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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image shows the area around the January 26, 2001, earthquake in western India, the deadliest in the country's history with some 20,000 fatalities. The epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake was just to the left of the center of the image.
PIA02799:
SRTM Radar Image with Color as Height: Kachchh, Gujarat, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows the western end of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02853:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows most of the northern coast of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02854:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Queensland, Australia. This image, acquired on November 19, 2001 from NASA's Terra satellite, is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #11.
PIA03730:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #11:
Queensland, Australia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-09 Earth Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
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The Eastern U.S., Europe, and Japan are brightly lit by their cities, while interiors of Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America are dark and lightly populated in this image created in 2000 by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA02991:
Global City Lights
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.269 MB)     JPEG (250.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, shows the Altamaha River Delta in the Georgia Sea Islands.
PIA03157:
Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-12 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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On January 26, 2001, the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history.
PIA03300:
SRTM Colored and Shaded Topography: Haro and Kas Hills, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.369 MB)     JPEG (117.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the Haro and Kas Hills of the Kachchh region in western India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03303:
SRTM Anaglyph: Haro and Kas Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-24 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03307:
SRTM Anaglyph: Roads versus Dikes near Bhuj, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the city of Bhuj, India. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03309:
SRTM Anaglyph: Northwest of Bhuj, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This depiction of an area south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, is the first Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) view of the Andes Mountains, the tallest mountain chain in the western hemisphere.
PIA03310:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This depiction of an area south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, is the first Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)view of the Andes Mountains, the tallest mountain chain in the western hemisphere.
PIA03312:
SRTM Perspective of Colored Height and Shaded Relief Laguna Mellquina, Andes Mountains, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia is shown in this scene created from a preliminary elevation model derived from the first data collected during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 12, 2000.
PIA03314:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Sredinnyy Khrebet, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Volcanism and erosion are prominently seen in this view of the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains taken by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03318:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Corral de Piedra, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.61 MB)     JPEG (513.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Erosional features are prominent in this view of southern Colorado taken NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The area covers about 20,000 square kilometers and is located about 50 kilometers south of Pueblo, Colorado.
PIA03319:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Piñon Canyon region, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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All of the major landforms relate to volcanism and/or erosion in this Shuttle Radar Topography Mission scene of Patagonia, near La Esperanza, Argentina.
PIA03322:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Lava plateaus in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-24 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Topographic data provided by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission can provide many clues to geologic history and processes.
PIA03324:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Near Zapala, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The interplay of volcanism, stream erosion and landslides is evident in this Shuttle Radar Topography Mission view of the eastern flank of the Andes Mountains, southeast of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
PIA03327:
SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief: Las Bayas, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The diversity of landforms that make up the state of California is evident in this new [sic] rendition of the 3-D topography of the state.
PIA03333:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, California Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo erupted on January 17, 2002, and subsequently sent streams of lava into the city of Goma on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
PIA03339:
Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo, Map View with Lava, Landsat / ASTER / SRTM
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 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 the Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03340:
Nyiragongo volcano, Congo, Anaglyph, SRTM / Landsat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Salt Lake City, Utah. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03343:
Anaglyph, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-28 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount San Antonio (more commonly known as Mount Baldy) crowns the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, Calif., in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03345:
Anaglyph, Metro Los Angeles, Calif.: Malibu to Mount Baldy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers are shown in this view of the St. Louis area from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03346:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, St. Louis, Missouri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The diversity of landforms that make up the state of California is evident in this new [sic] rendition of the 3-D topography of the state.
PIA03347:
Shaded Relief with Color as Height, California Mosaic with Insets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Bosporus (also spelled Bosphorus) is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara in the center of this view of northwest Turkey, taken during NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03349:
Shaded Relief and Radar Image with Color as Height, Bosporus Strait and Istanbul, Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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In June, 2000, NASA's Terra satellite compared tropical storms Bud and Dera.
PIA03400:
Tropical Storms Bud and Dera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of images from December 31, 2000 as seen by NASA's Terra satellite (Terra orbit 5525).
PIA03402:
The Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the Kachchh region in the Gujarat province of western India. On January 26, 2001, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake devastated this area, killing 20,000 people and destroying buildings, dams, and port facilities.
PIA03403:
Liquefaction Effects from the Bhuj earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images, centered just north of Shikoku Island in southwest Japan, were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on April 13, 2001 during Terra orbit 7015.
PIA03404:
MISR Participates in Aerosol Characterization Experiment over Asia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite eastern China compare a somewhat hazy summer view from July 9, 2000 (left) with a spectacularly dusty spring view from April 7, 2001 (middle).
PIA03405:
Fingerprints in the Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-30 Earth Terra
MISR
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Surface brightness contrasts accentuated by a thin layer of snow enable a network of rivers, roads, and farmland boundaries to stand out clearly in these images from NASA's Terra satellite of southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba.
PIA03408:
Saskatchewan and Manitoba
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite of Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir, near the city of Hemet in Riverside County, billed as the largest earthworks construction project in U.S.history.
PIA03409:
Watching the Creation of Southern California's Largest Reservoir
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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The pictured archipelago is the Republic of Fiji. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1.
PIA03411:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1:
Republic of Fiji

Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.351 MB)     JPEG (509.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Philadelphia lies in the center of this image from NASA's Terra satellite. Larger cities, including New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington D.C., are visible from upper right to lower left.
PIA03412:
A Spaceborne Perspective on the Red, White, and Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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The mighty Mississippi River, from its source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, is approximately 3780 kilometers long and has flooded many times during its history. NASA's Terra satellite acquired these images one month apart in 2001.
PIA03413:
Spring Flooding on the Mississippi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Fire season in Manitoba, Canada lasts from April until October, and numerous smoke plumes caused by lightning strikes are captured in these from views NASA's Terra satellite of the northwestern part of the province; data were acquired on June 20, 2001.
PIA03414:
Fire in the Land of 100,000 Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Constance, bordered by Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2.
PIA03417:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2:
Lake Constance, Europe

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Chesapeake region as seen by NASA's Terra satellite, near local noon on July 17, 2001 (Terra orbit 8407).
PIA03418:
A CLAMS-Eye View of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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This colorful image of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Beaufort Sea was acquired by the NASA's Terra satellite on August 16, 2000, during Terra orbit 3532.
PIA03419:
Summer in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.157 MB)     JPEG (601.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains showing several smoke plumes from wildfires burning throughout Northern California on August 13, 2001.
PIA03421:
A Panoramic View of the Emigrant Gap Fire, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.087 MB)     JPEG (270.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images of mixing waters and moving ships off the North Carolina Coast were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on October 11, 2000 (Terra orbit 4344).
PIA03422:
Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lofoten Islands, Norway. Norway is deeply indented by fjords, rises precipitously to high plateaus, and is united with the ocean by numerous islands. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2.
PIA03424:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3:
Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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A classical intense hurricane is shown in this view of Juliette, captured by NASA's Terra satellite on September 26, 2001.
PIA03425:
Hurricane Juliette
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.694 MB)     JPEG (651.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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Rio Brancois the capital of the Brazilian state of Acre and is situated near the border with northeastern Bolivia. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on July 28, 2000.
PIA03427:
Deforestation near Rio Branco, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large abundances of aerosols, or airborne particulates, over the low-lying plains of northeastern India appear in dramatic contrast with the relatively pristine air of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau in this image from NASA's Terra satellite acquired on
PIA03428:
Aerosols over India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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The third largest river in Africa, the Niger, forms an inland delta in central Mali. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3.
PIA03429:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4:
Mali, Africa

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images acquired on October 11, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite portray an occluded extratropical cyclone situated in the Southern Ocean, about 650 kilometers south of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.
PIA03430:
Extratropical Cyclone in the Southern Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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A large tabular iceberg (42 kilometers x 17 kilometers) broke off Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica (75º S latitude, 102º W longitude) sometime between November 4 and 12, 2001, as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03431:
Birth of a Large Iceberg in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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This set of images from NASA's Terra satellit highlights coastal areas of four states along the Gulf of Mexico: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and part of the Florida panhandle. The images were acquired on October 15, 2001 (Terra orbit 9718).
PIA03432:
Wetlands of the Gulf Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Manicouagan in northern Quebec, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra satellite on June 1, 2001, during Terra orbit 7737.
PIA03434:
Manicouagan Impact Structure, Quebec
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Galapagos, situated in the Pacific Ocean roughly 1000 kilometers west of mainland Ecuador. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4.
PIA03435:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5:
Galapagos Islands

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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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Decked out in reds, greens, blues and whites, this image captured by NASA's Terra satellite March 8, 2001 highlights the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
PIA03436:
Christmas Mountains Wrapped in Holiday Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite documented iceberg movements and changes in sea ice between December 11, 2000 and December 9, 2001.
PIA03437:
Penguins in Peril
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Australia's largest city of Sydney was clouded with smoke when more than 70 wildfires raged across the state of New South Wales when NASA's Terra satellite captured this image the morning of December 30, 2001.
PIA03438:
Smoke Blankets New South Wales, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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The MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this stereo image of Russia's Volga River, the largest river system in Europe. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03440:
Volga Delta and the Caspian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-30 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image is a natural-color view of the Celtic Sea and English Channel regions, and was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 4, 2001 during Terra orbit 7778.
PIA03441:
Coccoliths in the Celtic Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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Magnificent views of the region surrounding Salt Lake City, Utah are captured in these winter and summer images from NASA's Terra satellite imaged on February 8, 2001 and June 16, 2001.
PIA03442:
Winter and Summer Views of the Salt Lake Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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The breathtaking beauty of the western United States is apparent in this image from data acquired between April 2000 and September 2001 from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer on NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03443:
Western United States beyond the Four Corners
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-13 Earth Terra
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The 'Lagoa dos Patos,' in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, translates to 'the Duck Lagoon.' This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5.
PIA03444:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #6:
Lagoa dos Patos

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images of Canada's Québec province were acquired by NASA's Terra satelliteon March 4, 2001.The region's forests are a mixture of coniferous and hardwood trees, and 'sugar-shack' festivities are held at this time of year to celebrate the beginning o
PIA03446:
Southern Québec in Late Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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At Elands Bay in South Africa's Western Cape province, about 1000 tons of rock lobsters beached themselves during February 2002 when NASA's Terra satellite acquired these images.
PIA03447:
Red Tide Strands South African Rock Lobsters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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These data products from NASA's Terra satellite document the presence of airborne particulates on March 13, 2002, during Terra orbit 11880. At least once a year for a period lasting from a week to several months, northern Sumatra is obscured by smoke and
PIA03449:
Smoke over Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This figure shows a comparison of interferograms from four different years mapping the rapid ground subsidence over the Lost Hills oil field in California.
PIA03458:
Lost Hills, California Interferogram
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03507:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03508:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a shaded relief mosaic of Umnak Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03509:
Shaded Relief Mosaic of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03511:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR), shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03512:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillippines - Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-27 Earth Terra
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The Thwaites Ice Tongue is a large sheet of glacial ice extending from the West Antarctic mainland into the southern Amundsen Sea. A large crack in the Thwaites Tongue was discovered in imagery from NASA's Terra satellite on Mar. 10 & 24, 2002.
PIA03700:
Icebergs Adrift in the Amundsen Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-03 Earth Terra
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This region of central Asia is situated at the juncture of Mongolia, China and Russia. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7.
PIA03701:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7:
Torey Lakes, Central Asia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-10 Earth Terra
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Both single and multi-angle views of the breakup of the northern section of the Larsen B ice shelf are shown in this image pair fromNASA's Terra satellite. The Larsen B ice shelf collapsed and broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula during February and Ma
PIA03702:
Unique Views of a Shattered Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-17 Earth Terra
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Florida's Everglades is a region of broad, slow-moving sheets of water flowing southward over low-lying areas from Lake Okeechobeeto the Gulf of Mexico. These images fromNASA's Terra satellite show the Everglades region on January 16, 2002.
PIA03703:
Southern Florida's River of Grass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-24 Earth Terra
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The structure of tightly packed 'closed cells' in a layer of marine stratocumulus over the southeastern Pacific Ocean are highlighted in these views from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03704:
Closed Small Cell Clouds in the South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-01 Earth Terra
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This pair of images, acquired 16 days apart by NASA's Terra satellite in 2002 and 2007, covers the Liaoning region of China and parts of northern and western Korea, comparing a relatively clear day and an extremely dusty day.
PIA03705:
Dust Obscures Liaoning Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-08 Earth Terra
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On May 2, 2002, numerous fires in southern Mexico sent smoke drifting northward over the Gulf of Mexico. These views from NASA's Terra satellite illustrate the smoke extent over parts of the Gulf and the southern Mexican states of Tabasco, Campeche and Ch
PIA03706:
Smoke from Fires in Southern Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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A category F4 tornado tore through La Plata, Maryland on April 28, 2002, killing 5 and injuring more than 100 people. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on May 1, 2002.
PIA03707:
Tornado Cuts Through La Plata, Maryland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-15 Earth Terra
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The mighty river featured in this image is called the Yarlung Tsangpo in China, and is then known as the Dikrong during its passage through India's state of Arunachal Pradesh. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8.
PIA03708:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8:
Yarlung Tsangpo River, China

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite shows the shape and size of cellular patterns within marine stratocumulus cloud layers can change dramatically with the prevailing meteorological conditions.
PIA03710:
Closed Large Cell Clouds in the South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-19 Earth Terra
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On June 10, 2002 the Moon obscured the central portion of the solar disk in a phenomenon known as an annular solar eclipse as NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Pacific.
PIA03712:
Darkened Skies over the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-26 Earth Terra
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The Hayman fire, situated about 65 kilometers southwest of Denver, Colorado, is the largest fire ever recorded in that state. The images were captured on June 9, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03713:
Smoke from Colorado Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Lake Balbina near Manaus, Brazil. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03350:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Lake Balbina, near Manaus, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Volcanic, tectonic, erosional and sedimentary landforms are all evident in this comparison of two elevation models of a region along the East African Rift at Lake Kivu. The area shown covers parts of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
PIA03351:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Virunga and Nyiragongo Volcanoes and the East African Rift Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, part of the Kunlun fault in northern Tibet. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03352:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Kunlun fault, east-central Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Manila Bay and nearby volcanoes on Luzon Island in the Philippines. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03353:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Manila Bay, Philippines
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images show exactly the same area, Kerguelen Island in the southern Indian Ocean. The image on the left was created using the best global topographic data set previously available, the U.S. Geological Survey's GTOPO30.
PIA03354:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Kerguelen Island, south Indian Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro.
PIA03356:
Shaded Relief with Height as Color, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-03 Earth Terra
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Devon Island is situated in an isolated part of Canada's Nunavut Territory, and is usually considered to be the largest uninhabited island in the world. These images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 28, 2001.
PIA03714:
Mars Researchers Rendezvous on Remote Arctic Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-10 Earth Terra
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This island is Bouvet Island (or Bouvetøya) and is a territory of Norway. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9.
PIA03715:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9:
Bouvet Island, Norway

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-17 Earth Terra
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Mexico City has one of the world's most serious air pollution problems. These images from NASA's Terra satellite were captured on April 9 and December 5, 2001.
PIA03716:
A Hazy Day in Mexico City
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-24 Earth Terra
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The central portion of Russia's East Siberian Sea, including one of the New Siberian Islands, Novaya Sibir, are portrayed in these views from data acquired on May 28, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03717:
Distinguishing Clouds from Ice over the East Siberian Sea, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-31 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite were captured on May 31 and July 18, 2002 and show Russia's Saratov Oblast (province), located in the southeastern portion of the East-European plain, in the Lower Volga River Valley.
PIA03718:
Summer Harvest in Saratov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-07 Earth Terra
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This montage is a natural-color view of the Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan Peninsula as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03719:
A Hard Look at Thin Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-14 Earth Terra
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The image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on March 11, 2002, and is centered west of the Marshall Islands. Enewetak Atoll is discernible through thin cloud as the turquoise band near the right-hand edge of the image.
PIA03720:
Cloud Arcs in the Western Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-21 Earth Terra
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As of July 31, 2002, global multi-angle, multi-spectral radiance products were made available from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03721:
MISR Global Images See the Light of Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-28 Earth Terra
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These views from NASA's Terra satellite highlight a number of the land use, vegetation, and geological features found Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
PIA03722:
Highlights from Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Sand Fire in Southern California. The satellite passed over the region on July 23, 2016.
PIA20724:
NASA's MISR Studies Smoke Plumes from California's Sand Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-04 Earth Terra
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Pulau Kimaam, Pulau Dolok, Pulau Yos Sudarso, and Frederik Hendrik Island are all names used to refer to this island, which is part of the Indonesian province of West Papua. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10.
PIA03723:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10:
Pulau Kimaam, West Papua

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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-11 Earth Terra
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One of the more destructive cyclones to emerge from the northern hemisphere 2002 summer storm season was Typhoon Sinlaku. This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on September 5, 2002.
PIA03724:
Typhoon Sinlaku
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 Earth Landsat
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Mount Meru, an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03358:
Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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