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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The superb natural harbor at Lisbon is a commercially important European port handling much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain.
PIA11062:
Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.138 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This highly oblique image shot over northwestern part of the African continent captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere as seen by NASA's EarthKAM. You can see clouds and even the occasional thunderhead.
PIA11066:
Oblique Shot of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan and east of the Khabarovski and Primorski Krai of the Russian Far East. With the Kuril Islands, it forms Sakhalin Province.
PIA11018:
Sakhalin Island, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This extraordinary image captures the meeting place of the deep waters of the Tongue of the Ocean and the much shallower, completely submerged Grand Bahama Bank. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11019:
Tongue of the Ocean and Grand Bahama Bank
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image of the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula taken by NASA's EarthKAM on February 12, 2000. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Gulf of California to the east.
PIA11063:
Southern Tip of Baja California, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.229 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The distinctive curve of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the greater Boston urban area are very clear of the northeastern coast of the United States in this image from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11064:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.008 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image from NASA's EarthKAM of the Rio Gurupi in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its delta. It is the only open sea delta in the Americas and has more than 70 islands of various sizes.
PIA11065:
Delta of the Gurupi, Maracacume, and Tiriacu Rivers, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (731 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas.
PIA11068:
Atlantic (maybe Caribbean Sea) Ocean and Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (475.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows pivot irrigation near the city of As Sulayyil (Sulayel), Saudi Arabia. The edge of the Rub' al-Khali or Empty Quarter is visible in the southeast.
PIA11069:
Sand Dunes and Center-Pivot Irrigation in Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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Parts of the vast Ganges delta, in fact the world's largest, lie in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal, India as seen by NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11070:
Ganges River Delta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (852 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image of the Galapagos Islands captures two large shield volcanoes on Isla Isabella, the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11020:
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures almost all of Quinghai, the largest lake in China. It is located in the Quinghai Province on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau.
PIA11061:
Frozen Lake Quinghai Nanshan, Northern China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.217 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The Andes Mountains, part of the Southern Cordillera formed from subduction zone volcanism at the convergent boundary of the Nazca plate and the South American plate. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11017:
Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina near Chile Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth ISS-RapidScat
RapidScat
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Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring.
PIA17897:
ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-06 Earth ISS-RapidScat
RapidScat
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Launched Sept. 21, 2014, to the International Space Station, NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the International Space Station-RapidScat scatterometer to measure global ocean near-surface wind speeds and directions.
PIA18824:
NASA's New RapidScat Breezes Into Operation Aboard Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth ISS-RapidScat
RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat ocean wind scatterometer viewed Hurricane Ana as it approached Hawaii. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2014, RapidScat observed Ana seven times. This frame is from a movie containing multiple days of observation.
PIA18834:
Hurricane Ana Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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The latest image from NASA's Jason oceanography satellite, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending December 2, 2002, shows the Pacific dominated by two significant areas of higher-than-normal sealevel (warmer ocean temperatures).
PIA03889:
El Niño Continues to Grow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-14 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Since the weak El Niño event of last winter, the equatorial Pacific has cooled and oceanographers have been on a La Niña 'watch.' Thus far, equatorial waters have seesawed between cooling and the present slight warming.
PIA04622:
Where is La Niña?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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A Mostly Quiet Pacific
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 15, 2004.
PIA06380:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 27, 2004.
PIA06381:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (115.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending July 27, 2004, show weaker than normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered an eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA06751:
Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niño Yet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-16 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending November 15, 2004.
PIA05078:
El Nino: Pumping Up or Fizzling Out?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.575 MB)     JPEG (116.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
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Displayed in blue color is the height of sea surface (shown in blue) measured by NASA's Jason satellite two hours after the initial magnitude 9 earthquake hit the region (shown in red) southwest of Sumatra on December 26, 2004.
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-14 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending February 22, 2005, show that the central equatorial Pacific continues to exhibit an area of higher-than-normal sea surface heights.
PIA07456:
El Niño: The Weak, Getting Weaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06428:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06427:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.581 MB)     JPEG (106.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-26 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) field in the Gulf of Mexico during September 22, 2005. The path of Hurricane Rita is indicated with circles spaced every 3 hours with their size and color representing intensity (see legend).
PIA06342:
NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Caribbean Sea, with the Florida peninsula on the upper right, is based on altimeter data from three satellites including NASA's Jason-1.
PIA03055:
Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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The tropical Pacific Ocean is beginning to exhibit the characteristics of a developing La Niña condition.
PIA03665:
She's Back? La Niña Developing?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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In early 2006, a weak La Niña event kept the temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator a little cooler than normal.
PIA08501:
Pacific Climate Calm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-07 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-1 altimetric satellite show that continuing weaker-than-normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered another strong, eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA09038:
Jason Celebrates 5th Anniversary as El Niño Builds, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-02 Earth Jason-1
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New data of sea-level heights from early February, 2007, by the Jason altimetric satellite show that the tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from a warm (El Niño) to a cool (La Niña) condition during the prior two months
PIA09208:
Pacific Shows Signs of Morphing From Warm El Nino To Cool La Nina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-08 Earth Jason-1
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This pair of images from the radar altimeter instrument on NASA's U.S./France Jason mission reveals information on wind speeds and wave heights of Tropical Cyclone Gonu, which reached Category 5 strength in the Arabian Sea prior to landfall in early June.
PIA09602:
Jason Tracks Powerful Tropical Cyclone Gonu's High Winds, Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-07 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Niña, as shown by new data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by NASA's U.S-French Jason altimetric satellite.
PIA10110:
La Niña Persists
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-22 Earth Jason-1
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One of the strongest La Niñas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by NASA's U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite.
PIA10377:
Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Niña Linger
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-31 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:<br />Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008
PIA11002:
Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:
Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008

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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
PIA11710:
Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Earth Jason-1
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In September 2006, NASA satellite data indicated that El Niño had returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean, although it was relatively weak.
PIA01939:
Jason Satellite Observes Mild El Nino in 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
OSTM/Jason-2
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-06 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.465 MB)     JPEG (131 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
PIA11859:
First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of the U.S.-European Jason-3 spacecraft over the California coast. Jason-3 will precisely measure the height of the ocean surface, allowing scientists to monitor ocean circulation and sea level.
PIA14439:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France.
PIA14440:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
PIA14441:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (201.4 MB)     JPEG (3.898 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Earth Juno
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On Oct. 9, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth, using our home planet's gravity to get the final boost it needed to reach Jupiter. The JunoCam instrument captured this monochrome view of Earth.
PIA17542:
Earth from Juno
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
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This frame from a movie was captured by a star tracker camera on NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft. It was taken over several days as Juno approached Earth for a close flyby that would send the spacecraft onward to the giant planet.
PIA17748:
Juno's Approach to the Earth-Moon System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
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During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.
PIA17744:
Juno Detects a Ham Radio "HI" from Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-09 Earth Juno
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This trio of NASA's Junocam views of Earth was taken during Juno's close flyby on October 9, 2013.
PIA14447:
Earth Triptych from NASA's Juno Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (122 MB)     JPEG (1.705 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-06 Earth Juno
JunoCam
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This image of Earth (at left) and the moon (at right) was taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft as part of a checkout of the probe's instruments following launch.
PIA18427:
Juno's Post-launch view of Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-20 Kepler-20 Kepler
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This chart compares the first Earth-size planets found around a sun-like star to planets in our own solar system, Earth and Venus. NASA's Kepler mission discovered the newfound planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f.
PIA14886:
Earth-class Planets Line Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's Kidsat electronic still camera was requested by Buist Academy for the purpose of studying the coast of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.
PIA00547:
Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean Sea from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.47 MB)     JPEG (1.119 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00950:
Mosaic image of fires in Indonesia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (49.22 MB)     JPEG (1.846 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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As the Space Shuttle Atlantis flew over the Indonesian archipelago on Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, middle school students across the country used NASA's Kidsat camera to photograph the fires and smoke that blanket the island of Sumatra.
PIA00951:
Smoke over Lake Toba, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This map corresponds to NASA's KidSat image MET 00215424 of the northern regions of Sumatra that was captured on Sept., 1997 during the Shuttle flight STS-86.
PIA00952:
Map of northern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00953:
Southern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00954:
Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00955:
Sumatra, Indonesia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.23 MB)     JPEG (1.144 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00956:
Kidsat image of Sumatra, Indonesia & map
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.7 MB)     JPEG (281.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's KidSat spans the region of Venetia from the city of Venice, Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea north to the snow-capped Alps. Venice appears in the lower left part of the image, and the Alps appear in the lower right.
PIA00546:
Venice, Italy & the Alps from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.83 MB)     JPEG (1.483 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-09 Earth Landsat
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Barringer Crater, also known as 'Meteor Crater,' is a 1,300-meter (0.8 mile) diameter, 174-meter (570-feet) deep hole in the flat-lying desert sandstones 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) west of Winslow, Arizona.
PIA03212:
Barringer Meteor Crater, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk
PIA03032:
New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-29 Earth Landsat
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Zambezi River Delta
PIA18155:
Zambezi River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Earth Landsat
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NASA's Landsat 1 (originally named the Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or ERTS) was the first of what was to become a series of satellites designed to map and monitor the Earth's land surfaces.
PIA02988:
Early Landsat View of Los Angeles and Vicinity
Full Resolution:     TIFF (46.51 MB)     JPEG (3.886 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view taken in February 2000 from NASA's Landsat and SRTM shows the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica, the gray area in the center of the image.
PIA03367:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Jose, Costa Rica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.01 MB)     JPEG (210.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image shows a perspective view of the area around Pasadena, California, just north of Los Angeles. The cluster of hills surrounded by freeways on the left is the Verdugo Hills, which lie between the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley.
PIA02734:
Perspective View, Landsat Overlay Pasadena, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.95 MB)     JPEG (930 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-10 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the coastal area in southernmost Oman; the Arabian Sea is on the right. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02736:
Anaglyph, Landsat overlay, Southernmost Coastal Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-13 Earth Landsat
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The Lake Palanskoye in northern Kamchatka was formed when a large landslide disrupted the drainage pattern, forming a natural dam.
PIA02743:
Stereo Pair, Lake Palanskoye Landslide, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-20 Earth Landsat
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The prominent linear feature straight down the center of this perspective view is California's famous San Andreas Fault. The image was created with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02745:
Perspective View, San Andreas Fault
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Landsat
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This perspective view of upstate New York shows Lake Ontario in the lower left, the Adirondack Mountains in the upper left, and the Catskill Mountains on the right.
PIA02759:
Perspective View, Syracuse, Oneida Lake, Utica, Upstate New York
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-20 Earth Landsat
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows Meseta de Somuncura, a broad plateau capped by basalt. Near its western edge is evidence of multiple volcanic events. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02764:
SRTM Anaglyph: Inverted Topography, Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-31 Earth Landsat
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Wheeler Ridge and vicinity, California, is a site of major tectonic activity, both historically and over recent geologic time.
PIA02773:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Wheeler Ridge, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-21 Earth Landsat
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California's topography poses challenges for road builders. Northwest of Los Angeles, deformation of Earth's crust along the Pacific-North American crustal plate boundary has made transportation difficult.
PIA02776:
SRTM Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay: Los Angeles to San Joaquin Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-28 Earth Landsat
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In the lower center of this perspective view of upstate New York, the city of Syracuse hugs the southeastern banks (top right side) of Lake Onondaga, the smaller of the two dark features that dominate the scene.
PIA02778:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Syracuse, Oneida Lake, Upstate New York
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-12 Earth Landsat
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The San Fernando Valley (lower right of center) is part of Los Angeles and includes well over one million people. Two major disasters have occurred here in the last few decades: the 1971 Sylmar earthquake and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
PIA02780:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: San Fernando Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-14 Earth Landsat
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San Joaquin, the name given to the southern portion of California's vast Central Valley, as shown in this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 16, 2000.
PIA02790:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: San Joaquin Valley, California
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Caliente Range and Cuyama Valley, California, are shown in this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 16, 2000.
PIA02795:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Caliente Range and Cuyama Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Landsat
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On January 26, 2001 the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history.
PIA03302:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Haro and Kas Hills, India
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On January 26, 2001, the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history. Geologists traversed the region looking for ground surface disruptions, that could provide clues to the tectonic processes here.
PIA03308:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Northwest of Bhuj, India
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The influence of topography on the growth of the city of San Diego is seen clearly in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south.
PIA03330:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Diego, Calif.
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California's state capitol, Sacramento, can be seen clustered along the American and Sacramento Rivers in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the west.
PIA03331:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Sacramento, Calif.
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The cities of San Francisco and the East Bay are highlighted in this computer-generated perspective viewed from west of the Golden Gate.
PIA03335:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
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The volcanic nature of Mount Shasta is clearly evident in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the northwest.
PIA03336:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
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The Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo erupted on January 17, 2002, and subsequently sent streams of lava into the city of Goma on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
PIA03338:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Perspective View with Lava SRTM / ASTER / Landsat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-22 Earth Landsat
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Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, reaches 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, tall enough to maintain a permanent snow cap despite being just 330 kilometers (210 miles) south of the equator.
PIA03355:
Perspective with Landsat Overlay, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles)west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
PIA03357:
Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens catastrophically erupted, causing the worst volcanic disaster in the recorded history of the United States.
PIA03361:
Stereo Pair, Mount St Helens, Washington State
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Los Angeles, Calif., is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas with a population of about 15 million people. The urban areas mostly cover the coastal plains and lie within the inland valleys.
PIA03376:
Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat, Los Angeles, Calif
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (front to back) of this east-looking view of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, along the northeast perimeter of the Caribbean Sea.
PIA03391:
SRTM Perspective with Landsat Virgin Islands, Carribean
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Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) has produced the first high-resolution, near-global elevation dataset of Earth.
PIA04967:
Library of Congress Model, Perspective View
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Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea (top to bottom) are Polynesian Islands about 220 kilometers (135 miles) west-northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific.
PIA06660:
Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea, French Polynesia, Landsat and SIR-C Images Compared to SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-31 Earth Landsat
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows Wheeler Ridge and vicinity, California, a site of major tectonic activity. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02772:
SRTM Anaglyph: Wheeler Ridge, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-21 Earth Landsat
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows rugged terrain between Los Angeles and California's central valley. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02777:
SRTM Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay: Los Angeles to San Joaquin Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-20 Earth Landsat
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands, located south of Newfoundland, Canada. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02781:
SRTM Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay: Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Landsat
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the Haro and Kas Hills of the Kachchh region in western India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03303:
SRTM Anaglyph: Haro and Kas Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-24 Earth Landsat
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03307:
SRTM Anaglyph: Roads versus Dikes near Bhuj, India
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