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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
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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 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
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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
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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 2011-09-22 Earth Aquarius
Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth's ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
PIA14786:
NASA's "Salt of the Earth" Aquarius Reveals First Map
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.197 MB)     JPEG (439.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-02 Earth Aura
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In mid-March 2011, NASA's Aura spacecraft observed ozone in Earth's stratosphere -- low ozone amounts are shown in purple and grey colors, large amounts of chlorine monoxide are shown in dark blue colors.
PIA14824:
Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Franz Josef Land, an archipelago in the far north of Russia. It consists of 191 islands covering an area of about 200 by 325 km, and has no native inhabitants.
PIA14862:
Franz Josef Land, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (81.63 MB)     JPEG (3.588 MB)
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 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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Arguably one of America's most magnificent national parks is the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image looking to the northeast, the buildings and roads in the center foreground are Grand Canyon Village.
PIA14896:
NASA Satellite Reveals Grandeur of Arizona's Grand Canyon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.372 MB)     JPEG (510.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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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 2011-10-17 Earth Terra
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Sometimes called 'The Gathering Place,' Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. This image was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft. A flyover was created by draping ASTER image data acquired January 13, 2010.
PIA14898:
NASA Flyover of Oahu, Hawaii Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.768 MB)     JPEG (93.48 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 23, 2011, when this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired, flood waters were approaching the capital city of Bangkok as the Ayutthaya River overflowed its banks.
PIA14972:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Thailand Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 23, 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey, near the city of Van, the result of the collision between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Turkey is a tectonically active country, experiencing frequent devastating earthquakes.
PIA14979:
NASA Images Topography of Quake-Stricken Eastern Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-28 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 25, 2011, the Chao Phraya River was in flood stage as NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged flooded agricultural fields and villages depicted here in dark blue, and the sediment-laden water in shades of tan.
PIA15008:
NASA Spacecraft Images Continued Thailand Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite presents this 'false color' view of portions of Wisconsin and Michigan, including Devil's Lake, Druid Lake, Ghost Lake, Spider Lake, and Witches Lake in Wisconsin; and Bat Lake, Corpse Pond and Witch Lake in Michigan.
PIA15009:
NASA Satellite Scares Up An Eerie Image of Haunted Lakes and Ghost Ships
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-01 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Northern Namibia, known for its widespread bare and sinuous parallel dunes, most of them red.
PIA15015:
Sand Dunes, Namibia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.7 MB)     JPEG (2.612 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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Flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, had begun to ebb in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2011. Here, in blue-gray is the muddy water that had overflowed the banks of the river, flooding agricultural fields and villages.
PIA15018:
NASA Satellite Continues to Monitor Thailand Floods
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.56 MB)     JPEG (1.603 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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In July 2011, volcanic tremors began on the Island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands; by September, many tourists evacuated the resort island, fearing a volcanic eruption. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA15017:
NASA Satellite Tracks Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Canary Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.47 MB)     JPEG (1.318 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #26.
PIA15016:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #26: Costa Rica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.107 MB)     JPEG (164.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-06 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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CloudSat First Image of a Warm Front Storm Over the Norwegian Sea
PIA08517:
CloudSat First Image of a Warm Front Storm Over the Norwegian Sea
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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 2006-06-06 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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CloudSat Image of a Polar Night Storm Near Antarctica
PIA08518:
CloudSat Image of a Polar Night Storm Near Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-12 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Tropical Storm Alberto, Seen Through New
PIA08538:
Tropical Storm Alberto, Seen Through New "Eyes"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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CloudSat Overflight of Hurricane Bud
PIA08599:
CloudSat Overflight of Hurricane Bud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-25 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Hurricane Daniel intensified between July 18 and July 23rd. NASA's new 
CloudSat satellite was able to capture and confirm this transformation in 
its side-view images of Hurricane Daniel as seen in this series of images
PIA08642:
NASA's CloudSat Captures Hurricane Daniel's Transformation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.436 MB)     JPEG (67.35 kB)
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 2009-11-09 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Created with data acquired by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument during July 2009 this image shows large-scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA12339:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2009
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.174 MB)     JPEG (184.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
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Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements Depicting the Relationship Between Nitrous Oxide Levels and Ozone Loss, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
PIA07994:
Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements Depicting the Relationship Between Nitrous Oxide Levels and Ozone Loss, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.858 MB)     JPEG (93.72 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-18 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Hurricane Isabel
PIA00428:
Hurricane Isabel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-17 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Hurricane Hector in the Eastern Pacific
PIA00507:
Hurricane Hector in the Eastern Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Tropical Depression Debbie in the Atlantic
PIA00508:
Tropical Depression Debbie in the Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Hurricane Ileana in the Eastern Pacific
PIA00509:
Hurricane Ileana in the Eastern Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-28 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Tropical Storm Ernesto over Cuba
PIA00510:
Tropical Storm Ernesto over Cuba
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-29 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Typhoon Ioke in the Western Pacific
PIA00511:
Typhoon Ioke in the Western Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-03 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Tropical Depression 6 (Florence) in the Atlantic
PIA00512:
Tropical Depression 6 (Florence) in the Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Hurricane Rita as Observed byNASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
PIA00449:
Hurricane Rita as Observed byNASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-22 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Carbon Monoxide from California's Wildfire - 
a Visualization Created Using Data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
PIA10973:
Carbon Monoxide from California's Wildfire - a Visualization Created Using Data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.779 MB)     JPEG (61.13 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This image was created with data acquired by JPL'a Atmospheric Infrared Sounder during July 2008. The image shows large scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around the Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA11194:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2008
Full Resolution:     TIFF (56.25 MB)     JPEG (715.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-02 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This image shows average temperatures in April, 2003, observed by AIRS at an infrared wavelength that senses either the Earth's surface or any intervening cloud.
PIA00427:
Global Average Brightness Temperature for April 2003
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-14 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Tropical Storm Blas off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
PIA00436:
Tropical Storm Blas off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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AIRS Map of Carbon Monoxide Draped on Globe: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 
9/30/2005
PIA09936:
AIRS Map of Carbon Monoxide Draped on Globe: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.08 MB)     JPEG (289.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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Italy's Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands are the focus of this perspective view from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The image is looking south with the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in the foreground and Etna with its dark lava flows on the skyline.
PIA03370:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy & the Aeolian Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.534 MB)     JPEG (86.35 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.241 MB)     JPEG (236.9 kB)
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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.321 MB)     JPEG (256.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.76 MB)     JPEG (185.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is a color composite covering the Rift Valley inland area of Ethiopia.
PIA02453:
ASTER's First Views of Rift Valley, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (color)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.48 MB)     JPEG (231.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
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The stereo image at right is a downward-looking (nadir) view of the area around the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua taken by NASA's Terra satellite. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02600:
Nicaraguan Volcanoes, 26 February 2000
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.239 MB)     JPEG (194.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, San Francisco Bay and more.
PIA12094:
Cruising Over California Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.762 MB)     JPEG (37.04 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, including Dodger Stadium, the L.A.X. airport and JPL.
PIA12095:
Cruising Over Los Angeles Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.768 MB)     JPEG (86.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite took this anaglyph of several pyrocumulus clouds, created by the Station Fire, visible above the smoke plumes rising from the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12196:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California (Anaglyph)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.467 MB)     JPEG (90.65 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-08 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.
PIA12197:
Extent of Station Fire Burn Seen in New NASA Image
Full Resolution:     TIFF (35.79 MB)     JPEG (2.482 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Timbuktu in the West African Nation of Mali, about 15 km north of the Niger River, at the intersection of an east-west and a north-south Trans Saharan trade route across the Sahara.
PIA12305:
Timbuktu, Mali
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.692 MB)     JPEG (462.1 kB)
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 2010-11-18 Earth Terra
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This thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft of Merapi's continuing eruption has been processed to reveal the dominant presence of volcanic ash in the eruption plume and clouds, displayed in dark red. The warm volcanic flow appears bright.
PIA13634:
ASTER Images Merapi's Continuing Eruption
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.28 MB)     JPEG (1.574 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 30, 2011, showing flooding along the Mississippi River at its junction with the Des Moines River near Keokuk, Iowa.
PIA14137:
ASTER Images Midwest Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-06 Earth Terra
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From April 25-28, 2011, one of the largest outbreaks of tornadoes ever recorded ripped across the Southern, Midwestern and Eastern United States. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the scar the tornado left across Birmingham, Alabama.
PIA14143:
ASTER Images Aftermath of U.S. Tornado Outbreak
Full Resolution:     TIFF (30.11 MB)     JPEG (2.444 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-10 Earth Terra
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Surrounding the town of El Ejido, Almeria Province, southern Spain is a sea of greenhouses, stretching for tens of kilometers as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14146:
Almeria, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the resultant flooding of farmland west of the Mississippi 20 miles south of the Mississippi River levee breach. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detonated explosives at the Birds Point levee near Wyatt, Missouri, on May 2, 2011.
PIA14147:
ASTER Images Flooding from Mississippi River Levee Breach
Full Resolution:     TIFF (41.72 MB)     JPEG (1.362 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-16 Earth Terra
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At the time NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, the Mississippi River had reached a level of 53 feet (16.2 meters), 3 feet (1 meter) above the major flood stage. Flood water had already inundated parts of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
PIA14151:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Mississippi Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water flow after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Spillway, a flood control structure along the western bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, to ease flooding along levee systems on May 14, 2011.
PIA14155:
NASA Images Mississippi River Flooding in Louisiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland's volcanoes, which began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time (1730 UTC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011, east of the capital city of Reykjavik.
PIA14161:
Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Republic of Singapore, a city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. An island country made up of 63 islands, the country is largely urbanized with very little rain forest left.
PIA14167:
Singapore
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.65 MB)     JPEG (1.129 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-31 Earth Terra
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On May 30, 2011, a week after an EF-5 tornado swept through the city of Joplin, Mo, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image showing the track of the deadly tornado through the city (shown horizontally in green-blue).
PIA14174:
ASTER Sees Path of Destruction from Joplin, Mo. Tornado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.26 MB)     JPEG (106.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 Fires burning in Arizona. The data were acquired mid-morning on June 7, 2011. Nearly 10 distinct bluish-colored smoke plumes can be seen blowing toward the upper right (northeast).
PIA14270:
Arizona Wildfires Burn Out of Control
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.592 MB)     JPEG (322.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-14 Earth Terra
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The Mar. 11, 2011, Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami devastated a large extent of the northeastern Japan coast, and virtually erased many villages and cities from the map. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Sendai on Mar. 14, 2011.
PIA14271:
Tohoku Tsunami Debris, Japan
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Southern Chile's Puyehue volcano came to life on June 4, 2011, after decades of dormancy. Winds spread the ash column eastward over neighboring Argentina, leading to the evacuation of thousands of residents. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14272:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Fury of Disruptive Chilean Volcano
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The Espanola wildfire had consumed more than 4,300 acres when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 16, 2011, over Flagler County, Fla.
PIA14277:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Florida Wildfire
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Nabro volcano, Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa, began erupting June 12, 2011, the first-ever recorded eruption of this stratovolcano. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 19, 2011.
PIA14280:
NASA Spacecraft Captures First Recorded Eruption of Volcano in Africa's Horn
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Wallow fire in Arizona on June 21, 2011; vegetation appears in red, bare ground in shades of tan, burned areas in black and very-dark red; and smoke from the active fire front appears gray.
PIA14285:
NASA Spacecraft Monitors Continuing Burn of Arizona's Largest-Ever Wildfire
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Republic of Seychelles, an island country with an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean.
PIA14289:
Republic of Seychelles
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Nabro volcano in the African nation of Eritrea began erupting June 12, 2011, the first-ever recorded eruption of this stratovolcano. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 5, 2011.
PIA14382:
NASA Spacecraft Capture's Nabro Volcano's Continuing Eruption
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This image of Africa's Nabro volcano in Eritrea was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 6, 2011. Ash plumes sent into the stratosphere disrupted air traffic in Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan.
PIA14390:
Africa's Nabro Volcano Spews a Fiery Brew in NASA Spacecraft Image
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Located in Katmai National Park, Alaska, the park is filled with ash flows from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta.
PIA14391:
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska
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This image of Western Cape, South Africa was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25.
PIA14489:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25: Western Cape, South Africa
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Carrizo Plain, located northwest of Los Angeles, CA. It is one of the easiest places to see surface fractures of the San Andreas Fault, evident as it crosses the image from lower right to upper left
PIA14555:
Carrizo Plain, California
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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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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows unusually heavy rains over the upper Mekong River in Laos and Thailand that led to severe flooding in Cambodia in mid-August 2011. The city of Phnom Penh is at the bottom center of the image.
PIA14765:
NASA Spacecraft Images Cambodian Flooding
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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
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this cloud-free image over the city of Sukkur, Pakistan, on Aug. 18, 2010. Sukkur, located in southeastern Pakistan's Sindh Province, is visible as the grey, urbanized area in the lower left center of the image.
PIA13343:
ASTER Captures New Image of Pakistan Flooding
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NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument captured this image of Hurricane Earl Aug. 30, 2010. At this time, Hurricane Earl was a Category 3 storm. The hurricane's eye is just visible on the right edge of the MISR image swath.
PIA13363:
Hurricane Earl Multi-level Winds
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The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Rio Tinto river in southwestern Spain which originates in the Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia.
PIA13365:
Rio Tinto, Spain
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image north of the present town of Al Hillal, Iraq, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, where the site of the legendary city of Babylon lies.
PIA13436:
Babylon, Iraq
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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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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Ouachita Mountains in southeast Oklahoma. The Ouachitas are fold mountains, formed about 300 million years ago when the South American Plate drifted northward, colliding with the North American Plate.
PIA13466:
Ouachita Mtns., Oklahoma
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The ASTER instrument onboard Terra's spacecraft imaged the toxic sludge spill in Hungary on Oct. 11, 2010. A million cubic meters (35 million cubic feet) of red sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka in western Hungary.
PIA13467:
ASTER Images Hungary Toxic Sludge Spill
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This image of the Shandong Province, China was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #24.
PIA13565:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #24: Shandong Province, China
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the hot volcanic flow that resulted from collapse of the summit lava dome from the Merapi volcano in Indonesia that erupted on Oct. 26, 2010.
PIA13567:
Merapi Volcano, Indonesia
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The ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra's spacecraft imaged the Khyber Pass, a mountain pass that links Afghanistan and Pakistan. Throughout its history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia.
PIA13605:
Khyber Pass, Afghanistan-Pakistan
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On Nov. 8, 2010, the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured an image of the hot volcanic flows from Merapi volcano that resulted from continued collapse of the summit lava dome, and the ensuing release of ash plumes.
PIA13607:
Merapi Volcano Continues its Destructive Eruption
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This perspective view from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the magnificent natural landscape of Salzkammergut, Austria.
PIA13640:
Hallstatt, Austria
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SP Crater, a volcanic cone and flow in Arizona, is visible in this image obtained by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13700:
SP Crater, Arizona
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a northwest area of Saudi Arabia, Harrat Lunayyir, that reveals that the area is unexpectedly volcanically active.
PIA13722:
Harrat Lunayyir, Saudi Arabia
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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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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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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Jizzax Province in eastern Uzbekistan, one of the main agricultural regions of the country. Uzbekistan is the world's sixth largest producer and second-largest exporter of cotton.
PIA13777:
Jizzax Province, Uzbekistan
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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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On January 17, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundation west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
PIA13810:
NASA Satellite Images Flooding Near Brisbane, Australia
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