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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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Spatial distribution of snow water equivalent across the Tuolumne River Basin from April 10 to June 1, 2013 as measured by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory.
PIA17775:
Spatial Distribution of Tuolumne River Basin Mapped by Airborne Snow Observatory Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This 3-D anaglyph shows an area on the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia as seen by the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02709:
Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-24 Earth Terra
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Located 600 km south of Algiers, Algeria in the heart of the Sahara Desert, the five ksour (fortified villages) of the M'Zab Valley form an extraordinarily homogenous ensemble in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13945:
M'zab Valley, Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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These images of the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia were produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00742:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Indonesia Area, December, 1996 and August, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Death Valley, Calif., has the lowest point in North America, Badwater at 85.5 meters (282 feet) below sea level. It is also the driest and hottest location in North America. This image is from NASA' Terra spacecraft.
PIA12091:
Death Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-18 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, shows Lhasa, the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
PIA12177:
Lhasa, Tibet, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images acquired on October 11, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite portray an occluded extratropical cyclone situated in the Southern Ocean, about 650 kilometers south of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.
PIA03430:
Extratropical Cyclone in the Southern Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-09 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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These are two comparison images of Mount Everest and its surroundings, along the border of Nepal and Tibet.
PIA01301:
Space Radar Image of Mount Everest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-23 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. The image was generated using the first data collected during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02740:
3-D Perspective View, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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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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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Salt Lake City, Utah. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03343:
Anaglyph, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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The 2014 Winter Olympic ski runs may be rated double black diamond, but they're not quite as steep as they appear in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, of the skiing and snowboarding sites for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
PIA17971:
Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Mountain Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The interplay of volcanism, stream erosion and landslides is evident in this Shuttle Radar Topography Mission view of the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains, southeast of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
PIA03327:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Las Bayas, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite images of Oklahoma and north Texas were acquired on March 12, 2000 during Terra orbit 1243.
PIA02634:
MISR Scans the Texas-Oklahoma Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-28 Earth Terra
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On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA's Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest (center), and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.
PIA18046:
Deadly Everest Avalanche Site Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sochi Olympic Park Coastal Cluster, the circular area on the shoreline in the bottom center of the image, which was built for Olympic indoor sports.
PIA17970:
Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Coastal Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-06 Earth Terra
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This image of the Mountain Pass rare open-pit earth mine was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft in southeastern California near the Nevada border.
PIA13979:
Mountain Pass Mine, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image north of the present town of Al Hillal, Iraq, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, where the site of the legendary city of Babylon lies.
PIA13436:
Babylon, Iraq
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image, produced from data collected by the SeaWinds scatterometer instrument onboard NASA's QuikScat mission reveals the details of the surface winds and rain in Typhoon Nanmadol as it moves westward.
PIA07100:
Typhoon Nanmadol
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #15 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04340:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #15: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows two islands, Miquelon and Saint Pierre, located south of Newfoundland, Canada.
PIA02703:
Shaded Relief Image of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-11 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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There has been considerable interest in the recent state of Arctic sea ice for scientific research and for operational applications especially along the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage.
PIA11086:
Recent State of Arctic Sea Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-11 Earth Terra
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The ASTER instrument onboard Terra's spacecraft imaged the toxic sludge spill in Hungary on Oct. 11, 2010. A million cubic meters (35 million cubic feet) of red sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka in western Hungary.
PIA13467:
ASTER Images Hungary Toxic Sludge Spill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-01 Earth Terra
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This perspective view from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the magnificent natural landscape of Salzkammergut, Austria.
PIA13640:
Hallstatt, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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On May 2, 2002, numerous fires in southern Mexico sent smoke drifting northward over the Gulf of Mexico. These views from NASA's Terra satellite illustrate the smoke extent over parts of the Gulf and the southern Mexican states of Tabasco, Campeche and Ch
PIA03706:
Smoke from Fires in Southern Mexico
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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 radar image of the region around the site of the lost city of Ubar in southern Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula.
PIA01721:
Space Radar Image of the Lost City of Ubar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-26 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, with a population of about 2.5 million inhabitants for the greater metropolitan area.
PIA17513:
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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A ferry carrying more than 600 passengers sank in the Java Sea between the island of Java and Borneo just before midnight on December 29, 2006, during high winds and rough seas.
PIA09110:
QuikScat Shows Rough Seas/Atmospheric Conditions at Time of Two Java Sea Disasters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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On March 2, 2003, NASA's Terra spacecraft saw near-surface winds carrying a large amount of Saharan dust aloft and transported the material westward over the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA04322:
Casting Light and Shadows on a Saharan Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Located in Katmai National Park, Alaska, the park is filled with ash flows from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta.
PIA14391:
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images and cloud-top height retrievals of Hurricane Frances on September 4, 2004, when the eye sat just off the coast of eastern Florida, and Hurricane Ivan on September 5th.
PIA04367:
Cloud Height Maps for Hurricanes Frances and Ivan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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In the high plateau of southwestern Bolivia, two large salt deserts, or playas, are located between the eastern and western Andes. NASA's Terra spacecraft depicted the playas on January 16, 2002 and January 3, 2003.
PIA03749:
Salt Playas of the Bolivian Altiplano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data have revealed significant spatial variability in glacier flow in the Bhutan Himalayas.
PIA12092:
Himalayan Glaciers in Bhutan
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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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An area near Long Valley, California, was mapped by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar aboard the space shuttle Endeavor on April 13, 1994.
PIA01749:
space Radar Image of Long Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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Close to the city of Manaus, Brazil the Rio Solimoes and the Rio Negro converge to form the Amazon River. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on July 23, 2000 during Terra orbit 3178.
PIA02642:
A Merging of Pale and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Arguably one of America's most magnificent national parks is the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image looking to the northeast, the buildings and roads in the center foreground are Grand Canyon Village.
PIA14896:
NASA Satellite Reveals Grandeur of Arizona's Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Twins Image
PIA10122:
Twins Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06428:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Caribbean Sea, with the Florida peninsula on the upper right, is based on altimeter data from three satellites including NASA's Jason-1.
PIA03055:
Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-13 Earth Terra
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The tri-county Riley Road wildfire burning in Texas north of Houston was 85 percent contained when NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Sept. 12, 2011. Burned areas are dark gray and black; vegetation red; and bare ground and roads light gray.
PIA14771:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Pampas of Argentina is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #17 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04351:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #17:
The Pampas of Argentina

Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.684 MB)     JPEG (378.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-02 Earth Terra
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The Guiberson Fire in Ventura County, west of Los Angeles, burned more than 16,000 acres (25 square miles) before firefighters were able to contain the blaze on Sept. 28, 2009. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12250:
Guiberson Fire, Ventura County, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite include eastern Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Maine, as well as the southeastern corner of Quebec province between August and October, 2000.
PIA02631:
Summer Turns to Autumn in New England
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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 three-dimensional perspective of the eastern front range of the Rocky Mountains, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Great Falls, Montana.
PIA01840:
Space Radar Image of Rocky Mountains, Montana
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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 three-dimensional perspective view of Missoula, Montana, created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01841:
Space Radar Image of Missoula, Montana in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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The giant, 70-meter-wide antenna at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., tracks a spacecraft on Nov. 17, 2009. This antenna, officially known as Deep Space Station 14, is also nicknamed the 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13277:
Tracks of a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft show the (nadir) view of the eastern United States, stretching from Lake Ontario to northern Georgia, and spanning the Appalachian Mountains.
PIA02601:
Multi-Angle Views of the Appalachian Mountains, 6 March 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite Jan. 31 shows thickening clouds along a developing intense front in the plains and Midwestern states that will produce excessive snow, freezing rain, sleet, and wind in those areas.
PIA13831:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Data on Monster Winter Storm Affecting 30 States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Earth Terra
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Logging operations have left a striking checkerboard pattern in the landscape along the Idaho-Montana border, sandwiched between Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests as seen in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17788:
Idaho-Montana Logging
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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Devon Island is situated in an isolated part of Canada's Nunavut Territory, and is usually considered to be the largest uninhabited island in the world. These images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 28, 2001.
PIA03714:
Mars Researchers Rendezvous on Remote Arctic Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Fire season in Manitoba, Canada lasts from April until October, and numerous smoke plumes caused by lightning strikes are captured in these from views NASA's Terra satellite of the northwestern part of the province; data were acquired on June 20, 2001.
PIA03414:
Fire in the Land of 100,000 Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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The College Fjord with its glaciers was imaged by NASA's Terra satellite on June 24, 2000.
PIA02664:
College Fjord, Prince Williams Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-29 Earth Aqua
AIRS
MODIS
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In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
PIA15838:
Effect of Seasonal Vegetation Cycle on Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows an area outside of Bogota, Colombia, one of the country's two major flower growing areas.
PIA13852:
Bogota, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area in South America, the Guiana Highlands straddling the borders of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil.
PIA03396:
Guiana Highlands, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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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 NASA Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar color composite shows a portion of the Weddell Sea, which is adjacent to the continent of Antarctica.
PIA01737:
Space Radar Image of Weddell Sea, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The volcanic nature of the island of Bali is evident in this shaded relief image generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA04950:
Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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A multi-angle view of the Canary Islands in a dust storm, 29 February 2000. At left is a true-color image taken by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02602:
Multi-Angle View of the Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Nabro volcano in the African nation of Eritrea began erupting June 12, 2011, the first-ever recorded eruption of this stratovolcano. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 5, 2011.
PIA14382:
NASA Spacecraft Capture's Nabro Volcano's Continuing Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Black Sea is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #19 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04364:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #19: The Black Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
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The Eiffel Tower and its shadow can be seen next to the Seine in the left middle of this image of Paris acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02660:
ASTER Paris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas. The island at the west edge of the image is Grand Bahama Island. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11168:
Paris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite ofYugoslavia was acquired on July 28, 2000 during Terra orbit 3248.
PIA02627:
MISR Looks at Yugoslavia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This stereoimage of Hurricane Alberto on August 19, 2000 was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite. At this time, the storm was located in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Azores. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02636:
Into the Eye of the Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Several mountain ranges and a portion of the Amur River are visible in this set of stereo images of Russia's far east Khabarovsk region taken by the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03407:
Smoke and Clouds over Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.313 MB)     JPEG (386.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-02 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows Viti Levu, the largest island in the group some 332 islands commonly known as Fiji. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02784:
SRTM Anaglyph: Fiji Islands
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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-SAR image spanning an area of approximately 20 kilometers by 40 kilometers (12 miles by 25 miles) of the island of Hong Kong, the Kowloon Peninsula and the new territories in southern China.
PIA01750:
Space Radar Image of Hong Kong, China
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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 three-dimensional perspective view of Saline Valley, about 30 km (19 miles) east of the town of Independence, California created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01808:
Space Radar Image of Saline Valley, California
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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 three-dimensional perspective view of Owens Valley, near the town of Bishop, California that was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01809:
Space Radar Image of Owens Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-13 Earth Terra
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On March 3, 2015, Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. The eruption and its effects were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 9.
PIA19241:
NASA Spacecraft Views Erupting Chilean Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.
PIA17852:
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Terra
AIRS
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. These images taken by NASA's Aqua spacecraft show were taken before and after the flooding.
PIA13341:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Before/After Views of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-07 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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The image of Tropical Cyclone Gonu in the upper panel was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on June 5, 2007, at approximately 20:20 UTC.
PIA09601:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Viewed by CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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This view of Hurricane Alex in the western Gulf of Mexico was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite just after noon Central Daylight Time on June 30, 2010. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA13242:
Hurricane Alex Disrupts Gulf Cleanup
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of an area southwest of Zapala, Argentina, showing a wide diversity of geologic features. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03325:
SRTM Anaglyph: Near Zapala, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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This visible image of California's Rim Fire was acquired Aug. 23, 2013 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft, showing extensive, brownish smoke.
PIA17429:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Eyes Smoke Plumes from Massive Rim Fire Near Yosemite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lofoten Islands, Norway. Norway is deeply indented by fjords, rises precipitously to high plateaus, and is united with the ocean by numerous islands. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2.
PIA03424:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3:
Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Nearly the whole of the Gulf of Mexico was churning with the powerful winds and rains of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005, when NASA's QuikScat satellite captured this image.
PIA04176:
Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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The image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on March 11, 2002, and is centered west of the Marshall Islands. Enewetak Atoll is discernible through thin cloud as the turquoise band near the right-hand edge of the image.
PIA03720:
Cloud Arcs in the Western Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-07 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Heilongjiang, a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages.
PIA16596:
Heilongjiang Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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Mexico City has one of the world's most serious air pollution problems. These images from NASA's Terra satellite were captured on April 9 and December 5, 2001.
PIA03716:
A Hazy Day in Mexico City
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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 image of seasonal changes at the ecological test site of Raco, Michigan, located south of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior.
PIA01734:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan, ecological test site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-03 Earth Terra
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Ashokan Reservoir in New York, is seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 18, 2000 and February 3, 2002.
PIA03491:
New York State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Oct. 23, 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey, near the city of Van, the result of the collision between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Turkey is a tectonically active country, experiencing frequent devastating earthquakes.
PIA14979:
NASA Images Topography of Quake-Stricken Eastern Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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At Elands Bay in South Africa's Western Cape province, about 1000 tons of rock lobsters beached themselves during February 2002 when NASA's Terra satellite acquired these images.
PIA03447:
Red Tide Strands South African Rock Lobsters
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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 Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano, as it continued its latest eruptive activity with a new lava flow from the recently formed southeast crater.
PIA17979:
Latest Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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These multi-angle images of Hudson Bay and James Bay, Canada, taken 24 February 2000 from NASA's Terra spacecraft, come from the downward-looking (nadir) camera on the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02603:
Multi-angle Images of Hudson Bay and James Bay, Canada, 24 February 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft views central South Dakota, where the Missouri River forms a meander bend, creating Lake Sharpe. Eventually, the Missouri River will cut through the skinny peninsula, creating a shorter path.
PIA18204:
Lake Sharpe, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, a birdseye view of the Canary Islands wildfire, on Aug. 17, 2012. The main town of San Sebastian can be seen on the eastern shore of the island.
PIA16076:
NASA Spacecraft Gets a Birdseye View of Canary Islands Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.
PIA12179:
Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-20 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Meseta de Somuncura is a broad plateau capped by basalt. Near its western edge is evidence of multiple volcanic events and a complex erosion history.
PIA02765:
Stereo Pair: Inverted Topography, Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica around Oct. 27, 2013, just days before iceberg B-31 broke completely free. B-31 is finally moving away from the coast, with open water between the iceberg and the glacier.
PIA17694:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, MISR Multi-angle Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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These 19 global panels show the %-year seasonal-average distribution of atmospheric aerosol amount across Africa and the Atlantic Ocean from data captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04374:
Five Years of MISR Global Aerosol Observations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Sovereign Democratic Republic of the Fiji Islands, commonly known as Fiji, is an independent nation consisting of some 332 islands surrounding the Koro Sea in the South Pacific Ocean. This image shows Viti Levu, the largest island in the group.
PIA02732:
Shaded relief, color as height, Fiji
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite captured on August 14, 2000 show forest fires raging in Montana and Hurricane Hector swirling in the Pacific.
PIA02619:
MISR Images Forest Fires and Hurricane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, NASA's Terra spacecraft retrieved cloud-top heights and cloud-tracked wind velocities for Tropical Storm Katrina, as the center of the storm was situated over the Tennessee Valley.
PIA04384:
Cloud Spirals and Outflow in Tropical Storm Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This close-up view of a stone found in San Diego was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13584:
Test Close-Up of Earth Cobble by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-30 Earth 1352x1390x3
This image is an interferogram that was created using pairs of images taken by ESA's Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-2) combined to produce these image maps of the apparent surface deformation during and after the 1999 Izmit, Turkey earthquake.
PIA00557:
Izmit, Turkey 1999 Earthquake Interferogram
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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As the remains of Tropical Storm Lee passed over Louisiana on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, strong, gusty winds on the western side of the storm stoked fires throughout eastern Texas as seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14769:
NASA's MISR Sees Wind-Whipped Fires in East Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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The stereo image at right is a downward-looking (nadir) view of the area around the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua taken by NASA's Terra satellite. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02600:
Nicaraguan Volcanoes, 26 February 2000
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