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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Greek islands of the Aegean Sea, scattered across 800 kilometers from north to south and between Greece and western Turkey, are uniquely situated at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on Se
PIA03725:
Islands in the Midst of the World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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From Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and extending to Long Island, this perspective view shows the varied topography of eastern New York State and parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
PIA02757:
Perspective View, New York State, Long Island to Lake Ontario
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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The MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this stereo image of Russia's Volga River, the largest river system in Europe. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03440:
Volga Delta and the Caspian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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From Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River and extending to Long Island, this perspective view shows the varied topography of eastern New York State and parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
PIA02758:
Perspective View, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.574 MB)     JPEG (617 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA17799:
The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
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The Kunlun fault is one of the gigantic strike-slip faults that bound the north side of Tibet. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on July 20, 2000.
PIA02658:
ASTER Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Earth Terra
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Two satellite images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, obtained about 10 years apart, clearly illustrate the effects of the near-historic drought conditions in southwestern Kansas. Farmers are among the hardest hit.
PIA16102:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Effects of U.S. Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 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 2015-03-16 Earth Terra
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In southern California, the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for 33% of the nation's containerized imports. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the large backlog of waiting cargo ships being slowly unloaded.
PIA19249:
Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors, CA
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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 black-and-white image of the forests east of the Baikal Forest in the Jablonowy Mountains of Russia. The image is centered at 52.5 degrees north latitude and 116 degrees east longitude near the mining town of Bukatschatscha.
PIA01754:
Space Radar Image of Baikal Lake, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 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 the Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03340:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Anaglyph, SRTM / Landsat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Nile River was captured by NASA's Terra satellite on January 30, 2001 (Terra orbit 5956). The Nile is the longest river in the world.
PIA02647:
The Nile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert.
PIA04963:
Richat Structure, Mauritania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. Sredinnyy Khrebet, the mountain range that makes up the spine of the peninsula. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03313:
SRTM Anaglyph: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The Coachella Valley is a major agricultural region of California, growing fruit and produce throughout the year. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 4, 2000.
PIA11161:
Coachella Valley, CA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite acquired this image of Category One Typhoon Fitow on Sept. 6, 2007, prior to the storm making landfall in Japan.
PIA09978:
NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Displayed in blue color is the height of sea surface (shown in blue) measured by NASA's Jason satellite two hours after the initial magnitude 9 earthquake hit the region (shown in red) southwest of Sumatra on December 26, 2004.
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-07 Earth ARIA
PALSAR-2
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This false-color map from NASA's ARIA project shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused almost entirely by the magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA14708:
Radar Shows Kathmandu Area Uplifted 5 Feet by Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-09 Earth Terra
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Lake Afrera is a hypersaline lake located in the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia where rock salt has been mined for centuries. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18515:
Lake Afrera, Ethiopia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-09 Earth Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
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The Eastern U.S., Europe, and Japan are brightly lit by their cities, while interiors of Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America are dark and lightly populated in this image created in 2000 by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA02991:
Global City Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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This colorful image of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Beaufort Sea was acquired by the NASA's Terra satellite on August 16, 2000, during Terra orbit 3532.
PIA03419:
Summer in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This map created with data from the AIRS on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14437:
Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Mid-Troposphere, April 2013 Monthly Average
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-29 Earth Terra
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If you live in Europe and buy roses, the chance is good that they were grown in Kenya -- specifically, in one of the colossal greenhouses that blot out the once wild shores of Lake Naivasha, 90km north-west of Nairobi. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10625:
Lake Naivasha, Kenya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 1984x1488x3
This photo shows the ice front of the ice shelf in front of Pine Island Glacier, a major glacier system of West Antarctica.
PIA17283:
Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays (islands that are part of the reef).
PIA03401:
Australia's Great Barrier Reef
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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Flowing over 6450 kilometers eastward across Brazil, the Amazon River originates in the Peruvian Andes as tiny mountain streams that eventually combine to form one of the world's mightiest rivers as shown in this image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02643:
Mouth of the Amazon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-26 Earth Terra
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This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite covers an area of 55 by 40 kilometers (34 by 25 miles) over the southwest part of the Malaspina Glacier and Icy Bay in Alaska.
PIA03475:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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In this simulated natural color image of Huron, South Dakota, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 20, 2010, frozen lakes and ponds appear blue, bare fields are tan, and fields with minor vegetation are gray-green.
PIA12878:
Huron, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft portrays the Little Aral and the eastern Large Aral at the onset of winter. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04324:
Windswept Shores of the Aral Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The southeast part of the island of Hokkaido, Japan, is an area dominated by volcanoes and volcanic caldera. The active Usu Volcano is at the lower right edge of the circular Lake Toya-Ko and near the center of the image.
PIA02751:
Radar Image, Hokkaido, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This three-dimensional perspective view, looking up the Tigil River, acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000, shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02717:
Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 3-D Perspective with Landsat Overlay
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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 three-dimensional perspective view of Long Valley, California by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01757:
Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California - 3-D view
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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 three-dimensional perspective view of Long Valley, California was created from data taken by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01769:
Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Grand Canyon is one of North America's most spectacular geologic features as seen in this image acquired NASA's Terra satellite on May 12, 2000.
PIA02668:
3-D View of Grand Canyon, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This simulated true color perspective view over the Grand Canyon is from data acquired on May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01908:
Perspective view over the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.012 MB)     JPEG (477.4 kB)
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 2001-08-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03320:
SRTM Anaglyph: Piñon Canyon region, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Sulfur dioxide plume from the Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09937:
Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as Detected with AIRS Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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These images of the Island of Hawaii were acquired on March 19, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02604:
ASTER Images the Island of Hawaii
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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 2003-01-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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The height and extent of billowing smoke plumes from bushfires near Canberra, the Australian capital, are illustrated by these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired on January 18, 2003.
PIA04302:
Fires in the Australian Capital Territory
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.485 MB)     JPEG (560.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk
PIA03032:
New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this view of severe flooding in La Plata, Argentina, on April 4, 2013. Torrential rains and record flash flooding has killed more than 50 and left thousands homeless, according to news reports.
PIA16945:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Severe Flooding in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
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Dramatic differences in land use patterns are highlighted in this image of the U.S.-Mexico border acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02659:
ASTER Mexicali
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.303 MB)     JPEG (748.7 kB)
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 area surrounding the Harvard Forest in north-central Massachusetts that has been operated as a ecological research facility by Harvard University since 1907.
PIA01788:
Space Radar Image of Harvard Forest
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.7 MB)     JPEG (1.158 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18519:
First Seconds of LDSD Test
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.28 MB)     JPEG (153.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large abundances of aerosols, or airborne particulates, over the low-lying plains of northeastern India appear in dramatic contrast with the relatively pristine air of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau in this image from NASA's Terra satellite acquired on
PIA03428:
Aerosols over India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Day fire in Ventura County in Southern California in 2006.
PIA08790:
Day Fire in Ventura County
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Terra
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The highest tides on Earth occur in the Minas Basin, the eastern extremity of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01912:
Bay of Fundy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), flown aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in February 2000, acquired elevation measurements for nearly all of Earth's landmass between 60°N and 56°S latitudes.
PIA06669:
Crater Highlands, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Earth Terra
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Folds in the lower reaches of valley glaciers can be caused by powerful surges of tributary ice streams. This phenomenon is spectacularly displayed by the Sustina Glacier in the Alaska Range as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13382:
Susitna Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these views of the dust and sand that swept over northeast China on March 10, 2004.
PIA04354:
Dust and Sand Sweeps Over Northeast China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-09 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2002-02-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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Southern California's 'Santa Anas' are dry, north-easterly winds having speeds in excess of 25 knots (46 kilometers/hour). Santa Ana conditions are commonly associated with gusts of more than twice this level.
PIA03445:
Dusty Skies over Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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This island is Bouvet Island (or Bouvetøya) and is a territory of Norway. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9.
PIA03715:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9:
Bouvet Island, Norway

Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.148 MB)     JPEG (350.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite eastern China compare a somewhat hazy summer view from July 9, 2000 (left) with a spectacularly dusty spring view from April 7, 2001 (middle).
PIA03405:
Fingerprints in the Dust
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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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The Lake Palanskoye in northern Kamchatka was formed when a large landslide disrupted the drainage pattern, forming a natural dam.
PIA02743:
Stereo Pair, Lake Palanskoye Landslide, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 15, 2000 includes the city of Salalah, the second largest city in Oman.
PIA02725:
Radar Image, Color as Height , Salalah, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2004-11-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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Heavy rainfall in southern Africa between December 2003 and April 2004 provided central Zambia with floodwaters needed to support the diverse uses of water within the Kafue Flats area as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04371:
Floodwaters Renew Zambia's Kafue Wetland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-29 Earth Landsat
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It drains a watershed that spans eight countries and nearly 1.6 million square kilometers (600,000 square miles). The Zambezi (also Zambeze) is the fourth largest river in Africa, and the largest east-flowing waterway.
PIA18155:
Zambezi River Delta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.507 MB)     JPEG (347.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-10 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, is a large and growing urban area. This stereoscopic image pair, combining a Landsat image with topography measured by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), shows how topography controls the urban pattern.
PIA02738:
Stereo Pair, Honolulu, Oahu
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.849 MB)     JPEG (439.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This pair of images of the Long Island, New York region is a comparison of an optical photograph (top) and a radar image (bottom), both taken in darkness in April 1994.
PIA01785:
Space Radar Image of Long Island Optical/Radar
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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 advancing lava flows on the southern flank of Mt. Etna above the town of Nicolosi.
PIA02677:
Lava Flows During the Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.01 MB)     JPEG (465.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The white ring around Lake Powell tells the story. The surface is down 98 feet. This is critical, because Powell, Lake Mead, and other lakes along the Colorado River provide water for millions of people in five states. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10614:
Lake Powell
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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 2002-01-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Australia's largest city of Sydney was clouded with smoke when more than 70 wildfires raged across the state of New South Wales when NASA's Terra satellite captured this image the morning of December 30, 2001.
PIA03438:
Smoke Blankets New South Wales, Australia
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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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A NASA radar instrument has been successfully used to measure some of the fastest moving and most inaccessible glaciers in the world.
PIA01781:
Space Radar Image of San Rafael Glacier, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-16 Earth 3029x1080x3
This photograph of the meteor streaking through the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev. The small asteroid was about 56 to 66 feet (17 to 20 meters) wide.
PIA16828:
Fireball Streaking over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the Kachchh region in the Gujarat province of western India. On January 26, 2001, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake devastated this area, killing 20,000 people and destroying buildings, dams, and port facilities.
PIA03403:
Liquefaction Effects from the Bhuj earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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Austral winter and spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04342:
Austral Winter and Spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt
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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 Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia.
PIA03871:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth 1537x2148x3
The Surrogate robot ('Surge'), built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA., is being developed in order to extend humanity's reach into hazardous environments to perform tasks such as using environmental test equipment.
PIA18667:
Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows a UAVSAR interferogram swath overlaid atop a Google Earth image. New NASA airborne radar images show the continuing deformation in Earth's surface resulting from the magnitude 7.2 temblor in Baja California on April 4, 2010.
PIA13314:
NASA Radar Images Show Continued Deformation from Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-13 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows what may be ancient Rome's greatest engineering achievement: Portus. Built in the first century A.D., Portus was Rome's principal maritime harbor.
PIA19209:
Portus, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-11 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 Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, located on the shores of Port Nicholson, a natural harbor. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02750:
Anaglyph, Landsat Overlay: Wellington, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-23 Earth Terra
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The Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire was started on June 21, 2008 by a lightning strike. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA10975:
Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-21 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Gravity is the force that is responsible for the weight of an object and is determined by how the material that makes up the Earth is distributed throughout the Earth.
PIA04652:
New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.
PIA04530:
Earth and Jupiter as viewed from Mars
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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 2015-06-02 Earth Terrestrial Planet Finder
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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 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA11965:
American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and parts of Baluchistan. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on August 11, 2010.
PIA13337:
NASA's MISR Tracks Massive Flooding in Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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Powerful winds and dry conditions caused a massive blanket of dust from Australia's Outback to spread eastward across Queensland and New South Wales. This image was acquired on September 22, 2009 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12240:
Massive Dust Storm over Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the peaks of the Wasatch and Uinta Ranges in Utah. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03439:
Snow-Covered Peaks of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains
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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 image showing seasonal changes at the hydrological test site of Bebedouro in Brazil. The image is centered at 9 degrees south latitude and 40.2 degrees west longitude.
PIA01733:
Space Radar Image of Bebedauro, Brazil, seasonal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000 shows the city of Honolulu, Hawaii and adjacent areas on the island of Oahu. Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island.
PIA02720:
Honolulu, Hawaii Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals the still-active lava flows in the snowy winter landscape of Plosky Tolbachik volcano, which erupted for the first time in 35 years on Nov. 27, 2012, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA16824:
NASA Satellite Captures New Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000 shows the Lanai (left) and western Maui (right) islands of Hawaii.
PIA02723:
Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height, Lanai and West Maui, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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This image from 1997 is of the Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, the Mobile Service Tower has been retracted away.
PIA00747:
Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe aboard the Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows two islands, Miquelon and Saint Pierre, located south of Newfoundland, Canada.
PIA02702:
3-D perspective of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Data from a portion of the imagery acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft during 2000-2002 were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of southwestern Europe and northwestern Morocco and Algeria.
PIA04376:
Where Europe meets Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Pasadena, California, looking north toward the San Gabriel Mountains. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02731:
Anaglyph of Perspective View with Aerial Photo Overlay Pasadena, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Earth Terra
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Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #20 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04370:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz # 20:
Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano produced its second major ash plume beginning on May 7, 2010. NASA's Terra satellite passed just east of the volcano mid-morning and captured this image the same day.
PIA13139:
NASA MISR Image Shows Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Plume Heights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-21 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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California's topography poses challenges for road builders. Northwest of Los Angeles, deformation of Earth's crust along the Pacific-North American crustal plate boundary has made transportation difficult.
PIA02776:
SRTM Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay: Los Angeles to San Joaquin Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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As it passed over Antarctica on December 16, 2004, NASA's Terra satellite captured this image showing a wavy pattern in a field of white.
PIA04377:
Waves on White: Ice or Clouds?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is an image of the Bolivian capital city of La Paz that was created using three radar frequencies.
PIA01813:
Space Radar Image of La Paz, Bolivia
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