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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth ISS-RapidScat
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 ISS-RapidScat
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 Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (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
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Divers retrieve the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18465:
Fishing LDSD out of the Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Moments into its powered flight, NASA'sLow-density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes.
PIA18464:
Departing Saucer Snaps Balloon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, one of the new technologies being developed as part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, floats just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on June 28, 2014.
PIA18425:
LDSD Chute Beneath the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this thermal infrared view of the spread of the forest fire in Valle Nuevo National Park near Costanza, Dominican Republic.
PIA18643:
Dominican Republic Wildfire Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
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The star on this image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft indicates the eipcenter of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake which truck in southern China's Yunnan province, toppling thousands of homes and causing numerous casualties.
PIA18640:
Site of Destructive China Temblor Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the once-abandoned mining town of Silver Peak, Nevada, which began to thrive again when Foote Mineral Company began extracting lithium from brine below the floor of Clayton Valley in 1966.
PIA18553:
Lithium Mining, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft shows extensive flooding resulting from Typhoon Rammasun in Ningming, China. This ASTER image was acquired on July 24, 2014.
PIA18628:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes China Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth 752x564x3
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory make a rocket nozzle using a new 3-D printing technique that allows for multiple metallic properties in the same object.
PIA18570:
Laser Printing of Gradient Metals
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth 3717x3583x3
This is a prototype of a mirror mount that scientists made using a new 3-D printing technique at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18569:
Mirror Mount
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth 3888x2592x3
The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to simulate the space environment.
PIA18651:
OPALS Thermal Vacuum Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal at JPL being prepared for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18650:
OPALS Preparation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes final testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18579:
OPALS Final Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is covered in white thermal blankets awaiting integration with its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18578:
OPALS Thermal Blankets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
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This is a 3-foot (1-meter) aperture main telescope located at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station.
PIA18577:
OPALS Main Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18576:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18575:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory oversees a fit check during the integration & testing of the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).
PIA18574:
OPALS Fit Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes final inspection prior to shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18573:
OPALS Final Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This artist's rendition shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operating from the International Space Station. OPALS was launched to the station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18572:
OPALS on the ISS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.
PIA18571:
OPALS Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-23 Earth Terra
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The effects of California's severe multiyear drought are seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft of the area northeast of Madera, in the Sierra Nevada Moutains foothills between Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley
PIA18627:
Images Show Severity of California Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory carry RoboSimian, a robot developed at JPL, at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18568:
Carrying RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18567:
RoboSimian's Inner Workings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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Limbed robot RoboSimian was developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, seen here with Brett Kennedy, supervisor of the JPL Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group, and Chuck Bergh, a senior engineer in JPL's Robotic Hardware Systems Group.
PIA18566:
RoboSimian and Friends
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18565:
RoboSimian Competes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Baektu Mountain, an active volcano on the border between North Korea and China. Rising to 2744 m, its summit caldera is filled with a crater lake, Heaven Lake.
PIA18507:
Baektu Mountain, China & North Korea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team perch on the test vehicle used in the first flight of NASA's Low-density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18522:
Mach 4 to Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth OCO-2
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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, awaits launch at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18459:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 on the Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18458:
Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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The launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, is seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
PIA18457:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Ready to Blast Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, the saucer-shaped test vehicle is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel.
PIA18521:
Saucer Out of the Drink
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle.
PIA18520:
Saturday Afternoon Swim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18519:
First Seconds of LDSD Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18518:
LDSD Saucer Aboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after its successful engineering flight, the first test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project is lifted aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18517:
Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Palouse, a rich farming area of some 7,000 square kilometers, reminiscent of Tuscany. But instead of vineyards, the main crops are wheat and rapeseed.
PIA18494:
Palouse, WA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-12 Earth Terra
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In May 2014, historic floods inundated Serbia and neighboring countries, causing major population displacements and property destruction. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18051:
Historic Serbian Floods Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-10 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2014, an enormous landslide came roaring from above in a sparsely inhabited area of Mesa County, Arizona, near the town of Collbran. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18050:
Giant Arizona Landslide Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-09 Earth Terra
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Lake Afrera is a hypersaline lake located in the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia where rock salt has been mined for centuries. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18515:
Lake Afrera, Ethiopia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will undergo a series of events in the skies above Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of testing future landing technologies for Mars missions.
PIA18451:
Timeline of Events for Planetary Landing Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This image shows the tower from which the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will hang before a balloon lifts it to high altitudes.
PIA18450:
Launch Tower for LDSD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Members of the team for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) stand in front of the project's saucer-shaped test vehicle at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18019:
LDSD Team in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-29 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA18097:
Hurricane Amanda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Peru's Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA's UAVSAR. Located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the city of Arequipa, Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano.
PIA18049:
UAVSAR image of Ubinas Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kerguelen Islands (also known as the Desolation Islands), which are part of the French Southern and Antarctic lands. The islands are among the most isolated places on Earth.
PIA18253:
Kerguelen Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-20 Earth Terra
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Winter still grips the volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka peninsula. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing the mantle of white, disturbed by dark ash entirely covering Sheveluch volcano from recent eruptions.
PIA18379:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Signs of Erupting Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Bangladeshi coast north of Chittagong, where ships from around the world are beached and dismantled.
PIA18258:
Shipbreaking, Bangladesh
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-09 Earth Terra
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The Nagarunja Sagar Dam on India's Krishna River is the largest masonry dam in operation in the world. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Nagarunja Sagar Dam, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-01 Earth Terra
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On April 28, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted signs of activity at Ubinas volcano in the Peruvian Andes. The appearance of a new lava dome in March 2014 and frequent ash emissions are signs of increasing activity at this volcano.
PIA18245:
Ubinas Volcano Activity in Peruvian Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-29 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft passed over central and southern United States on April 27-29, 2014 capturing this false-color infrared image of the slow-moving low-pressure system that spawned the strong supercell thunderstorms.
PIA18047:
NASA Satellite Spots Severe Weather Outbreak in South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-28 Earth Terra
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On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA's Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest (center), and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.
PIA18046:
Deadly Everest Avalanche Site Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-28 Earth Terra
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Karst topography is a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of layers of soluble rock such as limestone. A good example is found in Guangxi Province in southeast China, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18230:
Karst Landscape, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-07 Earth Terra
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Located in the fertile agricultural region of Argentina's Pampas is a guitar-shaped forest made up of cypress and eucalyptus trees as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18207:
Argentina Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-31 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
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NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-27 Earth Terra
Landsat
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Stark effects of a California drought on agriculture can be clearly seen in these two February images acquired in 2014 and 2003 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18187:
Stark Effects of California Drought on Agriculture seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft views central South Dakota, where the Missouri River forms a meander bend, creating Lake Sharpe. Eventually, the Missouri River will cut through the skinny peninsula, creating a shorter path.
PIA18204:
Lake Sharpe, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-18 Earth Seasat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This Seasat synthetic aperture radar image from Aug. 27, 1978, shows the Massachusetts coast from Nantucket Island in the south past Cape Cod and Boston to Cape Ann in the north.
PIA18137:
NASA's Seasat Satellite Shows Massachusetts Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-17 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Arizona, Calif., which produces 60% of the total copper mined in the United States.
PIA18136:
Arizona Copper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-06 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Analyses by NASA's UAVSAR radar performed after the Bayou Corne, La., sinkhole formed, show it was able to detect precursory ground surface movement of up to 10.2 inches (260 millimeters) more than a month before the sinkhole collapsed in Aug. 2012.
PIA18040:
NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
MODIS
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This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.
PIA18035:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
MODIS
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Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.
PIA18034:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-04 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Vatican City State, a sovereign city-state, whose area is a 44 hectare walled enclave west of the Tiber River, within the city of Rome.
PIA18068:
Vatican City State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that extremely heavy seasonal rains have fallen on northern Bolivia since October 2013. The worst affected province is Beni in the northeastern part of the country.
PIA18031:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Bolivian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-23 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 13, 2014, violent eruption of Kelud stratovolcano in Java, Indonesia sent volcanic ash covering an area of 70,000 square miles, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18020:
Ashy Aftermath of Indonesian Volcano Eruption seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft depicts the high water levels and flooding along the Thames River west of London as record-breaking rains covered the United Kingdom in January and February.
PIA17989:
U.K. Flooding Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Earth Terra
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Ambrym volcano in Vanuatu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. A large summit caldera contains two active vent complexes, Marum and Benbow is seen in this February 12, 2014 nighttime thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18067:
Nighttime Look at Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mt. Etna, Europe's most active volcano, as it continued its latest eruptive activity with a new lava flow from the recently formed southeast crater.
PIA17979:
Latest Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Mount Sinabung, a stratovolcano located in Indonesia. In late 2013, a lava dome formed on the summit. In early January 2014, the volcano erupted, and it erupted again in early February.
PIA17978:
Angry Indonesian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth.
PIA17936:
Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The two bodies in this portion of an evening-sky view by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are Earth and Earth's moon. The rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) imaged them in the twilight sky of Curiosity's 529th Martian day, or sol (Jan. 31, 2014).
PIA17935:
Curiosity Mars Rover's First Image of Earth and Earth's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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The 2014 Winter Olympic ski runs may be rated double black diamond, but they're not quite as steep as they appear in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, of the skiing and snowboarding sites for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
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Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Mountain Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sochi Olympic Park Coastal Cluster, the circular area on the shoreline in the bottom center of the image, which was built for Olympic indoor sports.
PIA17970:
Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Coastal Cluster)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-05 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Sierra Leone estuary, which became a focal point for trade and interaction between Africans and Europeans because of its exceptional harbor, starting in the mid-15th century.
PIA17977:
Sierra Leone Estuary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth UAVSAR
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This image shows a small part of the Hofsjökull ice cap in Iceland, which encompasses several glaciers. The fan at upper left is part of a glacier called Mûlaj&oumlkul.
PIA17924:
NASA Radar Maps the Winter Pace of Iceland's Glaciers
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