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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 2018-10-09 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows ocean surface winds under Hurricane Michael on Oct. 8, 2018. The hurricane has intensified to a Category 2 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA22747:
SMAP Captures Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows one more snap shot of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 9, 2018. Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle Wednesday as a major Category 4 storm.
PIA22751:
Hurricane Michael as seen by SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 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 near Mexico Beach, Florida following Hurricane Michael.
PIA22754:
NASA's SMAP Detects Flooding from Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-16 Earth CubeSat
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This image of the greater Los Angeles area was taken on March 29, 2019 by ASTERIA, the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics satellite. The Port of Long Beach is visible near the center of the image.
PIA23124:
ASTERIA Image of Los Angeles 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-16 Earth CubeSat
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This image of the greater Los Angeles area was taken on March 29, 2019, by ASTERIA, the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics satellite. It shows a region of about 43.5 square miles with a resolution of about 100 feet per pixel.
PIA23125:
ASTERIA Image of Los Angeles 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Earth SMAP
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This animation shows a time lapse of sea surface salinity and soil moisture from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from April 2015 through February 2019.
PIA23146:
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity and Soil Moisture Time Lapse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-02 Earth ECOSTRESS
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ECOSTRESS, NASA's Earth-observing mission, captured these surface temperature maps of four European cities in the early mornings of June 27 and 28, 2019, during a heatwave.
PIA23148:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Maps Europe Heat Wave
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-11 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team used InSAR analysis of data from the ALOS-2 satellite to map how much and in what direction the ground moved following two strong Southern California earthquakes on July 4 and July 5, 2019.
PIA23351:
NASA Map Shows Ground Movement from California Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-08 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS image shows plant stress in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica a few months after the onset of a major Central American drought.
PIA22839:
ECOSTRESS Focuses on Costa Rican Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-29 Earth CubeSat
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Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Puerto Rico, as seen by the small satellite TEMPEST-D on Aug. 28, 2019 (local time). The colors in the image reveal the heavy rain and moisture inside the storm.
PIA23414:
Small Satellite TEMPEST-D Sees Hurricane Dorian off Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-04 Earth CubeSat
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Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Florida, as seen by the small satellite TEMPEST-D at 2 a.m. EDT on Sep. 3, 2019 (11 p.m PDT on Sept. 2, 2019). The layers in the animation reveal slices of the hurricane from four depths.
PIA23431:
TEMPEST-D CubeSat Sees Hurricane Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-28 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured new imagery of fires in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Bolivia on Aug. 23, 2019.
PIA23357:
Amazon Fires Seen by NASA's ECOSTRESS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-18 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS imaged Hurricane Dorian's temperature on Sept. 6, 2019 as the storm made landfall in North Carolina. Red colors represent warmer temperatures and purple/blue colors represent cooler temperatures.
PIA23422:
NASA Images Hurricane Dorian's Temperature from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-05 Earth 1440x960x3
The image shows the decline of moisture in the air over the Amazon rainforest.
PIA23425:
New Study Shows Atmosphere in the Amazon Drying Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-05 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS sensor measured the stress levels of plants when it passed over the Peruvian Amazon rainforest on Aug. 7, 2019.
PIA23432:
Drought-Stressed Forest Fueled Amazon Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-05 Earth Terra
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This satellite image, taken by NASA's Earth-observing Terra satellite on Aug. 18, 2019, shows the ECOSTRESS study area in the Amazon Basin and smoke from active fires in the rainforest.
PIA23546:
NASA Terra Satellite Sees Amazon Fires in Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-15 Earth Mars 2020 Rover
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Scientists from NASA's Mars 2020 and ESA's ExoMars projects study stromatolites, the oldest confirmed fossilized lifeforms on Earth, in the Pilbara region of North West Australia.
PIA23551:
Researching Outback Stromatolites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-16 Earth Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineering model of NASA's Mars 2020 rover makes tracks during a driving test in the Mars Yard, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23498:
Mars 2020 Makes Tracks for the Red Planet in the Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-10 Earth ARIA
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This map shows ground changes, or displacement, on the eastern two-thirds of Puerto Rico following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake.
PIA23428:
Puerto Rico Quake Damage Visible From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS sensor shows plants 'waking up' near Lake Superior. The data was acquired by ECOSTRESS during the summer season.
PIA23430:
The ECOSTRESS Mission Spots Plants as They Wake Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-15 Earth 1920x1080x3
A seafloor vent spews mineral-rich water into the ocean and serves as an energy hub for living creatures.
PIA23686:
White Smoker Ocean Vents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-03 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the dry vegetation surrounding the Apple fire that was raging in Southern California on Aug. 1, 2020.
PIA23798:
ECOSTRESS Gauges the Apple Fire's Temperature From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-03 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS observation shows the burn area and smoke plume created by the Apple fire that was raging in Southern California on Aug. 1, 2020.
PIA23799:
ECOSTRESS Spies Apple Fire's Smoke Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-07 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite data to map the extent of likely damage following a massive explosion in Beirut.
PIA23692:
ARIA Damage Map: Beirut Explosion Aftermath
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-19 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the land surface temperatures throughout Los Angeles County on Aug. 14, 2020, during a heat wave.
PIA23786:
Los Angeles Heat Wave
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-19 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the land surface temperatures around Death Valley in California's Mojave Desert on Aug. 16, 2020. during a heat wave.
PIA23787:
Death Valley Heats Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-27 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS has imaged a temperature profile of an area surrounding a fire-induced tornado in Loyalton, California.
PIA23215:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Sees Fire-Induced Tornado From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-08 Earth ECOSTRESS
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On Sept. 6, NASA's ECOSTRESS imaged active fires across California, including the El Dorado fire near Yucaipa and the Valley fire in Japatul Valley in the southern part of the state.
PIA23788:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Takes Surface Temperature Around California Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-23 Earth 8000x5955x3
The OASIS project seeks to study fresh water aquifers in the desert as well as ice sheets in places like Greenland. This illustration shows what a satellite with a proposed radar instrument for the mission could look like.
PIA23790:
OASIS Study Project (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-02 Earth ECOSTRESS
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Throughout the month of September 2020, NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged multiple wildfires across the state of California.
PIA23721:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Images California Wildfires From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-28 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged the Western United States drought on Oct. 16, 2020, and compared the same area to an image from ECOSTRESS taken a year earlier on Oct. 16, 2019.
PIA24132:
ECOSTRESS Drought Stress Comparison
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-10 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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The data in this graphic are the first sea surface height measurements from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite (S6MF), which launched Nov. 21, 2020.
PIA24135:
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich First Light Sea Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-10 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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This graphic shows radar measurements, called waveforms, collected by the sea level instrument on Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich.
PIA24136:
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich First Light Waveform
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-25 Earth OMG
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To measure water depth and salinity, the OMG project dropped probes by plane into fjords along Greenland's coast. Shown here is one such fjord in which a glacier is undercut by warming water.
PIA24162:
Glacier Undercutting in Action
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-27 Earth 1024x768x3
The rocks seen here along the shoreline of Lake Salda in Turkey were formed over time by microbes that trap minerals and sediments in the water. NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission will search for signs of ancient life on the Martian surface.
PIA24374:
Lake Salda Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-27 Earth 1024x768x3
The eastern shore of Lake Salda in Turkey is a good analog for what an ancient lake may have looked like at Jezero Carter on Mars.
PIA24375:
Lake Salda Beach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-17 Earth Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows the finely layered internal structure of a stromatolite from the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia.
PIA24240:
Tumbiana Stromatolite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-21 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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This map shows sea level measured by the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite from June 5 to15. Red areas are regions where sea level is higher than normal, and blue areas indicate areas where it's lower than normal.
PIA24533:
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Sea Surface Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-15 Earth ECOSTRESS
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On July 8, 2021, NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument, aboard the space station captured ground surface temperature data over California. Areas in red had surpassed 86 degrees Fahrenheit by 7:16 a.m. local time.
PIA23694:
July 2021 Heat Wave Ground Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over southern Oregon's Bootleg Fire from July 7 to July 22. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23695:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Southern Oregon Bootleg Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over northern California's Dixie Fire from July 15 to July 24. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23696:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Northern California Dixie Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-17 Earth ARIA
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The map shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused by a 7.2 magnitude quake in western Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021. Blue areas show where the ground moved toward the satellite and red areas show where it moved away from the satellite.
PIA23697:
Satellite Data Shows Ground Motion from August 2021 Haiti Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-07 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument produced this Heatmap of the Glass Fire in September, 2020 in Napa, California.
PIA24209:
Glass Fire, September 27, 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-07 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument produced this radiance map of Hurricane Ida making landfall in Louisiana in August, 2021.
PIA24210:
Hurricane Ida, August 27, 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-27 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument produced this Radiance and LST image of the La Palma volcanic eruption.
PIA24916:
La Palma Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-12-17 Earth Landsat
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NASA's Landsat 8 satellite collected this view of phytoplankton blooming in the southern Gulf of Bothnia, in the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland on April 14, 2019.
PIA25033:
Phytoplankton Bloom in the South of Bothnia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-26 Earth OMG
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NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland airborne mission found that Greenland's glaciers that empty into the ocean, like Apusiaajik Glacier shown here, are at greater risk of rapid ice loss than previously understood.
PIA24983:
Apusiaajik Glacier, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-26 Earth OMG
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NASA's Gulfstream III was one of several research aircraft that OMG used during the mission's six-year field campaign. Airports in Greenland, Iceland, and Norway served as bases for research flights.
PIA24984:
NASA's OMG at Thule Air Base, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-27 Earth Global Differential Global Positioning System (GDGPS)
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Real-time data collected by the Global Differential Global Positioning System network, operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the atmospheric signature of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption in Tonga on Jan. 15, 2022.
PIA24905:
Tonga Eruption Atmospheric Wave
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-18 Earth Surface Biology and Geology High-Frequency Time Series (SHIFT)
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A research plane collecting spectral imaging data of vegetation on land and in the ocean as part of the SHIFT campaign flies just off the Central Coast of California in February.
PIA25143:
Aerial View of Point Conception, California, and the Dangermond Preserve
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-18 Earth Surface Biology and Geology High-Frequency Time Series (SHIFT)
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The SHIFT campaign uses a research plane carrying the AVIRIS-NG instrument to collect data on the function, health, and resilience of plant communities in the area of Santa Barbara County in this annotated map.
PIA25144:
SHIFT Campaign Research Plane Flight Area Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-12 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument made this image of ground temperatures near Delhi, around midnight on May 5. The urban heat islands of Delhi and smaller villages peaked at 102 degrees F (39 degrees C) while nearby fields were about 40 degrees F cooler.
PIA24987:
ECOSTRESS Detects Heat Islands in Indian Heat Wave
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-15 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument recorded ground temperatures around Las Vegas at 5:23 p.m. on June 10. In the city, the hottest surfaces were the dark-colored streets at more than 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius).
PIA24988:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the Heat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-22 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) instrument recorded this image of ground surface temperatures in Houston and its environs on June 20, 2022.
PIA25421:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Shows Surface Heat in Houston
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-22 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) instrument recorded this image of ground surface temperatures in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, on June 20, 2022.
PIA25422:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Shows Heat in Dallas and Fort Worth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-30 Earth ECOSTRESS
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The Colorado Fire began on January 21st, 2022. It burned 687 acres between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur. The fire was completely contained as of February 5th, 2022.
PIA25280:
Colorado Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-30 Earth ECOSTRESS
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The Sheep Fire started on June 12th, 2022, Northeast of the town of Wrightwood in San Bernardino County. The fire burned 865 acres and was contained on June 19th, 2022.
PIA25356:
Sheep Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-30 Earth ECOSTRESS
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On June 21st, 2022, the San Francisco Bay Area experienced high temperatures as a hot mass of air remained over the region. San Francisco reached 92 degrees Fahrenheit. The Land Surface Temperature at 12:22 PM ranged from 60 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
PIA25441:
High Temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-07-22 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) instrument recorded this image of ground surface temperatures in London and surrounding areas on July 15, 2022.
PIA25423:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Shows Overnight Heat in London
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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The Oak Fire was captured in an ECOSTRESS Land Surface Temperature image on July 22nd with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Celsius.
PIA25481:
The Oak Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This Land Surface Temperature image captured by ECOSTRESS on July 07, 2022 shows temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley and temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
PIA25482:
Death Valley, CA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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Denver, Colorado reached 96 degrees Fahrenheit on July 8th, 2022. ECOSTRESS captured this Land Surface Temperature image on July 8th, 2022.
PIA25483:
Denver, CO
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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The Electra Fire was captured in an ECOSTRESS Land Surface Temperature image on July 6th, 2022 with temperatures reaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the fire.
PIA25484:
The Electra Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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The Rices Fire started on June 28th, 2022 in Northern California near the Yuba River in Nevada County. The fire was captured in an ECOSTRESS Land Surface image on June 29 and shows the temperatures surpassing 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
PIA25485:
The Rices Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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The Central Valley, CA is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States. The Evapotranspiration image on the right was captured by ECOSTRESS on June 09, 2022. The image on the left was captured on June 15, 2022.
PIA25486:
Evapotranspiration over San Joaquin Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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The San Joaquin Valley, CA image shows the Evaporative Stress Index over the San Joaquin Valley on May 22, 2022 where many fields show high ESI values that indicate low plant stress whereas low ESI values indicate high plant stress.
PIA25487:
Evaporative Stress Index over San Joaquin Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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As California is in a continuing drought, it is important to monitor agricultural plant life to ensure maximized productivity. This Evapotranspiration image was captured by ECOSTRESS on May 22, 2022.
PIA25488:
Evapotranspiration over Central Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-10 Earth 4456x5324x3
Changes in elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet from 1985 to 2021 are shown.
PIA24990:
The Antarctic Ice Sheet's Changing Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-11 Earth S-MODE
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Autonomous wave gliders are seen being prepared for deployment on the deck of the research vessel Oceanus during the pilot campaign for NASA's Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) in the Pacific Ocean off the U.S. West Coast.
PIA25522:
High Seas at Sunset During S-MODE Field Campaign
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-11 Earth S-MODE
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Saildrones like the one seen here are part of the fleet of autonomous marine research vessels measuring factors such as ocean currents, salinity, and chlorophyll content as part of NASA's S-MODE field campaign.
PIA25523:
S-MODE Saildrone in San Francisco Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-11 Earth S-MODE
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NASA's S-MODE field campaign brings to bear a densely equipped research vessel and a new generation of observational tools to study dynamics near the ocean surface.
PIA25524:
S-MODE Research Vessel and Marine Robots Prepare for Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-11-14 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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This animation, created in 2012, shows the increasing clarity and detail of measurements of sea height made by successive satellite altimeters launched by NASA and other agencies over the past four decades.
PIA25561:
SWOT Satellite will Improve Clarity and Detail of Sea Height Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-17 Earth 3300x2550x3
This graphic shows rising sea levels (in blue) from data recorded by a series of five satellites starting in 1993. The solid red line shows the trajectory of rise from 1993 to 2022. By 2040, sea levels could be 3.66 inches (9.3 cm) higher than today.
PIA25775:
30 Years of Sea Level Rise
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-24 Earth 1440x1570x3
This visualization shows sea surface height measurements of the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. The data was collected on Jan. 21, 2023, by seven satellites currently in operation.
PIA25773:
Sea Level Visualization of Gulf Stream
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-12 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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This animation shows Kelvin waves moving across the equatorial Pacific Ocean from west to east during March and April, 2023. The signals can be an early sign of El Niño, and were detected by the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
PIA25776:
Early El Niño Signs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-15 Earth 1440x700x3
A February 2023 study by JPL researchers estimated that annual methane emissions in the Los Angeles Basin fell by about 7%, or 33 million pounds (15 million kilograms).
PIA25863:
Declining Methane Emissions in the Los Angeles Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-15 Earth 1440x700x3
A March 2023 study by JPL researchers compared methane emissions in 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, to emissions measured in 2016-17. It found large reductions in overall emission rates.
PIA25864:
Declining Methane Emissions at California Oil Fields and Refineries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows folded sedimentary rocks which are part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Belt in Iran, near the southwest shore of the Caspian Sea.
PIA25946:
Folded Rocks, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-06-27 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission collected data on sea levels around two of the inhabited islands of Tuvalu, a nation in the South Pacific Ocean that has been threatened with sea level rise.
PIA25777:
SWOT Measures Tuvalu Sea Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-14 Earth Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE)
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The PREFIRE mission will send two CubeSats – shown as an artist's concept against an image of Earth from orbit – into space to study how much heat the planet absorbs and emits from its polar regions, including the Arctic and Antarctica.
PIA25778:
PREFIRE Satellite Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-18 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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The maps in the animation show sea levels in the Pacific Ocean during early October of 1997, 2015, and 2023, in the run up to El Niño events.
PIA26099:
Comparing Sea Level During El Niño Events
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-27 Earth NISAR
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This composite uses data from two Japanese L-band SAR missions to reveal land-cover change in Brazil's Xingu River basin between 1996 and 2007.
PIA26111:
Composite of Brazil's 'Arc of Deforestation' Shows Imagery NISAR Will Produce
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-27 Earth NISAR
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NISAR will track wetland flooding to study how these carbon-rich ecosystems are reacting to climate change. It will generate images like this one from an airborne radar that flew over Peru in 2013.
PIA26112:
Radar Image of Amazonian Flooding Similar to Future NISAR Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-17 Earth Landsat
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Jakobshavn Isbrae, a glacier on Greenland's western coast, retreated significantly between 1985 and 2022, losing about 97 billion tons (88 billion metric tons) of ice.
PIA26117:
Retreat of Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-17 Earth Landsat
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Zachariae Isstrom, a glacier in northeast Greenland, retreated significantly between 1999 and 2022. A recent study found that it lost 176 billion tons (160 billion metric tons) of ice from 1985 to 2022.
PIA26118:
Retreat of Greenland's Zachariae Isstrom Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
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This graph shows global mean sea level (in blue) since 1993. The solid red line indicates the trajectory of this increase, which more than doubled over the past three decades. The dotted red line projects future sea level rise.
PIA26183:
2023 Sea Level Rise Update
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-15 Earth Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE)
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This artist's concept depicts one of two PREFIRE CubeSats in orbit around Earth. The NASA mission will measure the amount of far-infrared radiation the planet's polar regions shed to space.
PIA26185:
PREFIRE CubeSat in Earth Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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The Advanced Land Imager onboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this false-color infrared image of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano on April 17, 2010. A strong thermal source is visible at the base of the Eyjafjallajökull plume.
PIA13053:
NASA Satellite Observes Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 1, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. This false-color image that emphasizes the hottest areas of the vent and resulting lava flows.
PIA18796:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Iceland Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 6, 2014 NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. Partially covered by clouds, this scene shows the extent of the lava flows that have been erupting.
PIA18802:
Progress of Icelandic Lava Flows Charted by NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On Sept. 8, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, which has been in continuous eruption since 1983. New lava flows can be seen.
PIA18211:
Hawaii Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image on Dec. 1, 2015 when Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua, began erupting on Dec. 1, 2015, after more than a century of inactivity.
PIA20203:
Nicaragua Eruption Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-17 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On June 14, 2011, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this image showing ash-rich volcanic plume billowing out of the vent, punching through a low cloud layer. The plume's grey color is a reflection of its ash content.
PIA14278:
NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft Images Chile's Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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This image shows Iceland's volcanic eruption monitored by NASA's EO-1 spacecraft. To the south is the edge of Dyngjujökull and to the north is the volcano called Askja.
PIA18799:
Iceland Volcanic Eruption Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Advanced Microwave Radiometer (AMR)
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NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite shows the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere beneath the satellite during the period June 22, 2008, to June 29, 2008.
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-19 Earth Terra
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Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19297:
Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Captured in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-29 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Isle of Jersey (officially called the Bailiwick of Jersey) is the largest Channel Island, positioned in the Bay of Mont St Michel off the north-west coast of France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 23, 2000.
PIA03879:
Isle of Jersey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image of the San Francisco River channel, and its surrounding flood zone, in Brazil was acquired by band 3N of ASTER's Visible/Near Infrared sensor onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02451:
ASTER's First Views of San Francisco River, Brazil - Visible/near Infrared (VNIR) Image (monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This scene scene covers the Red Sea coastline to an inland area of Ethiopia. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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ASTER's First Views of Red Sea, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (monochrome)
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