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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 2015-08-19 Earth Terra
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Northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, seven straight days of torrential rains of up to 16 inches (40 centimeters) in August 2015 resulted in flooding between the cities of Escobar and Campana as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19871:
NASA Spacecraft Tracks Argentine Flooding
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.11 MB)     JPEG (356.5 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.14 MB)     JPEG (531.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.17 MB)     JPEG (156.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-18 Earth Terra
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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
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.22 MB)     JPEG (338.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-16 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.31 MB)     JPEG (1.278 MB)
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
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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
MISR
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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

Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.715 MB)     JPEG (668.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-14 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.52 MB)     JPEG (213.9 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.883 MB)     JPEG (685.1 kB)
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?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.6 MB)     JPEG (292.9 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 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.04 MB)     JPEG (1.023 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savai’i and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.61 MB)     JPEG (322 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of a mineral-rich region in southern China is being used by geologists to identify potential new areas for mineral exploration.
PIA01837:
Space Radar Image of Mineral Resources, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.551 MB)     JPEG (1.02 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA00748:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Jhudo, Pakistan, and surrounding countryside on Sept. 24, 2011. Torrential monsoon rains in south Asia have displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in India, Pakistan and Thailand.
PIA14792:
NASA Spacecraft Images Severe Flooding in South Asia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.65 MB)     JPEG (508.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Salton Sea in south California, which was created in 1905 when spring flooding on the Colorado River breached a canal.
PIA19786:
Salton Sea, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.858 MB)     JPEG (360.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Basalt cliffs along the northwest edge of the Meseta de Somuncura plateau near Sierra Colorada, Argentina show an unusual and striking pattern of erosion.
PIA02763:
Stereo Pair: Basalt Cliffs, Patagonia, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.358 MB)     JPEG (505.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cancun, a resort city on the east side of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA20086:
Cancun, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-30 Earth Terra
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One of the most volcanically active regions of the world is the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, Russia. It is not uncommon for several volcanoes to be erupting at the same time. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on April 26, 2007
PIA09334:
Volcanic Eruptions in Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2005, depicts a 30-kilometer (19-mile) wide region southeast of the epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 Pakistan earthquake, between Muzaffarabad and Uri in the Pir Punjal range of Kashmir.
PIA03028:
Landslide in Kashmir
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.82 MB)     JPEG (487.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-04 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01164:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Warm Water Pool Decreasing, Jan, 08, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-04 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01449:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Satellite shows El Niño-related Sea Surface Height, Mar, 14, 1998
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.161 MB)     JPEG (361.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.
PIA06671:
Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

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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 showing surface features on the open ocean in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. There is no land mass in this image.
PIA01799:
Space Radar Image of North Atlantic Ocean
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.14 MB)     JPEG (1.832 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18458:
Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During its flight, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Earth and Moon. Separate images of the Earth and Moon were combined to generate this view.
PIA00342:
The Earth & Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
PIA17896:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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On March 17, 2013, NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) acquired synthetic aperture radar data over the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.
PIA16942:
NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft To Study Volcanoes and Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the planned city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, with a population of about 3.6 million for its metropolitan area.
PIA13045:
Brasilia, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.1 MB)     JPEG (802.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04175:
Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.15 MB)     JPEG (781.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the annual spring thaw in the upper Midwest is underway. Snow-covered ground contrasts with the dark tones of water under broken cloud cover. Along the Red River in North Dakota, floodwaters are moving northward into Canada.
PIA14045:
NASA Satellite Images Annual Spring Thaw, Red River, North Dakota
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.718 MB)     JPEG (475.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Dublin, Ireland, shows how the radar distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled. In the center of the image is the city's natural harbor along the Irish Sea.
PIA01804:
Space Radar Image of Dublin, Ireland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.17 MB)     JPEG (1.381 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Salt Lake City, Utah, illustrates the different land use patterns that are present in the Utah Valley.
PIA01798:
Space Radar Image of Salt Lake City, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.97 MB)     JPEG (1.173 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.22 MB)     JPEG (793.4 kB)
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 vegetation map of the Raco, Michigan area produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01713:
Space Radar Image of Raco Vegetation Map
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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 biomass map of the Raco, Michigan, area was produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01714:
Space Radar Image of Raco Biomass Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-27 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Meseta de Somuncura is a semi-arid basalt plateau in northern Patagonia. This view of the northwestern part of the plateau, near Los Menucos, Argentina, shows numerous depressions where the upper basalt layers are missing or collapsed.
PIA02767:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Meseta de Somuncura, Patagonia, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.983 MB)     JPEG (516.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
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The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA03893:
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.27 MB)     JPEG (1.133 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This graph made with data from the AIRS instrument 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.
PIA14435:
Concentration of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Earth's Mid-Troposphere, 2002 to 2013
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.27 MB)     JPEG (185.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-30 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite, captured on October 18, 2002, display a large dust plume extended across countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
PIA03731:
Dust Shrouds the Eastern Mediterranean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Manicouagan Crater is one of the world's largest and oldest known impact craters and perhaps the one most readily apparent to astronauts in orbit. This anaglyph is from the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses needed.
PIA03385:
Anaglyph, Manicouagan Crater, Quebec, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth Terra
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This 3D image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 11, 2005 with digital topography from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. It depicts a large landslide which occurred in Kashmir, Pakistan.
PIA03030:
Landslide in Kashmir (3-D Perspective)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.42 MB)     JPEG (461.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite presents this 'false color' view of portions of Wisconsin and Michigan, including Devil's Lake, Druid Lake, Ghost Lake, Spider Lake, and Witches Lake in Wisconsin; and Bat Lake, Corpse Pond and Witch Lake in Michigan.
PIA15009:
NASA Satellite Scares Up An Eerie Image of Haunted Lakes and Ghost Ships
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image shows the area around the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India, the deadliest in the country's history with some 20,000 fatalities. The epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake was just to the left of the center of the image.
PIA02799:
SRTM Radar Image with Color as Height: Kachchh, Gujarat, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.14 MB)     JPEG (1.086 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image shows the area west of the Nile River near Cairo, Egypt. The Nile River is the dark band along the right side of the image and it flows approximately due North from the bottom to the right.
PIA01793:
Space Radar Image of Giza Egypt - with Enlargement
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth C-SAR Sensor
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image-pair shows relative deformation of the Earth's surface when nn April 22-23, 2015, significant explosive eruptions occurred at Calbuco volcano, Chile.
PIA11434:
Ground Deformation from Chilean Volcanic Eruption Shown by Satellite Radar Image
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.55 MB)     JPEG (1.664 MB)
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 perspective view, acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000, shows the western part of the city of Pasadena, California, looking north towards the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA02718:
Pasadena, California Perspective View with Aerial Photo and Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.26 MB)     JPEG (872.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this spaceborne radar image of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
PIA01833:
Space Radar of Image Aorounga Impact Crater, Chad
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.7 MB)     JPEG (1.28 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-01 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views of the Russian Arctic were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 11, 2004, when the brief arctic summer had transformed the frozen tundra and the thousands of lakes, channels, and rivers of the Lena Delta into a fertile wetland.
PIA04366:
A Summer View of Russia's Lena Delta and Olenek
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.55 MB)     JPEG (608.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.74 MB)     JPEG (466.7 kB)
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 2014-07-23 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 2004-03-31 Earth Terra
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Heavy snowfall on March 12, 2004, across north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia and Russia, caused train and highway traffic to stop for several days along the Russia-China border shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04355:
Snowstorm Along the China-Mongolia-Russia Borders
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The city of Washington, D.C., is shown is this space radar image. Images like these are useful tools for urban planners and managers, who use them to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01815:
Space Radar Image of Washington D.C.
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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 Altona test site in Manitoba, Canada, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Winnipeg.
PIA01742:
Space Radar Image of Altona, Manitoba, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-02 Earth Terra
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The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth at 418 meters below sea level, and also one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01916:
The Dead Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-24 Earth Terra
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The central portion of Russia's East Siberian Sea, including one of the New Siberian Islands, Novaya Sibir, are portrayed in these views from data acquired on May 28, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03717:
Distinguishing Clouds from Ice over the East Siberian Sea, Russia
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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 digital elevation model that was geometrically coded directly onto an X-band seasonal change image of the Oetztal supersite in Austria.
PIA01760:
Space Radar Image of Oetzal, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The city of Calcutta, India appears in this 24 by 34 km (15 by 21 mile) sub-scene, acquired March 29, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11157:
Calcutta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Mount Saint Helens is a prime example of how Earth's topographic form can greatly change even within our lifetimes.
PIA06668:
Mount Saint Helens, Washington, USA,
SRTM Perspective: Shaded Relief and Colored Height

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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 image of Houston, Texas, shows the amount of detail that is possible to obtain using spaceborne radar imaging.
PIA01783:
Space Radar Image of Houston, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00741:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - October 3, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows the western end of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02853:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Terra
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Anchorage, Alaska and Cook Inlet are seen in this sub-image, acquired May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. At the center of the image is the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport; in the upper right corner is Elmendorf Air Force Base.
PIA02675:
Anchorage, AK
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-28 Earth Terra
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These images, taken by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft , are centered over the Pacific Ocean, about 1600 kilometers west of San Francisco. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03433:
Ship Tracks in a Stratiform Cloud Layer
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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 spaceborne radar image shows the city of Honolulu, Hawaii and adjacent areas on the island of Oahu. Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island, along the bottom of this image.
PIA01842:
Space Radar Image of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-02 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the oldest material on Earth which has yet been dated by man is a zircon mineral of 4.4 billion years old from a sedimentary gneiss in the Jack Hills of the Narre Gneiss Terrane of Australia.
PIA12064:
Jack Hills, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-04 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Napa county northeast of San Francisco, California, on Aug. 24, 2014. NASA satellite data reveal ground defomation.
PIA18798:
NASA Analyses of Global Positioning System Data and Italian Radar Satellite Data Reveal Napa Quake Ground Deformation
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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 family of dormant volcanoes dominates the landscape in this radar image of the Andes Mountains in northern Ecuador. The city of Otavalo, shown in pink, and Lake Otavalo lie within the triangle formed by three volcanoes in the upper part of the image.
PIA01810:
Space Radar Image of North Ecuador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This plot shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere at various latitudes as measured by NASA's Aqua satellite. The colored lines represent different latitude bands that circle Earth, called 'zones'.
PIA14436:
Zonally Averaged Carbon Dioxide Concentration from Earth's Mid-Troposphere at Different Latitudes, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Earth Terra
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On January 17, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundation west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
PIA13810:
NASA Satellite Images Flooding Near Brisbane, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
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During the last weeks of March 2003, unusually high and widespread aerosol pollution was detected over Europe by several satellite-borne instruments aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA04325:
Aerosols over Central and Eastern Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of the area surrounding Boston, Mass., shows how a spaceborne radar system distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled.
PIA01812:
Space Radar Image of Boston, Massachusetts
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA01051:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe
PIA00749:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Paris was acquired on July 23, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. Paris is also known as the City of Light.
PIA11164:
Saline Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Earth GRAIL
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This is a polar stereographic map of gravity of the north polar region of the moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The map displays the region from latitude 60 north to the pole.
PIA16896:
Gravity at the Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010.
PIA12494:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-11 Earth Terra
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During Spring 2003, students, teachers, and scientists worked side-by-side, measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held instruments shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04334:
Students and NASA Study Aerosols over Baltimore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-06 Earth Terra
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This nadir camera view was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft around Kruger National Park in NE South Africa. The bright white feature is the Palabora Copper Mine, and the water body near upper right is Lake Massingir in Mozambique.
PIA13460:
NASA's MISR Views Kruger National Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-20 Earth Terra
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft illustrate ice surface textures and cloud-top heights over the Amery Ice Shelf/Lambert Glacier system in East Antarctica on October 25, 2002.
PIA03734:
Clouds and Ice of the Lambert-Amery System, East Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-08 Earth QuikScat
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The SeaWinds scatterometer on NASA's QuikScat satellite makes global radar measurements day and night, in clear sky and through clouds. Greenland and the polar ice cap are shown here on September 20, 1999.
PIA02458:
SeaWinds - Oceans, Land, Polar Regions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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NASA Airborne Snow Observatory measurements of snow water equivalent (top image) and snow albedo, or reflectivity (bottom image) for the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada on April 21, 2013.
PIA17773:
Snow Water Equivalent for Tuolumne River Basin
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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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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows rugged terrain between Los Angeles and California's central valley. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02777:
SRTM Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay: Los Angeles to San Joaquin Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-15 Earth Terra
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The Isthmus of Corinth has played a very important role in the history of Greece. It is the only land bridge between the country's north (Attica) and south (Peloponnese). This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01919:
Corinth Canal, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-25 Earth Terra
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After lying dormant for 70 years, Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador started erupting the week of Aug. 17, 2015. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on August 22, showing huge columns of ash that affected towns in the region.
PIA15151:
Angry Ecuadorian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Las Vegas, NV in August, 2000. McCarran International Airport to the south and Nellis Air Force Base to the NE are the two major airports visible.
PIA11096:
Las Vegas
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