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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-07 Earth Terra
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As the remains of Tropical Storm Lee passed over Louisiana on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, strong, gusty winds on the western side of the storm stoked fires throughout eastern Texas as seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14769:
NASA's MISR Sees Wind-Whipped Fires in East Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-09 Earth Terra
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Brown and tan muddy water flows down the Hudson River are seen in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Sept. 1, 2011. After the torrential rains from Hurricane Irene, many rivers in the eastern United States were filled with sediment.
PIA14770:
NASA Spacecraft Images Hudson River Flooding from Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-13 Earth Terra
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The tri-county Riley Road wildfire burning in Texas north of Houston was 85 percent contained when NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Sept. 12, 2011. Burned areas are dark gray and black; vegetation red; and bare ground and roads light gray.
PIA14771:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the only place in the United States where four states come together: the four corners area in the western U.S. At a barren, desert location, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico share a common point.
PIA14766:
Four Corners, United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite is of Hue, Vietnam. The Perfume River flows through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the inner city.
PIA14554:
Hue, Vietnam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Jhudo, Pakistan, and surrounding countryside on Sept. 24, 2011. Torrential monsoon rains in south Asia have displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in India, Pakistan and Thailand.
PIA14792:
NASA Spacecraft Images Severe Flooding in South Asia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.65 MB)     JPEG (508.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Franz Josef Land, an archipelago in the far north of Russia. It consists of 191 islands covering an area of about 200 by 325 km, and has no native inhabitants.
PIA14862:
Franz Josef Land, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-13 Earth Terra
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At 14,505 feet high, Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S., is located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the west side of Owens Valley. The Alabama Hills appear in the foreground of this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14895:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney, the Highest Point in the Contiguous United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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Arguably one of America's most magnificent national parks is the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image looking to the northeast, the buildings and roads in the center foreground are Grand Canyon Village.
PIA14896:
NASA Satellite Reveals Grandeur of Arizona's Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft provided this view of the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona in this image on July 14, 2011. This view looks to the west, with tourist facilities of Grand Canyon Village visible in the upper left.
PIA14897:
A Spacebird's-eye View of the Grand Canyon from NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-17 Earth Terra
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Sometimes called 'The Gathering Place,' Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. This image was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft. A flyover was created by draping ASTER image data acquired January 13, 2010.
PIA14898:
NASA Flyover of Oahu, Hawaii Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 23, 2011, when this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired, flood waters were approaching the capital city of Bangkok as the Ayutthaya River overflowed its banks.
PIA14972:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Thailand Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 23, 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey, near the city of Van, the result of the collision between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Turkey is a tectonically active country, experiencing frequent devastating earthquakes.
PIA14979:
NASA Images Topography of Quake-Stricken Eastern Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-28 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 25, 2011, the Chao Phraya River was in flood stage as NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged flooded agricultural fields and villages depicted here in dark blue, and the sediment-laden water in shades of tan.
PIA15008:
NASA Spacecraft Images Continued Thailand Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite presents this 'false color' view of portions of Wisconsin and Michigan, including Devil's Lake, Druid Lake, Ghost Lake, Spider Lake, and Witches Lake in Wisconsin; and Bat Lake, Corpse Pond and Witch Lake in Michigan.
PIA15009:
NASA Satellite Scares Up An Eerie Image of Haunted Lakes and Ghost Ships
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-01 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Northern Namibia, known for its widespread bare and sinuous parallel dunes, most of them red.
PIA15015:
Sand Dunes, Namibia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.7 MB)     JPEG (2.612 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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Flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, had begun to ebb in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2011. Here, in blue-gray is the muddy water that had overflowed the banks of the river, flooding agricultural fields and villages.
PIA15018:
NASA Satellite Continues to Monitor Thailand Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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In July 2011, volcanic tremors began on the Island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands; by September, many tourists evacuated the resort island, fearing a volcanic eruption. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA15017:
NASA Satellite Tracks Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Canary Islands
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.107 MB)     JPEG (164.7 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.16 MB)     JPEG (2.372 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.767 MB)     JPEG (141.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.8 MB)     JPEG (1.656 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.548 MB)     JPEG (405.4 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.108 MB)     JPEG (593.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.547 MB)     JPEG (387 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.716 MB)     JPEG (101.5 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.946 MB)     JPEG (239.4 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.95 MB)     JPEG (1.146 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.737 MB)     JPEG (129.4 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.602 MB)     JPEG (261.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.947 MB)     JPEG (436.2 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.76 MB)     JPEG (1.298 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.748 MB)     JPEG (251.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.55 MB)     JPEG (829.7 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.929 MB)     JPEG (192.2 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.335 MB)     JPEG (569 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.02 MB)     JPEG (648 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.325 MB)     JPEG (279.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.817 MB)     JPEG (321.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.398 MB)     JPEG (329.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.767 MB)     JPEG (81.67 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.81 MB)     JPEG (1.091 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.441 MB)     JPEG (103.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.89 MB)     JPEG (603.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.152 MB)     JPEG (221.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.09 MB)     JPEG (690.7 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.829 MB)     JPEG (482.5 kB)
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 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 2013-02-19 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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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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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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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site in Western Australia.
PIA16894:
Shark Bay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (or Pearl Bridge), the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1991 meters, connecting the city of Kobe, Japan with Iwaja on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
PIA16905:
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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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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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 2013-04-10 Earth Terra
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On April 9, 2013 at 11:52 GMT, this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the location of a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwestern Iran's Bushehr province near the town of Kaki.
PIA16946:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Location of Iranian Earthquake
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This image of the river-delineated border between western Brazil's Acre province, and northwestern Bolivia's Pando Department, demarcates a remarkable difference in land use and development practices as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16991:
Brazil-Bolivia Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft highlights the epicenter of a powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake which struck Sichuan Province in southwest China on April 20, 2013. Vegetation is displayed in red; clouds and snow are in white.
PIA16994:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Location of China Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Macquarie Island which lies halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, and is part of Tasmania.
PIA16980:
Macquarie Island, Australia
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Moscow, the capital city of Russia, the northernmost megacity in the world, the most populous in Europe, and with a population of over 11,000,000, the 6th largest city proper in the world.
PIA16988:
Moscow, Russia
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Alaska's Pavlof volcano, located along Alaska's Aleutian Peninsula, sent a low-level ash plume north-northeast about 37.3 miles (60 kilometers) on May 19, 2013, when this image was acquired NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16995:
Prolific Alaska Volcano Spews Ash in New Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Earth Terra
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The Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and leaving behind more than $2 billion in damage. This image was acquired NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 2, 2013.
PIA16488:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Swath of Destruction from Deadly Oklahoma Tornado
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kourou, which sits at the mouth of the Kourou River, French Guiana.
PIA17099:
Kouru, French Guiana
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NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Silver Fire in New Mexico June 12, 2013. By combining information from different MISR cameras, scientists have produced a 3D image of the smoke plume associated with the Silver Fire.
PIA17287:
Pyrocumulus Clouds Tower Over Silver Fire in New Mexico
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Carstens, Calif. wildfire which continues to burn in the foothills west of Yosemite National Park. Vegetation is displayed in green and burned and bare areas are dark to light gray.
PIA17292:
NASA Spacecraft Images Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows North Stradbroke Island, 30 km southeast of Brisbane, Australia, one of the largest sand islands in the world.
PIA17112:
North Stradbroke Island, Australia
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Silver Fire in western New Mexico on June 7, 2013. It has since consumed more than 137,000 acres of timber in a rugged area of the Gila National Forest that has not seen large fires for nearly a century.
PIA17294:
NASA Spacecraft Images New Mexico Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 6, 2013, shows heavy rains, which began in mid-June, resulting in major flooding along the Parana River in Argentina.
PIA17376:
Flooding Along Parana River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway, with its 3400 inhabitants, as they prepare for an expected boom as a shipping hub, as global warming has led to the opening up of the Northern Sea Route.
PIA17312:
Kirkenes, Norway
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sulaiman fold-thrust belt in northwestern Pakistan, a linear or arcuate belt in which compression has produced a combination of thrust faults and folds.
PIA17391:
Sulaiman Fold Belt, Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif., on Jul. 17, 2013. Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean can been seen to the left and the Salton Sea is the dark feature in the right center of the image.
PIA17383:
NASA's MISR Instrument Captures View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
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NASA's MISR instrument onbard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a stereo view of Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif. in July, 2013.
PIA17384:
NASA's MISR Instrument Captures Stereo View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-16 Earth Terra
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Radially symmetrical, star dunes dominate the Grand Erg Oriental of the Algerian Sahara, as depicted in this image acquired October 27, 2012 acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17411:
Star Dunes, Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Terra
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This visible image of California's Rim Fire was acquired Aug. 23, 2013 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft, showing extensive, brownish smoke.
PIA17429:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Eyes Smoke Plumes from Massive Rim Fire Near Yosemite
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a 121-by-165-mile (194-by-266 kilometer) portion of California's Rim fire where the smoke is the thickest.
PIA17428:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Measures Height of California Rim Fire Smoke Plumes
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator laying beneath the French-Swiss border northwest of Geneva (yellow circle).
PIA17434:
CERN Collider, France-Switzerland
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In the desert of southern Kuwait, three oil fields spread out across the empty landscape as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17459:
Kuwait Oil Fields
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park in California after it was 80 percent contained.
PIA15639:
NASA Spacecraft Captures New Image of Third-Largest Wildfire in California History
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