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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
PIA20716:
A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, and home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet, situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok.
PIA16290:
Vladivostok, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA-acquired damage proxy map centered at Norica, Italy, where earthquakes occurred during Oct. 30-31, 2016.
PIA15374:
NASA’s Damage Proxy Map to Assist with Italy Earthquake Disaster Response
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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-frequency false color image of Flevoland, The Netherlands, centered at 52.4 degrees north latitude, 5.4 degrees east longitude.
PIA01719:
Space Radar Image of Flevoland, Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Philadelphia lies in the center of this image from NASA's Terra satellite. Larger cities, including New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington D.C., are visible from upper right to lower left.
PIA03412:
A Spaceborne Perspective on the Red, White, and Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a false-color composite of Prince Albert, Canada, centered at 53.91 north latitude and 104.69 west longitude.
PIA01702:
Space Radar Image of Prince Albert, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-15 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 14, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of St. George, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in northeastern Australia caused the Balonne River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13785:
ASTER Images Continuing Flooding in Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on November 21, 2000 captured almost the entire island of Santorini, Greece.
PIA02673:
Santorini, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Thwaites Ice Tongue is a large sheet of glacial ice extending from the West Antarctic mainland into the southern Amundsen Sea. A large crack in the Thwaites Tongue was discovered in imagery from NASA's Terra satellite on Mar. 10 & 24, 2002.
PIA03700:
Icebergs Adrift in the Amundsen Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains showing several smoke plumes from wildfires burning throughout Northern California on August 13, 2001.
PIA03421:
A Panoramic View of the Emigrant Gap Fire, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This picture is a three-dimensional perspective view of Death Valley, California. This view was constructed by overlaying a NASA SIR-C radar image on a U.S. Geological Survey digital elevation map.
PIA01703:
Space Radar Image of Death Valley in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This color composite C-band and L-band image of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) flying on space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01710:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-26 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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In mid-November 2013, extratropical cyclone Cleopatra brought devastating flooding to the Italian island of Sardinia as shown by the COSMO-SkyMed satellite.
PIA17738:
NASA Produces Map to Aid in Italian Flood Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.
PIA13340:
NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vigorous vegetation growth in the Southern United States after heavy rains fell during April and early May, 2004, is quantified in these images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04358:
April Showers Bring May Flowers to the Southern United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory carry RoboSimian, a robot developed at JPL, at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18568:
Carrying RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
PIA10927:
Smoke Blankets Northern California
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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 color composite image of southern Bahia, Brazil, centered at 15.22 degree south latitude and 39.07 degrees west longitude.
PIA01764:
Space Radar Image of Bahia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon (or Tsangpo Gorge) in Tibet, the deepest canyon in the world, and longer than the Grand Canyon.
PIA15775:
Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-06 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat observed a rare tropical cyclone in the northern part of the Arabian Sea, threatening the petroleum shipping lanes and the Gulf States (e.g. Oman) that are unprepared for such an event.
PIA09600:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Observed by QuikSCAT
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Irene while it was just north of the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2011. At the time, Irene was a category three hurricane making landfall in North Carolina on the morning of Aug. 27 as a category one hurricane.
PIA14741:
NASA's MISR Sees Cloud Heights at Top of Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010, to capture this stereo anaglyph generated from the nadir and 46-degree forward-viewing cameras of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to vie
PIA13051:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010 (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010 and captured this image of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13052:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Earth Aquarius
Aquarius
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Tropical Storm Lee made landfall over New Orleans on Sept. 2-3, 2011, with predicted rainfall of 15 to 20 inches (38 to 51 centimeters) over southern Louisiana. These charts are from NASA's Aquarius spacecraft.
PIA15185:
NASA's Aquarius Detects Possible Effects of Tropical Storm Lee in Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth ARIA
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A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for the response to the strong Aug. 24, 2016, earthquake in central Italy. The earthquake caused significant loss of life and property damage in the town of Amatrice.
PIA21091:
NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of the San Francisco River channel, and its surrounding flood zone, in Brazil was acquired by band 3N of ASTER's Visible/Near Infrared sensor onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02451:
ASTER's First Views of San Francisco River, Brazil - Visible/near Infrared (VNIR) Image (monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-13 Earth Terra
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At 14,505 feet high, Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S., is located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the west side of Owens Valley. The Alabama Hills appear in the foreground of this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14895:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney, the Highest Point in the Contiguous United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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All of the major landforms relate to volcanism and/or erosion in this Shuttle Radar Topography Mission scene of Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina.
PIA03322:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Lava plateaus in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-29 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Isle of Jersey (officially called the Bailiwick of Jersey) is the largest Channel Island, positioned in the Bay of Mont St Michel off the north-west coast of France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 23, 2000.
PIA03879:
Isle of Jersey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-02 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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While most hills and mountains on Earth originate from tectonic motions or volcanism, Earth also has some examples of hills that originated from impacts of large meteorites, the predominant origin for hills and mountains on the Moon.
PIA06012:
Hills in Arctic Canada with Impact Origin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of Petermann Glacier and the new iceberg was acquired from NASA's Terra spacecraft on Aug. 12, 2010. On Aug. 5, 2010, an enormous chunk of ice broke off the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland.
PIA13319:
ASTER Views Large Calving Event at Petermann Glacier, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The mountains and desert plateaus of northwest Colorado are shown in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03711:
Spectacular Mountain Views of Northwest Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Fiji, hard hit by heavy rains in early 2012, causing flooding and landslides. Hardest hit was the western part of the main Island of Viti Levu, Fiji, and the principal city of Nadi.
PIA15557:
NASA Spacecraft Images Fiji Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft provided this view of the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona in this image on July 14, 2011. This view looks to the west, with tourist facilities of Grand Canyon Village visible in the upper left.
PIA14897:
A Spacebird's-eye View of the Grand Canyon from NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Earth ARIA
X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar
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This image, is of Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, which struck the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013.
PIA17687:
NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response
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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 false-color L-band image of the Manaus region of Brazil was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on orbit 46 of the mission.
PIA01706:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
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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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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows basalt cliffs along the northwest edge of the Meseta de Somuncura plateau near Sierra Colorada, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02762:
Anaglyph: Basalt Cliffs, Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2000 of the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The large dark area is burned forest, and small smoke plumes are seen at the edges where active fires burned.
PIA11092:
Arizona Forest Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Laguna del Maule volcanic field which straddles the Andean range crest between Chile and Argentina.
PIA15205:
Maule Volcanic Field, Chile-Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-28 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount San Antonio (more commonly known as Mount Baldy) crowns the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, Calif., in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03345:
Anaglyph, Metro Los Angeles, Calif.: Malibu to Mount Baldy
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image is a false-color composite of the Mammoth Mountain area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. The image is centered at 37.6 degrees north latitude and 119.0 degrees west longitude.
PIA01705:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-25 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image was produced during radar observations taken by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar as it flew over the Gulf Stream, Florida, and past the Atlantic Ocean on October 7, 1994.
PIA01747:
Space Radar Image of Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18576:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the Morenci open-pit copper mine in southeast Arizona, North America's leading producer of copper.
PIA10617:
Morenci Mine, AZ
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.753 MB)     JPEG (409.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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More than 2 million acres were consumed by hundreds of fires between December 2002 and February 2003 in southeastern Australia's national parks, forests, foothills and city suburbs as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04321:
Drought and Burn Scars in Southeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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The contrast between summer and winter is apparent in this pair of images of southwestern Ireland acquired by NASA's Terra satellite August 23, 2000 (left) and December 29, 2000 (right).
PIA02641:
Winter Snowfall Turns an Emerald White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image of clouds over the southern Indian Ocean was acquired on July 23, 2007 was acquired by NASA's polar-orbiting Terra spacecraft.
PIA15399:
NASA Satellite Finds Earth's Clouds are Getting Lower
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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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Mount San Antonio (more commonly known as Mount Baldy) crowns the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles in this computer-generated east-northeast perspective viewed from above the Malibu coastline.
PIA03332:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Metro Los Angeles, Calif.: Malibu to Mount Baldy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.933 MB)     JPEG (433.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
Waves
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During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.
PIA17744:
Juno Detects a Ham Radio "HI" from Earth Animation Icon
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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 are color composite radar images showing the area around Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. The images were acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01743:
Space Radar Image of Mount Pinatubo Volcano, Philippines
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image is a false-color composite of Oetzal, Austria located in the Central Alps centered at 46.8 degrees north latitude, 10.70 degrees east longitude, at the border between Switzerland (top), Italy (left) and Austria (right and bottom).
PIA01704:
Space Radar Image of Oetzal, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 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 Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03323:
SRTM Anaglyph: Lava plateaus, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 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 Mount St Helens, Washington. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03360:
Anaglyph, Mount St Helens, Washington State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Actinae, or radial symmetry, is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #21 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04375:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #21:
ACTINAE

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and one of the busiest ports in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on April 4, 2000.
PIA11089:
Baltimore, MD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This scene scene covers the Red Sea coastline to an inland area of Ethiopia. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02452:
ASTER's First Views of Red Sea, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #27. The location is Jordan.
PIA13957:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #27: Jordan
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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 are two false-color composites of Raco, Michigan, located at the eastern end of Michigan's upper peninsula, west of Sault Ste. Marie and south of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior.
PIA01730:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this anaglyph image of Mt. St. Helens volcano in the Cascade Range of southwestern Washington; it erupted on 18 May 1980. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11160:
Mt. St. Helens Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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Marine stratocumulus clouds frequently form parallel rows, or 'cloud streets,' along the direction of wind flow. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this stereo image of Jan Mayen island's Beerenberg volcano. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03448:
A Vortex Street in the Arctic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.249 MB)     JPEG (272 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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These two images from NASA's UAVSAR and Google Earth show the mesa-top site of Peru's Nasca lines World Heritage Site. The data collected will help Peruvian authorities fully catalog the thousand-year-old designs drawn on the ground.
PIA20367:
NASA Radar Brings a New View of World Heritage Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image was made from data acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) instrument suite aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft in December, 2002, just as the eye of Supertyphoon Pongsona was about to pass over Guam.
PIA00367:
Supertyphoon Pongsona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May, 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12097:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12096:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image shows average daytime temperatures in May, 2009, as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12098:
Global Daytime Air Temperature for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This elevation map shows a part of the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula including parts of the countries of Oman and Yemen. The narrow coastal plain on the right side of the image includes the city of Salahlah, the second largest city in Oman.
PIA02735:
Shaded Relief, Color as Height, Salalah, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-20 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 Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
PIA02727:
Perspective view, Landsat Overlay Oahu, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 shows that the moderate El Niño of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sibling, La Niña, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
PIA13211:
Adios El Niño, Hello La Niña?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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Data from NASA's Terra spacecraft were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of Scandinavia and the Baltic region.
PIA04337:
Scandinavia and the Baltic Region
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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 spaceborne radar image of the city of Sacramento, the capital of California. Urban areas appear pink and the surrounding agricultural areas are green and blue.
PIA01861:
Space Radar Image of Sacramento, California
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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 deformation map of the south flank of Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii, centered at 19.5 degrees north latitude and 155.25 degrees west longitude.
PIA01758:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large smoke plumes were produced by the Blackjack complex fire in southeastern Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp as seen by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft May 8, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03709:
Okefenokee Swamp Fire, Georgia
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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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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the coastal area in southernmost Oman; the Arabian Sea is on the right. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02736:
Anaglyph, Landsat overlay, Southernmost Coastal Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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 This image comes from observations of Horowitz crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14475:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Horowitz Crater (Eight-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The Zagros Mountains in Iran offer a visually stunning topographic display of geologic structure in layered sedimentary rocks in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04955:
Zagros Mountains, Iran, SRTM Shaded Relief Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Despite good rainfall and record-setting snowstorms in the spring of 2005, most of northeastern Wyoming, the Black Hills, and western South Dakota remained in the midst of a severe drought. These images are from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04379:
Drought in the Black Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-22 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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AIRS global distribution of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide at 8-13 km altitudes between July 2003 and 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11186:
AIRS Global Distribution of Mid-Tropospheric Carbon Dioxide at 8-13 km Altitudes
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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 of an oil slick experiment conducted in the North Sea, Germany. The image is centered at 54.58 degrees north latitude and 7.48 degrees east longitude.
PIA01748:
Space Radar Image of North Sea, Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
X-Band Radar
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This is an X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar image spanning an area of about 20 kilometers by 40 kilometers (12 miles by 25 miles) of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
PIA01756:
Space Radar Image of Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-07 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapperr
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Southern California's dramatic topography plays acritical role in its climate, hydrology, ecology, agriculture, and habitability.
PIA02774:
Perspective with Landsat Overlay: Mojave to Ventura, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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Magnificent views of the region surrounding Salt Lake City, Utah are captured in these winter and summer images from NASA's Terra satellite imaged on February 8, 2001 and June 16, 2001.
PIA03442:
Winter and Summer Views of the Salt Lake Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On April 3, 2000, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra Satellite captured this image of the erupting Mt. Usu volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.
PIA02608:
ASTER Images Mt. Usu Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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Spectacular canyons of the central Andes, in the Peruvian department of Arequipa, are seen in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03423:
Deepest Canyons of the Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-07 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on May 28, 2000.
PIA03466:
Salt Lake City, Utah, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Macquarie Island which lies halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, and is part of Tasmania.
PIA16980:
Macquarie Island, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth ARIA
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the Aug. 24, 2016, magnitude 6.2 Central Italy earthquake. The quake has caused significant damage in the historic town of Amatrice.
PIA20897:
New Satellite Damage Maps Assist Italy's Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Most of the population of Utah lives just west of the Wasatch Mountains in the north central part of the state.
PIA03342:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite documented iceberg movements and changes in sea ice between December 11, 2000 and December 9, 2001.
PIA03437:
Penguins in Peril
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Created with data acquired by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument during July 2009 this image shows large-scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA12339:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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Socorro, Mexico was captured by NASA's Terra satellite in 2000 showing cloud swirls, like delicate lace, forming patterns known as von Karman vortex streets.
PIA02648:
Swirls of Lace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings MESSENGER
Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
MDIS - Wide Angle
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These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013.
PIA17038:
Two Views of Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This figure shows the effect of the December 2004 great Sumatra earthquake on the Earth’s gravity field as observed by NASA's GRACE.
PIA03625:
Earthquake Signal Visible in GRACE Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-26 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The earthquake that struck western India on January 26, 2001, was the country's strongest in the past 50 years. This perspective view shows the area of the earthquake's epicenter in the lower left corner.
PIA03304:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Rann of Kachchh, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the city of Bhuj, India, in the foreground near the right side (dark gray area). Bhuj and many other towns and cities nearby were almost completely destroyed by the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India.
PIA03301:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Bhuj and Anjar, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired on May 28, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite, shows ground near one of theThree Sisters volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains of west-central Oregon.
PIA03492:
Cascade Mtns. Oregon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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This region of central Asia is situated at the juncture of Mongolia, China and Russia. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7.
PIA03701:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7:
Torey Lakes, Central Asia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula was generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, and shows a subtle but distinctive indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03380:
Anaglyph, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. The population of the Jakarta conurbation is over 28 million, making it perhaps the largest metropolitan area in the world in terms of inhabitants.
PIA16776:
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the wildfire near Palmdale, Calif. on August 1, 2010 called the Crown fire. The burned areas appear in shades of gray in this simulated natural color image.
PIA13312:
ASTER Views California's Crown Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
MODIS
OSCAT Scatterometer
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Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
PIA17052:
Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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