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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 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 2015-05-07 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This frame from a movie shows alternating day and nighttime views of the plume of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by Calbuco, as observed by NASA's AIRS instrument onbpard NASA's Aqua spacecraft, from April 22 to May 4, 2015.
PIA19385:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Transport of Sulfur Dioxide from Chilean Volcanic Eruption (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2006-02-02 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Since last spring, the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has detected increasing volcanic unrest at Augustine Volcano in Cook Inlet, Alaska near Anchorage. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02149:
Augustine Volcano, Cook Inlet, Alaska (January 31, 2006)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a false-color L-band image of an area near Glasgow, Missouri, centered at about 39.2 degrees north latitude and 92.8 degrees west longitude.
PIA01745:
Space Radar Image of Glascow, Missouri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
PIA13474:
Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Home
PIA17540:
Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
X-Band Radar
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This X-band image of the volcano Kilauea was taken on October 4, 1994, by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar.
PIA01763:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii - Interferometry 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-16 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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AIRS mid-tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10645:
AIRS Mid-Tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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A large tabular iceberg (42 kilometers x 17 kilometers) broke off Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica (75º S latitude, 102º W longitude) sometime between November 4 and 12, 2001, as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03431:
Birth of a Large Iceberg in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the Haro and Kas Hills of the Kachchh region in western India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03303:
SRTM Anaglyph: Haro and Kas Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This is a 3-foot (1-meter) aperture main telescope located at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station.
PIA18577:
OPALS Main Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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As super Typhoon Bilis, equal in strength to a category 5 hurricane, bore down on Taiwan, these images from August 21, 2000, show the massive storm's most devastating components: rain and wind.
PIA01047:
Typhoon Bilis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-26 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) field in the Gulf of Mexico during September 22, 2005. The path of Hurricane Rita is indicated with circles spaced every 3 hours with their size and color representing intensity (see legend).
PIA06342:
NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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SP Crater, a volcanic cone and flow in Arizona, is visible in this image obtained by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13700:
SP Crater, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-05 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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As super Typhoon Bilis, equal in strength to a category 5 hurricane, bore down on Taiwan, these images from August 21, 2000, show the massive storm's most devastating components: rain and wind.
PIA01048:
Typhoon Bilis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-29 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2010-09-15 Earth Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Americas from the Moon
PIA13519:
Americas from the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Earth Phoenix
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A scanning electron microscope captured this image of terresterial soil containing a phyllosilicate mineral from Koua Bocca, Ivory Coast, West Africa. This soil shares some similarities with Martian soil scooped by NASA's Phoenix Lander.
PIA11207:
Terrestrial Clay under Microscope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-20 Earth RadarSat
Imaging Radar
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Global View of the Arctic Ocean
PIA02970:
Global View of the Arctic Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
PIA03356:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The northern portion of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current, shown in red, appears about to detach a large ring of current, creating a separate eddy. An eddy is a large, warm, clockwise-spinning vortex of water -- the ocean's version of a cyclone.
PIA13155:
Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-27 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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In this image of Manhattan, acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 12, 2000, the city's skyscrapers appear as ghostly white spikes.
PIA02783:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Manhattan Island, New York
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This still from an animation created from data from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the complex interaction of chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone during the 2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07255:
Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Animation Illustrating the Interaction Between Temperatures and Chemicals Involved in Ozone Destruction, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image pair from NASA's Terra spacecraft includes the area around the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power facility and extends northward along the coast.
PIA13937:
MISR Images Lingering Floods from Tohoku-oki Earthquake Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-09 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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At approximately 0553 UTC (1:53 am EDT), on 2 Aug 2006, NASA's CloudSat flew over the eye of Typhoon Prapiroon as it approached southern China.
PIA08651:
Typhoon Prapiroon viewed by CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Carbon monoxide from the Australian fires of February, 2009, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11807:
Carbon Monoxide from the Australian Fires of Feb 2009 as seen by AIRS Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows Wheeler Ridge and vicinity, California, a site of major tectonic activity. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02772:
SRTM Anaglyph: Wheeler Ridge, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-12 Earth Terra
ASTER
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A devastating mudslide in the world-renowned Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula virtually obliterated the natural wonder, forcing the emergency evacuation of visitors and national park personnel. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA09603:
Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-25 Earth Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem (ACE)
AirMSPI
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These three images are from NASA's ER-2 aircraft which imaged the area around the Palmdale, Calif., airport during its first checkout flight on Oct. 7, 2010. For more details, go the Photojournal.
PIA13338:
NASA's ER-2 Checks Out New Airborne Multiangle Polarizing Imager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-11 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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You are here: Earth as seen from Mars
PIA05547:
You are here: Earth as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-13 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Earth on the Horizon
PIA05560:
Earth on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-29 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows complexly eroded volcanic terrain in northern Patagonia, near El Cain, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02761:
Anaglyph: Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, which has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world at 1991 m.
PIA19747:
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is an X-band seasonal image of the central part of Lozere Departement situated south of the Massif Central in France.
PIA01755:
Space Radar Image of Lozere Department, Mende, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Simpson Desert in Australia was obtained by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft at about 2:30 p.m. PST, Dec. 8, 1990, at a range of more than 35,000 miles.
PIA00115:
Earth - Simpson Desert, Central Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is an image of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and its surroundings, centered at 51.17 north latitude and 30.15 west longitude.
PIA01729:
Space Radar Image of Chernobyl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2001 shows a sulfur dioxide plume (in purple) drifting over the city of Catania.
PIA02678:
Sulfur Dioxide Plume During the Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2011-05-31 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On May 30, 2011, a week after an EF-5 tornado swept through the city of Joplin, Mo, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image showing the track of the deadly tornado through the city (shown horizontally in green-blue).
PIA14174:
ASTER Sees Path of Destruction from Joplin, Mo. Tornado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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River drainage patterns provide clues to the rock types and erosional processes involved in landscape evolution.
PIA04954:
Gotel Mountains, Nigeria and Cameroon, SRTM Shaded Relief plus Height as Brightness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth 752x564x3
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory make a rocket nozzle using a new 3-D printing technique that allows for multiple metallic properties in the same object.
PIA18570:
Laser Printing of Gradient Metals
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake devastated the small city of Bam in southeast Iran on December 26, 2003. The two images from ESA's Envisat show similar measures of the radar interferometric correlation in grayscale on the left and in false colors on the right.
PIA06311:
Bam, Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) imaged Eyjafjallajökull and identified the extent of a lava flow extending northwards from the main eruption vent. This lava flow is slowly carving its way north through the ice cap.
PIA13098:
Iceland Volcano Puffs Ash as Lava Flow Cuts Through Eyjafjallajökull Icecap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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A category F4 tornado tore through La Plata, Maryland on April 28, 2002, killing 5 and injuring more than 100 people. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on May 1, 2002.
PIA03707:
Tornado Cuts Through La Plata, Maryland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-13 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image is of an area thought to contain the ruins of the ancient settlement of Niya. It is located in the southwestern corner of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province.
PIA01725:
Space Radar Image of Niya ruins, Taklamakan desert
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-29 Earth Voyager
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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA00013:
Crescent Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-15 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon -- the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft -- was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA01967:
Crescent-shaped Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows the Old Khmer Road (Inrdratataka-Bakheng causeway) in Cambodia.
PIA03867:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Old Khmer Road, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view includes the city of Salalah, the second largest city in Oman. The city is located on the broad, generally bright coastal plain and includes areas of green irrigated crops.
PIA02768:
Perspective View, Landsat Overlay, Salalah, Oman, Southern Arabian Peninsula
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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 2010-05-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this pair of images of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull volcano on May 3, 2010. On this day, Ireland closed its airspace for several hours due to presence of ash over the country.
PIA13093:
ASTER Images Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2000-09-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite images are of northeastern South Africa, near Kruger National Park, were acquired on September 7, 2000.
PIA02624:
MISR and AirMISR Simultaneously Observe African Grassland Fires
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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 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two false-color composite images of the Mammoth Mountain area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Calif., show significant seasonal changes in snow cover.
PIA01753:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth Mountain, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color, oblique perspective image of the Slumgullion landslide in southwestern Colorado depicting its surface motion was created by data acquired by NASA's UAVSAR between two airplane flights in August 2011.
PIA16059:
NASA's UAVSAR Images Colorado's Slumgullion Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-25 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Hurricane Daniel intensified between July 18 and July 23rd. NASA's new 
CloudSat satellite was able to capture and confirm this transformation in 
its side-view images of Hurricane Daniel as seen in this series of images
PIA08642:
NASA's CloudSat Captures Hurricane Daniel's Transformation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery in Texas. With a refining capacity of over 560,000 barrels per day, it is the largest refinery in the United States.
PIA16295:
Baytown Refinery, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 Earth Aura
TES
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This vertical profile view from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura satellite depicts the distribution of water vapor molecules over Earth's tropics across one transect of the satellite's orbit on January 6, 2006.
PIA12170:
A NASA Space Sleuth Hunts the Trail of Earth's Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-12 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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On January 26, 2001, the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history.
PIA03300:
SRTM Colored and Shaded Topography: Haro and Kas Hills, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On the night of June 4, 2001 NASA's Terra satellite captured this thermal image of the erupting Shiveluch volcano, located on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula,
PIA02674:
Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On the night of June 4, 2001, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this thermal image of the erupting Shiveluch volcano, located on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA03514:
Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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One of the more destructive cyclones to emerge from the northern hemisphere 2002 summer storm season was Typhoon Sinlaku. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on September 5, 2002.
PIA03724:
Typhoon Sinlaku
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-26 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Hurricane Isidore as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua in 2002.
PIA00350:
Hurricane Isadore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Shenandoah National Park lies astride part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the southeastern range of the greater Appalachian Mountains in Virginia.
PIA03383:
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, Shaded Relief with Height as Color
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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 radar image of the central part of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia that shows how the tropical rainforest typical of this country is being impacted by human activity.
PIA01797:
Space Radar Image of Central Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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Rio Brancois the capital of the Brazilian state of Acre and is situated near the border with northeastern Bolivia. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on July 28, 2000.
PIA03427:
Deforestation near Rio Branco, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-04 Earth Aqua
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Yasi on Feb. 2, 2011 as the storm passed over Australia's Great Dividing Range.
PIA13838:
Tropical Cyclone Yasi Spins Through Australia's Interior
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
PIA19475:
NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite of northern Chile was acquired by ASTER on April 7, 2000. Dramatically displayed is a geological angular unconformity: a contact between layers of rock at different angles.
PIA11159:
Chile Altiplano Unconformity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Earth California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS)
Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES)
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This image captured by a prototype NASA satellite instrument at NASA's California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS) shows a persistent methane hotspot (central red area) over Los Angeles basin.
PIA19727:
Urban Methane Point Sources Detected by Tiered System of Remote-sensing Observations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from NASA's Terra satellite's vertical (nadir) camera, shows Hurricane Carlotta's location in the eastern Pacific Ocean, about 500 km south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2000. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02611:
MISR Views Hurricane Carlotta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth LIDAR
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These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.
PIA19360:
Before-and-After LIDAR Images from 2014 King Fire in El Dorado National Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06427:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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The plume of carbon monoxide pollution from the Rim Fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park, Calif., shows a three-day running average of daily measurements from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17427:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Images Pollution from California's Rim Fire
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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 C-band, VV polarization radar image of the Namib desert in southern Namibia, near the coast of South West Africa.
PIA01720:
Space Radar Image of Namib Desert in Southern Namib
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
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Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images, from 8 April 2003 show that depending upon the position of the Sun, the solar power stations in California's Mohave Desert can reflect solar energy from their large, mirror-like surfaces directly toward one of NASA's Terra cameras.
PIA04359:
Sun Glint from Solar Electric Generating Stations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Lake Palanskoye in northern Kamchatka. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02744:
Anaglyph, Lake Palanskoye Landslide, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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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 2011-09-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of La Chaux-de-Fonds, a Swiss city in the Jura Mountains, founded in 1656.
PIA14767:
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-03 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Powerful Tropical Cyclone Yasi's fury rakes Northeastern Australia in February, 2011, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
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Yasi's Fury Rakes Northeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Jerusalem was acquired on April 3, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. The old city is the lighter blue area in the right center of the image, surrounded by a 400-year-old wall built by the Ottoman Turks.
PIA11098:
Jerusalem
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth SMAP
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The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed.
PIA11399:
NASA SMAP Images Show Progression of Spring Thaw in Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 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 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The Zagros Mountains in Iran offer a visually stunning topographic display of geologic structure in layered sedimentary rocks.
PIA04956:
Zagros Mountains, Iran, SRTM Shaded Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03507:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03508:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-16 Earth Terra
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At the time NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, the Mississippi River had reached a level of 53 feet (16.2 meters), 3 feet (1 meter) above the major flood stage. Flood water had already inundated parts of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
PIA14151:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Mississippi Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this Aug. 30 image of smoke plumes from the Station and other wildfires burning throughout Southern California.
PIA12190:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Terra
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This image of the Nyiragonga volcano eruption in the Congo was acquired on January 28, 2002 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03462:
Nyiragonga Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles)west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
PIA03357:
Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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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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