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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-14 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.
PIA03310:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-02 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Principality of Liechtenstein, a landlocked alpine country between Austria and Switzerland.
PIA14514:
Principality of Liechtenstein
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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The initial tsunami waves resulting from the undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on 26 December 2004 off the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04373:
Deep Ocean Tsunami Waves off the Sri Lankan Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite were captured on August 21, 2000, during Terra orbit 3600, when MISR imaged Hurricane Debby in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA02629:
Hurricane Debby and the Appalachians Highlight New MISR Data Products
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.867 MB)     JPEG (327.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Moscow, the capital city of Russia, the northernmost megacity in the world, the most populous in Europe, and with a population of over 11,000,000, the 6th largest city proper in the world.
PIA16988:
Moscow, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On April 9, 2013 at 11:52 GMT, this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the location of a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwestern Iran's Bushehr province near the town of Kaki.
PIA16946:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Location of Iranian Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images of Canada's Québec province were acquired by NASA's Terra satelliteon March 4, 2001.The region's forests are a mixture of coniferous and hardwood trees, and 'sugar-shack' festivities are held at this time of year to celebrate the beginning o
PIA03446:
Southern Québec in Late Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the Khyber Pass, a mountain pass that links Afghanistan and Pakistan. Throughout its history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia.
PIA13605:
Khyber Pass, Afghanistan-Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the eruption of Mt. Etna volcano located near the eastern coast of Sicily on July 22, 2001. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03415:
Eruption of Mt. Etna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the mountains of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
PIA17696:
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Feb. 12, 2010, the 21st Winter Olympic Games opened in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 29, 2008.
PIA12838:
Vancouver Olympic Site Captures a Gold for Natural Grandeur
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-01 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the area around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the Green Knoll forest fire raged for many days in July, 2001. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03416:
Smoke over Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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During the first two weeks of April, 2003, numerous fires occurred in eastern Russia and northeast China, and produced a large amount of smoke that rose to form a thick layer of tiny atmospheric particles, or aerosols seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04276:
Smoke from Asian Fires Traverses the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft portray the Lutzow-Holm Bay region of Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica, on September 5, 2002.
PIA04319:
Lutzow-Holm Bay and the Shirase Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This is a combined radar and topography image of an area along the Missouri River that experienced severe flooding and levee failure in the summer of 1993.
PIA01806:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River - TOPSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Dawson, Canada. A boom town in 1898, discovery of gold in the Klondike fueled the massive influx of miners, merchants, and other support professions to this town on the Yukon River.
PIA15848:
Dawson, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-01 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 the Andes Mountains, southeast of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03326:
SRTM Anaglyph: Las Bayas, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Earth ARIA
X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image using COSMO-SkyMed radar data, depicts the relative deformation of Earth's surface at Kilauea between Feb. 11, 2011 and March 7, 2011 (two days following the start of the current eruption).
PIA13910:
INSAR Images Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This NASA's Terra satellite image of Mount St. Helens was captured one week after the March 8, 2005 ash and steam eruption, the latest activity since the volcano's reawakening in September 2004.
PIA07478:
Mount St. Helens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on August 18, 2000 during Terra orbit 3562, show the Bering Strait, with Seward Peninsula of Alaska to the east, and Chukotskiy Poluostrov of Siberia to the west.
PIA02638:
MISR Sights the Bering Strait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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This set of images from NASA's Terra satellit highlights coastal areas of four states along the Gulf of Mexico: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and part of the Florida panhandle. The images were acquired on October 15, 2001 (Terra orbit 9718).
PIA03432:
Wetlands of the Gulf Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Oregon, California is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #23 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04387:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #23: Oregon, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-27 Earth Terra
Landsat
ASTER
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Stark effects of a California drought on agriculture can be clearly seen in these two February images acquired in 2014 and 2003 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18187:
Stark Effects of California Drought on Agriculture seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of images from December 31, 2000 as seen by NASA's Terra satellite (Terra orbit 5525).
PIA03402:
The Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Jan. 18, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this 3-D perspective image of the city of Nova Friburgo, Brazil. A week of torrential rains triggered a series of deadly mudslides and floods. More details about this image at the Photojournal.
PIA13815:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Image of Brazil Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-13 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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These images, taken over northern Europe on July 20, 2002, depict a few of the different views of Earth and its atmosphere that are produced by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder experiment system operating on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA00345:
AIRS First Light Data: Northern Europe, July 20, 2002
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-02 Earth ARIA
C-SAR Sensor
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This deformation map from NASA's ARIA project shows surface displacements around Kathmandu, the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA19535:
NASA's ARIA Project Maps Deformation of Earth's Surface from Nepal Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this sequence of images and cloud-top height observations for Hurricane Wilma as it progressed across the Caribbean in October 2005.
PIA04386:
Tracking Hurricane Wilma Across the Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Kondyor Massif is located in Eastern Siberia, Russia, north of the city of Khabarovsk. It is a rare form of igneous intrusion called alkaline-ultrabasic massif and it is full of rare minerals. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10624:
Kondyor Massif, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Our planet emits energy as thermal infrared radiation at wavelengths we cannot normally see but can feel -- for example, if we stand close to a hot surface. This map is from NASA's ASTER GED.
PIA18833:
NASA Spacecraft Maps Earth's Global Emissivity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Espanola wildfire had consumed more than 4,300 acres when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 16, 2011, over Flagler County, Fla.
PIA14277:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Florida Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's European Jason-2 satellite shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events.
PIA17809:
The Fickle El Niño of 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-30 Earth Terra
MISR
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Surface brightness contrasts accentuated by a thin layer of snow enable a network of rivers, roads, and farmland boundaries to stand out clearly in these images from NASA's Terra satellite of southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba.
PIA03408:
Saskatchewan and Manitoba
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-22 Earth Aquarius
Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth's ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
PIA14786:
NASA's "Salt of the Earth" Aquarius Reveals First Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows an area south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03311:
SRTM Anaglyph: Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image was acquired on May 5, 2000 during NASA's Terra orbit 2026. The location of the town of Armagh in Northern Ireland is marked.
PIA02649:
An Irish Tale: One City, Two Asteroids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard and is located on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Norway. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 12, 2003.
PIA10626:
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth Aqua
Terra
MODIS
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Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17284:
Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-14 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Antelope Valley is bounded by two of the most active faults in California: the Garlock fault, which fronts the distant mountains in this view, and the San Andreas fault, part of which is seen bounding the mountains in the left foreground.
PIA02775:
Perspective with Landsat Overlay: Antelope Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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When NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) captured this image on July 13, 2005, Emily was just a few hours away from becoming a hurricane.
PIA07969:
Hurricane Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images of mixing waters and moving ships off the North Carolina Coast were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on October 11, 2000 (Terra orbit 4344).
PIA03422:
Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft include portions of southern Wyoming, central Colorado, and western Nebraska. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03406:
Front Range of the Rockies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The island of Phuket on the Indian Ocean coast of Thailand is a major tourist destination and was also in the path of the tsunami that washed ashore on December 26, 2004. Images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA07227:
New NASA Imagery Sheds Additional Perspectives on Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Massanutten Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03382:
Massanutten Mountain, Virginia, USA (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image acquired on August 17, 2000 during Terra orbit 3545 shows Northern California and San Francisco Bay.
PIA02637:
Northern California and San Francisco Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-23 Earth Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 7 (GOES-7)
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Image taken on August 25, 1992 by NASA's NOAA GOES-7 of the Americas and Hurricane Andrew.
PIA01462:
The Americas and Hurricane Andrew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area in the state of Bahia in Brazil.
PIA02704:
Shaded Relief of Bahia State, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-16 Earth 1920x1280x3
This image shows the flash above Chelyabinsk, Russia, from the fireball streaking through the sky on Feb. 15, 2013. The small asteroid was approximately 56 to 66 feet in diameter. The picture was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev.
PIA16829:
Fireball Flash over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vegetation across southeast Illinois and central Indiana is shown in this set of multispectral and multiangle images from NASA's Terra spacecraft, captured on April 5, 2004.
PIA04356:
Spring in Southeastern Illinois and Central Indiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This radar image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area in the state of Bahia in Brazil.
PIA02705:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Bahia State, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this imagery and data over Hurricane Sandy as the storm approached the U.S. east coast on Oct. 28, 2012. The image at left covers an area 250 miles (400 kilometers) wide and extends from Massachusetts to Florida.
PIA16435:
NASA's Spacecraft Imagery Shows Hurricane Sandy's Wind Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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A classical intense hurricane is shown in this view of Juliette, captured by NASA's Terra satellite on September 26, 2001.
PIA03425:
Hurricane Juliette
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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The pictured archipelago is the Republic of Fiji. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1.
PIA03411:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1:
Republic of Fiji

Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.351 MB)     JPEG (509.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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Two large icebergs, designated B-15A and C-16, captured by NASA's Terra satellite, are of the Ross Ice Shelf and Ross Sea in Antarctica, acquired on December 10, 2000 during Terra orbit 5220, show
PIA02639:
Icebergs in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-30 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image is a natural-color view of the Celtic Sea and English Channel regions, and was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 4, 2001 during Terra orbit 7778.
PIA03441:
Coccoliths in the Celtic Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Earth Moon Conjuntion image created during Galileo's second flyby
PIA00134:
Earth - Moon Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the hot volcanic flow that resulted from collapse of the summit lava dome from the Merapi volcano in Indonesia that erupted on Oct. 26, 2010.
PIA13567:
Merapi Volcano, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Dark smoke from oil fires extend for about 60 kilometers south of Iraq's capital city of Baghdad in this anaglyph acquired by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft on April 2, 2003. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04326:
Oil Fire Plumes Over Baghdad
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-30 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows atmospheric water vapor in Earth's upper troposphere, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface, as measured by NASA's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument flying aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.
PIA01052:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - Water Vapor Measurement, October, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The eye of Hurricane Wilma, a menacing Category 4 storm, approaches the northeastern tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in this October 21 image from NASA's QuikScat satellite, depicting relative wind speeds and direction.
PIA03056:
Wilma's Winds Whip Mexico's Yucatan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17053:
MODIS Satellite See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-14 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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These four images of the Mediterranean were obtained concurrently on June 14, 2002 from the three instruments that make up the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder experiment system aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA00326:
AIRS First Light Data: Eastern Mediterranean, June 14, 2002
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-23 Earth Global Rain Forest Mapping Project (GRFM)
JERS-1 SAR
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This is an image of equatorial Africa, centered on the equator at longitude 15degrees east. This image is a mosaic of almost 4,000 separate images obtained in 1996 by NASA's L-band imaging radar onboard the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite.
PIA01348:
Radar Mosaic of Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Esperanza fire started on October 26, 2006 in the dry brush near Palm Springs, CA. This image was acquired in 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01900:
Esperanza Fire near Palm Springs, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-01 Earth Terra
MISR
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This pair of images, acquired 16 days apart by NASA's Terra satellite in 2002 and 2007, covers the Liaoning region of China and parts of northern and western Korea, comparing a relatively clear day and an extremely dusty day.
PIA03705:
Dust Obscures Liaoning Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Timbuktu in the West African Nation of Mali, about 15 km north of the Niger River, at the intersection of an east-west and a north-south Trans Saharan trade route across the Sahara.
PIA12305:
Timbuktu, Mali
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Surrounding the town of El Ejido, Almeria Province, southern Spain is a sea of greenhouses, stretching for tens of kilometers as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14146:
Almeria, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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These images show two views of a region of south-central Egypt. On the left is an optical image from NASA's Landsat Thematic Mapper, and on the right is a radar image from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA00737:
Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Volcanism and erosion are prominently seen in this view of the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains taken by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03318:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Corral de Piedra, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images acquired in 2002 from NASA's Terra satellite show smoke over Rondonia, Brazil.
PIA03727:
Smoke over Rondonia, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-13 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument on NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) spacecraft captured these near-real-time backscatter images of melting on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea between October 27 (left) and October 29 (right).
PIA03894:
QuikScat Captures an Early Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the rugged Southern Alps extending some 650 kilometers along the western side of New Zealand's South Island. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03410:
New Zealand's Southern Alps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-23 Earth Terra
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Nuuk (or Gadthab) is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is located at the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua inlet on the west coast of Greenland. This image was acquired August 2, 2004 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11080:
Nuuk, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-17 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Water vapor is the dominant greenhouse gas in our atmosphere. Mean clear air precipitable water, 500mb to top of atmosphere from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10242:
Mean Clear Air Precipitable Water, 500mb to TOA from AIRS data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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Portland, the largest city in Oregon, is located on the Columbia River at the northern end of the Willamette Valley. On clear days, Mount Hood highlights the Cascade Mountains backdrop to the east.
PIA04966:
Portland, Mount Hood, & Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This pair of images from space shows a portion of the southern Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula in the country of Oman.
PIA01302:
Space Radar Image of Ubar Optical/Radar
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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 radar image of Central Africa, showing the Virunga Volcano chain along the borders of Rwanda, Zaire and Uganda. This area is home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
PIA01724:
Space Radar Image of Central African Gorilla Habitat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images, centered just north of Shikoku Island in southwest Japan, were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on April 13, 2001 during Terra orbit 7015.
PIA03404:
MISR Participates in Aerosol Characterization Experiment over Asia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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This pair of images from NASA's Terra satellite are of the Pine Island Glacier in western Antarctica, acquired on December 12, 2000 during Terra orbit 5246.
PIA02650:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-18 Earth Terra
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L'Anse aux Meadows is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains of a Viking village were discovered in 1960. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11083:
L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-20 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 15, 2000, of Patagonia, Argentina shows a spectacular landscape formed by volcanoes, rivers, and wind.
PIA02726:
Shaded relief, color as height Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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The third largest river in Africa, the Niger, forms an inland delta in central Mali. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3.
PIA03429:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4:
Mali, Africa

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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Decked out in reds, greens, blues and whites, this image captured by NASA's Terra satellite March 8, 2001 highlights the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
PIA03436:
Christmas Mountains Wrapped in Holiday Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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How precisely do the size of the aerosol particles comprising the dust that obscured the Red Sea on July 26, 2005? This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04382:
The Size of Dust and Smoke
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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The breathtaking beauty of the western United States is apparent in this image from data acquired between April 2000 and September 2001 from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer on NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03443:
Western United States beyond the Four Corners
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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Limbed robot RoboSimian was developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, seen here with Brett Kennedy, supervisor of the JPL Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group, and Chuck Bergh, a senior engineer in JPL's Robotic Hardware Systems Group.
PIA18566:
RoboSimian and Friends
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Detection of dust: global map for July 2003 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09940:
AIRS Detection of Dust: Global Map for July 2003
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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A historic capital city, Madrid, Spain is renowned for its unique charm and its exhilarating cultural life. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000.
PIA11163:
Madrid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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The Livermore and Spring Ranch fires near the Davis Mountain Resort, Texas, burned 13,000 and 11,000 acres respectively. When NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2012, both fires had been contained.
PIA15657:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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From Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River (at the top of the image) and extending to Long Island (at the bottom) this image shows the varied topography of eastern New York State and parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
PIA02752:
Stereo Pair of Height as Color & Shaded Relief, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway, with its 3400 inhabitants, as they prepare for an expected boom as a shipping hub, as global warming has led to the opening up of the Northern Sea Route.
PIA17312:
Kirkenes, Norway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Prince Patrick Island, which is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is the westernmost Elizabeth Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
PIA19222:
Prince Patrick Island, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-23 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 13, 2014, violent eruption of Kelud stratovolcano in Java, Indonesia sent volcanic ash covering an area of 70,000 square miles, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18020:
Ashy Aftermath of Indonesian Volcano Eruption seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Stratus clouds are common in the Arctic during the summer months, and are important modulators of the arctic climate as seen in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03748:
Stratified Arctic Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains, southeast of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03317:
SRTM Anaglyph: Corral de Piedra, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite images are of southern Florida were acquired on October 18, 2000 (Terra orbit 4446).
PIA02632:
MISR Views Southern Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia is shown in this scene created from a preliminary elevation model derived from the first data collected during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 12, 2000.
PIA03314:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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Pine Island Glacier has undergone a steady loss of elevation with retreat of the grounding line in recent decades. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on December 12, 2000.
PIA11095:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Earth Terra
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In the South Pacific, south of Late Island along the Tofua volcanic arc in Tonga, a new volcanic island Home Reef is being re-born. This image was acquired October 10, 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01899:
Home Reef, South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-17 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On June 14, 2011, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this image showing ash-rich volcanic plume billowing out of the vent, punching through a low cloud layer. The plume's grey color is a reflection of its ash content.
PIA14278:
NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft Images Chile's Volcanic Eruption
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