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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this view of the San Gabriel Mountains and Los Angeles Basin where have burned more than 4,900 acres since June 20, sending up plumes of smoke visible to many in the Los Angeles basin.
PIA20718:
Southern California Wildfires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-22 Earth Terra
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The Sherpa fire, seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, in Santa Barbara County, CA has burned over 12 square miles since it started on June 15, 2016. Smoke from the fire reached Los Angeles on the weekend.
PIA20734:
Major Wildfire Near Santa Barbara seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Urmia, a saline lake in northwestern Iran.
PIA20637:
Lake Urmia, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
PIA20716:
A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Earth Terra
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Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy, is Europe's most active volcano. In mid-May 2016, Mt. Etna put on a display of lava fountaining, ash clouds and lava flows. Three of the four summit craters were active. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 26, 2016.
PIA14456:
Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows St. Matthew Island, a remote island in the Bering Sea in Alaska.
PIA20622:
St. Matthew Island, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Earth Terra
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The wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray in May 13, 2016 and forced the evacuation of an additional 12,000 residents in the area is seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20586:
Devastating Fort McMurray Wildfire in Canada seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals signs of life in New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu Volcano which has been on a level 1 volcanic alert for some time, indicating minor volcanic unrest.
PIA20665:
Signs of Life in Mighty New Zealand Volcano seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Visualization of the formation and evolution of the Antarctic Vortex (ozone hole) over the South Pole from Sept. 1 to Dec. 4, 2014, created using data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA20664:
Ozone Hole Formation Over South Pole Observed by NASA's AIRS Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Earth Terra
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On May 6, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of devastating wildfires in Alberta Province, Canada, near the city of Fort McMurray which began on May 1, 2016.
PIA20663:
Large Smoke Plumes from Alberta, Canada Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-10 Earth Terra
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The city of Nome lies on the southern Seward Peninsula coast of Alaska, on the Bering Sea, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20610:
Nome, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a perspective view, looking toward the Aso volcanic caldera, which indicates the epicenter with a red star.
PIA20591:
NASA Satellite Shows Site of Devastating Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth ARIA
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This false-color map shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused almost entirely by the earthquakes, during a 42-day interval between two ALOS-2 images acquired on March 7 and April 18, 2016.
PIA20460:
NASA's ARIA Project, JAXA Examine Earth Surface Deformation from Kumamoto, Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Earth Terra
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On March 21, 2016, Torrential rains in the mid-South of the United States in mid-March 2016 produced flooding throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20533:
Persistent Flooding in Louisiana Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a cluster of villages known as Mawsynram in India, which is the current world record holder for the wettest place on earth.
PIA20437:
Mawsynram, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Jason-3
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The U.S./European Jason-3 satellite has produced its first map of sea surface height. El Nino is visible as the red blob in the eastern equatorial Pacific.
PIA20532:
Jason-3 Produces First Global Map of Sea Surface Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-08 Earth OMG
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This image shows a region of the sea floor off the coast of northwest Greenland mapped as part of NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission. The data shown here will be used to understand the pathways by which warm water can reach glacier edges.
PIA20476:
NASA's OMG Mission Maps Sea Floor Depth off Greenland's Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-02 Earth Terra
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In Dec. 2015, one of Nicaragua's largest volcanoes, Momotombo, erupted for the first time since 1905. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing large ash columns and pyroclasitc flows.
PIA20475:
Momotombo's Fury in Nicaragua Captured by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-29 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Beihai, a city in the south of Guangxi, People's republic of China.
PIA20421:
Beihai, Guanxi, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Poyang Lake, which was once China's largest freshwater lake.
PIA20263:
Poyang Lake, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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A protected area within the Nasca World Heritage Site in Peru that has experienced apparent disturbance between two different observations by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR).
PIA20378:
Disturbance on Dirt Roads Crossing Peru's Nasca World Heritage Site seen by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows the Pan-American Highway (upper right), and an unpaved road from the highway to a hilly area used by tourists to view the Peruvian Nasca World Heritage Site geoglyphs.
PIA20377:
Disturbance at Peru's Nasca World Heritage Site seen by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Different visualizations of an area with geometric geoglyphs at the Nasca World Heritage Site in Peru as seen by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR).
PIA20376:
Peruvian Geometric Geoglyphs Detected by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-28 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that created blizzard conditions and coastal flooding during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20372:
Winter Storm Winds on U.S. East Coast, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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These two images from NASA's UAVSAR and Google Earth show the mesa-top site of Peru's Nasca lines World Heritage Site. The data collected will help Peruvian authorities fully catalog the thousand-year-old designs drawn on the ground.
PIA20367:
NASA Radar Brings a New View of World Heritage Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-25 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station provided a look at the strong winds that led to coastal flooding in southern New Jersey during the historic winter storm that blanketed much of the U.S. East Coast, starting Jan. 23, 2016.
PIA20366:
Winter Storm Winds in Southern New Jersey, as Viewed by ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-21 Earth RapidScat
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This image shows monthly average winds for November 2014 and 2015 near the ocean surface as observed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat on the International Space Station.
PIA20365:
NASA's RapidScat Observes El Niņo Blowing in the Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 Earth Terra
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This image acquired on Jan. 17, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows major flooding along the Mississippi River, affecting Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee; flood warnings were issued for the area around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PIA20364:
Flooding on the Mississippi River Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the remote town of Yarloop, about 75 miles (120 km) south of the Western Australian capital of Perth, was destroyed as part of a 100,000-acre (405-square km) blaze that started on January 7, 2016.
PIA20363:
Effects of Devastating Australian Bushfires Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost historically active volcano.
PIA20239:
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-07 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 6, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Rosario, Argentina located northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Parana River where the floodplain is still under water or wet.
PIA20295:
Argentine Flooding Observed by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that Egypt has greatly expanded its aquaculture industry along the northeast coast of the Nile Delta compared to 1987.
PIA20216:
Nile Delta Fisheries, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in North Africa and the Middle East from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20207:
Cumulative Total Middle East/North Africa Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the South Asia from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20206:
Cumulative Total India Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in South America from 2002-2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20205:
Cumulative Total South America Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the United States from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20204:
Cumulative Total U.S. Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image on Dec. 1, 2015 when Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua, began erupting on Dec. 1, 2015, after more than a century of inactivity.
PIA20203:
Nicaragua Eruption Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 3090x2506x3
This illustration shows Jupiter surrounded by filaments of dark matter called 'hairs,' according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20178:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 2550x1769x3
Close-up of dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs,' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20177:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Earth -- Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 3090x2506x3
Dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs,' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20176:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Orapa diamond mine, the world's largest diamond mine by area. The mine is located in Botswana.
PIA20104:
Orapa Diamond Mine, Botswana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-14 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2015, a dam at an iron-ore mine in southeastern Brazil burst, sending a wall of water, clay-red mud and debris downstream, overwhelming several villages in the path as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20156:
Flooding at Iron-Ore Mine, SE Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-06 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat's antenna, lower right, was pointed at Hurricane Patricia as the powerful storm approached Mexico on Oct. 23, 2015.
PIA20049:
RapidScat and Hurricane Patricia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cancun, a resort city on the east side of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA20086:
Cancun, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Earth Aquarius
AIRS
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Data taken over three days by NASA's Aqua Satellite from October 14 through 16, and October 26 through 28, shows the high concentration and large extent of the fires over Indonesia are quite apparent.
PIA20042:
Carbon Monoxide in Mid-Troposphere over Indonesia Fires, October 2015
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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Scientists poring over data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission are seeing patterns emerge as they seek answers to questions about atmospheric carbon dioxide.
PIA20039:
NASA Carbon Sleuth Begins Year Two
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-27 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 26, 2015, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of northeastern Afghanistan where a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region.
PIA20035:
Earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Earth RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat passed over Hurricane Patricia at about 3:00 AM GMT on Oct. 23, 2015. A Hurricane Warning was in effect from San Blas to Punta San Telmo.
PIA20031:
Hurricane Patricia Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-21 Earth Terra
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The worst forest fires in nearly two decades are burning out of control on Borneo, creating the thick blanket of smoke in this Oct. 14, 2015 image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11218:
Borneo on Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-20 Earth Terra
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In the middle of the Arabian desert the city Green Oasis Wadi Al Dawasir is being developed as a new urban center for the Wadi Al Dawasir region of Saudi Arabia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20077:
Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-19 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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In this side-by-side visualization, Pacific Ocean sea surface height anomalies during the 1997-98 El Niño (left) are compared with 2015 Pacific conditions (right).
PIA20009:
NASA Studying 2015 El Niņo Event as Never Before Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-12 Earth Earth Observatory
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On Sept. 16, 2015, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck near the coast of central Chile along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. Maps known as interferograms show how the quake moved the ground, as observed by Sentinel-1A
PIA20002:
NASA Looks at Land Surface Changes Following Chilean Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Earth SMAP
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Surface soil moisture in the Southeastern United States as retrieved from NASA's SMAP satellite observatory at around 6 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2015. Large parts of South Carolina appear blue, representing the impact of heavy localized rains and flooding.
PIA20001:
Devastating Carolina Floods Viewed by NASA's SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-06 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Ural Mountains, which run 2500 km north-south through western Russia, and form the boundary between Europe and Asia.
PIA19795:
Ural Mountains, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Salton Sea in south California, which was created in 1905 when spring flooding on the Colorado River breached a canal.
PIA19786:
Salton Sea, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-12 Earth Aqua
Aquarius
SMAP
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This figure shows the longitude-time variations, averaged between 21 and 22 degrees North, across the middle of the India subcontinent from mid-April to mid-June in a deadly heat wave in India that killed more than 2,300 people.
PIA19938:
Pre-Monsoon Drought and Heat Waves in India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-10 Earth Terra
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Point Barrow or Nuvuk, Alaska is the northernmost point of all territory of the United States, as captured in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19775:
Point Barrow, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Earth SMAP
Passive Active L-band System
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NASA's SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) satellite observatory conducted a field experiment as part of its soil moisture data product validation program in southern Arizona on Aug. 2-18, 2015.
PIA19879:
NASA's SMAPVEX 15 Field Campaign Measures Soil Moisture Over Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-02 Earth SMAP
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A three-day composite global map of surface soil moisture as retrieved from NASA's SMAP's radiometer instrument between Aug. 25-27, 2015. Dry areas appear yellow/orange, such as the Sahara Desert, western Australia and the western U.S.
PIA19877:
SMAP Global Map of Surface Soil Moisture (Aug. 25-27, 2015)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-25 Earth Terra
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After lying dormant for 70 years, Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador started erupting the week of Aug. 17, 2015. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on August 22, showing huge columns of ash that affected towns in the region.
PIA15151:
Angry Ecuadorian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the region north of Lake Baikal on Aug. 22, 2015. For weeks, forest fires have been raging in Siberia around Russia's Lake Baikal.
PIA15150:
Wildfires Threatening Ancient Siberian Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Drakelands Mine (previously known as the Hemerdon Mine), a historic tungsten and tin mine located northeast of Plymouth, England.
PIA19757:
Drakelands Mine, England
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Earth Terra
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Northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, seven straight days of torrential rains of up to 16 inches (40 centimeters) in August 2015 resulted in flooding between the cities of Escobar and Campana as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19871:
NASA Spacecraft Tracks Argentine Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, which has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world at 1991 m.
PIA19747:
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-27 Earth Terra
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Two hundred years ago, Ascension Island was a barren volcanic edifice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that today its peaks are covered by lush tropical cloud forest.
PIA19738:
Ascension Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-20 Earth Terra
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Lake Mead supplies water for Arizona, California, Mexico, and other western states. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water level fell to 1075 feet, a record low.
PIA19731:
Lake Mead and Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Earth California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS)
Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES)
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This image captured by a prototype NASA satellite instrument at NASA's California Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (CLARS) shows a persistent methane hotspot (central red area) over Los Angeles basin.
PIA19727:
Urban Methane Point Sources Detected by Tiered System of Remote-sensing Observations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-29 Earth Terra
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North Korea's state news agency reported the country is facing its worst drought in a century. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows how rice-growing provinces have been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies are parching up.
PIA19501:
North Korea Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shasta Lake in northern California, which has an area of 12,000 ha, making it the state's largest reservoir.
PIA19492:
Lake Shasta, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-16 Earth GRACE
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UC Irvine studies using NASA GRACE data find a third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human use, despite little data about how much water remains.
PIA19685:
Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2015, Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 11, 2015, after the eruption had quieted.
PIA18564:
NASA Spacecraft Peers Into the Mouth of the Galapagos' Wolf Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Two members of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Detachment work on recovering the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
PIA19684:
Saucer Shoal: LDSD Recovery off Kauai
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Many members of Team RoboSimian and a few guests gather with competition hardware at a 'Meet the Robots' event during the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, California, on June 6, 2015.
PIA19329:
Team RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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The spindly appearance of JPL's RoboSimian was somewhat unique among competitors in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, as most were bipedal walkers.
PIA19328:
RoboSimian at DARPA Robotics Challenge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Following each competition run, spectators at the event were able to get a close-up look at the robot competitors and meet the teams who built them.
PIA19327:
Meeting RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Using a cordless power drill, RoboSimian cuts a hole into a panel of drywall to complete one of the tasks in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19326:
RoboSimian Cuts Hole in Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian drives a four-wheeled vehicle through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19325:
RoboSimian Driving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian exits its vehicle following a brief drive through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19324:
RoboSimian Exits Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
PIA19683:
LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired June 1, 2015 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows evidence of the excessive water caused by widespread flooding from torrential rains. Located south of San Antonio, the Nueces River was one of many that overflowed its banks.
PIA19681:
NASA Spacecraft Views Aftermath of Texas Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 Earth Terra
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In southern Syria, the Azraq-Wadi as Sirhan Depression is the site of young volcanic activity, producing an extensive basaltic volcanic field, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19479:
Lava Field, Syria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
PIA19475:
NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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Southern U.S. SMAP soil moisture retrievals from April 27, 2015, when severe storms were affecting Texas.
PIA19338:
Southern U.S. Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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High-resolution global soil moisture map from NASA SMAP's combined radar and radiometer instruments, acquired between May 4 and May 11, 2015 during SMAP's commissioning phase.
PIA19337:
High-Resolution Global Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-13 Earth Terra
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Situated 1670 km northeast of Sydney, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Norfolk Island, an Australian Territory.
PIA19463:
Norfolk Island, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth ARIA
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA14710:
New ALOS-2 Damage Map Assists 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA17799:
The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth 1041x694x3
A nighttime shot shows some of the antennas of the Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array in California, with the center of our galaxy in the background.
PIA19336:
Scanning the Radio Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-07 Earth ARIA
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This false-color map from NASA's ARIA project shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused almost entirely by the magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA14708:
Radar Shows Kathmandu Area Uplifted 5 Feet by Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-07 Earth Aqua
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This frame from a movie shows alternating day and nighttime views of the plume of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by Calbuco, as observed by NASA's AIRS instrument onbpard NASA's Aqua spacecraft, from April 22 to May 4, 2015.
PIA19385:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Transport of Sulfur Dioxide from Chilean Volcanic Eruption (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Earth SMAP
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These maps of global soil moisture were created using data from the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory. Evident are regions of increased soil moisture and flooding during April, 2015.
PIA17798:
SMAP's Radiometer Captures Views of Global Soil Moisture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Earth ARIA
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Using a combination of GPS-measured ground motion data, satellite radar data, and seismic observations, scientists have constructed preliminary estimates of how much April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal moved below Earth's surface.
PIA19384:
NASA/Caltech Team Images Nepal Quake Fault Rupture, Surface Movements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Earth ARIA
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This false-color map shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused almost entirely by the 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal during a 70-day interval between two ALOS-2 images, acquired February 21 and May 2, 2015.
PIA19383:
NASA's ARIA Project Provides New Look at Earth Surface Deformation from Nepal Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-02 Earth ARIA
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This deformation map from NASA's ARIA project shows surface displacements around Kathmandu, the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA19535:
NASA's ARIA Project Maps Deformation of Earth's Surface from Nepal Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-01 Earth ARIA
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA13911:
NASA-Generated Damage Map to Assist with 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth SMAP
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The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed.
PIA11399:
NASA SMAP Images Show Progression of Spring Thaw in Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth C-SAR Sensor
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This satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image-pair shows relative deformation of the Earth's surface when nn April 22-23, 2015, significant explosive eruptions occurred at Calbuco volcano, Chile.
PIA11434:
Ground Deformation from Chilean Volcanic Eruption Shown by Satellite Radar Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 Earth Terra
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The April 18, 2015 eruption of Calbuco Volcano in Chile, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, led to the evacuation of thousands of citizens near the summit, blanketed nearby towns with a layer of ash, and disrupted air traffic.
PIA19382:
Chilean Volcanic Eruption Nighttime View
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