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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-07 Earth WATSON
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WATSON produced this fluorescence map of a borehole in Greenland's ice. The left panel shows nebulous blobs of biosignatures, and the right panel shows a colorized version, grouping together similar organic chemicals.
PIA24140:
Fluorescence Map of a Greenland Borehole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-07 Earth WATSON
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The tether attached to the top of WATSON and the drill also acts as the power cable and data feed. Care must be taken to ensure a tight connection between the tether and instrument, else the instrument could be lost in the ice.
PIA24170:
Preparing WATSON for Borehole Descent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-07 Earth WATSON
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During 2019 field tests near Greenland's Summit Station,the WATSON instrument is put through its paces to seek out signs of life, or biosignatures, 360 feet (110 meters) down a borehole.
PIA24169:
WATSON's Field Test in Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the southern entrance to the Suez Canal, where over 100 freighters wait their turn to enter and proceed to the Mediterranean Sea.
PIA24553:
Suez Canal Crisis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows long straight dunes along the western edge of the Kalahari Desert, in central Namibia.
PIA24551:
Namibia Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows two of Guatemala's active volcanoes, Fuego and Pacaya erupting when the ASTER nighttime thermal infrared image was acquired on March 5, 2021.
PIA24419:
Pacaya and Fuego Volcanoes, Guatemala
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Etna, Italy, sending rivers of lava down the southeast flank of the volcano. The ASTER visible image shows the extent of the active lava flows (derived from the thermal infrared data).
PIA24418:
Mt. Etna--February 26, 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Etna, Italy, sending rivers of lava down the southeast flank of the volcano, and spewing ashes and volcanic stones over nearby villages.
PIA24417:
Mt. Etna February 2021
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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 2021-02-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Banjul, the capital of The Gambia; it is located on St. Mary's Island, where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean in western Africa.
PIA24416:
Banjul, The Gambia
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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 2021-01-27 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 2021-01-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
PIA24386:
Serabit el-Khadim, Egypt
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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 2021-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Maldives nation, in the Indian Ocean. It faces an environmental threat from sea level rise. To counter this threat, the country is creating a new artificial island, Hulhumale.
PIA24381:
Hulhumale, Maldives
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, which began erupting on December 20, 2020.
PIA24284:
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a strong eruptive episode began, starting December 13, 2020, at Mt. Etna's New SE summit crater.
PIA24283:
Mt. Etna, Italy
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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 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 2020-12-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Kliuchevskoi stratovolcano, erupting almost constantly, and the tallest volcano in Kamchatka.
PIA24282:
Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Providencia Island, located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of Colombia even though located 800 km northwest of mainland Colombia.
PIA24281:
Providencia Island, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) along the Blue Nile River is well under way near the Ethiopia-Sudan border.
PIA24150:
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sea of Galilee (or Sea of Kinneret) in northern Israel, the lowest freshwater lake on Earth.
PIA24130:
Sea of Galilee, Israel
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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 2020-10-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows three super-sensitive gravitational wave-detection systems in America and Europe. The two American LIGO systems are located near Livingston, LA and near Hanford, WA. The European VIRGO system is located near Pisa, Italy.
PIA24129:
Gravity Wave Detectors
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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 2020-09-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Aldan, the administrative center of the Aldansky District in Siberia, Russia. It was founded in 1923 after discovery of rich gold and uranium deposits.
PIA24126:
Aldan, Siberia, Russia
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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 2020-09-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kuril Islands, a volcanic archipelago, stretching 1300 km from Hokkaido, Japan to Kamchatka, Russia.
PIA24020:
Tao-Rusyr Volcano, Kuril Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-15 Earth UAVSAR
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A NASA aircraft equipped with Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) flew above California fires on Sept. 3 and 10 to examine the ground below.
PIA24102:
NASA's UAVSAR Flights Observe California Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-14 Earth Aqua
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This visualization shows a three-day average of carbon monoxide concentrations, from Sept. 6 to14, in the atmosphere over California due to wildfires. Higher concentrations of the gas appear as red and orange regions.
PIA23789:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Monitors Carbon Monoxide From California Wildfires
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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 2020-09-02 Earth AVIRIS-NG
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These images show concentrations of methane in a natural gas plume relative to background air measured by AVIRIS-NG, overlaid on true-color land surface images.
PIA24019:
NASA Instrument Tracks Power Plant Methane Emissions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-01 Earth Terra
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Captured by the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite, this false-color map shows the burn area of the River and Carmel fires in Monterey County, California.
PIA23800:
ASTER Gets a Birdseye View of the Carmel and River Fire Burn Areas
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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 2020-08-19 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 2020-08-19 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 2020-08-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Fitri, located in the center of Chad. It is fed by seasonal rainfall, so its area can triple in wet years. In extreme drought years, the lake may dry out completely.
PIA24018:
Lake Fitri, Chad
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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 2020-08-03 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 2020-08-03 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 2020-07-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows an ash and steam plume emanating from the central crater of Nishinoshima, a small volcanic island located about 1000 km south of Tokyo, Japan.
PIA24017:
Nishinoshima Volcano, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Douglas at 1:53 a.m. local time on July 26, 2020, as the storm swept towards the Hawaiian Islands.
PIA23785:
AIRS Captures Hurricane Douglas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Hanna at 1:35 a.m. local time on July 26, 2020, as the storm swept over southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.
PIA23784:
AIRS Captures Tropical Storm Hanna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Mount Whaleback open pit iron ore mine, located 6 km west of the town of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
PIA24016:
Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-10 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Fay around 2 p.m. local time on July 10, 2020, as the storm swept through New England.
PIA23783:
Tropical Storm Fay 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Al Jowf Province in northwestern Saudi Arabia, 30 years after the area has grown from 22 center-pivot irrigated fields to thousands.
PIA23955:
Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's ASTER instrument imaged areas burned by the Bighorn Fire north of Tucson, Arizona, on June 29. Vegetation is shown in red and burned areas are shown in dark gray.
PIA23691:
Arizona Bighorn Fire 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Berlin's old Tegel airport, soon to be replaced in by a new airport, Berlin-Brandenburg, located 19 km southeast of the city in Schönefeld.
PIA23915:
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Sangay Volcano, Ecuador, which erupted in early June, sending lava flows and pyroclastic flows down its southeastern flank.
PIA23914:
Sangay Volcano, Ecuador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount St. Helens, Washington, just after its eruption on May 18, 1980, 40 years ago.
PIA23913:
Mount St. Helens, Washington
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the many meanders and abandoned paleochannels of the Dneiper River in the Ukraine.
PIA23912:
Dneiper River, Ukraine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-01 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows fires near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine April 4, 2020.
PIA23911:
Ukraine Fires
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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 2020-04-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Nordlingen in southern Germany with its circular 14th century walls.
PIA23851:
Nordlingen, Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Nishinoshima Volcano, a small volcanic island located about 1000 km south of Tokyo.
PIA23846:
Nishinoshima Volcano, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that in northern Argentina's Salta province, the chaco forests, made up of shrubs and hardwood trees, once thrived in the region.
PIA23756:
Salta Province, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-06 Earth OCO-2
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A spatial map of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) below NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite as it flew over Las Vegas on Feb. 8, 2018.
PIA23781:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Measures Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Popocatepetl, Mexico's most active volcano, erupted on February 23, sending blocks and bombs down the volcano's flanks, and emitting an ash column 1 km above the summit.
PIA23680:
Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Japan's Lake Mashu on Hokkaido Island, one of the clearest lakes in the world.
PIA23679:
Lake Mashu, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Niepolmice Forest in Poland, consisting of six nature reserves.
PIA23678:
Niepolmice Forest, Poland
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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 2020-02-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows southwest Romania where the rivers draining the Transylvanian Alps have incised the rough topography of the foothills.
PIA23677:
Gorj Province, Romania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Payun Matru, a large shield volcano capped by a caldera, located in the Andean Volcanic Belt in Argentina.
PIA23670:
Payun Volcanoes, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-15 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team mapped damage in southwestern Puerto Rico following a 6.4-magnitude quake and hundreds of aftershocks. Guanica, west of the city of Ponce, was particularly hard-hit.
PIA23429:
ARIA Maps Damage of Western Puerto Rico After Quakes
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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 2020-01-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Cuatro Cienegas Basin, in the northern Mexican state of Cohuilla.
PIA23535:
Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Mexico
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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 2019-12-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that the Mississippi River continually evolves and changes course over time.
PIA23534:
Mississippi River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco, formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA23533:
Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-20 Moon Apollo 12
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A graphic novel chronicling the historic flight of Apollo 12 is available for download from NASA.
PIA23552:
Apollo 12 Graphic Novel
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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 2019-11-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sichuan Basin, in the northeast Sichuan province of China, surrounded by mountains on all sides and drained by the Yangtzee River.
PIA23532:
Sichuan Basin, China
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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 2019-11-05 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.
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Drought-Stressed Forest Fueled Amazon Fires
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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.
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New Study Shows Atmosphere in the Amazon Drying Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-04 Earth Terra
ASTER
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A large burn scar can be seen from space where the Kincade Fire has burned through Sonoma County, California. The image was taken on Nov. 3, 2019, by the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA23426:
ASTER Sees Kincade Fire Damage From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-31 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Okata, a small village of about 3,000 residents in northwest Japan.
PIA23531:
Okata, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Los Volcanes Natural Park on Lanzarote in the Spanish Canary Islands. It is serving as a training ground to prepare for the next mission to the Moon and Mars.
PIA23526:
Lanzarote, Spanish Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-15 Earth ARIA
SAR
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NASA's ARIA team, along with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, created this map showing damage from Typhoon Hagibis, which struck southwest of Tokyo on Oct. 12, 2019.
PIA23424:
New ARIA Map Shows Damage from Typhoon Hagibis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-09 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wajid Aquifer in Saudi Arabia.
PIA23490:
Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Mozu Tombs, a group of megalithic tombs in Sakai, Japan, in the Osaka Plain.
PIA23460:
Mozu Tombs, Japan
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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 2019-09-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR instrument captured this imagery over the eye of Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 5, 2019.
PIA23423:
NASA's MISR Observes Hurricane Dorian off the South Carolina Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-05 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the volcanic plume is observed over several overpasses on July 2, 2019, days after the Raikoke volcanic eruption.
PIA23421:
NASA's AIRS Displays Sulfur Dioxide Plumes After Raikoke Eruption, June 2019
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Salar de Atacama (Atacama salt flats) in Chile's Atacama Desert. It receives 2 mm rain per year.
PIA23420:
Salar de Atacama, Chile
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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 2019-09-03 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team used satellite data acquired on Sept. 2, 2019, to map flooding in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
PIA23360:
Flooding from Dorian Seen from Space
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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 2019-08-29 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 2019-08-29 Earth Aqua
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An infrared image of Hurricane Dorian, as seen by the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite at 1:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. PDT) on Aug. 29, 2019.
PIA23358:
AIRS Measures the Clouds in Hurricane Dorian
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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 2019-08-23 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019.
PIA23356:
NASA's AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Phoenix, the capital and most populous city in Arizona.
PIA23411:
Phoenix, AZ
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-20 Earth GRACE-FO
Microwave Ranging Instrument
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NASA's GRACE-FO shows that almost all of Greenland continued to lose mass in May 2019 as the ice sheet continues to melt.
PIA23340:
Changes in Mass, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-20 Earth GRACE-FO
Microwave Ranging Instrument
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NASA's GRACE-FO shows North America was almost entirely above its long-term average in mass in May 2019, due to Midwestern flooding, with the runoff raising the Great Lakes to record levels.
PIA22840:
Changes in Mass, North America
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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 2019-08-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the top of Mauna Kea Volcano, Big Island of Hawaii, where the Mauna Kea Observatories, with thirteen telescopes, are located.
PIA23339:
Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Panguna copper ore deposit, discovered in 1969 in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
PIA23338:
Panguna Copper Deposit, Papua New Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team produced this map of earthquake damage in Southern California from the recent temblors in July, 2019.
PIA23354:
NASA's ARIA Team Maps California Quake Damage
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