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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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A ferry carrying more than 600 passengers sank in the Java Sea between the island of Java and Borneo just before midnight on December 29, 2006, during high winds and rough seas.
PIA09110:
QuikScat Shows Rough Seas/Atmospheric Conditions at Time of Two Java Sea Disasters
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.439 MB)     JPEG (514.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-08 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.41 MB)     JPEG (1.497 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-02 Earth Jason-1
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New data of sea-level heights from early February, 2007, by the Jason altimetric satellite show that the tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from a warm (El Niņo) to a cool (La Niņa) condition during the prior two months
PIA09208:
Pacific Shows Signs of Morphing From Warm El Nino To Cool La Nina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (100.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-30 Earth Terra
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One of the most volcanically active regions of the world is the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, Russia. It is not uncommon for several volcanoes to be erupting at the same time. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on April 26, 2007
PIA09334:
Volcanic Eruptions in Kamchatka
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.76 MB)     JPEG (666.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-04 Earth Terra
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St. Louis, Missouri is tucked in a bend of the Mississippi River, just south of the point at which the Illinois River joins the larger Mississippi as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 15, 2005.
PIA09362:
St. Louis, Missouri
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.052 MB)     JPEG (187.5 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.565 MB)     JPEG (271 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-08 Earth Jason-1
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This pair of images from the radar altimeter instrument on NASA's U.S./France Jason mission reveals information on wind speeds and wave heights of Tropical Cyclone Gonu, which reached Category 5 strength in the Arabian Sea prior to landfall in early June.
PIA09602:
Jason Tracks Powerful Tropical Cyclone Gonu's High Winds, Waves
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.783 MB)     JPEG (92.12 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-12 Earth Terra
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A devastating mudslide in the world-renowned Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula virtually obliterated the natural wonder, forcing the emergency evacuation of visitors and national park personnel. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA09603:
Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.202 MB)     JPEG (110.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Earth Terra
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A destructive forest fire broke out June 24, 2007 near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra on June 27, 2007.
PIA09698:
Fire near South Lake Tahoe, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.004 MB)     JPEG (242.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-03 Earth Terra
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Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts are now dwarfed by Hanscom Air Force Base between them. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image in October 2006,
PIA09699:
Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.883 MB)     JPEG (358.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-07 Earth Terra
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On August 7, 2007, the Zaca fire continued to burn in the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, California. This image is from NASA' Terra spacecraft.
PIA02158:
Zaca Fire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.742 MB)     JPEG (157.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-31 Earth Terra
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On July 21, 2007, the world's most active volcano, Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island, produced a fissure eruption from the Pu'u O'o vent, which fed an open lava channel and lava flows toward the east. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA09968:
Lava Flow at Kilauea, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (574.3 kB)     JPEG (37.96 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of fires in southern Greece.
PIA09969:
Fire in Southern Greece
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.911 MB)     JPEG (151.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite acquired this image of Category One Typhoon Fitow on Sept. 6, 2007, prior to the storm making landfall in Japan.
PIA09978:
NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.53 MB)     JPEG (711.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The scope and extent of the strong Santa Ana wind event in Southern California the week of Oct. 21, 2007, is visible in this image from NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA10089:
NASA's QuikScat Maps Southern California's Destructive Santa Ana Winds
Full Resolution:     TIFF (702.5 kB)     JPEG (223.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft showed hot, dry Santa Ana winds blowing through the Los Angeles and San Diego areas on Sunday October 21, 2007.
PIA10090:
MISR Multi-angle Views of Sunday Morning Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.29 MB)     JPEG (703.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-07 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Niņa, as shown by new data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by NASA's U.S-French Jason altimetric satellite.
PIA10110:
La Niņa Persists
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (103.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-08 Earth Terra
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The October 2007 wildfires, including the Witch Wildland fire, plagued southern California and were some of the worst on record. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10112:
Witch Wildland Fire, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (45.02 MB)     JPEG (4.805 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.922 MB)     JPEG (11.74 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-08 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.604 MB)     JPEG (340.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-04 Earth Terra
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On the night of March 25, 2008, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured these thermal infrared images of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Kilauea was active at two locations.
PIA10365:
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Belches a Toxic Brew
Full Resolution:     TIFF (491.3 kB)     JPEG (27.74 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-22 Earth Jason-1
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One of the strongest La Niņas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by NASA's U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite.
PIA10377:
Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Niņa Linger
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (103 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-24 Earth Terra
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Astana is the capital and second largest city of Kazakhstan. It was founded as a fort in 1824 on the Ishim River by Siberian Cossacks, and became a railway junction in the early 20th century. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10612:
Astana, Kazakhstan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.42 MB)     JPEG (977.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-14 Earth Terra
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The Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia and the Russian Federation is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia. It takes its name from Uvs Nuur Lake, a large, shallow and very saline lake. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10613:
Uvs Nuur, Mongolia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.31 MB)     JPEG (1.59 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-20 Earth Terra
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The white ring around Lake Powell tells the story. The surface is down 98 feet. This is critical, because Powell, Lake Mead, and other lakes along the Colorado River provide water for millions of people in five states. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10614:
Lake Powell
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.613 MB)     JPEG (644.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-02 Earth Terra
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The Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico, with its enormous gypsum crystals, may well be called the 'Queen of the Giant Crystals localities.' This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on February 16, 2004.
PIA10615:
Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.02 MB)     JPEG (962.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-12 Earth Terra
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The Curonian Spit in Lithuania and the Russian Federation was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10616:
Curonian Spit, Lithuania and Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (81.45 MB)     JPEG (3.138 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 Earth Terra
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.753 MB)     JPEG (409.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-13 Earth Terra
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The Arctic Circle cuts through the western coast of Norway and the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 23, 2006.
PIA10618:
Saltfjellet-Svartisen Park, Norway
Full Resolution:     TIFF (39.37 MB)     JPEG (1.597 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-26 Earth Terra
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Near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on the east bank of the Athabasca River, are found the Steepbank and Millennium open pit mines. These images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 22, 2000 and July 31, 2007.
PIA10619:
Millennium Open Pit Mine, Alberta, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.3 MB)     JPEG (936.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Earth Terra
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The Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, Canada, with its headstreams the Peace and Finley, is the longest river in North America. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 4, 2005.
PIA10620:
Mackenzie River Delta, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (43.18 MB)     JPEG (2.795 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-17 Earth Terra
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Delhi is the second largest metropolis in India, with a population of 16 million and is located in northern India along the banks of the Yamuna River. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 22, 2003.
PIA10621:
Delhi, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.19 MB)     JPEG (1.504 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Earth Terra
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The Belcher Islands are an archipelago in Hudson Bay in Canada, belonging to the territory of Nunavit. The hamlet of Sanikiluaq is on the north coast of Flaherty Island. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on 18 September 2006.
PIA10622:
Belcher Islands, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (69.06 MB)     JPEG (2.072 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-07 Earth Terra
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Anatahan is a stratovolcano that erupted in May 2003, forming a new crater. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10623:
Anatahan Volcano, Mariana Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (872.6 kB)     JPEG (46.37 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-19 Earth Terra
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The Kondyor Massif is located in Eastern Siberia, Russia, north of the city of Khabarovsk. It is a rare form of igneous intrusion called alkaline-ultrabasic massif and it is full of rare minerals. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10624:
Kondyor Massif, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.147 MB)     JPEG (530.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-29 Earth Terra
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If you live in Europe and buy roses, the chance is good that they were grown in Kenya -- specifically, in one of the colossal greenhouses that blot out the once wild shores of Lake Naivasha, 90km north-west of Nairobi. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10625:
Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.871 MB)     JPEG (451.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-10 Earth Terra
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Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard and is located on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Norway. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 12, 2003.
PIA10626:
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.237 MB)     JPEG (503.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-21 Earth Terra
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Norilsk is a major city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, and the northernmost city in Siberia. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 21, 2000.
PIA10627:
Norilsk, Siberia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.53 MB)     JPEG (1.2 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-01 Earth Terra
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Along the western flank of the Andes, 400 km SE of Lima Peru, erosion has carved the mountain slopes into long, narrow serpentine ridges. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on September 28, 2004.
PIA10628:
Western Slope of Andes, Peru
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.02 MB)     JPEG (1.374 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-08 Earth Terra
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The Nardō 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:
Nardō Ring, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.096 MB)     JPEG (336.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-21 Earth Terra
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Jordan's leading industry and export commodities are phosphate and potash, ranked in the top three in the world. These are used to make fertilizer. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 17, 2005.
PIA10630:
Phosphate Mines, Jordan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.03 MB)     JPEG (949.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-30 Earth Terra
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The Diomede Islands consisting of the western island Big Diomede, and the eastern island Little Diomede are two rocky islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10631:
Diomede Islands, Bering Straight
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.946 MB)     JPEG (67.39 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite May 12, 2008, shows faults within the mountains, but near and almost parallel the mountain front, northwest of the city of Chengdu.
PIA10772:
Sichuan Earthquake in China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.577 MB)     JPEG (375.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-30 Earth Terra
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Fires near Big Sur, Calif., continued to burn unchecked when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on Sunday, June 29, 2008.
PIA10925:
Fires Burning near Big Sur, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.75 MB)     JPEG (1.261 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.517 MB)     JPEG (100.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Advanced Microwave Radiometer (AMR)
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Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:<br />First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.98 MB)     JPEG (537.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-23 Earth Terra
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The Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire was started on June 21, 2008 by a lightning strike. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA10975:
Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10 MB)     JPEG (733.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures almost all of Quinghai, the largest lake in China. It is located in the Quinghai Province on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau.
PIA11061:
Frozen Lake Quinghai Nanshan, Northern China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.217 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Hawke's Bay, one of the 12 local government regions of eastern North Island, New Zealand. It includes larger cities, such as Hastings and Napier.
PIA11014:
North Island, New Zealand
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.303 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The impermanent waterways shown here from NASA's EarthKAM are part of Oued Irharrhar, which appear to be carrying sulfur (yellow) and iron (red) deposits. The city of Amguid is located on these waterways, and all lie in the Mouydir Mountains in Algeria.
PIA11015:
Algeria
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.659 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The light corner of the image from NASA's EarthKAM is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback.
PIA11016:
South Australia, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.711 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The Andes Mountains, part of the Southern Cordillera formed from subduction zone volcanism at the convergent boundary of the Nazca plate and the South American plate. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11017:
Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina near Chile Border
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.265 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan and east of the Khabarovski and Primorski Krai of the Russian Far East. With the Kuril Islands, it forms Sakhalin Province.
PIA11018:
Sakhalin Island, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.377 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This extraordinary image captures the meeting place of the deep waters of the Tongue of the Ocean and the much shallower, completely submerged Grand Bahama Bank. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11019:
Tongue of the Ocean and Grand Bahama Bank
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.05 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image of the Galapagos Islands captures two large shield volcanoes on Isla Isabella, the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11020:
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (873.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of the northern end of the Persian Gulf and the broad delta complex of the Tigris, Euphrates, Shatt al Arab, and Karun rivers has captured the arid-looking wetlands of northeast Kuwait (Bubiyan Island),
PIA11021:
The Persian Gulf and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.299 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The superb natural harbor at Lisbon is a commercially important European port handling much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain.
PIA11062:
Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.138 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image of the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula taken by NASA's EarthKAM on February 12, 2000. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Gulf of California to the east.
PIA11063:
Southern Tip of Baja California, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.229 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The distinctive curve of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the greater Boston urban area are very clear of the northeastern coast of the United States in this image from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11064:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.008 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (854 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image from NASA's EarthKAM of the Rio Gurupi in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its delta. It is the only open sea delta in the Americas and has more than 70 islands of various sizes.
PIA11065:
Delta of the Gurupi, Maracacume, and Tiriacu Rivers, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (731 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This highly oblique image shot over northwestern part of the African continent captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere as seen by NASA's EarthKAM. You can see clouds and even the occasional thunderhead.
PIA11066:
Oblique Shot of Earth
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (460.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas.
PIA11068:
Atlantic (maybe Caribbean Sea) Ocean and Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (475.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows pivot irrigation near the city of As Sulayyil (Sulayel), Saudi Arabia. The edge of the Rub' al-Khali or Empty Quarter is visible in the southeast.
PIA11069:
Sand Dunes and Center-Pivot Irrigation in Saudi Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (886.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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Parts of the vast Ganges delta, in fact the world's largest, lie in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal, India as seen by NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11070:
Ganges River Delta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (852 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-09 Earth Terra
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Al Jazirah (also Gezira) is one of the 26 states of Sudan. The state lies between the Blue Nile and the White Nile in the east-central region of the country. This image was acquired December 25, 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11079:
Al Jazirah, Sudan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.17 MB)     JPEG (2.287 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-23 Earth Terra
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Nuuk (or Gadthab) is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is located at the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua inlet on the west coast of Greenland. This image was acquired August 2, 2004 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11080:
Nuuk, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-30 Earth Terra
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On May 2, 2008 Chile's Chaiten Volcano erupted after 9,000 years of inactivity. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on May 28, 2008.
PIA11081:
Chaiten Volcano, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-18 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on December 18, 2002 shows the East African rift -- places where the earth's crust has formed deep fissures and the plates have begun to move apart.
PIA11082:
East African Rift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-18 Earth Terra
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L'Anse aux Meadows is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains of a Viking village were discovered in 1960. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11083:
L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland
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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 2008-08-28 Earth Terra
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The Colorado River ends its 2330 km journey in the Gulf of Mexico in Baja California. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 29, 2006.
PIA11085:
Colorado River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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Riyadh, the national capital of Saudi Arabia, is shown in 1972, 1990 and 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11087:
Urbanization: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This full-frame image, acquired August 30, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, covers an area of 60 by 60 km in the Salmon River Mountains, Idaho.
PIA11088:
Idaho Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image from of Mt. Vesuvius Italy was acquired September 26, 2000, and covers an area of 36 by 45 km. Vesuvius overlooks the city of Naples and the Bay of Naples in central Italy.
PIA11090:
Escondida Mine, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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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 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Mt. Vesuvius Italy was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on September 26, 2000, and covers an area of 36 by 45 km. Vesuvius overlooks the city of Naples and the Bay of Naples in central Italy.
PIA11091:
Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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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 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite show the Pu'u O'o lava flows entering the sea at Kamokuna on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii.
PIA11093:
Hawaii Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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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 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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Pine Island Glacier has undergone a steady loss of elevation with retreat of the grounding line in recent decades. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on December 12, 2000.
PIA11095:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Las Vegas, NV in August, 2000. McCarran International Airport to the south and Nellis Air Force Base to the NE are the two major airports visible.
PIA11096:
Las Vegas
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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 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Jerusalem was acquired on April 3, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. The old city is the lighter blue area in the right center of the image, surrounded by a 400-year-old wall built by the Ottoman Turks.
PIA11098:
Jerusalem
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image shows part of an extensive field of barchan sand dunes south of Kandahar. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 20, 2000.
PIA11099:
Sand Dunes, Afghanistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The city of Calcutta, India appears in this 24 by 34 km (15 by 21 mile) sub-scene, acquired March 29, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11157:
Calcutta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the northernmost land in the world is located in Pearyland, Greenland. This is a land of permanent snows, glaciers, and 24-hours of daylight during the summer months.
PIA11169:
Northern Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The western-most part of the Ganges Delta is seen in this 54.5 by 60 km ASTER sub-scene acquired on January 6, 2005. The Hugli River branches off from the Ganges River.
PIA11158:
Hugli River Delta, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite of northern Chile was acquired by ASTER on April 7, 2000. Dramatically displayed is a geological angular unconformity: a contact between layers of rock at different angles.
PIA11159:
Chile Altiplano Unconformity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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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 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The Coachella Valley is a major agricultural region of California, growing fruit and produce throughout the year. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 4, 2000.
PIA11161:
Coachella Valley, CA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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A historic capital city, Madrid, Spain is renowned for its unique charm and its exhilarating cultural life. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000.
PIA11163:
Madrid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The Pyrenees in southwestern Europe extend for about 435 kilometers (about 270 miles) from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea, separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe. This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000.
PIA11162:
Pyrenees Mtns., Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Paris was acquired on July 23, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. Paris is also known as the City of Light.
PIA11164:
Saline Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 20, 2000 and shows an area along the west side of the Cascade Range in west central Oregon.
PIA11165:
Oregon Forests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The nearly perfectly conical profile of Fuji, Japans highest mountain, soars 3,776 meters (12,388 feet) above sea level on southern Honshu, near Tokyo. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11166:
Mt. Fuji, Japan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000 covers the eastern part of the Strait of Gibraltar, separating Spain from Morocco. The promontory on the eastern side of the conspicuous Spanish port is the Rock of Gibraltar.
PIA11167:
Strait of Gibraltar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas. The island at the west edge of the image is Grand Bahama Island. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11168:
Paris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Terra
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Three weeks after Hurricane Ike came ashore near Galveston, TX, residents returned to find their houses in ruins. Images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 28, right, and August 15, 2006, left.
PIA11394:
Aftermath of Hurricane Ike along Texas Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-17 Earth Terra
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Byrd Glacier is a major glacier in Antarctica; it drains an extensive area of the polar plateau and flows eastward between the Britannia Range and the Churchill Mountains to discharge into the Ross Ice Shelf. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11419:
Byrd Glacier, Antarctica
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