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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft provided this view of the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona in this image on July 14, 2011. This view looks to the west, with tourist facilities of Grand Canyon Village visible in the upper left.
PIA14897:
A Spacebird's-eye View of the Grand Canyon from NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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Arguably one of America's most magnificent national parks is the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image looking to the northeast, the buildings and roads in the center foreground are Grand Canyon Village.
PIA14896:
NASA Satellite Reveals Grandeur of Arizona's Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-13 Earth Terra
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At 14,505 feet high, Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S., is located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the west side of Owens Valley. The Alabama Hills appear in the foreground of this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14895:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney, the Highest Point in the Contiguous United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Franz Josef Land, an archipelago in the far north of Russia. It consists of 191 islands covering an area of about 200 by 325 km, and has no native inhabitants.
PIA14862:
Franz Josef Land, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-02 Earth Aura
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In mid-March 2011, NASA's Aura spacecraft observed ozone in Earth's stratosphere -- low ozone amounts are shown in purple and grey colors, large amounts of chlorine monoxide are shown in dark blue colors.
PIA14824:
Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Jhudo, Pakistan, and surrounding countryside on Sept. 24, 2011. Torrential monsoon rains in south Asia have displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in India, Pakistan and Thailand.
PIA14792:
NASA Spacecraft Images Severe Flooding in South Asia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite is of Hue, Vietnam. The Perfume River flows through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the inner city.
PIA14554:
Hue, Vietnam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-22 Earth Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth's ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
PIA14786:
NASA's "Salt of the Earth" Aquarius Reveals First Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the only place in the United States where four states come together: the four corners area in the western U.S. At a barren, desert location, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico share a common point.
PIA14766:
Four Corners, United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-13 Earth Terra
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The tri-county Riley Road wildfire burning in Texas north of Houston was 85 percent contained when NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Sept. 12, 2011. Burned areas are dark gray and black; vegetation red; and bare ground and roads light gray.
PIA14771:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-09 Earth Terra
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Brown and tan muddy water flows down the Hudson River are seen in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Sept. 1, 2011. After the torrential rains from Hurricane Irene, many rivers in the eastern United States were filled with sediment.
PIA14770:
NASA Spacecraft Images Hudson River Flooding from Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-07 Earth Terra
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As the remains of Tropical Storm Lee passed over Louisiana on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, strong, gusty winds on the western side of the storm stoked fires throughout eastern Texas as seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14769:
NASA's MISR Sees Wind-Whipped Fires in East Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of La Chaux-de-Fonds, a Swiss city in the Jura Mountains, founded in 1656.
PIA14767:
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-29 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows unusually heavy rains over the upper Mekong River in Laos and Thailand that led to severe flooding in Cambodia in mid-August 2011. The city of Phnom Penh is at the bottom center of the image.
PIA14765:
NASA Spacecraft Images Cambodian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-28 Earth Aqua
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This infrared image of Hurricane Irene from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was taken at 2:47 a.m. EDT on Aug. 28. The storm's coldest cloud top temperatures and intense rains are shown in purples and blues.
PIA14743:
NASA Satellite Shows a Mean Irene's Fury
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth OSCAT
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This ISRO-NASA-JPL-Caltech collaborative image shows ocean wind vector data from ISRO's OceanSat 2 spacecraft of Hurricane Irene which made landfall early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, just west of Cape Lookout, NC.
PIA14742:
NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Irene while it was just north of the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2011. At the time, Irene was a category three hurricane making landfall in North Carolina on the morning of Aug. 27 as a category one hurricane.
PIA14741:
NASA's MISR Sees Cloud Heights at Top of Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-24 Earth QuakeSim
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. was widely felt up and down the East Coast of the United States. This computer model is a QuakeSim model image overlaid on a Google Earth image.
PIA13950:
Computer Model Estimates Permanent Ground Motions from the Aug. 23, 2011 Magnitude 5.8 Virginia Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 Earth 455x256x3
This frame from an animation shows the motion of ice in Antarctica as measured by satellite data from various space agencies. The colors represent the speed of the ice flows in meters per year.
PIA14557:
Flow of Ice Across Antarctica Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 Earth 1192x1192x3
This image is the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antartica. The thick black lines delineate major ice divides. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica's interior are also outlined in black.
PIA14556:
NASA Research Leads to First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Carrizo Plain, located northwest of Los Angeles, CA. It is one of the easiest places to see surface fractures of the San Andreas Fault, evident as it crosses the image from lower right to upper left
PIA14555:
Carrizo Plain, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-06 Earth Juno
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This image of Earth (at left) and the moon (at right) was taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft as part of a checkout of the probe's instruments following launch.
PIA18427:
Juno's Post-launch view of Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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 This image comes from observations of Horowitz crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14475:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Horowitz Crater (Eight-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Earth Aqua
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Tropical Storm Emily continues its march toward Hispaniola, which it is expected to reach later on Aug. 3. NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image 1:53 p.m. EDT on Aug. 3, with the storm located south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
PIA14516:
NASA Image Captures Emily's Trek Toward Hispaniola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Earth Terra
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This image of Western Cape, South Africa was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25.
PIA14489:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25: Western Cape, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-02 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft continues to track the gradual organization of Tropical Storm Emily, as seen in this image taken Aug. 2, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. EDT. At that time, the storm was located about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PIA14515:
NASA Image Shows a Slightly Stronger Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-02 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Principality of Liechtenstein, a landlocked alpine country between Austria and Switzerland.
PIA14514:
Principality of Liechtenstein
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-29 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft passed over Tropical Storm Don at 8:17 UTC (1:17 a.m. EDT) on July 29, 2011. Texas is experiencing exceptional drought conditions; Tropical Storm Don may bring relief.
PIA14499:
NASA Satellite Tracks Texas-Bound Tropical Storm Don
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-28 Earth Aqua
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Surface relative humidity anomalies in percent, during July 2011 compared to the average surface relative humidity over the previous eight years, as measured by NASA's Aqua instrument AIRS. The driest areas are shown in oranges and reds.
PIA14488:
NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-26 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft has illustrated surface air and skin temperature for the period from July 16-24, showing movement of a dome of heat across the eastern two-thirds of the country. See More Details for the movies.
PIA14480:
NASA AIRS Movies Show Evolution of U.S. 2011 Heat Wave Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth SMAP
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This image, created at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), shows the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, specifically depicting how the scanning antenna will fly in space and the swath coverage over the Earth.
PIA14392:
SMAP Flys over Earth (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-12 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Located in Katmai National Park, Alaska, the park is filled with ash flows from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta.
PIA14391:
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-07 Earth Terra
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This image of Africa's Nabro volcano in Eritrea was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 6, 2011. Ash plumes sent into the stratosphere disrupted air traffic in Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan.
PIA14390:
Africa's Nabro Volcano Spews a Fiery Brew in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth 361x252x3
Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010
PIA14385:
Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA's OSTIM/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, on June 11, 2010, shows that Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.
PIA14383:
La Niņa's Exit Leaves Climate Forecasts in Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth Terra
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Nabro volcano in the African nation of Eritrea began erupting June 12, 2011, the first-ever recorded eruption of this stratovolcano. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 5, 2011.
PIA14382:
NASA Spacecraft Capture's Nabro Volcano's Continuing Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Republic of Seychelles, an island country with an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean.
PIA14289:
Republic of Seychelles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Wallow fire in Arizona on June 21, 2011; vegetation appears in red, bare ground in shades of tan, burned areas in black and very-dark red; and smoke from the active fire front appears gray.
PIA14285:
NASA Spacecraft Monitors Continuing Burn of Arizona's Largest-Ever Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Earth Terra
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Nabro volcano, Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa, began erupting June 12, 2011, the first-ever recorded eruption of this stratovolcano. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 19, 2011.
PIA14280:
NASA Spacecraft Captures First Recorded Eruption of Volcano in Africa's Horn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-17 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On June 14, 2011, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this image showing ash-rich volcanic plume billowing out of the vent, punching through a low cloud layer. The plume's grey color is a reflection of its ash content.
PIA14278:
NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft Images Chile's Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Earth Terra
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The Espanola wildfire had consumed more than 4,300 acres when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 16, 2011, over Flagler County, Fla.
PIA14277:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Florida Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-14 Earth Terra
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Southern Chile's Puyehue volcano came to life on June 4, 2011, after decades of dormancy. Winds spread the ash column eastward over neighboring Argentina, leading to the evacuation of thousands of residents. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14272:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Fury of Disruptive Chilean Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-14 Earth Terra
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The Mar. 11, 2011, Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami devastated a large extent of the northeastern Japan coast, and virtually erased many villages and cities from the map. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Sendai on Mar. 14, 2011.
PIA14271:
Tohoku Tsunami Debris, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 Fires burning in Arizona. The data were acquired mid-morning on June 7, 2011. Nearly 10 distinct bluish-colored smoke plumes can be seen blowing toward the upper right (northeast).
PIA14270:
Arizona Wildfires Burn Out of Control
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-31 Earth Terra
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On May 30, 2011, a week after an EF-5 tornado swept through the city of Joplin, Mo, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image showing the track of the deadly tornado through the city (shown horizontally in green-blue).
PIA14174:
ASTER Sees Path of Destruction from Joplin, Mo. Tornado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-28 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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NASA's AIRS Sees Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Iceland's Grímsvötn Volcano
PIA14173:
NASA's AIRS Sees Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Iceland's Grímsvötn Volcano Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Republic of Singapore, a city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. An island country made up of 63 islands, the country is largely urbanized with very little rain forest left.
PIA14167:
Singapore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland's volcanoes, which began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time (1730 UTC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011, east of the capital city of Reykjavik.
PIA14161:
Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water flow after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, a flood control structure along the western bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, to ease flooding along levee systems on May 14, 2011.
PIA14155:
NASA Images Mississippi River Flooding in Louisiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-16 Earth Terra
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At the time NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, the Mississippi River had reached a level of 53 feet (16.2 meters), 3 feet (1 meter) above the major flood stage. Flood water had already inundated parts of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
PIA14151:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Mississippi Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the resultant flooding of farmland west of the Mississippi 20 miles south of the Mississippi River levee breach. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detonated explosives at the Birds Point levee near Wyatt, Missouri, on May 2, 2011.
PIA14147:
ASTER Images Flooding from Mississippi River Levee Breach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-10 Earth Terra
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Surrounding the town of El Ejido, Almeria Province, southern Spain is a sea of greenhouses, stretching for tens of kilometers as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14146:
Almeria, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-06 Earth Terra
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From April 25-28, 2011, one of the largest outbreaks of tornadoes ever recorded ripped across the Southern, Midwestern and Eastern United States. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the scar the tornado left across Birmingham, Alabama.
PIA14143:
ASTER Images Aftermath of U.S. Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 30, 2011, showing flooding along the Mississippi River at its junction with the Des Moines River near Keokuk, Iowa.
PIA14137:
ASTER Images Midwest Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-04 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 1, 2011, shows more than 314,000 acres burned in west Texas. The 2011 fire season in Texas is of historic proportions.
PIA14136:
ASTER Images Record Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-27 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Aaland archipelago at the mouth of the Gulf of Bothnia which belongs to Finland, though it enjoys autonomy from Helsinki and locals speak Swedish.
PIA14088:
Aaland Archipelago, Finland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the annual spring thaw in the upper Midwest is underway. Snow-covered ground contrasts with the dark tones of water under broken cloud cover. Along the Red River in North Dakota, floodwaters are moving northward into Canada.
PIA14045:
NASA Satellite Images Annual Spring Thaw, Red River, North Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-18 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the storms on April 16, 2011 showing very cold, high cloud tops of the strong thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes in North Carolina and Virginia.
PIA14042:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Images April 16, 2011 Severe Storm/Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the City of Luxembourg, one of Europe's greatest fortified states. With a population of about 90,000, the city is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
PIA14035:
Luxembourg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-06 Earth Terra
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This image of the Mountain Pass rare open-pit earth mine was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft in southeastern California near the Nevada border.
PIA13979:
Mountain Pass Mine, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image, called a coseismic interferogram, using satellite data from the European Space Agency's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13976:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake (Google Overlay)
PIA13975:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake (Google Overlay)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-24 Earth Terra
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Located 600 km south of Algiers, Algeria in the heart of the Sahara Desert, the five ksour (fortified villages) of the M'Zab Valley form an extraordinarily homogenous ensemble in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13945:
M'zab Valley, Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-20 Earth Terra
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This image pair from NASA's Terra spacecraft includes the area around the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power facility and extends northward along the coast.
PIA13937:
MISR Images Lingering Floods from Tohoku-oki Earthquake Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-15 Earth Terra
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This before-and-after image pair acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft of the Japan coastal cities of Ofunato and Kesennuma reveals changes to the landscape that are likely due to the effects of the tsunami on March 11, 2011. The new image is on the left.
PIA13915:
NASA's ASTER Images More Effects of Japan Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This images, acquired on March 12, 2011 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows a large smoke plume that appears to be associated either with the Shiogama incident or Sendai port fires. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13914:
Large Smoke Plume from Industrial Fires in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The extent of inundation from the destructive and deadly tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011, magnitude 8.9 earthquake centered off Japan's northeastern coast east of the city of Sendai is revealed in this image pair from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13913:
NASA's MISR Images Tsunami Inundation Along Japan's Eastern Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission imaged Sendai, the capital city of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck offshore on Mar. 11. 2011.
PIA13912:
NASA Radar Image Shows Topography of Sendai, Japan Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Earth ARIA
X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image using COSMO-SkyMed radar data, depicts the relative deformation of Earth's surface at Kilauea between Feb. 11, 2011 and March 7, 2011 (two days following the start of the current eruption).
PIA13910:
INSAR Images Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
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L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA Radar Captures Earth Deformation from 2010 Baja Calif. Quake
PIA13902:
NASA Radar Captures Earth Deformation from 2010 Baja Calif. Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Feb. 25, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of a large ash-laden eruption plume drifting towards the northeast from Kizimen volcano, an isolated stratovolcano, in Kamchatka, Russia.
PIA13888:
Kizimen Volcano, Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Feb. 23, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region on New Zealand's South Island; this region was rocked by a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake.
PIA13882:
NASA Spacecraft Images Region Devastated by New Zealand Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows an area outside of Bogota, Colombia, one of the country's two major flower growing areas.
PIA13852:
Bogota, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-04 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Tropical Cyclone Yasi Spins Through Australia's Interior
PIA13838:
Tropical Cyclone Yasi Spins Through Australia's Interior
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-03 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Yasi's Fury Rakes Northeastern Australia
PIA13836:
Yasi's Fury Rakes Northeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Shown here is the latest infrared image of Yasi from NASA's Aqua satellite, taken on Feb. 1, 2011. A distinct eye is visible, and the outer bands of the storm can be seen nearing the Australian coast.
PIA13834:
Monster Cyclone Yasi Eyes Australia in NASA Image
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Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite Jan. 31 shows thickening clouds along a developing intense front in the plains and Midwestern states that will produce excessive snow, freezing rain, sleet, and wind in those areas.
PIA13831:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Data on Monster Winter Storm Affecting 30 States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-27 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This nighttime thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shiveluch volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula; the bright, hot summit lava dome is evident in the center of the image.
PIA13827:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Fury of Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Arkhangelsk (or Archangel in English) and administrative capital of Archangelsk Oblast, Russia. It is situated on both banks of the Dvina River near where it flows into the White Sea.
PIA13824:
Arkhangelsk, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Jan. 21, 2011, the NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the flooding along the Balonne River and the town of Surat in southeastern Queensland, Australia.
PIA13812:
NASA Images Illustrate Extent of Australia's Flooding Woes
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On Jan. 18, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this 3-D perspective image of the city of Nova Friburgo, Brazil. A week of torrential rains triggered a series of deadly mudslides and floods. More details about this image at the Photojournal.
PIA13815:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Image of Brazil Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On January 17, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundation west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
PIA13810:
NASA Satellite Images Flooding Near Brisbane, Australia
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ASTER
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On Jan. 14, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of St. George, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in northeastern Australia caused the Balonne River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13785:
ASTER Images Continuing Flooding in Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Jizzax Province in eastern Uzbekistan, one of the main agricultural regions of the country. Uzbekistan is the world's sixth largest producer and second-largest exporter of cotton.
PIA13777:
Jizzax Province, Uzbekistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-07 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 7, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in NE Australia caused the Fitzroy River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13775:
Flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-17 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on Dec. 9, 2010 and shows Israel's Carmel region near the city of Haifa where a deadly forest fire raged from Dec.3 to Dec.6, 2010; the burned areas appear in dark gray.
PIA13732:
Fire in Haifu, Israel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a northwest area of Saudi Arabia, Harrat Lunayyir, that reveals that the area is unexpectedly volcanically active.
PIA13722:
Harrat Lunayyir, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Earth Terra
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SP Crater, a volcanic cone and flow in Arizona, is visible in this image obtained by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13700:
SP Crater, Arizona
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This perspective view from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the magnificent natural landscape of Salzkammergut, Austria.
PIA13640:
Hallstatt, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft of Merapi's continuing eruption has been processed to reveal the dominant presence of volcanic ash in the eruption plume and clouds, displayed in dark red. The warm volcanic flow appears bright.
PIA13634:
ASTER Images Merapi's Continuing Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This stereo view of terrestrial rocks combines two images taken by a testing twin of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13585:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This close-up view of a stone found in San Diego was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13584:
Test Close-Up of Earth Cobble by Mars Camera
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MAHLI
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This view of terrestrial rocks was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13583:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera
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MAHLI
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Nov. 8, 2010, the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured an image of the hot volcanic flows from Merapi volcano that resulted from continued collapse of the summit lava dome, and the ensuing release of ash plumes.
PIA13607:
Merapi Volcano Continues its Destructive Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the Khyber Pass, a mountain pass that links Afghanistan and Pakistan. Throughout its history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia.
PIA13605:
Khyber Pass, Afghanistan-Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the hot volcanic flow that resulted from collapse of the summit lava dome from the Merapi volcano in Indonesia that erupted on Oct. 26, 2010.
PIA13567:
Merapi Volcano, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex put into place a set of support legs to help hold up a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna' on May 4, 2010.
PIA13560:
Mars Antenna Gets Legs
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Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex prepare a support leg that would help raise a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13559:
Prepping a Support Leg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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As part of a major refurbishment for the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, a stringer box is lowered into place.
PIA13558:
Stringer Box Going In
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