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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010, to capture this stereo anaglyph generated from the nadir and 46-degree forward-viewing cameras of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to vie
PIA13051:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010 (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-19 Earth Terra
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On Monday, April 19, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this image of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
PIA13049:
NASA Satellite Tracks Continued Eruption of Iceland Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On Saturday, April 17, 2010, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this pair of images of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the left, new black ash deposits are visible on the ground.
PIA13048:
NASA Satellite Eyes Iceland Volcano Cauldron
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows ash plumes from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland stretching over the North Atlantic; the volcano erupted on April 14, 2010 bringing closure to major airports in Europe.
PIA13047:
Ash from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland Stretches over the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
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On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.
PIA13046:
NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the planned city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, with a population of about 3.6 million for its metropolitan area.
PIA13045:
Brasilia, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the volcano on April 15, capturing this image of the ash plume. The image shows the ash cloud being carried over the Shetland Islands and onward to Europe.
PIA13041:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Ash Cloud from Icelandic Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows where a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in Mexico's Baja, California at shallow depth along the principal plate boundary between the North American and Pacific plates on April 4, 2010.
PIA13027:
NASA Satellite Imagery Shows Sparse Population of Region Near Baja, California Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this perspective view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13016:
Baja Earthquake, Radar Image and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (118.1 MB)     JPEG (5.532 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this combined radar image and topographic view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13015:
Baja Earthquake Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Terra
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Sheveluch Volcano in Kamchatka, Siberia, is one of the frequently active volcanoes located in eastern Siberia. In this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, brownish ash covers the southern part of the mountain, under an ash-laden vertical eruption plume.
PIA13010:
Sheveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Earth Terra
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In this simulated natural color image of Huron, South Dakota, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 20, 2010, frozen lakes and ponds appear blue, bare fields are tan, and fields with minor vegetation are gray-green.
PIA12878:
Huron, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-2 oceanography satellite show a weakening of trade winds in western and central equatorial Pacific during late-January through February has triggered yet another strong, eastward-moving Kelvin wave.
PIA12962:
El Niño's Last Stand?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth Aura
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NASA's Aura spacecraft sees El Niño's effects on the atmosphere. An El Niño is characterized by an abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
PIA12961:
NASA's Aura Sees El Niño's Effects on the Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-08 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired 11-05-2007 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the city of Chateaubriant, France, surrounded by very old farmsteads. The surrounding countryside presents an interesting pattern of randomly oriented, small individual farmsteads.
PIA12866:
Chateaubriant, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12864:
Coastal Chile (Perspective View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This color-coded shaded relief view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12863:
Coastal Chile (Shaded Relief View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 12, 2010, the 21st Winter Olympic Games opened in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 29, 2008.
PIA12838:
Vancouver Olympic Site Captures a Gold for Natural Grandeur
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of St. Anthony's, the world's oldest Christian monastery, settled in the remote mountainous area of eastern Egypt near the Red Sea.
PIA12506:
St. Anthony's Monastery, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 Earth UAVSAR
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NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) captured this false-color composite image of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the surrounding region on Jan. 27, 2010.
PIA12503:
NASA Airborne Radar Captures Its First Images of Post-Quake Haiti
Full Resolution:     TIFF (102.7 MB)     JPEG (6.338 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
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In this image, taken by NASA's Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.
PIA12502:
Lagoons of New Caledonia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captures a clear sky image of the region of the recent Haiti earthquake.
PIA12498:
ASTER Captures Clear Sky Image of Haiti Earthquake Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-18 Earth Terra
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An instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a simulated natural color image of the Port-au-Prince, Haiti, area, two days after a devastating earthquake.
PIA12495:
Haiti Earthquake Landslides
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.06 MB)     JPEG (1.889 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010.
PIA12494:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.41 MB)     JPEG (599.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a stereoscopic view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12493:
Southern Haiti Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Hispianola. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on Haiti on January 12, 2010.
PIA12492:
Hispaniola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard Terra, shows Kerch, one of the most ancient cities of the Ukraine.
PIA12487:
Kerch, Ukraine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The most recent sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the continued eastward progression of a strong wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave, now approaching South America.
PIA12404:
El Niño Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-08 Earth Terra
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The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China, and the sixth longest in the world and makes many dramatic shifts over time. This image was taken with the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft in 2009.
PIA12472:
Yellow River Delta, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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ElNiño is experiencing a late-fall resurgence. Sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the equatorial Pacific has triggered a wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave.
PIA12326:
El Niño Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-10 Earth Terra
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This image shows JPL's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 as it passed over Hurricane Ida while situated between western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA12349:
MISR High-Resolution, Cross-Track Winds for Hurricane Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 Earth Aqua
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Created with data acquired by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument during July 2009 this image shows large-scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA12339:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-02 Earth Terra
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The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys west of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. They are so named because of their extremely low humidity and lack of snow and ice cover. This image was acquired December 8, 2002 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12461:
Dry Valleys, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Pools of warm water known as Kelvin waves can be seen traveling eastward along the equator (black line) in this image from the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite.
PIA12334:
Waves That Feed El Niños
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Earth Terra
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Sault Ste. Marie is the name of two cities on Saint Mary's River, separating Canada and the State of Michigan in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 10, 2007.
PIA12460:
Sault Ste. Marie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Timbuktu in the West African Nation of Mali, about 15 km north of the Niger River, at the intersection of an east-west and a north-south Trans Saharan trade route across the Sahara.
PIA12305:
Timbuktu, Mali
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-02 Earth Terra
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The Guiberson Fire in Ventura County, west of Los Angeles, burned more than 16,000 acres (25 square miles) before firefighters were able to contain the blaze on Sept. 28, 2009. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12250:
Guiberson Fire, Ventura County, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.255 MB)     JPEG (535.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savai’i and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.61 MB)     JPEG (322 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA11965:
American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.17 MB)     JPEG (156.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-25 Earth Terra
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Powerful winds and dry conditions caused a massive blanket of dust from Australia's Outback to spread eastward across Queensland and New South Wales. This image was acquired on September 22, 2009 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12240:
Massive Dust Storm over Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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A major dust storm moved across the eastern and northeastern regions of Australia on Sept. 23, 2009, out towards the Pacific as seen by NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12239:
Australia's Red Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 Earth Terra
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Shenzhen is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, immediately north of Hong Kong, and located in the Pearl River Delta. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12304:
Shenzhen, PRC
Full Resolution:     TIFF (61.68 MB)     JPEG (4.722 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12199:
Station Fire Burns in the San Gabriel Mountains Above Los Angeles
Full Resolution:     TIFF (31.86 MB)     JPEG (2.289 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.
PIA12198:
CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.777 MB)     JPEG (143.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-08 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire, burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12197:
Extent of Station Fire Burn Seen in New NASA Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite took this anaglyph of several pyrocumulus clouds, created by the Station Fire, visible above the smoke plumes rising from the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12196:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California (Anaglyph)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.467 MB)     JPEG (90.65 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Aqua
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Carbon monoxide in the smoke from the Station fire was lofted high into the atmosphere, where it was observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA12195:
Concentration and Transport of Carbon Monoxide from the California Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The world's largest solar power tower recently began operating outside Seville, Spain -- and it marks a historic moment in the saga of renewable energy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12303:
Solar Power, Seville, Spain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.604 MB)     JPEG (314.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around Québec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
PIA12189:
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this Aug. 30 image of smoke plumes from the Station and other wildfires burning throughout Southern California.
PIA12190:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-27 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.
PIA12179:
Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-18 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, shows Lhasa, the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
PIA12177:
Lhasa, Tibet, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 Earth Aura
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This vertical profile view from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura satellite depicts the distribution of water vapor molecules over Earth's tropics across one transect of the satellite's orbit on January 6, 2006.
PIA12170:
A NASA Space Sleuth Hunts the Trail of Earth's Water
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K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.
PIA12146:
GRACE Global Gravity Animation Animation Icon
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K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.325 MB)     JPEG (118.3 kB)
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K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Americas.
PIA12132:
Global Gravity: North and South America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.325 MB)     JPEG (105.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image shows average daytime temperatures in May, 2009, as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12098:
Global Daytime Air Temperature for May 2009
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.928 MB)     JPEG (198.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May, 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12097:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.928 MB)     JPEG (187.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12096:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.928 MB)     JPEG (173.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, including Dodger Stadium, the L.A.X. airport and JPL.
PIA12095:
Cruising Over Los Angeles Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, San Francisco Bay and more.
PIA12094:
Cruising Over California Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.762 MB)     JPEG (37.04 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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The Los Angeles Basin is bordered on the north by the San Gabriel Mountains. Other smaller basins are separated by smaller mountain ranges, like the Verdugo Hills, and the Santa Monica Mountains in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12093:
Los Angeles Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data have revealed significant spatial variability in glacier flow in the Bhutan Himalayas.
PIA12092:
Himalayan Glaciers in Bhutan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Death Valley, Calif., has the lowest point in North America, Badwater at 85.5 meters (282 feet) below sea level. It is also the driest and hottest location in North America. This image is from NASA' Terra spacecraft.
PIA12091:
Death Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) to the worldwide public on June 29, 2009.
PIA12090:
ASTER's Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-02 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the oldest material on Earth which has yet been dated by man is a zircon mineral of 4.4 billion years old from a sedimentary gneiss in the Jack Hills of the Narre Gneiss Terrane of Australia.
PIA12064:
Jack Hills, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-15 Earth Terra
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Chaiten Volcano, Chile continues to erupt after first exploding in May 2008 following about 9,000 years of inactivity. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows vegetation in red. You can clearly see the extent of the plume.
PIA12063:
Volcano Chaiten, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Wildfires are a recurring natural hazard faced by Californians. In Santa Barbara County, a wildfire, called the Jesusita fire, ignited on May 5, 2009 in the Cathedral Peak area northwest of Mission Canyon.
PIA12006:
Disaster Management: Rapid Dry-Up of Rainwater on Land Surface Leading to the Santa Barbara Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-01 Earth Terra
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The Banks Peninsula, New Zealand was created by volcanic activity in the Miocene epoch about 10 million years ago. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12062:
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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The Wilkins Ice Shelf, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, experienced multiple disintegration events in 2008.
PIA11991:
Wilkins Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, and Flores in the Komodo National Park. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard species.
PIA12061:
Komodo National Park, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-19 Earth Terra
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The Spring, 2009 floods along the Red River between North Dakota and Minnesota affected cities in the two states, especially Fargo and Whitehead. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 9, 2009.
PIA11989:
North Dakota Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-03 Earth Terra
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The Musandam Peninsula is part of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on March 27, 2004.
PIA12060:
Musandam Penisnula, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
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Why does Fargo flood? The Red River of the North, which forms the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, has a long history of severe floods. Major floods include those of 1826, 1897, 1950, 1997, and now 2009.
PIA11964:
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This is the first global map of ocean surface topography produced with data from the new interleaved tandem mission of NASA's Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellites.
PIA11859:
First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Terra
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Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, and contains the territory's capital, Cockburn Town. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 18, 2001.
PIA12059:
Grand Turk Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 6, 2009, shows early March eruptions of Karymsky volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula left the usually white snow a gray ashy color.
PIA12058:
Karymsky Volcano, Kamchatka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-02 Earth Terra
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The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab emirates on which major commercial and residential structures are being built. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on November 17 and December 10, 2008.
PIA12057:
Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-20 Earth Terra
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The north coast of the Island of Hokkaido, Japan lies at the southern end of the Sea of Okhotsk. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on February 11, 2009.
PIA12056:
Hokkaido, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Carbon monoxide from the Australian fires of February, 2009, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11807:
Carbon Monoxide from the Australian Fires of Feb 2009 as seen by AIRS Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-18 Earth Terra
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On February 17, 2009, NASA's Terra satellite imaged bushfires burning in Victoria Australia.
PIA11806:
Australia Wildfires Extract a Heavy Toll in Lives, Land
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-09 Earth Terra
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Jamestown, located on Jamestown Island in the Virginia Colony, was founded on May 14, 1607. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 4, 2007.
PIA12055:
Jamestown, VA
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OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image is a 'family portrait' of Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM/Jason-2), NASA satellites that have measured global sea surface heights since 1992.
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft monitored the migration of sand dunes in the Bodele depression of northern Chad from at various times from one month to 6.5 years
PIA11752:
Bodele Sand Dunes, Chad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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The latest image of sea-surface height measurements from NASA's U.S./French Jason-1 oceanography satellite shows the Pacific Ocean remains locked in a strong, cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
PIA11710:
Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This visualization from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows variations in the three dimensional distribution of water vapor in the atmosphere during the summer and fall of 2005.
PIA11424:
Water Vapor Transport, June through November 2005 (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-17 Earth Terra
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Byrd Glacier is a major glacier in Antarctica; it drains an extensive area of the polar plateau and flows eastward between the Britannia Range and the Churchill Mountains to discharge into the Ross Ice Shelf. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11419:
Byrd Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image shows the distribution and amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere in July 2008 as measured by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument.
PIA11395:
AIRS Carbon Dioxide with Mauna Loa Carbon Dioxide Overlaid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Terra
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Three weeks after Hurricane Ike came ashore near Galveston, TX, residents returned to find their houses in ruins. Images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 28, right, and August 15, 2006, left.
PIA11394:
Aftermath of Hurricane Ike along Texas Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-16 Earth Terra
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Dense green vegetation gives way to pale fields in these satellite images of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11420:
Mato Grosso, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Earth Phoenix
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A scanning electron microscope captured this image of terresterial soil containing a phyllosilicate mineral from Koua Bocca, Ivory Coast, West Africa. This soil shares some similarities with Martian soil scooped by NASA's Phoenix Lander.
PIA11207:
Terrestrial Clay under Microscope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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Mars Particle and Terrestrial Soil, Compared Microscopically
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Mars Particle and Terrestrial Soil, Compared Microscopically
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, launched on June 20, 2008, wasted no time getting to work. The satellite's radar altimeter collected its first data a little more than 48 hours after launch.
PIA11197:
Newest Ocean-Observing Satellite Records Recent Sea Level Changes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image was created with data acquired by JPL'a Atmospheric Infrared Sounder during July 2008. The image shows large scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around the Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA11194:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2008
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-22 Earth Aqua
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AIRS global distribution of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide at 8-13 km altitudes between July 2003 and 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11186:
AIRS Global Distribution of Mid-Tropospheric Carbon Dioxide at 8-13 km Altitudes
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