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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 2022-10-25 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25593:
EMIT Methane Spectral Fingerprint
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-25 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25592:
EMIT Spots Methane Hotspots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, twenty-eight kilometers south of Mexico City. The image was acquired April 27, 2019.
PIA25555:
Xochimilco, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25430:
NASA's EMIT Mission Generates Image Cube of Surface Minerals in Southwestern Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25429:
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)
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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.
PIA25428:
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)
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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.
PIA25427:
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)
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The mineral map shows a part of southwestern Libya, in the Sahara, observed by NASA's EMIT mission.
PIA25424:
EMIT Instrument's First Light
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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 2022-10-11 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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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 2022-10-06 Earth ARIA
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NASA scientists are using satellite data to assess the damage on Florida's Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in the state as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 28, 2022.
PIA25426:
ARIA Maps Damage in Fort Myers From Hurricane Ian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR instrument captured an optical image of Hurricane Ian, as well as measurements of the storm's wind speed, at noon local time Sept. 27, 2022.
PIA24909:
MISR Captures Hurricane Ian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-28 Earth COWVR
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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 2022-09-28 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured imagery of Hurricane Ian over the Gulf of Mexico between Cuba and Florida just before 2 a.m. local time September 28, 2022.
PIA24908:
Hurricane Ian Captured in Infrared by AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-08 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument imaged Typhoon Hinnamnor on the afternoon of September 5, 2022, shortly before the storm made landfall in South Korea on September 6.
PIA25521:
AIRS Images Typhoon Hinnamnor Ahead of Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano in southwest Iceland on August 15, 2022.
PIA25501:
Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Iceland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that as a result of the 2010s-20s drought, the Falcon International Reservoir holds only a small fraction of its capacity.
PIA25446:
Falcon International Reservoir, US-Mexico - 2022
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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 2022-08-04 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 2022-08-04 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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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 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 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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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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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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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 2022-07-29 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA24529:
EMIT Instrument's First Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-07-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Muruntau gold mine, located in the Qizilqum Desert of Uzbekistan. It is the largest gold mine in the world in terms of production.
PIA25445:
Muruntau Mine, Uzbekistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-07-26 Earth Terra
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On July 24, 2022, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured data on a smoke plume from the Oak Fire burning near Yosemite National Park in California.
PIA24907:
MISR Images Oak Fire Near Yosemite
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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 2022-07-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Grande Comore, the largest island of the Union of the Comoros, an island nation located in the Mozambique Channel northwest of Madagascar.
PIA25444:
Union of the Comoros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-07-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR instrument captured captured this image of the eye of Hurricane Bonnie, located about 500 miles (800 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, on July 7, 2022.
PIA24906:
NASA's MISR Captures Hurricane Bonnie
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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 2022-06-30 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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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 2022-06-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Hindu Kush Mtns. in northern Pakistan where landslides from the steep, glaciated terrain are common.
PIA25355:
Lake Shuwarang Chhat, Pakistan
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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 2022-06-22 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 2022-06-15 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 2022-06-01 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
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Officials from NASA and JPL oversee vibration testing of the EMIT science instrument, including its telescope and imaging spectrometer.
PIA25150:
EMIT Put to the Test at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir, on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona, has shrunk to historic lows, dropping to about 30% of its capacity.
PIA25279:
Lake Mead-2022
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ohrid straddling the border between North Macedonia and Albania.
PIA25306:
Lake Ohrid, Macedonia-Albania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25149:
EMIT Inside SpaceX Falcon 9 Trunk Ahead of Transport
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25148:
EMIT Loaded Into SpaceX Falcon 9 Trunk Before Transport
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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 2022-05-02 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25146:
EMIT's Components Come Together at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-02 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (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.
PIA25145:
Global Mineral Dust Source Regions to Be Measured by EMIT
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Pingualuit Crater, known as the Crystal Eye to the Inuit, in Nunavik Province, far northern Canada.
PIA25276:
Pingualuit Crater, Nunavik Province, Canada
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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 2022-04-18 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 2022-04-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
PIA25186:
Abuja, Nigeria, 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-03-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Japan's Geiyo Archipelago in the Seito Inland Sea.
PIA25185:
Geiyo Archipelago, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-03-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Yukon River Delta (along with the Kuskokwim River), one of the largest in the world.
PIA25124:
Yukon Delta, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-03-04 Earth Aqua
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This chart shows low-humidity thresholds that signal flu outbreaks in 48 U.S. states.
PIA24986:
State Low-Humidity Thresholds for Flu Outbreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-02-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Dal and Wular Lakes, along the Jhelum River in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
PIA25123:
Dal Lake, India
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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 2022-02-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Pilbara in northwestern Australia. It exposes some of the oldest rocks on Earth, over 3.6 billion years old.
PIA25122:
Pilbara, NW Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-02-01 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) project – led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California – is planned to perform a robot-controlled lunar surface experiment with imagery in the coming years.
PIA24567:
NASA Integrates Gear Motors for Robotic Arm on Future Lunar Missions
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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 2022-01-26 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 2022-01-26 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 2022-01-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the village of Nazare, Portugal. Sediment highlights off-shore current patterns in the image. The image was acquired November 24, 2009.
PIA25121:
Nazare, Portugal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the major volcanic eruption of Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, Canary Islands, which began on September 21, 2021.
PIA25085:
Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-04 Earth Aqua
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This animation, derived from AIRS instrument data aboard NASA's Aqua satellite, shows a nearly 20-year record of temperature anomalies for two layers in Earth's atmosphere.
PIA24139:
AIRS Temperature Anomalies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Turtle Island, a forest-covered volcanic island, twelve kilometers off Taiwan's northeast coast.
PIA24950:
TurtleIsland, Taiwan
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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 2021-12-13 Earth UAVSAR
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An oil slick from naturally occurring oil seeps off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The Marine Oil Spill Thickness (MOST) project can detect the thickest oil in a slick.
PIA23699:
Natural Oil Seepage Off California Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-12-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Adam's Bridge, a 48 km long chain of limestone shoals, that were formerly a land bridge between India and Sri Lanka.
PIA24949:
Adam's Bridge, India-Sri Lanka
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-11-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cotahuasi Canyon, near the city of Arequipa, Peru. It is one of the deepest canyons in the world.
PIA24943:
Cotahuasi Canyon, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-11-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indonesian island of Sangihe, where Canadian-based Baru Gold is hoping to start gold mining.
PIA24942:
Sangihe Island, Indonesia
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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 2021-10-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows, L'Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland.
PIA24941:
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-14 Earth Terra
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On October 10, 2021, NASA's ASTER instrument captured an image of over 70 ships waiting to dock and unload at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, due to a supply-chain crunch.
PIA24902:
Backup at Ports of LA and Long Beach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-13 Earth UAVSAR
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JPL researchers Cathleen Jones and Yunling Lou stand with the flight crew in front of the airplane used to fly the UAVSAR instrument on October 6, 2021.
PIA24901:
UAVSAR Flight Crew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-13 Earth UAVSAR
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The UAVSAR instrument, managed by JPL, detected several potential oil slicks off of Huntington Beach, California, during flights on October 6, 2021.
PIA23782:
UAVSAR Oil Slicks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Daintree National Park in northeast Australia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
PIA24869:
Daintree National Park, Australia
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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 2021-10-07 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 2021-09-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows, in western Turkey, Pamukkale travertine pools and terraces form the largest such complex in the world.
PIA24868:
Pamukkale, Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-20 Earth Delta-X
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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 2021-09-16 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured views of Hurricane Nicholas before and after it made landfall about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
PIA24532:
Hurricane Nicholas Before and After Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of 145 islands that lies 28 km off the tip of Cornwall.
PIA24867:
Isles of Scilly, UK
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-31 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite caught views of Hurricane Ida as the high-end Category 4 storm swept ashore around noon local time on August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
PIA24538:
Hurricane Ida Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Peru's Sabancaya stratovolcano as the years-long eruption continues.
PIA24866:
Sabancaya Volcano, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the St Austell deposits of china clay (kaolinite) at Tregonning Hill, Cornwall.
PIA24865:
St Austell Deposits, Cornwall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR instrument captured smoke plumes from five fires burning in northern California. The highest plume reached about 19,685 feet (6,000 meters) in altitude.
PIA23698:
NASA's MISR Instrument Detects Smoke Plumes Over Northern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-18 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows images, acquired in 2020 and 1984, of Owens Lake in eastern California.
PIA24733:
Owens Lake, CA, 2020
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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 2021-07-29 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 2021-07-29 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 2021-07-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the northern tip of Northern Territory, Australia, with the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park spanning the entire Cobourg Peninsula.
PIA24732:
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, Australia
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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 2021-07-15 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the southwestern U.S. from July 1 to July 12, 2021.
PIA23693:
July 2021 Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-08 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada that started around June 26.
PIA24537:
Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Vorkuta, a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia.
PIA24731:
Vorkuta, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, has fallen to its lowest level ever.
PIA24696:
Lake Mead, 2021
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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 2021-06-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, CA (or California Delta).
PIA24691:
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, CA
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