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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-20 Earth Terra
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Lake Mead supplies water for Arizona, California, Mexico, and other western states. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water level fell to 1075 feet, a record low.
PIA19731:
Lake Mead and Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-27 Earth Terra
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Two hundred years ago, Ascension Island was a barren volcanic edifice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that today its peaks are covered by lush tropical cloud forest.
PIA19738:
Ascension Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, which has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world at 1991 m.
PIA19747:
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Earth Terra
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Northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, seven straight days of torrential rains of up to 16 inches (40 centimeters) in August 2015 resulted in flooding between the cities of Escobar and Campana as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19871:
NASA Spacecraft Tracks Argentine Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Drakelands Mine (previously known as the Hemerdon Mine), a historic tungsten and tin mine located northeast of Plymouth, England.
PIA19757:
Drakelands Mine, England
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the region north of Lake Baikal on Aug. 22, 2015. For weeks, forest fires have been raging in Siberia around Russia's Lake Baikal.
PIA15150:
Wildfires Threatening Ancient Siberian Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-25 Earth Terra
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After lying dormant for 70 years, Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador started erupting the week of Aug. 17, 2015. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on August 22, showing huge columns of ash that affected towns in the region.
PIA15151:
Angry Ecuadorian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-10 Earth Terra
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Point Barrow or Nuvuk, Alaska is the northernmost point of all territory of the United States, as captured in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19775:
Point Barrow, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Salton Sea in south California, which was created in 1905 when spring flooding on the Colorado River breached a canal.
PIA19786:
Salton Sea, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-06 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Ural Mountains, which run 2500 km north-south through western Russia, and form the boundary between Europe and Asia.
PIA19795:
Ural Mountains, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-20 Earth Terra
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In the middle of the Arabian desert the city Green Oasis Wadi Al Dawasir is being developed as a new urban center for the Wadi Al Dawasir region of Saudi Arabia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20077:
Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-27 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 26, 2015, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of northeastern Afghanistan where a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region.
PIA20035:
Earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cancun, a resort city on the east side of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA20086:
Cancun, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-14 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2015, a dam at an iron-ore mine in southeastern Brazil burst, sending a wall of water, clay-red mud and debris downstream, overwhelming several villages in the path as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20156:
Flooding at Iron-Ore Mine, SE Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Orapa diamond mine, the world's largest diamond mine by area. The mine is located in Botswana.
PIA20104:
Orapa Diamond Mine, Botswana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that Egypt has greatly expanded its aquaculture industry along the northeast coast of the Nile Delta compared to 1987.
PIA20216:
Nile Delta Fisheries, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-07 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 6, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Rosario, Argentina located northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Parana River where the floodplain is still under water or wet.
PIA20295:
Argentine Flooding Observed by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the remote town of Yarloop, about 75 miles (120 km) south of the Western Australian capital of Perth, was destroyed as part of a 100,000-acre (405-square km) blaze that started on January 7, 2016.
PIA20363:
Effects of Devastating Australian Bushfires Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost historically active volcano.
PIA20239:
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 Earth Terra
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This image acquired on Jan. 17, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows major flooding along the Mississippi River, affecting Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee; flood warnings were issued for the area around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PIA20364:
Flooding on the Mississippi River Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Poyang Lake, which was once China's largest freshwater lake.
PIA20263:
Poyang Lake, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-29 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Beihai, a city in the south of Guangxi, People's republic of China.
PIA20421:
Beihai, Guanxi, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-02 Earth Terra
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In Dec. 2015, one of Nicaragua's largest volcanoes, Momotombo, erupted for the first time since 1905. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing large ash columns and pyroclasitc flows.
PIA20475:
Momotombo's Fury in Nicaragua Captured by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a cluster of villages known as Mawsynram in India, which is the current world record holder for the wettest place on earth.
PIA20437:
Mawsynram, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Earth Terra
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On March 21, 2016, Torrential rains in the mid-South of the United States in mid-March 2016 produced flooding throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20533:
Persistent Flooding in Louisiana Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a perspective view, looking toward the Aso volcanic caldera, which indicates the epicenter with a red star.
PIA20591:
NASA Satellite Shows Site of Devastating Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals signs of life in New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu Volcano which has been on a level 1 volcanic alert for some time, indicating minor volcanic unrest.
PIA20665:
Signs of Life in Mighty New Zealand Volcano seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-10 Earth Terra
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The city of Nome lies on the southern Seward Peninsula coast of Alaska, on the Bering Sea, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20610:
Nome, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Earth Terra
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The wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray in May 13, 2016 and forced the evacuation of an additional 12,000 residents in the area is seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20586:
Devastating Fort McMurray Wildfire in Canada seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Earth Terra
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Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy, is Europe's most active volcano. In mid-May 2016, Mt. Etna put on a display of lava fountaining, ash clouds and lava flows. Three of the four summit craters were active. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 26, 2016.
PIA14456:
Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows St. Matthew Island, a remote island in the Bering Sea in Alaska.
PIA20622:
St. Matthew Island, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Urmia, a saline lake in northwestern Iran.
PIA20637:
Lake Urmia, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-22 Earth Terra
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The Sherpa fire, seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, in Santa Barbara County, CA has burned over 12 square miles since it started on June 15, 2016. Smoke from the fire reached Los Angeles on the weekend.
PIA20734:
Major Wildfire Near Santa Barbara seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-01 Earth Terra
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The Erskine wildfire, northeast of Bakersfield, California, is the state's largest to date in 2016. After starting on June 23, the fire has consumed 47,000 acres. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20741:
Impact of Destructive California Wildfire Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Rostov-on-Don, a Russian City on the Don River, 32 kilometers from the Sea of Azov.
PIA20776:
Rostov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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Clew Bay is in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It contains Ireland's best example of sunken glacial drumlins. This image was acquired May 31, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18670:
Clew Bay, Ireland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-09 Earth Terra
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The Soberanes fire, in Central California near Big Sur, had grown to more than 67,000 acres when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Aug. 6, 2016.
PIA20725:
Growing Wildfire Near Big Sur, California Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-10 Earth Terra
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Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows like many cities in Africa, it has seen phenomenal growth in the last 50 years.
PIA20804:
Lilongwe, Malawi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Chuquicamata, in Chile's Atacama Desert, which is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, by excavated volume.
PIA20973:
Chiquicamata Mine, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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In San Bernardino County, California, the Blue Cut fire burned ferociously for one week starting Aug. 16, 2016. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Sept. 3, 2016. Healthy vegetation is depicted in red, with burnt areas in shades of black.
PIA20899:
Extent of California Blue Cut Fire Devastation Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), a radio telescope in China's Guizhou Province.
PIA20986:
Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-16 Earth Terra
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The first Norse settlement of Greenland was at Brattahlid (now Qassiarsuk), as shown in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20996:
Qassiarsuk, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-29 Earth Terra
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Heron Island is located in Queensland, Australia, off the Australian mainland. The island is famous for diving and snorkeling and is a World Heritage-Listed Marine National Park. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on December 22, 2001.
PIA20900:
A Bird's Eye View of Australia's Heron Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-30 Earth Terra
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The Blackhawk landslide, Lucerne Valley, California, is a lobe of marble breccia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21008:
Blackhawk Landslide, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite taken on Sept. 22, 2016, shows a deadly avalanche tumbling down a Tibetan mountain.
PIA21069:
NASA Satellite Eyes Deadly Tibetan Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-13 Earth Terra
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The southernmost tip of Africa is marked by the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21014:
Cape Agulhas, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-08 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the location of a a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck near the town of Cushing, Oklahoma, occurring on Nov. 6, 2016, at 7:44 p.m., local time.
PIA21099:
Oklahoma Area Struck By Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Republic of Maldives, a country located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. It comprises twenty-six atolls, and 1192 coral islands, with an average ground elevation of 1.5 m.
PIA21166:
Republic of Maldives
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shadegan, Iran, which is northeast of where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers enter the Persian Gulf.
PIA21170:
Shadegan, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-01 Earth Terra
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Lying 3 km off the Llyn peninsula of Wales, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Bardsey Island, known as the Island of 20,000 saints. While today's permanent population numbers only four, the island was once an important religious site.
PIA21182:
Bardsey Island, Wales
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-12 Earth Terra
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In far western China is Xinjiang Prefecture, with its capital of Kashgar, as shown in the bottom right of this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21189:
Kashgar, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, which is 125 km off the coast of Africa, and the fourth largest of the archipelago.
PIA21284:
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-01 Earth Terra
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Yamzho Yumco (Sacred Swan) Lake in Tibet is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is one of the three largest sacred lakes, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21304:
Yamzho Yumco Lake, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the western Atlantic off the east coast of North America. The uninhabited islands were first discovered in 1503 by the Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez.
PIA21315:
Bermuda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-09 Earth Terra
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New Zealand contains over 3,000 glaciers, most of which are in the Southern Alps on the South Island. Since 1890, the glaciers have been retreating, with short periods of small advances, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21509:
New Zealand Glaciers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-24 Earth Terra
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In eastern California, along the western edge of the Great Basin, sits Mono Lake, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. This is a salty remnant of a wetter era. Estimates are that the lake existed for at least 760,000 years.
PIA21518:
Mono Lake, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-13 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Diavik Mine in northern Canada.The largest diamond found in North America came from the Diavik Mine. The Foxfire diamond weighs an impressive 187 carats.
PIA21536:
Diavik Mine, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-28 Earth Terra
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In the high plains of the Andes in Bolivia, Lake Poopo has virtually vanished, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. Once covering over 3,000 square kilometers, the lake essentially dried up in 2015.
PIA21546:
Lake Poopo, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Goldstrike in northeast Nevada, the largest gold mine in North America.
PIA21665:
Goldstrike Mine, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Henderson Island, which is part of the United Kingdom's Pitcairn Islands group in the South Pacific.
PIA21691:
Henderson Island, South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acidic crater lake.
PIA21787:
Ijen Volcano, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-01 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Salalah, the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, located in the far southern tip of the country.
PIA21803:
Salalah, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 13, 2017, shows 46,000 burned acres southwest of Pocatello, Idaho, threatening homes and filling the area with smoke.
PIA21875:
Idaho Wildfire Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Enriquillo, a hypersaline lake in the Dominican Republic.
PIA21815:
Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 18, 2017, shows the Whitewater Fire in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness in Oregon, started by a lightning strike. The smoke clouds sit over the burned area, just west-northwest of Mount Jefferson.
PIA21877:
Oregon Wildfire in Eclipse Zone Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 20, 2017, shows Shiveluch, one of the world's most active volcanoes, poking through above a solid cloud deck, with an ash plume streaming to the west.
PIA21878:
NASA Satellite Images Erupting Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 23, 2017, shows smoke from the Cinder Butte fire, outside of the town of Riley, Oregon.
PIA21879:
Oregon Wildfire Captured in NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth Terra
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The border between Belize (right) and Guatemala (left) illustrates striking differences between near-pristine forests in Belize and agriculture fields in Guatemala. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 10, 2016.
PIA21826:
Belize-Guatemala Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 5, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area around Bay City, Texas, SW of Houston. Hurricane Harvey caused extensive inland flooding.
PIA21940:
Hurricane Harvey Flooding Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Earth Terra
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Westland in the Netherlands is the greenhouse capital of the world. It is the number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on June 12, 2014.
PIA21986:
Westland, The Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-02 Earth Terra
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Minnesota's Northwest Angle is the northernmost point of the continental United States. The Angle became part of the US due to a map error during the 1783 Treaty of Paris. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 22, 2013.
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Northwest Angle, Minnesota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-09 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 1, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area the La Tuna Canyon fire began in the foothills north of Los Angeles.
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Scar from One of Los Angeles' Biggest Wildfires Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-06 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 28, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this nighttime thermal infrared image of Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae island in Vanuatu as it began spewing ash in a moderate eruption, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of all 11,000 residents
PIA22045:
Simmering Vanuatu Volcano Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-13 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 12, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Northern California's wine country where major fires are burning. The city of Santa Rosa is in the upper left corner; Napa is in the upper right; and Sonoma is in the center.
PIA22046:
Destructive Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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As firefighters continue to work toward full containment of the rash of wildfires burning in Northern California, this image from NASA's Terra satellite acquired on Oct. 21, 2017, shows the growing fire scar on the landscape.
PIA22049:
Impact of Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Earth Terra
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The October fires in Northern California were some of the most destructive in the state's history. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired September 7, 2016 and October 28, 2017.
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Northern California Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-15 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border near Halabjah, Iraq. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the earthquake-prone area. The epicenter is marked by a yellow star.
PIA22112:
Iran-Iraq Border Quake Region Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Earth Terra
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The southwestern border of Brunei with Sarawak, Malaysia is strikingly apparent due to differences in land use practice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 10, 2012.
PIA22034:
Brunei-Sarawak Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-28 Earth Terra
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In 1667, the Dutch exchanged Run Island (left-most in the image) with the British for Manhattan (renamed from New Amsterdam to New York). This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired January 5, 2016.
PIA22133:
Run Island, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-10 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image when a new small eruption sent an ash cloud 1.24 miles (2 kilometers) into the sky after Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano quieted down.
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Indonesia's Active Mount Agung Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas fire, west of Los Angeles, CA, as it continues to advance to the west and north and is threatening a number of coastal communities, including Santa Barbara.
PIA22122:
Destructive Thomas Fire Continues Its Advance in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-18 Earth Terra
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While the Thomas fire in Ventura County, CA is the largest and most destructive, several other smaller fires burned in the Los Angeles area. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired December 17, 2017.
PIA22149:
Creek and Rye Fires, Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-05 Earth Terra
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On Dec 26, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California's recorded history. As of January 3, 2018, it was 93 percent contained after burning 282,000 acres and destroying 1,063 structures.
PIA22189:
Devastation from California's Largest Wildfire Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-10 Earth Terra
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The island of Eigg is one of the small isles in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, south of the Skye peninsula. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on September 18, 2015.
PIA22164:
Eigg, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-01 Earth Terra
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Suzhou is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired August 2, 2015.
PIA22266:
Suzhou, Jingsu, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth Terra
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In the far southeast corner of Libya, in the Libyan Desert, lie the uplifted massifs of Jebel Awenat and Jebel Arkenu. Both expose ancient Precambrian rocks. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired July 19, 2012, and July 31, 2013.
PIA22283:
Jebels Awenat and Arkenu, Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Khurdopin Glacier in Pakistan. A large lake has formed in the Shimshal River, where the glacier has formed a dam.
PIA22304:
Khurdopin Glacier, Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-13 Earth Terra
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Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeast India, and is famous for the floating 'phudmis,' masses of vegetation, soil and organic material. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired March 19, 2018.
PIA22369:
Loktak Lake, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-03 Earth Terra
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The Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline is a toll road in northern Japan, which partially ascends Mount Iwaki stratovolcano, and is notable for its steep gradient and 69 hairpin turns. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 26, 2015.
PIA22385:
Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft show recent eruptions of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii (the Big Island).
PIA22450:
Satellite View of Kilauea Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-24 Earth Terra
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Hawaii's Kilauea's eruption, which began three weeks ago, has produced new lava flows that reached the ocean. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 22, 2018.
PIA22459:
New Image of Kilauea's Lava Flows taken by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Earth Terra
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Tristan da Cunha is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic, and the main island. It is the most remote inhabited island group in the world. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired was acquired October 7, 2017.
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Tristan da Cunha Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-28 Earth Terra
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On June 23, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Hawaii's Kilauea volcanic eruption which continues after seven weeks of continuous outpouring of lava over the northeastern part of the island.
PIA22553:
Hawaii's Continuing Kilauea Eruption Seen in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-26 Earth Terra
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Frisco, Texas, a city along the Shawnee Trail in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has become a bedroom community for workers in Dallas-Fort Worth. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 15, 2018.
PIA22552:
Frisco, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-28 Earth Terra
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On June 26, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of 416 Fire which started June 1, 2018, about 13 miles north of Durango, Colorado. Vegetation in shown red, clouds in white, cities and bare rocky areas in gray, and burned area in dark gray.
PIA22554:
Colorado Wildfire Imaged in Infrared by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to create new land as flows from fissure 8, one of the most active to break ground since the eruption began in early May, reach the ocean.
PIA22489:
Satellite Imagery Shows Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows footprints of clear-cut logging activities in northern California, east of Mt. Shasta.
PIA22613:
Logging in Northern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained near-infrared data of the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption and its impact on the Leilani Estates area on May 15, 2018 (left) and June 23, 2018 (right). New dark areas show where the ground has been covered with lava flows.
PIA22593:
Dramatic Changes from Kilauea Leilani Estates Lava Flows Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows significant evidence of mining in northestern Siberia, along the Chukchi Sea, and 100 kilometers west of Mys Shmidta.
PIA22672:
Gold Mining, Siberia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, which is regarded as the southernmost city in the world.
PIA22685:
Ushuaia, Argentina
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