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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-11 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Caliente Range and Cuyama Valley, California, are shown in this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 16, 2000.
PIA02795:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Caliente Range and Cuyama Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the northern coastal plain of Costa Rica with the Cordillera Central, composed of a number of active and dormant volcanoes, rising in the background.
PIA03315:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Costa Rica Coastal Plain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica, in the right center of the image (gray area).
PIA03316:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: San Jose, Costa Rica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.206 MB)     JPEG (201.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This dramatic view looks west along the Cucharas River Canyon in Colorado toward the 4,152 meter (13,623 ft) high Spanish Peaks, in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
PIA03321:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Cucharas Canyon & Spanish Peaks, Colorado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.888 MB)     JPEG (189.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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At more than 4,300 meters (14,000 feet ), Mount Shasta is California's tallest volcano and part of the Cascade chain of volcanoes extending south from Washington.
PIA03328:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The defining landmarks of San Francisco, its bay and the San Andreas Fault are clearly seen in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south.
PIA03329:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.672 MB)     JPEG (164.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The city of Palm Springs nestles at the base of Mount San Jacinto in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the east.
PIA03334:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Palm Springs, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.694 MB)     JPEG (175.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The volcanic nature of Mount Shasta is clearly evident in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the northwest.
PIA03336:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.556 MB)     JPEG (129.1 kB)
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 area of Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, which began to erupt on September 30, 1994.
PIA01765:
Space Radar Image of Kiluchevskoi, Volcano, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On May 30, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the largest solar plant of its kind in the world started producing power in southern California's Mojave Desert near the Nevada border.
PIA17746:
Ivanpah Solar Energy Plant, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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St. Louis, Missouri is tucked in a bend of the Mississippi River, just south of the point at which the Illinois River joins the larger Mississippi as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 15, 2005.
PIA09362:
St. Louis, Missouri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On Sept. 8, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, which has been in continuous eruption since 1983. New lava flows can be seen.
PIA18211:
Hawaii Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Manicouagan in northern Quebec, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra satellite on June 1, 2001, during Terra orbit 7737.
PIA03434:
Manicouagan Impact Structure, Quebec
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-14 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of New Guinea in 2000.
PIA02994:
Radar view of New Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the storms on April 16, 2011 showing very cold, high cloud tops of the strong thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes in North Carolina and Virginia.
PIA14042:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Images April 16, 2011 Severe Storm/Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-13 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Mt. Etna, a volcano on the island of Sicily, erupted on October 26, 2002, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua.
PIA00355:
Mt. Etna Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
PIA01165:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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This montage is a natural-color view of the Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan Peninsula as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03719:
A Hard Look at Thin Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth ARIA
PALSAR-2
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA14710:
New ALOS-2 Damage Map Assists 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, is of Cambodia's Angkor region revealing a temple (upper-right) not depicted on early 19th Century French archeological survey maps and American topographic maps.
PIA03866:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Sman Teng, Temple, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.122 MB)     JPEG (295.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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Brush fires consumed nearly 750,000 acres across Southern California between October 21 and November 18, 2003. Burn scars and vegetation changes wrought by the fires are illustrated in these false-color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04346:
Burn Scars Across Southern California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.121 MB)     JPEG (253.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This images, acquired on March 12, 2011 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows a large smoke plume that appears to be associated either with the Shiogama incident or Sendai port fires. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13914:
Large Smoke Plume from Industrial Fires in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.122 MB)     JPEG (132 kB)
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.
PIA01744:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River, Glasgow, Missouri
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.106 MB)     JPEG (495.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR), shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03512:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillippines - Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.938 MB)     JPEG (172.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
PIA18058:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.142 MB)     JPEG (201.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This map corresponds to NASA's KidSat image MET 00215424 of the northern regions of Sumatra that was captured on Sept., 1997 during the Shuttle flight STS-86.
PIA00952:
Map of northern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00956:
Kidsat image of Sumatra, Indonesia & map
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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 image of the volcano Kilauea was generated based on interferometric fringes derived from two X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar data takes on April 13, 1994 and October 4, 1994.
PIA01761:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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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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Data acquired on April 13, 1994 and on October 4, 1994 from NASA's X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour were used to generate interferometric fringes, which were overlaid on the X-SAR image of Kilauea.
PIA01762:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.69 MB)     JPEG (520.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month.
PIA17454:
'La Nada' Climate Pattern Lingers in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured the energetic eruption of Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 29, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03733:
Multi-angle Portrayals of Mt. Etna's Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Earth GOME-2
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JPL-led study shows bromine explosion on March 13, 2008 across the Alaskan North Slope looking south toward the Brooks Range at the horizon, which blocked the bromine from going further south into the Alaskan interior.
PIA13961:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Alaskan North Slope)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.214 MB)     JPEG (138.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image is a false-color composite of Raco, Michigan, centered at 46.39 degrees north latitude, 84.88 degrees west longitude.
PIA01700:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.208 MB)     JPEG (489.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Earth GOME-2
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JPL-led study shows bromine explosion on March 13, 2008 across the western Northwest Territories in Canada looking toward the Mackenzie Mountains at the horizon, which prevented the bromine from crossing over into Alaska.
PIA13960:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Northwest Territories)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.218 MB)     JPEG (131.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-23 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano on April 19, 2010. The eruption plume and drifting veil of ash appear to be homogeneous.
PIA13062:
NASA's ASTER Instrument Analyzes Ash Plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.219 MB)     JPEG (142.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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A natural color image of Mt. Lyell, the highest point in the Tuolumne River Basin (top image) is compared with a three-dimensional color composite image of Mt. Lyell from NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory depicting snow depth (bottom image).
PIA17772:
Snow Depth Depicted on Mt. Lyell by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This map shows solar-induced fluorescence, a plant process that occurs during photosynthesis, from Aug. through Oct. 2014 as measured by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18935:
Global Solar-Induced Fluorescence
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.217 MB)     JPEG (178.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is also being used by scientists to observe atmospheric carbon dioxide.
PIA09269:
AIRS Global Map of Carbon Dioxide from Space
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.244 MB)     JPEG (100.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-28 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Surface relative humidity anomalies in percent, during July 2011 compared to the average surface relative humidity over the previous eight years, as measured by NASA's Aqua instrument AIRS. The driest areas are shown in oranges and reds.
PIA14488:
NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-16 Earth 1201x900x3
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere
PIA14430:
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This ISRO-NASA-JPL-Caltech collaborative image shows ocean wind vector data from ISRO's OceanSat 2 spacecraft of Hurricane Irene which made landfall early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, just west of Cape Lookout, NC.
PIA14742:
NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.247 MB)     JPEG (233.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows how surface emissivity -- how efficiently Earth's surface radiates heat -- changed in several regions of Pakistan over a 32-day period between July 11 (pre-flood) and August 12 (post-flood).
PIA13342:
NASA's AIRS Detects Extent of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-30 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite images of Zambia and Botswana, Africa were acquired on August 25, 2000 during Terra orbit 3655.
PIA02621:
MISR Images Zambia and Botswana
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.403 MB)     JPEG (179.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-06 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Analyses by NASA's UAVSAR radar performed after the Bayou Corne, La., sinkhole formed, show it was able to detect precursory ground surface movement of up to 10.2 inches (260 millimeters) more than a month before the sinkhole collapsed in Aug. 2012.
PIA18040:
NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Earth Terra
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This simulated natural color image of London was acquired May 26, 2012 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. Major construction projects included the new 400-acre Olympic Park for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
PIA15897:
NASA Spacecraft Captures a Medal-Worthy Image of London
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.266 MB)     JPEG (348.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, shows the Altamaha River Delta in the Georgia Sea Islands.
PIA03157:
Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.847 MB)     JPEG (205.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Galapagos, situated in the Pacific Ocean roughly 1000 kilometers west of mainland Ecuador. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4.
PIA03435:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5:
Galapagos Islands

Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.928 MB)     JPEG (140.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The pattern on the right half of this image of the Bay of Bengal is the result of two opposing wave trains colliding. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on March 29, 2000.
PIA02662:
ASTER Waves
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.22 MB)     JPEG (370.5 kB)
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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Wheeler Ridge and vicinity, California, is a site of major tectonic activity, both historically and over recent geologic time.
PIA02773:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Wheeler Ridge, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.866 MB)     JPEG (281.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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The extent, height, and amount of smoke originating from the B&B Complex Fires in central Oregon are captured in these September 4, 2003 views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04338:
Smoke Plumes from the B&B Complex Fires, Oregon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.02 MB)     JPEG (215.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The recently active volcano Mt. Manaro is the dominant feature in this shaded relief image of Ambae Island, part of the Vanuatu archipelago located 1400 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.
PIA06675:
Ambae Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This depiction of an area south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, is the first Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)view of the Andes Mountains, the tallest mountain chain in the western hemisphere.
PIA03312:
SRTM Perspective of Colored Height and Shaded Relief Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views from NASA's Terra satellite highlight a number of the land use, vegetation, and geological features found Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
PIA03722:
Highlights from Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
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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 L-band images of the Manaus region of Brazil were acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01740:
Space Radar Image of Manaus region of Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-02 Earth Terra
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On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.
PIA19268:
California Solar Farms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Earth Terra
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The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19355:
Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, Continued Activity seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Cloud-top radiance and height characteristics of Hurricane Isabel are depicted in these data products and animations from NASA's Terra spacecraft on September 7, 2003.
PIA04339:
Aspects of Hurricane Isabel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland's volcanoes, which began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time (1730 UTC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011, east of the capital city of Reykjavik.
PIA14161:
Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.26 MB)     JPEG (101 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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Baikonur, formerly Leninsk, is a city in Kazakhstan rented and administered by the Russian Federation to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome where Sputnik launched in 1957. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16292:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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Strong synoptic winds disperse pollutants over the skies of Greece and the Aegean Sea during winter months as sen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captured in 2002.
PIA04336:
Summer Aerosols over Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth AVIRIS
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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California
PIA19361:
NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire
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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 false-color composite radar image of the Mammoth Mountain area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01746:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth Mountain, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Earth Space Shuttle
SIR-C/X-SAR
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These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
PIA16179:
Nile River in Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea (top to bottom) are Polynesian Islands about 220 kilometers (135 miles) west-northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific.
PIA06660:
Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea, French Polynesia, Landsat and SIR-C Images Compared to SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Chesapeake region as seen by NASA's Terra satellite, near local noon on July 17, 2001 (Terra orbit 8407).
PIA03418:
A CLAMS-Eye View of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Global images of Earth from NASA's Galileo orbiter on December 11, 1999. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe.
PIA00728:
Global Images of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Eyre is a large salt lake situated between two deserts in one of Australia's driest regions. These four images from NASA's Terra spacecraft austral summers of 2000 and 2002.
PIA03736:
Fluctuations of Lake Eyre, South Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows ash plumes from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland stretching over the North Atlantic; the volcano erupted on April 14, 2010 bringing closure to major airports in Europe.
PIA13047:
Ash from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland Stretches over the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-06 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image is a 'family portrait' of Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM/Jason-2), NASA satellites that have measured global sea surface heights since 1992.
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-01 Earth Terra
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The Banks Peninsula, New Zealand was created by volcanic activity in the Miocene epoch about 10 million years ago. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12062:
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Nasca Lines, located in the Pampa region of Peru, the desolate plain of the Peruvian coast 400 km south of Lima. The Lines were first spotted when commercial airlines began flying across the Peruvian desert in the 1920's.
PIA11097:
Nasca Lines, Peru
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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 Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, which began to erupt on September 30, 1994. Kliuchevskoi is the bright white peak surrounded by red slopes in the lower left portion of the image.
PIA01731:
Space Radar Image of Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 1, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. This false-color image that emphasizes the hottest areas of the vent and resulting lava flows.
PIA18796:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Iceland Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-17 Earth Terra
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This image of Iturralde Crater, Bolivia was acquired on June 29, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03859:
Iturralde Crater, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-20 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This stereoscopic satellite image showing Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands, located south of Newfoundland, Canada, was generated by draping NASA's Landsat satellite image over a preliminary Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation model.
PIA02782:
SRTM Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay: Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of St. Anthony's, the world's oldest Christian monastery, settled in the remote mountainous area of eastern Egypt near the Red Sea.
PIA12506:
St. Anthony's Monastery, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The world's largest solar power tower recently began operating outside Seville, Spain -- and it marks a historic moment in the saga of renewable energy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12303:
Solar Power, Seville, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Waldo Canyon Fire, west of Colorado Springs, Colo., being called the worst fire in Colorado history. Healthy vegetation is red, water is dark blue, streets and buildings are gray, and the burned areas are
PIA15847:
Colorado's Destructive Waldo Canyon Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (or Pearl Bridge), the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1991 meters, connecting the city of Kobe, Japan with Iwaja on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
PIA16905:
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of a wildfire broke that out in the mountains above the Los Angeles suburbs of Glendora and Azusa.
PIA17923:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Destructive Colby Fire East of Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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This map shows the abundance of airborne particulates, or aerosols, over Southern Africa during the period August 14-September 29, 2000, when NASA's Terra satellite flew over the area.
PIA02640:
Airborne Particulates over Southern Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-24 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 21, 2011, the NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the flooding along the Balonne River and the town of Surat in southeastern Queensland, Australia.
PIA13812:
NASA Images Illustrate Extent of Australia's Flooding Woes
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the Washington, D.C. area demonstrates the capability of imaging radar as a useful tool for urban planners and managers to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01303:
Space Radar Image of Washington, D.C.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Strong tropical storm Isaac continues to create havoc across the Gulf Coast, from eastern Texas to Florida. This infrared image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was acquired at 2:41 p.m. CDT on Aug. 29, 2012.
PIA16113:
A Slow-moving Isaac Brings Flooding to Gulf States
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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 view of northern Patagonia, near El Cain, Argentina shows complexly eroded volcanic terrain, with basalt mesas, sinkholes, landslide debris, playas, and relatively few integrated drainage channels.
PIA02760:
Stereo Pair: Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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In this natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, a fingerprint-like gravity wave feature occurs over a deck of marine stratocumulus clouds.
PIA04349:
Gravity Waves Ripple over Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-27 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This 3-D perspective view looks south along the southeast coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The capital city of Wellington is off the right side of the image.
PIA02748:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlaid Owahanga, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-24 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 city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03307:
SRTM Anaglyph: Roads versus Dikes near Bhuj, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-29 Earth Galileo
Terra
Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
Solid-State Imaging
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Nile River Fluctuations Near Khartoum, Sudan
PIA03420:
Nile River Fluctuations Near Khartoum, Sudan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-01 Earth Terra
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The magnitude 9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake of December 26, 2004, produced broad regions of uplift and subsidence. In order to define the lateral extent and the downdip limit of rupture. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02435:
Uplift and Subsidence Associated with the Great Aceh-Andaman Earthquake of 2004
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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In the Arabian Sea, sunlight and nutrients has fueled a startling occurrence of colorful phytoplankton and bacterial assemblages, which is captured in these natural color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft October 2, 2004.
PIA04369:
Red Plankton in the Arabian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Pulau Kimaam, Pulau Dolok, Pulau Yos Sudarso, and Frederik Hendrik Island are all names used to refer to this island, which is part of the Indonesian province of West Papua. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10.
PIA03723:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10:
Pulau Kimaam, West Papua

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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kourou, which sits at the mouth of the Kourou River, French Guiana.
PIA17099:
Kouru, French Guiana
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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 comparison of images over Prince Albert, produced by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on its 20th orbit on April 10, 1994.
PIA01732:
Space Radar Image of Prince Albert, Canada, seasonal
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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 three-dimensional perspective view of a false-color image of the eastern part of the Big Island of Hawaii.
PIA01717:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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In addition to an elevation model of most of Earth's landmass, NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission will produce C-band radar imagery of the same area.
PIA02770:
SRTM Radar - Landsat Image Comparison, Patagonia, Argentina
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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 Hariharalaya, the ancient 9th Century A.D. capitol of the Khmer in Cambodia in the upper center portion.
PIA03869:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Hariharalaya, Cambodia
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