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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 Earth Terra
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This image acquired on Jan. 17, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows major flooding along the Mississippi River, affecting Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee; flood warnings were issued for the area around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PIA20364:
Flooding on the Mississippi River Captured by NASA Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.33 MB)     JPEG (1.766 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.31 MB)     JPEG (2.657 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.21 MB)     JPEG (389.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.51 MB)     JPEG (1.113 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.16 MB)     JPEG (856.5 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.4 MB)     JPEG (1.25 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.96 MB)     JPEG (680.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 27, 2016, shows the Lava Mountain fire in Wyoming where several small towns have been evacuated.
PIA20721:
Wyoming Wildfire Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.15 MB)     JPEG (537.7 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.89 MB)     JPEG (754.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.77 MB)     JPEG (1.289 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.47 MB)     JPEG (1.119 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.83 MB)     JPEG (1.483 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.11 MB)     JPEG (814.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.23 MB)     JPEG (1.144 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.217 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.303 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.711 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The Andes Mountains, part of the Southern Cordillera formed from subduction zone volcanism at the convergent boundary of the Nazca plate and the South American plate. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11017:
Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina near Chile Border
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.265 MB)
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 Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan and east of the Khabarovski and Primorski Krai of the Russian Far East. With the Kuril Islands, it forms Sakhalin Province.
PIA11018:
Sakhalin Island, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.377 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This extraordinary image captures the meeting place of the deep waters of the Tongue of the Ocean and the much shallower, completely submerged Grand Bahama Bank. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11019:
Tongue of the Ocean and Grand Bahama Bank
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image of the Galapagos Islands captures two large shield volcanoes on Isla Isabella, the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11020:
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (873.7 kB)
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 the northern end of the Persian Gulf and the broad delta complex of the Tigris, Euphrates, Shatt al Arab, and Karun rivers has captured the arid-looking wetlands of northeast Kuwait (Bubiyan Island),
PIA11021:
The Persian Gulf and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.299 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The superb natural harbor at Lisbon is a commercially important European port handling much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain.
PIA11062:
Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.138 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image of the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula taken by NASA's EarthKAM on February 12, 2000. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Gulf of California to the east.
PIA11063:
Southern Tip of Baja California, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.229 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The distinctive curve of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the greater Boston urban area are very clear of the northeastern coast of the United States in this image from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11064:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.008 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image captures the beauty of a major alluvial fan in Tsinghai, a province located in Northwestern China. This archival image was taken from NASA's Space Shuttle in 1997 as part of its ISS EarthKAM mission.
PIA11067:
Alluvial fan in China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (854 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image from NASA's EarthKAM of the Rio Gurupi in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its delta. It is the only open sea delta in the Americas and has more than 70 islands of various sizes.
PIA11065:
Delta of the Gurupi, Maracacume, and Tiriacu Rivers, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (731 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This highly oblique image shot over northwestern part of the African continent captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere as seen by NASA's EarthKAM. You can see clouds and even the occasional thunderhead.
PIA11066:
Oblique Shot of Earth
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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 the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas.
PIA11068:
Atlantic (maybe Caribbean Sea) Ocean and Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (475.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows pivot irrigation near the city of As Sulayyil (Sulayel), Saudi Arabia. The edge of the Rub' al-Khali or Empty Quarter is visible in the southeast.
PIA11069:
Sand Dunes and Center-Pivot Irrigation in Saudi Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (886.2 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (852 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-20 Earth Terra
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In the middle of the Arabian desert the city Green Oasis Wadi Al Dawasir is being developed as a new urban center for the Wadi Al Dawasir region of Saudi Arabia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20077:
Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.67 MB)     JPEG (1.025 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.61 MB)     JPEG (953.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-21 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.53 MB)     JPEG (1.2 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.05 MB)     JPEG (1.589 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-09 Earth Terra
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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
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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
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.25 MB)     JPEG (444 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.05 MB)     JPEG (556.9 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 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.31 MB)     JPEG (1.61 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat's antenna, lower right, was pointed at Hurricane Patricia as the powerful storm approached Mexico on Oct. 23, 2015.
PIA20049:
RapidScat and Hurricane Patricia Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.031 MB)     JPEG (159.9 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.02 MB)     JPEG (486.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-21 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.03 MB)     JPEG (949.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.01 MB)     JPEG (642.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.01 MB)     JPEG (416.5 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.97 MB)     JPEG (637.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.95 MB)     JPEG (545 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.9 MB)     JPEG (1.517 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.35 MB)     JPEG (2.751 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.56 MB)     JPEG (2.723 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.03 MB)     JPEG (1.839 MB)
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 2015-10-19 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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In this side-by-side visualization, Pacific Ocean sea surface height anomalies during the 1997-98 El Niño (left) are compared with 2015 Pacific conditions (right).
PIA20009:
NASA Studying 2015 El Niņo Event as Never Before Animation Icon
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.508 MB)     JPEG (1.217 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.6 MB)     JPEG (1.02 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.1 MB)     JPEG (1.06 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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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.56 MB)     JPEG (1.603 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.029 MB)     JPEG (1.018 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.34 MB)     JPEG (1.272 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.33 MB)     JPEG (1.018 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-06 Earth Terra
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-22 Earth Terra
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Orapa diamond mine, the world's largest diamond mine by area. The mine is located in Botswana.
PIA20104:
Orapa Diamond Mine, Botswana
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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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The Gulf Coast from the Mississippi Delta through the Texas coast is shown in this satellite image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, and the predicted storm track for Hurricane Rita acquired in February, 2000.
PIA06674:
Hurricane Rita Track
Radar Image with Topographic Overlay
Animation Icon
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Many members of Team RoboSimian and a few guests gather with competition hardware at a 'Meet the Robots' event during the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, California, on June 6, 2015.
PIA19329:
Team RoboSimian
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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 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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-08 Earth Terra
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-10 Earth Terra
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Point Barrow or Nuvuk, Alaska is the northernmost point of all territory of the United States, as captured in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19775:
Point Barrow, Alaska
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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
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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
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-01 Earth Terra
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Earth Terra
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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
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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.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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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
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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
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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)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Landsat shows the Danube River flows east as it enters this west-looking scene (upper right) and forms the border between Slovakia and Hungary.
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
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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
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