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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This highly oblique image shot over northwestern part of the African continent captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere as seen by NASA's EarthKAM. You can see clouds and even the occasional thunderhead.
PIA11066:
Oblique Shot of Earth
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (460.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image from NASA's EarthKAM of the Rio Gurupi in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its delta. It is the only open sea delta in the Americas and has more than 70 islands of various sizes.
PIA11065:
Delta of the Gurupi, Maracacume, and Tiriacu Rivers, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The distinctive curve of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the greater Boston urban area are very clear of the northeastern coast of the United States in this image from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11064:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.008 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image of the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula taken by NASA's EarthKAM on February 12, 2000. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Gulf of California to the east.
PIA11063:
Southern Tip of Baja California, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.229 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The superb natural harbor at Lisbon is a commercially important European port handling much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain.
PIA11062:
Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.138 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures almost all of Quinghai, the largest lake in China. It is located in the Quinghai Province on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau.
PIA11061:
Frozen Lake Quinghai Nanshan, Northern China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.217 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of the northern end of the Persian Gulf and the broad delta complex of the Tigris, Euphrates, Shatt al Arab, and Karun rivers has captured the arid-looking wetlands of northeast Kuwait (Bubiyan Island),
PIA11021:
The Persian Gulf and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.299 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image of the Galapagos Islands captures two large shield volcanoes on Isla Isabella, the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11020:
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (873.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This extraordinary image captures the meeting place of the deep waters of the Tongue of the Ocean and the much shallower, completely submerged Grand Bahama Bank. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11019:
Tongue of the Ocean and Grand Bahama Bank
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.05 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan and east of the Khabarovski and Primorski Krai of the Russian Far East. With the Kuril Islands, it forms Sakhalin Province.
PIA11018:
Sakhalin Island, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.377 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The Andes Mountains, part of the Southern Cordillera formed from subduction zone volcanism at the convergent boundary of the Nazca plate and the South American plate. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11017:
Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina near Chile Border
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.265 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The light corner of the image from NASA's EarthKAM is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback.
PIA11016:
South Australia, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.711 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The impermanent waterways shown here from NASA's EarthKAM are part of Oued Irharrhar, which appear to be carrying sulfur (yellow) and iron (red) deposits. The city of Amguid is located on these waterways, and all lie in the Mouydir Mountains in Algeria.
PIA11015:
Algeria
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.659 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Hawke's Bay, one of the 12 local government regions of eastern North Island, New Zealand. It includes larger cities, such as Hastings and Napier.
PIA11014:
North Island, New Zealand
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.69 MB)     JPEG (1.303 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-28 Earth Terra
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The Colorado River ends its 2330 km journey in the Gulf of Mexico in Baja California. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 29, 2006.
PIA11085:
Colorado River Delta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.98 MB)     JPEG (1.911 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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A series of maps of the transport of carbon monoxide generated by Alaska Fires, July 2004, created by data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11034:
Transport of Carbon Monoxide Generated by Alaska Fires, July 2004 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-13 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Supertyphoon Pongsona isotherms as it hit the island of Guam, December of 2002, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11033:
Supertyphoon Pongsona Isotherms Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-13 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Hurricane Isabel isotherms as the storm moved across the Atlantic Ocean in September, 2003, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11032:
Hurricane Isabel Isotherms Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Rub' al Khali, one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula; it includes parts of Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
PIA11084:
Rub' al Khali, Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (45.23 MB)     JPEG (3.202 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-06 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Transport of dust from China Dust Storm of April 2006, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11009:
Transport of Dust from China Dust Storm of April 2006 Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (718.7 kB)     JPEG (30.38 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-31 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Warming water and melting land ice have raised global mean sea level 4.5 centimeters (1.7 inches) from 1993 to 2008. But the rise is by no means uniform.
PIA11002:
Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:
Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008

Full Resolution:     TIFF (644.9 kB)     JPEG (104.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-23 Earth Terra
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The Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire was started on June 21, 2008 by a lightning strike. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA10975:
Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10 MB)     JPEG (733.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-22 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Carbon monoxide from California's wildfire, a visualization created using data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, June-July, 2008.
PIA10973:
Carbon Monoxide from California's Wildfire - a Visualization Created Using Data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.779 MB)     JPEG (61.13 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-18 Earth Terra
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L'Anse aux Meadows is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains of a Viking village were discovered in 1960. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11083:
L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.934 MB)     JPEG (468.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Advanced Microwave Radiometer (AMR)
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Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:<br />First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.98 MB)     JPEG (537.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-06 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Night shot of the 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. The parabolic dish is 70m (230 ft.) in diameter. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes which comprise NASA's DSN.
PIA10953:
70m Antenna at Goldstone, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.859 MB)     JPEG (120 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
PIA10927:
Smoke Blankets Northern California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.517 MB)     JPEG (100.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-30 Earth Terra
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Fires near Big Sur, Calif., continued to burn unchecked when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on Sunday, June 29, 2008.
PIA10925:
Fires Burning near Big Sur, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.75 MB)     JPEG (1.261 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-18 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on December 18, 2002 shows the East African rift -- places where the earth's crust has formed deep fissures and the plates have begun to move apart.
PIA11082:
East African Rift
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.34 MB)     JPEG (1.272 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite May 12, 2008, shows faults within the mountains, but near and almost parallel the mountain front, northwest of the city of Chengdu.
PIA10772:
Sichuan Earthquake in China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.577 MB)     JPEG (375.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-30 Earth Terra
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On May 2, 2008 Chile's Chaiten Volcano erupted after 9,000 years of inactivity. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on May 28, 2008.
PIA11081:
Chaiten Volcano, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-23 Earth Terra
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Nuuk (or Gadthab) is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is located at the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua inlet on the west coast of Greenland. This image was acquired August 2, 2004 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11080:
Nuuk, Greenland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.877 MB)     JPEG (433.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-09 Earth Terra
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Al Jazirah (also Gezira) is one of the 26 states of Sudan. The state lies between the Blue Nile and the White Nile in the east-central region of the country. This image was acquired December 25, 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11079:
Al Jazirah, Sudan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.17 MB)     JPEG (2.287 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-30 Earth Terra
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The Diomede Islands consisting of the western island Big Diomede, and the eastern island Little Diomede are two rocky islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10631:
Diomede Islands, Bering Straight
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.946 MB)     JPEG (67.39 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-22 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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One of the strongest La Niñas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by NASA's U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite.
PIA10377:
Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Niña Linger
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (103 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-21 Earth Terra
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Jordan's leading industry and export commodities are phosphate and potash, ranked in the top three in the world. These are used to make fertilizer. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 17, 2005.
PIA10630:
Phosphate Mines, Jordan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.03 MB)     JPEG (949.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-08 Earth Terra
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The Nardò Ring is a striking visual feature from space, and astronauts have photographed it several times. The Ring is a race car test track in Italy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 17. 2007.
PIA10629:
Nardò Ring, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.096 MB)     JPEG (336.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-04 Earth Terra
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On the night of March 25, 2008, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured these thermal infrared images of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Kilauea was active at two locations.
PIA10365:
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Belches a Toxic Brew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-01 Earth Terra
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Along the western flank of the Andes, 400 km SE of Lima Peru, erosion has carved the mountain slopes into long, narrow serpentine ridges. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on September 28, 2004.
PIA10628:
Western Slope of Andes, Peru
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.02 MB)     JPEG (1.374 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Norilsk is a major city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, and the northernmost city in Siberia. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 21, 2000.
PIA10627:
Norilsk, Siberia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.53 MB)     JPEG (1.2 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-17 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Water vapor is the dominant greenhouse gas in our atmosphere. Mean clear air precipitable water, 500mb to top of atmosphere from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10242:
Mean Clear Air Precipitable Water, 500mb to TOA from AIRS data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-12 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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AIRS mean carbon monoxide at 500 millibar, September 22-29, 2002 AIRS Mean Carbon Monoxide at 500 Millibar, September 22-29, 2002.
PIA10241:
AIRS Mean Carbon Monoxide at 500 Millibar, September 22-29, 2002
Full Resolution:     TIFF (34.58 MB)     JPEG (798.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-10 Earth Terra
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Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard and is located on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Norway. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 12, 2003.
PIA10626:
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.237 MB)     JPEG (503.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007.
PIA10244:
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.922 MB)     JPEG (11.74 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-29 Earth Terra
ASTER
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If you live in Europe and buy roses, the chance is good that they were grown in Kenya -- specifically, in one of the colossal greenhouses that blot out the once wild shores of Lake Naivasha, 90km north-west of Nairobi. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10625:
Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.871 MB)     JPEG (451.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-19 Earth Terra
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The Kondyor Massif is located in Eastern Siberia, Russia, north of the city of Khabarovsk. It is a rare form of igneous intrusion called alkaline-ultrabasic massif and it is full of rare minerals. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10624:
Kondyor Massif, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.147 MB)     JPEG (530.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-08 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat made a nighttime overpass (approximately 0630 UTC) of the thunderstorms responsible for the tornadic outbreak over Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
PIA10236:
CloudSat Profiles Tornadic Outbreak
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.741 MB)     JPEG (104.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-07 Earth Terra
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Anatahan is a stratovolcano that erupted in May 2003, forming a new crater. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10623:
Anatahan Volcano, Mariana Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (872.6 kB)     JPEG (46.37 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Earth Terra
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The Belcher Islands are an archipelago in Hudson Bay in Canada, belonging to the territory of Nunavit. The hamlet of Sanikiluaq is on the north coast of Flaherty Island. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on 18 September 2006.
PIA10622:
Belcher Islands, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (69.06 MB)     JPEG (2.072 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-17 Earth Terra
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Delhi is the second largest metropolis in India, with a population of 16 million and is located in northern India along the banks of the Yamuna River. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 22, 2003.
PIA10621:
Delhi, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.19 MB)     JPEG (1.504 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across Africa and Europe.
PIA12104:
Global Gravity: Africa and Europe
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.325 MB)     JPEG (127.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. GRAIL is a part of NASA's Discovery Program.
PIA10130:
New NASA Mission to Reveal Moon's Internal Structure and Evolution (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Earth Terra
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The Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, Canada, with its headstreams the Peace and Finley, is the longest river in North America. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 4, 2005.
PIA10620:
Mackenzie River Delta, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (43.18 MB)     JPEG (2.795 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-26 Earth Terra
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Near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on the east bank of the Athabasca River, are found the Steepbank and Millennium open pit mines. These images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 22, 2000 and July 31, 2007.
PIA10619:
Millennium Open Pit Mine, Alberta, Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.3 MB)     JPEG (936.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-13 Earth Terra
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The Arctic Circle cuts through the western coast of Norway and the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 23, 2006.
PIA10618:
Saltfjellet-Svartisen Park, Norway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-08 Earth Terra
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The October 2007 wildfires, including the Witch Wildland fire, plagued southern California and were some of the worst on record. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10112:
Witch Wildland Fire, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (45.02 MB)     JPEG (4.805 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-07 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Niña, as shown by new data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by NASA's U.S-French Jason altimetric satellite.
PIA10110:
La Niña Persists
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (103.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-25 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the Morenci open-pit copper mine in southeast Arizona, North America's leading producer of copper.
PIA10617:
Morenci Mine, AZ
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.753 MB)     JPEG (409.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft showed hot, dry Santa Ana winds blowing through the Los Angeles and San Diego areas on Sunday October 21, 2007.
PIA10090:
MISR Multi-angle Views of Sunday Morning Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.29 MB)     JPEG (703.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The scope and extent of the strong Santa Ana wind event in Southern California the week of Oct. 21, 2007, is visible in this image from NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA10089:
NASA's QuikScat Maps Southern California's Destructive Santa Ana Winds
Full Resolution:     TIFF (702.5 kB)     JPEG (223.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Smoke from multiple wildfires burning in Southern California in October, 2007, can be seen in this false-color image from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10088:
Swirls of Smoke and Dust Blow Out to Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-12 Earth Terra
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The Curonian Spit in Lithuania and the Russian Federation was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10616:
Curonian Spit, Lithuania and Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (81.45 MB)     JPEG (3.138 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-02 Earth Terra
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The Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico, with its enormous gypsum crystals, may well be called the 'Queen of the Giant Crystals localities.' This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on February 16, 2004.
PIA10615:
Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.02 MB)     JPEG (962.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-20 Earth Terra
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The white ring around Lake Powell tells the story. The surface is down 98 feet. This is critical, because Powell, Lake Mead, and other lakes along the Colorado River provide water for millions of people in five states. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10614:
Lake Powell
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.613 MB)     JPEG (644.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-14 Earth Terra
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The Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia and the Russian Federation is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia. It takes its name from Uvs Nuur Lake, a large, shallow and very saline lake. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10613:
Uvs Nuur, Mongolia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.31 MB)     JPEG (1.59 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-11 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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A series of fires across Greece in August of 2007 burned 469,000 acres, visualized here by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09923:
Visualization of Fires in Greece as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.768 MB)     JPEG (115.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat satellite acquired this image of Category One Typhoon Fitow on Sept. 6, 2007, prior to the storm making landfall in Japan.
PIA09978:
NASA Measures Fitow's Winds by Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-04 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of fires in southern Greece.
PIA09969:
Fire in Southern Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-03 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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These infrared and microwave images were created with data retrieved by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, and show the remnants of the former Hurricane Felix over Central America, September, 2007.
PIA10649:
Hurricane Felix
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-31 Earth Terra
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On July 21, 2007, the world's most active volcano, Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island, produced a fissure eruption from the Pu'u O'o vent, which fed an open lava channel and lava flows toward the east. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA09968:
Lava Flow at Kilauea, Hawaii
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ASTER
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Astana is the capital and second largest city of Kazakhstan. It was founded as a fort in 1824 on the Ishim River by Siberian Cossacks, and became a railway junction in the early 20th century. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10612:
Astana, Kazakhstan
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AIRS
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Visible image of Typhoon Sepat, western Pacific Ocean, southeast coast of China, August, 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10648:
Typhoon Sepat
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AIRS
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Visible image of Tropical Storm Erin, the Atlantic Ocean 210 miles south of Galveston, Texas, August, 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10647:
Tropical Storm Erin
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AIRS
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Visible image of Hurricane Dean, at the coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Mazatlan in August, 2007, from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10646:
Hurricane Dean
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ASTER
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On August 7, 2007, the Zaca fire continued to burn in the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, California. This image is from NASA' Terra spacecraft.
PIA02158:
Zaca Fire
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AIRS
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Global tropospheric methane for August 2005 retrieved from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09941:
AIRS-Retrieved Global Tropospheric Methane for August 2005
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AIRS
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Detection of dust: global map for July 2003 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09940:
AIRS Detection of Dust: Global Map for July 2003
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AIRS
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Ozone burden during Antarctic winter: time series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09938:
AIRS Ozone Burden During Antarctic Winter: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 Animation Icon
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AIRS
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Sulfur dioxide plume from the Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09937:
Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Mt. Etna Eruption 2002 as Detected with AIRS Data
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AIRS
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Map of carbon monoxide draped on globe: time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09936:
AIRS Map of Carbon Monoxide Draped on Globe: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 Animation Icon
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Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts are now dwarfed by Hanscom Air Force Base between them. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image in October 2006,
PIA09699:
Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts
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A destructive forest fire broke out June 24, 2007 near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra on June 27, 2007.
PIA09698:
Fire near South Lake Tahoe, California
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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This image was taken on June 26, 2007, UTC 20:00. In this image an obvious storm hangs over the middle of the United States. Figure 1 shows NASA's CloudSat data looking, in profile, at the cloud in this storm.
PIA09697:
Rain Floods Central Texas
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A devastating mudslide in the world-renowned Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula virtually obliterated the natural wonder, forcing the emergency evacuation of visitors and national park personnel. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA09603:
Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula
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Altimeter
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This pair of images from the radar altimeter instrument on NASA's U.S./France Jason mission reveals information on wind speeds and wave heights of Tropical Cyclone Gonu, which reached Category 5 strength in the Arabian Sea prior to landfall in early June.
PIA09602:
Jason Tracks Powerful Tropical Cyclone Gonu's High Winds, Waves
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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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SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's QuikScat observed a rare tropical cyclone in the northern part of the Arabian Sea, threatening the petroleum shipping lanes and the Gulf States (e.g. Oman) that are unprepared for such an event.
PIA09600:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Observed by QuikSCAT
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AIRS
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is also being used by scientists to observe atmospheric carbon dioxide.
PIA09269:
AIRS Global Map of Carbon Dioxide from Space
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AIRS
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AIRS mid-tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10645:
AIRS Mid-Tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003
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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 2007-05-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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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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One of the most volcanically active regions of the world is the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, Russia. It is not uncommon for several volcanoes to be erupting at the same time. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on April 26, 2007
PIA09334:
Volcanic Eruptions in Kamchatka
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Altimeter
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New data of sea-level heights from early February, 2007, by the Jason altimetric satellite show that the tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from a warm (El Niño) to a cool (La Niña) condition during the prior two months
PIA09208:
Pacific Shows Signs of Morphing From Warm El Nino To Cool La Nina
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AIRS
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The average tropospheric relative humidity from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua satellite for the four December-February periods during 2002 through 2005.
PIA00523:
Average Tropical Relative Humidity from AIRS, Dec-Feb 2002-2005
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SeaWinds Scatterometer
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A ferry carrying more than 600 passengers sank in the Java Sea between the island of Java and Borneo just before midnight on December 29, 2006, during high winds and rough seas.
PIA09110:
QuikScat Shows Rough Seas/Atmospheric Conditions at Time of Two Java Sea Disasters
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Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-1 altimetric satellite show that continuing weaker-than-normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered another strong, eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA09038:
Jason Celebrates 5th Anniversary as El Niño Builds, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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In the South Pacific, south of Late Island along the Tofua volcanic arc in Tonga, a new volcanic island Home Reef is being re-born. This image was acquired October 10, 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01899:
Home Reef, South Pacific
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The Esperanza fire started on October 26, 2006 in the dry brush near Palm Springs, CA. This image was acquired in 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01900:
Esperanza Fire near Palm Springs, California
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Altimeter
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In September 2006, NASA satellite data indicated that El Niño had returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean, although it was relatively weak.
PIA01939:
Jason Satellite Observes Mild El Nino in 2006
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Day fire in Ventura County in Southern California in 2006.
PIA08790:
Day Fire in Ventura County
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