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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-02 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows Viti Levu, the largest island in the group some 332 islands commonly known as Fiji. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02784:
SRTM Anaglyph: Fiji Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.719 MB)     JPEG (232.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This 3D perspective view shows the Japanese island called Miyake-Jima viewed from the northeast. This island - about 180 kilometers south of Tokyo - is part of the Izu chain of volcanic islands that runs south from the main Japanese island of Honshu.
PIA02769:
Perspective View of Shaded Relief with Color as Height, Miyake-Jima, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.176 MB)     JPEG (185.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image shows the northern part of central New York State, a landscape sculpted by the ice sheets of the last ice age. Lake Ontario runs across the top of the image.
PIA02754:
Radar with Color-wrapped Height Fringes, Syracuse and vicinity, New York State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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From Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River (at the top of the image) and extending to Long Island (at the bottom) this image shows the varied topography of eastern New York State and parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
PIA02752:
Stereo Pair of Height as Color & Shaded Relief, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.123 MB)     JPEG (546.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The topography of New Zealand's North Island is rich in seismic features: The sharp line cutting through the city of Wellington (on the left side of the large bay on the bottom coast) is the active Wellington Fault.
PIA02742:
Shaded relief with Color as Height, Wellington, New Zealand
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.9 MB)     JPEG (1.063 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the Iturralde Structure, Bolivia, a possible impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03362:
Anaglyph: Shaded Relief and Height as Brightness, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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An 8-kilometer (5-mile) wide crater of possible impact origin is shown in this view of an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03359:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.9 MB)     JPEG (3.517 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Topographic data provided by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission can provide many clues to geologic history and processes.
PIA03324:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Near Zapala, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03323:
SRTM Anaglyph: Lava plateaus, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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All of the major landforms relate to volcanism and/or erosion in this Shuttle Radar Topography Mission scene of Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina.
PIA03322:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Lava plateaus in Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.596 MB)     JPEG (432.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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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.
PIA03320:
SRTM Anaglyph: Piñon Canyon region, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Erosional features are prominent in this view of southern Colorado taken NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The area covers about 20,000 square kilometers and is located about 50 kilometers south of Pueblo, Colorado.
PIA03319:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Piñon Canyon region, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Volcanism and erosion are prominently seen in this view of the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains taken by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03318:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Corral de Piedra, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.61 MB)     JPEG (513.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains, southeast of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03317:
SRTM Anaglyph: Corral de Piedra, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia is shown in this scene created from a preliminary elevation model derived from the first data collected during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 12, 2000.
PIA03314:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. Sredinnyy Khrebet, the mountain range that makes up the spine of the peninsula. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03313:
SRTM Anaglyph: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph shows NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California as seen by the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02721:
Pasadena, California Anaglyph with Aerial Photo Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000 shows the city of Honolulu, Hawaii and adjacent areas on the island of Oahu. Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island.
PIA02720:
Honolulu, Hawaii Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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'From the desert to the mountains to the sea,' this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000, shows in striking detail the varied topography of Southern California.
PIA02719:
Southern California Shaded Relief, Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.636 MB)     JPEG (654 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 shows the relationship of the urban area of Pasadena, California to the natural contours of the land.
PIA02716:
San Gabriel Mountains, California, Shaded relief, Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 shows the relationship of the urban area of Pasadena, California to the natural contours of the land.
PIA02715:
San Gabriel Mountains, California, Radar Image, Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.906 MB)     JPEG (326.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 vividly displays California's famous San Andreas Fault along the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, Calif.
PIA02714:
San Andreas Fault, Southern California , Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.228 MB)     JPEG (3.292 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000 shows the relationships of the dense urban development of Los Angeles, Calif. and the natural contours of the land.
PIA02713:
Los Angeles, California, Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.232 MB)     JPEG (587.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 shows an area of Ventura County, California, including Simi Valley in the center of the image.
PIA02711:
Simi Valley, California, Perspective View of Shaded Relief, Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.166 MB)     JPEG (207.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This shaded relief topographic acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) image from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02710:
Shaded Relief Color Wrapped, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.271 MB)     JPEG (868.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02708:
Shaded Relief, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.34 MB)     JPEG (1.485 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02707:
Perspective View, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.612 MB)     JPEG (219.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This radar image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area in the state of Bahia in Brazil.
PIA02706:
Shaded Relief of South Africa, Northern Cape Province
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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An 8-kilometer (5-mile) wide crater of possible impact origin is shown in this stereoscopic view of an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon.
PIA03363:
Stereo Pair with ASTER Image, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.168 MB)     JPEG (186.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 vividly displays California's famous San Andreas Fault along the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, Calif.
PIA02712:
San Andreas Fault, Southern California, Shaded Relief, Wrapped Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.467 MB)     JPEG (2.572 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna is the focus of this perspective from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The city of Catania is barely visible behind Etna on the bay at the upper left. Mt. Etna erupted in
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands are the focus of this perspective view from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The image is looking south with the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in the foreground and Etna with its dark lava flows on the skyline.
PIA03370:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy & the Aeolian Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.534 MB)     JPEG (86.35 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.26 MB)     JPEG (101 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-23 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)
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Natural Color Mosaic of North America
PIA04361:
Natural Color Mosaic of North America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.95 MB)     JPEG (597.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
SIR-C/X-SAR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.
PIA06671:
Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth SMAP
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This image, created at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), shows the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, specifically depicting how the scanning antenna will fly in space and the swath coverage over the Earth.
PIA14392:
SMAP Flys over Earth (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
PIA19132:
NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth's surface during each orbit is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers).
PIA19133:
Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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In the Astrotech payload processing facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians secure a transportation canister around NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft for its move to the launch pad.
PIA19134:
SMAP Gets Ready to Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is transported across Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Space Launch Complex 2, where it will be mated to a Delta II rocket for launch, targeted for Jan. 29.
PIA19135:
Satellite in a Can
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is lifted up the side of a mobile service tower for mating to its Delta II rocket.
PIA19136:
Going Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is being prepared for liftoff. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 29.
PIA19137:
Sunset at Vandenberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
PIA18057:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radiometer Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
PIA18058:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth SMAP
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The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed.
PIA11399:
NASA SMAP Images Show Progression of Spring Thaw in Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Earth SMAP
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These maps of global soil moisture were created using data from the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory. Evident are regions of increased soil moisture and flooding during April, 2015.
PIA17798:
SMAP's Radiometer Captures Views of Global Soil Moisture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Earth Space Shuttle
SIR-C/X-SAR
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These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
PIA16179:
Nile River in Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This is an image showing part of Isla Isabella in the western Galapagos Islands. It was taken by the L-band radar in HH polarization from the Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar on the 40th orbit of NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA00499:
Radar Image of Galapagos Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This space radar image shows the Roter Kamm impact crater in southwest Namibia. The crater rim is seen in the lower center of the image as a radar-bright, circular feature.
PIA00503:
Roter Kamm Impact Crater in Namibia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the area surrounding the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the southeastern United States demonstrates the ability of multi-frequency imaging radar to distinguish different types of land cover.
PIA01300:
Space Radar Image of New Orleans, Louisiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Saline Valley, about 30 km (19 miles) east of the town of Independence, California created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01808:
Space Radar Image of Saline Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-09 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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These are two comparison images of Mount Everest and its surroundings, along the border of Nepal and Tibet.
PIA01301:
Space Radar Image of Mount Everest
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This pair of images from space shows a portion of the southern Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula in the country of Oman.
PIA01302:
Space Radar Image of Ubar Optical/Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the Washington, D.C. area demonstrates the capability of imaging radar as a useful tool for urban planners and managers to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01303:
Space Radar Image of Washington, D.C.
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This is a space radar image of the area around the Unzen volcano, on the west coast of Kyushu Island in southwestern Japan.
PIA00504:
Unzen Volcano, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This is an image of the area around the city of Angkor, Cambodia. The city houses an ancient complex of more than 60 temples dating back to the 9th century.
PIA00505:
Angkor, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (41.23 MB)     JPEG (3.655 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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These images show two views of a region of south-central Egypt. On the left is an optical image from NASA's Landsat Thematic Mapper, and on the right is a radar image from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA00737:
Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image covers a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00821:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows a close up view of a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00822:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits (close-up)
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L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the dramatic landscape in the Phang Hoei Range of north central Thailand, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the city of Lom Sak.
PIA01235:
North Central Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii shows the capability of imaging radar to map lava flows and other volcanic structures.
PIA01304:
Space Radar Image of Mauna Loa, Hawaii
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Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the area surrounding the Galeras volcano in southern Colombia shows the ability of a multi-frequency radar to map volcanic structures that can be dangerous to study on the ground.
PIA01305:
Space Radar Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
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Imaging Radar
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Scientists are using this radar image of the area surrounding Sunbury, Pennsylvania to study the geologic structure and land use patterns in the Appalachian Valley and Ridge province.
PIA01306:
Space Radar Image of Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the ocean surface in a portion of the Western Pacific Ocean.
PIA01308:
Space Radar Image of Western Pacific rain clouds
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Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the New York city metropolitan area. The island of Manhattan appears in the center of the image. The green-colored rectangle on Manhattan is Central Park.
PIA01309:
Space Radar Image of New York City
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Imaging Radar
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The ability of a sophisticated radar instrument to image large regions of the world from space, using different frequencies that can penetrate dry sand cover, produced the discovery in this image: a previously unknown branch of an ancient river.
PIA01310:
Space Radar Image of Wadi Kufra, Libya
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Imaging Radar
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This image of the Mississippi River in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana shows regions of the southern United States that are prone to flooding.
PIA01311:
Space Radar Image of Mississippi River
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-09 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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NASA's SIR-C/X-SAR is shown here in the payload bay of the orbiting space shuttle Endeavour (STS-59), with an area of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Hawaii in the background.
PIA01321:
Onboard View - Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the area of Death Valley, California and the different surface types in the area. Radar is sensitive to surface roughness with rough areas showing up brighter than smooth areas, which appear dark.
PIA01349:
Color Image of Death Valley, California from SIR-C
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This image is a false-color composite of Raco, Michigan, centered at 46.39 degrees north latitude, 84.88 degrees west longitude.
PIA01700:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
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This image shows Death Valley, California, centered at 36.629 degrees north latitude, 117.069 degrees west longitude.
PIA01701:
Space Radar Image of Death Valley, California
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This is a false-color composite of Prince Albert, Canada, centered at 53.91 north latitude and 104.69 west longitude.
PIA01702:
Space Radar Image of Prince Albert, Canada
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This picture is a three-dimensional perspective view of Death Valley, California. This view was constructed by overlaying a NASA SIR-C radar image on a U.S. Geological Survey digital elevation map.
PIA01703:
Space Radar Image of Death Valley in 3-D
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This image is a false-color composite of Oetzal, Austria located in the Central Alps centered at 46.8 degrees north latitude, 10.70 degrees east longitude, at the border between Switzerland (top), Italy (left) and Austria (right and bottom).
PIA01704:
Space Radar Image of Oetzal, Austria
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This image is a false-color composite of the Mammoth Mountain area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. The image is centered at 37.6 degrees north latitude and 119.0 degrees west longitude.
PIA01705:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California
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This false-color L-band image of the Manaus region of Brazil was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on orbit 46 of the mission.
PIA01706:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
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This is a three-dimensional view of Isabela, one of the Galapagos Islands located off the western coast of Ecuador, South America.
PIA01708:
Space Radar Image Isla Isabela in 3-D
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This is a false color L-band and C-band image of the area around Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, centered at about 15 degrees north latitude, 120.5 degrees east longitude.
PIA01709:
SPace Radar Image of Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines
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This color composite C-band and L-band image of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) flying on space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01710:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii
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This is a false-color image of the uninhabited Safsaf Oasis in southern Egypt near the Egypt/Sudan border.
PIA01711:
Space Radar Image of Safsaf, North Africa
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These two images were created using data from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01712:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
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This is a vegetation map of the Raco, Michigan area produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01713:
Space Radar Image of Raco Vegetation Map
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This biomass map of the Raco, Michigan, area was produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01714:
Space Radar Image of Raco Biomass Map
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These two images were created using data from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01715:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California
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This is a false-color, three-frequency image of the Oberpfaffenhofen supersite, southwest of Munich in southern Germany, which shows the differences in what the three radar bands can see on the ground.
PIA01716:
Space Radar Image of Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of a false-color image of the eastern part of the Big Island of Hawaii.
PIA01717:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii in 3-D
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This is a three-dimensional perspective of Mammoth Mountain, California. This view was constructed by overlaying a NASA Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C (SIR-C) radar image on a U.S. Geological Survey digital elevation map.
PIA01718:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California in 3-D
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This is a three-frequency false color image of Flevoland, The Netherlands, centered at 52.4 degrees north latitude, 5.4 degrees east longitude.
PIA01719:
Space Radar Image of Flevoland, Netherlands
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This is a C-band, VV polarization radar image of the Namib desert in southern Namibia, near the coast of South West Africa.
PIA01720:
Space Radar Image of Namib Desert in Southern Namib
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This is a radar image of the region around the site of the lost city of Ubar in southern Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula.
PIA01721:
Space Radar Image of the Lost City of Ubar
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This is a radar image of a little known volcano in northern Colombia. The image was acquired on orbit 80 of space shuttle Endeavour on April 14, 1994, by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01722:
Space Radar Image of Colombian Volcano
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This is a radar image of the southwest portion of the buried Chicxulub impact crater in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
PIA01723:
Space Radar Image of the Yucatan Impact Crater Site
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This is a false-color radar image of Central Africa, showing the Virunga Volcano chain along the borders of Rwanda, Zaire and Uganda. This area is home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
PIA01724:
Space Radar Image of Central African Gorilla Habitat
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image is of an area thought to contain the ruins of the ancient settlement of Niya. It is located in the southwestern corner of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province.
PIA01725:
Space Radar Image of Niya ruins, Taklamakan desert
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This composite image is of an area thought to contain the ruins of the ancient settlement of Niya. It is located in the southwest corner of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province.
PIA01726:
Space Radar Image of the Silk route in Niya, Taklamak, China
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This is a radar image of Mount Rainier in Washington state. The volcano last erupted about 150 years ago and numerous large floods and debris flows have originated on its slopes during the last century.
PIA01727:
Space Radar Image of Mt. Rainer, Washington
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This is an X-band seasonal image of the Maly Semlyachik volcano, which is part of the Karymsky volcano group on Kamchatka peninsula, Russia.
PIA01728:
Space Radar Image of Kliuchevskoi, Russia
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This is an image of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and its surroundings, centered at 51.17 north latitude and 30.15 west longitude.
PIA01729:
Space Radar Image of Chernobyl
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These are two false-color composites of Raco, Michigan, located at the eastern end of Michigan's upper peninsula, west of Sault Ste. Marie and south of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior.
PIA01730:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
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