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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 2013-12-09 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory is two instruments combined that provides information on every patch of snow, including how deep it is and how fast it's melting. This is a frame from an animation.
PIA17774:
Measuring Snowpack from the Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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Spatial distribution of snow water equivalent across the Tuolumne River Basin from April 10 to June 1, 2013 as measured by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory.
PIA17775:
Spatial Distribution of Tuolumne River Basin Mapped by Airborne Snow Observatory Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth UAVSAR
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This image shows a small part of the Hofsjökull ice cap in Iceland, which encompasses several glaciers. The fan at upper left is part of a glacier called Mûlaj&oumlkul.
PIA17924:
NASA Radar Maps the Winter Pace of Iceland's Glaciers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-29 Earth Landsat
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This image acquired by NASA's Landsat 8 satellite shows the Zambezi (also Zambeze), the fourth largest river in Africa, and the largest east-flowing waterway.
PIA18155:
Zambezi River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-09 Earth Juno
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This trio of NASA's Junocam views of Earth was taken during Juno's close flyby on October 9, 2013.
PIA14447:
Earth Triptych from NASA's Juno Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth LDSD
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Members of the team for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) stand in front of the project's saucer-shaped test vehicle at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18019:
LDSD Team in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth LDSD
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This image shows the tower from which the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will hang before a balloon lifts it to high altitudes.
PIA18450:
Launch Tower for LDSD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 Earth LDSD
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will undergo a series of events in the skies above Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of testing future landing technologies for Mars missions.
PIA18451:
Timeline of Events for Planetary Landing Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after its successful engineering flight, the first test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project is lifted aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18517:
Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18518:
LDSD Saucer Aboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18519:
First Seconds of LDSD Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle.
PIA18520:
Saturday Afternoon Swim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, the saucer-shaped test vehicle is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel.
PIA18521:
Saucer Out of the Drink
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth LDSD
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Two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team perch on the test vehicle used in the first flight of NASA's Low-density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18522:
Mach 4 to Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth 3717x3583x3
This is a prototype of a mirror mount that scientists made using a new 3-D printing technique at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18569:
Mirror Mount
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth 752x564x3
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory make a rocket nozzle using a new 3-D printing technique that allows for multiple metallic properties in the same object.
PIA18570:
Laser Printing of Gradient Metals
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth 3888x2592x3
The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to simulate the space environment.
PIA18651:
OPALS Thermal Vacuum Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, one of the new technologies being developed as part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, floats just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on June 28, 2014.
PIA18425:
LDSD Chute Beneath the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Moments into its powered flight, NASA'sLow-density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes.
PIA18464:
Departing Saucer Snaps Balloon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Divers retrieve the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18465:
Fishing LDSD out of the Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth 1537x2148x3
The Surrogate robot ('Surge'), built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA., is being developed in order to extend humanity's reach into hazardous environments to perform tasks such as using environmental test equipment.
PIA18667:
Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth E-DECIDER
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A NASA-funded disaster decision support system, provided a number of rapid response map data products to decision makers at the California Earthquake Clearinghouse following its activation for the Aug. 24, 2014 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California
PIA18797:
NASA's E-DECIDER Rapid Disaster Decision Support Products
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This series of images reconstructs the geology of the region around Mars' Mount Sharp, where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed and is now driving. The images were taken on Earth and have been altered for the illustration.
PIA19078:
Sediment Accumulation in Dry and Wet Periods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
PIA19132:
NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth's surface during each orbit is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers).
PIA19133:
Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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In the Astrotech payload processing facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians secure a transportation canister around NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft for its move to the launch pad.
PIA19134:
SMAP Gets Ready to Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is transported across Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Space Launch Complex 2, where it will be mated to a Delta II rocket for launch, targeted for Jan. 29.
PIA19135:
Satellite in a Can
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is lifted up the side of a mobile service tower for mating to its Delta II rocket.
PIA19136:
Going Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is being prepared for liftoff. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 29.
PIA19137:
Sunset at Vandenberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights the JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on the carbon cycle and ecosystem interactions as measured from space.
PIA18052:
Carbon & Ecosystems
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights the JPL cubesat missions. NASA's CubeSat Programs provide opportunities for small satellite systems to fly as auxiliary payloads on planned missions.
PIA18053:
CubeSats
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on volcanoes, fires, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, floods and hurricanes.
PIA18054:
Natural Hazards
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research in sea level rise and variability -- key measures of ocean circulation and global climate change.
PIA18055:
Sea Level Rise & Variability
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Earth 4500x6000x3
This poster highlights NASA JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on global and regional water resources. Water is crucial to life.
PIA18056:
Water & Energy Cycles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in 2015.
PIA18057:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radiometer Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in 2015.
PIA18058:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Earth 1271x671x3
This scene from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks upward at 'Knudsen Ridge' on the southern edge of 'Marathon Valley' from inside the valley.
PIA19318:
Orbiting Rainbows Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-29 Earth SMAP
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The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed.
PIA11399:
NASA SMAP Images Show Progression of Spring Thaw in Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Earth ARIA
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Using a combination of GPS-measured ground motion data, satellite radar data, and seismic observations, scientists have constructed preliminary estimates of how much April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal moved below Earth's surface.
PIA19384:
NASA/Caltech Team Images Nepal Quake Fault Rupture, Surface Movements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Earth SMAP
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These maps of global soil moisture were created using data from the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory. Evident are regions of increased soil moisture and flooding during April, 2015.
PIA17798:
SMAP's Radiometer Captures Views of Global Soil Moisture
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth 1041x694x3
A nighttime shot shows some of the antennas of the Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array in California, with the center of our galaxy in the background.
PIA19336:
Scanning the Radio Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth LDSD
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA17799:
The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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High-resolution global soil moisture map from NASA SMAP's combined radar and radiometer instruments, acquired between May 4 and May 11, 2015 during SMAP's commissioning phase.
PIA19337:
High-Resolution Global Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-19 Earth SMAP
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Southern U.S. SMAP soil moisture retrievals from April 27, 2015, when severe storms were affecting Texas.
PIA19338:
Southern U.S. Soil Moisture Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
PIA19683:
LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Earth LDSD
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Two members of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Detachment work on recovering the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
PIA19684:
Saucer Shoal: LDSD Recovery off Kauai
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-16 Earth GRACE
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UC Irvine studies using NASA GRACE data find a third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human use, despite little data about how much water remains.
PIA19685:
Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-02 Earth SMAP
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A three-day composite global map of surface soil moisture as retrieved from NASA's SMAP's radiometer instrument between Aug. 25-27, 2015. Dry areas appear yellow/orange, such as the Sahara Desert, western Australia and the western U.S.
PIA19877:
SMAP Global Map of Surface Soil Moisture (Aug. 25-27, 2015)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-12 Earth Aqua
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SMAP
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This figure shows the longitude-time variations, averaged between 21 and 22 degrees North, across the middle of the India subcontinent from mid-April to mid-June in a deadly heat wave in India that killed more than 2,300 people.
PIA19938:
Pre-Monsoon Drought and Heat Waves in India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Earth SMAP
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Surface soil moisture in the Southeastern United States as retrieved from NASA's SMAP satellite observatory at around 6 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2015. Large parts of South Carolina appear blue, representing the impact of heavy localized rains and flooding.
PIA20001:
Devastating Carolina Floods Viewed by NASA's SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 3090x2506x3
Dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs,' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20176:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 2550x1769x3
Close-up of dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs,' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20177:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Earth -- Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Earth 3090x2506x3
This illustration shows Jupiter surrounded by filaments of dark matter called 'hairs,' according to a new study based on computer simulations.
PIA20178:
Dark Matter 'Hairs' Around Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-08 Earth OMG
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This image shows a region of the sea floor off the coast of northwest Greenland mapped as part of NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission. The data shown here will be used to understand the pathways by which warm water can reach glacier edges.
PIA20476:
NASA's OMG Mission Maps Sea Floor Depth off Greenland's Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Jason-3
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The U.S./European Jason-3 satellite has produced its first map of sea surface height. El Nino is visible as the red blob in the eastern equatorial Pacific.
PIA20532:
Jason-3 Produces First Global Map of Sea Surface Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 Earth ARIA
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This map, based on data from NASA's ARIA data system (with modiffied Copernicus data), shows the magnitude 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in central Italy.
PIA20896:
Automated Radar Image of Deformation for Amatrice, Italy Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth ARIA
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the Aug. 24, 2016, magnitude 6.2 Central Italy earthquake. The quake has caused significant damage in the historic town of Amatrice.
PIA20897:
New Satellite Damage Maps Assist Italy's Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth ARIA
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A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for the response to the strong Aug. 24, 2016, earthquake in central Italy. The earthquake caused significant loss of life and property damage in the town of Amatrice.
PIA21091:
NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth SMAP
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NASA's SMAP radiometer instrument measured Hurricane Matthew's wind speeds at 4:52 a.m. PDT (7:52 a.m. EDT) at up to 132 miles per hour (59 meters per second).
PIA21096:
SMAP Takes a New Measure of Hurricane Matthew's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA-acquired damage proxy map centered at Norica, Italy, where earthquakes occurred during Oct. 30-31, 2016.
PIA15374:
NASA’s Damage Proxy Map to Assist with Italy Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-25 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This photograph from northwestern New Mexico shows a ridge roughly 30 feet (about 10 meters) tall that formed from lava filling an underground fracture then resisting erosion better than the material around it did.
PIA21266:
'Wing' Dike of Hardened Lava in New Mexico
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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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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 2017-08-30 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 2017-08-31 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 2017-08-31 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 2017-09-05 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 2017-09-13 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 2017-09-19 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 2017-09-19 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 2017-09-20 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 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 2017-09-26 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 2017-09-29 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 2017-10-18 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 2017-12-14 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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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 2018-02-21 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 2018-02-21 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 2018-02-22 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 2018-03-15 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 2018-04-12 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 2018-05-15 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 2018-06-06 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 2018-07-23 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 2018-08-02 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 2018-08-08 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 2018-09-13 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 2018-09-18 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 2018-09-20 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 2018-09-25 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 2018-09-25 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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