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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia.
PIA03871:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-16 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite portray the Amery Ice Shelf front on October 6, 2001 (top) and September 29, 2002 (bottom), and illustrate changes that took place over the year elapsed between the two views.
PIA03729:
Amery Ice Shelf's "Loose Tooth" Gets Looser
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-06 Earth Terra
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The height and southward extent of the ash plume emanating from Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 27, 2002 are captured in these four image panels from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03732:
Sicily's October Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft illustrate ice surface textures and cloud-top heights over the Amery Ice Shelf/Lambert Glacier system in East Antarctica on October 25, 2002.
PIA03734:
Clouds and Ice of the Lambert-Amery System, East Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-27 Earth Terra
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Ignited by lightning strikes during a record-breaking heat wave, the Biscuit Fire became Oregon's largest wildfire of the past century. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these image between mid July and early September 2002.
PIA03735:
The Biscuit Wildfire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.79 MB)     JPEG (983.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Eyre is a large salt lake situated between two deserts in one of Australia's driest regions. These four images from NASA's Terra spacecraft austral summers of 2000 and 2002.
PIA03736:
Fluctuations of Lake Eyre, South Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured the snowstorm which swept across the eastern United States on December 4 and 5, 2002, bringing the season's first snow to parts of the south and southern Appalachia.
PIA03746:
Snowfall in Southern Appalachia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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The border between Russia and Finland is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #12 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03747:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #12:
Border between Russia and Finland

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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
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In the high plateau of southwestern Bolivia, two large salt deserts, or playas, are located between the eastern and western Andes. NASA's Terra spacecraft depicted the playas on January 16, 2002 and January 3, 2003.
PIA03749:
Salt Playas of the Bolivian Altiplano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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Sea ice in the Beaufort Sea off the north coast of Alaska was classified and mapped in these concurrent images acquired March 19, 2001 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04300:
Ice Types in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-22 Earth Terra
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The height and extent of billowing smoke plumes from bushfires near Canberra, the Australian capital, are illustrated by these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired on January 18, 2003.
PIA04302:
Fires in the Australian Capital Territory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-12 Earth Terra
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These images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft documented extensive smoke from fires burning throughout Nigeria and north central Africa on January 31, 2003.
PIA03897:
Smoke over Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views from NASA's Terra spacecraft portray the Lutzow-Holm Bay region of Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica, on September 5, 2002.
PIA04319:
Lutzow-Holm Bay and the Shirase Glacier, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Earth Terra
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Brightness variations in the terrain along a portion of southwestern Africa are displayed in these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04320:
Seasonal Surface Changes in Namibia and Central Angola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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More than 2 million acres were consumed by hundreds of fires between December 2002 and February 2003 in southeastern Australia's national parks, forests, foothills and city suburbs as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04321:
Drought and Burn Scars in Southeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of the Iturralde Structure, Bolivia, a possible impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03378:
Anaglyph, North America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula was generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, and shows a subtle but distinctive indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03380:
Anaglyph, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Massanutten Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03382:
Massanutten Mountain, Virginia, USA (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #13. The location is Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan.
PIA04323:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #13: Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-27 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Manicouagan Crater is one of the world's largest and oldest known impact craters and perhaps the one most readily apparent to astronauts in orbit. This anaglyph is from the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses needed.
PIA03385:
Anaglyph, Manicouagan Crater, Quebec, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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During the last weeks of March 2003, unusually high and widespread aerosol pollution was detected over Europe by several satellite-borne instruments aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA04325:
Aerosols over Central and Eastern Europe
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.249 MB)     JPEG (538.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-23 Earth Terra
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During the first two weeks of April, 2003, numerous fires occurred in eastern Russia and northeast China, and produced a large amount of smoke that rose to form a thick layer of tiny atmospheric particles, or aerosols seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04276:
Smoke from Asian Fires Traverses the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.
PIA03386:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03387:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.8 MB)     JPEG (2.079 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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The complex structure and beauty of polar clouds are highlighted by these images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on April 23, 2003. These clouds occur at multiple altitudes and exhibit a noticeable cyclonic circulation over the Southern Indian Ocean,
PIA04329:
Multi-layer Clouds Over the South Indian Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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This natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captures the beauty of the western United States and Canada.
PIA04330:
Western United States and Southwestern Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-21 Earth Terra
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Several oil slicks occurred on Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela between December 2002 and January 2003, and were observed by NASA's Terra spacecraft on December 26, 2002.
PIA04331:
Oil Slicks on Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.895 MB)     JPEG (115.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.
PIA04530:
Earth and Jupiter as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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Anatahan Island is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #14 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04332:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #14:
Anatahan Island

Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.775 MB)     JPEG (186.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-11 Earth Terra
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During Spring 2003, students, teachers, and scientists worked side-by-side, measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held instruments shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04334:
Students and NASA Study Aerosols over Baltimore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, in South America is dominated by the Andes Mountains, which extend all along the Pacific Coast. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03389:
Anaglyph, South America
Full Resolution:     TIFF (50.13 MB)     JPEG (6.633 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.529 MB)     JPEG (737 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-16 Earth Terra
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Strong synoptic winds disperse pollutants over the skies of Greece and the Aegean Sea during winter months as sen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captured in 2002.
PIA04336:
Summer Aerosols over Greece
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.67 MB)     JPEG (123 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-13 Earth Terra
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Data from NASA's Terra spacecraft were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of Scandinavia and the Baltic region.
PIA04337:
Scandinavia and the Baltic Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #15 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04340:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #15: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.525 MB)     JPEG (394.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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During the 2003 fire season, blazes in the taiga forests of Eastern Siberia were part of a vast network of fires across Siberia and the Russian Far East, northeast China and northern Mongolia seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04341:
Smoke from Siberian Taiga Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.225 MB)     JPEG (357.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large plumes of smoke rising from devastating wildfires burning near Los Angeles and San Diego on Sunday, October 26, 2003, are highlighted in this set of images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04343:
Wildfires Rage in Southern California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.506 MB)     JPEG (846.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged Iceberg B-15A, the largest iceberg in the world (measuring about 11,000 square kilometers) when it broke away from Western Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000.
PIA04344:
Breakup of the World's Largest Iceberg
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.286 MB)     JPEG (151 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's Jason-1 is a global map of sea surface height of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The image represents data collected and composited over a 10-day period, ending on Nov. 3, 2003.
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #16 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04345:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16:
Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia

Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.066 MB)     JPEG (207 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vibrant reds, emerald greens, brilliant whites, and pastel blues adorn this view of the area surrounding the Jakobshavn Glacier on the western coast of Greenland captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 18, 2003.
PIA05070:
Greenland's Coast in Holiday Colors
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.121 MB)     JPEG (118.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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In this natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, a fingerprint-like gravity wave feature occurs over a deck of marine stratocumulus clouds.
PIA04349:
Gravity Waves Ripple over Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.482 MB)     JPEG (191.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft saw a pall of smoke and dust largely obscured the nations of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and southern Mali on January 12, 2004.
PIA04350:
Hazy and Dusty Skies over Western Africa
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.18 MB)     JPEG (658.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Pampas of Argentina is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #17 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04351:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #17:
The Pampas of Argentina

Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.684 MB)     JPEG (378.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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After a 19 month rainfall deficiency, heavy rainfall during January 2004 brought drought relief to much of northern Queensland; these images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04352:
Greener Pastures in Northern Queensland, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.4 MB)     JPEG (1.25 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these natural color images and cloud top height measurements for Monty before and after the storm made landfall over the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, on February 29 and March 2, 2004.
PIA04353:
Tropical Cyclone Monty Strikes Western Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these views of the dust and sand that swept over northeast China on March 10, 2004.
PIA04354:
Dust and Sand Sweeps Over Northeast China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.618 MB)     JPEG (629.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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Heavy snowfall on March 12, 2004, across north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia and Russia, caused train and highway traffic to stop for several days along the Russia-China border shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04355:
Snowstorm Along the China-Mongolia-Russia Borders
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.81 MB)     JPEG (882 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Black Sea is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #19 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04364:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #19: The Black Sea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.417 MB)     JPEG (215 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vegetation across southeast Illinois and central Indiana is shown in this set of multispectral and multiangle images from NASA's Terra spacecraft, captured on April 5, 2004.
PIA04356:
Spring in Southeastern Illinois and Central Indiana
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.394 MB)     JPEG (693 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-28 Earth Terra
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Normandy, Poitou, Bourgogne Regions, France is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #18 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04357:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #18:
Normandy, Poitou, Bourgogne Regions, France

Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.794 MB)     JPEG (680.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The Zagros Mountains in Iran offer a visually stunning topographic display of geologic structure in layered sedimentary rocks in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04955:
Zagros Mountains, Iran, SRTM Shaded Relief Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.247 MB)     JPEG (318.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear on the left (west) of this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04960:
Cape Town, South Africa, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.41 MB)     JPEG (2.219 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The prominent circular feature seen here is known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania. This anaglyph is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04962:
Richat Structure, Mauritania, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
Full Resolution:     TIFF (54.43 MB)     JPEG (3.974 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert.
PIA04963:
Richat Structure, Mauritania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.441 MB)     JPEG (507 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This stereoscopic shaded relief image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission shows Africa's topography. Also shown are Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, and other adjacent regions. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04964:
Africa in SRTM 3-D, Anaglyph of Shaded Relief
Full Resolution:     TIFF (123.1 MB)     JPEG (13.79 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Elevation data at the highest possible resolution from NASA's SRTM mission in February 2000 are being released for the first time for most of the African continent. This color shaded relief image shows the extent of SRTM digital elevation data for Africa.
PIA04965:
SRTM Data Release for Africa, Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (146.2 MB)     JPEG (19.74 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vigorous vegetation growth in the Southern United States after heavy rains fell during April and early May, 2004, is quantified in these images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04358:
April Showers Bring May Flowers to the Southern United States
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.896 MB)     JPEG (531 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-02 Earth Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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While most hills and mountains on Earth originate from tectonic motions or volcanism, Earth also has some examples of hills that originated from impacts of large meteorites, the predominant origin for hills and mountains on the Moon.
PIA06012:
Hills in Arctic Canada with Impact Origin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.198 MB)     JPEG (133.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Clear skies on April 11, 2004 (top panels) contrast strongly with the dust storm that swept across Iraq and Saudi Arabia on May 13 (bottom panels) as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04360:
Elevated Dust over the Middle East
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.035 MB)     JPEG (270.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake devastated the small city of Bam in southeast Iran on December 26, 2003. The two images from ESA's Envisat show similar measures of the radar interferometric correlation in grayscale on the left and in false colors on the right.
PIA06311:
Bam, Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Earthquake
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.109 MB)     JPEG (77.72 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This elevation anaglyph of Los Angeles and adjacent mountainous terrain was created by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04968:
Library of Congress Model, Anaglyph
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.503 MB)     JPEG (858.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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Numerous fires occurred near the headwaters of the Xingu River and the Xingu Indigenous Peoples' Reserve in Mato Grosso, Brazil, during late June and early July, 2004, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04362:
Fire and Deforestation near the Xingu River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large lightning-induced fires were active in Alaska and the Yukon Territory from mid-June to mid-July, 2004 as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04363:
Smoke Signals from the Alaska and Yukon Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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A look at smoke from the Chisholm forest fire, which ignited on May 23, 2001 about 160 kilometers north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04365:
Smoke Soars to Stratospheric Heights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-01 Earth Terra
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These views of the Russian Arctic were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 11, 2004, when the brief arctic summer had transformed the frozen tundra and the thousands of lakes, channels, and rivers of the Lena Delta into a fertile wetland.
PIA04366:
A Summer View of Russia's Lena Delta and Olenek
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images and cloud-top height retrievals of Hurricane Frances on September 4, 2004, when the eye sat just off the coast of eastern Florida, and Hurricane Ivan on September 5th.
PIA04367:
Cloud Height Maps for Hurricanes Frances and Ivan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-29 Earth Terra
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These visualizations of Hurricane Jeanne on September 24, 2004 were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft after the hurricane caused widespread destruction on Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
PIA04368:
Hurricane Jeanne Cloud Height and Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-02 Earth Terra
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In the Arabian Sea, sunlight and nutrients has fueled a startling occurrence of colorful phytoplankton and bacterial assemblages, which is captured in these natural color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft October 2, 2004.
PIA04369:
Red Plankton in the Arabian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Earth Terra
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Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #20 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04370:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz # 20:
Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-10 Earth Terra
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Heavy rainfall in southern Africa between December 2003 and April 2004 provided central Zambia with floodwaters needed to support the diverse uses of water within the Kafue Flats area as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04371:
Floodwaters Renew Zambia's Kafue Wetland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Alpine fault runs parallel to, and just inland of, much of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. This view was created from the near-global digital elevation model produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06661:
Alpine Fault, New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Davenport Ranges of central Australia have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth, founded on the belief that the interior of Australia has been tectonically stable for at least 700 million years.
PIA06663:
Davenport Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of the Ross Ice Shelf , Antarctica was taken NASA's Galileo camera about 6:20 p.m. PST on December 8, 1990.
PIA00074:
Antarctica - Ross Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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The initial tsunami waves resulting from the undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on 26 December 2004 off the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04373:
Deep Ocean Tsunami Waves off the Sri Lankan Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-23 Earth Terra
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These 19 global panels show the %-year seasonal-average distribution of atmospheric aerosol amount across Africa and the Atlantic Ocean from data captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04374:
Five Years of MISR Global Aerosol Observations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-09 Earth Terra
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Actinae, or radial symmetry, is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #21 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04375:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #21:
ACTINAE

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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-23 Earth Terra
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Data from a portion of the imagery acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft during 2000-2002 were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of southwestern Europe and northwestern Morocco and Algeria.
PIA04376:
Where Europe meets Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-13 Earth Terra
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As it passed over Antarctica on December 16, 2004, NASA's Terra satellite captured this image showing a wavy pattern in a field of white.
PIA04377:
Waves on White: Ice or Clouds?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Earth Terra
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Seasonal changes in Earth's surface albedo over a 5-year period are seen in these image summary maps from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04378:
Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Earth Terra
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The lowlands of Lombardy and Piedmont in northwest Italy are some of the most highly developed irrigation areas in the world. These views of the region were acquired on May 8, 2005, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04380:
Rice Cultivation in Northwest Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-22 Earth Terra
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The Ganges Plain is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #22 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04381:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #22: Ganges Plain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra satellite on July 20, 2005, shows the dust cloud just off the west coast of Africa near Mauritania and Senegal.
PIA03539:
Saharan Dust Cloud Sails Toward U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 Earth Terra
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How precisely do the size of the aerosol particles comprising the dust that obscured the Red Sea on July 26, 2005? This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04382:
The Size of Dust and Smoke
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-20 Earth RadarSat
Imaging Radar
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NASA researchers have insights into the mysteries of Arctic sea ice, thanks to the unique abilities of Canada's Radarsat satellite in this view of the global arctic.
PIA02970:
Global View of the Arctic Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-07 Earth Terra
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On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, NASA's Terra spacecraft retrieved cloud-top heights and cloud-tracked wind velocities for Tropical Storm Katrina, as the center of the storm was situated over the Tennessee Valley.
PIA04384:
Cloud Spirals and Outflow in Tropical Storm Katrina
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These views of the Louisiana and Mississippi regions were acquired before and one day after Katrina made landfall along the Gulf of Mexico coast. The images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on August 14 and August 30, 2005.
PIA04385:
Flooding in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this sequence of images and cloud-top height observations for Hurricane Wilma as it progressed across the Caribbean in October 2005.
PIA04386:
Tracking Hurricane Wilma Across the Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-23 Earth Terra
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Oregon, California is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #23 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04387:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #23: Oregon, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 Earth Terra
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These July 11, 2006 images from NASA's Terra Satellite show then Tropical Storm Bud as it was intensifying into a hurricane, which it became later that day.
PIA08600:
A Strengthening Eastern Pacific Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-09 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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At approximately 0553 UTC (1:53 am EDT), on 2 Aug 2006, NASA's CloudSat flew over the eye of Typhoon Prapiroon as it approached southern China.
PIA08651:
Typhoon Prapiroon viewed by CloudSat
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-10 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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NASA's CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar captured a profile across Tropical Storm Andrea on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, near the South Carolina/Georgia/Florida Atlantic coast.
PIA09379:
CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-07 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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The image of Tropical Cyclone Gonu in the upper panel was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on June 5, 2007, at approximately 20:20 UTC.
PIA09601:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Viewed by CloudSat
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-02 Earth Terra
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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
PIA10927:
Smoke Blankets Northern California
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