one on Earth can watch the Moon's shadow obscure more than 90% of the Sun, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these views of the Antarctic surface during the total solar eclipse of November 23, 2003.
PIA04347:
Capturing the Motion of an Eclipse Shadow
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