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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 three-frequency space radar image shows the city of Samara, Russia in pink and light green right of center. Samara is at the junction of the Volga and Samara Rivers approximately 800 kilometers (500 miles) southeast of Moscow.
PIA01823:
Space Radar Image of Samara, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Carrizo Plain, located northwest of Los Angeles, CA. It is one of the easiest places to see surface fractures of the San Andreas Fault, evident as it crosses the image from lower right to upper left
PIA14555:
Carrizo Plain, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.14 MB)     JPEG (1.607 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 vividly displays California's famous San Andreas Fault along the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, Calif.
PIA02714:
San Andreas Fault, Southern California , Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.228 MB)     JPEG (3.292 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 vividly displays California's famous San Andreas Fault along the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, Calif.
PIA02712:
San Andreas Fault, Southern California, Shaded Relief, Wrapped Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.467 MB)     JPEG (2.572 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows vast alluvial fan blossoms across the desolate landscape between two mountain ranges that form the southern border of the Taklimakan Desert in China's XinJiang Province.
PIA12070:
Alluvial Fan, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.94 MB)     JPEG (1.935 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image shows the distribution and amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere in July 2008 as measured by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument.
PIA11395:
AIRS Carbon Dioxide with Mauna Loa Carbon Dioxide Overlaid
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.88 MB)     JPEG (534 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Brittany, a cultural region in the northwest of France.
PIA15007:
Brittany, France
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.81 MB)     JPEG (1.091 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 20, 2000 and shows an area along the west side of the Cascade Range in west central Oregon.
PIA11165:
Oregon Forests
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.58 MB)     JPEG (2.054 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 3264x2448x3
This photo, taken onboard the Chilean Navy P3 aircraft, shows the ice front of Venable Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, in October 2008. It is an example of a small-size ice shelf that is a large melt water producer.
PIA17281:
Ice Front at Venable Ice Shelf
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.98 MB)     JPEG (803.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 3264x2448x3
This photo, aken onboard a National Science Foundation/NASA chartered Twin Otter aircraft, shows the ice front of Dibble Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, a significant melt water producer from the Wilkes Land region, East Antarctica.
PIA17282:
Dibble Ice Shelf
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.98 MB)     JPEG (800.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Members of the team for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) stand in front of the project's saucer-shaped test vehicle at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18019:
LDSD Team in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This image shows the tower from which the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will hang before a balloon lifts it to high altitudes.
PIA18450:
Launch Tower for LDSD
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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 final inspection prior to shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18573:
OPALS Final Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is covered in white thermal blankets awaiting integration with its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18578:
OPALS Thermal Blankets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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A worker at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex radios to his colleagues that 12 jacks are ready to lift the upper section of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13557:
Jacking up the Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex check on a set of jacks used to raise the upper part of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13430:
Checking on the Jacks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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On May 3, 2010, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex removed one of the large steel pads that help the giant 'Mars antenna' rotate sideways.
PIA13429:
Removing Pads from Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite llustrates the state of gradually decreasing water clarity at Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest lakes in the world.
PIA03854:
NASA Images Show Decreased Clarity in Lake Tahoe's Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the volcanic Ogasawara Islands. The islands were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of an outstanding example of ongoing evolutionary processes in oceanic island ecosystems.
PIA15950:
Ogasawara Islands, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.89 MB)     JPEG (603.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The diversity of landforms that make up the state of California is evident in this new [sic] rendition of the 3-D topography of the state.
PIA03333:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, California Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.08 MB)     JPEG (1.228 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of China in 2000.
PIA02986:
Radar view of China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.88 MB)     JPEG (3.194 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-03 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 25, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of a large ash-laden eruption plume drifting towards the northeast from Kizimen volcano, an isolated stratovolcano, in Kamchatka, Russia.
PIA13888:
Kizimen Volcano, Kamchatka
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.73 MB)     JPEG (1.049 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Mar. 17, 2012, is of Jebel Uweinat, a mountain range in the area of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan border. It is reportedly one of the driest places on earth.
PIA16679:
Jebel Uweinat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.63 MB)     JPEG (909.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image shows the Teide volcano on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands, part of Spain, are located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
PIA01779:
Space Radar Image of Teide Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.93 MB)     JPEG (1.764 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image is dominated by the metropolitan area of Australia's largest city, Sydney.
PIA01828:
Space Radar Image of Sydney, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.37 MB)     JPEG (2.644 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-24 Earth SeaWinds
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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One of NASA's newest Earth-observing instruments, the SeaWinds scatterometer aboard Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Adeos) 2--now renamed Midori 2--has successfully transmitted its first radar data to our home planet.
PIA03896:
NASA's Newest SeaWinds Instrument Breezes Into Operation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-07 Earth Terra
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Numerous fires occurred near the headwaters of the Xingu River and the Xingu Indigenous Peoples' Reserve in Mato Grosso, Brazil, during late June and early July, 2004, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04362:
Fire and Deforestation near the Xingu River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-27 Earth Terra
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Ignited by lightning strikes during a record-breaking heat wave, the Biscuit Fire became Oregon's largest wildfire of the past century. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these image between mid July and early September 2002.
PIA03735:
The Biscuit Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This image of the area surrounding the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the southeastern United States demonstrates the ability of multi-frequency imaging radar to distinguish different types of land cover.
PIA01300:
Space Radar Image of New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.94 MB)     JPEG (2.16 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-11 Earth Terra
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An Earth-monitoring instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite kept a close eye on a potential glacial disaster in the making in Peru's spectacular, snow-capped Cordillera Blanca (White Mountains), the highest range of the Peruvian Andes.
PIA03899:
NASA Keeps Watch on a Potential Disaster in the Icy Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument is able to peel back cloud cover to reveal 3-D structure of a storm's water vapor content, information that can be used to improve weather forecast models.
PIA07938:
AIRS Storm Front Approaching California (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
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TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo Moisture in the Atmosphere, February 22, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Twitchell Canyon fire, a lightning-caused blaze burning in Utah, which has consumed more than 40,000 acres since it began on July 20, 2010.
PIA13432:
ASTER Views Twitchell Canyon Fire, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.87 MB)     JPEG (1.164 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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The Wilkins Ice Shelf, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, experienced multiple disintegration events in 2008.
PIA11991:
Wilkins Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-25 Earth Terra
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Since the end of August 2014, Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been pouring out lava from a growing fissure. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the flows have been accompanied by spectacular lava fountains.
PIA18814:
Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.69 MB)     JPEG (602 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04174:
New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image shows the northern part of central New York State, a landscape sculpted by the ice sheets of the last ice age. Lake Ontario runs across the top of the image.
PIA02754:
Radar with Color-wrapped Height Fringes, Syracuse and vicinity, New York State
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.24 MB)     JPEG (3.371 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Terra
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Sheveluch Volcano in Kamchatka, Siberia, is one of the frequently active volcanoes located in eastern Siberia. In this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, brownish ash covers the southern part of the mountain, under an ash-laden vertical eruption plume.
PIA13010:
Sheveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.52 MB)     JPEG (1.502 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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Scientists are using this radar image of the area surrounding Sunbury, Pennsylvania to study the geologic structure and land use patterns in the Appalachian Valley and Ridge province.
PIA01306:
Space Radar Image of Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.48 MB)     JPEG (2.666 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Mt. Vesuvius Italy was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on September 26, 2000, and covers an area of 36 by 45 km. Vesuvius overlooks the city of Naples and the Bay of Naples in central Italy.
PIA11091:
Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.31 MB)     JPEG (2.267 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 Earth Terra
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The John F. Kennedy Space Center, America's spaceport, is located along Florida's eastern shore on Cape Canaveral. Established as NASA's Launch Operations Center on July 1, 1962, This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01918:
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.33 MB)     JPEG (1.343 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This figure shows a comparison of interferograms from four different years mapping the rapid ground subsidence over the Lost Hills oil field in California.
PIA03458:
Lost Hills, California Interferogram
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The summit of the Mount Etna volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, is shown near the center of this radar image.
PIA01776:
Space Radar Image of Mt. Etna, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.43 MB)     JPEG (2.308 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-30 Earth Terra
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The height and motion of the ash and gas plume from the April 22, 2003, eruption of the Chikurachki volcano is portrayed in these views NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04328:
Height and Motion of the Chikurachki Eruption Plume
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.229 MB)     JPEG (473.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-16 Earth Terra
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Radially symmetrical, star dunes dominate the Grand Erg Oriental of the Algerian Sahara, as depicted in this image acquired October 27, 2012 acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17411:
Star Dunes, Algeria
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.12 MB)     JPEG (1.491 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-07 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired on October 29, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite of the Soufriere Hills volcano.
PIA03880:
Soufriere Hills Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.55 MB)     JPEG (964.6 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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This perspective view of upstate New York shows Lake Ontario in the lower left, the Adirondack Mountains in the upper left, and the Catskill Mountains on the right.
PIA02759:
Perspective View, Syracuse, Oneida Lake, Utica, Upstate New York
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.13 MB)     JPEG (2.424 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows a segment of the Rhine River where it forms the border between the Alsace region of northeastern France on the left and the Black Forest region of Germany on the right.
PIA01859:
Space Radar Image of Rhine River, France and Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.7 MB)     JPEG (2.372 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This space radar image shows the rugged topography of Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura, Calif.
PIA01826:
Space Radar Image of Santa Cruz Island, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.87 MB)     JPEG (1.617 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a stereoscopic view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12493:
Southern Haiti Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.62 MB)     JPEG (900.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic map acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02708:
Shaded Relief, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.34 MB)     JPEG (1.485 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth CSIRO Parkes Observatory
Parks Telescope
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This image shows the Parkes telescope in Australia, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Researchers used the telescope to detect the first population of radio bursts known to originate from beyond our galaxy.
PIA17248:
Parkes Telescope
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.5 MB)     JPEG (882.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-02 Earth Terra
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The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab emirates on which major commercial and residential structures are being built. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on November 17 and December 10, 2008.
PIA12057:
Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.48 MB)     JPEG (700.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft saw a pall of smoke and dust largely obscured the nations of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and southern Mali on January 12, 2004.
PIA04350:
Hazy and Dusty Skies over Western Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Munich, Germany illustrates the capability of a multi-frequency radar system to highlight different land use patterns in the area surrounding Bavaria's largest city.
PIA01845:
Space Radar Image of Munich, Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.31 MB)     JPEG (2.135 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal at JPL being prepared for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18650:
OPALS Preparation
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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.
PIA02706:
Shaded Relief of South Africa, Northern Cape Province
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image shows the Hampton Roads, Virginia region, where the James River (upper left center) flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
PIA01862:
Space Radar Image of Hampton Roads, Virginia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.39 MB)     JPEG (1.869 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Belgrade, Serbia, illustrates the variety of land use patterns that can be observed with a multiple wavelength radar system.
PIA01839:
Space Radar Image of Belgrade, Serbia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.23 MB)     JPEG (2.34 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Wildfires are a recurring natural hazard faced by Californians. In Santa Barbara County, a wildfire, called the Jesusita fire, ignited on May 5, 2009 in the Cathedral Peak area northwest of Mission Canyon.
PIA12006:
Disaster Management: Rapid Dry-Up of Rainwater on Land Surface Leading to the Santa Barbara Wildfire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.73 MB)     JPEG (727.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-16 Earth GRACE
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UC Irvine studies using NASA GRACE data find a third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human use, despite little data about how much water remains.
PIA19685:
Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.55 MB)     JPEG (559.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-13 Earth Terra
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The Florida Keys are a chain of islands, islets and reefs extending from Virginia Key to the Dry Tortugas. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on October 28, 2001.
PIA03890:
Florida Keys
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.46 MB)     JPEG (724 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 6, 2013, shows heavy rains, which began in mid-June, resulting in major flooding along the Parana River in Argentina.
PIA17376:
Flooding Along Parana River
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.29 MB)     JPEG (1.439 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the area just north of the city of Cairo, Egypt, where the Nile River splits into two main branches.
PIA01836:
Space Radar Image of Nile River Delta, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.89 MB)     JPEG (2.052 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kerguelen Islands (also known as the Desolation Islands), which are part of the French Southern and Antarctic lands. The islands are among the most isolated places on Earth.
PIA18253:
Kerguelen Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.22 MB)     JPEG (997.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-14 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the ocean surface in a portion of the Western Pacific Ocean.
PIA01308:
Space Radar Image of Western Pacific rain clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Alaska's Pavlof volcano, located along Alaska's Aleutian Peninsula, sent a low-level ash plume north-northeast about 37.3 miles (60 kilometers) on May 19, 2013, when this image was acquired NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16995:
Prolific Alaska Volcano Spews Ash in New Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 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 south of the Sao Francisco River in Brazil.
PIA02700:
Shaded Relief of Rio Sao Francisco, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-07 Earth Terra
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This image of Africa's Nabro volcano in Eritrea was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 6, 2011. Ash plumes sent into the stratosphere disrupted air traffic in Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan.
PIA14390:
Africa's Nabro Volcano Spews a Fiery Brew in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Advanced Microwave Radiometer (AMR)
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Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:<br />First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-19 Earth Terra
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Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19297:
Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Captured in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Cordoba province of northern Argentina, struck by wildfires caused by high temperatures and strong winds.
PIA17504:
NASA Spacecraft Images Destructive Argentine Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Republic of Singapore, a city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. An island country made up of 63 islands, the country is largely urbanized with very little rain forest left.
PIA14167:
Singapore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Ozone burden during Antarctic winter: time series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09938:
AIRS Ozone Burden During Antarctic Winter: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-19 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01140:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo Rhythm, Dec, 10, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-08 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Dec. 1, 1997.
PIA01099:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - "Double Peak" Pattern Complete, Dec, 1, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Isle of Man (also known as Mann), a self-governing British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.
PIA15218:
Isle of Man
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-02 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00837:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo Warm Water Pool Returns to Near Normal State, Mar, 14, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-30 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA01053:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - October 23, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-20 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by the U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Nov. 10, 1997.
PIA01085:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Warm Water Pool is Increasing, Nov. 10, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Earth Terra
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Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway, as seen by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13364:
Oslo, Norway
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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 multi-frequency space radar image of a tropical rainforest in western Brazil shows rapidly changing land use patterns and it also demonstrates the capability of the different radar frequencies to detect and penetrate heavy rainstorms.
PIA01821:
Space Radar Image of Randonia Rain Cell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth.
PIA17936:
Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
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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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These spaceborne radar images show a segment of the Great Wall of China in a desert region of north-central China, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) west of Beijing.
PIA01838:
Space Radar Image of Great Wall of China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Sierra Leone estuary, which became a focal point for trade and interaction between Africans and Europeans because of its exceptional harbor, starting in the mid-15th century.
PIA17977:
Sierra Leone Estuary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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After a 19 month rainfall deficiency, heavy rainfall during January 2004 brought drought relief to much of northern Queensland; these images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04352:
Greener Pastures in Northern Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Faroe Islands, an archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, comprising 18 major islands.
PIA18723:
Faroe Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2015, Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 11, 2015, after the eruption had quieted.
PIA18564:
NASA Spacecraft Peers Into the Mouth of the Galapagos' Wolf Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captures a clear sky image of the region of the recent Haiti earthquake.
PIA12498:
ASTER Captures Clear Sky Image of Haiti Earthquake Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's Kidsat electronic still camera was requested by Buist Academy for the purpose of studying the coast of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.
PIA00547:
Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean Sea from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's KidSat spans the region of Venetia from the city of Venice, Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea north to the snow-capped Alps. Venice appears in the lower left part of the image, and the Alps appear in the lower right.
PIA00546:
Venice, Italy & the Alps from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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As the Space Shuttle Atlantis flew over the Indonesian archipelago on Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, middle school students across the country used NASA's Kidsat camera to photograph the fires and smoke that blanket the island of Sumatra.
PIA00951:
Smoke over Lake Toba, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00953:
Southern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00954:
Southern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00955:
Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures almost all of Quinghai, the largest lake in China. It is located in the Quinghai Province on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau.
PIA11061:
Frozen Lake Quinghai Nanshan, Northern China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Hawke's Bay, one of the 12 local government regions of eastern North Island, New Zealand. It includes larger cities, such as Hastings and Napier.
PIA11014:
North Island, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The impermanent waterways shown here from NASA's EarthKAM are part of Oued Irharrhar, which appear to be carrying sulfur (yellow) and iron (red) deposits. The city of Amguid is located on these waterways, and all lie in the Mouydir Mountains in Algeria.
PIA11015:
Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The light corner of the image from NASA's EarthKAM is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback.
PIA11016:
South Australia, Australia
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