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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.422 MB)     JPEG (282.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-13 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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QuikScat Captures an Early Melt
PIA03894:
QuikScat Captures an Early Melt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.168 MB)     JPEG (289.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.269 MB)     JPEG (518.5 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.877 MB)     JPEG (433.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-17 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Mean Clear Air Precipitable Water, 500mb to TOA from AIRS data
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, Mount Hood, & Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, Perspective View
PIA04966:
Portland, Mount Hood, & Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.389 MB)     JPEG (573.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-28 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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Space Radar Image of Ubar Optical/Radar
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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Space Radar Image of Central African Gorilla Habitat
PIA01724:
Space Radar Image of Central African Gorilla Habitat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.21 MB)     JPEG (1.071 MB)
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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Shaded relief, color as height Patagonia, Argentina
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

Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.02 MB)     JPEG (305.6 kB)
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 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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AIRS Detection of Dust: Global Map for July 2003
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.108 MB)     JPEG (593.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Stereo Pair of Height as Color & Shaded Relief, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
PIA02752:
Stereo Pair of Height as Color & Shaded Relief, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.123 MB)     JPEG (546.7 kB)
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 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.146 MB)     JPEG (462.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.183 MB)     JPEG (436.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.425 MB)     JPEG (486.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.522 MB)     JPEG (433.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
PIA03314:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.862 MB)     JPEG (695.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.215 MB)     JPEG (785.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.225 MB)     JPEG (511.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.264 MB)     JPEG (456 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Greek islands of the Aegean Sea, scattered across 800 kilometers from north to south and between Greece and western Turkey, are uniquely situated at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on Se
PIA03725:
Islands in the Midst of the World
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.296 MB)     JPEG (411.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Perspective View, New York State, Long Island to Lake Ontario
PIA02757:
Perspective View, New York State, Long Island to Lake Ontario
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.777 MB)     JPEG (640.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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The MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this stereo image of Russia's Volga River, the largest river system in Europe. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03440:
Volga Delta and the Caspian Sea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.898 MB)     JPEG (230.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Perspective View, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
PIA02758:
Perspective View, New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.574 MB)     JPEG (617 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
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The Kunlun fault is one of the gigantic strike-slip faults that bound the north side of Tibet. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on July 20, 2000.
PIA02658:
ASTER Tibet
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.443 MB)     JPEG (746.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Earth Terra
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Two satellite images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, obtained about 10 years apart, clearly illustrate the effects of the near-historic drought conditions in southwestern Kansas. Farmers are among the hardest hit.
PIA16102:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Effects of U.S. Drought
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.335 MB)     JPEG (569 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-17 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Arizona, Calif., which produces 60% of the total copper mined in the United States.
PIA18136:
Arizona Copper
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.357 MB)     JPEG (539.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Space Radar Image of Baikal Lake, Russia
PIA01754:
Space Radar Image of Baikal Lake, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.282 MB)     JPEG (639.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03340:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Anaglyph, SRTM / Landsat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.001 MB)     JPEG (499 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Nile River was captured by NASA's Terra satellite on January 30, 2001 (Terra orbit 5956). The Nile is the longest river in the world.
PIA02647:
The Nile
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.185 MB)     JPEG (409.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert.
PIA04963:
Richat Structure, Mauritania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.441 MB)     JPEG (507 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. Sredinnyy Khrebet, the mountain range that makes up the spine of the peninsula. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03313:
SRTM Anaglyph: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.882 MB)     JPEG (667.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Coachella Valley is a major agricultural region of California, growing fruit and produce throughout the year. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 4, 2000.
PIA11161:
Coachella Valley, CA
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.528 MB)     JPEG (676 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
PIA09978:
NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.53 MB)     JPEG (711.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.269 MB)     JPEG (280 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-09 Earth Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
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Global City Lights
PIA02991:
Global City Lights
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.269 MB)     JPEG (250.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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This colorful image of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Beaufort Sea was acquired by the NASA's Terra satellite on August 16, 2000, during Terra orbit 3532.
PIA03419:
Summer in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.157 MB)     JPEG (601.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This map created with data from the AIRS on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14437:
Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Mid-Troposphere, April 2013 Monthly Average
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.909 MB)     JPEG (260.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-29 Earth Terra
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If you live in Europe and buy roses, the chance is good that they were grown in Kenya -- specifically, in one of the colossal greenhouses that blot out the once wild shores of Lake Naivasha, 90km north-west of Nairobi. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10625:
Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.871 MB)     JPEG (451.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 1984x1488x3
This photo shows the ice front of the ice shelf in front of Pine Island Glacier, a major glacier system of West Antarctica.
PIA17283:
Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.86 MB)     JPEG (202.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays (islands that are part of the reef).
PIA03401:
Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.601 MB)     JPEG (414 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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Flowing over 6450 kilometers eastward across Brazil, the Amazon River originates in the Peruvian Andes as tiny mountain streams that eventually combine to form one of the world's mightiest rivers as shown in this image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02643:
Mouth of the Amazon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.415 MB)     JPEG (629 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-26 Earth Terra
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This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite covers an area of 55 by 40 kilometers (34 by 25 miles) over the southwest part of the Malaspina Glacier and Icy Bay in Alaska.
PIA03475:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.824 MB)     JPEG (547.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Earth Terra
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In this simulated natural color image of Huron, South Dakota, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 20, 2010, frozen lakes and ponds appear blue, bare fields are tan, and fields with minor vegetation are gray-green.
PIA12878:
Huron, South Dakota
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.939 MB)     JPEG (632.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft portrays the Little Aral and the eastern Large Aral at the onset of winter. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04324:
Windswept Shores of the Aral Sea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.956 MB)     JPEG (470.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-18 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Radar Image, Hokkaido, Japan
PIA02751:
Radar Image, Hokkaido, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.544 MB)     JPEG (1.125 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 3-D Perspective with Landsat Overlay
PIA02717:
Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 3-D Perspective with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.536 MB)     JPEG (860.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California - 3D view
PIA01757:
Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California - 3D view
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.24 MB)     JPEG (448.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California in 3-D
PIA01769:
Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California in 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.892 MB)     JPEG (525.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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The Grand Canyon is one of North America's most spectacular geologic features as seen in this image acquired NASA's Terra satellite on May 12, 2000.
PIA02668:
3D View of Grand Canyon, Arizona
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.35 MB)     JPEG (477.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This simulated true color perspective view over the Grand Canyon is from data acquired on May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01908:
Perspective view over the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.012 MB)     JPEG (477.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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Color Image of Death Valley, California from SIR-C
PIA01349:
Color Image of Death Valley, California from SIR-C
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.941 MB)     JPEG (684.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03320:
SRTM Anaglyph: Pi˝on Canyon region, Colorado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.238 MB)     JPEG (349.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.727 MB)     JPEG (581.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as Detected with AIRS Data
PIA09937:
Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as Detected with AIRS Data
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.065 MB)     JPEG (274.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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These images of the Island of Hawaii were acquired on March 19, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02604:
ASTER Images the Island of Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.393 MB)     JPEG (430.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, a showcase of geology in the southwest desert of the United States.
PIA17539:
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.139 MB)     JPEG (910.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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The height and extent of billowing smoke plumes from bushfires near Canberra, the Australian capital, are illustrated by these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired on January 18, 2003.
PIA04302:
Fires in the Australian Capital Territory
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.485 MB)     JPEG (560.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk
PIA03032:
New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.19 MB)     JPEG (411 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this view of severe flooding in La Plata, Argentina, on April 4, 2013. Torrential rains and record flash flooding has killed more than 50 and left thousands homeless, according to news reports.
PIA16945:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Severe Flooding in Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.196 MB)     JPEG (583.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Dramatic differences in land use patterns are highlighted in this image of the U.S.-Mexico border acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02659:
ASTER Mexicali
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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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Space Radar Image of Harvard Forest
PIA01788:
Space Radar Image of Harvard Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large abundances of aerosols, or airborne particulates, over the low-lying plains of northeastern India appear in dramatic contrast with the relatively pristine air of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau in this image from NASA's Terra satellite acquired on
PIA03428:
Aerosols over India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-30 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Day fire in Ventura County in Southern California in 2006.
PIA08790:
Day Fire in Ventura County
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Terra
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The highest tides on Earth occur in the Minas Basin, the eastern extremity of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01912:
Bay of Fundy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Crater Highlands, Tanzania
PIA06669:
Crater Highlands, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Earth Terra
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Folds in the lower reaches of valley glaciers can be caused by powerful surges of tributary ice streams. This phenomenon is spectacularly displayed by the Sustina Glacier in the Alaska Range as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13382:
Susitna Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these views of the dust and sand that swept over northeast China on March 10, 2004.
PIA04354:
Dust and Sand Sweeps Over Northeast China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-20 Earth Terra
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Southern California's 'Santa Anas' are dry, north-easterly winds having speeds in excess of 25 knots (46 kilometers/hour). Santa Ana conditions are commonly associated with gusts of more than twice this level.
PIA03445:
Dusty Skies over Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-10 Earth Terra
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This island is Bouvet Island (or Bouvet°ya) and is a territory of Norway. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9.
PIA03715:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9:
Bouvet Island, Norway

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite eastern China compare a somewhat hazy summer view from July 9, 2000 (left) with a spectacularly dusty spring view from April 7, 2001 (middle).
PIA03405:
Fingerprints in the Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Stereo Pair, Lake Palanskoye Landslide, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
PIA02743:
Stereo Pair, Lake Palanskoye Landslide, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Radar Image, Color as Height , Salalah, Oman
PIA02725:
Radar Image, Color as Height , Salalah, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-03 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 Christopher Columbus, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas.
PIA15532:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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Heavy rainfall in southern Africa between December 2003 and April 2004 provided central Zambia with floodwaters needed to support the diverse uses of water within the Kafue Flats area as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04371:
Floodwaters Renew Zambia's Kafue Wetland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-29 Earth Landsat
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Zambezi River Delta
PIA18155:
Zambezi River Delta
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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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Stereo Pair, Honolulu, Oahu
PIA02738:
Stereo Pair, Honolulu, Oahu
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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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Space Radar Image of Long Island Optical/Radar
PIA01785:
Space Radar Image of Long Island Optical/Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-20 Earth Terra
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The white ring around Lake Powell tells the story. The surface is down 98 feet. This is critical, because Powell, Lake Mead, and other lakes along the Colorado River provide water for millions of people in five states. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10614:
Lake Powell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2001 shows advancing lava flows on the southern flank of Mt. Etna above the town of Nicolosi.
PIA02677:
Lava Flows During the Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-16 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula erupted on Nov. 27, 2012, for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash to the height of more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16741:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-09 Earth Terra
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Australia's largest city of Sydney was clouded with smoke when more than 70 wildfires raged across the state of New South Wales when NASA's Terra satellite captured this image the morning of December 30, 2001.
PIA03438:
Smoke Blankets New South Wales, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Space Radar Image of San Rafael Glacier, Chile
PIA01781:
Space Radar Image of San Rafael Glacier, Chile
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This photograph of the meteor streaking through the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev. The small asteroid was about 56 to 66 feet (17 to 20 meters) wide.
PIA16828:
Fireball Streaking over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the Kachchh region in the Gujarat province of western India. On January 26, 2001, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake devastated this area, killing 20,000 people and destroying buildings, dams, and port facilities.
PIA03403:
Liquefaction Effects from the Bhuj earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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Austral winter and spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04342:
Austral Winter and Spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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Radar Image with Color as Height, Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia
PIA03871:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows a UAVSAR interferogram swath overlaid atop a Google Earth image. New NASA airborne radar images show the continuing deformation in Earth's surface resulting from the magnitude 7.2 temblor in Baja California on April 4, 2010.
PIA13314:
NASA Radar Images Show Continued Deformation from Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-11 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, located on the shores of Port Nicholson, a natural harbor. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02750:
Anaglyph, Landsat Overlay: Wellington, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-23 Earth Terra
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The Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire was started on June 21, 2008 by a lightning strike. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA10975:
Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-21 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
PIA04652:
New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
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