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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This graph shows the first data from NASA's RainCube satellite. The data shows a vertical snapshot of a storm over the mountains in Mexico in late August 2018, as measured by RainCube's radar.
PIA22654:
RainCube Collects First Storm Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This image shows the size of NASA's tiny weather satellite, Raincube, in comparison to the International Space Station. RainCube was deployed into low-Earth orbit from the ISS in July, 2018.
PIA22653:
Mini Mission RainCube is Sent into Earth Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-20 Earth CubeSat
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This image combines NASA's TEMPEST-D data with a visible image of the storm from NASA's GOES weather satellite revealing the eye of the storm surrounded by towering, intense rain bands.
PIA22652:
Hurricane Florence as Seen from a CubeSat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Llullaillaco, a stratovolcano at the border of Argentina and Chile.
PIA22721:
Llullaillaco Volcano, Chile/Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-18 Earth ECOSTRESS
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ECOSTRESS, NASA's Earth-observing mission, captured surface temperature variations in Los Angeles, California between July 22 and August 14, a period of extended heat, at different times of day.
PIA22703:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Surface Temperature Variations in Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-18 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created this Flood Proxy Map depicting areas of the Carolinas that are likely flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence.
PIA22704:
NASA's ARIA Maps Aftermath from Florence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-17 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of the Carolinas that are likely damaged as a result of Hurricane Florence.
PIA22702:
NASA's ARIA Maps Damage from Florence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-14 Earth Terra
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On Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image swath over Hurricane Florence as the storm headed for the Eastern seaboard and the Carolinas.
PIA22651:
Hurricane Florence Swath seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Florence as it approached the eastern coast of the United States on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. At the time the image was acquired, Florence was a large Category 2 storm.
PIA22701:
NASA's MISR captures Hurricane Florence in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Florence as it approached the eastern coast of the United States on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. At the time the image was acquired, Florence was a large Category 2 storm.
PIA22700:
Hurricane Florence as Viewed by NASA's MISR Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-13 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows wind estimates over Hurricane Florence on Sept. 13, 2018. The hurricane has weakened from the 12th to the 13th; however, the overall size and energy of the storm has increased.
PIA22699:
Hurricane Florence seen by SMAP Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-12 Earth Aqua
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This image shows Hurricane Florence in infrared light, and was taken at 1:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on board NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA22698:
Hurricane Florence as seen by NASA's AIRS Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-12 Earth Aqua
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This image, taken on Sept. 11, 2018 by NASA's Aqua satellite shows Hurricane Florence whose strong winds are expected to reach the Carolina coast late Thursday. Florence intensified from a Category 2 to a Category 4 storm in a matter of hours.
PIA22697:
Hurricane Florence Captured on Tuesday by NASA's AIRS Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-10 Earth ARIA
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, Japan, that are likely damaged as a result of the M6.6 September 5 earthquake in 2018 (shown by red and yellow pixels).
PIA22696:
Japan Earthquakes (ARIA Damage Proxy Map)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-05 Earth ARIA
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Scientists with NASA's ARIA used satellite data to produce a Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas in the northeastern part of Lombok Island, Indonesia, that are likely damaged as a result of the major earthquake sequence in 2018.
PIA22495:
ARIA Damage Proxy Map of Lombok, Indonesia Earthquakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, which is regarded as the southernmost city in the world.
PIA22685:
Ushuaia, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-25 Earth Terra
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Hurricane Lane as viewed by the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Aug. 24, 2018. The length of the arrows is proportional to the wind speed, while their color shows the altitude of the cloud tops in kilometers.
PIA22494:
MISR Hurricane Lane
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-24 Earth Aqua
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This image shows Hurricane Lane as observed by NASA's Aqua satellite Friday, August 24, 2018. Purple shows very cold clouds high in the atmosphere, blue and green show the warmer temperatures of lower;orange and red areas have almost no clouds.
PIA22493:
Hurricane Lane as Viewed by NASA's AIRS Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows significant evidence of mining in northestern Siberia, along the Chukchi Sea, and 100 kilometers west of Mys Shmidta.
PIA22672:
Gold Mining, Siberia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-14 Earth Aqua
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This image is one of a series showing carbon monoxide (in orange/red) from California's massive wildfires drifting east across the U.S. between July 30 and August 7, 2018.
PIA22492:
Carbon Monoxide Transport from California Wildfires, July 30-August 7, 2018 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-08 Earth ARIA
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Scientists with NASA's ARIA used satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia following a deadly, 6.9 magnitude earthquake on August 5, 2018.
PIA22491:
NASA's ARIA Project Generates Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Earthquake beneath Lombok, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-02 Earth ECOSTRESS
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ECOSTRESS, NASA's Earth-observing mission, detected three wildfires burning in the western US on July 28, 2018, the Carr and Whaleback fires in California, and the Perry Fire in Nevada.
PIA22490:
ECOSTRESS Detects Wildfires in Western U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-01 Earth Terra
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Image of unknown location for the latest mystery quiz from NASA's MISR (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer) instrument onboard the Terra satellite.
PIA22591:
MISR Where on Earth ...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #30
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-31 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite took these images of the Carr Fire (left) and the Ferguson Fire (right) on July 27 and July 29, respectively.
PIA22488:
California Wildfires Captured by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained near-infrared data of the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption and its impact on the Leilani Estates area on May 15, 2018 (left) and June 23, 2018 (right). New dark areas show where the ground has been covered with lava flows.
PIA22593:
Dramatic Changes from Kilauea Leilani Estates Lava Flows Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to create new land as flows from fissure 8, one of the most active to break ground since the eruption began in early May, reach the ocean.
PIA22489:
Satellite Imagery Shows Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-23 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS acquired this image the night of July 9, 2018, over Egypt. Yellow and red indicate generally higher temperatures. The River Nile is visible as a thin blue line.
PIA22590:
NASA's ECOSTRESS First Light Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows footprints of clear-cut logging activities in northern California, east of Mt. Shasta.
PIA22613:
Logging in Northern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-28 Earth Terra
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On June 26, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of 416 Fire which started June 1, 2018, about 13 miles north of Durango, Colorado. Vegetation in shown red, clouds in white, cities and bare rocky areas in gray, and burned area in dark gray.
PIA22554:
Colorado Wildfire Imaged in Infrared by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-28 Earth Terra
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On June 23, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Hawaii's Kilauea volcanic eruption which continues after seven weeks of continuous outpouring of lava over the northeastern part of the island.
PIA22553:
Hawaii's Continuing Kilauea Eruption Seen in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-26 Earth Terra
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Frisco, Texas, a city along the Shawnee Trail in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has become a bedroom community for workers in Dallas-Fort Worth. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 15, 2018.
PIA22552:
Frisco, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-15 Earth ARIA
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas around Fuego volcano, Guatemala, that are likely damaged as a result of pyroclastic flows and heavy ash spewed by Fuego volcano.
PIA22532:
NASA Damage Map Shows Effects of Destructive Guatemala Volcano Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Earth GRACE-FO
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Along NASA's GRACE-FO satellites' ground track (top), the inter-spacecraft distance between them changes as the mass distribution underneath (i.e., from mountains, etc.) varies.
PIA22507:
Recently Launched Twin Satellites Create 'The Himalaya Plot'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-06 Earth Jason-3
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This image from the U.S./European Jason-3 satellite shows a comparison of sea surface height with respect to the seasonal cycle and the long-term trend between April 9 and May 9, 2018.
PIA22473:
Downwelling Kelvin Wave in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-01 Earth AVIRIS-NG
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These three images show concentrations of methane in the gas plume relative to background air, overlaid on NASA's AVIRIS-NG true-color land surface images.
PIA22467:
NASA Instrument Detects Methane Gas Leak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-01 Earth AVIRIS-NG
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These three images show a time-series of methane plumes detected by NASA's AVIRIS-NG during multiple overflights of the Honor Rancho gas storage facility on Oct. 26, 2017.
PIA22466:
NASA Instrument Surveying California Methane Emission Sources
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Earth Terra
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Tristan da Cunha is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic, and the main island. It is the most remote inhabited island group in the world. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired was acquired October 7, 2017.
PIA22506:
Tristan da Cunha Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-24 Earth Terra
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Hawaii's Kilauea's eruption, which began three weeks ago, has produced new lava flows that reached the ocean. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 22, 2018.
PIA22459:
New Image of Kilauea's Lava Flows taken by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-15 Earth MarCO
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The is the first image captured by one of NASA's Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats showing both the CubeSat's unfolded high-gain antenna at right and the Earth and its moon in the center, acquired by MarCO-B on May 9, 2018.
PIA22323:
First Image from MarCO-B
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-09 Earth Terra
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On May 6, 2018, NASA's Terra satellite captured this view the eruption of the Kilauea volcano as it passed overhead. Much of Hawaii was shrouded by clouds, including the fissure on its eastern point. A plume is visible streaming southwest over the ocean.
PIA22451:
Ash from Kilauea Eruption Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft show recent eruptions of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii (the Big Island).
PIA22450:
Satellite View of Kilauea Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-03 Earth Terra
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The Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline is a toll road in northern Japan, which partially ascends Mount Iwaki stratovolcano, and is notable for its steep gradient and 69 hairpin turns. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 26, 2015.
PIA22385:
Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-02 Earth Terra
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On April 30, 2018, NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) captured imagery of the plume top over the active Tinder Fire as it passed overhead on NASA's Terra satellite. The fires ignited in eastern Arizona near the Blue Ridge Reservoir.
PIA00698:
Tinder Fire in Arizona Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-13 Earth Terra
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Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeast India, and is famous for the floating 'phudmis,' masses of vegetation, soil and organic material. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired March 19, 2018.
PIA22369:
Loktak Lake, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-12 Earth ENVISAT
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This image shows strain rates on the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey along the east-to-west sequence of earthquakes since 1939. Tectonic strain builds up along this fault -- one of the worlds most deadly earthquake zones -- at a remarkably steady rate.
PIA22412:
Turkish Fault Reveals Seismic Steadiness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Khurdopin Glacier in Pakistan. A large lake has formed in the Shimshal River, where the glacier has formed a dam.
PIA22304:
Khurdopin Glacier, Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 Earth Aqua
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When the polar vortex dips south it often makes headlines. This map created by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite shows warmer-than-normal temperatures colored in red and below average temperatures colored in blue.
PIA22344:
The Other Side of the Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-15 Earth 1080x810x3
JPL investigators used optical images acquired by Planet Labs' dove satellite constellation to map the spatial extent of the Montecito mudflows that occurred on Jan. 9, 2018, east of Santa Barbara, California.
PIA22343:
Mapping the Extent of California's Deadly Jan. 2018 Mudflows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth Terra
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In the far southeast corner of Libya, in the Libyan Desert, lie the uplifted massifs of Jebel Awenat and Jebel Arkenu. Both expose ancient Precambrian rocks. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired July 19, 2012, and July 31, 2013.
PIA22283:
Jebels Awenat and Arkenu, Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth ARIA
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This map shows the location of the latest Mexico earthquake. The Pinotepa quake in Oaxaca was the largest in the area since a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the Gulf of Tehuantepec in September 2017.
PIA22258:
NASA's ARIA Project Generates New Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Latest Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth 3778x2234x3
This image shows a simulated snapshot of ocean turbulence in the North Atlantic Ocean in March 2012. The colors represent the magnitude of surface relative vorticity, a measure of the spin of fluid parcels.
PIA22256:
NASA Simulation Shows Ocean Turbulence in the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this map of Tongatapu, main island of Tonga, following the landfall of Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm that hit Tonga on Feb. 12-13, 2018; the map depicts damaged areas shown by red and yellow pixels.
PIA22257:
Tonga Cyclone Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Earth 6176x4063x3
This image shows stone stripes on the side of a volcanic cone on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The stripes are made of small rock fragments and they are aligned downhill as freeze-thaw cycles have lifted them up and out of the finer-grained regolith.
PIA22219:
Rock Stripe Pattern on Hawaii's Mauna Kea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR detected changes caused by severe debris flows as extreme winter rains fell in January 2018 following the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in California.
PIA22243:
Effects of Deadly California Debris Flows Seen in Before/After Images from NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-01 Earth Terra
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Suzhou is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired August 2, 2015.
PIA22266:
Suzhou, Jingsu, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-10 Earth Terra
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The island of Eigg is one of the small isles in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, south of the Skye peninsula. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on September 18, 2015.
PIA22164:
Eigg, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-05 Earth Terra
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On Dec 26, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California's recorded history. As of January 3, 2018, it was 93 percent contained after burning 282,000 acres and destroying 1,063 structures.
PIA22189:
Devastation from California's Largest Wildfire Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-18 Earth Terra
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While the Thomas fire in Ventura County, CA is the largest and most destructive, several other smaller fires burned in the Los Angeles area. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired December 17, 2017.
PIA22149:
Creek and Rye Fires, Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-15 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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NASA's Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument onboard an ER-2 aircraft observed wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5-7, 2017.
PIA22194:
Multiple Aspects of the Southern California Wildfires as Seen by NASA's AVIRIS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas in Southern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of recent wildfires, including the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
PIA22191:
NASA-Produced Map Shows Extent of Southern California Wildfire Damage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas fire, west of Los Angeles, CA, as it continues to advance to the west and north and is threatening a number of coastal communities, including Santa Barbara.
PIA22122:
Destructive Thomas Fire Continues Its Advance in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-10 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image when a new small eruption sent an ash cloud 1.24 miles (2 kilometers) into the sky after Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano quieted down.
PIA22121:
Indonesia's Active Mount Agung Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-08 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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NASA's ER-2 aircraft flew over the wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5, 2017 and acquired these images of active fires visible in red, ground surfaces in green and smoke in blue.
PIA11243:
NASA's AVIRIS Instrument Sheds New Light on Southern California Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-28 Earth Terra
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In 1667, the Dutch exchanged Run Island (left-most in the image) with the British for Manhattan (renamed from New Amsterdam to New York). This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired January 5, 2016.
PIA22133:
Run Island, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-15 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border near Halabjah, Iraq. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the earthquake-prone area. The epicenter is marked by a yellow star.
PIA22112:
Iran-Iraq Border Quake Region Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Earth Terra
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The October fires in Northern California were some of the most destructive in the state's history. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired September 7, 2016 and October 28, 2017.
PIA22019:
Northern California Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Earth Terra
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The southwestern border of Brunei with Sarawak, Malaysia is strikingly apparent due to differences in land use practice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 10, 2012.
PIA22034:
Brunei-Sarawak Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 Earth Terra
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As firefighters continue to work toward full containment of the rash of wildfires burning in Northern California, this image from NASA's Terra satellite acquired on Oct. 21, 2017, shows the growing fire scar on the landscape.
PIA22049:
Impact of Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-18 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas in Northern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of the region's current outbreak of wildfires (including Santa Rosa).
PIA22048:
NASA Damage Map Aids Northern California Wildfire Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-13 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 12, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Northern California's wine country where major fires are burning. The city of Santa Rosa is in the upper left corner; Napa is in the upper right; and Sonoma is in the center.
PIA22046:
Destructive Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-09 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 1, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area the La Tuna Canyon fire began in the foothills north of Los Angeles.
PIA22044:
Scar from One of Los Angeles' Biggest Wildfires Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-06 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 28, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this nighttime thermal infrared image of Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae island in Vanuatu as it began spewing ash in a moderate eruption, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of all 11,000 residents
PIA22045:
Simmering Vanuatu Volcano Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-02 Earth Terra
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Minnesota's Northwest Angle is the northernmost point of the continental United States. The Angle became part of the US due to a map error during the 1783 Treaty of Paris. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 22, 2013.
PIA21997:
Northwest Angle, Minnesota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas including the Commonwealth of Dominica, that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of Hurricane Maria.
PIA22037:
Dominica Hurricane Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-26 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of Eastern Puerto Rico that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of Hurricane Maria.
PIA21964:
NASA Damage Map Aids FEMA's Hurricane Maria Rescue Operation in Puerto Rico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of Central Mexico, including Mexico City, that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) from the magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake of Sept. 19, 2017.
PIA21963:
Satellite Radar Detects Damage from Sept. 19, 2017 Raboso, Mexico, Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth ARIA
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NASA and its partners are contributing important observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the Sept. 7, 2017 (local time), magnitude 8.1 Oaxaca-Chiapas earthquake in Mexico.
PIA21962:
Sentinel-1 Radar Shows Ground Motion From Sept. 2017 Oaxaca-Chiapas, Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Maria on Sept. 17, 2017, at 1:23 p.m. EDT (17:23 UTC) as the storm had just strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA21961:
Taking a 3-D Slice of Hurricane Maria's Cloud Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth SMAP
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The radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft captured this image of Hurricane Maria at 6:27 a.m. EDT on Sept. 19, 2017 (10:27 UTC), showing an estimated maximum surface wind speed of 126.6 miles per hour.
PIA21960:
Hurricane Maria's Strengthening Winds Seen in NASA SMAP Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth Terra
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On Aug. 21, 2017, as the Moon's shadow passed through the United States, NASA's Terra satellite was capturing images of eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska from its altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the surface.
PIA21957:
MISR Watches Motion of the Moon's Shadow During Total Solar Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth ARIA
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This Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicts areas of Southern Mexico that are likely damaged, shown by red and yellow pixels, from the magnitude 8.1 Chiapas earthquake of Sept. 7, 2017.
PIA21956:
Satellite Radar Detects Damage from Sept. 2017 Chiapas, Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Earth Terra
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Westland in the Netherlands is the greenhouse capital of the world. It is the number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on June 12, 2014.
PIA21986:
Westland, The Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-13 Earth SMAP
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Data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite have been used to create new surface flooding maps of Southeast Texas and the Tennessee Valley following Hurricane Harvey.
PIA21951:
New NASA Maps Show Flooding Changes In Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Aqua
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The large-scale structure of clouds in and around Hurricane Irma is seen in this image created with data AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. The clouds are typical of tropical areas both nearby and away from tropical cyclones.
PIA21950:
Hurricane Irma's Cloud Structure as Seen by NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Terra
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This composite image shows Hurricane Irma as viewed by the central, downward-looking camera (left), as well as the wind speeds (right) superimposed on this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21946:
New NASA Images of Irma's Towering Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 7, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Irma at approximately 11:20 am local time.
PIA21945:
New NASA Images of Irma's Towering Clouds (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (17:45 UTC) as the storm was approaching Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA21947:
Powerful Hurricane Irma Seen in 3D by NASA's CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite shows what Hurricane Irma looked like when Aqua passed overhead just before 1 p.m. local time on Sept. 5, 2017.
PIA21941:
New NASA Infrared Image of Irma Shows an Angry Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 5, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area around Bay City, Texas, SW of Houston. Hurricane Harvey caused extensive inland flooding.
PIA21940:
Hurricane Harvey Flooding Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth SMAP
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This pair of images shows ocean surface wind speeds for Hurricane Irma as observed Sept. 4, 2017 (top) and 24.5 hours later at 6:02 a.m. EDT on September 5th (bottom) by the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active SMAP satellite.
PIA21939:
Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Irma Seen in New SMAP Wind Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-31 Earth ARIA
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NASA JPL's ARIA team created this flood proxy map depticting areas of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a reulst of Hurricane Harvey. The map is derived images taken before (Aug.5, 2017) and after (Aug. 29, 2017) the hurricane made landfall.
PIA21932:
New NASA Satellite Flood Map of Southeastern Texas (Sentinel-1 Data)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-31 Earth ARIA
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NASA JPL's ARIA team created this flood proxy map depticting areas of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a reulst of Hurricane Harvey. The map is derived images taken before (July 30, 2017) and after (Aug. 27, 2017) the hurricane made landfall.
PIA21931:
Updated NASA Satellite Flood Map of Southeastern Texas (ALOS-2 Data)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth SMAP
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A new series of images generated with data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite illustrate the surface flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey from before its initial landfall through August 27, 2017.
PIA21930:
Surface Flooding from Hurricane Harvey Shown in New SMAP Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth ARIA
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NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at JPL acquired this flood proxy map of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey, shown by light blue pixels.
PIA21928:
Extent of Texas Flooding Shown in New NASA Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth Terra
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Tropical Storm Harvey about noon local time, the day after the storm first made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane.
PIA21927:
Tropical Storm Harvey Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over then-Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 26, 2017, at 2:45 p.m. CDT (19:45 UTC) as the storm was nearly stationary over south Texas.
PIA17392:
NASA's CloudSat Sees Tropical Storm Harvey in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth SMAP
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Images of soil moisture conditions in Texas near Houston, generated by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite before and after the landfall of Hurricane Harvey can be used to monitor changing ground conditions due to Harvey's rainfall.
PIA21926:
NASA SMAP Images Show Texas Soil Moisture Conditions Before/After Hurricane Harvey's Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth Terra
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The border between Belize (right) and Guatemala (left) illustrates striking differences between near-pristine forests in Belize and agriculture fields in Guatemala. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 10, 2016.
PIA21826:
Belize-Guatemala Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth Aqua
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In the false-color image, acquired at 2:29 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2017, NASA's Aqua satellite shows a large area of dark blue and purple centered along the southeastern Texas coast denotes the coldest cloud top temperatures and strongest thunderstorms.
PIA21885:
Tropical Storm Harvey Parked Over Southeast Texas Shown by Latest NASA AIRS Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth SMAP
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The rapid intensification of Hurricane Harvey is seen in this pair of images of ocean surface wind speeds as observed by the radiometer instrument aboard NASA's SMAP satellite at 7:29 a.m. Aug. 24th, 2017 (left) and at 7 p.m. Aug. 25th (right).
PIA21884:
Hurricane Harvey's Rapid Wind Intensification seen by NASA's SMAP
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