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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-11 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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You are here: Earth as seen from Mars
PIA05547:
You are here: Earth as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-13 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Earth on the Horizon
PIA05560:
Earth on the Horizon
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.
PIA04530:
Earth and Jupiter as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, & Mercury do when viewed from Earth
PIA04531:
Earth and Moon as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-10 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This crescent view of Earth's Moon in infrared, blue-green, and red wavelengths comes from a camera test by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on its way to Mars.
PIA08002:
High-Resolution Mars Camera Test Image of Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the NASA spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of color and ultraviolet images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04159:
Calibration Image of Earth by Mars Color Imager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-10 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This pair of views shows how little of the full image frame was taken up by the Moon in test images taken Sept. 8, 2005, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA08005:
Full-Frame Reference for Test Photo of Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-13 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This crescent view of Earth's Moon in infrared wavelengths comes from a camera test by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on its way to Mars. This image was taken by taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera Sept. 8, 2005.
PIA08004:
High-Resolution Mars Camera Test Image of Moon (Infrared)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007.
PIA10244:
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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 This image comes from observations of Horowitz crater by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The features that extend down the slope during warm seasons are called recurring slope lineae.
PIA14475:
Warm-Season Flows on Slope in Horowitz Crater (Eight-Image Sequence)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-31 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
PIA19149:
Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of terrestrial rocks was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13583:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This close-up view of a stone found in San Diego was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13584:
Test Close-Up of Earth Cobble by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This stereo view of terrestrial rocks combines two images taken by a testing twin of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13585:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera (Stereo)
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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 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The two bodies in this portion of an evening-sky view by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are Earth and Earth's moon. The rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) imaged them in the twilight sky of Curiosity's 529th Martian day, or sol (Jan. 31, 2014).
PIA17935:
Curiosity Mars Rover's First Image of Earth and Earth's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth.
PIA17936:
Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 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.
PIA19078:
Sediment Accumulation in Dry and Wet Periods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth Departure Movie
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Earth Departure Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Galapagos Islands Image
PIA10121:
Galapagos Islands Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Twins Image
PIA10122:
Twins Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
PIA13474:
Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Looking Back at Us
PIA17388:
Looking Back at Us
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Home
PIA17540:
Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
PIA17896:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
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The launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, is seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
PIA18457:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Ready to Blast Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18458:
Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, awaits launch at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18459:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 on the Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, as recorded by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18934:
Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This map shows solar-induced fluorescence, a plant process that occurs during photosynthesis, from Aug. through Oct. 2014 as measured by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18935:
Global Solar-Induced Fluorescence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This image shows NASA's OCO-2 measurements of carbon dioxide levels over Pasadena and the northern Los Angeles basin on Sept. 5, 2014. Each colored dot represents a single measurement of the greenhouse gas made during an overflight of the area.
PIA18815:
Validating Carbon Dioxide Measurements from NASA's OCO-2 Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This ISRO-NASA-JPL-Caltech collaborative image shows ocean wind vector data from ISRO's OceanSat 2 spacecraft of Hurricane Irene which made landfall early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, just west of Cape Lookout, NC.
PIA14742:
NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This image shows ocean surface winds for Hurricane Sandy observed by the OSCAT radar scatterometer on the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) OceanSat-2 satellite. Colors indicate wind speed and arrows indicate direction.
PIA16219:
OSCAT Eyes Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Advanced Microwave Radiometer (AMR)
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Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:<br />First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Pools of warm water known as Kelvin waves can be seen traveling eastward along the equator (black line) in this image from the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite.
PIA12334:
Waves That Feed El Niņos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The most recent sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the continued eastward progression of a strong wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave, now approaching South America.
PIA12404:
El Niņo Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-2 oceanography satellite show a weakening of trade winds in western and central equatorial Pacific during late-January through February has triggered yet another strong, eastward-moving Kelvin wave.
PIA12962:
El Niņo's Last Stand?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 shows that the moderate El Niņo of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sibling, La Niņa, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
PIA13211:
Adios El Niņo, Hello La Niņa?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA's OSTIM/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, on June 11, 2010, shows that Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.
PIA14383:
La Niņa's Exit Leaves Climate Forecasts in Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
PIA16787:
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month.
PIA17454:
'La Nada' Climate Pattern Lingers in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's European Jason-2 satellite shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events.
PIA17809:
The Fickle El Niño of 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, launched on June 20, 2008, wasted no time getting to work. The satellite's radar altimeter collected its first data a little more than 48 hours after launch.
PIA11197:
Newest Ocean-Observing Satellite Records Recent Sea Level Changes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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ElNiņo is experiencing a late-fall resurgence. Sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the equatorial Pacific has triggered a wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave.
PIA12326:
El Niņo Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The northern portion of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current, shown in red, appears about to detach a large ring of current, creating a separate eddy. An eddy is a large, warm, clockwise-spinning vortex of water -- the ocean's version of a cyclone.
PIA13155:
Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
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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
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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 2009-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Wildfires are a recurring natural hazard faced by Californians. In Santa Barbara County, a wildfire, called the Jesusita fire, ignited on May 5, 2009 in the Cathedral Peak area northwest of Mission Canyon.
PIA12006:
Disaster Management: Rapid Dry-Up of Rainwater on Land Surface Leading to the Santa Barbara Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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As super Typhoon Bilis, equal in strength to a category 5 hurricane, bore down on Taiwan, these images from August 21, 2000, show the massive storm's most devastating components: rain and wind.
PIA01047:
Typhoon Bilis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-05 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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As super Typhoon Bilis, equal in strength to a category 5 hurricane, bore down on Taiwan, these images from August 21, 2000, show the massive storm's most devastating components: rain and wind.
PIA01048:
Typhoon Bilis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image shows wind speeds and direction in the Pacific Ocean on August 1, 1999, gathered by NASA's Seawinds radar instrument flying onboard NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA01346:
Pacific Ocean Surface Winds from QuikScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image shows wind speeds and direction in the Atlantic Ocean on August 1, 1999, gathered by NASA's Seawinds radar instrument flying onboard NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA01347:
Atlantic Ocean Surface Winds from QuikScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite instrument kept an eye on an iceberg the size of Rhode Island, the first time this space technology had been used to track a potential threat to international shipping.
PIA02329:
SeaWinds Watches for Breakup of Giant Iceberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-16 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's SeaWinds radar instrument eyed the center of a massive hurricane -- Floyd -- as it ripped past Georgia and the Carolinas Wednesday afternoon, September 15, then marched toward a midnight strike at Cape Fear, North Carolina.
PIA02334:
SeaWinds Radar Stares Into The Eye Of Angry Hurricane Floyd
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-25 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument onboard NASA's new QuikScat ocean-viewing satellite captured this image of Hurricane Dora in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean on August 10, as it was blowing at speeds of nearly 40 meters per second (90 miles per hour).
PIA02404:
SeaWinds Radar Clocks Hurricane Dora's Wind Speeds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The distribution of ocean surface winds over the Atlantic Ocean, based on September 1999 data from NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite, shows wind direction, superimposed on the color image indicating wind speed.
PIA02455:
SeaWinds Global Coverage with Detail of Hurricane Floyd
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The figure demonstrates of the capability of the SeaWinds instrument on NASA's QuikScat satellite in monitoring both sea ice and ocean surface wind, thus helping to further our knowledge in wind-ice interaction and its effect on climate change.
PIA02456:
SeaWinds Wind-Ice Interaction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite shows winds are blocked by an island mountain barrier on South Georgia Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean in the year 2000.
PIA02457:
SeaWinds - South Georgia Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds scatterometer on NASA's QuikScat satellite makes global radar measurements day and night, in clear sky and through clouds. Greenland and the polar ice cap are shown here on September 20, 1999.
PIA02458:
SeaWinds - Oceans, Land, Polar Regions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The frequent coverage provided by NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite in 1999 provided unprecedented capability to monitor daily and seasonal changes in the key melt zones of Greenland.
PIA02459:
SeaWinds - Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
PIA03892:
Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-13 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument on NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) spacecraft captured these near-real-time backscatter images of melting on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea between October 27 (left) and October 29 (right).
PIA03894:
QuikScat Captures an Early Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image, produced from data collected by the SeaWinds scatterometer instrument onboard NASA's QuikScat mission reveals the details of the surface winds and rain in Typhoon Nanmadol as it moves westward.
PIA07100:
Typhoon Nanmadol
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikScat satellite collected the data used to create this colorful image of Cyclone Olaf churning in the South Pacific on February 16, 2005.
PIA07415:
Cyclones in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Typhoon Haitang is shown here churning steadily towards Taiwan and China. This image shows the storm's swirling wind patterns as observed by NASA's QuikScat satellite on July 14, 2005, at 19:19 UTC (14:19 Eastern Daylight Time).
PIA07968:
Super Typhoon Haitang
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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When NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) captured this image on July 13, 2005, Emily was just a few hours away from becoming a hurricane.
PIA07969:
Hurricane Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Tropical Storm Katrina is shown here as observed by NASA's QuikScatsatellite on August 25, 2005, at 08:37 UTC (4:37 a.m. in Florida). At this time, the storm had 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour; 43 knots) sustained winds.
PIA07432:
Tropical Storm Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Nearly the whole of the Gulf of Mexico was churning with the powerful winds and rains of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005, when NASA's QuikScat satellite captured this image.
PIA04176:
Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Distribution Patterns of Land
Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
PIA03029:
Distribution Patterns of Land Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The eye of Hurricane Wilma, a menacing Category 4 storm, approaches the northeastern tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in this October 21 image from NASA's QuikScat satellite, depicting relative wind speeds and direction.
PIA03056:
Wilma's Winds Whip Mexico's Yucatan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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A ferry carrying more than 600 passengers sank in the Java Sea between the island of Java and Borneo just before midnight on December 29, 2006, during high winds and rough seas.
PIA09110:
QuikScat Shows Rough Seas/Atmospheric Conditions at Time of Two Java Sea Disasters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-06 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat observed a rare tropical cyclone in the northern part of the Arabian Sea, threatening the petroleum shipping lanes and the Gulf States (e.g. Oman) that are unprepared for such an event.
PIA09600:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Observed by QuikSCAT
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite acquired this image of Category One Typhoon Fitow on Sept. 6, 2007, prior to the storm making landfall in Japan.
PIA09978:
NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The scope and extent of the strong Santa Ana wind event in Southern California the week of Oct. 21, 2007, is visible in this image from NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA10089:
NASA's QuikScat Maps Southern California's Destructive Santa Ana Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-11 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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There has been considerable interest in the recent state of Arctic sea ice for scientific research and for operational applications especially along the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage.
PIA11086:
Recent State of Arctic Sea Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-20 Earth RadarSat
Imaging Radar
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Global View of the Arctic Ocean
PIA02970:
Global View of the Arctic Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-20 Earth RadarSat
Imaging Radar
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NASA researchers have new [sic] insights into the mysteries of Arctic sea ice, thanks to the unique abilities of Canada's Radarsat satellite.
PIA02971:
Comparative Views of Arctic Sea Ice Growth
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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 2002-07-05 Moon Ranger 9
TV Camera
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On March 24, 1965, a nationwide TV audience watched live video from Ranger 9 as it purposefully crashed into the Moon within the crater Alphonsus. Ranger's six cameras sent back more than 5800 video images during the last 18 minutes of its 3-day journey,
PIA03495:
Live from the Moon - Impact! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring.
PIA17897:
ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-06 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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Launched Sept. 21, 2014, to the International Space Station, NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the International Space Station-RapidScat scatterometer to measure global ocean near-surface wind speeds and directions.
PIA18824:
NASA's New RapidScat Breezes Into Operation Aboard Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat ocean wind scatterometer viewed Hurricane Ana as it approached Hawaii. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2014, RapidScat observed Ana seven times. This frame is from a movie containing multiple days of observation.
PIA18834:
Hurricane Ana Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.
PIA18059:
NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-18 Earth Seasat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This Seasat synthetic aperture radar image from Aug. 27, 1978, shows the Massachusetts coast from Nantucket Island in the south past Cape Cod and Boston to Cape Ann in the north.
PIA18137:
NASA's Seasat Satellite Shows Massachusetts Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-27 Earth Seasat
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Seasat, built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was launched thirty-five years ago, on June 27, 1978. It was the first satellite designed for remote sensing of the Earth's oceans using many ground-breaking technologies.
PIA15816:
Seasat Celebrates Landmark in Remote-Sensing History Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-24 Earth SeaWinds
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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One of NASA's newest Earth-observing instruments, the SeaWinds scatterometer aboard Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Adeos) 2--now renamed Midori 2--has successfully transmitted its first radar data to our home planet.
PIA03896:
NASA's Newest SeaWinds Instrument Breezes Into Operation
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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
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
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Why does Fargo flood? The Red River of the North, which forms the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, has a long history of severe floods. Major floods include those of 1826, 1897, 1950, 1997, and now 2009.
PIA11964:
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of the world was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03395:
World in Mercator Projection, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), acquired on February 2000, shows central Panama, with the remnants of the extinct volcano El Valle in the foreground and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.
PIA03369:
Perspective View with Color-Coded Shaded Relief, Central Panama
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), acquired on February 2000, shows the Panama Canal with the Gulf of Panama in the foreground and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.
PIA03368:
Perspective View with Color-Coded Shaded Relief, Panama Canal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, southern Mexico and parts of Cuba and Jamaica are all seen in this image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03364:
Colored Height and Shaded Relief, Central America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, lying between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean to the east, is one of the most active volcanic regions along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
PIA03374:
Colored Height and Shaded Relief, Kamchatka Peninsula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The white, mottled area in the right-center of this image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is Madrid, the capital of Spain.
PIA03375:
Shaded Relief and Radar Image with Color as Height, Madrid, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of North America was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03377:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, North America
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