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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.05 MB)     JPEG (854.1 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.55 MB)     JPEG (940.7 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.886 MB)     JPEG (298.8 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.685 MB)     JPEG (109.8 kB)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-07 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
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This animation shows the accumulation of data from NASA's OCO-3 instrument used to create a map of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations that covers about 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
PIA24523:
Carbon Dioxide Over the L.A. Metropolitan Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, the world's largest fossil water aquifer system.
PIA24616:
Nubian Sandstone Aquifer, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Oroville Dam in Northern California. Lake Oroville is the second largest man-made lake in the state of California.
PIA24555:
Lake Oroville, CA, 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-21 Moon Apollo
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Buzz Aldrin took this iconic image of a bootprint on the Moon during the Apollo 11 moonwalk on July 20, 1969.
PIA24439:
Apollo Footprint
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a self-governing overseas collectivity of France, off the southern coast of Newfoundland.
PIA24554:
St. Pierre, France
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.29 MB)     JPEG (562.3 kB)
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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