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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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NASA Airborne Snow Observatory measurements of snow water equivalent (top image) and snow albedo, or reflectivity (bottom image) for the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada on April 21, 2013.
PIA17773:
Snow Water Equivalent for Tuolumne River Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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A natural color image of Mt. Lyell, the highest point in the Tuolumne River Basin (top image) is compared with a three-dimensional color composite image of Mt. Lyell from NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory depicting snow depth (bottom image).
PIA17772:
Snow Depth Depicted on Mt. Lyell by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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Mt. Dana and Dana Plateau in the Tuolumne River Basin within Yosemite National Park, Calif., as seen out the window of a Twin Otter aircraft carrying NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory on April 3, 2013.
PIA17771:
Tuolumne River Basin seen by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Macquarie Island which lies halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, and is part of Tasmania.
PIA16980:
Macquarie Island, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft highlights the epicenter of a powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake which struck Sichuan Province in southwest China on April 20, 2013. Vegetation is displayed in red; clouds and snow are in white.
PIA16994:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Location of China Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-16 Earth Terra
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This image of the river-delineated border between western Brazil's Acre province, and northwestern Bolivia's Pando Department, demarcates a remarkable difference in land use and development practices as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16991:
Brazil-Bolivia Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Earth Terra
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On April 9, 2013 at 11:52 GMT, this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the location of a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwestern Iran's Bushehr province near the town of Kaki.
PIA16946:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Location of Iranian Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this view of severe flooding in La Plata, Argentina, on April 4, 2013. Torrential rains and record flash flooding has killed more than 50 and left thousands homeless, according to news reports.
PIA16945:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Severe Flooding in Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured Kuwait's Failaka Island, located 50 km southeast of the spot where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers empty into the Persian Gulf.
PIA16944:
Failaka Island, Kuwait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Colombia's Galeras Volcano, was acquired by UAVSAR on March 13, 2013. A highly active volcano, Galeras features a breached caldera and an active cone that produces numerous small to moderate explosive eruptions.
PIA16943:
UAVSAR Acquires False-Color Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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On March 17, 2013, NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) acquired synthetic aperture radar data over the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.
PIA16942:
NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft To Study Volcanoes and Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (or Pearl Bridge), the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1991 meters, connecting the city of Kobe, Japan with Iwaja on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
PIA16905:
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Earth Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This is a polar stereographic map of gravity of the north polar region of the moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The map displays the region from latitude 60 north to the pole.
PIA16896:
Gravity at the Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site in Western Australia.
PIA16894:
Shark Bay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Earth Terra
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Wasco, California advertises itself as the 'Rose Capital of the World'; over 8000 acres are devoted to cultivation of existing and new varieties of roses, shipped to every state in the U.S. and all over the world.
PIA16855:
Wasco, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-16 Earth 1920x1280x3
This image shows the flash above Chelyabinsk, Russia, from the fireball streaking through the sky on Feb. 15, 2013. The small asteroid was approximately 56 to 66 feet in diameter. The picture was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev.
PIA16829:
Fireball Flash over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-16 Earth 3029x1080x3
This photograph of the meteor streaking through the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev. The small asteroid was about 56 to 66 feet (17 to 20 meters) wide.
PIA16828:
Fireball Streaking over Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals the still-active lava flows in the snowy winter landscape of Plosky Tolbachik volcano, which erupted for the first time in 35 years on Nov. 27, 2012, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA16824:
NASA Satellite Captures New Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-08 Earth Terra
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The Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC) is a large layered igneous intrusion within the earth's crust, exposed at the edge of the Transvaal Basin in South Africa. Numerous mines, tailings piles, and leach ponds are shown in blue.
PIA16788:
Bushveld Igneous Complex, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
PIA16787:
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 Earth Terra
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This 3-D view was created from data acquired Feb. 4, 2013 by NASA's Terra spacecraft showing a massive wildfire which damaged Australia's largest optical astronomy facility, the Siding Spring Observatory.
PIA16783:
NASA Spacecraft Captures 3-D View of Massive Australian Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia. The population of the Jakarta conurbation is over 28 million, making it perhaps the largest metropolitan area in the world in terms of inhabitants.
PIA16776:
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over South Africa and Zimbabwe where week-long torrential rains swelled the Limpopo River in Jan. 2013.
PIA16772:
NASA Satellite Images Severe Flooding in Mozambique
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-16 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula erupted on Nov. 27, 2012, for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash to the height of more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16741:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Russian Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Mar. 17, 2012, is of Jebel Uweinat, a mountain range in the area of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan border. It is reportedly one of the driest places on earth.
PIA16679:
Jebel Uweinat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.
PIA16603:
GRAIL's Final Resting Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
PIA16602:
Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This graphic highlights locations on the moon NASA considers 'lunar heritage sites' and the path NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft will take on their final flight.
PIA16494:
Lunar Heritage Sites and GRAIL's Final Mile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.
PIA16493:
Ebb and Flow's Final Moments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
PIA16492:
Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-12 Earth Space Shuttle
SIR-C/X-SAR
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These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
PIA16179:
Nile River in Black and White
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-07 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Heilongjiang, a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages.
PIA16596:
Heilongjiang Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map
PIA16623:
GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon
PIA16622:
GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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Map of Moon's Crust
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Map of Moon's Crust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
MoonKAM
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Mare Orientale Flyover
PIA16620:
Mare Orientale Flyover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16600:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16589:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data.
PIA16588:
Closer Look at Lunar Highland Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16587:
GRAIL's Gravity Field of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon from the Lunar Prospector mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16586:
Moon Gravity Field Using Prospector Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This moon map shows the gravity gradients calculated by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue correspond to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16585:
Lunar Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter
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This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.
PIA16584:
Moon Dike Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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A profile across one of the linear gravity anomalies found by NASA's GRAIL mission shows that it has higher gravity than the surroundings.
PIA16583:
GRAIL Identifies Moon Dikes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.
PIA16582:
Gravity Anomaly Intersects Moon Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16581:
GRAIL Spots Gravity Anomaly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show the gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission, highlighting a population of linear gravity anomalies.
PIA16580:
Linear Gravity Anomalies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue areas indicate stronger gradients due to underlying mass anomalies.
PIA16579:
GRAIL's Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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These maps of the moon show the 'Bouguer' gravity anomalies as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red areas have stronger gravity, while blue areas have weaker gravity.
PIA16578:
Gravity of the Moon's Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Earth Terra
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, erupted on Nov. 27, 2012 for the first time in 35 years, sending clouds of ash almost 10,000 feet into the sky. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16590:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Captures Russian Volcano Eruption
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.09 MB)     JPEG (690.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-29 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of the first of a series of storms approaching the Pacific Northwest at 2141 UTC (1:41 p.m. PST) on Nov. 28, 2012, marking the beginning of an 'atmospheric river' event.
PIA16534:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Captures Start of West Coast Atmospheric River Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Earth Terra
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Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Its name derives from a dam in the river Amstel. Founded in the 12th century as a fishing village, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the world in the 17th century.
PIA16542:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the volcanic Ogasawara Islands. The islands were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of an outstanding example of ongoing evolutionary processes in oceanic island ecosystems.
PIA15950:
Ogasawara Islands, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This image shows ocean surface winds for Hurricane Sandy observed by the OSCAT radar scatterometer on the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) OceanSat-2 satellite. Colors indicate wind speed and arrows indicate direction.
PIA16219:
OSCAT Eyes Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft overpassed Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 just as Sandy was approaching the Atlantic coastline. Sandy contained estimated maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (78 knots).
PIA16201:
CloudSat's View of Hurricane Sandy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Early Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy continued inland, moving to the northwest over Pennsylvania. Swaths of infrared measurements taken over two orbits of NASA's Aqua satellite by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder are displayed here.
PIA16434:
Hurricane Sandy Moving Northwest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this imagery and data over Hurricane Sandy as the storm approached the U.S. east coast on Oct. 28, 2012. The image at left covers an area 250 miles (400 kilometers) wide and extends from Massachusetts to Florida.
PIA16435:
NASA's Spacecraft Imagery Shows Hurricane Sandy's Wind Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat passed over Sandy at 10:32 a.m. EDT on Oct. 27, 2012. Light to moderate precipitation associated with parts of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were moving on shore into parts of North Carolina.
PIA16436:
NASA's CloudSat Views Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery in Texas. With a refining capacity of over 560,000 barrels per day, it is the largest refinery in the United States.
PIA16295:
Baytown Refinery, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
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Altimeter
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Brittany, a cultural region in the northwest of France.
PIA15007:
Brittany, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
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This still from an animation shows, in exaggerated terms, how the surface of the southern Central Valley of California deformed from the period 2007 to 2011.
PIA16293:
InSAR Measurements of Subsidence in California's Central Valley (June 2007--December 2010) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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Baikonur, formerly Leninsk, is a city in Kazakhstan rented and administered by the Russian Federation to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome where Sputnik launched in 1957. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16292:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the abandoned town of Centralia, in eastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining country.
PIA16291:
Centralia, Pennsylvania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, and home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet, situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok.
PIA16290:
Vladivostok, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Earth 965x720x3
This image shows a dry streambed on an alluvial fan in the Atacama Desert, Chile, revealing the typical patchy, heterogeneous mixture of grain sizes deposited together.
PIA16191:
Dry Streambed on Alluvial Fan in Northern Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-21 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Pole Creek fire southwest of Sisters, Ore., which had grown to 24,000 acres as of Sept. 20, 2012. No structures have been destroyed, and the fire is mostly confined to the national forest.
PIA15884:
NASA Spacecraft Images Oregon Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-13 Earth ADAPT
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This image was taken during a flight test of JPL's Autonomous Descent and Ascent Powered-Flight Testbed (ADAPT). The testbed was flown aboard a Masten Space System Xombie rocket.-Flight Testbed (ADAPT).
PIA16119:
ADAPT Rocket Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Earth Terra
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Two satellite images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, obtained about 10 years apart, clearly illustrate the effects of the near-historic drought conditions in southwestern Kansas. Farmers are among the hardest hit.
PIA16102:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Effects of U.S. Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-30 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Strong tropical storm Isaac continues to create havoc across the Gulf Coast, from eastern Texas to Florida. This infrared image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was acquired at 2:41 p.m. CDT on Aug. 29, 2012.
PIA16113:
A Slow-moving Isaac Brings Flooding to Gulf States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft recorded low-level wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (65 knots) from cloud motion observed outside Tropical Storm Isaac's eye. The spacecraft flew over Isaac a few hours before Isaac was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.
PIA16017:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Isaac's Inflow and Outflow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Before NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, the strata exposed in Mount Sharp were compared to those in the Grand Canyon of the western United States, shown here. Scientists are surprised by just how close the similarities are.
PIA16098:
Grand Canyon Similar to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Aug. 24, 2012, 13 miles (20 kilometers) north of Vicksburg, Miss., as drought continued to afflict the U.S. Midwest, water levels of the Mississippi River approached historic lows.
PIA16097:
NASA Spacecraft Images Drought's Impacts on the Mighty Mississippi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, a birdseye view of the Canary Islands wildfire, on Aug. 17, 2012. The main town of San Sebastian can be seen on the eastern shore of the island.
PIA16076:
NASA Spacecraft Gets a Birdseye View of Canary Islands Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color, oblique perspective image of the Slumgullion landslide in southwestern Colorado depicting its surface motion was created by data acquired by NASA's UAVSAR between two airplane flights in August 2011.
PIA16059:
NASA's UAVSAR Images Colorado's Slumgullion Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Earth Terra
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This simulated natural color image of London was acquired May 26, 2012 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. Major construction projects included the new 400-acre Olympic Park for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
PIA15897:
NASA Spacecraft Captures a Medal-Worthy Image of London
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on in 2011, this image shows the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin in northwest Saudi Arabia, which has been steadily developing agricultural fields using center pivot irrigation by tapping into fossil ground water.
PIA15849:
Wadi As-Sirhan, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Dawson, Canada. A boom town in 1898, discovery of gold in the Klondike fueled the massive influx of miners, merchants, and other support professions to this town on the Yukon River.
PIA15848:
Dawson, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Waldo Canyon Fire, west of Colorado Springs, Colo., being called the worst fire in Colorado history. Healthy vegetation is red, water is dark blue, streets and buildings are gray, and the burned areas are
PIA15847:
Colorado's Destructive Waldo Canyon Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-03 Earth Terra
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On July 2, 2012, NASA's MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Horse Creek Fire and much larger Ash Creek Fire Complex in southeastern Montana, to the east of Billings, Mont.
PIA15839:
NASA's MISR Views Raging Wildfires in Southeastern Montana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-29 Earth Aqua
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In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
PIA15838:
Effect of Seasonal Vegetation Cycle on Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 25, 2012, this image shows the High Park fire west of Fort Collins, Colo. More than 83,000 acres have been burned and approximately 250 homes, the most in Colorado history.
PIA15832:
NASA Spacecraft Images Colorado's Most Destructive Wildfire to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-12 Earth Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument on the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory gives an unprecedented look at a key factor involved in the formation of an oceanic wave feature in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans that influences global climate patterns.
PIA15799:
NASA's Aquarius Maps Ocean Salinity Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
PIA15798:
NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 2, 2012 of Sheveluch, one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula, with frequent explosive events that can disrupt air traffic over the northern Pacific.
PIA15792:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Large Eruption of Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Picher, Oklahoma which once boasted 20,000 people in this mining town in northeast Oklahoma. Now, after a 2009 tornado, and a federal cleanup program, the town is a modern-day ghost town.
PIA15821:
Picher, Oklahoma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-24 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon (or Tsangpo Gorge) in Tibet, the deepest canyon in the world, and longer than the Grand Canyon.
PIA15775:
Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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The Livermore and Spring Ranch fires near the Davis Mountain Resort, Texas, burned 13,000 and 11,000 acres respectively. When NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2012, both fires had been contained.
PIA15657:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze River in east-central China, and is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
PIA15655:
Three Gorges Dam, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-30 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the eastern end of the Gulf of Fonseca, in Honduras, originally the site of extensive wetlands ecosystem, dominated by six species of mangroves.
PIA15145:
Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Popocatepetl, the nearly 18.000-foot-high volcano about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, continuing to spew water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks from its latest eruption, which started in mid-April 2012.
PIA15617:
ASTER Tracks Continuing Popocatepetl Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano, located about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, spewing water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks since its most recent eruption period began in April 2012.
PIA14409:
NASA Spacecraft Images Mexican Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-13 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the west coast of Greenland, one of Earth's premiere incubators for icebergs -- large blocks of land ice that break off from glaciers or ice shelves and float in the ocean.
PIA13970:
NASA Spacecraft Images One of Earth's Iceberg Incubators
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-11 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows a mine in Baiyun Ebo, Inner Mongolia, China, the site of almost half the world's rare earth production. China is responsible for over 95% of global production of rare earth elements.
PIA13969:
Baiyun Ebo, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-03 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 Christopher Columbus, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas.
PIA15532:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This image of the lunar surface was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft and shows Crater Poinsot located on the northern part of the moon's far side.
PIA15515:
Far Side of Moon Imaged by MoonKAM
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This image of the far side of the lunar surface, with Earth in the background, is of crater De Forest and was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft.
PIA15514:
MoonKAM Looks Homeward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) visible to ultraviolet portrait of Copernicus crater
PIA13964:
Absolute Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Nunavut, in northern Canada, the largest and newest federal territory of the country. The name means 'our land' in Inuktitut.
PIA13963:
Nunavut Territory, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-09 Earth Terra
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Extremely heavy rains fell at the end of February 2012 in the northern Algerian province of El Tarf, near the Tunisian border. The rainfall total was the greatest recorded in the last 30 years. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13962:
NASA Spacecraft Monitors Flooding in Algeria
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