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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-01 Earth Terra
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Lying 3 km off the Llyn peninsula of Wales, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Bardsey Island, known as the Island of 20,000 saints. While today's permanent population numbers only four, the island was once an important religious site.
PIA21182:
Bardsey Island, Wales
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA-acquired damage proxy map centered at Norica, Italy, where earthquakes occurred during Oct. 30-31, 2016.
PIA15374:
NASA’s Damage Proxy Map to Assist with Italy Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR Mystery Quiz #28. Answers to be provided at a later time.
PIA15375:
MISR Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #28
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2016, the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over New Delhi in the northern portion of the Himalayas, showing thick haze due to extreme air pollution.
PIA21100:
Severe Air Pollution in New Delhi View by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shadegan, Iran, which is northeast of where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers enter the Persian Gulf.
PIA21170:
Shadegan, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Republic of Maldives, a country located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. It comprises twenty-six atolls, and 1192 coral islands, with an average ground elevation of 1.5 m.
PIA21166:
Republic of Maldives
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-08 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the location of a a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck near the town of Cushing, Oklahoma, occurring on Nov. 6, 2016, at 7:44 p.m., local time.
PIA21099:
Oklahoma Area Struck By Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-14 Earth Aqua
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed an eye overpass of Hurricane Nicole on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:55 a.m. PDT (17:55 UTC) as the storm was moving toward Bermuda.
PIA21098:
NASA's CloudSat Looks Hurricane Nicole in the Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-13 Earth Terra
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The southernmost tip of Africa is marked by the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21014:
Cape Agulhas, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth Aquarius
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At 11:29 p.m. PDT on Oct. 6 (2:29 a.m. EDT on Oct. 7), NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite produced this false-color infrared image of Matthew as the storm moved up Florida's central coast.
PIA21097:
NASA's AIRS Examines Hurricane Matthew's Cloud Top Temperatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth SMAP
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NASA's SMAP radiometer instrument measured Hurricane Matthew's wind speeds at 4:52 a.m. PDT (7:52 a.m. EDT) at up to 132 miles per hour (59 meters per second).
PIA21096:
SMAP Takes a New Measure of Hurricane Matthew's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat flew east of Hurricane Matthew's center on Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), intersecting parts of Matthew's outer rain bands and revealing Matthew's anvil clouds.
PIA21095:
CloudSat Takes a 3D Slice of Hurricane Matthew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth HAMSR
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JPL's HAMSR instrument flew above Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 7 aboard a NASA Global Hawk aircraft. Right: atmospheric temperatures overlaid atop ground-based radar and satellite visible images.
PIA21094:
JPL's HAMSR Looks Inside Hurricane Matthew's Spiral Cloud Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth HAMSR
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JPL's High-Altitude Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Sounding Radiometer (HAMSR) instrument captured this look inside Hurricane Matthew's spiral clouds on Oct. 7, 2016
PIA21093:
JPL's HAMSR Takes Hurricane Matthew's Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-06 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft spied Hurricane Matthew, currently an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, continues to bear down on the southeastern United States.
PIA21092:
A Look at Hurricane Matthew from NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth ARIA
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A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for the response to the strong Aug. 24, 2016, earthquake in central Italy. The earthquake caused significant loss of life and property damage in the town of Amatrice.
PIA21091:
NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite taken on Sept. 22, 2016, shows a deadly avalanche tumbling down a Tibetan mountain.
PIA21069:
NASA Satellite Eyes Deadly Tibetan Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-04 Earth Terra
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On October 4, 2016, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Matthew . Haiti is completely obscured by Matthew's clouds, but part of the Bahamas is visible to the north.
PIA21070:
Hurricane Matthew over Haiti seen by NASA's MISR Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-30 Earth Terra
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The Blackhawk landslide, Lucerne Valley, California, is a lobe of marble breccia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21008:
Blackhawk Landslide, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-29 Earth Terra
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Heron Island is located in Queensland, Australia, off the Australian mainland. The island is famous for diving and snorkeling and is a World Heritage-Listed Marine National Park. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on December 22, 2001.
PIA20900:
A Bird's Eye View of Australia's Heron Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-16 Earth Terra
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The first Norse settlement of Greenland was at Brattahlid (now Qassiarsuk), as shown in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20996:
Qassiarsuk, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-14 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 14, 2016, the eye of Super Typhoon Meranti passed just south of Taiwan as NASA's Terra spacecraft passed directly over the eye.
PIA17309:
Huge Super Typhoon Meranti Over Taiwan Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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In San Bernardino County, California, the Blue Cut fire burned ferociously for one week starting Aug. 16, 2016. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Sept. 3, 2016. Healthy vegetation is depicted in red, with burnt areas in shades of black.
PIA20899:
Extent of California Blue Cut Fire Devastation Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), a radio telescope in China’s Guizhou Province.
PIA20986:
Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth Terra
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On the afternoon of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Tropical Storm Hermine as it strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane approaching the coast of Florida.
PIA20898:
NASA's MISR Spots Hurricane Hermine Approaching Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth ARIA
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the Aug. 24, 2016, magnitude 6.2 Central Italy earthquake. The quake has caused significant damage in the historic town of Amatrice.
PIA20897:
New Satellite Damage Maps Assist Italy's Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 Earth ARIA
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This map, based on data from NASA's ARIA data system (with modiffied Copernicus data), shows the magnitude 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in central Italy.
PIA20896:
Automated Radar Image of Deformation for Amatrice, Italy Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite shows a large crack in the Larsen C shelf that has grown by another 13 miles in the past six months. Larsen C is the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica.
PIA20894:
Growing Crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-27 Earth ARIA
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NASA and its partners are contributing observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the Aug. 23, 2016, magnitude 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in central Italy caused widespread building damage to several towns throughout the region.
PIA20893:
Radar Shows Italy Area Moved 8 Inches by Amatrice Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20892:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 4)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20891:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 3)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20890:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20889:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Chuquicamata, in Chile's Atacama Desert, which is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, by excavated volume.
PIA20973:
Chiquicamata Mine, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-17 Earth Terra
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On Aug. 16, 2016, at around 10:30 a.m., NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted a brush fire ignited in the Cajon Pass east of Los Angeles, just to the west of Interstate 15 known as the Blue Cut Fire.
PIA20888:
Long Smoke Plumes from California's Destructive Blue Cut Fire Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over the island of Madeira on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, where a wildfire spread to the capital city of Funchal.
PIA20887:
Deadly Fires Engulfing Madeira seen by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over the island of Madeira on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, where a wildfire spread to the capital city of Funchal.
PIA20886:
Deadly Fires Engulfing Madeira seen by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-10 Earth Terra
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Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows like many cities in Africa, it has seen phenomenal growth in the last 50 years.
PIA20804:
Lilongwe, Malawi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 2, 2016, just prior to the opening of the Summer Olympic Games. The black asterisk marks the location of the Maracanã Stadium where the opening ceremonies were held.
PIA20885:
Site of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-09 Earth Terra
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The Soberanes fire, in Central California near Big Sur, had grown to more than 67,000 acres when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Aug. 6, 2016.
PIA20725:
Growing Wildfire Near Big Sur, California Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Sand Fire in Southern California. The satellite passed over the region on July 23, 2016.
PIA20724:
NASA's MISR Studies Smoke Plumes from California's Sand Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-02 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft in July, 2016, shows the Sand fire, in the mountains northwest of Los Angeles, CA which burned more than 39,000 acres, destroyed 18 houses, and caused one fatality.
PIA20723:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Aftermath of Destructive Wildfire in LA's Backyard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-01 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 28, 2016, shows The Soberanes fire, in northern California near Big Sur.
PIA20722:
Destructive Wildfire Near Big Sur, California. Captured NASA's Terra Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 27, 2016, shows the Lava Mountain fire in Wyoming where several small towns have been evacuated.
PIA20721:
Wyoming Wildfire Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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Clew Bay is in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It contains Ireland's best example of sunken glacial drumlins. This image was acquired May 31, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18670:
Clew Bay, Ireland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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The Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley area of Southern California erupted on Friday, July 22, 2016, and rapidly grew to more than 37,000 acres. These images are from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA20720:
Smoke from California's Sand and Soberanes Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this this view of Typhoon Nepartak on July 7, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. local time. On the left is an image from the nadir (vertical pointing) camera, which shows the central portion of Nepartak and the storm's eye.
PIA20719:
Supertyphoon Nepartak Barreling Toward Taiwan Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Rostov-on-Don, a Russian City on the Don River, 32 kilometers from the Sea of Azov.
PIA20776:
Rostov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-01 Earth Terra
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The Erskine wildfire, northeast of Bakersfield, California, is the state's largest to date in 2016. After starting on June 23, the fire has consumed 47,000 acres. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20741:
Impact of Destructive California Wildfire Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
PIA20717:
California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this view of the San Gabriel Mountains and Los Angeles Basin where have burned more than 4,900 acres since June 20, sending up plumes of smoke visible to many in the Los Angeles basin.
PIA20718:
Southern California Wildfires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-22 Earth Terra
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The Sherpa fire, seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, in Santa Barbara County, CA has burned over 12 square miles since it started on June 15, 2016. Smoke from the fire reached Los Angeles on the weekend.
PIA20734:
Major Wildfire Near Santa Barbara seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Urmia, a saline lake in northwestern Iran.
PIA20637:
Lake Urmia, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
PIA20716:
A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Earth Terra
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Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy, is Europe's most active volcano. In mid-May 2016, Mt. Etna put on a display of lava fountaining, ash clouds and lava flows. Three of the four summit craters were active. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 26, 2016.
PIA14456:
Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows St. Matthew Island, a remote island in the Bering Sea in Alaska.
PIA20622:
St. Matthew Island, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Earth Terra
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The wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray in May 13, 2016 and forced the evacuation of an additional 12,000 residents in the area is seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20586:
Devastating Fort McMurray Wildfire in Canada seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals signs of life in New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu Volcano which has been on a level 1 volcanic alert for some time, indicating minor volcanic unrest.
PIA20665:
Signs of Life in Mighty New Zealand Volcano seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Earth Aqua
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Visualization of the formation and evolution of the Antarctic Vortex (ozone hole) over the South Pole from Sept. 1 to Dec. 4, 2014, created using data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA20664:
Ozone Hole Formation Over South Pole Observed by NASA's AIRS Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Earth Terra
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On May 6, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of devastating wildfires in Alberta Province, Canada, near the city of Fort McMurray which began on May 1, 2016.
PIA20663:
Large Smoke Plumes from Alberta, Canada Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-10 Earth Terra
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The city of Nome lies on the southern Seward Peninsula coast of Alaska, on the Bering Sea, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20610:
Nome, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a perspective view, looking toward the Aso volcanic caldera, which indicates the epicenter with a red star.
PIA20591:
NASA Satellite Shows Site of Devastating Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth ARIA
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This false-color map shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused almost entirely by the earthquakes, during a 42-day interval between two ALOS-2 images acquired on March 7 and April 18, 2016.
PIA20460:
NASA's ARIA Project, JAXA Examine Earth Surface Deformation from Kumamoto, Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Earth Terra
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On March 21, 2016, Torrential rains in the mid-South of the United States in mid-March 2016 produced flooding throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20533:
Persistent Flooding in Louisiana Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a cluster of villages known as Mawsynram in India, which is the current world record holder for the wettest place on earth.
PIA20437:
Mawsynram, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Jason-3
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The U.S./European Jason-3 satellite has produced its first map of sea surface height. El Nino is visible as the red blob in the eastern equatorial Pacific.
PIA20532:
Jason-3 Produces First Global Map of Sea Surface Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-08 Earth OMG
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This image shows a region of the sea floor off the coast of northwest Greenland mapped as part of NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission. The data shown here will be used to understand the pathways by which warm water can reach glacier edges.
PIA20476:
NASA's OMG Mission Maps Sea Floor Depth off Greenland's Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-02 Earth Terra
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In Dec. 2015, one of Nicaragua's largest volcanoes, Momotombo, erupted for the first time since 1905. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing large ash columns and pyroclasitc flows.
PIA20475:
Momotombo's Fury in Nicaragua Captured by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-29 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Beihai, a city in the south of Guangxi, People's republic of China.
PIA20421:
Beihai, Guanxi, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Poyang Lake, which was once China's largest freshwater lake.
PIA20263:
Poyang Lake, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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A protected area within the Nasca World Heritage Site in Peru that has experienced apparent disturbance between two different observations by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR).
PIA20378:
Disturbance on Dirt Roads Crossing Peru's Nasca World Heritage Site seen by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows the Pan-American Highway (upper right), and an unpaved road from the highway to a hilly area used by tourists to view the Peruvian Nasca World Heritage Site geoglyphs.
PIA20377:
Disturbance at Peru's Nasca World Heritage Site seen by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Different visualizations of an area with geometric geoglyphs at the Nasca World Heritage Site in Peru as seen by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR).
PIA20376:
Peruvian Geometric Geoglyphs Detected by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-28 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that created blizzard conditions and coastal flooding during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20372:
Winter Storm Winds on U.S. East Coast, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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These two images from NASA's UAVSAR and Google Earth show the mesa-top site of Peru's Nasca lines World Heritage Site. The data collected will help Peruvian authorities fully catalog the thousand-year-old designs drawn on the ground.
PIA20367:
NASA Radar Brings a New View of World Heritage Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-25 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that led to coastal flooding in southern New Jersey during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of the U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20366:
Winter Storm Winds in Southern New Jersey, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-21 Earth RapidScat
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This image shows monthly average winds for November 2014 and 2015 near the ocean surface as observed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat on the International Space Station.
PIA20365:
NASA's RapidScat Observes El Niño Blowing in the Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 Earth Terra
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This image acquired on Jan. 17, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows major flooding along the Mississippi River, affecting Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee; flood warnings were issued for the area around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PIA20364:
Flooding on the Mississippi River Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the remote town of Yarloop, about 75 miles (120 km) south of the Western Australian capital of Perth, was destroyed as part of a 100,000-acre (405-square km) blaze that started on January 7, 2016.
PIA20363:
Effects of Devastating Australian Bushfires Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost historically active volcano.
PIA20239:
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-07 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 6, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Rosario, Argentina located northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Parana River where the floodplain is still under water or wet.
PIA20295:
Argentine Flooding Observed by NASA Satellite
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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 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in North Africa and the Middle East from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20207:
Cumulative Total Middle East/North Africa Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the South Asia from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20206:
Cumulative Total India Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in South America from 2002-2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20205:
Cumulative Total South America Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the United States from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20204:
Cumulative Total U.S. Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image on Dec. 1, 2015 when Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua, began erupting on Dec. 1, 2015, after more than a century of inactivity.
PIA20203:
Nicaragua Eruption Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 3090x2506x3
This illustration shows Jupiter surrounded by filaments of dark matter called 'hairs,' according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20178:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Jupiter
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Close-up of dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs,' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20177:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Earth -- Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 3090x2506x3
Dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs,' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20176:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Orapa diamond mine, the world's largest diamond mine by area. The mine is located in Botswana.
PIA20104:
Orapa Diamond Mine, Botswana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-14 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2015, a dam at an iron-ore mine in southeastern Brazil burst, sending a wall of water, clay-red mud and debris downstream, overwhelming several villages in the path as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20156:
Flooding at Iron-Ore Mine, SE Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-06 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat's antenna, lower right, was pointed at Hurricane Patricia as the powerful storm approached Mexico on Oct. 23, 2015.
PIA20049:
RapidScat and Hurricane Patricia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cancun, a resort city on the east side of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA20086:
Cancun, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Earth Aquarius
AIRS
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Data taken over three days by NASA's Aqua Satellite from October 14 through 16, and October 26 through 28, shows the high concentration and large extent of the fires over Indonesia are quite apparent.
PIA20042:
Carbon Monoxide in Mid-Troposphere over Indonesia Fires, October 2015
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Earth OCO-2
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Scientists poring over data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission are seeing patterns emerge as they seek answers to questions about atmospheric carbon dioxide.
PIA20039:
NASA Carbon Sleuth Begins Year Two
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-27 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 26, 2015, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of northeastern Afghanistan where a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region.
PIA20035:
Earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat passed over Hurricane Patricia at about 3:00 AM GMT on Oct. 23, 2015. A Hurricane Warning was in effect from San Blas to Punta San Telmo.
PIA20031:
Hurricane Patricia Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-21 Earth Terra
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The worst forest fires in nearly two decades are burning out of control on Borneo, creating the thick blanket of smoke in this Oct. 14, 2015 image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11218:
Borneo on Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-20 Earth Terra
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In the middle of the Arabian desert the city Green Oasis Wadi Al Dawasir is being developed as a new urban center for the Wadi Al Dawasir region of Saudi Arabia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20077:
Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia
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