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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth SMAP
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NASA's SMAP radiometer instrument measured Hurricane Matthew's wind speeds at 4:52 a.m. PDT (7:52 a.m. EDT) at up to 132 miles per hour (59 meters per second).
PIA21096:
SMAP Takes a New Measure of Hurricane Matthew's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-27 Moon GRAIL
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This color-coded map shows the strength of surface gravity around Orientale basin on Earth's moon. This plot is zoomed in on the part of that map featuring Orientale basin, where NASA's two GRAIL spacecraft flew extremely low near the end of their mission
PIA21050:
GRAIL Gravity Map of Orientale Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA-acquired damage proxy map centered at Norica, Italy, where earthquakes occurred during Oct. 30-31, 2016.
PIA15374:
NASA’s Damage Proxy Map to Assist with Italy Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-25 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This photograph from northwestern New Mexico shows a ridge roughly 30 feet (about 10 meters) tall that formed from lava filling an underground fracture then resisting erosion better than the material around it did.
PIA21266:
'Wing' Dike of Hardened Lava in New Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth SMAP
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The rapid intensification of Hurricane Harvey is seen in this pair of images of ocean surface wind speeds as observed by the radiometer instrument aboard NASA's SMAP satellite at 7:29 a.m. Aug. 24th, 2017 (left) and at 7 p.m. Aug. 25th (right).
PIA21884:
Hurricane Harvey's Rapid Wind Intensification seen by NASA's SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth SMAP
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Images of soil moisture conditions in Texas near Houston, generated by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite before and after the landfall of Hurricane Harvey can be used to monitor changing ground conditions due to Harvey's rainfall.
PIA21926:
NASA SMAP Images Show Texas Soil Moisture Conditions Before/After Hurricane Harvey's Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth SMAP
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A new series of images generated with data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite illustrate the surface flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey from before its initial landfall through August 27, 2017.
PIA21930:
Surface Flooding from Hurricane Harvey Shown in New SMAP Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-31 Earth ARIA
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NASA JPL's ARIA team created this flood proxy map depticting areas of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a reulst of Hurricane Harvey. The map is derived images taken before (July 30, 2017) and after (Aug. 27, 2017) the hurricane made landfall.
PIA21931:
Updated NASA Satellite Flood Map of Southeastern Texas (ALOS-2 Data)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-31 Earth ARIA
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NASA JPL's ARIA team created this flood proxy map depticting areas of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a reulst of Hurricane Harvey. The map is derived images taken before (Aug.5, 2017) and after (Aug. 29, 2017) the hurricane made landfall.
PIA21932:
New NASA Satellite Flood Map of Southeastern Texas (Sentinel-1 Data)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth SMAP
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This pair of images shows ocean surface wind speeds for Hurricane Irma as observed Sept. 4, 2017 (top) and 24.5 hours later at 6:02 a.m. EDT on September 5th (bottom) by the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active SMAP satellite.
PIA21939:
Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Irma Seen in New SMAP Wind Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-13 Earth SMAP
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Data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite have been used to create new surface flooding maps of Southeast Texas and the Tennessee Valley following Hurricane Harvey.
PIA21951:
New NASA Maps Show Flooding Changes In Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth ARIA
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This Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicts areas of Southern Mexico that are likely damaged, shown by red and yellow pixels, from the magnitude 8.1 Chiapas earthquake of Sept. 7, 2017.
PIA21956:
Satellite Radar Detects Damage from Sept. 2017 Chiapas, Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth SMAP
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The radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft captured this image of Hurricane Maria at 6:27 a.m. EDT on Sept. 19, 2017 (10:27 UTC), showing an estimated maximum surface wind speed of 126.6 miles per hour.
PIA21960:
Hurricane Maria's Strengthening Winds Seen in NASA SMAP Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth ARIA
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NASA and its partners are contributing important observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the Sept. 7, 2017 (local time), magnitude 8.1 Oaxaca-Chiapas earthquake in Mexico.
PIA21962:
Sentinel-1 Radar Shows Ground Motion From Sept. 2017 Oaxaca-Chiapas, Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of Central Mexico, including Mexico City, that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) from the magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake of Sept. 19, 2017.
PIA21963:
Satellite Radar Detects Damage from Sept. 19, 2017 Raboso, Mexico, Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-26 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of Eastern Puerto Rico that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of Hurricane Maria.
PIA21964:
NASA Damage Map Aids FEMA's Hurricane Maria Rescue Operation in Puerto Rico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas including the Commonwealth of Dominica, that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of Hurricane Maria.
PIA22037:
Dominica Hurricane Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-18 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas in Northern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of the region's current outbreak of wildfires (including Santa Rosa).
PIA22048:
NASA Damage Map Aids Northern California Wildfire Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas in Southern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of recent wildfires, including the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
PIA22191:
NASA-Produced Map Shows Extent of Southern California Wildfire Damage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Earth 6176x4063x3
This image shows stone stripes on the side of a volcanic cone on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The stripes are made of small rock fragments and they are aligned downhill as freeze-thaw cycles have lifted them up and out of the finer-grained regolith.
PIA22219:
Rock Stripe Pattern on Hawaii's Mauna Kea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this map of Tongatapu, main island of Tonga, following the landfall of Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm that hit Tonga on Feb. 12-13, 2018; the map depicts damaged areas shown by red and yellow pixels.
PIA22257:
Tonga Cyclone Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth 3778x2234x3
This image shows a simulated snapshot of ocean turbulence in the North Atlantic Ocean in March 2012. The colors represent the magnitude of surface relative vorticity, a measure of the spin of fluid parcels.
PIA22256:
NASA Simulation Shows Ocean Turbulence in the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth ARIA
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This map shows the location of the latest Mexico earthquake. The Pinotepa quake in Oaxaca was the largest in the area since a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the Gulf of Tehuantepec in September 2017.
PIA22258:
NASA's ARIA Project Generates New Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Latest Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-15 Earth 1080x810x3
JPL investigators used optical images acquired by Planet Labs' dove satellite constellation to map the spatial extent of the Montecito mudflows that occurred on Jan. 9, 2018, east of Santa Barbara, California.
PIA22343:
Mapping the Extent of California's Deadly Jan. 2018 Mudflows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-12 Earth ENVISAT
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This image shows strain rates on the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey along the east-to-west sequence of earthquakes since 1939. Tectonic strain builds up along this fault -- one of the worlds most deadly earthquake zones -- at a remarkably steady rate.
PIA22412:
Turkish Fault Reveals Seismic Steadiness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-15 Earth MarCO
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The is the first image captured by one of NASA's Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats showing both the CubeSat's unfolded high-gain antenna at right and the Earth and its moon in the center, acquired by MarCO-B on May 9, 2018.
PIA22323:
First Image from MarCO-B
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-06 Earth Jason-3
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This image from the U.S./European Jason-3 satellite shows a comparison of sea surface height with respect to the seasonal cycle and the long-term trend between April 9 and May 9, 2018.
PIA22473:
Downwelling Kelvin Wave in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-23 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS acquired this image the night of July 9, 2018, over Egypt. Yellow and red indicate generally higher temperatures. The River Nile is visible as a thin blue line.
PIA22590:
NASA's ECOSTRESS First Light Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-02 Earth ECOSTRESS
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ECOSTRESS, NASA's Earth-observing mission, detected three wildfires burning in the western US on July 28, 2018, the Carr and Whaleback fires in California, and the Perry Fire in Nevada.
PIA22490:
ECOSTRESS Detects Wildfires in Western U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-08 Earth ARIA
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Scientists with NASA's ARIA used satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia following a deadly, 6.9 magnitude earthquake on August 5, 2018.
PIA22491:
NASA's ARIA Project Generates Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Earthquake beneath Lombok, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-13 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows wind estimates over Hurricane Florence on Sept. 13, 2018. The hurricane has weakened from the 12th to the 13th; however, the overall size and energy of the storm has increased.
PIA22699:
Hurricane Florence seen by SMAP Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-18 Earth ECOSTRESS
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ECOSTRESS, NASA's Earth-observing mission, captured surface temperature variations in Los Angeles, California between July 22 and August 14, a period of extended heat, at different times of day.
PIA22703:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Surface Temperature Variations in Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-20 Earth CubeSat
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This image combines NASA's TEMPEST-D data with a visible image of the storm from NASA's GOES weather satellite revealing the eye of the storm surrounded by towering, intense rain bands.
PIA22652:
Hurricane Florence as Seen from a CubeSat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This image shows the size of NASA's tiny weather satellite, Raincube, in comparison to the International Space Station. RainCube was deployed into low-Earth orbit from the ISS in July, 2018.
PIA22653:
Mini Mission RainCube is Sent into Earth Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This graph shows the first data from NASA's RainCube satellite. The data shows a vertical snapshot of a storm over the mountains in Mexico in late August 2018, as measured by RainCube's radar.
PIA22654:
RainCube Collects First Storm Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows ocean surface winds under Hurricane Michael on Oct. 8, 2018. The hurricane has intensified to a Category 2 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA22747:
SMAP Captures Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 Earth SMAP
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This image from NASA's SMAP shows one more snap shot of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 9, 2018. Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle Wednesday as a major Category 4 storm.
PIA22751:
Hurricane Michael as seen by SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Earth SMAP
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Data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite have been used to create new surface flooding maps near Mexico Beach, Florida following Hurricane Michael.
PIA22754:
NASA's SMAP Detects Flooding from Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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New surface features of the Moon have been discovered in a region called Mare Frigoris. This image is a mosaic composed of many images taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
PIA23209:
The Moon's Mare Frigoris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Scientists have discovered these wrinkle ridges in a region of the Moon called Mare Frigoris. These ridges add to evidence that the Moon has an actively changing surface. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
PIA23210:
Wrinkle Ridges on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image of lobate scarps - a kind of curved hill - was taken near a region of the Moon called Mare Frigoris by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
PIA23236:
Lobate Scarps on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These graben - a kind of trench that is formed as a surface expands - were imaged near a region of the Moon called Mare Frigoris by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
PIA23237:
Graben on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-16 Earth CubeSat
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This image of the greater Los Angeles area was taken on March 29, 2019 by ASTERIA, the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics satellite. The Port of Long Beach is visible near the center of the image.
PIA23124:
ASTERIA Image of Los Angeles 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-16 Earth CubeSat
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This image of the greater Los Angeles area was taken on March 29, 2019, by ASTERIA, the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics satellite. It shows a region of about 43.5 square miles with a resolution of about 100 feet per pixel.
PIA23125:
ASTERIA Image of Los Angeles 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Earth SMAP
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This animation shows a time lapse of sea surface salinity and soil moisture from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from April 2015 through February 2019.
PIA23146:
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity and Soil Moisture Time Lapse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-17 Earth OMG
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These images from NASA's Ocean's Melting Greenland (OMG) mission, show the mass Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier has gained from 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
PIA23147:
Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Year in a Row
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-02 Earth ECOSTRESS
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ECOSTRESS, NASA's Earth-observing mission, captured these surface temperature maps of four European cities in the early mornings of June 27 and 28, 2019, during a heatwave.
PIA23148:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Maps Europe Heat Wave
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-11 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team used InSAR analysis of data from the ALOS-2 satellite to map how much and in what direction the ground moved following two strong Southern California earthquakes on July 4 and July 5, 2019.
PIA23351:
NASA Map Shows Ground Movement from California Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-08 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS image shows plant stress in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica a few months after the onset of a major Central American drought.
PIA22839:
ECOSTRESS Focuses on Costa Rican Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-29 Earth CubeSat
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Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Puerto Rico, as seen by the small satellite TEMPEST-D on Aug. 28, 2019 (local time). The colors in the image reveal the heavy rain and moisture inside the storm.
PIA23414:
Small Satellite TEMPEST-D Sees Hurricane Dorian off Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-04 Earth CubeSat
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Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Florida, as seen by the small satellite TEMPEST-D at 2 a.m. EDT on Sep. 3, 2019 (11 p.m PDT on Sept. 2, 2019). The layers in the animation reveal slices of the hurricane from four depths.
PIA23431:
TEMPEST-D CubeSat Sees Hurricane Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-28 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured new imagery of fires in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Bolivia on Aug. 23, 2019.
PIA23357:
Amazon Fires Seen by NASA's ECOSTRESS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-18 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS imaged Hurricane Dorian's temperature on Sept. 6, 2019 as the storm made landfall in North Carolina. Red colors represent warmer temperatures and purple/blue colors represent cooler temperatures.
PIA23422:
NASA Images Hurricane Dorian's Temperature from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon Lunar Orbiter
610 Millimeter Lunar Orbiter Camera
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Copernicus is 93 km wide and is located within the Mare Imbrium Basin, northern nearside of the Moon (10 degrees N., 20 degrees W.). This image from NASA's Lunar Orbiter shows crater floor, floor mounds, rim, and rayed ejecta.
PIA00094:
Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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The Advanced Land Imager onboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this false-color infrared image of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano on April 17, 2010. A strong thermal source is visible at the base of the Eyjafjallajökull plume.
PIA13053:
NASA Satellite Observes Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 1, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. This false-color image that emphasizes the hottest areas of the vent and resulting lava flows.
PIA18796:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes Iceland Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 6, 2014 NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. Partially covered by clouds, this scene shows the extent of the lava flows that have been erupting.
PIA18802:
Progress of Icelandic Lava Flows Charted by NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On Sept. 8, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, which has been in continuous eruption since 1983. New lava flows can be seen.
PIA18211:
Hawaii Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image on Dec. 1, 2015 when Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua, began erupting on Dec. 1, 2015, after more than a century of inactivity.
PIA20203:
Nicaragua Eruption Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-17 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On June 14, 2011, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this image showing ash-rich volcanic plume billowing out of the vent, punching through a low cloud layer. The plume's grey color is a reflection of its ash content.
PIA14278:
NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft Images Chile's Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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This image shows Iceland's volcanic eruption monitored by NASA's EO-1 spacecraft. To the south is the edge of Dyngjujökull and to the north is the volcano called Askja.
PIA18799:
Iceland Volcanic Eruption Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Advanced Microwave Radiometer (AMR)
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NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite shows the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere beneath the satellite during the period June 22, 2008, to June 29, 2008.
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19297:
Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Captured in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-29 Earth Terra
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The Isle of Jersey (officially called the Bailiwick of Jersey) is the largest Channel Island, positioned in the Bay of Mont St Michel off the north-west coast of France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 23, 2000.
PIA03879:
Isle of Jersey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This image of the San Francisco River channel, and its surrounding flood zone, in Brazil was acquired by band 3N of ASTER's Visible/Near Infrared sensor onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02451:
ASTER's First Views of San Francisco River, Brazil - Visible/near Infrared (VNIR) Image (monochrome)
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This scene scene covers the Red Sea coastline to an inland area of Ethiopia. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02452:
ASTER's First Views of Red Sea, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (monochrome)
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is a color composite covering the Rift Valley inland area of Ethiopia.
PIA02453:
ASTER's First Views of Rift Valley, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (color)
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand on Nov. 8, 2011. The muddy water that had overflowed the banks of the river, flooding agricultural fields and villages, is seen in dark blue and blue-gray.
PIA15072:
NASA Spacecraft Depicts More Flooding in Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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These images of the Island of Hawaii were acquired on March 19, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02604:
ASTER Images the Island of Hawaii
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These images of the San Francisco Bay region were acquired on March 3, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02605:
ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area
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This image of the San Francisco Bay region was acquired on March 3, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02606:
ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area
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This image of the city of Tokyo was acquired on March 22, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02607:
ASTER Images Tokyo
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On April 3, 2000, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra Satellite captured this image of the erupting Mt. Usu volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.
PIA02608:
ASTER Images Mt. Usu Volcano
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This image NASA's Terra satellite is of the Andes along the Chile-Bolivia border. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02654:
ASTER Andes
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The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument with its shadow are all visible in this image of Washington, D.C. from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02655:
ASTER Washington, D.C.
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This image of Saudi Arabia shows a great sea of linear dunes in part of the Rub' al Khali, or the Empty Quarter. Acquired on June 25, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02656:
ASTER Dunes
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The Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Morocco. This image was acquired on July 5, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02657:
ASTER Gibraltar
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The Kunlun fault is one of the gigantic strike-slip faults that bound the north side of Tibet. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on July 20, 2000.
PIA02658:
ASTER Tibet
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Dramatic differences in land use patterns are highlighted in this image of the U.S.-Mexico border acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02659:
ASTER Mexicali
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The Eiffel Tower and its shadow can be seen next to the Seine in the left middle of this image of Paris acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02660:
ASTER Paris
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One of the most important waterways in the world, the Suez Canal runs north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in northeastern Egypt. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on May 19, 2000.
PIA02661:
ASTER Suez Canal
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The pattern on the right half of this image of the Bay of Bengal is the result of two opposing wave trains colliding. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on March 29, 2000.
PIA02662:
ASTER Waves
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this three-dimensional image on May 12, 2000 looking north over Death Valley, California.
PIA02663:
3-D View of Death Valley, California
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The College Fjord with its glaciers was imaged by NASA's Terra satellite on June 24, 2000.
PIA02664:
College Fjord, Prince Williams Sound
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Istanbul, Turkey on June 16, 2000.
PIA02665:
Istanbul, Turkey
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The Red Sea golf resort in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt stands out against the desert landscape in this image acquired NASA's Terra satellite on August 25, 2000.
PIA02667:
ASTER View of Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
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The Grand Canyon is one of North America's most spectacular geologic features as seen in this image acquired NASA's Terra satellite on May 12, 2000.
PIA02668:
3-D View of Grand Canyon, Arizona
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Great Wall of China in the northern Shanxi Province on January 9, 2001.
PIA02669:
Great Wall of China
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on May 2, 2000 over the North Patagonia Ice Sheet in Chile, South America.
PIA02670:
Patagonia Glacier, Chile
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Lake Garda was formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age, and is Italy's largest lake. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2000.
PIA02671:
Lake Garda, Italy
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 3, 2000 captured almost the entire island of Oahu, Hawaii.
PIA02672:
Oahu, Hawaii
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on November 21, 2000 captured almost the entire island of Santorini, Greece.
PIA02673:
Santorini, Greece
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On the night of June 4, 2001 NASA's Terra satellite captured this thermal image of the erupting Shiveluch volcano, located on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA02674:
Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-26 Earth Terra
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Anchorage, Alaska and Cook Inlet are seen in this sub-image, acquired May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. At the center of the image is the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport; in the upper right corner is Elmendorf Air Force Base.
PIA02675:
Anchorage, AK
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-01 Earth Terra
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This simulated natural color image of the German state of North Rhine Westphalia is from NASA's Terra spacecraft covering an area of 30 by 36 km, and was acquired on August 26, 2000.
PIA02676:
Coal Mining, Germany
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2001 shows advancing lava flows on the southern flank of Mt. Etna above the town of Nicolosi.
PIA02677:
Lava Flows During the Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2001 shows a sulfur dioxide plume (in purple) drifting over the city of Catania.
PIA02678:
Sulfur Dioxide Plume During the Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy
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This image of Los Angeles, Calif. was acquired on July 23, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02679:
Los Angeles from Space
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows features that look like folded material are carbonate sand dunes in the shallow waters of Tarpum Bay, southwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.
PIA03877:
Tarpum Bay, Bahamas
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This image of the Nyiragonga volcano eruption in the Congo was acquired on January 28, 2002 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03462:
Nyiragonga Volcano
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