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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Earth Terra
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Brightness variations in the terrain along a portion of southwestern Africa are displayed in these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04320:
Seasonal Surface Changes in Namibia and Central Angola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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More than 2 million acres were consumed by hundreds of fires between December 2002 and February 2003 in southeastern Australia's national parks, forests, foothills and city suburbs as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04321:
Drought and Burn Scars in Southeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-19 Earth Terra
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #13. The location is Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan.
PIA04323:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #13: Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
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During the last weeks of March 2003, unusually high and widespread aerosol pollution was detected over Europe by several satellite-borne instruments aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA04325:
Aerosols over Central and Eastern Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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During the first two weeks of April, 2003, numerous fires occurred in eastern Russia and northeast China, and produced a large amount of smoke that rose to form a thick layer of tiny atmospheric particles, or aerosols seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04276:
Smoke from Asian Fires Traverses the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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The complex structure and beauty of polar clouds are highlighted by these images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on April 23, 2003. These clouds occur at multiple altitudes and exhibit a noticeable cyclonic circulation over the Southern Indian Ocean,
PIA04329:
Multi-layer Clouds Over the South Indian Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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This natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captures the beauty of the western United States and Canada.
PIA04330:
Western United States and Southwestern Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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Several oil slicks occurred on Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela between December 2002 and January 2003, and were observed by NASA's Terra spacecraft on December 26, 2002.
PIA04331:
Oil Slicks on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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Anatahan Island is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #14 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04332:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #14:
Anatahan Island

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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-11 Earth Terra
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During Spring 2003, students, teachers, and scientists worked side-by-side, measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held instruments shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04334:
Students and NASA Study Aerosols over Baltimore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-16 Earth Terra
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Strong synoptic winds disperse pollutants over the skies of Greece and the Aegean Sea during winter months as sen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captured in 2002.
PIA04336:
Summer Aerosols over Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-13 Earth Terra
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Data from NASA's Terra spacecraft were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of Scandinavia and the Baltic region.
PIA04337:
Scandinavia and the Baltic Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-24 Earth Terra
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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #15 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04340:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #15: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-08 Earth Terra
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During the 2003 fire season, blazes in the taiga forests of Eastern Siberia were part of a vast network of fires across Siberia and the Russian Far East, northeast China and northern Mongolia seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04341:
Smoke from Siberian Taiga Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-29 Earth Terra
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Large plumes of smoke rising from devastating wildfires burning near Los Angeles and San Diego on Sunday, October 26, 2003, are highlighted in this set of images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04343:
Wildfires Rage in Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged Iceberg B-15A, the largest iceberg in the world (measuring about 11,000 square kilometers) when it broke away from Western Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000.
PIA04344:
Breakup of the World's Largest Iceberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-19 Earth Terra
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Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #16 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04345:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16:
Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Earth Terra
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In this natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, a fingerprint-like gravity wave feature occurs over a deck of marine stratocumulus clouds.
PIA04349:
Gravity Waves Ripple over Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft saw a pall of smoke and dust largely obscured the nations of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and southern Mali on January 12, 2004.
PIA04350:
Hazy and Dusty Skies over Western Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-04 Earth Terra
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The Pampas of Argentina is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #17 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04351:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #17:
The Pampas of Argentina

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-18 Earth Terra
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After a 19 month rainfall deficiency, heavy rainfall during January 2004 brought drought relief to much of northern Queensland; these images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04352:
Greener Pastures in Northern Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these natural color images and cloud top height measurements for Monty before and after the storm made landfall over the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, on February 29 and March 2, 2004.
PIA04353:
Tropical Cyclone Monty Strikes Western Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these views of the dust and sand that swept over northeast China on March 10, 2004.
PIA04354:
Dust and Sand Sweeps Over Northeast China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-31 Earth Terra
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Heavy snowfall on March 12, 2004, across north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia and Russia, caused train and highway traffic to stop for several days along the Russia-China border shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04355:
Snowstorm Along the China-Mongolia-Russia Borders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Terra
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The Black Sea is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #19 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04364:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #19: The Black Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-14 Earth Terra
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Vegetation across southeast Illinois and central Indiana is shown in this set of multispectral and multiangle images from NASA's Terra spacecraft, captured on April 5, 2004.
PIA04356:
Spring in Southeastern Illinois and Central Indiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-28 Earth Terra
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Normandy, Poitou, Bourgogne Regions, France is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #18 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04357:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #18:
Normandy, Poitou, Bourgogne Regions, France

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-12 Earth Terra
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Vigorous vegetation growth in the Southern United States after heavy rains fell during April and early May, 2004, is quantified in these images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04358:
April Showers Bring May Flowers to the Southern United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-09 Earth Terra
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Clear skies on April 11, 2004 (top panels) contrast strongly with the dust storm that swept across Iraq and Saudi Arabia on May 13 (bottom panels) as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04360:
Elevated Dust over the Middle East
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-07 Earth Terra
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Numerous fires occurred near the headwaters of the Xingu River and the Xingu Indigenous Peoples' Reserve in Mato Grosso, Brazil, during late June and early July, 2004, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04362:
Fire and Deforestation near the Xingu River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-21 Earth Terra
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Large lightning-induced fires were active in Alaska and the Yukon Territory from mid-June to mid-July, 2004 as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04363:
Smoke Signals from the Alaska and Yukon Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-18 Earth Terra
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A look at smoke from the Chisholm forest fire, which ignited on May 23, 2001 about 160 kilometers north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04365:
Smoke Soars to Stratospheric Heights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-01 Earth Terra
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These views of the Russian Arctic were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 11, 2004, when the brief arctic summer had transformed the frozen tundra and the thousands of lakes, channels, and rivers of the Lena Delta into a fertile wetland.
PIA04366:
A Summer View of Russia's Lena Delta and Olenek
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images and cloud-top height retrievals of Hurricane Frances on September 4, 2004, when the eye sat just off the coast of eastern Florida, and Hurricane Ivan on September 5th.
PIA04367:
Cloud Height Maps for Hurricanes Frances and Ivan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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These visualizations of Hurricane Jeanne on September 24, 2004 were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft after the hurricane caused widespread destruction on Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
PIA04368:
Hurricane Jeanne Cloud Height and Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-02 Earth Terra
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In the Arabian Sea, sunlight and nutrients has fueled a startling occurrence of colorful phytoplankton and bacterial assemblages, which is captured in these natural color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft October 2, 2004.
PIA04369:
Red Plankton in the Arabian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Earth Terra
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Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #20 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04370:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz # 20:
Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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Heavy rainfall in southern Africa between December 2003 and April 2004 provided central Zambia with floodwaters needed to support the diverse uses of water within the Kafue Flats area as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04371:
Floodwaters Renew Zambia's Kafue Wetland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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The initial tsunami waves resulting from the undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on 26 December 2004 off the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04373:
Deep Ocean Tsunami Waves off the Sri Lankan Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-23 Earth Terra
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These 19 global panels show the %-year seasonal-average distribution of atmospheric aerosol amount across Africa and the Atlantic Ocean from data captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04374:
Five Years of MISR Global Aerosol Observations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-09 Earth Terra
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Actinae, or radial symmetry, is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #21 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04375:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #21:
ACTINAE

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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-23 Earth Terra
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Data from a portion of the imagery acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft during 2000-2002 were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of southwestern Europe and northwestern Morocco and Algeria.
PIA04376:
Where Europe meets Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-13 Earth Terra
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As it passed over Antarctica on December 16, 2004, NASA's Terra satellite captured this image showing a wavy pattern in a field of white.
PIA04377:
Waves on White: Ice or Clouds?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Earth Terra
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Seasonal changes in Earth's surface albedo over a 5-year period are seen in these image summary maps from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04378:
Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Earth Terra
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The lowlands of Lombardy and Piedmont in northwest Italy are some of the most highly developed irrigation areas in the world. These views of the region were acquired on May 8, 2005, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04380:
Rice Cultivation in Northwest Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-22 Earth Terra
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The Ganges Plain is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #22 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04381:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #22: Ganges Plain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra satellite on July 20, 2005, shows the dust cloud just off the west coast of Africa near Mauritania and Senegal.
PIA03539:
Saharan Dust Cloud Sails Toward U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 Earth Terra
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How precisely do the size of the aerosol particles comprising the dust that obscured the Red Sea on July 26, 2005? This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04382:
The Size of Dust and Smoke
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-07 Earth Terra
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On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, NASA's Terra spacecraft retrieved cloud-top heights and cloud-tracked wind velocities for Tropical Storm Katrina, as the center of the storm was situated over the Tennessee Valley.
PIA04384:
Cloud Spirals and Outflow in Tropical Storm Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Terra
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These views of the Louisiana and Mississippi regions were acquired before and one day after Katrina made landfall along the Gulf of Mexico coast. The images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on August 14 and August 30, 2005.
PIA04385:
Flooding in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this sequence of images and cloud-top height observations for Hurricane Wilma as it progressed across the Caribbean in October 2005.
PIA04386:
Tracking Hurricane Wilma Across the Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-23 Earth Terra
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Oregon, California is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #23 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04387:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #23: Oregon, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 Earth Terra
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These July 11, 2006 images from NASA's Terra Satellite show then Tropical Storm Bud as it was intensifying into a hurricane, which it became later that day.
PIA08600:
A Strengthening Eastern Pacific Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-04 Earth Terra
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St. Louis, Missouri is tucked in a bend of the Mississippi River, just south of the point at which the Illinois River joins the larger Mississippi as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 15, 2005.
PIA09362:
St. Louis, Missouri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft showed hot, dry Santa Ana winds blowing through the Los Angeles and San Diego areas on Sunday October 21, 2007.
PIA10090:
MISR Multi-angle Views of Sunday Morning Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-02 Earth Terra
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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
PIA10927:
Smoke Blankets Northern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-25 Earth Terra
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Powerful winds and dry conditions caused a massive blanket of dust from Australia's Outback to spread eastward across Queensland and New South Wales. This image was acquired on September 22, 2009 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12240:
Massive Dust Storm over Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Terra
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As NASA's Terra satellite flew over Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano, its Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument acquired 36 near-simultaneous images of the ash plume, covering nine view angles in each of four wavelengths.
PIA13060:
Eyjafjallajökull Ash Plume Particle Properties
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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 2016-08-01 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 28, 2016, shows The Soberanes fire, in northern California near Big Sur.
PIA20722:
Destructive Wildfire Near Big Sur, California. Captured NASA's Terra Satellite
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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 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 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #26.
PIA15016:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #26: Costa Rica
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (66.31 MB)     JPEG (6.327 MB)
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 2012-02-08 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 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 2012-04-27 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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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
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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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