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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth RapidScat
ISS-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
ASTER
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Map of carbon monoxide draped on globe: time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09936:
AIRS Map of Carbon Monoxide Draped on Globe: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 Animation Icon
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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 pair of images illustrates the ability of multi-parameter radar imaging sensors such as NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture radar to detect climate-related changes.
PIA01778:
Space Radar Image of Patagonian Ice Fields
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on May 2, 2000 over the North Patagonia Ice Sheet in Chile, South America.
PIA02670:
Patagonia Glacier, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mount Sinabung, a stratovolcano located in Indonesia. In late 2013, a lava dome formed on the summit. In early January 2014, the volcano erupted, and it erupted again in early February.
PIA17978:
Angry Indonesian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views of the Louisiana and Mississippi regions were acquired before and one day after Katrina made landfall along the Gulf of Mexico coast. The images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on August 14 and August 30, 2005.
PIA04385:
Flooding in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Davenport Ranges of central Australia have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth, founded on the belief that the interior of Australia has been tectonically stable for at least 700 million years.
PIA06663:
Davenport Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-21 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Carstens, Calif. wildfire which continues to burn in the foothills west of Yosemite National Park. Vegetation is displayed in green and burned and bare areas are dark to light gray.
PIA17292:
NASA Spacecraft Images Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-17 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Images made with data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite, show sulfur dioxide released from the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.
PIA13142:
Sulfur Dioxide in Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Cloud as seen by AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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These multi-angle images of Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Mountains, acquired 24 March 2000 from NASA's Terra spacecraft, come from the downward-looking (nadir) camera on the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02609:
MISR Views Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Mountains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft portray Houston and Galveston Bay on September 12, 2002, and display data from three of MISR's nine cameras along with a map of retrieved aerosol optical thickness.
PIA04303:
Aerosols over Houston and Galveston Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows features that look like folded material are carbonate sand dunes in the shallow waters of Tarpum Bay, southwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.
PIA03877:
Tarpum Bay, Bahamas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on November 5, 2001, shows a chunk of glacier was threatening to fall into an Andean lake and cause major flooding in Huraez, a Peruvian city of 60,000.
PIA03898:
Huaraz, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of Saudi Arabia shows a great sea of linear dunes in part of the Rub' al Khali, or the Empty Quarter. Acquired on June 25, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02656:
ASTER Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Tokyo, located on the island of Honshu, with Mt. Fuji in the background as seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 21, 2000.
PIA02792:
Perspective View with Radar Image Overlaid, Color as Height: Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, Japan
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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 Mississippi River in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana shows regions of the southern United States that are prone to flooding.
PIA01311:
Space Radar Image of Mississippi River
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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 city of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Phnom Penh lies at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Basak Sab.
PIA01847:
Space Radar Image of Phnom Phen, Cambodia
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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 part of the British territory of Hong Kong, adjacent to mainland China. The South China Sea is shown in dark blue and red on the image.
PIA01843:
Space Radar Image of Hong Kong
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ilopango, a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador.
PIA19237:
Lake Ilopango, El Salvador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra satellite on July 20, 2005, shows the dust cloud just off the west coast of Africa near Mauritania and Senegal.
PIA03539:
Saharan Dust Cloud Sails Toward U.S.
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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 impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this spaceborne radar image of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
PIA01831:
Space Radar Image of Possible String of Impact Creaters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, erupted on Nov. 27, 2012 for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash almost 10,000 feet into the sky. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16590:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Captures Russian Volcano Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water flow after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, a flood control structure along the western bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, to ease flooding along levee systems on May 14, 2011.
PIA14155:
NASA Images Mississippi River Flooding in Louisiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-02 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico, with its enormous gypsum crystals, may well be called the 'Queen of the Giant Crystals localities.' This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on February 16, 2004.
PIA10615:
Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-11 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is located on the shores of Port Nicholson, a natural harbor at the south end of North Island. The city was founded in 1840 by British emigrants and now has a regional population of more than 400,000 residents.
PIA02749:
Stereo Pair: Wellington, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Las Vegas, NV in August, 2000. McCarran International Airport to the south and Nellis Air Force Base to the NE are the two major airports visible.
PIA11096:
Las Vegas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-15 Earth Terra
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The Isthmus of Corinth has played a very important role in the history of Greece. It is the only land bridge between the country's north (Attica) and south (Peloponnese). This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01919:
Corinth Canal, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-21 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows rugged terrain between Los Angeles and California's central valley. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02777:
SRTM Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay: Los Angeles to San Joaquin Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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NASA Airborne Snow Observatory measurements of snow water equivalent (top image) and snow albedo, or reflectivity (bottom image) for the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada on April 21, 2013.
PIA17773:
Snow Water Equivalent for Tuolumne River Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds scatterometer on NASA's QuikScat satellite makes global radar measurements day and night, in clear sky and through clouds. Greenland and the polar ice cap are shown here on September 20, 1999.
PIA02458:
SeaWinds - Oceans, Land, Polar Regions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft illustrate ice surface textures and cloud-top heights over the Amery Ice Shelf/Lambert Glacier system in East Antarctica on October 25, 2002.
PIA03734:
Clouds and Ice of the Lambert-Amery System, East Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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This nadir camera view was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft around Kruger National Park in NE South Africa. The bright white feature is the Palabora Copper Mine, and the water body near upper right is Lake Massingir in Mozambique.
PIA13460:
NASA's MISR Views Kruger National Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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During Spring 2003, students, teachers, and scientists worked side-by-side, measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held instruments shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04334:
Students and NASA Study Aerosols over Baltimore
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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 perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010.
PIA12494:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Earth GRAIL
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This is a polar stereographic map of gravity of the north polar region of the moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The map displays the region from latitude 60 north to the pole.
PIA16896:
Gravity at the Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of Paris was acquired on July 23, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. Paris is also known as the City of Light.
PIA11164:
Saline Valley
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.37 MB)     JPEG (1.34 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 NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA01051:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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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 began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe
PIA00749:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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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 of the area surrounding Boston, Mass., shows how a spaceborne radar system distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled.
PIA01812:
Space Radar Image of Boston, Massachusetts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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During the last weeks of March 2003, unusually high and widespread aerosol pollution was detected over Europe by several satellite-borne instruments aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA04325:
Aerosols over Central and Eastern Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On January 17, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundation west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
PIA13810:
NASA Satellite Images Flooding Near Brisbane, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This plot shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere at various latitudes as measured by NASA's Aqua satellite. The colored lines represent different latitude bands that circle Earth, called 'zones'.
PIA14436:
Zonally Averaged Carbon Dioxide Concentration from Earth's Mid-Troposphere at Different Latitudes, 2002 to 2013
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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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A family of dormant volcanoes dominates the landscape in this radar image of the Andes Mountains in northern Ecuador. The city of Otavalo, shown in pink, and Lake Otavalo lie within the triangle formed by three volcanoes in the upper part of the image.
PIA01810:
Space Radar Image of North Ecuador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-04 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Napa county northeast of San Francisco, California, on Aug. 24, 2014. NASA satellite data reveal ground defomation.
PIA18798:
NASA Analyses of Global Positioning System Data and Italian Radar Satellite Data Reveal Napa Quake Ground Deformation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-02 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the oldest material on Earth which has yet been dated by man is a zircon mineral of 4.4 billion years old from a sedimentary gneiss in the Jack Hills of the Narre Gneiss Terrane of Australia.
PIA12064:
Jack Hills, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the city of Honolulu, Hawaii and adjacent areas on the island of Oahu. Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island, along the bottom of this image.
PIA01842:
Space Radar Image of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images, taken by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft , are centered over the Pacific Ocean, about 1600 kilometers west of San Francisco. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03433:
Ship Tracks in a Stratiform Cloud Layer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Terra
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Anchorage, Alaska and Cook Inlet are seen in this sub-image, acquired May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. At the center of the image is the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport; in the upper right corner is Elmendorf Air Force Base.
PIA02675:
Anchorage, AK
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.23 MB)     JPEG (775.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows the western end of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02853:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.49 MB)     JPEG (1.528 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 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.
PIA00741:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - October 3, 1997
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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 image of Houston, Texas, shows the amount of detail that is possible to obtain using spaceborne radar imaging.
PIA01783:
Space Radar Image of Houston, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
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Mount Saint Helens is a prime example of how Earth's topographic form can greatly change even within our lifetimes.
PIA06668:
Mount Saint Helens, Washington, USA,
SRTM Perspective: Shaded Relief and Colored Height

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The city of Calcutta, India appears in this 24 by 34 km (15 by 21 mile) sub-scene, acquired March 29, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11157:
Calcutta
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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 is a digital elevation model that was geometrically coded directly onto an X-band seasonal change image of the Oetztal supersite in Austria.
PIA01760:
Space Radar Image of Oetzal, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-24 Earth Terra
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The central portion of Russia's East Siberian Sea, including one of the New Siberian Islands, Novaya Sibir, are portrayed in these views from data acquired on May 28, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03717:
Distinguishing Clouds from Ice over the East Siberian Sea, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-02 Earth Terra
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The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth at 418 meters below sea level, and also one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01916:
The Dead Sea
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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 is an X-band seasonal image of the Altona test site in Manitoba, Canada, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Winnipeg.
PIA01742:
Space Radar Image of Altona, Manitoba, 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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The city of Washington, D.C., is shown is this space radar image. Images like these are useful tools for urban planners and managers, who use them to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01815:
Space Radar Image of Washington D.C.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-31 Earth Terra
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Heavy snowfall on March 12, 2004, across north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia and Russia, caused train and highway traffic to stop for several days along the Russia-China border shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04355:
Snowstorm Along the China-Mongolia-Russia Borders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-23 Earth Terra
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The effects of California's severe multiyear drought are seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft of the area northeast of Madera, in the Sierra Nevada Moutains foothills between Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley
PIA18627:
Images Show Severity of California Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-28 Earth Terra
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Karst topography is a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of layers of soluble rock such as limestone. A good example is found in Guangxi Province in southeast China, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18230:
Karst Landscape, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Cameroon, an active volcano in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. It is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, rising over 4,000 meters, with more than 100 small cinder cones.
PIA18825:
Mount Cameroon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-01 Earth Terra
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These views of the Russian Arctic were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 11, 2004, when the brief arctic summer had transformed the frozen tundra and the thousands of lakes, channels, and rivers of the Lena Delta into a fertile wetland.
PIA04366:
A Summer View of Russia's Lena Delta and Olenek
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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 impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this spaceborne radar image of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
PIA01833:
Space Radar of Image Aorounga Impact Crater, Chad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000, shows the western part of the city of Pasadena, California, looking north towards the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA02718:
Pasadena, California Perspective View with Aerial Photo and Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth C-SAR Sensor
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image-pair shows relative deformation of the Earth's surface when nn April 22-23, 2015, significant explosive eruptions occurred at Calbuco volcano, Chile.
PIA11434:
Ground Deformation from Chilean Volcanic Eruption Shown by Satellite Radar Image
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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 area west of the Nile River near Cairo, Egypt. The Nile River is the dark band along the right side of the image and it flows approximately due North from the bottom to the right.
PIA01793:
Space Radar Image of Giza Egypt - with Enlargement
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image shows the area around the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India, the deadliest in the country's history with some 20,000 fatalities. The epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake was just to the left of the center of the image.
PIA02799:
SRTM Radar Image with Color as Height: Kachchh, Gujarat, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite presents this 'false color' view of portions of Wisconsin and Michigan, including Devil's Lake, Druid Lake, Ghost Lake, Spider Lake, and Witches Lake in Wisconsin; and Bat Lake, Corpse Pond and Witch Lake in Michigan.
PIA15009:
NASA Satellite Scares Up An Eerie Image of Haunted Lakes and Ghost Ships
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth Terra
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This 3D image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 11, 2005 with digital topography from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. It depicts a large landslide which occurred in Kashmir, Pakistan.
PIA03030:
Landslide in Kashmir (3-D Perspective)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Manicouagan Crater is one of the world's largest and oldest known impact craters and perhaps the one most readily apparent to astronauts in orbit. This anaglyph is from the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses needed.
PIA03385:
Anaglyph, Manicouagan Crater, Quebec, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-30 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite, captured on October 18, 2002, display a large dust plume extended across countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
PIA03731:
Dust Shrouds the Eastern Mediterranean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
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This graph made with data from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14435:
Concentration of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Earth's Mid-Troposphere, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
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The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA03893:
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-27 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Meseta de Somuncura is a semi-arid basalt plateau in northern Patagonia. This view of the northwestern part of the plateau, near Los Menucos, Argentina, shows numerous depressions where the upper basalt layers are missing or collapsed.
PIA02767:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Meseta de Somuncura, Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a vegetation map of the Raco, Michigan area produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01713:
Space Radar Image of Raco Vegetation Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This biomass map of the Raco, Michigan, area was produced from data acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01714:
Space Radar Image of Raco Biomass Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Palouse, a rich farming area of some 7,000 square kilometers, reminiscent of Tuscany. But instead of vineyards, the main crops are wheat and rapeseed.
PIA18494:
Palouse, WA
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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 of Salt Lake City, Utah, illustrates the different land use patterns that are present in the Utah Valley.
PIA01798:
Space Radar Image of Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 of Dublin, Ireland, shows how the radar distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled. In the center of the image is the city's natural harbor along the Irish Sea.
PIA01804:
Space Radar Image of Dublin, Ireland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the annual spring thaw in the upper Midwest is underway. Snow-covered ground contrasts with the dark tones of water under broken cloud cover. Along the Red River in North Dakota, floodwaters are moving northward into Canada.
PIA14045:
NASA Satellite Images Annual Spring Thaw, Red River, North Dakota
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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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Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height
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Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the planned city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, with a population of about 3.6 million for its metropolitan area.
PIA13045:
Brasilia, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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On March 17, 2013, NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) acquired synthetic aperture radar data over the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.
PIA16942:
NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft To Study Volcanoes and Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During its flight, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Earth and Moon. Separate images of the Earth and Moon were combined to generate this view.
PIA00342:
The Earth & Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18458:
Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
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