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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the epicenter of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake which struck south-central Pakistan on Sept. 24, 2013, in Pakistan's Makran fold belt.
PIA17505:
Region Hit by Large Pakistan Quake as Shown by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-26 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, with a population of about 2.5 million inhabitants for the greater metropolitan area.
PIA17513:
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, a showcase of geology in the southwest desert of the United States.
PIA17539:
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the ancient city of Uruk is located in present-day Iraq, on an abandoned channel of the Euphrates River.
PIA17576:
Ancient Uruk, Iraq
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Blue Mountains to the west and north of Sydney, A mild winter and an extremely hot September in Australia have led to an early start to the fire season.
PIA17577:
MISR Stereo Imagery of Blue Mountain Fires in New South Wales, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Namib Desert, a coastal desert in southern Africa. This portion in central Namibia consists entirely of linear and longitudinal sand dunes.
PIA17632:
Namib Desert, Namibia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-19 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the mountains of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
PIA17696:
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 8, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Super Typhoon Haiyan as it tore across the central Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. Among the worst-hit areas is eastern Leyte island and the city of Tacloban.
PIA17700:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Before/After of Typhoon Haiyan's Devastation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, Europe's most active volcano, where its latest series of eruptions has continued for weeks.
PIA17789:
Lava Flows from Latest Eruption of Mount Etna Spotted by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Earth Terra
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Logging operations have left a striking checkerboard pattern in the landscape along the Idaho-Montana border, sandwiched between Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17788:
Idaho-Montana Logging
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-08 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.
PIA17852:
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-18 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra satellite passed over Glendora, Calif., where a large wildfire has claimed several homes, causing mandatory evacuations and prompting an air quality alert by public health officials.
PIA17883:
NASA Spacecraft Sees Dispersion of Smoke and Ash Across LA Basin from Colby Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Kingdom of Bahrain, a small island country near the western shore of the Persian Gulf.
PIA17899:
Kingdom of Bahrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of a wildfire broke that out in the mountains above the Los Angeles suburbs of Glendora and Azusa.
PIA17923:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Destructive Colby Fire East of Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sochi Olympic Park Coastal Cluster, the circular area on the shoreline in the bottom center of the image, which was built for Olympic indoor sports.
PIA17970:
Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Coastal Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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The 2014 Winter Olympic ski runs may be rated double black diamond, but they're not quite as steep as they appear in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, of the skiing and snowboarding sites for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
PIA17971:
Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Mountain Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Sierra Leone estuary, which became a focal point for trade and interaction between Africans and Europeans because of its exceptional harbor, starting in the mid-15th century.
PIA17977:
Sierra Leone Estuary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mount Sinabung, a stratovolcano located in Indonesia. In late 2013, a lava dome formed on the summit. In early January 2014, the volcano erupted, and it erupted again in early February.
PIA17978:
Angry Indonesian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano, as it continued its latest eruptive activity with a new lava flow from the recently formed southeast crater.
PIA17979:
Latest Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft depicts the high water levels and flooding along the Thames River west of London as record-breaking rains covered the United Kingdom in January and February.
PIA17989:
U.K. Flooding Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-23 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 13, 2014, violent eruption of Kelud stratovolcano in Java, Indonesia sent volcanic ash covering an area of 70,000 square miles, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18020:
Ashy Aftermath of Indonesian Volcano Eruption seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that extremely heavy seasonal rains have fallen on northern Bolivia since October 2013. The worst affected province is Beni in the northeastern part of the country.
PIA18031:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Bolivian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
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Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.
PIA18034:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
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This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.
PIA18035:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Earth Terra
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Ambrym volcano in Vanuatu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. A large summit caldera contains two active vent complexes, Marum and Benbow is seen in this February 12, 2014 nighttime thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18067:
Nighttime Look at Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-04 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Vatican City State, a sovereign city-state, whose area is a 44 hectare walled enclave west of the Tiber River, within the city of Rome.
PIA18068:
Vatican City State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-17 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Arizona, Calif., which produces 60% of the total copper mined in the United States.
PIA18136:
Arizona Copper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft views central South Dakota, where the Missouri River forms a meander bend, creating Lake Sharpe. Eventually, the Missouri River will cut through the skinny peninsula, creating a shorter path.
PIA18204:
Lake Sharpe, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-07 Earth Terra
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Located in the fertile agricultural region of Argentina's Pampas is a guitar-shaped forest made up of cypress and eucalyptus trees as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18207:
Argentina Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-28 Earth Terra
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Karst topography is a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of layers of soluble rock such as limestone. A good example is found in Guangxi Province in southeast China, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18230:
Karst Landscape, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-28 Earth Terra
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On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA's Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest (center), and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.
PIA18046:
Deadly Everest Avalanche Site Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-01 Earth Terra
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On April 28, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted signs of activity at Ubinas volcano in the Peruvian Andes. The appearance of a new lava dome in March 2014 and frequent ash emissions are signs of increasing activity at this volcano.
PIA18245:
Ubinas Volcano Activity in Peruvian Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-09 Earth Terra
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The Nagarunja Sagar Dam on India's Krishna River is the largest masonry dam in operation in the world. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18373:
Nagarunja Sagar Dam, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-12 Earth Terra
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In May 2014, historic floods inundated Serbia and neighboring countries, causing major population displacements and property destruction. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18051:
Historic Serbian Floods Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-20 Earth Terra
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Winter still grips the volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka peninsula. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing the mantle of white, disturbed by dark ash entirely covering Sheveluch volcano from recent eruptions.
PIA18379:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Signs of Erupting Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Bangladeshi coast north of Chittagong, where ships from around the world are beached and dismantled.
PIA18258:
Shipbreaking, Bangladesh
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kerguelen Islands (also known as the Desolation Islands), which are part of the French Southern and Antarctic lands. The islands are among the most isolated places on Earth.
PIA18253:
Kerguelen Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-10 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2014, an enormous landslide came roaring from above in a sparsely inhabited area of Mesa County, Arizona, near the town of Collbran. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18050:
Giant Arizona Landslide Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Palouse, a rich farming area of some 7,000 square kilometers, reminiscent of Tuscany. But instead of vineyards, the main crops are wheat and rapeseed.
PIA18494:
Palouse, WA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Baektu Mountain, an active volcano on the border between North Korea and China. Rising to 2744 m, its summit caldera is filled with a crater lake, Heaven Lake.
PIA18507:
Baektu Mountain, China & North Korea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-23 Earth Terra
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The effects of California's severe multiyear drought are seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft of the area northeast of Madera, in the Sierra Nevada Moutains foothills between Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley
PIA18627:
Images Show Severity of California Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft shows extensive flooding resulting from Typhoon Rammasun in Ningming, China. This ASTER image was acquired on July 24, 2014.
PIA18628:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes China Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
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The star on this image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft indicates the eipcenter of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake which truck in southern China's Yunnan province, toppling thousands of homes and causing numerous casualties.
PIA18640:
Site of Destructive China Temblor Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the once-abandoned mining town of Silver Peak, Nevada, which began to thrive again when Foote Mineral Company began extracting lithium from brine below the floor of Clayton Valley in 1966.
PIA18553:
Lithium Mining, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this thermal infrared view of the spread of the forest fire in Valle Nuevo National Park near Costanza, Dominican Republic.
PIA18643:
Dominican Republic Wildfire Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the world's largest bauxite mine found near Weipa, Queensland, Australia. The rich aluminum deposits were first recognized on the end of the Cape York Peninsula in 1955, and mining began in 1960.
PIA18686:
Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (P-K), which is the administrative, cultural, scientific and economic center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA18710:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Terra
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On June 27, 2014, a new vent opened on Hawaii's Puu Oo vent, on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the hot lava flow in white, extending about 11 miles (17 kilometers) from the vent.
PIA18812:
Progress of Hawaii Lava Flow Tracked by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Faroe Islands, an archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, comprising 18 major islands.
PIA18723:
Faroe Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-25 Earth Terra
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Since the end of August 2014, Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been pouring out lava from a growing fissure. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the flows have been accompanied by spectacular lava fountains.
PIA18814:
Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Cameroon, an active volcano in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. It is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, rising over 4,000 meters, with more than 100 small cinder cones.
PIA18825:
Mount Cameroon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Earth Terra
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Our planet emits energy as thermal infrared radiation at wavelengths we cannot normally see but can feel -- for example, if we stand close to a hot surface. This map is from NASA's ASTER GED.
PIA18833:
NASA Spacecraft Maps Earth's Global Emissivity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Mackay, the largest of hundreds of ephemeral lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and is the second largest lake in Australia.
PIA18764:
Lake Mackay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ellesmere Island, which is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, with the most northerly point of land in Canada.
PIA18966:
Ellesmere Island, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Kailash, a peak in the Kailas Range in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest Asian rivers: the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej and the Karnali.
PIA19013:
Mt. Kailash, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Antikythera, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. With a population of 44, its main settlement is the port of Patamos.
PIA19032:
Antikythera Island, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-02 Earth Terra
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On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.
PIA19268:
California Solar Farms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Earth Terra
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The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19355:
Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, Continued Activity seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica around Oct. 27, 2013, just days before iceberg B-31 broke completely free. B-31 is finally moving away from the coast, with open water between the iceberg and the glacier.
PIA17694:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, MISR Multi-angle Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.
PIA19435:
Turtle Mtns., ND
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 Earth Terra
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The April 18, 2015 eruption of Calbuco Volcano in Chile, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, led to the evacuation of thousands of citizens near the summit, blanketed nearby towns with a layer of ash, and disrupted air traffic.
PIA19382:
Chilean Volcanic Eruption Nighttime View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-13 Earth Terra
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Situated 1670 km northeast of Sydney, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Norfolk Island, an Australian Territory.
PIA19463:
Norfolk Island, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 Earth Terra
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In southern Syria, the Azraq-Wadi as Sirhan Depression is the site of young volcanic activity, producing an extensive basaltic volcanic field, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19479:
Lava Field, Syria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired June 1, 2015 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows evidence of the excessive water caused by widespread flooding from torrential rains. Located south of San Antonio, the Nueces River was one of many that overflowed its banks.
PIA19681:
NASA Spacecraft Views Aftermath of Texas Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2015, Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 11, 2015, after the eruption had quieted.
PIA18564:
NASA Spacecraft Peers Into the Mouth of the Galapagos' Wolf Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shasta Lake in northern California, which has an area of 12,000 ha, making it the state's largest reservoir.
PIA19492:
Lake Shasta, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-29 Earth Terra
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North Korea's state news agency reported the country is facing its worst drought in a century. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows how rice-growing provinces have been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies are parching up.
PIA19501:
North Korea Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-20 Earth Terra
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Lake Mead supplies water for Arizona, California, Mexico, and other western states. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water level fell to 1075 feet, a record low.
PIA19731:
Lake Mead and Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-30 Earth Suomi NPP
VIIRS
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Behold one of the more stunningly detailed images of the Earth yet created. This Blue Marble Earth montage, created from photographs taken by the VIIRS instrument on board the Suomi NPP satellite, shows many stunning details of our home planet.
PIA18033:
Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust
spacecraft.
PIA03245:
Spacecraft -- Capsule Separation (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a 
recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005.
Infrared cameras will track the landing.
PIA03247:
Rehearsal: Infrared Views of Landing and Retrieval (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.
PIA03248:
Entry, Descent, Landing Animation (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03249:
Spacecraft Trajectory (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This is an image showing part of Isla Isabella in the western Galapagos Islands. It was taken by the L-band radar in HH polarization from the Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar on the 40th orbit of NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA00499:
Radar Image of Galapagos Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This space radar image shows the Roter Kamm impact crater in southwest Namibia. The crater rim is seen in the lower center of the image as a radar-bright, circular feature.
PIA00503:
Roter Kamm Impact Crater in Namibia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the area surrounding the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the southeastern United States demonstrates the ability of multi-frequency imaging radar to distinguish different types of land cover.
PIA01300:
Space Radar Image of New Orleans, Louisiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Saline Valley, about 30 km (19 miles) east of the town of Independence, California created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01808:
Space Radar Image of Saline Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-09 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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These are two comparison images of Mount Everest and its surroundings, along the border of Nepal and Tibet.
PIA01301:
Space Radar Image of Mount Everest
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This pair of images from space shows a portion of the southern Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula in the country of Oman.
PIA01302:
Space Radar Image of Ubar Optical/Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the Washington, D.C. area demonstrates the capability of imaging radar as a useful tool for urban planners and managers to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01303:
Space Radar Image of Washington, D.C.
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This is a space radar image of the area around the Unzen volcano, on the west coast of Kyushu Island in southwestern Japan.
PIA00504:
Unzen Volcano, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This is an image of the area around the city of Angkor, Cambodia. The city houses an ancient complex of more than 60 temples dating back to the 9th century.
PIA00505:
Angkor, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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These images show two views of a region of south-central Egypt. On the left is an optical image from NASA's Landsat Thematic Mapper, and on the right is a radar image from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA00737:
Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image covers a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00821:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows a close up view of a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00822:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits (close-up)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the dramatic landscape in the Phang Hoei Range of north central Thailand, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the city of Lom Sak.
PIA01235:
North Central Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii shows the capability of imaging radar to map lava flows and other volcanic structures.
PIA01304:
Space Radar Image of Mauna Loa, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the area surrounding the Galeras volcano in southern Colombia shows the ability of a multi-frequency radar to map volcanic structures that can be dangerous to study on the ground.
PIA01305:
Space Radar Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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Scientists are using this radar image of the area surrounding Sunbury, Pennsylvania to study the geologic structure and land use patterns in the Appalachian Valley and Ridge province.
PIA01306:
Space Radar Image of Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the ocean surface in a portion of the Western Pacific Ocean.
PIA01308:
Space Radar Image of Western Pacific rain clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the New York city metropolitan area. The island of Manhattan appears in the center of the image. The green-colored rectangle on Manhattan is Central Park.
PIA01309:
Space Radar Image of New York City
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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The ability of a sophisticated radar instrument to image large regions of the world from space, using different frequencies that can penetrate dry sand cover, produced the discovery in this image: a previously unknown branch of an ancient river.
PIA01310:
Space Radar Image of Wadi Kufra, Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the Mississippi River in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana shows regions of the southern United States that are prone to flooding.
PIA01311:
Space Radar Image of Mississippi River
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-09 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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NASA's SIR-C/X-SAR is shown here in the payload bay of the orbiting space shuttle Endeavour (STS-59), with an area of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Hawaii in the background.
PIA01321:
Onboard View - Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the area of Death Valley, California and the different surface types in the area. Radar is sensitive to surface roughness with rough areas showing up brighter than smooth areas, which appear dark.
PIA01349:
Color Image of Death Valley, California from SIR-C
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image is a false-color composite of Raco, Michigan, centered at 46.39 degrees north latitude, 84.88 degrees west longitude.
PIA01700:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image shows Death Valley, California, centered at 36.629 degrees north latitude, 117.069 degrees west longitude.
PIA01701:
Space Radar Image of Death Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a false-color composite of Prince Albert, Canada, centered at 53.91 north latitude and 104.69 west longitude.
PIA01702:
Space Radar Image of Prince Albert, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This picture is a three-dimensional perspective view of Death Valley, California. This view was constructed by overlaying a NASA SIR-C radar image on a U.S. Geological Survey digital elevation map.
PIA01703:
Space Radar Image of Death Valley in 3-D
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