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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-19 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the mountains of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
PIA17696:
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica around Oct. 27, 2013, just days before iceberg B-31 broke completely free. B-31 is finally moving away from the coast, with open water between the iceberg and the glacier.
PIA17694:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, MISR Multi-angle Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Earth ARIA
X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar
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This image, is of Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, which struck the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013.
PIA17687:
NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Satellite images obtained from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft provide a glimpse into one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, Typhoon Haiyan.
PIA17680:
Super Typhoon Haiyan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.161 MB)     JPEG (140.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Namib Desert, a coastal desert in southern Africa. This portion in central Namibia consists entirely of linear and longitudinal sand dunes.
PIA17632:
Namib Desert, Namibia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-26 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from NASA's Grace animation illustrates the highs and lows of combined land water storage (includes snow, soil moisture, and surface water) over the continental United States.
PIA14268:
GRACE Land Water Storage Monthly Changes over the United States, 2003 Early 2013 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Blue Mountains to the west and north of Sydney, A mild winter and an extremely hot September in Australia have led to an early start to the fire season.
PIA17577:
MISR Stereo Imagery of Blue Mountain Fires in New South Wales, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the ancient city of Uruk is located in present-day Iraq, on an abandoned channel of the Euphrates River.
PIA17576:
Ancient Uruk, Iraq
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Earth Juno
JunoCam
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On Oct. 9, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth, using our home planet's gravity to get the final boost it needed to reach Jupiter. The JunoCam instrument captured this monochrome view of Earth.
PIA17542:
Earth from Juno
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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PIA17540:
Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, a showcase of geology in the southwest desert of the United States.
PIA17539:
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-09 Earth Juno
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This trio of NASA's Junocam views of Earth was taken during Juno's close flyby on October 9, 2013.
PIA14447:
Earth Triptych from NASA's Juno Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-26 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, with a population of about 2.5 million inhabitants for the greater metropolitan area.
PIA17513:
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the epicenter of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake which struck south-central Pakistan on Sept. 24, 2013, in Pakistan's Makran fold belt.
PIA17505:
Region Hit by Large Pakistan Quake as Shown by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Cordoba province of northern Argentina, struck by wildfires caused by high temperatures and strong winds.
PIA17504:
NASA Spacecraft Images Destructive Argentine Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park in California after it was 80 percent contained.
PIA15639:
NASA Spacecraft Captures New Image of Third-Largest Wildfire in California History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-11 Earth Terra
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In the desert of southern Kuwait, three oil fields spread out across the empty landscape as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17459:
Kuwait Oil Fields
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month.
PIA17454:
'La Nada' Climate Pattern Lingers in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-29 Earth Landsat
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Zambezi River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This frame from a movie was produced with data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft showing the spread of carbon monoxide pollution across North America from fires in the Western U.S., including the Beaver Creek Fire in Idaho and the Rim Fire in California.
PIA17433:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Sees Spread of Pollution from Western Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Terra
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This visible image of California's Rim Fire was acquired Aug. 23, 2013 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft, showing extensive, brownish smoke.
PIA17429:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Eyes Smoke Plumes from Massive Rim Fire Near Yosemite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Terra
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a 121-by-165-mile (194-by-266 kilometer) portion of California's Rim fire where the smoke is the thickest.
PIA17428:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Measures Height of California Rim Fire Smoke Plumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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The plume of carbon monoxide pollution from the Rim Fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park, Calif., shows a three-day running average of daily measurements from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17427:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Images Pollution from California's Rim Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-23 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator laying beneath the French-Swiss border northwest of Geneva (yellow circle).
PIA17434:
CERN Collider, France-Switzerland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-22 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.
PIA17413:
NASA's CloudSat Eyes Powerful Typhoon Utor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-16 Earth Terra
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Radially symmetrical, star dunes dominate the Grand Erg Oriental of the Algerian Sahara, as depicted in this image acquired October 27, 2012 acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17411:
Star Dunes, Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.
PIA17171:
The Day the Earth Smiled: Sneak Preview
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. The image has been magnified five times.
PIA17170:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth -- Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings MESSENGER
Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
MDIS - Wide Angle
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These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013.
PIA17038:
Two Views of Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013.
PIA14949:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Looking Back at Us
PIA17388:
Looking Back at Us
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR Instrument Captures Stereo View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
PIA17384:
NASA's MISR Instrument Captures Stereo View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif., on Jul. 17, 2013. Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean can been seen to the left and the Salton Sea is the dark feature in the right center of the image.
PIA17383:
NASA's MISR Instrument Captures View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-15 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sulaiman fold-thrust belt in northwestern Pakistan, a linear or arcuate belt in which compression has produced a combination of thrust faults and folds.
PIA17391:
Sulaiman Fold Belt, Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway, with its 3400 inhabitants, as they prepare for an expected boom as a shipping hub, as global warming has led to the opening up of the Northern Sea Route.
PIA17312:
Kirkenes, Norway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth CSIRO Parkes Observatory
Parks Telescope
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This image shows the Parkes telescope in Australia, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Researchers used the telescope to detect the first population of radio bursts known to originate from beyond our galaxy.
PIA17248:
Parkes Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 6, 2013, shows heavy rains, which began in mid-June, resulting in major flooding along the Parana River in Argentina.
PIA17376:
Flooding Along Parana River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Silver Fire in western New Mexico on June 7, 2013. It has since consumed more than 137,000 acres of timber in a rugged area of the Gila National Forest that has not seen large fires for nearly a century.
PIA17294:
NASA Spacecraft Images New Mexico Wildfire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.587 MB)     JPEG (227.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-27 Earth Seasat
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Seasat Celebrates Landmark in Remote-Sensing History
PIA15816:
Seasat Celebrates Landmark in Remote-Sensing History Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows North Stradbroke Island, 30 km southeast of Brisbane, Australia, one of the largest sand islands in the world.
PIA17112:
North Stradbroke Island, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.09 MB)     JPEG (421.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-21 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Carstens, Calif. wildfire which continues to burn in the foothills west of Yosemite National Park. Vegetation is displayed in green and burned and bare areas are dark to light gray.
PIA17292:
NASA Spacecraft Images Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Silver Fire in New Mexico June 12, 2013. By combining information from different MISR cameras, scientists have produced a 3D image of the smoke plume associated with the Silver Fire.
PIA17287:
Pyrocumulus Clouds Tower Over Silver Fire in New Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth Aqua
Terra
MODIS
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Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17284:
Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 1984x1488x3
This photo shows the ice front of the ice shelf in front of Pine Island Glacier, a major glacier system of West Antarctica.
PIA17283:
Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 3264x2448x3
This photo, aken onboard a National Science Foundation/NASA chartered Twin Otter aircraft, shows the ice front of Dibble Ice Shelf, East Antarctica, a significant melt water producer from the Wilkes Land region, East Antarctica.
PIA17282:
Dibble Ice Shelf
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.98 MB)     JPEG (800.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth 3264x2448x3
This photo, taken onboard the Chilean Navy P3 aircraft, shows the ice front of Venable Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, in October 2008. It is an example of a small-size ice shelf that is a large melt water producer.
PIA17281:
Ice Front at Venable Ice Shelf
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.98 MB)     JPEG (803.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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Groundwater storage trends around the United States as measured by the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites between 2003 and 2012.
PIA16840:
GRACE Measures Groundwater Changes Across the U.S.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.81 MB)     JPEG (518.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed Copahue volcano, a 2965 meter high volcano on the Chile-Argentina border, on Jun. 4, 2013. Having recently displayed signs of unrest, the volcano is under close scrutiny by local volcanologists.
PIA17234:
NASA's Earth Observing-1 Keeps Watchful Eye on South American Volcano Copahue
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.199 MB)     JPEG (167.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kourou, which sits at the mouth of the Kourou River, French Guiana.
PIA17099:
Kouru, French Guiana
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.716 MB)     JPEG (179.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Earth Terra
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The Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and leaving behind more than $2 billion in damage. This image was acquired NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 2, 2013.
PIA16488:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Swath of Destruction from Deadly Oklahoma Tornado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.763 MB)     JPEG (160.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
PIA14441:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France.
PIA14440:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France
Full Resolution:     TIFF (201.4 MB)     JPEG (4.08 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of the U.S.-European Jason-3 spacecraft over the California coast. Jason-3 will precisely measure the height of the ocean surface, allowing scientists to monitor ocean circulation and sea level.
PIA14439:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (201.4 MB)     JPEG (4.259 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This map created with data from the AIRS on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14437:
Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Mid-Troposphere, April 2013 Monthly Average
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This plot shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere at various latitudes as measured by NASA's Aqua satellite. The colored lines represent different latitude bands that circle Earth, called 'zones'.
PIA14436:
Zonally Averaged Carbon Dioxide Concentration from Earth's Mid-Troposphere at Different Latitudes, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This graph made with data from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14435:
Concentration of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Earth's Mid-Troposphere, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Earth Terra
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Alaska's Pavlof volcano, located along Alaska's Aleutian Peninsula, sent a low-level ash plume north-northeast about 37.3 miles (60 kilometers) on May 19, 2013, when this image was acquired NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16995:
Prolific Alaska Volcano Spews Ash in New Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Moscow, the capital city of Russia, the northernmost megacity in the world, the most populous in Europe, and with a population of over 11,000,000, the 6th largest city proper in the world.
PIA16988:
Moscow, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17053:
MODIS Satellite See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
MODIS
OSCAT Scatterometer
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Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
PIA17052:
Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.251 MB)     JPEG (212.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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NASA Airborne Snow Observatory measurements of snow water equivalent (top image) and snow albedo, or reflectivity (bottom image) for the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada on April 21, 2013.
PIA17773:
Snow Water Equivalent for Tuolumne River Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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A natural color image of Mt. Lyell, the highest point in the Tuolumne River Basin (top image) is compared with a three-dimensional color composite image of Mt. Lyell from NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory depicting snow depth (bottom image).
PIA17772:
Snow Depth Depicted on Mt. Lyell by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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Mt. Dana and Dana Plateau in the Tuolumne River Basin within Yosemite National Park, Calif., as seen out the window of a Twin Otter aircraft carrying NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory on April 3, 2013.
PIA17771:
Tuolumne River Basin seen by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory
Full Resolution:     TIFF (36.01 MB)     JPEG (1.478 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Macquarie Island which lies halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, and is part of Tasmania.
PIA16980:
Macquarie Island, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.12 MB)     JPEG (158.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft highlights the epicenter of a powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake which struck Sichuan Province in southwest China on April 20, 2013. Vegetation is displayed in red; clouds and snow are in white.
PIA16994:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Location of China Quake
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.763 MB)     JPEG (518.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image of the river-delineated border between western Brazil's Acre province, and northwestern Bolivia's Pando Department, demarcates a remarkable difference in land use and development practices as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16991:
Brazil-Bolivia Border
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.35 MB)     JPEG (2.142 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Earth Terra
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On April 9, 2013 at 11:52 GMT, this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the location of a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwestern Iran's Bushehr province near the town of Kaki.
PIA16946:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Location of Iranian Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this view of severe flooding in La Plata, Argentina, on April 4, 2013. Torrential rains and record flash flooding has killed more than 50 and left thousands homeless, according to news reports.
PIA16945:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Severe Flooding in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured Kuwait's Failaka Island, located 50 km southeast of the spot where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers empty into the Persian Gulf.
PIA16944:
Failaka Island, Kuwait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Colombia's Galeras Volcano, was acquired by UAVSAR on March 13, 2013. A highly active volcano, Galeras features a breached caldera and an active cone that produces numerous small to moderate explosive eruptions.
PIA16943:
UAVSAR Acquires False-Color Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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On March 17, 2013, NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) acquired synthetic aperture radar data over the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.
PIA16942:
NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft To Study Volcanoes and Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (or Pearl Bridge), the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1991 meters, connecting the city of Kobe, Japan with Iwaja on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
PIA16905:
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 726x400x3
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective.
PIA16811:
Geometry of Mars Solar Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Earth Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This is a polar stereographic map of gravity of the north polar region of the moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The map displays the region from latitude 60 north to the pole.
PIA16896:
Gravity at the Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site in Western Australia.
PIA16894:
Shark Bay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Earth Terra
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Wasco, California advertises itself as the 'Rose Capital of the World'; over 8000 acres are devoted to cultivation of existing and new varieties of roses, shipped to every state in the U.S. and all over the world.
PIA16855:
Wasco, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-16 Earth 1920x1280x3
This image shows the flash above Chelyabinsk, Russia, from the fireball streaking through the sky on Feb. 15, 2013. The small asteroid was approximately 56 to 66 feet in diameter. The picture was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev.
PIA16829:
Fireball Flash over Russia
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This photograph of the meteor streaking through the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev. The small asteroid was about 56 to 66 feet (17 to 20 meters) wide.
PIA16828:
Fireball Streaking over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals the still-active lava flows in the snowy winter landscape of Plosky Tolbachik volcano, which erupted for the first time in 35 years on Nov. 27, 2012, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA16824:
NASA Satellite Captures New Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-08 Earth Terra
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The Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC) is a large layered igneous intrusion within the earth's crust, exposed at the edge of the Transvaal Basin in South Africa. Numerous mines, tailings piles, and leach ponds are shown in blue.
PIA16788:
Bushveld Igneous Complex, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
PIA16787:
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 Earth Terra
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This 3-D view was created from data acquired Feb. 4, 2013 by NASA's Terra spacecraft showing a massive wildfire which damaged Australia's largest optical astronomy facility, the Siding Spring Observatory.
PIA16783:
NASA Spacecraft Captures 3-D View of Massive Australian Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. The population of the Jakarta conurbation is over 28 million, making it perhaps the largest metropolitan area in the world in terms of inhabitants.
PIA16776:
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over South Africa and Zimbabwe where week-long torrential rains swelled the Limpopo River in Jan. 2013.
PIA16772:
NASA Satellite Images Severe Flooding in Mozambique
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-16 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula erupted on Nov. 27, 2012, for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash to the height of more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16741:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Mar. 17, 2012, is of Jebel Uweinat, a mountain range in the area of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan border. It is reportedly one of the driest places on earth.
PIA16679:
Jebel Uweinat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Earth Space Shuttle
SIR-C/X-SAR
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These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
PIA16179:
Nile River in Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-07 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Heilongjiang, a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages.
PIA16596:
Heilongjiang Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, erupted on Nov. 27, 2012 for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash almost 10,000 feet into the sky. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16590:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Captures Russian Volcano Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-29 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of the first of a series of storms approaching the Pacific Northwest at 2141 UTC (1:41 p.m. PST) on Nov. 28, 2012, marking the beginning of an 'atmospheric river' event.
PIA16534:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Captures Start of West Coast Atmospheric River Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Earth Terra
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Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Its name derives from a dam in the river Amstel. Founded in the 12th century as a fishing village, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the world in the 17th century.
PIA16542:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the volcanic Ogasawara Islands. The islands were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of an outstanding example of ongoing evolutionary processes in oceanic island ecosystems.
PIA15950:
Ogasawara Islands, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This image shows ocean surface winds for Hurricane Sandy observed by the OSCAT radar scatterometer on the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) OceanSat-2 satellite. Colors indicate wind speed and arrows indicate direction.
PIA16219:
OSCAT Eyes Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft overpassed Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 just as Sandy was approaching the Atlantic coastline. Sandy contained estimated maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (78 knots).
PIA16201:
CloudSat's View of Hurricane Sandy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Early Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy continued inland, moving to the northwest over Pennsylvania. Swaths of infrared measurements taken over two orbits of NASA's Aqua satellite by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder are displayed here.
PIA16434:
Hurricane Sandy Moving Northwest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this imagery and data over Hurricane Sandy as the storm approached the U.S. east coast on Oct. 28, 2012. The image at left covers an area 250 miles (400 kilometers) wide and extends from Massachusetts to Florida.
PIA16435:
NASA's Spacecraft Imagery Shows Hurricane Sandy's Wind Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat passed over Sandy at 10:32 a.m. EDT on Oct. 27, 2012. Light to moderate precipitation associated with parts of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were moving on shore into parts of North Carolina.
PIA16436:
NASA's CloudSat Views Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery in Texas. With a refining capacity of over 560,000 barrels per day, it is the largest refinery in the United States.
PIA16295:
Baytown Refinery, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Brittany, a cultural region in the northwest of France.
PIA15007:
Brittany, France
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