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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-12 Earth Aquarius
Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument on the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory gives an unprecedented look at a key factor involved in the formation of an oceanic wave feature in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans that influences global climate patterns.
PIA15799:
NASA's Aquarius Maps Ocean Salinity Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Earth Aquarius
AIRS
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Data taken over three days by NASA's Aqua Satellite from October 14 through 16, and October 26 through 28, shows the high concentration and large extent of the fires over Indonesia are quite apparent.
PIA20042:
Carbon Monoxide in Mid-Troposphere over Indonesia Fires, October 2015
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth Aquarius
AIRS
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At 11:29 p.m. PDT on Oct. 6 (2:29 a.m. EDT on Oct. 7), NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite produced this false-color infrared image of Matthew as the storm moved up Florida's central coast.
PIA21097:
NASA's AIRS Examines Hurricane Matthew's Cloud Top Temperatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This image from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the relationship between nitrous oxide levels and ozone loss, 2004-2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07994:
Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements Depicting the Relationship Between Nitrous Oxide Levels and Ozone Loss, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
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These data maps from the Microwave Limb Sounder on NASA's Aura spacecraft depict levels of hydrogen chloride, chlorine monoxide, and ozone at an altitude of approximately 19 km (490,000 ft) on selected days during the 2004-05 Arctic winter.
PIA07252:
Aura's Microwave Limb Sounder Estimates of Ozone Loss, 2004/2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
Ozone Monitoring Instrument
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Images from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument onboard NASA's Aura spacecraft shows the average total column ozone during the months of January and March, and the total column ozone on the single day of 11 March, 2005.
PIA07254:
Selected Measurements of Total Arctic Column Ozone Amounts from Aura's Ozone Monitoring Instrument, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This still from an animation created from data from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the complex interaction of chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone during the 2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07255:
Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Animation Illustrating the Interaction Between Temperatures and Chemicals Involved in Ozone Destruction, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 Earth Aura
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This vertical profile view from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura satellite depicts the distribution of water vapor molecules over Earth's tropics across one transect of the satellite's orbit on January 6, 2006.
PIA12170:
A NASA Space Sleuth Hunts the Trail of Earth's Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth Aura
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NASA's Aura spacecraft sees El Niño's effects on the atmosphere. An El Niño is characterized by an abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
PIA12961:
NASA's Aura Sees El Niño's Effects on the Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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In mid-March 2011, NASA's Aura spacecraft observed ozone in Earth's stratosphere -- low ozone amounts are shown in purple and grey colors, large amounts of chlorine monoxide are shown in dark blue colors.
PIA14824:
Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
TES
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This frame from a time series, from one year of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) measurements, shows how powerful the TES data are for understanding emissions, chemistry, and transport in the troposphere.
PIA15005:
Annual Variation in Global CO and O3 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
TES
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This frame from an animation depicts the distribution of O3 and CO in the atmosphere over North America. This visualization is based on data acquired by NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES).
PIA15006:
O3 and CO Transects over North America Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-01 Earth Aura
TES
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Technicians install NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft prior to launch in July 2004.
PIA15608:
NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) Instrument Onboard Aura
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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This image from 1997 is of the Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, the Mobile Service Tower has been retracted away.
PIA00747:
Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe aboard the Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA00748:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe
PIA00749:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA01050:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA01051:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Earth Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini casts powerful eyes on our home planet, and captures Earth, a pale blue orb, and a faint suggestion of our moon, among the glories of the Saturn system in this image taken Sept. 15, 2006.
PIA08323:
Pale Blue Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Cassini casts powerful eyes on our home planet, and captures Earth, a pale blue orb -- and a faint suggestion of our moon -- among the glories of the Saturn system.
PIA08324:
Pale Blue Orb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013.
PIA14949:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. The image has been magnified five times.
PIA17170:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth -- Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.
PIA17171:
The Day the Earth Smiled: Sneak Preview
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-20 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth when the image was taken.
PIA21445:
Earth Between the Rings of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-06 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite's first image, of a warm front storm over the Norwegian Sea, was obtained on May 20, 2006.
PIA08517:
CloudSat First Image of a Warm Front Storm Over the Norwegian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-06 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite's image of a horizontal cross-section of tropical clouds and thunderstorms over east Africa.
PIA08519:
CloudSat Image of Tropical Thunderstorms Over Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-06 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite's image of a horizontal cross-section of a polar night storm near Antarctica.
PIA08518:
CloudSat Image of a Polar Night Storm Near Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-12 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured its first tropical storm, Alberto, as it spun over the Gulf of Mexico the morning of June 12, 2006.
PIA08538:
Tropical Storm Alberto, Seen Through New "Eyes"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured the highest, coldest clouds located near the center of Hurricane Bud on July 12, 2006.
PIA08599:
CloudSat Overflight of Hurricane Bud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-25 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Hurricane Daniel intensified between July 18 and July 23rd. NASA's CloudSat satellite was able to capture and confirm this transformation in its side-view images of Hurricane Daniel.
PIA08642:
NASA's CloudSat Captures Hurricane Daniel's Transformation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-09 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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At approximately 0553 UTC (1:53 am EDT), on 2 Aug 2006, NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over the eye of Typhoon Prapiroon as it approached southern China.
PIA08651:
Typhoon Prapiroon viewed by CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-10 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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NASA's CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar captured a profile across Tropical Storm Andrea on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, near the South Carolina/Georgia/Florida Atlantic coast.
PIA09379:
CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-07 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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The image of Tropical Cyclone Gonu in the upper panel was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on June 5, 2007, at approximately 20:20 UTC.
PIA09601:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Viewed by CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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This image was taken on June 26, 2007 by NASA's CloudSat satellite. In this image an obvious storm hangs over the middle of the United States.
PIA09697:
Rain Floods Central Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-08 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite made a nighttime overpass of the thunderstorms responsible for the tornadic outbreak over Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
PIA10236:
CloudSat Profiles Tornadic Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.
PIA12179:
Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.
PIA12198:
CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.
PIA13340:
NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft overpassed Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 just as Sandy was approaching the Atlantic coastline. Sandy contained estimated maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (78 knots).
PIA16201:
CloudSat's View of Hurricane Sandy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat passed over Sandy at 10:32 a.m. EDT on Oct. 27, 2012. Light to moderate precipitation associated with parts of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were moving on shore into parts of North Carolina.
PIA16436:
NASA's CloudSat Views Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-22 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.
PIA17413:
NASA's CloudSat Eyes Powerful Typhoon Utor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
PIA19475:
NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth CloudSat
Cloudsat
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NASA's CloudSat flew east of Hurricane Matthew's center on Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), intersecting parts of Matthew's outer rain bands and revealing Matthew's anvil clouds.
PIA21095:
CloudSat Takes a 3D Slice of Hurricane Matthew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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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 2017-09-08 Earth CloudSat
Cloud 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 2017-09-20 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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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 2018-10-11 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite passed over Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. EDT (19:15 UTC) as the storm was intensifying and moving northwest toward the Florida panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA22753:
NASA's CloudSat Passes Over Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Data from NASA's CloudSat satellite, acquired on Aug., 2019, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) was used to make this 3D animation of then-Tropical Storm Dorian. It shows cloud heights extending 9 miles (15 kilometers) into the atmosphere.
PIA23359:
NASA's CloudSat Images Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-02-08 Earth COWVR
Compact Ocean Wind Vector Radiometer (COWVR)
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This map, made using COWVR's new observations, shows Earth's microwave emissions at a frequency that provides information on the strength of winds at the ocean surface, the amount of water in clouds, and the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere.
PIA24985:
COWVR's New Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-28 Earth COWVR
COWVR
TEMPEST
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From aboard the International Space Station, NASA-built instruments COWVR and TEMPEST captured wind and water vapor data from Hurricane Ian as the storm neared Cuba.
PIA25425:
COWVR and TEMPEST Image Hurricane Ian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-23 Earth COWVR
COWVR
TEMPEST
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Data from the COWVR and TEMPEST instruments aboard the ISS was used to create this image of Tropical Cyclone Mandous, which forecasters used to understand the December 2022 storm's intensity and predict its path toward southern India.
PIA25565:
COWVR, TEMPEST Track Tropical Cyclone Mandous
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-29 Earth COWVR
COWVR
TEMPEST
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A pair of weather instruments built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California captured images of Hurricane Idalia as the storm approached the Gulf Coast of Florida on Aug. 29, 2023.
PIA25569:
COWVR, TEMPEST Capture Vital Data on Hurricane Idalia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-29 Earth COWVR
COWVR
TEMPEST
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A pair of weather instruments built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California captured images of Hurricane Franklin as the Category 4 storm moved off the East Coast of the United States on Aug. 29, 2023.
PIA25870:
COWVR, TEMPEST Capture Vital Data on Hurricane Franklin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth CSIRO Parkes Observatory
Parks Telescope
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This image shows the Parkes telescope in Australia, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Researchers used the telescope to detect the first population of radio bursts known to originate from beyond our galaxy.
PIA17248:
Parkes Telescope
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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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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 2019-08-29 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 1999-06-12 Earth DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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During its flight and lunar orbit, NASA's Clementine spacecraft returned images of the planet Earth and the Moon.
PIA00432:
Clementine Images of Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-09 Earth Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
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The Eastern U.S., Europe, and Japan are brightly lit by their cities, while interiors of Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America are dark and lightly populated in this image created in 2000 by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA02991:
Global City Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-20 Earth Delta-X
UAVSAR
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A radar instrument flown by the Delta-X mission captured data on an oil slick off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on September 1, 2021. The data, along with satellite images helped to confirm the presence of the oil slick in the area.
PIA24540:
Delta-X Oil Slick Radar Signal in Gulf of Mexico
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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
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NASA's E-DECIDER Rapid Disaster Decision Support Products
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-12 Earth Earth Observatory
C-Band SAR
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On Sept. 16, 2015, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck near the coast of central Chile along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. Maps known as interferograms show how the quake moved the ground, as observed by Sentinel-1A
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NASA Looks at Land Surface Changes Following Chilean Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
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A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
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California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-08 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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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.
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NASA's AVIRIS Instrument Sheds New Light on Southern California Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-15 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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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.
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Multiple Aspects of the Southern California Wildfires as Seen by NASA's AVIRIS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On Saturday, April 17, 2010, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this pair of images of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the left, new black ash deposits are visible on the ground.
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NASA Satellite Eyes Iceland Volcano Cauldron
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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 2010-05-05 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) imaged Eyjafjallajökull and identified the extent of a lava flow extending northwards from the main eruption vent. This lava flow is slowly carving its way north through the ice cap.
PIA13098:
Iceland Volcano Puffs Ash as Lava Flow Cuts Through Eyjafjallajökull Icecap
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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.
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NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft Images Chile's Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed Copahue volcano, a 2965 meter high volcano on the Chile-Argentina border, on Jun. 4, 2013. Having recently displayed signs of unrest, the volcano is under close scrutiny by local volcanologists.
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 Keeps Watchful Eye on South American Volcano Copahue
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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.
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NASA Spacecraft Eyes Iceland 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.
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Iceland Volcanic Eruption Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nicaragua Eruption Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-23 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing spacecraft observed a new eruption at Erta'Ale volcano, Ethiopia, from an altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers) on Jan. 24, 2017.
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NASA Spacecraft Watches as Eruption Reshapes African Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-02 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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EMIT will collect color and composition information of surface minerals in the world's dry regions. The data will help climate scientists better understand how airborne dust influences air temperatures, weather, and climate.
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Global Mineral Dust Source Regions to Be Measured by EMIT
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-02 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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JPL engineers and technicians put together components of EMIT, including its telescope, imaging spectrometer, and baseplate, which holds its electronics.
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EMIT's Components Come Together at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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The Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) mission instrument (right) sits in the trunk that will travel aboard SpaceX's 25th cargo resupply mission.
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EMIT Loaded Into SpaceX Falcon 9 Trunk Before Transport
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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The Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) mission instrument (left) sits in the trunk that will travel aboard SpaceX's 25th cargo resupply mission.
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EMIT Inside SpaceX Falcon 9 Trunk Ahead of Transport
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-01 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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Officials from NASA and JPL oversee vibration testing of the EMIT science instrument, including its telescope and imaging spectrometer.
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EMIT Put to the Test at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-07-29 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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This image shows the first measurements taken by NASA's Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) on July 27, 2022, as it passed over Western Australia.
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EMIT Instrument's First Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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The mineral map shows a part of southwestern Libya, in the Sahara, observed by NASA's EMIT mission.
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EMIT Instrument's First Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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This image cube shows the true-color view of an area in northwest Nevada observed by NASA's EMIT imaging spectrometer. The side panels depict the spectral fingerprint for each point in the image.
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NASA's EMIT Generates Image Cube of Surface Minerals in Northwest Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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NASA's EMIT mission recently gathered mineral spectra in northwest Nevada that match what the agency's AVIRIS instrument found in 2018, helping to confirm EMIT's accuracy.
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NASA's EMIT Collects Mineral Maps, Spectral Fingerprints From Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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Installed on the space station in July 2022, EMIT orbits Earth about once every 90 minutes, to map the world's mineral-dust sources. This includes the Sahara, where it recently gathered data in an area of southwest Libya marked by the red box.
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NASA's EMIT Measures Surface Dust in North Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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The image cube's front panel is a true-color view of part of southwestern Libya observed by NASA's EMIT mission. The side panels depict the spectral fingerprints for every point in the image.
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NASA's EMIT Mission Generates Image Cube of Surface Minerals in Southwestern Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-25 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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This image shows a 2-mile (3-kilometer) long plume of methane southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is much more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
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EMIT Spots Methane Hotspots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-25 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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The cube shows methane (purple, orange, yellow) over Turkmenistan. The rainbow colors are the spectral fingerprints from corresponding spots in the front image. The blue line shows the methane detected by EMIT; the red line is the expected fingerprint.
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EMIT Methane Spectral Fingerprint
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-17 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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EMIT identified a cluster of 12 methane plumes within a 150-square-mile (400-square-kilometer) area of southern Uzbekistan on Sept. 1, 2022. The instrument captured the cluster within a single shot, called a scene by researchers.
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EMIT Identifying Methane Plumes Around the Globe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-12-11 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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NASA's EMIT produced its first global maps of hematite, goethite, and kaolinite in Earth's dry regions using data from the year ending November 2023.
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NASA's EMIT Mission Produces Maps of Arid Region Surface Minerals
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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.
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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.
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ECOSTRESS Detects Wildfires in Western U.S.
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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.
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NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Surface Temperature Variations in Los Angeles
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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.
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NASA's ECOSTRESS Maps Europe Heat Wave
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