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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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Parts of the vast Ganges delta, in fact the world's largest, lie in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal, India as seen by NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11070:
Ganges River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Most of Los Angeles is visible in this computer-generated north-northeast perspective viewed from above the Pacific Ocean.
PIA03348:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Los Angeles Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Norilsk is a major city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, and the northernmost city in Siberia. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 21, 2000.
PIA10627:
Norilsk, Siberia
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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 radar images show two segments of the Great Wall of China in a desert region of north-central China, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) west of Beijing.
PIA01794:
Space Radar Image of Great Wall of China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-09 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On July 3, 2004, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Willow fire near Payson, Arizona.
PIA06375:
Willow Fire Near Payson, Arizona
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.49 MB)     JPEG (1.148 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is an enhanced 'true color' image of the Gulf of Mexico as it passed over the Deepwater Horizon oil slick on May 10, 2010.
PIA13143:
NASA's MISR Images Continued Spread of Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.43 MB)     JPEG (815.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of Sydney, Australia was acquired on October 12, 2002 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03498:
Sydney, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.68 MB)     JPEG (2.19 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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'From the desert to the mountains to the sea,' this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000, shows in striking detail the varied topography of Southern California.
PIA02719:
Southern California Shaded Relief, Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.636 MB)     JPEG (654 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Earth Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida where it was propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket.
PIA01480:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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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 volcanic island of Reunion, about 700 km (434 miles) east of Madagascar in the southwest Indian Ocean. The southern half of the island is dominated by the active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise.
PIA01811:
Space Radar Image of Reunion Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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In the Astrotech payload processing facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians secure a transportation canister around NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft for its move to the launch pad.
PIA19134:
SMAP Gets Ready to Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Jordan's leading industry and export commodities are phosphate and potash, ranked in the top three in the world. These are used to make fertilizer. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 17, 2005.
PIA10630:
Phosphate Mines, Jordan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is lifted up the side of a mobile service tower for mating to its Delta II rocket.
PIA19136:
Going Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is being prepared for liftoff. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 29.
PIA19137:
Sunset at Vandenberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
PIA19132:
NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Nov. 8, 2010, the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured an image of the hot volcanic flows from Merapi volcano that resulted from continued collapse of the summit lava dome, and the ensuing release of ash plumes.
PIA13607:
Merapi Volcano Continues its Destructive Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft depicts the high water levels and flooding along the Thames River west of London as record-breaking rains covered the United Kingdom in January and February.
PIA17989:
U.K. Flooding Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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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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Mt. Vesuvius, one of the best known volcanoes in the world primarily for the eruption that buried the Roman city of Pompeii, is shown in the center of this radar image.
PIA01780:
Space Radar Image of Vesuvius, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Four hundred bridges cross the labyrinth of canals that form the 120 islands of Venice, situated in a saltwater lagoon between the mouths of the Po and Piave rivers in northeast Italy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on December 9, 2001.
PIA03860:
Venice, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-13 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This space radar image shows the Roter Kamm impact crater in southwest Namibia. The crater rim is seen in the lower center of the image as a radar-bright, circular feature.
PIA00503:
Roter Kamm Impact Crater in Namibia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a radar image of an offshore drilling field about 150 km (93 miles) west of Bombay, India, in the Arabian Sea. The dark streaks are extensive oil slicks surrounding many of the drilling platforms, which appear as bright white spots.
PIA01803:
Space Radar Image of Oil Slicks
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.1 MB)     JPEG (2.086 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill laps around the mouth of the Mississippi River Delta in this May 24, 2010, image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The oil appears silver, while vegetation is red.
PIA13165:
NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta's Mouth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these natural color images and cloud top height measurements for Monty before and after the storm made landfall over the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, on February 29 and March 2, 2004.
PIA04353:
Tropical Cyclone Monty Strikes Western Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of Teshekpuk Lake on Alaska's North Slope, within the National Petroleum Reserve, was acquired on August 15, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01909:
Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Red Sea golf resort in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt stands out against the desert landscape in this image acquired NASA's Terra satellite on August 25, 2000.
PIA02667:
ASTER View of Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
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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 radar image of the New York city metropolitan area. The island of Manhattan appears in the center of the image. The green-colored rectangle on Manhattan is Central Park.
PIA01309:
Space Radar Image of New York City
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.45 MB)     JPEG (2.531 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, had begun to ebb in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2011. Here, in blue-gray is the muddy water that had overflowed the banks of the river, flooding agricultural fields and villages.
PIA15018:
NASA Satellite Continues to Monitor Thailand Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite shows winds are blocked by an island mountain barrier on South Georgia Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean in the year 2000.
PIA02457:
SeaWinds - South Georgia Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on December 18, 2002 shows the East African rift -- places where the earth's crust has formed deep fissures and the plates have begun to move apart.
PIA11082:
East African Rift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Three striking and important areas of Tanzania in eastern Africa are shown in this color-coded shaded relief image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA04959:
Olduvai Gorge, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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The collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the fires that followed produced a noxious smoke plume, a complex mixture of tiny airborne particles and gases as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04388:
Smoke Plume Dispersal from the World Trade Center Disaster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The striking contrast of geologic structures in Africa is shown in this shaded relief image of Mt. Elgon on the left and a section of the Great Rift Valley on the right.
PIA04958:
Mt. Elgon, Africa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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This natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captures the beauty of the western United States and Canada.
PIA04330:
Western United States and Southwestern Canada
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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 shows the 'Valley Island' of Maui, Hawaii. The cloud-penetrating capabilities of radar provide a rare view of many parts of the island, since the higher elevations are frequently shrouded in clouds.
PIA01858:
Space Radar Image of Maui, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-16 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Dense green vegetation gives way to pale fields in these satellite images of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11420:
Mato Grosso, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (P-K), which is the administrative, cultural, scientific and economic center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA18710:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
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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 land use patterns in and around the city of Florence, Italy, shown here in the center of the image. Florence is situated on a plain in the Chianti Hill region of Central Italy.
PIA01795:
Space Radar Image of Florence, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.04 MB)     JPEG (2.274 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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The complex structure and beauty of polar clouds are highlighted by these images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on April 23, 2003. These clouds occur at multiple altitudes and exhibit a noticeable cyclonic circulation over the Southern Indian Ocean,
PIA04329:
Multi-layer Clouds Over the South Indian Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large plumes of smoke rising from devastating wildfires burning near Los Angeles and San Diego on Sunday, October 26, 2003, are highlighted in this set of images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04343:
Wildfires Rage in Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Mar. 11, 2011, Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami devastated a large extent of the northeastern Japan coast, and virtually erased many villages and cities from the map. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Sendai on Mar. 14, 2011.
PIA14271:
Tohoku Tsunami Debris, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.93 MB)     JPEG (640.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Before NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, the strata exposed in Mount Sharp were compared to those in the Grand Canyon of the western United States, shown here. Scientists are surprised by just how close the similarities are.
PIA16098:
Grand Canyon Similar to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kuk Early Agricultural Site in the western highlands of New Guinea. It is an excellent example of transformation of agricultural practices over time.
PIA13090:
Kuk, New Guinea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.86 MB)     JPEG (1.336 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Nov. 14, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft spied a fire scar west of Wollongong, New South Wales, from the Hall Road fire in New South Wales, Australia. October 2013 brought the worst fires seen in Australia's New South Wales in many decades.
PIA17721:
Australian Wildfire, NASA Spacecraft Image Aftermath
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.74 MB)     JPEG (1.057 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Imaging Radar
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Hurricane Rita Track<br />Radar Image with Topographic Overlay
PIA06674:
Hurricane Rita Track
Radar Image with Topographic Overlay
Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.57 MB)     JPEG (452.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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As of July 31, 2002, global multi-angle, multi-spectral radiance products were made available from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03721:
MISR Global Images See the Light of Day
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.38 MB)     JPEG (910.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
ASTER
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In this image, taken by NASA's Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.
PIA12502:
Lagoons of New Caledonia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.47 MB)     JPEG (630.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Iveragh Peninsula, one of the four peninsulas in southwestern Ireland, is shown in this spaceborne radar image. The lakes of Killarney National Park are the green patches on the left side of the image.
PIA01848:
Space Radar Image of County Kerry, Ireland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.29 MB)     JPEG (1.841 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired 11-05-2007 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the city of Chateaubriant, France, surrounded by very old farmsteads. The surrounding countryside presents an interesting pattern of randomly oriented, small individual farmsteads.
PIA12866:
Chateaubriant, France
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.41 MB)     JPEG (1.497 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image covers a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00821:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.25 MB)     JPEG (1.739 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA01050:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.63 MB)     JPEG (504.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-09 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of Antarctica is one part of a mosaic of pictures covering the entire Antarctic continent taken during the hours following NASA's Galileo's historic first encounter with its home planet.
PIA00117:
Earth - Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.234 MB)     JPEG (268.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Along the western flank of the Andes, 400 km SE of Lima Peru, erosion has carved the mountain slopes into long, narrow serpentine ridges. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on September 28, 2004.
PIA10628:
Western Slope of Andes, Peru
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.02 MB)     JPEG (1.374 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Sault Ste. Marie is the name of two cities on Saint Mary's River, separating Canada and the State of Michigan in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 10, 2007.
PIA12460:
Sault Ste. Marie
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.84 MB)     JPEG (939.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The topography of New Zealand's North Island is rich in seismic features: The sharp line cutting through the city of Wellington (on the left side of the large bay on the bottom coast) is the active Wellington Fault.
PIA02742:
Shaded relief with Color as Height, Wellington, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Groundwater storage trends around the United States as measured by the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites between 2003 and 2012.
PIA16840:
GRACE Measures Groundwater Changes Across the U.S.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.81 MB)     JPEG (518.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains.
PIA03341:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Salt Lake City Olympics Venues, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that extremely heavy seasonal rains have fallen on northern Bolivia since October 2013. The worst affected province is Beni in the northeastern part of the country.
PIA18031:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Bolivian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is a color composite covering the Rift Valley inland area of Ethiopia.
PIA02453:
ASTER's First Views of Rift Valley, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (color)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.48 MB)     JPEG (231.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.64 MB)     JPEG (1.094 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is transported across Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Space Launch Complex 2, where it will be mated to a Delta II rocket for launch, targeted for Jan. 29.
PIA19135:
Satellite in a Can
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.63 MB)     JPEG (447.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large lightning-induced fires were active in Alaska and the Yukon Territory from mid-June to mid-July, 2004 as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04363:
Smoke Signals from the Alaska and Yukon Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.759 MB)     JPEG (912.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft monitored the migration of sand dunes in the Bodele depression of northern Chad from at various times from one month to 6.5 years
PIA11752:
Bodele Sand Dunes, Chad
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.58 MB)     JPEG (879.5 kB)
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 area surrounding the Dead Sea along the West Bank between Israel and Jordan. This region is of major cultural and historical importance to millions of Muslims, Jews and Christians who consider it the Holy Land.
PIA01814:
Space Radar Image of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.16 MB)     JPEG (1.522 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, and contains the territory's capital, Cockburn Town. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 18, 2001.
PIA12059:
Grand Turk Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.49 MB)     JPEG (591.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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SRTM Data Release for Eurasia, Index Map and Colored Height
PIA03398:
SRTM Data Release for Eurasia, Index Map and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.646 MB)     JPEG (509.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-16 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 6, 2009, shows early March eruptions of Karymsky volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula left the usually white snow a gray ashy color.
PIA12058:
Karymsky Volcano, Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a radar image of a region in northern Sudan called the Keraf Suture that reveals newly discovered geologic features buried beneath layers of sand.
PIA01801:
Space Radar Image of Sudan Collision Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-26 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on the east bank of the Athabasca River, are found the Steepbank and Millennium open pit mines. These images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 22, 2000 and July 31, 2007.
PIA10619:
Millennium Open Pit Mine, Alberta, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This image of California's Hayward fault is an interferogram created using a pair of images taken by ESA's ERS-1 and ERS-2 in June 1992 and September 1997 over the central San Francisco Bay in California.
PIA02651:
Hayward Fault, California Interferogram
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument captured this image of Hurricane Earl Aug. 30, 2010. At this time, Hurricane Earl was a Category 3 storm. The hurricane's eye is just visible on the right edge of the MISR image swath.
PIA13363:
Hurricane Earl Multi-level Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This photograph of the eruption of Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia was taken by space shuttle Endeavour astronauts during the early hours of the eruption on September 30, 1994.
PIA01766:
Space Radar Image of Kliuchevskoi Volcano,Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Southern Chile's Puyehue volcano came to life on June 4, 2011, after decades of dormancy. Winds spread the ash column eastward over neighboring Argentina, leading to the evacuation of thousands of residents. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14272:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Fury of Disruptive Chilean Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-26 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) acquired these images of the Earth using its visible and infrared cameras as it left the Earth.
PIA00558:
2001 Mars Odyssey Images Earth (Visible and Infrared)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image was acquired on June 16, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite and shows the Hayman forest fire in the Pike National Forest, Colorado.
PIA03499:
Hayman Fire, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is the first calibrated, multi-frequency, multi-polarization spaceborne radar image of the seasonal sea-ice cover in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
PIA01786:
Space Radar Image of Weddell Sea Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-27 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Mackay, the largest of hundreds of ephemeral lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and is the second largest lake in Australia.
PIA18764:
Lake Mackay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The white, mottled area in the right-center of this image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is Madrid, the capital of Spain.
PIA03375:
Shaded Relief and Radar Image with Color as Height, Madrid, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image from of Mt. Vesuvius Italy was acquired 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.
PIA11090:
Escondida Mine, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.
PIA03386:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This shaded relief topographic acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) image from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02710:
Shaded Relief Color Wrapped, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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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 image of the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii shows the capability of imaging radar to map lava flows and other volcanic structures.
PIA01304:
Space Radar Image of Mauna Loa, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens catastrophically erupted, causing the worst volcanic disaster in the recorded history of the United States.
PIA03361:
Stereo Pair, Mount St Helens, Washington State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-09 Earth Terra
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Jamestown, located on Jamestown Island in the Virginia Colony, was founded on May 14, 1607. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 4, 2007.
PIA12055:
Jamestown, VA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth ISS-RapidScat
RapidScat
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Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring.
PIA17897:
ISS-RapidScat
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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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Work began on March 11, 2010 to replace a set of elevation bearings on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13561:
Replacing the Elevation Bearings
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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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This image, taken on March 22, 2010, shows the condition of grout that was replaced in the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone, Calif. complex.
PIA13564:
Out with the Old Grout
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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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The giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex replaced four elevation bearings as part of a major refurbishment.
PIA13562:
Old Elevation Bearings
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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 major refurbishment of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California's Mojave Desert required workers to jack up millions of pounds of delicate scientific equipment.
PIA13563:
A Heavy-Duty Jack for a Giant Task
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Aug. 24, 2012, 13 miles (20 kilometers) north of Vicksburg, Miss., as drought continued to afflict the U.S. Midwest, water levels of the Mississippi River approached historic lows.
PIA16097:
NASA Spacecraft Images Drought's Impacts on the Mighty Mississippi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-10 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This stereoscopic image pair is a perspective view that shows the western part of the city of Pasadena, California, looking north toward the San Gabriel Mountains. Portions of the cities of Altadena and La Canada Flintridge are also shown.
PIA02737:
Stereo Pair, Pasadena, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-13 Sol (our sun) Voyager
VG ISS - Wide Angle
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The cameras of Voyager 1 on Feb. 14, 1990, pointed back toward the sun and took a series of pictures of the sun and the planets, making the first ever 'portrait' of our solar system as seen from the outside.
PIA00451:
Solar System Portrait - 60 Frame Mosaic
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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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Australia's capital city, Canberra, is shown in the center of this spaceborne radar image. Images like this can help urban planners assess land use patterns.
PIA01829:
Space Radar Image of Canberra, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This simulated natural color image of the German state of North Rhine Westphalia is from NASA's Terra spacecraft covering an area of 30 by 36 km, and was acquired on August 26, 2000.
PIA02676:
Coal Mining, Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-24 Earth Terra
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Astana is the capital and second largest city of Kazakhstan. It was founded as a fort in 1824 on the Ishim River by Siberian Cossacks, and became a railway junction in the early 20th century. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10612:
Astana, Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft documented extensive smoke from fires burning throughout Nigeria and north central Africa on January 31, 2003.
PIA03897:
Smoke over Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-17 Earth Terra
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Delhi is the second largest metropolis in India, with a population of 16 million and is located in northern India along the banks of the Yamuna River. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 22, 2003.
PIA10621:
Delhi, India
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