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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Orange County, Calif., shows the massive urbanization of this rapidly growing region located just south of Los Angeles.
PIA01835:
Space Radar Image of Orange County, California (Annotated Version)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (68.47 MB)     JPEG (5.452 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the area just north of the city of Cairo, Egypt, where the Nile River splits into two main branches.
PIA01836:
Space Radar Image of Nile River Delta, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.89 MB)     JPEG (2.052 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of a mineral-rich region in southern China is being used by geologists to identify potential new areas for mineral exploration.
PIA01837:
Space Radar Image of Mineral Resources, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.551 MB)     JPEG (1.02 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These spaceborne radar images show a segment of the Great Wall of China in a desert region of north-central China, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) west of Beijing.
PIA01838:
Space Radar Image of Great Wall of China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.51 MB)     JPEG (1.113 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective of the eastern front range of the Rocky Mountains, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Great Falls, Montana.
PIA01840:
Space Radar Image of Rocky Mountains, Montana
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.591 MB)     JPEG (319.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Missoula, Montana, created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01841:
Space Radar Image of Missoula, Montana in 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.282 MB)     JPEG (267.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the city of Honolulu, Hawaii and adjacent areas on the island of Oahu. Honolulu lies on the south shore of the island, along the bottom of this image.
PIA01842:
Space Radar Image of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.13 MB)     JPEG (961.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the British territory of Hong Kong, adjacent to mainland China. The South China Sea is shown in dark blue and red on the image.
PIA01843:
Space Radar Image of Hong Kong
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.68 MB)     JPEG (1.002 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Calcutta, India, illustrates different urban land use patterns. Calcutta, the largest city in India, is located on the banks of the Hugli River, shown as the thick, dark line in the upper portion of the image.
PIA01844:
Space Radar Image of Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.759 MB)     JPEG (203.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Munich, Germany illustrates the capability of a multi-frequency radar system to highlight different land use patterns in the area surrounding Bavaria's largest city.
PIA01845:
Space Radar Image of Munich, Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.31 MB)     JPEG (2.135 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the remote central Asian region of Tuva, an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation. Tuva is a mostly mountainous region that lies between western Mongolia and southern Siberia.
PIA01846:
Space Radar Image of Tuva, Central Asia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (80.21 MB)     JPEG (6.547 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the city of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Phnom Penh lies at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Basak Sab.
PIA01847:
Space Radar Image of Phnom Phen, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.8 MB)     JPEG (1.418 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Iveragh Peninsula, one of the four peninsulas in southwestern Ireland, is shown in this spaceborne radar image. The lakes of Killarney National Park are the green patches on the left side of the image.
PIA01848:
Space Radar Image of County Kerry, Ireland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.29 MB)     JPEG (1.841 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows a segment of the Columbia River as it passes through the area of Wenatchee, Washington, about 220 kilometers (136 miles) east of Seattle.
PIA01849:
Space Radar Image of Wenatchee, Washington
Full Resolution:     TIFF (37.48 MB)     JPEG (2.441 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the intensive agricultural development in central Ukraine, along the Dnieper River. The area shown lies about 320 kilometers (198 miles) southeast of Kiev and about 360 kilometers (223 miles) northeast of Odessa.
PIA01850:
Space Radar Image of Dnieper River, Ukraine
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.99 MB)     JPEG (2.203 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The northern end of the island country of Taiwan, including the capital city of Taipei, is shown in this spaceborne radar image. Taipei is the bright blue and red area in the lower center of the image.
PIA01853:
Space Radar Image of Taipei, Taiwan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.76 MB)     JPEG (2.419 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the vast Namib Sand Sea on the west coast of southern Africa, just northeast of the city of Luderitz, Namibia.
PIA01856:
Space Radar Image of Namibia Sand Dunes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (86.77 MB)     JPEG (8.973 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the famous 'hook' of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Cape, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean about 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Boston.
PIA01857:
Space Radar Image of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.1 MB)     JPEG (3.779 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the 'Valley Island' of Maui, Hawaii. The cloud-penetrating capabilities of radar provide a rare view of many parts of the island, since the higher elevations are frequently shrouded in clouds.
PIA01858:
Space Radar Image of Maui, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.52 MB)     JPEG (1.26 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows a segment of the Rhine River where it forms the border between the Alsace region of northeastern France on the left and the Black Forest region of Germany on the right.
PIA01859:
Space Radar Image of Rhine River, France and Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.7 MB)     JPEG (2.372 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a spaceborne radar image of the city of Sacramento, the capital of California. Urban areas appear pink and the surrounding agricultural areas are green and blue.
PIA01861:
Space Radar Image of Sacramento, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.841 MB)     JPEG (770.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image shows the Hampton Roads, Virginia region, where the James River (upper left center) flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
PIA01862:
Space Radar Image of Hampton Roads, Virginia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.39 MB)     JPEG (1.869 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows how the Atlas Mountains in northwestern Africa dominate the geography of Morocco.
PIA01863:
Space Radar Image of Eastern Morocco
Full Resolution:     TIFF (35.28 MB)     JPEG (3.031 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Earth Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 was launched on November 3, 1973, 12:45 am PST, from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas/Centaur rocket (a reconditioned Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - ICBM).
PIA02441:
Earth and Moon as Viewed by Mariner 10
Full Resolution:     TIFF (388.4 kB)     JPEG (32.07 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This three-dimensional image of the volcano Kilauea was generated based on interferometric fringes derived from two X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar data takes on April 13, 1994 and October 4, 1994.
PIA01761:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (512.9 kB)     JPEG (92.05 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image is dominated by the metropolitan area of Australia's largest city, Sydney.
PIA01828:
Space Radar Image of Sydney, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.37 MB)     JPEG (2.644 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows the Pinacate Volcanic Field in the state of Sonora, Mexico, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Yuma, Arizona. The United States/Mexico border runs across the upper right corner of the image.
PIA01852:
Space Radar Image of Pinacate Volcanic Field, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (64.12 MB)     JPEG (5.228 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a vertically polarized L-band image of the southern half of Moscow, an area which has been inhabited for 2,000 years.
PIA01752:
Space Radar Image of Moscow, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (597.2 kB)     JPEG (164.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a color composite image of southern Bahia, Brazil, centered at 15.22 degree south latitude and 39.07 degrees west longitude.
PIA01764:
Space Radar Image of Bahia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.214 MB)     JPEG (689 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image is of an area thought to contain the ruins of the ancient settlement of Niya. It is located in the southwestern corner of the Taklamakan Desert in China's Sinjiang Province.
PIA01725:
Space Radar Image of Niya ruins, Taklamakan Desert
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.656 MB)     JPEG (152.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of a false-color image of the eastern part of the Big Island of Hawaii.
PIA01717:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii in 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.615 MB)     JPEG (140.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two false-color images of the Manaus region of Brazil in South America were acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01735:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.568 MB)     JPEG (245.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image of Fort Irwin in California's Mojave Desert compares interferometric radar signatures topography - data that were obtained by multiple imaging of the same region to produce three-dimensional elevation maps.
PIA01759:
SPace Radar Image of Fort Irwin, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.509 MB)     JPEG (296.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Data acquired on April 13, 1994 and on October 4, 1994 from NASA's X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour were used to generate interferometric fringes, which were overlaid on the X-SAR image of Kilauea.
PIA01762:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.69 MB)     JPEG (520.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This pair of images illustrates the ability of multi-parameter radar imaging sensors such as NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture radar to detect climate-related changes.
PIA01778:
Space Radar Image of Patagonian Ice Fields
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.9 MB)     JPEG (1.593 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image of San Francisco, California shows how the radar distinguishes between densely populated urban areas and nearby areas that are relatively unsettled.
PIA01791:
Space Radar Image of San Francisco, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.23 MB)     JPEG (3.735 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image shows land use patterns in and around the city of Florence, Italy, shown here in the center of the image. Florence is situated on a plain in the Chianti Hill region of Central Italy.
PIA01795:
Space Radar Image of Florence, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.04 MB)     JPEG (2.274 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a radar image of an offshore drilling field about 150 km (93 miles) west of Bombay, India, in the Arabian Sea. The dark streaks are extensive oil slicks surrounding many of the drilling platforms, which appear as bright white spots.
PIA01803:
Space Radar Image of Oil Slicks
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.1 MB)     JPEG (2.086 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Lisbon, Portugal illustrates the different land use patterns that are present in coastal Portugal. Lisbon, the national capital, lies on the north bank of the Rio Tejo where the river enters the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA01807:
Space Radar Image of Lisbon, Portugal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.58 MB)     JPEG (2.158 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image of Belgrade, Serbia, illustrates the variety of land use patterns that can be observed with a multiple wavelength radar system.
PIA01839:
Space Radar Image of Belgrade, Serbia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.23 MB)     JPEG (2.34 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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 This radar image of Ventura County, California, shows the Santa Clara River valley and the surrounding mountains. The river valley is the linear feature that extends from the lower right to the upper left, where it empties into the Pacific Ocean.
PIA01860:
Space Radar Image of Ventura County, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (42.27 MB)     JPEG (3.482 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of China in 2000.
PIA02986:
Radar view of China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.88 MB)     JPEG (3.194 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Earth Landsat
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NASA's Landsat 1 (originally named the Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or ERTS) was the first of what was to become a series of satellites designed to map and monitor the Earth's land surfaces.
PIA02988:
Early Landsat View of Los Angeles and Vicinity
Full Resolution:     TIFF (46.51 MB)     JPEG (3.886 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-14 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of New Guinea in 2000.
PIA02994:
Radar view of New Guinea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.784 MB)     JPEG (327.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.131 MB)     JPEG (231.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-29 Earth Voyager
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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA00013:
Crescent Earth and Moon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (49.07 kB)     JPEG (9.171 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-30 Earth 1352x1390x3
This image is an interferogram that was created using pairs of images taken by ESA's Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-2) combined to produce these image maps of the apparent surface deformation during and after the 1999 Izmit, Turkey earthquake.
PIA00557:
Izmit, Turkey 1999 Earthquake Interferogram
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.697 MB)     JPEG (408.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-23 Earth Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 7 (GOES-7)
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Image taken on August 25, 1992 by NASA's NOAA GOES-7 of the Americas and Hurricane Andrew.
PIA01462:
The Americas and Hurricane Andrew
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.864 MB)     JPEG (345.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a comparison of images over Prince Albert, produced by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on its 20th orbit on April 10, 1994.
PIA01732:
Space Radar Image of Prince Albert, Canada, Seasonal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.306 MB)     JPEG (655.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These four images of the Long Valley region of east-central California illustrate the steps required to produced three dimensional data and topographics maps from radar interferometry.
PIA01770:
Space Radar Image of Long Valley, California - Interferometry/Topography
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.96 MB)     JPEG (1.504 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This three-dimensional perspective of the remote Karakax Valley in the northern Tibetan Plateau of western China was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01800:
Space Radar Image of Karakax Valley, China 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.026 MB)     JPEG (170.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This spaceborne radar image shows part of the Mojave Desert in the vicinity of Barstow, California and reveals evidence of human activities in the arid environment of the southern California deserts.
PIA01851:
Space Radar Image of Barstow, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (79.47 MB)     JPEG (9.271 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Moon Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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Moon's North Pole
PIA02442:
Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This image of California's Hayward fault is an interferogram created using a pair of images taken by ESA's ERS-1 and ERS-2 in June 1992 and September 1997 over the central San Francisco Bay in California.
PIA02651:
Hayward Fault, California Interferogram
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.07 MB)     JPEG (1.827 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Ranger 7
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Guericke Crater as seen by Ranger 7
PIA02974:
Guericke Crater as seen by Ranger 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Ranger 7
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Ranger 7 took this image, the first picture of the Moon by aU.S. spacecraft, on 31 July 1964 at 13:09 UT (9:09 AM EDT) about 17 minutes before impacting the lunar surface.
PIA02975:
First Image of the Moon taken by a U.S. Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 1
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Image of Surveyor 1's shadow against the lunar surface in the late lunar afternoon, with the horizon at the upper right. Surveyor 1, the first of the Surveyor missions to make a successful soft landing, proved the spacecraft design and landing technique
PIA02976:
Surveyor 1 Shadow
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.593 MB)     JPEG (573.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 7
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Photomosaic of lunar panorama near the Tycho crater taken by Surveyor 7. The hills on the center horizon are about eight miles away from the spacecraft.
PIA02977:
Photomosaic of Tycho Crater - Surveyor 7
Full Resolution:     TIFF (234.2 kB)     JPEG (99.64 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 5
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Surveyor 5 image of the footpad resting in the lunar soil. The trench at right was formed by the footpad sliding during landing. Surveyor 5 landed on the Moon on 11 September 1967 at 1.41 N, 23.18E in Mare Tranquillitatis.
PIA02978:
Surveyor 5 Footpad Resting on the Lunar Soil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (220.4 kB)     JPEG (54.29 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-09 Earth Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
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The Eastern U.S., Europe, and Japan are brightly lit by their cities, while interiors of Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America are dark and lightly populated in this image created in 2000 by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA02991:
Global City Lights
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.269 MB)     JPEG (250.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This figure shows a comparison of interferograms from four different years mapping the rapid ground subsidence over the Lost Hills oil field in California.
PIA03458:
Lost Hills, California Interferogram
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.36 MB)     JPEG (1.012 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-02 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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While most hills and mountains on Earth originate from tectonic motions or volcanism, Earth also has some examples of hills that originated from impacts of large meteorites, the predominant origin for hills and mountains on the Moon.
PIA06012:
Hills in Arctic Canada with Impact Origin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.198 MB)     JPEG (133.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Earth Phoenix
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A scanning electron microscope captured this image of terresterial soil containing a phyllosilicate mineral from Koua Bocca, Ivory Coast, West Africa. This soil shares some similarities with Martian soil scooped by NASA's Phoenix Lander.
PIA11207:
Terrestrial Clay under Microscope
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.119 MB)     JPEG (140.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.161 MB)     JPEG (46.23 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA12223:
Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.253 MB)     JPEG (61.51 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 six minutes before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 a.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA12224:
Deep Impact Identifies Water on the Lunar Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon 910x521x3
How to Find Water on the Moon
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How to Find Water on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth 361x252x3
Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010
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Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 Earth 1192x1192x3
This image is the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antartica. The thick black lines delineate major ice divides. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica's interior are also outlined in black.
PIA14556:
NASA Research Leads to First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-24 Earth QuakeSim
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. was widely felt up and down the East Coast of the United States. This computer model is a QuakeSim model image overlaid on a Google Earth image.
PIA13950:
Computer Model Estimates Permanent Ground Motions from the Aug. 23, 2011 Magnitude 5.8 Virginia Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
PIA15798:
NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Before NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, the strata exposed in Mount Sharp were compared to those in the Grand Canyon of the western United States, shown here. Scientists are surprised by just how close the similarities are.
PIA16098:
Grand Canyon Similar to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Earth 965x720x3
This image shows a dry streambed on an alluvial fan in the Atacama Desert, Chile, revealing the typical patchy, heterogeneous mixture of grain sizes deposited together.
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Dry Streambed on Alluvial Fan in Northern Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.
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GRAIL Spots Gravity Anomaly
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.
PIA16582:
Gravity Anomaly Intersects Moon Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16589:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16600:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.
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Ebb and Flow's Final Moments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.
PIA16603:
GRAIL's Final Resting Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-16 Earth 3029x1080x3
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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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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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
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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
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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 2013-10-09 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.
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Earth Triptych from NASA's Juno Spacecraft
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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 2014-06-04 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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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.
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Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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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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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
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First Seconds of LDSD Test
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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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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 2014-07-01 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 2014-07-28 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.
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Mirror Mount
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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.
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Laser Printing of Gradient Metals
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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.
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OPALS Thermal Vacuum Testing
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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 2014-12-08 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This series of images reconstructs the geology of the region around Mars' Mount Sharp, where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed and is now driving. The images were taken on Earth and have been altered for the illustration.
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Sediment Accumulation in Dry and Wet Periods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
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NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth's surface during each orbit is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers).
PIA19133:
Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite
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