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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vibrant reds, emerald greens, brilliant whites, and pastel blues adorn this view of the area surrounding the Jakobshavn Glacier on the western coast of Greenland captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 18, 2003.
PIA05070:
Greenland's Coast in Holiday Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the strong convective development of Hurricane Katrina as it moved west through the Gulf of Mexico. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04383:
The Roiling Clouds of Katrina Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this anaglyph image of Mt. St. Helens volcano in the Cascade Range of southwestern Washington; it erupted on 18 May 1980. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11160:
Mt. St. Helens Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-13 Earth Terra
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This images, acquired on March 12, 2011 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows a large smoke plume that appears to be associated either with the Shiogama incident or Sendai port fires. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13914:
Large Smoke Plume from Industrial Fires in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-20 Earth Terra
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A plume from a large brush fire that burned about 15,000 acres in 2000 is visible at the western edge of the Big Cypress Swamp in southern Florida. NASA's Terra satellite captured acquired this image on April 9, 2000. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA02610:
MISR Views Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-08 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from NASA's Terra satellite's vertical (nadir) camera, shows Hurricane Carlotta's location in the eastern Pacific Ocean, about 500 km south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2000. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02611:
MISR Views Hurricane Carlotta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-02 Earth Terra
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This stereo image from NASA's Terra satellite show the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes in Hawaii; a southern face of a line of cumulus clouds off the north coast of Hawaii is also visible. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02616:
MISR Views the Big Island of Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-27 Earth Terra
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This stereo view of western Alaska was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 25, 2000. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02625:
MISR Stereo Imaging Distinguishes Smoke from Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-18 Earth Terra
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This stereo view of the Sierra Nevada mountains near the California-Nevada border was acquired on August 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02628:
MISR Sees the Sierra Nevadas in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-13 Earth Terra
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This stereoimage of Hurricane Alberto on August 19, 2000 was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite. At this time, the storm was located in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Azores. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02636:
Into the Eye of the Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-16 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft include portions of southern Wyoming, central Colorado, and western Nebraska. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03406:
Front Range of the Rockies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-23 Earth Terra
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Several mountain ranges and a portion of the Amur River are visible in this set of stereo images of Russia's far east Khabarovsk region taken by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03407:
Smoke and Clouds over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-20 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the rugged Southern Alps extending some 650 kilometers along the western side of New Zealand's South Island. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03410:
New Zealand's Southern Alps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-25 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the eruption of Mt. Etna volcano located near the eastern coast of Sicily on July 22, 2001. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03415:
Eruption of Mt. Etna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-01 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the area around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the Green Knoll forest fire raged for many days in July, 2001. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03416:
Smoke over Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-19 Earth Terra
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Spectacular canyons of the central Andes, in the Peruvian department of Arequipa, are seen in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03423:
Deepest Canyons of the Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-22 Earth Terra
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Large smoke plumes were produced by the Blackjack complex fire in southeastern Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp as seen by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft May 8, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03709:
Okefenokee Swamp Fire, Georgia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-09 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Hurricane Lili headed for Louisiana on October 2, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03728:
Hurricane Lili Heads for Louisiana Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-13 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured the energetic eruption of Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 29, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03733:
Multi-angle Portrayals of Mt. Etna's Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-02 Earth Terra
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Stratus clouds are common in the Arctic during the summer months, and are important modulators of the arctic climate as seen in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03748:
Stratified Arctic Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Santa Ana winds swept large amounts of dust and ash across the skies of San Diego and over the Pacific Ocean. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04348:
Airborne Dust and Ash over Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010, to capture this stereo anaglyph generated from the nadir and 46-degree forward-viewing cameras of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to vie
PIA13051:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010 (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-18 Earth Terra
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Fire season in Manitoba, Canada lasts from April until October, and numerous smoke plumes caused by lightning strikes are captured in these from views NASA's Terra satellite of the northwestern part of the province; data were acquired on June 20, 2001.
PIA03414:
Fire in the Land of 100,000 Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-08 Earth Terra
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Lake Constance, bordered by Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2.
PIA03417:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2:
Lake Constance, Europe

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-14 Earth Terra
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A large tabular iceberg (42 kilometers x 17 kilometers) broke off Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica (75º S latitude, 102º W longitude) sometime between November 4 and 12, 2001, as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03431:
Birth of a Large Iceberg in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-10 Earth Terra
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This island is Bouvet Island (or Bouvetøya) and is a territory of Norway. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9.
PIA03715:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9:
Bouvet Island, Norway

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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-29 Earth Terra
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft portray Houston and Galveston Bay on September 12, 2002, and display data from three of MISR's nine cameras along with a map of retrieved aerosol optical thickness.
PIA04303:
Aerosols over Houston and Galveston Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-19 Earth Terra
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #13. The location is Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan.
PIA04323:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #13: Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-06 Earth Terra
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The collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the fires that followed produced a noxious smoke plume, a complex mixture of tiny airborne particles and gases as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04388:
Smoke Plume Dispersal from the World Trade Center Disaster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-24 Earth Terra
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Tropical Storm Bonnie, now a depression, rakes South Florida in this infrared image from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder , en route to a weekend run-in with the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf oil spill.
PIA13296:
Bonnie Takes Aim at an Oily Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the city of Tequila, Mexico. Its red volcanic soil surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of blue agave, and more than 300 million plants are harvested each year.
PIA15073:
Tequila, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a massive crack across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Eventually, the crack will extend all the way across the glacier.
PIA15077:
NASA Spacecraft Images Massive Crack in Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-18 Earth Terra
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The flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, was draining slowly when this image was acquired on Nov. 17, 2011, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13952:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Continued Flooding Woes in Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the province of Al Jazirah, a region of great fertility which lies in the central Sudan between the White and Blue Niles south of Khartoum.
PIA15131:
Al Jazirah Province, Sudan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Laguna del Maule volcanic field which straddles the Andean range crest between Chile and Argentina.
PIA15205:
Maule Volcanic Field, Chile-Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Isle of Man (also known as Mann), a self-governing British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.
PIA15218:
Isle of Man
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-20 Earth Terra
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In December, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of a new volcanic island forming in the Red Sea. This region is part of the Red Sea Rift where the African and Arabian tectonic plates are pulling apart.
PIA13954:
NASA Spacecraft Images Some of Earth's Newest "Real Estate"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Debra L. Friedkin archaeological site near Salado, Texas, a multicomponent site, with Clovis remains overlying pre-Clovis stone tools.
PIA15335:
Friedkin Archaeological Site, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Terra
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This frame is from a visualization of the rapid advance of the Esperanza Fire over the San Jacinto Mountains (Riverside County, CA) between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM on October 26, 2006.
PIA13200:
Esperanza Wildfire Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the capital of Scotland, and lies along the Firth of Forth.
PIA15367:
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #27. The location is Jordan.
PIA13957:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #27: Jordan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-22 Earth Terra
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This image of clouds over the southern Indian Ocean was acquired on July 23, 2007 was acquired by NASA's polar-orbiting Terra spacecraft.
PIA15399:
NASA Satellite Finds Earth's Clouds are Getting Lower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-09 Earth Terra
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Extremely heavy rains fell at the end of February 2012 in the northern Algerian province of El Tarf, near the Tunisian border. The rainfall total was the greatest recorded in the last 30 years. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13962:
NASA Spacecraft Monitors Flooding in Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Nunavut, in northern Canada, the largest and newest federal territory of the country. The name means 'our land' in Inuktitut.
PIA13963:
Nunavut Territory, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured Kuwait's Failaka Island, located 50 km southeast of the spot where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers empty into the Persian Gulf.
PIA16944:
Failaka Island, Kuwait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this view of severe flooding in La Plata, Argentina, on April 4, 2013. Torrential rains and record flash flooding has killed more than 50 and left thousands homeless, according to news reports.
PIA16945:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Severe Flooding in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-03 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 Christopher Columbus, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas.
PIA15532:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-10 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Fiji, hard hit by heavy rains in early 2012, causing flooding and landslides. Hardest hit was the western part of the main Island of Viti Levu, Fiji, and the principal city of Nadi.
PIA15557:
NASA Spacecraft Images Fiji Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-11 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows a mine in Baiyun Ebo, Inner Mongolia, China, the site of almost half the world's rare earth production. China is responsible for over 95% of global production of rare earth elements.
PIA13969:
Baiyun Ebo, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-13 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the west coast of Greenland, one of Earth's premiere incubators for icebergs -- large blocks of land ice that break off from glaciers or ice shelves and float in the ocean.
PIA13970:
NASA Spacecraft Images One of Earth's Iceberg Incubators
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano, located about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, spewing water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks since its most recent eruption period began in April 2012.
PIA14409:
NASA Spacecraft Images Mexican Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Popocatepetl, the nearly 18.000-foot-high volcano about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, continuing to spew water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks from its latest eruption, which started in mid-April 2012.
PIA15617:
ASTER Tracks Continuing Popocatepetl Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-30 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the eastern end of the Gulf of Fonseca, in Honduras, originally the site of extensive wetlands ecosystem, dominated by six species of mangroves.
PIA15145:
Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze River in east-central China, and is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
PIA15655:
Three Gorges Dam, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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The Livermore and Spring Ranch fires near the Davis Mountain Resort, Texas, burned 13,000 and 11,000 acres respectively. When NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2012, both fires had been contained.
PIA15657:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-24 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon (or Tsangpo Gorge) in Tibet, the deepest canyon in the world, and longer than the Grand Canyon.
PIA15775:
Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 2, 2012 of Sheveluch, one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula, with frequent explosive events that can disrupt air traffic over the northern Pacific.
PIA15792:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Large Eruption of Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Picher, Oklahoma which once boasted 20,000 people in this mining town in northeast Oklahoma. Now, after a 2009 tornado, and a federal cleanup program, the town is a modern-day ghost town.
PIA15821:
Picher, Oklahoma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 25, 2012, this image shows the High Park fire west of Fort Collins, Colo. More than 83,000 acres have been burned and approximately 250 homes, the most in Colorado history.
PIA15832:
NASA Spacecraft Images Colorado's Most Destructive Wildfire to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-03 Earth Terra
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On July 2, 2012, NASA's MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Horse Creek Fire and much larger Ash Creek Fire Complex in southeastern Montana, to the east of Billings, Mont.
PIA15839:
NASA's MISR Views Raging Wildfires in Southeastern Montana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Waldo Canyon Fire, west of Colorado Springs, Colo., being called the worst fire in Colorado history. Healthy vegetation is red, water is dark blue, streets and buildings are gray, and the burned areas are
PIA15847:
Colorado's Destructive Waldo Canyon Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Dawson, Canada. A boom town in 1898, discovery of gold in the Klondike fueled the massive influx of miners, merchants, and other support professions to this town on the Yukon River.
PIA15848:
Dawson, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on in 2011, this image shows the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin in northwest Saudi Arabia, which has been steadily developing agricultural fields using center pivot irrigation by tapping into fossil ground water.
PIA15849:
Wadi As-Sirhan, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Earth Terra
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This simulated natural color image of London was acquired May 26, 2012 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. Major construction projects included the new 400-acre Olympic Park for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
PIA15897:
NASA Spacecraft Captures a Medal-Worthy Image of London
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.266 MB)     JPEG (348.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, a birdseye view of the Canary Islands wildfire, on Aug. 17, 2012. The main town of San Sebastian can be seen on the eastern shore of the island.
PIA16076:
NASA Spacecraft Gets a Birdseye View of Canary Islands Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Aug. 24, 2012, 13 miles (20 kilometers) north of Vicksburg, Miss., as drought continued to afflict the U.S. Midwest, water levels of the Mississippi River approached historic lows.
PIA16097:
NASA Spacecraft Images Drought's Impacts on the Mighty Mississippi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft recorded low-level wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (65 knots) from cloud motion observed outside Tropical Storm Isaac's eye. The spacecraft flew over Isaac a few hours before Isaac was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.
PIA16017:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Isaac's Inflow and Outflow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Earth Terra
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Two satellite images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, obtained about 10 years apart, clearly illustrate the effects of the near-historic drought conditions in southwestern Kansas. Farmers are among the hardest hit.
PIA16102:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Effects of U.S. Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-21 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Pole Creek fire southwest of Sisters, Ore., which had grown to 24,000 acres as of Sept. 20, 2012. No structures have been destroyed, and the fire is mostly confined to the national forest.
PIA15884:
NASA Spacecraft Images Oregon Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, and home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet, situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok.
PIA16290:
Vladivostok, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the abandoned town of Centralia, in eastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining country.
PIA16291:
Centralia, Pennsylvania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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Baikonur, formerly Leninsk, is a city in Kazakhstan rented and administered by the Russian Federation to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome where Sputnik launched in 1957. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16292:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
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This still from an animation shows, in exaggerated terms, how the surface of the southern Central Valley of California deformed from the period 2007 to 2011.
PIA16293:
InSAR Measurements of Subsidence in California's Central Valley (June 2007--December 2010) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Brittany, a cultural region in the northwest of France.
PIA15007:
Brittany, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery in Texas. With a refining capacity of over 560,000 barrels per day, it is the largest refinery in the United States.
PIA16295:
Baytown Refinery, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this imagery and data over Hurricane Sandy as the storm approached the U.S. east coast on Oct. 28, 2012. The image at left covers an area 250 miles (400 kilometers) wide and extends from Massachusetts to Florida.
PIA16435:
NASA's Spacecraft Imagery Shows Hurricane Sandy's Wind Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the volcanic Ogasawara Islands. The islands were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of an outstanding example of ongoing evolutionary processes in oceanic island ecosystems.
PIA15950:
Ogasawara Islands, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Earth Terra
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Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Its name derives from a dam in the river Amstel. Founded in the 12th century as a fishing village, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the world in the 17th century.
PIA16542:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, erupted on Nov. 27, 2012 for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash almost 10,000 feet into the sky. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16590:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Captures Russian Volcano Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-07 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Heilongjiang, a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages.
PIA16596:
Heilongjiang Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Mar. 17, 2012, is of Jebel Uweinat, a mountain range in the area of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan border. It is reportedly one of the driest places on earth.
PIA16679:
Jebel Uweinat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-16 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula erupted on Nov. 27, 2012, for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash to the height of more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16741:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over South Africa and Zimbabwe where week-long torrential rains swelled the Limpopo River in Jan. 2013.
PIA16772:
NASA Satellite Images Severe Flooding in Mozambique
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. The population of the Jakarta conurbation is over 28 million, making it perhaps the largest metropolitan area in the world in terms of inhabitants.
PIA16776:
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 Earth Terra
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This 3-D view was created from data acquired Feb. 4, 2013 by NASA's Terra spacecraft showing a massive wildfire which damaged Australia's largest optical astronomy facility, the Siding Spring Observatory.
PIA16783:
NASA Spacecraft Captures 3-D View of Massive Australian Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-08 Earth Terra
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The Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC) is a large layered igneous intrusion within the earth's crust, exposed at the edge of the Transvaal Basin in South Africa. Numerous mines, tailings piles, and leach ponds are shown in blue.
PIA16788:
Bushveld Igneous Complex, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals the still-active lava flows in the snowy winter landscape of Plosky Tolbachik volcano, which erupted for the first time in 35 years on Nov. 27, 2012, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA16824:
NASA Satellite Captures New Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Earth Terra
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Wasco, California advertises itself as the 'Rose Capital of the World'; over 8000 acres are devoted to cultivation of existing and new varieties of roses, shipped to every state in the U.S. and all over the world.
PIA16855:
Wasco, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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The first images taken by NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on February 24, 2000, show the winter landscape of James Bay, Ontario, Canada from three of the instrument's nine cameras.
PIA02450:
MISR's First Views of James Bay, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft show the (nadir) view of the eastern United States, stretching from Lake Ontario to northern Georgia, and spanning the Appalachian Mountains.
PIA02601:
Multi-Angle Views of the Appalachian Mountains, 6 March 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-16 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of smoke plumes from devastating wildfires in the northwestern U.S. This view of the Clearwater and Salmon River Mountains in Idaho was acquired on August 5, 2000 (Terra orbit 3370).
PIA02618:
MISR Images Wildfires in Northwestern US
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-18 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite captured on August 14, 2000 show forest fires raging in Montana and Hurricane Hector swirling in the Pacific.
PIA02619:
MISR Images Forest Fires and Hurricane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-23 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite images of the Ntwetwe and Sua Pans in northeastern Botswana were acquired on August 18, 2000 (Terra orbit 3553).
PIA02620:
MISR Images Northeastern Botswana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-08 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite include eastern Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Maine, as well as the southeastern corner of Quebec province between August and October, 2000.
PIA02631:
Summer Turns to Autumn in New England
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on August 18, 2000 during Terra orbit 3562, show the Bering Strait, with Seward Peninsula of Alaska to the east, and Chukotskiy Poluostrov of Siberia to the west.
PIA02638:
MISR Sights the Bering Strait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-10 Earth Terra
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This map shows the abundance of airborne particulates, or aerosols, over Southern Africa during the period August 14-September 29, 2000, when NASA's Terra satellite flew over the area.
PIA02640:
Airborne Particulates over Southern Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-24 Earth Terra
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Close to the city of Manaus, Brazil the Rio Solimoes and the Rio Negro converge to form the Amazon River. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on July 23, 2000 during Terra orbit 3178.
PIA02642:
A Merging of Pale and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Terra
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The Tibetan Plateau and a portion of the Himalayan Mountain chain are captured in this stereo image acptured by NASA's Terra satellite May 14, 2000 (Terra orbit 2153).
PIA02646:
Roof of the World and the Abode of Snow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-14 Earth Terra
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Socorro, Mexico was captured by NASA's Terra satellite in 2000 showing cloud swirls, like delicate lace, forming patterns known as von Karman vortex streets.
PIA02648:
Swirls of Lace
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