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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 2015-12-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that Egypt has greatly expanded its aquaculture industry along the northeast coast of the Nile Delta compared to 1987.
PIA20216:
Nile Delta Fisheries, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Earth Terra
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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During the 2003 fire season, blazes in the taiga forests of Eastern Siberia were part of a vast network of fires across Siberia and the Russian Far East, northeast China and northern Mongolia seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04341:
Smoke from Siberian Taiga Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 Fires burning in Arizona. The data were acquired mid-morning on June 7, 2011. Nearly 10 distinct bluish-colored smoke plumes can be seen blowing toward the upper right (northeast).
PIA14270:
Arizona Wildfires Burn Out of Control
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Silver Fire in western New Mexico on June 7, 2013. It has since consumed more than 137,000 acres of timber in a rugged area of the Gila National Forest that has not seen large fires for nearly a century.
PIA17294:
NASA Spacecraft Images New Mexico Wildfire
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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 terrestrial rocks was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13583:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The frequent coverage provided by NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite in 1999 provided unprecedented capability to monitor daily and seasonal changes in the key melt zones of Greenland.
PIA02459:
SeaWinds - Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR studies ground deformation after a magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake on August 24, 2014.
PIA18801:
NASA's UAVSAR Studies Ground Deformation from Napa California Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite May 12, 2008, shows faults within the mountains, but near and almost parallel the mountain front, northwest of the city of Chengdu.
PIA10772:
Sichuan Earthquake in China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 6, 2014 NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. Partially covered by clouds, this scene shows the extent of the lava flows that have been erupting.
PIA18802:
Progress of Icelandic Lava Flows Charted by NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze River in east-central China, and is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
PIA15655:
Three Gorges Dam, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-24 Earth QuakeSim
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. was widely felt up and down the East Coast of the United States. This computer model is a QuakeSim model image overlaid on a Google Earth image.
PIA13950:
Computer Model Estimates Permanent Ground Motions from the Aug. 23, 2011 Magnitude 5.8 Virginia Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Typhoon Haitang is shown here churning steadily towards Taiwan and China. This image shows the storm's swirling wind patterns as observed by NASA's QuikScat satellite on July 14, 2005, at 19:19 UTC (14:19 Eastern Daylight Time).
PIA07968:
Super Typhoon Haitang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-20 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 Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands, located south of Newfoundland, Canada. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02781:
SRTM Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay: Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands
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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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Topographic data provided by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission can provide many clues to geologic history and processes.
PIA03324:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Near Zapala, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the capital of Scotland, and lies along the Firth of Forth.
PIA15367:
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Seasonal changes in Earth's surface albedo over a 5-year period are seen in these image summary maps from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04378:
Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite were captured on May 31 and July 18, 2002 and show Russia's Saratov Oblast (province), located in the southeastern portion of the East-European plain, in the Lower Volga River Valley.
PIA03718:
Summer Harvest in Saratov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image of the Shandong Province, China was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #24.
PIA13565:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #24: Shandong Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
PIA18057:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radiometer Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This stereo view of the Sierra Nevada mountains near the California-Nevada border was acquired on August 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02628:
MISR Sees the Sierra Nevadas in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The star on this image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft indicates the eipcenter of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake which truck in southern China's Yunnan province, toppling thousands of homes and causing numerous casualties.
PIA18640:
Site of Destructive China Temblor Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-01 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA13911:
NASA-Generated Damage Map to Assist with 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-17 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Fourmile Canyon fire west of Boulder Colo., on Sept. 17, 2010; it was 100 percent contained.
PIA13393:
ASTER Maps Fourmile Canyon Fire Near Boulder, Colo.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this thermal infrared view of the spread of the forest fire in Valle Nuevo National Park near Costanza, Dominican Republic.
PIA18643:
Dominican Republic Wildfire Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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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 shows a close up view of a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00822:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits (Close-up)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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In June, 2000, NASA's Terra satellite compared tropical storms Bud and Dera.
PIA03400:
Tropical Storms Bud and Dera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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A look at smoke from the Chisholm forest fire, which ignited on May 23, 2001 about 160 kilometers north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04365:
Smoke Soars to Stratospheric Heights
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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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Australia is the only continent without any current volcanic activity, but it hosts one of the world's largest extinct volcanoes, the Tweed Volcano. Rock dating methods indicate that eruptions here lasted about three million years.
PIA06664:
Tweed Extinct Volcano, Australia, Stereo Pair of SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Landsat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Thematic Mapper (TM)
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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck a sparsely inhabited area of southeast Iran on March 14, 1998, at 11:10 p.m. local time.
PIA06310:
Shahdad, Southeast Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Silent Earthquake, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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This false-color image, obtained by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 17, 2020, indicates the former location of the drilling platform (red symbol) and pointing to a plume of smoke (white arrow).
PIA13150:
NASA's MISR Provides Unique Views of Gulf Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This 3-D view was created from data acquired Feb. 4, 2013 by NASA's Terra spacecraft showing a massive wildfire which damaged Australia's largest optical astronomy facility, the Siding Spring Observatory.
PIA16783:
NASA Spacecraft Captures 3-D View of Massive Australian Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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The mighty Mississippi River, from its source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, is approximately 3780 kilometers long and has flooded many times during its history. NASA's Terra satellite acquired these images one month apart in 2001.
PIA03413:
Spring Flooding on the Mississippi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18565:
RoboSimian Competes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views of Hurricane Isidore were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 20, 2002 as it flooded western Cuba and swept westward to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA03726:
The Clouds of Isidore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-20 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected in the year 2000 shows Patagonia, Argentina, a spectacular landscape formed by volcanoes, rivers, and wind.
PIA02729:
Perspective view of shaded relief, color as height, Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
MODIS
OSCAT Scatterometer
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Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
PIA17052:
Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the wildfire near Palmdale, Calif. on August 1, 2010 called the Crown fire. The burned areas appear in shades of gray in this simulated natural color image.
PIA13312:
ASTER Views California's Crown Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. The population of the Jakarta conurbation is over 28 million, making it perhaps the largest metropolitan area in the world in terms of inhabitants.
PIA16776:
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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This region of central Asia is situated at the juncture of Mongolia, China and Russia. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7.
PIA03701:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7:
Torey Lakes, Central Asia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula was generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, and shows a subtle but distinctive indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03380:
Anaglyph, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired on May 28, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite, shows ground near one of theThree Sisters volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains of west-central Oregon.
PIA03492:
Cascade Mtns. Oregon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the city of Bhuj, India, in the foreground near the right side (dark gray area). Bhuj and many other towns and cities nearby were almost completely destroyed by the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India.
PIA03301:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Bhuj and Anjar, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-26 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The earthquake that struck western India on January 26, 2001, was the country's strongest in the past 50 years. This perspective view shows the area of the earthquake's epicenter in the lower left corner.
PIA03304:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Rann of Kachchh, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This figure shows the effect of the December 2004 great Sumatra earthquake on the Earth’s gravity field as observed by NASA's GRACE.
PIA03625:
Earthquake Signal Visible in GRACE Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings MESSENGER
Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
MDIS - Wide Angle
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These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013.
PIA17038:
Two Views of Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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Socorro, Mexico was captured by NASA's Terra satellite in 2000 showing cloud swirls, like delicate lace, forming patterns known as von Karman vortex streets.
PIA02648:
Swirls of Lace
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