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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-03 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite on October 20, 2000, shows New York and Southern New England.
PIA02630:
MISR Views New York and Southern New England
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Earth Terra
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Anatahan Island is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #14 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04332:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #14:
Anatahan Island

Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.775 MB)     JPEG (186.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a three-dimensional perspective of Mammoth Mountain, California. This view was constructed by overlaying a NASA Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C (SIR-C) radar image on a U.S. Geological Survey digital elevation map.
PIA01718:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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The Advanced Land Imager onboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this false-color infrared image of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano on April 17, 2010. A strong thermal source is visible at the base of the Eyjafjallajökull plume.
PIA13053:
NASA Satellite Observes Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-11 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows a mine in Baiyun Ebo, Inner Mongolia, China, the site of almost half the world's rare earth production. China is responsible for over 95% of global production of rare earth elements.
PIA13969:
Baiyun Ebo, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the city of Tequila, Mexico. Its red volcanic soil surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of blue agave, and more than 300 million plants are harvested each year.
PIA15073:
Tequila, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-01 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft took this portrait of the Earth and its companion Moon. It was taken at a distance of 3,563,735 kilometers (more than 2 million miles) on April 19, 2001 as the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft left the Earth.
PIA00559:
The Earth and Moon As Seen by 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
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A view of Earth's moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. This image combines gravity gradient from NASA's GRAIL and LRO.
PIA18821:
On the West Coast of the Ocean of Storms (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed Copahue volcano, a 2965 meter high volcano on the Chile-Argentina border, on Jun. 4, 2013. Having recently displayed signs of unrest, the volcano is under close scrutiny by local volcanologists.
PIA17234:
NASA's Earth Observing-1 Keeps Watchful Eye on South American Volcano Copahue
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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 view of Isabela, one of the Galapagos Islands located off the western coast of Ecuador, South America.
PIA01708:
Space Radar Image Isla Isabela in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-19 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 18, 2000 shows three Hawaiian islands: Molokai (lower left), Lanai (right), and the northwest tip of Maui (upper left).
PIA02724:
Perspective View, Radar Image, Color as Height, Molokai, Lanai and Maui, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
PIA03397:
Strait of Gibraltar, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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The 'Lagoa dos Patos,' in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, translates to 'the Duck Lagoon.' This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5.
PIA03444:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #6:
Lagoa dos Patos

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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 2011-08-18 Earth 1192x1192x3
This image is the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antartica. The thick black lines delineate major ice divides. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica's interior are also outlined in black.
PIA14556:
NASA Research Leads to First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on December 11 as it departed on its 3-year flight to Jupiter, about 2 1/2 days after the second Earth flyby.
PIA00232:
Earth - Departing Image by Galileo
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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 2003-03-19 Earth Terra
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #13. The location is Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan.
PIA04323:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #13: Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.28 MB)     JPEG (247.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Drakelands Mine (previously known as the Hemerdon Mine), a historic tungsten and tin mine located northeast of Plymouth, England.
PIA19757:
Drakelands Mine, England
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This radar image acquired in February 2000 by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) shows an area south of the Sao Francisco River in Brazil.
PIA02701:
Radar Image of Rio Sao Francisco, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18567:
RoboSimian's Inner Workings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images near Guadalupe Island from NASA's Terra satellite from June 11, 2000 (Terra orbit 2569) demonstrate a turbulent atmospheric flow pattern known as the von Karman vortex.
PIA02635:
Atmospheric Vortices near Guadalupe Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16589:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Americas.
PIA12132:
Global Gravity: North and South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across Africa and Europe.
PIA12104:
Global Gravity: Africa and Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the Iturralde Structure, Bolivia, a possible impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03362:
Anaglyph: Shaded Relief and Height as Brightness, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
PIA19683:
LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, and home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet, situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok.
PIA16290:
Vladivostok, Russia
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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-frequency false color image of Flevoland, The Netherlands, centered at 52.4 degrees north latitude, 5.4 degrees east longitude.
PIA01719:
Space Radar Image of Flevoland, Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Philadelphia lies in the center of this image from NASA's Terra satellite. Larger cities, including New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington D.C., are visible from upper right to lower left.
PIA03412:
A Spaceborne Perspective on the Red, White, and Blue
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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 false-color composite of Prince Albert, Canada, centered at 53.91 north latitude and 104.69 west longitude.
PIA01702:
Space Radar Image of Prince Albert, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-15 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 14, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of St. George, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in northeastern Australia caused the Balonne River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13785:
ASTER Images Continuing Flooding in Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on November 21, 2000 captured almost the entire island of Santorini, Greece.
PIA02673:
Santorini, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Thwaites Ice Tongue is a large sheet of glacial ice extending from the West Antarctic mainland into the southern Amundsen Sea. A large crack in the Thwaites Tongue was discovered in imagery from NASA's Terra satellite on Mar. 10 & 24, 2002.
PIA03700:
Icebergs Adrift in the Amundsen Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains showing several smoke plumes from wildfires burning throughout Northern California on August 13, 2001.
PIA03421:
A Panoramic View of the Emigrant Gap Fire, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.087 MB)     JPEG (270.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This picture is a three-dimensional perspective view of Death Valley, California. This view was constructed by overlaying a NASA SIR-C radar image on a U.S. Geological Survey digital elevation map.
PIA01703:
Space Radar Image of Death Valley in 3-D
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.41 MB)     JPEG (167.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This color composite C-band and L-band image of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) flying on space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01710:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.636 MB)     JPEG (549.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-26 Earth ARIA
X-band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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In mid-November 2013, extratropical cyclone Cleopatra brought devastating flooding to the Italian island of Sardinia as shown by the COSMO-SkyMed satellite.
PIA17738:
NASA Produces Map to Aid in Italian Flood Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.
PIA13340:
NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-12 Earth Terra
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Vigorous vegetation growth in the Southern United States after heavy rains fell during April and early May, 2004, is quantified in these images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04358:
April Showers Bring May Flowers to the Southern United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory carry RoboSimian, a robot developed at JPL, at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18568:
Carrying RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
PIA10927:
Smoke Blankets Northern California
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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 color composite image of southern Bahia, Brazil, centered at 15.22 degree south latitude and 39.07 degrees west longitude.
PIA01764:
Space Radar Image of Bahia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-24 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon (or Tsangpo Gorge) in Tibet, the deepest canyon in the world, and longer than the Grand Canyon.
PIA15775:
Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet
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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 2011-08-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Irene while it was just north of the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2011. At the time, Irene was a category three hurricane making landfall in North Carolina on the morning of Aug. 27 as a category one hurricane.
PIA14741:
NASA's MISR Sees Cloud Heights at Top of Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010, to capture this stereo anaglyph generated from the nadir and 46-degree forward-viewing cameras of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to vie
PIA13051:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010 (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010 and captured this image of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13052:
Heights of the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.576 MB)     JPEG (192.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Earth Aquarius
Aquarius
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Tropical Storm Lee made landfall over New Orleans on Sept. 2-3, 2011, with predicted rainfall of 15 to 20 inches (38 to 51 centimeters) over southern Louisiana. These charts are from NASA's Aquarius spacecraft.
PIA15185:
NASA's Aquarius Detects Possible Effects of Tropical Storm Lee in Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
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This graphic highlights locations on the moon NASA considers 'lunar heritage sites' and the path NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft will take on their final flight.
PIA16494:
Lunar Heritage Sites and GRAIL's Final Mile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This image of the San Francisco River channel, and its surrounding flood zone, in Brazil was acquired by band 3N of ASTER's Visible/Near Infrared sensor onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02451:
ASTER's First Views of San Francisco River, Brazil - Visible/near Infrared (VNIR) Image (monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-13 Earth Terra
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At 14,505 feet high, Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S., is located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the west side of Owens Valley. The Alabama Hills appear in the foreground of this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14895:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney, the Highest Point in the Contiguous United States
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.597 MB)     JPEG (227.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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All of the major landforms relate to volcanism and/or erosion in this Shuttle Radar Topography Mission scene of Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina.
PIA03322:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Lava plateaus in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-29 Earth Terra
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The Isle of Jersey (officially called the Bailiwick of Jersey) is the largest Channel Island, positioned in the Bay of Mont St Michel off the north-west coast of France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 23, 2000.
PIA03879:
Isle of Jersey
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.198 MB)     JPEG (133.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-12 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of Petermann Glacier and the new iceberg was acquired from NASA's Terra spacecraft on Aug. 12, 2010. On Aug. 5, 2010, an enormous chunk of ice broke off the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland.
PIA13319:
ASTER Views Large Calving Event at Petermann Glacier, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The mountains and desert plateaus of northwest Colorado are shown in this anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03711:
Spectacular Mountain Views of Northwest Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-10 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Fiji, hard hit by heavy rains in early 2012, causing flooding and landslides. Hardest hit was the western part of the main Island of Viti Levu, Fiji, and the principal city of Nadi.
PIA15557:
NASA Spacecraft Images Fiji Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft provided this view of the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona in this image on July 14, 2011. This view looks to the west, with tourist facilities of Grand Canyon Village visible in the upper left.
PIA14897:
A Spacebird's-eye View of the Grand Canyon from NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-13 Earth ARIA
X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar
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This image, is of Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, which struck the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013.
PIA17687:
NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response
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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 false-color L-band image of the Manaus region of Brazil was acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on orbit 46 of the mission.
PIA01706:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Moon GRAIL
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Global map of crustal thickness of the moon derived from gravity data obtained by NASA's GRAIL spacecraft. The lunar near side is represented on the left hemisphere. The far side is represented in the right hemisphere.
PIA17674:
Moon Crustal Thickness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-13 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 basalt cliffs along the northwest edge of the Meseta de Somuncura plateau near Sierra Colorada, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02762:
Anaglyph: Basalt Cliffs, Patagonia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2000 of the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The large dark area is burned forest, and small smoke plumes are seen at the edges where active fires burned.
PIA11092:
Arizona Forest Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Laguna del Maule volcanic field which straddles the Andean range crest between Chile and Argentina.
PIA15205:
Maule Volcanic Field, Chile-Argentina
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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
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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 image is a false-color composite of the Mammoth Mountain area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. The image is centered at 37.6 degrees north latitude and 119.0 degrees west longitude.
PIA01705:
Space Radar Image of Mammoth, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-25 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This image was produced during radar observations taken by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar as it flew over the Gulf Stream, Florida, and past the Atlantic Ocean on October 7, 1994.
PIA01747:
Space Radar Image Of Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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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.
PIA18576:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Cassini-Huygens
Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
VIMS
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Cassini and Chandrayaan-1 Agree
PIA12227:
Cassini and Chandrayaan-1 Agree
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the Morenci open-pit copper mine in southeast Arizona, North America's leading producer of copper.
PIA10617:
Morenci Mine, AZ
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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More than 2 million acres were consumed by hundreds of fires between December 2002 and February 2003 in southeastern Australia's national parks, forests, foothills and city suburbs as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04321:
Drought and Burn Scars in Southeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon from the Lunar Prospector mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16586:
Moon Gravity Field Using Prospector Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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The contrast between summer and winter is apparent in this pair of images of southwestern Ireland acquired by NASA's Terra satellite August 23, 2000 (left) and December 29, 2000 (right).
PIA02641:
Winter Snowfall Turns an Emerald White
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MISR
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This image of clouds over the southern Indian Ocean was acquired on July 23, 2007 was acquired by NASA's polar-orbiting Terra spacecraft.
PIA15399:
NASA Satellite Finds Earth's Clouds are Getting Lower
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
Waves
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During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.
PIA17744:
Juno Detects a Ham Radio "HI" from Earth Animation Icon
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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 are color composite radar images showing the area around Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. The images were acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01743:
Space Radar Image of Mount Pinatubo Volcano, Philippines
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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 image is a false-color composite of Oetzal, Austria located in the Central Alps centered at 46.8 degrees north latitude, 10.70 degrees east longitude, at the border between Switzerland (top), Italy (left) and Austria (right and bottom).
PIA01704:
Space Radar Image of Oetzal, Austria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03323:
SRTM Anaglyph: Lava plateaus, Argentina
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Actinae, or radial symmetry, is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #21 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04375:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #21:
ACTINAE

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and one of the busiest ports in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on April 4, 2000.
PIA11089:
Baltimore, MD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This scene scene covers the Red Sea coastline to an inland area of Ethiopia. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02452:
ASTER's First Views of Red Sea, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #27. The location is Jordan.
PIA13957:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #27: Jordan
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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 are two false-color composites of Raco, Michigan, located at the eastern end of Michigan's upper peninsula, west of Sault Ste. Marie and south of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior.
PIA01730:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this anaglyph image of Mt. St. Helens volcano in the Cascade Range of southwestern Washington; it erupted on 18 May 1980. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11160:
Mt. St. Helens Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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Marine stratocumulus clouds frequently form parallel rows, or 'cloud streets,' along the direction of wind flow. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this stereo image of Jan Mayen island's Beerenberg volcano. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03448:
A Vortex Street in the Arctic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image was made from data acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) instrument suite aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft in December, 2002, just as the eye of Supertyphoon Pongsona was about to pass over Guam.
PIA00367:
Supertyphoon Pongsona
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AIRS
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This image shows average daytime temperatures in May, 2009, as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12098:
Global Daytime Air Temperature for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May, 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12097:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
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