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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On January 26, 2001, the city of Bhuj suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history. This stereoscopic image was generated from NASA's Landsat satellite and data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02796:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Bhuj, India, Two Weeks After Earthquake
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.291 MB)     JPEG (212.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02797:
SRTM Anaglyph: Bhuj, India, Two Weeks After Earthquake
Full Resolution:     TIFF (870.6 kB)     JPEG (98.48 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the city of Bhuj, India, in the foreground (gray area) after an earthquake in western India on January 26, 2001. This image was generated from NASA's Landsat satellite and data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02798:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Bhuj, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.165 MB)     JPEG (254.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the city of Bhuj, India, in the foreground near the right side (dark gray area). Bhuj and many other towns and cities nearby were almost completely destroyed by the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India.
PIA03301:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Bhuj and Anjar, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.664 MB)     JPEG (597.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On January 26, 2001 the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history.
PIA03302:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Haro and Kas Hills, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.602 MB)     JPEG (226.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the Haro and Kas Hills of the Kachchh region in western India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03303:
SRTM Anaglyph: Haro and Kas Hills
Full Resolution:     TIFF (989 kB)     JPEG (108.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-26 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The earthquake that struck western India on January 26, 2001, was the country's strongest in the past 50 years. This perspective view shows the area of the earthquake's epicenter in the lower left corner.
PIA03304:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Rann of Kachchh, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.464 MB)     JPEG (415.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-18 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image of the Santa Barbara, California, region provides a beautiful snapshot of the area's rugged mountains and long and varied coastline.
PIA03306:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Santa Barbara Coastline, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.13 MB)     JPEG (923.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-24 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03307:
SRTM Anaglyph: Roads versus Dikes near Bhuj, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.534 MB)     JPEG (344.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On January 26, 2001, the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history. Geologists traversed the region looking for ground surface disruptions, that could provide clues to the tectonic processes here.
PIA03308:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Northwest of Bhuj, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.061 MB)     JPEG (184.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03309:
SRTM Anaglyph: Northwest of Bhuj, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (802.2 kB)     JPEG (84.41 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the northern coastal plain of Costa Rica with the Cordillera Central, composed of a number of active and dormant volcanoes, rising in the background.
PIA03315:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Costa Rica Coastal Plain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.482 MB)     JPEG (244.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica, in the right center of the image (gray area).
PIA03316:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: San Jose, Costa Rica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.206 MB)     JPEG (201.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This dramatic view looks west along the Cucharas River Canyon in Colorado toward the 4,152 meter (13,623 ft) high Spanish Peaks, in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
PIA03321:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Cucharas Canyon & Spanish Peaks, Colorado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.888 MB)     JPEG (189.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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At more than 4,300 meters (14,000 feet ), Mount Shasta is California's tallest volcano and part of the Cascade chain of volcanoes extending south from Washington.
PIA03328:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.753 MB)     JPEG (149.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The defining landmarks of San Francisco, its bay and the San Andreas Fault are clearly seen in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south.
PIA03329:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.672 MB)     JPEG (164.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The influence of topography on the growth of the city of San Diego is seen clearly in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south.
PIA03330:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Diego, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.617 MB)     JPEG (166.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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California's state capitol, Sacramento, can be seen clustered along the American and Sacramento Rivers in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the west.
PIA03331:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Sacramento, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.27 MB)     JPEG (236.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount San Antonio (more commonly known as Mount Baldy) crowns the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles in this computer-generated east-northeast perspective viewed from above the Malibu coastline.
PIA03332:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Metro Los Angeles, Calif.: Malibu to Mount Baldy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.933 MB)     JPEG (433.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The city of Palm Springs nestles at the base of Mount San Jacinto in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the east.
PIA03334:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Palm Springs, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.694 MB)     JPEG (175.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The cities of San Francisco and the East Bay are highlighted in this computer-generated perspective viewed from west of the Golden Gate.
PIA03335:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.999 MB)     JPEG (127.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The volcanic nature of Mount Shasta is clearly evident in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the northwest.
PIA03336:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.556 MB)     JPEG (129.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo erupted on January 17, 2002, and subsequently sent streams of lava into the city of Goma on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
PIA03337:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Pre-eruption Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (368 kB)     JPEG (28.97 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo erupted on January 17, 2002, and subsequently sent streams of lava into the city of Goma on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
PIA03338:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Perspective View with Lava SRTM / ASTER / Landsat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (368.7 kB)     JPEG (29.26 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo erupted on January 17, 2002, and subsequently sent streams of lava into the city of Goma on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
PIA03339:
Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo, Map View with Lava, Landsat / ASTER / SRTM
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.983 MB)     JPEG (168.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03340:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Anaglyph, SRTM / Landsat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.001 MB)     JPEG (499 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains.
PIA03341:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Salt Lake City Olympics Venues, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19 MB)     JPEG (1.558 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Most of the population of Utah lives just west of the Wasatch Mountains in the north central part of the state.
PIA03342:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Salt Lake City, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.67 MB)     JPEG (385 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Salt Lake City, Utah. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03343:
Anaglyph, Salt Lake City, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.158 MB)     JPEG (683.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains.
PIA03344:
Stereo Pair, Salt Lake City, Utah
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.961 MB)     JPEG (380.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-28 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount San Antonio (more commonly known as Mount Baldy) crowns the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, Calif., in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03345:
Anaglyph, Metro Los Angeles, Calif.: Malibu to Mount Baldy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.198 MB)     JPEG (298.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Most of Los Angeles is visible in this computer-generated north-northeast perspective viewed from above the Pacific Ocean.
PIA03348:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Los Angeles Basin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.61 MB)     JPEG (953.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, reaches 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, tall enough to maintain a permanent snow cap despite being just 330 kilometers (210 miles) south of the equator.
PIA03355:
Perspective with Landsat Overlay, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.589 MB)     JPEG (275.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles)west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
PIA03357:
Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.649 MB)     JPEG (145.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Mount Meru, an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03358:
Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (602.1 kB)     JPEG (56.43 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Mount St Helens, Washington. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03360:
Anaglyph, Mount St Helens, Washington State
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.217 MB)     JPEG (309 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens catastrophically erupted, causing the worst volcanic disaster in the recorded history of the United States.
PIA03361:
Stereo Pair, Mount St Helens, Washington State
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.66 MB)     JPEG (779.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-08 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles and vicinity seen from space, as viewed by NASA's Landsat 7 satellite from an altitude of 437 miles on May 4, 2001.
PIA03372:
Landsat with SRTM Shaded Relief, Los Angeles and Vicinity from Space
Full Resolution:     TIFF (239.2 MB)     JPEG (15.02 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-08 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Digital elevation models (DEMs), such as those produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), allow user-controlled visualization of the Earth's landforms that is not possible using satellite imagery alone.
PIA03373:
Landsat - SRTM Shaded Relief Comparison, Los Angeles and Vicinity
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.663 MB)     JPEG (243.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-23 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles, Calif., is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas with a population of about 15 million people. The urban areas mostly cover the coastal plains and lie within the inland valleys.
PIA03376:
Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat, Los Angeles, Calif
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.45 MB)     JPEG (1.906 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.
PIA03386:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.59 MB)     JPEG (950.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03387:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.8 MB)     JPEG (2.079 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (front to back) of this east-looking view of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, along the northeast perimeter of the Caribbean Sea.
PIA03391:
SRTM Perspective with Landsat Virgin Islands, Carribean
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.777 MB)     JPEG (89.61 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.529 MB)     JPEG (737 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.64 MB)     JPEG (1.094 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear on the left (west) of this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04960:
Cape Town, South Africa, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.41 MB)     JPEG (2.219 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.727 MB)     JPEG (581.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The prominent circular feature seen here is known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania. This anaglyph is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04962:
Richat Structure, Mauritania, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (54.43 MB)     JPEG (3.974 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert.
PIA04963:
Richat Structure, Mauritania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.441 MB)     JPEG (507 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) has produced the first high-resolution, near-global elevation dataset of Earth.
PIA04967:
Library of Congress Model, Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.27 MB)     JPEG (895.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This elevation anaglyph of Los Angeles and adjacent mountainous terrain was created by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04968:
Library of Congress Model, Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.503 MB)     JPEG (858.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea (top to bottom) are Polynesian Islands about 220 kilometers (135 miles) west-northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific.
PIA06660:
Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea, French Polynesia, Landsat and SIR-C Images Compared to SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.921 MB)     JPEG (158.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.04 MB)     JPEG (641 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.98 MB)     JPEG (634.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.98 MB)     JPEG (658.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will undergo a series of events in the skies above Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of testing future landing technologies for Mars missions.
PIA18451:
Timeline of Events for Planetary Landing Test
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.766 MB)     JPEG (63.51 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Hours after its successful engineering flight, the first test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project is lifted aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18517:
Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18518:
LDSD Saucer Aboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18519:
First Seconds of LDSD Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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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 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, one of the new technologies being developed as part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, floats just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on June 28, 2014.
PIA18425:
LDSD Chute Beneath the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Moments into its powered flight, NASA'sLow-density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes.
PIA18464:
Departing Saucer Snaps Balloon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Divers retrieve the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18465:
Fishing LDSD out of the Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon Lunar Orbiter
610 Millimeter Lunar Orbiter Camera
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Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
PIA00094:
Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Sinus Iridum
PIA13619:
Sinus Iridum
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Full resolution detail from one of the first LROC NAC images. At this scale and lighting, impact craters dominate the landscape.
PIA12884:
First LROC Images
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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On July 4th the Narrow Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter scanned its way towards the north pole at an altitude of 187 km, brushing past the crater Rozhdestvenskiy W.
PIA12886:
Scanning Towards the North Pole
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Close-up view of the lunar highlands, northeast of Clavius crater, taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12885:
Swooping over the Lunar Highlands
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The central peak and fractured floor of Compton crater as imaged by the LROC Narrow Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at dusk, image width is ~1720 meters.
PIA12887:
The Fractured Floor of Compton
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Mosaic of a floor-fractured crater, acquired by the Wide Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 560 nm filter. Scene is approximately 160 km across.
PIA12888:
Mapping the Moon with the Wide Angle Camera
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's first look at the Apollo landing sites.
PIA12889:
LROC's First Look at the Apollo Landing Sites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3D. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12890:
The Moon in 3-D
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a mare-highlands boundary in northern Mare Frigoris.
PIA12891:
Relative Timing of Geologic Events in Mare Frigoris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-03 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sees bright crater rays and boulders.
PIA12893:
Bright Crater Rays and Boulders
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a terraced wall in Burg Crater.
PIA12892:
Terraced Wall in Bürg Crater
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sees hummocks and blocks on the ejecta blanket of Tsiolkovskiy crater.
PIA12894:
Hummocks and Blocks and Craters
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's showing a string of secondary craters from an impact crater to the north, probably Giordano Bruno.
PIA12895:
Stream of Secondary Craters
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's shows a sinuous rille winding its way across a much larger rille in the heart of the Aristarchus Plateau.
PIA12896:
Rille within a Rille
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This uncalibrated image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's shows the Apollo 14 landing site and nearby Cone crater. The trail followed by the astronauts can clearly be discerned.
PIA12897:
Trail of Discovery at Fra Mauro
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Cracks form in the impact melt sheet on the floor of Necho Crater in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12898:
Necho Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-25 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This is a synthetic perspective view looking south from the Apollo 16 landing area, topography is rendered naturally as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12900:
First LROC Stereo Results
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This is a view from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of a very young impact crater in Balmer basin. The dark streamers are impact melt splashes thrown out during the crater formation.
PIA12901:
Recent Impact
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Boulders perched on the summit of the central peak of Tsiolkovskiy crater are seen in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12902:
Uplift, Boulders of Tsiolkovskiy
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Boulders perched on the summit of the central peak of Tsiolkovskiy crater are seen in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12903:
First Look: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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 NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter catches the edge of Mare Moscoviense.
PIA12904:
Where Moscoviense meets the Highlands
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the ejecta blanket and rim of Timocharis crater in southeastern Mare Imbrium.
PIA12905:
Lunar South Pole - Out of the Shadows
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the ejecta blanket and rim of Timocharis crater in southeastern Mare Imbrium.
PIA12906:
Milichius A
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Several sequences were acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter looking across the illuminated limb to quantify scattered light.
PIA12907:
Commissioning Sequences Pave the Way
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The linear rille Rima Ariadaeus is found on the nearside of the Moon, nestled between Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Vaporum in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12908:
Rima Ariadaeus - A Linear Rille
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-29 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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One month after its first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter passed over the site again providing a new view of the historic site.
PIA12909:
Apollo 11: Second Look
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Surveyor 1 spacecraft sitting silently on Oceanus Procellarum, the first US spacecraft to land on another planet on June 2, 1966 in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12910:
Surveyor 1 -- America's First Soft Lunar Landing
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater (center of image) formed by impact of the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB booster.
PIA12911:
Apollo 14 S-IVB Impact Crater
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater (center of image) formed by impact of the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB booster.
PIA12912:
Ejecta Sweeps the Surface
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Distinctive asymmetrical ejecta surrounding a 140 meter diameter crater in the lunar highlands as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Crater is located on the northeastern rim of the eroded (pre-Nectarian) crater Hommel.
PIA12913:
Asymmetric Ejecta
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