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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Galapagos, situated in the Pacific Ocean roughly 1000 kilometers west of mainland Ecuador. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4.
PIA03435:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5:
Galapagos Islands

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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.
PIA16493:
Ebb and Flow's Final Moments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-18 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's north polar region.
PIA18138:
NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The pattern on the right half of this image of the Bay of Bengal is the result of two opposing wave trains colliding. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on March 29, 2000.
PIA02662:
ASTER Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Wheeler Ridge and vicinity, California, is a site of major tectonic activity, both historically and over recent geologic time.
PIA02773:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Wheeler Ridge, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.866 MB)     JPEG (281.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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The extent, height, and amount of smoke originating from the B&B Complex Fires in central Oregon are captured in these September 4, 2003 views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04338:
Smoke Plumes from the B&B Complex Fires, Oregon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The recently active volcano Mt. Manaro is the dominant feature in this shaded relief image of Ambae Island, part of the Vanuatu archipelago located 1400 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.
PIA06675:
Ambae Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This depiction of an area south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, is the first Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)view of the Andes Mountains, the tallest mountain chain in the western hemisphere.
PIA03312:
SRTM Perspective of Colored Height and Shaded Relief Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views from NASA's Terra satellite highlight a number of the land use, vegetation, and geological features found Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
PIA03722:
Highlights from Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
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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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These L-band images of the Manaus region of Brazil were acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01740:
Space Radar Image of Manaus region of Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-02 Earth Terra
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On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.
PIA19268:
California Solar Farms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Earth Terra
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The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19355:
Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, Continued Activity seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Cloud-top radiance and height characteristics of Hurricane Isabel are depicted in these data products and animations from NASA's Terra spacecraft on September 7, 2003.
PIA04339:
Aspects of Hurricane Isabel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland's volcanoes, which began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time (1730 UTC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011, east of the capital city of Reykjavik.
PIA14161:
Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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Baikonur, formerly Leninsk, is a city in Kazakhstan rented and administered by the Russian Federation to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome where Sputnik launched in 1957. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16292:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-16 Moon Terra
MISR
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A special maneuver of NASA's Terra spacecraft was performed as it traversed the nightside enabling a 'backward somersault' of the spacecraft, allowing the normally Earth-viewing instruments to look at deep space and the waxing gibbous Moon.
PIA04327:
MISR Views the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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Strong synoptic winds disperse pollutants over the skies of Greece and the Aegean Sea during winter months as sen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captured in 2002.
PIA04336:
Summer Aerosols over Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth AVIRIS
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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California
PIA19361:
NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire
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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 false-color composite radar image of the Mammoth Mountain area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01746:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth Mountain, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-02 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon Color Composite
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Moon Color Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-03 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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NASA's Moon Minerology Mapper, a guest instrument onboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 mission to the moon, looks homeward. Australia is visible in the lower center of the image.
PIA12158:
Moon Mapper Looks Homeward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Earth Space Shuttle
SIR-C/X-SAR
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These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
PIA16179:
Nile River in Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Chesapeake region as seen by NASA's Terra satellite, near local noon on July 17, 2001 (Terra orbit 8407).
PIA03418:
A CLAMS-Eye View of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Global images of Earth from NASA's Galileo orbiter on December 11, 1999. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe.
PIA00728:
Global Images of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Eyre is a large salt lake situated between two deserts in one of Australia's driest regions. These four images from NASA's Terra spacecraft austral summers of 2000 and 2002.
PIA03736:
Fluctuations of Lake Eyre, South Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows ash plumes from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland stretching over the North Atlantic; the volcano erupted on April 14, 2010 bringing closure to major airports in Europe.
PIA13047:
Ash from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland Stretches over the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-06 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This image is a 'family portrait' of Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM/Jason-2), NASA satellites that have measured global sea surface heights since 1992.
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-01 Earth Terra
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The Banks Peninsula, New Zealand was created by volcanic activity in the Miocene epoch about 10 million years ago. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12062:
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Nasca Lines, located in the Pampa region of Peru, the desolate plain of the Peruvian coast 400 km south of Lima. The Lines were first spotted when commercial airlines began flying across the Peruvian desert in the 1920's.
PIA11097:
Nasca Lines, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - False Color Mosaic
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Moon - False Color Mosaic
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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 is an image of the Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, which began to erupt on September 30, 1994. Kliuchevskoi is the bright white peak surrounded by red slopes in the lower left portion of the image.
PIA01731:
Space Radar Image of Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 1, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. This false-color image that emphasizes the hottest areas of the vent and resulting lava flows.
PIA18796:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Iceland Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-17 Earth Terra
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This image of Iturralde Crater, Bolivia was acquired on June 29, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03859:
Iturralde Crater, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-29 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Challenger Astronauts Memorialized on the Moon
PIA13998:
Challenger Astronauts Memorialized on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-20 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This stereoscopic satellite image showing Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands, located south of Newfoundland, Canada, was generated by draping NASA's Landsat satellite image over a preliminary Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation model.
PIA02782:
SRTM Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay: Miquelon and Saint Pierre Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.43 MB)     JPEG (129.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of St. Anthony's, the world's oldest Christian monastery, settled in the remote mountainous area of eastern Egypt near the Red Sea.
PIA12506:
St. Anthony's Monastery, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The world's largest solar power tower recently began operating outside Seville, Spain -- and it marks a historic moment in the saga of renewable energy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12303:
Solar Power, Seville, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Waldo Canyon Fire, west of Colorado Springs, Colo., being called the worst fire in Colorado history. Healthy vegetation is red, water is dark blue, streets and buildings are gray, and the burned areas are
PIA15847:
Colorado's Destructive Waldo Canyon Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (or Pearl Bridge), the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1991 meters, connecting the city of Kobe, Japan with Iwaja on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
PIA16905:
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of a wildfire broke that out in the mountains above the Los Angeles suburbs of Glendora and Azusa.
PIA17923:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Destructive Colby Fire East of Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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This map shows the abundance of airborne particulates, or aerosols, over Southern Africa during the period August 14-September 29, 2000, when NASA's Terra satellite flew over the area.
PIA02640:
Airborne Particulates over Southern Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Jan. 21, 2011, the NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the flooding along the Balonne River and the town of Surat in southeastern Queensland, Australia.
PIA13812:
NASA Images Illustrate Extent of Australia's Flooding Woes
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
Imaging Radar
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This radar image of the Washington, D.C. area demonstrates the capability of imaging radar as a useful tool for urban planners and managers to map and monitor land use patterns.
PIA01303:
Space Radar Image of Washington, D.C.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.622 MB)     JPEG (1.396 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) visible to ultraviolet portrait of Copernicus crater
PIA13964:
Absolute Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Strong tropical storm Isaac continues to create havoc across the Gulf Coast, from eastern Texas to Florida. This infrared image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was acquired at 2:41 p.m. CDT on Aug. 29, 2012.
PIA16113:
A Slow-moving Isaac Brings Flooding to Gulf States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-29 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This view of northern Patagonia, near El Cain, Argentina shows complexly eroded volcanic terrain, with basalt mesas, sinkholes, landslide debris, playas, and relatively few integrated drainage channels.
PIA02760:
Stereo Pair: Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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In this natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, a fingerprint-like gravity wave feature occurs over a deck of marine stratocumulus clouds.
PIA04349:
Gravity Waves Ripple over Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.482 MB)     JPEG (191.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-27 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This 3-D perspective view looks south along the southeast coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The capital city of Wellington is off the right side of the image.
PIA02748:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlaid Owahanga, New Zealand
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-29 Earth Galileo
Terra
Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
Solid-State Imaging
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Nile River Fluctuations Near Khartoum, Sudan
PIA03420:
Nile River Fluctuations Near Khartoum, Sudan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-01 Earth Terra
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The magnitude 9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake of December 26, 2004, produced broad regions of uplift and subsidence. In order to define the lateral extent and the downdip limit of rupture. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02435:
Uplift and Subsidence Associated with the Great Aceh-Andaman Earthquake of 2004
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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In the Arabian Sea, sunlight and nutrients has fueled a startling occurrence of colorful phytoplankton and bacterial assemblages, which is captured in these natural color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft October 2, 2004.
PIA04369:
Red Plankton in the Arabian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Pulau Kimaam, Pulau Dolok, Pulau Yos Sudarso, and Frederik Hendrik Island are all names used to refer to this island, which is part of the Indonesian province of West Papua. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10.
PIA03723:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10:
Pulau Kimaam, West Papua

Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.411 MB)     JPEG (295.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Kourou, which sits at the mouth of the Kourou River, French Guiana.
PIA17099:
Kouru, French Guiana
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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 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
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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 2000-08-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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In addition to an elevation model of most of Earth's landmass, NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission will produce C-band radar imagery of the same area.
PIA02770:
SRTM Radar - Landsat Image Comparison, Patagonia, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.223 MB)     JPEG (913 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Hariharalaya, the ancient 9th Century A.D. capitol of the Khmer in Cambodia in the upper center portion.
PIA03869:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Hariharalaya, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.778 MB)     JPEG (440.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Lovea, Cambodia.
PIA03868:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Lovea, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.777 MB)     JPEG (360.3 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 false color L-band and C-band image of the area around Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, centered at about 15 degrees north latitude, 120.5 degrees east longitude.
PIA01709:
SPace Radar Image of Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.975 MB)     JPEG (576.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the abandoned town of Centralia, in eastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining country.
PIA16291:
Centralia, Pennsylvania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.817 MB)     JPEG (321.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010. The thickest parts of the oil spill appear as dark grey, filamentous masses in the southern part of the image, extending off of the bottom.
PIA13107:
ASTER Views the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in Infrared (May 7)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the only place in the United States where four states come together: the four corners area in the western U.S. At a barren, desert location, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico share a common point.
PIA14766:
Four Corners, United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Kailash, a peak in the Kailas Range in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest Asian rivers: the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej and the Karnali.
PIA19013:
Mt. Kailash, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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The height and southward extent of the ash plume emanating from Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 27, 2002 are captured in these four image panels from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03732:
Sicily's October Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured the snowstorm which swept across the eastern United States on December 4 and 5, 2002, bringing the season's first snow to parts of the south and southern Appalachia.
PIA03746:
Snowfall in Southern Appalachia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-06 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Night shot of the 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. The parabolic dish is 70m (230 ft.) in diameter. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes which comprise NASA's DSN.
PIA10953:
70m Antenna at Goldstone, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18575:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The sand dunes of theThar Desert, located in northwestern India and eastern Pakistan, constantly shift and take on new shapes.
PIA11094:
Thar Desert
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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James Bay lies at the southern end of Hudson Bay. Visible in these images captured by NASA's Terra satellite on Aug 9, 2000 and Jan. 15, 2001, are some of the many rivers that flow into the bay.
PIA02645:
Green Summer and Icy Winter in James Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image from ESA's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13975:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake (Google Overlay)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This 3D perspective view shows the Japanese island called Miyake-Jima viewed from the northeast. This island - about 180 kilometers south of Tokyo - is part of the Izu chain of volcanic islands that runs south from the main Japanese island of Honshu.
PIA02769:
Perspective View of Shaded Relief with Color as Height, Miyake-Jima, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft recorded low-level wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (65 knots) from cloud motion observed outside Tropical Storm Isaac's eye. The spacecraft flew over Isaac a few hours before Isaac was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.
PIA16017:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Isaac's Inflow and Outflow
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two images were created using data from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01712:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two images were created using data from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA01715:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Global summaries of aerosol optical thickness from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04333:
Global and Seasonal Aerosol Distributions from MISR
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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 2012-05-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Picher, Oklahoma which once boasted 20,000 people in this mining town in northeast Oklahoma. Now, after a 2009 tornado, and a federal cleanup program, the town is a modern-day ghost town.
PIA15821:
Picher, Oklahoma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data.
PIA16588:
Closer Look at Lunar Highland Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-02 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image shows average temperatures in April, 2003, observed by AIRS at an infrared wavelength that senses either the Earth's surface or any intervening cloud.
PIA00427:
Global Average Brightness Temperature for April 2003
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-31 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
PIA18041:
NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 12, 2000 shows the western side of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
PIA02707:
Perspective View, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in Feb. 2000 shows the relationships of the dense urban development of Los Angeles, Calif. and the natural contours of the land.
PIA02713:
Los Angeles, California, Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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A bottleneck at the start of the lunar sinuous rille within Vallis Alpes formed several morphologic features including a lava pond, a breached dam, and an island in the rille in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12934:
Vallis Alpes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-27 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 Meseta de Somuncura, a semi-arid basalt plateau in northern Patagonia. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02766:
SRTM Anaglyph: Meseta de Somuncura, Patagonia, Argentina (Near Los Menucos)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Hayman fire, situated about 65 kilometers southwest of Denver, Colorado, is the largest fire ever recorded in that state. The images were captured on June 9, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03713:
Smoke from Colorado Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-12 Earth DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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During its flight and lunar orbit, NASA’s Clementine spacecraft returned images of the planet Earth and the Moon.
PIA00432:
Clementine Images of Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 shows the relationship of the urban area of Pasadena, California to the natural contours of the land.
PIA02716:
San Gabriel Mountains, California, Shaded relief, Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This topographic radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 shows the relationship of the urban area of Pasadena, California to the natural contours of the land.
PIA02715:
San Gabriel Mountains, California, Radar Image, Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Constance, bordered by Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2.
PIA03417:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2:
Lake Constance, Europe

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Clear skies on April 11, 2004 (top panels) contrast strongly with the dust storm that swept across Iraq and Saudi Arabia on May 13 (bottom panels) as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04360:
Elevated Dust over the Middle East
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #16 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04345:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16:
Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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On 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. These views were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04372:
Breaking Tsunami Waves along India's Eastern Coast Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on Dec. 9, 2010 and shows Israel's Carmel region near the city of Haifa where a deadly forest fire raged from Dec.3 to Dec.6, 2010; the burned areas appear in dark gray.
PIA13732:
Fire in Haifu, Israel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-08 Earth Terra
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The Nardò Ring is a striking visual feature from space, and astronauts have photographed it several times. The Ring is a race car test track in Italy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 17. 2007.
PIA10629:
Nardò Ring, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Ganges Plain is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #22 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04381:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #22: Ganges Plain
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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
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