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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-03 Earth Terra
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The Musandam Peninsula is part of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on March 27, 2004.
PIA12060:
Musandam Penisnula, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-19 Earth Terra
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The Spring, 2009 floods along the Red River between North Dakota and Minnesota affected cities in the two states, especially Fargo and Whitehead. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 9, 2009.
PIA11989:
North Dakota Floods
Full Resolution:     TIFF (41.12 MB)     JPEG (3.296 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, and Flores in the Komodo National Park. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard species.
PIA12061:
Komodo National Park, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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The Wilkins Ice Shelf, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, experienced multiple disintegration events in 2008.
PIA11991:
Wilkins Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
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OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-01 Earth Terra
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The Banks Peninsula, New Zealand was created by volcanic activity in the Miocene epoch about 10 million years ago. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12062:
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.49 MB)     JPEG (214.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-08 Earth QuikScat
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Wildfires are a recurring natural hazard faced by Californians. In Santa Barbara County, a wildfire, called the Jesusita fire, ignited on May 5, 2009 in the Cathedral Peak area northwest of Mission Canyon.
PIA12006:
Disaster Management: Rapid Dry-Up of Rainwater on Land Surface Leading to the Santa Barbara Wildfire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.73 MB)     JPEG (727.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-15 Earth Terra
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Chaiten Volcano, Chile continues to erupt after first exploding in May 2008 following about 9,000 years of inactivity. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows vegetation in red. You can clearly see the extent of the plume.
PIA12063:
Volcano Chaiten, Chile
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.37 MB)     JPEG (1.285 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.15 MB)     JPEG (877.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) to the worldwide public on June 29, 2009.
PIA12090:
ASTER's Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM)
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.677 MB)     JPEG (506.6 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.406 MB)     JPEG (432.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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The Los Angeles Basin is bordered on the north by the San Gabriel Mountains. Other smaller basins are separated by smaller mountain ranges, like the Verdugo Hills, and the Santa Monica Mountains in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12093:
Los Angeles Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, San Francisco Bay and more.
PIA12094:
Cruising Over California Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, including Dodger Stadium, the L.A.X. airport and JPL.
PIA12095:
Cruising Over Los Angeles Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12096:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May, 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12097:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
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This image shows average daytime temperatures in May, 2009, as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12098:
Global Daytime Air Temperature for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Americas.
PIA12132:
Global Gravity: North and South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-17 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.
PIA12146:
GRACE Global Gravity Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 Earth Aura
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This vertical profile view from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura satellite depicts the distribution of water vapor molecules over Earth's tropics across one transect of the satellite's orbit on January 6, 2006.
PIA12170:
A NASA Space Sleuth Hunts the Trail of Earth's Water
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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 2009-08-21 Earth CloudSat
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.753 MB)     JPEG (381.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-27 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this Aug. 30 image of smoke plumes from the Station and other wildfires burning throughout Southern California.
PIA12190:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.707 MB)     JPEG (63.24 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around Québec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
PIA12189:
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The world's largest solar power tower recently began operating outside Seville, Spain -- and it marks a historic moment in the saga of renewable energy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12303:
Solar Power, Seville, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Carbon monoxide in the smoke from the Station fire was lofted high into the atmosphere, where it was observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA12195:
Concentration and Transport of Carbon Monoxide from the California Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite took this anaglyph of several pyrocumulus clouds, created by the Station Fire, visible above the smoke plumes rising from the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12196:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-08 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire, burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12197:
Extent of Station Fire Burn Seen in New NASA Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.
PIA12198:
CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12199:
Station Fire Burns in the San Gabriel Mountains Above Los Angeles
Full Resolution:     TIFF (31.86 MB)     JPEG (2.289 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 Earth Terra
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Shenzhen is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, immediately north of Hong Kong, and located in the Pearl River Delta. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12304:
Shenzhen, PRC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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A major dust storm moved across the eastern and northeastern regions of Australia on Sept. 23, 2009, out towards the Pacific as seen by NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12239:
Australia's Red Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-25 Earth Terra
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Powerful winds and dry conditions caused a massive blanket of dust from Australia's Outback to spread eastward across Queensland and New South Wales. This image was acquired on September 22, 2009 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12240:
Massive Dust Storm over Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.22 MB)     JPEG (338.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
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American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA11965:
American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.17 MB)     JPEG (156.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savai’i and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.61 MB)     JPEG (322 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.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.255 MB)     JPEG (535.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Timbuktu in the West African Nation of Mali, about 15 km north of the Niger River, at the intersection of an east-west and a north-south Trans Saharan trade route across the Sahara.
PIA12305:
Timbuktu, Mali
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Earth Terra
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Sault Ste. Marie is the name of two cities on Saint Mary's River, separating Canada and the State of Michigan in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 10, 2007.
PIA12460:
Sault Ste. Marie
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.84 MB)     JPEG (939.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Pools of warm water known as Kelvin waves can be seen traveling eastward along the equator (black line) in this image from the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite.
PIA12334:
Waves That Feed El Niños
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (104.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-02 Earth Terra
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The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys west of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. They are so named because of their extremely low humidity and lack of snow and ice cover. This image was acquired December 8, 2002 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12461:
Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.67 MB)     JPEG (2.02 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Created with data acquired by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument during July 2009 this image shows large-scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA12339:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-10 Earth Terra
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This image shows JPL's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 as it passed over Hurricane Ida while situated between western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA12349:
MISR High-Resolution, Cross-Track Winds for Hurricane Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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El Niño Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
PIA12326:
El Niño Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (106 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-08 Earth Terra
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The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China, and the sixth longest in the world and makes many dramatic shifts over time. This image was taken with the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft in 2009.
PIA12472:
Yellow River Delta, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.34 MB)     JPEG (1.671 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The most recent sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the continued eastward progression of a strong wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave, now approaching South America.
PIA12404:
El Niño Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (109.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard Terra, shows Kerch, one of the most ancient cities of the Ukraine.
PIA12487:
Kerch, Ukraine
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.37 MB)     JPEG (1.121 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-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 and Hispianola. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on Haiti on January 12, 2010.
PIA12492:
Hispaniola
Full Resolution:     TIFF (99.54 MB)     JPEG (2.143 MB)
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 stereoscopic view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12493:
Southern Haiti Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.62 MB)     JPEG (900.4 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.41 MB)     JPEG (599.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-18 Earth Terra
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An instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a simulated natural color image of the Port-au-Prince, Haiti, area, two days after a devastating earthquake.
PIA12495:
Haiti Earthquake Landslides
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.06 MB)     JPEG (1.889 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captures a clear sky image of the region of the recent Haiti earthquake.
PIA12498:
ASTER Captures Clear Sky Image of Haiti Earthquake Region
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.77 MB)     JPEG (1.289 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
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In this image, taken by NASA's Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.
PIA12502:
Lagoons of New Caledonia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.47 MB)     JPEG (630.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) captured this false-color composite image of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the surrounding region on Jan. 27, 2010.
PIA12503:
NASA Airborne Radar Captures Its First Images of Post-Quake Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of St. Anthony's, the world's oldest Christian monastery, settled in the remote mountainous area of eastern Egypt near the Red Sea.
PIA12506:
St. Anthony's Monastery, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.604 MB)     JPEG (340.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 12, 2010, the 21st Winter Olympic Games opened in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 29, 2008.
PIA12838:
Vancouver Olympic Site Captures a Gold for Natural Grandeur
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.925 MB)     JPEG (445.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.766 MB)     JPEG (101.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This color-coded shaded relief view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12863:
Coastal Chile (Shaded Relief View)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (74.87 MB)     JPEG (3.126 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12864:
Coastal Chile (Perspective View)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.828 MB)     JPEG (177.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-08 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired 11-05-2007 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the city of Chateaubriant, France, surrounded by very old farmsteads. The surrounding countryside presents an interesting pattern of randomly oriented, small individual farmsteads.
PIA12866:
Chateaubriant, France
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.41 MB)     JPEG (1.497 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth Aura
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NASA's Aura spacecraft sees El Niño's effects on the atmosphere. An El Niño is characterized by an abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
PIA12961:
NASA's Aura Sees El Niño's Effects on the Atmosphere
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.735 MB)     JPEG (91.76 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-2 oceanography satellite show a weakening of trade winds in western and central equatorial Pacific during late-January through February has triggered yet another strong, eastward-moving Kelvin wave.
PIA12962:
El Niño's Last Stand?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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In this simulated natural color image of Huron, South Dakota, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 20, 2010, frozen lakes and ponds appear blue, bare fields are tan, and fields with minor vegetation are gray-green.
PIA12878:
Huron, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Sheveluch Volcano in Kamchatka, Siberia, is one of the frequently active volcanoes located in eastern Siberia. In this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, brownish ash covers the southern part of the mountain, under an ash-laden vertical eruption plume.
PIA13010:
Sheveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this combined radar image and topographic view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13015:
Baja Earthquake Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this perspective view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13016:
Baja Earthquake, Radar Image and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows where a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in Mexico's Baja, California at shallow depth along the principal plate boundary between the North American and Pacific plates on April 4, 2010.
PIA13027:
NASA Satellite Imagery Shows Sparse Population of Region Near Baja, California Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the volcano on April 15, capturing this image of the ash plume. The image shows the ash cloud being carried over the Shetland Islands and onward to Europe.
PIA13041:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Ash Cloud from Icelandic Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
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On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.
PIA13046:
NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows ash plumes from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland stretching over the North Atlantic; the volcano erupted on April 14, 2010 bringing closure to major airports in Europe.
PIA13047:
Ash from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland Stretches over the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On Saturday, April 17, 2010, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this pair of images of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the left, new black ash deposits are visible on the ground.
PIA13048:
NASA Satellite Eyes Iceland Volcano Cauldron
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Monday, April 19, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this image of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
PIA13049:
NASA Satellite Tracks Continued Eruption of Iceland Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010, to capture this stereo anaglyph generated from the nadir and 46-degree forward-viewing cameras of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to vie
PIA13051:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010 (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010 and captured this image of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13052:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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The Advanced Land Imager onboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this false-color infrared image of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano on April 17, 2010. A strong thermal source is visible at the base of the Eyjafjallajökull plume.
PIA13053:
NASA Satellite Observes Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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As NASA's Terra satellite flew over Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano, its Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument acquired 36 near-simultaneous images of the ash plume, covering nine view angles in each of four wavelengths.
PIA13060:
Eyjafjallajökull Ash Plume Particle Properties
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-23 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano on April 19, 2010. The eruption plume and drifting veil of ash appear to be homogeneous.
PIA13062:
NASA's ASTER Instrument Analyzes Ash Plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, was acquired May 1, 2010. An explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating in the offshore in Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.
PIA13085:
ASTER Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kuk Early Agricultural Site in the western highlands of New Guinea. It is an excellent example of transformation of agricultural practices over time.
PIA13090:
Kuk, New Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 1, 2010. On April 20, 2010, an explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA13091:
ASTER Views the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in Infrared (May 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this pair of images of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull volcano on May 3, 2010. On this day, Ireland closed its airspace for several hours due to presence of ash over the country.
PIA13093:
ASTER Images Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) imaged Eyjafjallajökull and identified the extent of a lava flow extending northwards from the main eruption vent. This lava flow is slowly carving its way north through the ice cap.
PIA13098:
Iceland Volcano Puffs Ash as Lava Flow Cuts Through Eyjafjallajökull Icecap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on May 1, 2010. The red symbol indicates the approximate position of the Deepwater Horizon platform and the source of the oil slick which resulted in a significant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA13099:
NASA's MISR Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-07 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010. The thickest parts of the oil spill appear as dark grey, filamentous masses in the southern part of the image, extending off of the bottom.
PIA13107:
ASTER Views the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in Infrared (May 7)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano produced its second major ash plume beginning on May 7, 2010. NASA's Terra satellite passed just east of the volcano mid-morning and captured this image the same day.
PIA13139:
NASA MISR Image Shows Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Plume Heights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-17 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (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 2010-05-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is an enhanced 'true color' image of the Gulf of Mexico as it passed over the Deepwater Horizon oil slick on May 10, 2010.
PIA13143:
NASA's MISR Images Continued Spread of Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Earth Terra
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Ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, viewed here in imagery from NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 16, 2010, once again disrupted air traffic over Europe with the closure of major airports in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
PIA13144:
Eyjafjallajökull Ash Continues to Disrupt Air Traffic
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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 2010-05-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
PIA13155:
Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill laps around the mouth of the Mississippi River Delta in this May 24, 2010, image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The oil appears silver, while vegetation is red.
PIA13165:
NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta's Mouth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-27 Earth AVIRIS
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This image from NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument (AVIRIS) was collected on May 17, 2010, over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster. In the image, crude oil on the surface appears orange to brown.
PIA13167:
NASA's AVIRIS Aids in Gulf Oil Spill Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image acquired on May 24, 2010 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig encroaching upon several of Louisiana's wildlife habitats.
PIA13174:
Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 shows that the moderate El Niño of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sibling, La Niña, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
PIA13211:
Adios El Niño, Hello La Niña?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth
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NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth
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