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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-21 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, 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
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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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 2001-04-05 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, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02797:
SRTM Anaglyph: Bhuj, India, Two Weeks After Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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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
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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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.
PIA03309:
SRTM Anaglyph: Northwest of Bhuj, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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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.
PIA03339:
Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo, Map View with Lava, Landsat / ASTER / SRTM
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 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 Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03340:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Anaglyph, SRTM / Landsat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 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 Salt Lake City, Utah. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03343:
Anaglyph, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-28 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount San Antonio (more commonly known as Mount Baldy) crowns the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, Calif., in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03345:
Anaglyph, Metro Los Angeles, Calif.: Malibu to Mount Baldy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 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 Mount Meru, an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03358:
Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 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 Mount St Helens, Washington. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03360:
Anaglyph, Mount St Helens, Washington State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.
PIA03386:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 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 Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03387:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear on the left (west) of this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04960:
Cape Town, South Africa, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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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 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The prominent circular feature seen here is known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania. This anaglyph is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04962:
Richat Structure, Mauritania, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert.
PIA04963:
Richat Structure, Mauritania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This elevation anaglyph of Los Angeles and adjacent mountainous terrain was created by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04968:
Library of Congress Model, Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Prominently displayed in this image, Mt. Pinos, at 2,692 meters (8,831 feet) is the highest peak in the Los Padres National Forest.
PIA03305:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Mt. Pinos, California
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.27 MB)     JPEG (895.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Landsat shows the Danube River flows east as it enters this west-looking scene (upper right) and forms the border between Slovakia and Hungary.
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000, shows the western part of the city of Pasadena, California, looking north towards the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA02718:
Pasadena, California Perspective View with Aerial Photo and Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains.
PIA03341:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Salt Lake City Olympics Venues, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-23 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
PIA15798:
NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Members of the team for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) stand in front of the project's saucer-shaped test vehicle at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18019:
LDSD Team in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This image shows the tower from which the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will hang before a balloon lifts it to high altitudes.
PIA18450:
Launch Tower for LDSD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after its successful engineering flight, the first test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project is lifted aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18517:
Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18518:
LDSD Saucer Aboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18519:
First Seconds of LDSD Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle.
PIA18520:
Saturday Afternoon Swim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, the saucer-shaped test vehicle is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel.
PIA18521:
Saucer Out of the Drink
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team perch on the test vehicle used in the first flight of NASA's Low-density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18522:
Mach 4 to Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, one of the new technologies being developed as part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, floats just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on June 28, 2014.
PIA18425:
LDSD Chute Beneath the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Divers retrieve the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18465:
Fishing LDSD out of the Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Moments into its powered flight, NASA'sLow-density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes.
PIA18464:
Departing Saucer Snaps Balloon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will undergo a series of events in the skies above Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of testing future landing technologies for Mars missions.
PIA18451:
Timeline of Events for Planetary Landing Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA17799:
The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Two members of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Detachment work on recovering the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
PIA19684:
Saucer Shoal: LDSD Recovery off Kauai
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
PIA19683:
LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-15 Earth Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The western hemisphere of our home planet Earth. North (upper left), Central, and South America (lower right) were nicely free of clouds when NASA's LRO pointed home on 9 August 2010 to acquire this beautiful view.
PIA13519:
Americas from the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Earth Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 was launched on November 3, 1973, 12:45 am PST, from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas/Centaur rocket (a reconditioned Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - ICBM).
PIA02441:
Earth and Moon as Viewed by Mariner 10
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-02 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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While most hills and mountains on Earth originate from tectonic motions or volcanism, Earth also has some examples of hills that originated from impacts of large meteorites, the predominant origin for hills and mountains on the Moon.
PIA06012:
Hills in Arctic Canada with Impact Origin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-11 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd martian day, or sol, of its mission.
PIA05547:
You are here: Earth as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-13 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd martian day, or sol, of its mission.
PIA05560:
Earth on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.
PIA04530:
Earth and Jupiter as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At the time, Mars and the orbiting camera were 139 million kilometers (86 million miles) from Earth and almost 1 billion kilometers (nearly 600 million miles) from Jupiter.
PIA04529:
Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, & Mercury do when viewed from Earth
PIA04531:
Earth and Moon as viewed from Mars
Full Resolution:     TIFF (197.6 kB)     JPEG (17.52 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the NASA spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of color and ultraviolet images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04159:
Calibration Image of Earth by Mars Color Imager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007.
PIA10244:
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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 This image comes from observations of Horowitz crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14475:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Horowitz Crater (Eight-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-31 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
PIA19149:
Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Before NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, the strata exposed in Mount Sharp were compared to those in the Grand Canyon of the western United States, shown here. Scientists are surprised by just how close the similarities are.
PIA16098:
Grand Canyon Similar to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This series of images reconstructs the geology of the region around Mars' Mount Sharp, where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed and is now driving. The images were taken on Earth and have been altered for the illustration.
PIA19078:
Sediment Accumulation in Dry and Wet Periods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The two bodies in this portion of an evening-sky view by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are Earth and Earth's moon. The rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) imaged them in the twilight sky of Curiosity's 529th Martian day, or sol (Jan. 31, 2014).
PIA17935:
Curiosity Mars Rover's First Image of Earth and Earth's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of terrestrial rocks was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13583:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This close-up view of a stone found in San Diego was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13584:
Test Close-Up of Earth Cobble by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This stereo view of terrestrial rocks combines two images taken by a testing twin of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13585:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth.
PIA17936:
Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Home
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Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Looking Back at Us
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Looking Back at Us
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft captured several stunning images of Earth during a gravity assist swingby of its home planet on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA10120:
Earth Departure Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft captured several stunning images of Earth during a gravity assist swingby of its home planet on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA10121:
Galapagos Islands Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's MESSENGER's Earth flyby on Aug. 2, 2005, not only adjusted the spacecraft's path to Mercury - the gravity assist maneuver allowed the spacecraft team to test several MESSENGER science instruments by observing its home planet.
PIA10122:
Twins Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings MESSENGER
Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013.
PIA17038:
Two Views of Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-08 Earth OMG
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This image shows a region of the sea floor off the coast of northwest Greenland mapped as part of NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission. The data shown here will be used to understand the pathways by which warm water can reach glacier edges.
PIA20476:
NASA's OMG Mission Maps Sea Floor Depth off Greenland's Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This image shows NASA's OCO-2 measurements of carbon dioxide levels over Pasadena and the northern Los Angeles basin on Sept. 5, 2014. Each colored dot represents a single measurement of the greenhouse gas made during an overflight of the area.
PIA18815:
Validating Carbon Dioxide Measurements from NASA's OCO-2 Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
PIA17896:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
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The launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, is seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
PIA18457:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Ready to Blast Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18458:
Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth OCO-2
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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, awaits launch at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18459:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 on the Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
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Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, as recorded by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18934:
Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
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This map shows solar-induced fluorescence, a plant process that occurs during photosynthesis, from Aug. through Oct. 2014 as measured by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18935:
Global Solar-Induced Fluorescence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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Scientists poring over data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission are seeing patterns emerge as they seek answers to questions about atmospheric carbon dioxide.
PIA20039:
NASA Carbon Sleuth Begins Year Two
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This ISRO-NASA-JPL-Caltech collaborative image shows ocean wind vector data from ISRO's OceanSat 2 spacecraft of Hurricane Irene which made landfall early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, just west of Cape Lookout, NC.
PIA14742:
NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This image shows ocean surface winds for Hurricane Sandy observed by the OSCAT radar scatterometer on the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) OceanSat-2 satellite. Colors indicate wind speed and arrows indicate direction.
PIA16219:
OSCAT Eyes Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The northern portion of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current, shown in red, appears about to detach a large ring of current, creating a separate eddy. An eddy is a large, warm, clockwise-spinning vortex of water -- the ocean's version of a cyclone.
PIA13155:
Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
PIA16787:
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Pools of warm water known as Kelvin waves can be seen traveling eastward along the equator (black line) in this image from the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite.
PIA12334:
Waves That Feed El Niņos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-2 oceanography satellite show a weakening of trade winds in western and central equatorial Pacific during late-January through February has triggered yet another strong, eastward-moving Kelvin wave.
PIA12962:
El Niņo's Last Stand?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA's OSTIM/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, on June 11, 2010, shows that Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.
PIA14383:
La Niņa's Exit Leaves Climate Forecasts in Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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ElNiņo is experiencing a late-fall resurgence. Sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the equatorial Pacific has triggered a wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave.
PIA12326:
El Niņo Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month.
PIA17454:
'La Nada' Climate Pattern Lingers in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, launched on June 20, 2008, wasted no time getting to work. The satellite's radar altimeter collected its first data a little more than 48 hours after launch.
PIA11197:
Newest Ocean-Observing Satellite Records Recent Sea Level Changes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Advanced Microwave Radiometer (AMR)
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Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:<br />First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The most recent sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the continued eastward progression of a strong wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave, now approaching South America.
PIA12404:
El Niņo Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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This image from NASA's European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 shows that the moderate El Niņo of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sibling, La Niņa, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
PIA13211:
Adios El Niņo, Hello La Niņa?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's European Jason-2 satellite shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events.
PIA17809:
The Fickle El Niño of 2014
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