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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-29 Earth Terra
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North Korea's state news agency reported the country is facing its worst drought in a century. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows how rice-growing provinces have been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies are parching up.
PIA19501:
North Korea Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shasta Lake in northern California, which has an area of 12,000 ha, making it the state's largest reservoir.
PIA19492:
Lake Shasta, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-16 Earth GRACE
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UC Irvine studies using NASA GRACE data find a third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human use, despite little data about how much water remains.
PIA19685:
Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2015, Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 11, 2015, after the eruption had quieted.
PIA18564:
NASA Spacecraft Peers Into the Mouth of the Galapagos' Wolf Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Two members of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Detachment work on recovering the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
PIA19684:
Saucer Shoal: LDSD Recovery off Kauai
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Many members of Team RoboSimian and a few guests gather with competition hardware at a 'Meet the Robots' event during the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, California, on June 6, 2015.
PIA19329:
Team RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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The spindly appearance of JPL's RoboSimian was somewhat unique among competitors in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, as most were bipedal walkers.
PIA19328:
RoboSimian at DARPA Robotics Challenge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Following each competition run, spectators at the event were able to get a close-up look at the robot competitors and meet the teams who built them.
PIA19327:
Meeting RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Using a cordless power drill, RoboSimian cuts a hole into a panel of drywall to complete one of the tasks in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19326:
RoboSimian Cuts Hole in Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian drives a four-wheeled vehicle through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19325:
RoboSimian Driving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian exits its vehicle following a brief drive through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19324:
RoboSimian Exits Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
PIA19683:
LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Earth Terrestrial Planet Finder
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This image, acquired June 1, 2015 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows evidence of the excessive water caused by widespread flooding from torrential rains. Located south of San Antonio, the Nueces River was one of many that overflowed its banks.
PIA19681:
NASA Spacecraft Views Aftermath of Texas Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 Earth Terra
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In southern Syria, the Azraq-Wadi as Sirhan Depression is the site of young volcanic activity, producing an extensive basaltic volcanic field, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19479:
Lava Field, Syria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
PIA19475:
NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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Southern U.S. SMAP soil moisture retrievals from April 27, 2015, when severe storms were affecting Texas.
PIA19338:
Southern U.S. Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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High-resolution global soil moisture map from NASA SMAP's combined radar and radiometer instruments, acquired between May 4 and May 11, 2015 during SMAP's commissioning phase.
PIA19337:
High-Resolution Global Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-13 Earth Terra
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Situated 1670 km northeast of Sydney, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Norfolk Island, an Australian Territory.
PIA19463:
Norfolk Island, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth ARIA
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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.
PIA14710:
New ALOS-2 Damage Map Assists 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA17799:
The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth 1041x694x3
A nighttime shot shows some of the antennas of the Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array in California, with the center of our galaxy in the background.
PIA19336:
Scanning the Radio Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-07 Earth ARIA
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This false-color map from NASA's ARIA project shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused almost entirely by the magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA14708:
Radar Shows Kathmandu Area Uplifted 5 Feet by Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-07 Earth Aqua
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This frame from a movie shows alternating day and nighttime views of the plume of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by Calbuco, as observed by NASA's AIRS instrument onbpard NASA's Aqua spacecraft, from April 22 to May 4, 2015.
PIA19385:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Transport of Sulfur Dioxide from Chilean Volcanic Eruption (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Earth SMAP
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These maps of global soil moisture were created using data from the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory. Evident are regions of increased soil moisture and flooding during April, 2015.
PIA17798:
SMAP's Radiometer Captures Views of Global Soil Moisture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Earth ARIA
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Using a combination of GPS-measured ground motion data, satellite radar data, and seismic observations, scientists have constructed preliminary estimates of how much April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal moved below Earth's surface.
PIA19384:
NASA/Caltech Team Images Nepal Quake Fault Rupture, Surface Movements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Earth ARIA
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This false-color map shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused almost entirely by the 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal during a 70-day interval between two ALOS-2 images, acquired February 21 and May 2, 2015.
PIA19383:
NASA's ARIA Project Provides New Look at Earth Surface Deformation from Nepal Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-02 Earth ARIA
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This deformation map from NASA's ARIA project shows surface displacements around Kathmandu, the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA19535:
NASA's ARIA Project Maps Deformation of Earth's Surface from Nepal Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-01 Earth ARIA
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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 2015-04-29 Earth SMAP
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The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed.
PIA11399:
NASA SMAP Images Show Progression of Spring Thaw in Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth C-SAR Sensor
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image-pair shows relative deformation of the Earth's surface when nn April 22-23, 2015, significant explosive eruptions occurred at Calbuco volcano, Chile.
PIA11434:
Ground Deformation from Chilean Volcanic Eruption Shown by Satellite Radar Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 Earth Terra
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The April 18, 2015 eruption of Calbuco Volcano in Chile, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, led to the evacuation of thousands of citizens near the summit, blanketed nearby towns with a layer of ash, and disrupted air traffic.
PIA19382:
Chilean Volcanic Eruption Nighttime View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.
PIA19435:
Turtle Mtns., ND
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Earth 1271x679x3
This simulated image shows how a cloud of glitter in geostationary orbit would be illuminated and controlled by two laser beams. As the cloud orbits Earth, grains scatter the sun's light at different angles like many tiny prisms.
PIA19318:
Orbiting Rainbows Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth RapidScat
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On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.
PIA18059:
NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones
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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
PIA18058:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map
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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 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights NASA JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on global and regional water resources. Water is crucial to life.
PIA18056:
Water & Energy Cycles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research in sea level rise and variability -- key measures of ocean circulation and global climate change.
PIA18055:
Sea Level Rise & Variability
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on volcanoes, fires, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, floods and hurricanes.
PIA18054:
Natural Hazards
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights the JPL cubesat missions. NASA's CubeSat Programs provide opportunities for small satellite systems to fly as auxiliary payloads on planned missions.
PIA18053:
CubeSats
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights the JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on the carbon cycle and ecosystem interactions as measured from space.
PIA18052:
Carbon & Ecosystems
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth AVIRIS
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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California
PIA19361:
NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth LIDAR
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These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.
PIA19360:
Before-and-After LIDAR Images from 2014 King Fire in El Dorado National Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Earth Terra
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The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19355:
Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, Continued Activity seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-02 Earth Terra
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On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.
PIA19268:
California Solar Farms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-31 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
PIA19149:
Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-16 Earth Terra
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In southern California, the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for 33% of the nation's containerized imports. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the large backlog of waiting cargo ships being slowly unloaded.
PIA19249:
Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors, CA
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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 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.
PIA19315:
AquaSimian Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.
PIA19314:
Surrogate Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.
PIA19313:
RoboSimian 'Disaster Relief' Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ilopango, a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador.
PIA19237:
Lake Ilopango, El Salvador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Prince Patrick Island, which is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is the westernmost Elizabeth Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
PIA19222:
Prince Patrick Island, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-19 Earth Terra
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Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19297:
Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Captured in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-13 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows what may be ancient Rome's greatest engineering achievement: Portus. Built in the first century A.D., Portus was Rome's principal maritime harbor.
PIA19209:
Portus, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Antikythera, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. With a population of 44, its main settlement is the port of Patamos.
PIA19032:
Antikythera Island, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-22 Earth SPIDER
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Prior to launch, the team laid out the parachute and hang lines in front of SPIDER, seen in the distance. The long-duration balloon that would carry SPIDER into the sky is attached to the end of the parachute shown here in the foreground.
PIA19177:
SPIDER Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is being prepared for liftoff. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 29.
PIA19137:
Sunset at Vandenberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is lifted up the side of a mobile service tower for mating to its Delta II rocket.
PIA19136:
Going Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is transported across Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Space Launch Complex 2, where it will be mated to a Delta II rocket for launch, targeted for Jan. 29.
PIA19135:
Satellite in a Can
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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In the Astrotech payload processing facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians secure a transportation canister around NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft for its move to the launch pad.
PIA19134:
SMAP Gets Ready to Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth's surface during each orbit is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers).
PIA19133:
Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
PIA19132:
NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Kailash, a peak in the Kailas Range in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest Asian rivers: the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej and the Karnali.
PIA19013:
Mt. Kailash, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
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This map shows solar-induced fluorescence, a plant process that occurs during photosynthesis, from Aug. through Oct. 2014 as measured by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18935:
Global Solar-Induced Fluorescence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
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Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, as recorded by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18934:
Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Robotics researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, stand with robots RoboSimian and Surrogate, both built at JPL.
PIA18793:
The JPL Team Behind RoboSimian and Surrogate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Surrogate, nicknamed 'Surge,' is a robot designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18792:
JPL's Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian is an ape-like robot that moves around on four limbs designed. It was designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18791:
RoboSimian Gets Ready for Competition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian and Surrogate are robots that were designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18790:
JPL's RoboSimian and Surrogate Robots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This series of images reconstructs the geology of the region around Mars' Mount Sharp, where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed and is now driving. The images were taken on Earth and have been altered for the illustration.
PIA19078:
Sediment Accumulation in Dry and Wet Periods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ellesmere Island, which is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, with the most northerly point of land in Canada.
PIA18966:
Ellesmere Island, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Mackay, the largest of hundreds of ephemeral lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and is the second largest lake in Australia.
PIA18764:
Lake Mackay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat ocean wind scatterometer viewed Hurricane Ana as it approached Hawaii. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2014, RapidScat observed Ana seven times. This frame is from a movie containing multiple days of observation.
PIA18834:
Hurricane Ana Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Earth Terra
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Our planet emits energy as thermal infrared radiation at wavelengths we cannot normally see but can feel -- for example, if we stand close to a hot surface. This map is from NASA's ASTER GED.
PIA18833:
NASA Spacecraft Maps Earth's Global Emissivity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Cameroon, an active volcano in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. It is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, rising over 4,000 meters, with more than 100 small cinder cones.
PIA18825:
Mount Cameroon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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Launched Sept. 21, 2014, to the International Space Station, NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the International Space Station-RapidScat scatterometer to measure global ocean near-surface wind speeds and directions.
PIA18824:
NASA's New RapidScat Breezes Into Operation Aboard Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This trio of images depicts satellite observations of declining water storage in California as seen by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites in June 2002 (left), June 2008 (center) and June 2014 (right).
PIA18816:
NASA's GRACE Sees a Drying California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This image shows NASA's OCO-2 measurements of carbon dioxide levels over Pasadena and the northern Los Angeles basin on Sept. 5, 2014. Each colored dot represents a single measurement of the greenhouse gas made during an overflight of the area.
PIA18815:
Validating Carbon Dioxide Measurements from NASA's OCO-2 Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-25 Earth Terra
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Since the end of August 2014, Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been pouring out lava from a growing fissure. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the flows have been accompanied by spectacular lava fountains.
PIA18814:
Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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A site in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania reveals the difference between NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model data as originally released in 2004 (left) and as now released at full resolution in 2014 (right).
PIA18813:
Tanzania Images Highlight Improvements in Full-Resolution SRTM Africa Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Faroe Islands, an archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, comprising 18 major islands.
PIA18723:
Faroe Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Terra
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On June 27, 2014, a new vent opened on Hawaii's Puu Oo vent, on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the hot lava flow in white, extending about 11 miles (17 kilometers) from the vent.
PIA18812:
Progress of Hawaii Lava Flow Tracked by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's European Jason-2 satellite shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events.
PIA17809:
The Fickle El Niño of 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On Sept. 8, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, which has been in continuous eruption since 1983. New lava flows can be seen.
PIA18211:
Hawaii Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (P-K), which is the administrative, cultural, scientific and economic center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA18710:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
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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 2014-09-04 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Napa county northeast of San Francisco, California, on Aug. 24, 2014. NASA satellite data reveal ground defomation.
PIA18798:
NASA Analyses of Global Positioning System Data and Italian Radar Satellite Data Reveal Napa Quake Ground Deformation
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Add Image to Favorite List 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 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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This image shows Iceland's volcanic eruption monitored by NASA's EO-1 spacecraft. To the south is the edge of Dyngjujökull and to the north is the volcano called Askja.
PIA18799:
Iceland Volcanic Eruption Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth E-DECIDER
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A NASA-funded disaster decision support system, provided a number of rapid response map data products to decision makers at the California Earthquake Clearinghouse following its activation for the Aug. 24, 2014 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California
PIA18797:
NASA's E-DECIDER Rapid Disaster Decision Support Products
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 1, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. This false-color image that emphasizes the hottest areas of the vent and resulting lava flows.
PIA18796:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Iceland Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-02 Earth Aqua
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In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.
PIA18795:
2013 Yosemite Fire Assessed by NASA Satellite Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth 1537x2148x3
The Surrogate robot ('Surge'), built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA., is being developed in order to extend humanity's reach into hazardous environments to perform tasks such as using environmental test equipment.
PIA18667:
Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the world's largest bauxite mine found near Weipa, Queensland, Australia. The rich aluminum deposits were first recognized on the end of the Cape York Peninsula in 1955, and mining began in 1960.
PIA18686:
Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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