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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 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 2001-05-01 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) took this portrait of the Earth and its companion Moon, using the infrared camera, one of two cameras in the instrument.
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 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 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.325 MB)     JPEG (118.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-17 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 (GRACE) and shows variations in Earthĺs gravity field.
PIA12146:
GRACE Global Gravity Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-06 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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CloudSat Image of Tropical Thunderstorms Over Africa
PIA08519:
CloudSat Image of Tropical Thunderstorms Over Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this Aug. 30 image of smoke plumes from the Station and other wildfires burning throughout Southern California.
PIA12190:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around QuÚbec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
PIA12189:
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
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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 2009-09-15 Earth Terra
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12199:
Station Fire Burns in the San Gabriel Mountains Above Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays (islands that are part of the reef).
PIA03401:
Australia's Great Barrier Reef
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
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The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA03893:
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Rub' al Khali, one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula; it includes parts of Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
PIA11084:
Rub' al Khali, Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savaiĺi and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-27 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA11965:
American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
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In this image, taken by NASA's Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.
PIA12502:
Lagoons of New Caledonia
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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 2009-09-21 Earth Terra
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Shenzhen is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, immediately north of Hong Kong, and located in the Pearl River Delta. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12304:
Shenzhen, PRC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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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 Ni˝os
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, shows Lhasa, the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
PIA12177:
Lhasa, Tibet, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image shows JPL's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 as it passed over Hurricane Ida while situated between western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA12349:
MISR High-Resolution, Cross-Track Winds for Hurricane Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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El Ni˝o Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
PIA12326:
El Ni˝o Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Sault Ste. Marie is the name of two cities on Saint Mary's River, separating Canada and the State of Michigan in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 10, 2007.
PIA12460:
Sault Ste. Marie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-02 Earth Terra
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The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys west of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. They are so named because of their extremely low humidity and lack of snow and ice cover. This image was acquired December 8, 2002 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12461:
Dry Valleys, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captures a clear sky image of the region of the recent Haiti earthquake.
PIA12498:
ASTER Captures Clear Sky Image of Haiti Earthquake Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China, and the sixth longest in the world and makes many dramatic shifts over time. This image was taken with the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft in 2009.
PIA12472:
Yellow River Delta, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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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 Ni˝o Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard Terra, shows Kerch, one of the most ancient cities of the Ukraine.
PIA12487:
Kerch, Ukraine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Hispianola. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on Haiti on January 12, 2010.
PIA12492:
Hispaniola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010.
PIA12494:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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An instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured a simulated natural color image of the Port-au-Prince, Haiti, area, two days after a devastating earthquake.
PIA12495:
Haiti Earthquake Landslides
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This color-coded shaded relief view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12863:
Coastal Chile (Shaded Relief View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12864:
Coastal Chile (Perspective View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image, acquired 11-05-2007 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the city of Chateaubriant, France, surrounded by very old farmsteads. The surrounding countryside presents an interesting pattern of randomly oriented, small individual farmsteads.
PIA12866:
Chateaubriant, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS)
MLS
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This image displays wind measurements taken by the satellite-borne NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) during the last 10 days of May 1997, showing the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere at the onset of the 1997-98 El Ni˝o condition.
PIA01452:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Ni˝o Watch - 1997 Research Data Reveal Clues about El Ni˝o's Influence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth Aura
MLS
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NASA's Aura spacecraft sees El Ni˝o's effects on the atmosphere. An El Ni˝o is characterized by an abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
PIA12961:
NASA's Aura Sees El Ni˝o's Effects on the Atmosphere
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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 Ni˝o's Last Stand?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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In this simulated natural color image of Huron, South Dakota, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 20, 2010, frozen lakes and ponds appear blue, bare fields are tan, and fields with minor vegetation are gray-green.
PIA12878:
Huron, South Dakota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Terra
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Sheveluch Volcano in Kamchatka, Siberia, is one of the frequently active volcanoes located in eastern Siberia. In this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, brownish ash covers the southern part of the mountain, under an ash-laden vertical eruption plume.
PIA13010:
Sheveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this perspective view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13016:
Baja Earthquake, Radar Image and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (118.1 MB)     JPEG (5.532 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this combined radar image and topographic view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13015:
Baja Earthquake Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.741 MB)     JPEG (154.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows where a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in Mexico's Baja, California at shallow depth along the principal plate boundary between the North American and Pacific plates on April 4, 2010.
PIA13027:
NASA Satellite Imagery Shows Sparse Population of Region Near Baja, California Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
MODIS
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On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.
PIA13046:
NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the planned city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, with a population of about 3.6 million for its metropolitan area.
PIA13045:
Brasilia, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.1 MB)     JPEG (802.9 kB)
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 Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano on April 17, 2010. A strong thermal source is visible at the base of the Eyjafjallaj÷kull plume.
PIA13053:
NASA Satellite Observes Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcano in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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As NASA's Terra satellite flew over Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano, its Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument acquired 36 near-simultaneous images of the ash plume, covering nine view angles in each of four wavelengths.
PIA13060:
Eyjafjallaj÷kull Ash Plume Particle Properties
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-30 Earth 1352x1390x3
This image is an interferogram that was created using pairs of images taken by ESA's Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-2) combined to produce these image maps of the apparent surface deformation during and after the 1999 Izmit, Turkey earthquake.
PIA00557:
Izmit, Turkey 1999 Earthquake Interferogram
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Monday, April 19, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this image of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano.
PIA13049:
NASA Satellite Tracks Continued Eruption of Iceland Volcano
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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 Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13052:
Heights of the Eyjafjallaj÷kull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.576 MB)     JPEG (192.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, was acquired May 1, 2010. An explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating in the offshore in Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010.
PIA13085:
ASTER Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Full Resolution:     TIFF (109.6 MB)     JPEG (7.882 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) imaged Eyjafjallaj÷kull and identified the extent of a lava flow extending northwards from the main eruption vent. This lava flow is slowly carving its way north through the ice cap.
PIA13098:
Iceland Volcano Puffs Ash as Lava Flow Cuts Through Eyjafjallaj÷kull Icecap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-07 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2010-05-17 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Images made with data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite, show sulfur dioxide released from the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallaj÷kull.
PIA13142:
Sulfur Dioxide in Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcanic Cloud as seen by AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is an enhanced 'true color' image of the Gulf of Mexico as it passed over the Deepwater Horizon oil slick on May 10, 2010.
PIA13143:
NASA's MISR Images Continued Spread of Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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This false-color image, obtained by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 17, 2020, indicates the former location of the drilling platform (red symbol) and pointing to a plume of smoke (white arrow).
PIA13150:
NASA's MISR Provides Unique Views of Gulf Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
PIA13155:
Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-27 Earth AVIRIS
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This image from NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument (AVIRIS) was collected on May 17, 2010, over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster. In the image, crude oil on the surface appears orange to brown.
PIA13167:
NASA's AVIRIS Aids in Gulf Oil Spill Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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This image from NASA's European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 shows that the moderate El Ni˝o of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sibling, La Ni˝a, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
PIA13211:
Adios El Ni˝o, Hello La Ni˝a?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color composite image from NASA's UAVSAR taken on June 23, 2010, shows the southern Louisiana coastline, covering the area around Grande Isle and the entrance to Barataria Bay.
PIA13233:
UAVSAR Maps the Gulf Coast Oil Spill
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.768 MB)     JPEG (116.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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This view of Hurricane Alex in the western Gulf of Mexico was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite just after noon Central Daylight Time on June 30, 2010. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA13242:
Hurricane Alex Disrupts Gulf Cleanup
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.882 MB)     JPEG (120.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This image is from data taken by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment showing the Amazon basin in South America. The amount of water stored in the Amazon basin varies from month to month.
Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA13243:
Measuring Water Storage in the Amazon Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.739 MB)     JPEG (51.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-24 Earth Terra
AIRS
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Tropical Storm Bonnie, now a depression, rakes South Florida in this infrared image from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder , en route to a weekend run-in with the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf oil spill.
PIA13296:
Bonnie Takes Aim at an Oily Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows a UAVSAR interferogram swath overlaid atop a Google Earth image. New NASA airborne radar images show the continuing deformation in Earth's surface resulting from the magnitude 7.2 temblor in Baja California on April 4, 2010.
PIA13314:
NASA Radar Images Show Continued Deformation from Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color, oblique perspective image of the Slumgullion landslide in southwestern Colorado depicting its surface motion was created by data acquired by NASA's UAVSAR between two airplane flights in August 2011.
PIA16059:
NASA's UAVSAR Images Colorado's Slumgullion Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-07 Earth Terra
AIRS
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft tracked the concentration and transport of carbon monoxide from Russian fires in 2010, during which time some 558 fires were burning.
PIA13317:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Pollution from Russian Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Terra
AIRS
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. These images taken by NASA's Aqua spacecraft show were taken before and after the flooding.
PIA13341:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Before/After Views of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows how surface emissivity -- how efficiently Earth's surface radiates heat -- changed in several regions of Pakistan over a 32-day period between July 11 (pre-flood) and August 12 (post-flood).
PIA13342:
NASA's AIRS Detects Extent of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., checks the evenness of sole plates installed on the giant
PIA13271:
Checking for Even Surfaces
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., pour in a new epoxy grout as the giant
PIA13272:
Pouring the New Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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The giant, 70-meter-wide antenna at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., tracks a spacecraft on Nov. 17, 2009. This antenna, officially known as Deep Space Station 14, is also nicknamed the 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13277:
Tracks of a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers in Goldstone, Calif., guide a new runner segment into the hydrostatic bearing assembly of a giant, 70-meter-wide (230-foot-wide) antenna that is a critical part of NASA's Deep Space Network.
PIA13320:
New Joints for a Workhorse Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Under the unflinching summer sun, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., use a crane to lift a runner segment that is part of major surgery on a giant, 70-meter-wide antenna.
PIA13321:
Lifting the Runners
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Sept. 3, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image strip over the Indus River, Pakistan, where severe flooding caused a major humanitarian crisis.
PIA13368:
ASTER Maps Continued Pakistan Flooding (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-07 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Sept. 3, 2010, when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image strip over the Indus River in Pakistan, severe flooding was still causing a major humanitarian crisis in Pakistan. The city of Hyderabad is near the middle of the image.
PIA13369:
ASTER Maps Continued Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California in 2010.
PIA13380:
NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-13 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Folds in the lower reaches of valley glaciers can be caused by powerful surges of tributary ice streams. This phenomenon is spectacularly displayed by the Sustina Glacier in the Alaska Range as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13382:
Susitna Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-17 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Fourmile Canyon fire west of Boulder Colo., on Sept. 17, 2010; it was 100 percent contained.
PIA13393:
ASTER Maps Fourmile Canyon Fire Near Boulder, Colo.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-29 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Twitchell Canyon fire, a lightning-caused blaze burning in Utah, which has consumed more than 40,000 acres since it began on July 20, 2010.
PIA13432:
ASTER Views Twitchell Canyon Fire, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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This nadir camera view was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft around Kruger National Park in NE South Africa. The bright white feature is the Palabora Copper Mine, and the water body near upper right is Lake Massingir in Mozambique.
PIA13460:
NASA's MISR Views Kruger National Park
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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
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-25 Earth Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem (ACE)
AirMSPI
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These three images are from NASA's ER-2 aircraft which imaged the area around the Palmdale, Calif., airport during its first checkout flight on Oct. 7, 2010. For more details, go the Photojournal.
PIA13338:
NASA's ER-2 Checks Out New Airborne Multiangle Polarizing Imager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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On May 3, 2010, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex removed one of the large steel pads that help the giant 'Mars antenna' rotate sideways.
PIA13429:
Removing Pads from Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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The giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex replaced four elevation bearings as part of a major refurbishment.
PIA13562:
Old Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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This image, taken on March 22, 2010, shows the condition of grout that was replaced in the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone, Calif. complex.
PIA13564:
Out with the Old Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Work began on March 11, 2010 to replace a set of elevation bearings on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13561:
Replacing the Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex prepare a support leg that would help raise a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13559:
Prepping a Support Leg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-15 Earth Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Americas from the Moon
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Americas from the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view taken in February 2000 from NASA's Landsat and SRTM shows the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica, the gray area in the center of the image.
PIA03367:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Jose, Costa Rica
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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 2011-01-07 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Jan. 7, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in NE Australia caused the Fitzroy River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13775:
Flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite Jan. 31 shows thickening clouds along a developing intense front in the plains and Midwestern states that will produce excessive snow, freezing rain, sleet, and wind in those areas.
PIA13831:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Data on Monster Winter Storm Affecting 30 States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image captures the beauty of a major alluvial fan in Tsinghai, a province located in Northwestern China. This archival image was taken from NASA's Space Shuttle in 1997 as part of its ISS EarthKAM mission.
PIA11067:
Alluvial fan in China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California and parts of the American Southwest on April 4, 2010.
PIA13902:
NASA Radar Captures Earth Deformation from 2010 Baja Calif. Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-20 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by the U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Nov. 10, 1997.
PIA01085:
TOPEX/El Ni˝o Watch - Warm Water Pool is Increasing, Nov. 10, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.
PIA12198:
CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.
PIA12179:
Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-22 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows features that look like folded material are carbonate sand dunes in the shallow waters of Tarpum Bay, southwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.
PIA03877:
Tarpum Bay, Bahamas
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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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