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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.468 MB)     JPEG (529.7 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.29 MB)     JPEG (793 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (36.72 MB)     JPEG (2.512 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.5 MB)     JPEG (608.7 kB)
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.
PIA22506:
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Llullaillaco, a stratovolcano at the border of Argentina and Chile.
PIA22721:
Llullaillaco Volcano, Chile/Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.77 MB)     JPEG (333.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the largest city wall in the world, located in Nanjing, China. It was built between 1366 and 1386 by the Ming Dynasty Emperor Zhu Yuangzhang to enclose and fortify his capital city.
PIA22735:
Nanjing, China City Walls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image of Dagupan and the Lingayen Gulf, showing flooded and water-saturated areas on September 22, 2018. Sediment-laden waters from swollen rivers enter the ocean and appear as blue-green plumes.
PIA22705:
NASA's ASTER Instrument Sees Aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Air Mountains, located in northern Niger and extending over 84,000 square kilometers within the Sahara Desert.
PIA22795:
Air Mountains, Niger
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.05 MB)     JPEG (2.448 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-31 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ventura, California has a coastal site, set against hills and flanked by two rivers.
PIA22841:
Ventura, CA
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.08 MB)     JPEG (1.297 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image of an eruption from Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The background image was acquired July 16, 2018, and the thermal image on November 1, 2018.
PIA22755:
NASA's ASTER Captures Piton de la Fournaise Eruption
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.21 MB)     JPEG (703.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Carajas Mine, the largest open-pit iron ore mine in the world. It is located in the state of Para, northern Brazil.
PIA22861:
Carajas Mine, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.362 MB)     JPEG (326.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on Nov. 24, 2018, following a recent eruption.
PIA22820:
NASA's ASTER Captures Lava Flow, Ash from Guatemala Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.07 MB)     JPEG (1.594 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Saint Croix, a district of the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean Sea.
PIA22894:
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.784 MB)     JPEG (453.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 2018 Kilauea, Hawaii eruption that began in May on Kilauea's East Rift Zone.
PIA22899:
2018 Kilauea East Rift Zone Eruption
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.123 MB)     JPEG (272.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-21 Earth Terra
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This mosaic was created from thumbnail browse images of data from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA22979:
ASTER Global Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.881 MB)     JPEG (746.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the largest building in the world located at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington.
PIA23000:
Boeing Plant, Everett WA
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.63 MB)     JPEG (147.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image on Dec. 22, 2018, of Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano which erupted and partially collapsed.
PIA22821:
ASTER Images Post-eruption Anak Krakatau Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.844 MB)     JPEG (64.95 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Severnaya Zemlya, an archipelago in the Russian high Arctic. It was first charted in 1930.
PIA23018:
October Revolution Island, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.69 MB)     JPEG (1.255 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the after image, acquired Feb. 1, 2019, of a dam burst at a Brazilian iron ore mine.
PIA22824:
NASA's ASTER Shows Brazilian City After Dam Disaster
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.987 MB)     JPEG (176.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Luxor, a city in Upper Egypt, along the Nile. It is the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Waset, known to the Greeks as Thebes.
PIA23060:
Luxor, Egypt
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.069 MB)     JPEG (308.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Potrillo volcanic field, located on the Rio Grande Rift in southern New Mexico.
PIA23065:
Potrillo Volcanic Field, New Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.48 MB)     JPEG (997.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Atlantic Ocean Road, an 8.3 kilometer road that runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averoy in More of Romsdal, Norway.
PIA23096:
Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.36 MB)     JPEG (110.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Karakul in northeast Tajikistan, a hypersaline lake with no external drainage, receiving less than 3 cm precipitation per year.
PIA23102:
Lake Karakul, Tajikistan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.71 MB)     JPEG (1.209 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image on April 10, 2019, of Peru's Sabancaya stratovolcano.
PIA23143:
NASA's ASTER Images Sabancaya Volcano
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.687 MB)     JPEG (443.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the Tierra Del Fuego archipelago of Southern Chile.
PIA23118:
Cape Horn, Chile
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.19 MB)     JPEG (534.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows on the border between Mongolia and China, southward draining ephemeral streams have carved a series of parallel channels.
PIA23196:
Alluvial Fan, China and Mongolia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.95 MB)     JPEG (734.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake St. Clair connects Lake Huron, via the St. Clair River, to Lake Erie, via the Detroit River.
PIA23234:
Lake St. Clair, US and Canada
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.91 MB)     JPEG (1.468 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Raikoke volcanic island, near the center of the Kuril Islands in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwest Pacific Ocean.
PIA23326:
Raikoke Island, Kuril Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.62 MB)     JPEG (623.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Panguna copper ore deposit, discovered in 1969 in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
PIA23338:
Panguna Copper Deposit, Papua New Guinea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.5 MB)     JPEG (678 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the top of Mauna Kea Volcano, Big Island of Hawaii, where the Mauna Kea Observatories, with thirteen telescopes, are located.
PIA23339:
Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.003 MB)     JPEG (372.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Phoenix, the capital and most populous city in Arizona.
PIA23411:
Phoenix, AZ
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.57 MB)     JPEG (2.744 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Salar de Atacama (Atacama salt flats) in Chile's Atacama Desert. It receives 2 mm rain per year.
PIA23420:
Salar de Atacama, Chile
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.488 MB)     JPEG (250 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Mozu Tombs, a group of megalithic tombs in Sakai, Japan, in the Osaka Plain.
PIA23460:
Mozu Tombs, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.766 MB)     JPEG (315.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wajid Aquifer in Saudi Arabia.
PIA23490:
Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (20.35 MB)     JPEG (1.282 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Los Volcanes Natural Park on Lanzarote in the Spanish Canary Islands. It is serving as a training ground to prepare for the next mission to the Moon and Mars.
PIA23526:
Lanzarote, Spanish Canary Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.01 MB)     JPEG (1.189 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-31 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Okata, a small village of about 3,000 residents in northwest Japan.
PIA23531:
Okata, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.314 MB)     JPEG (352.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-04 Earth Terra
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A large burn scar can be seen from space where the Kincade Fire has burned through Sonoma County, California. The image was taken on Nov. 3, 2019, by the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA23426:
ASTER Sees Kincade Fire Damage From Space
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.98 MB)     JPEG (1.333 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sichuan Basin, in the northeast Sichuan province of China, surrounded by mountains on all sides and drained by the Yangtzee River.
PIA23532:
Sichuan Basin, China
Full Resolution:     TIFF (18.25 MB)     JPEG (1.613 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco, formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA23533:
Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco
Full Resolution:     TIFF (42.1 MB)     JPEG (2.67 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that the Mississippi River continually evolves and changes course over time.
PIA23534:
Mississippi River
Full Resolution:     TIFF (29.45 MB)     JPEG (1.536 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Cuatro Cienegas Basin, in the northern Mexican state of Cohuilla.
PIA23535:
Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.715 MB)     JPEG (283.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Payun Matru, a large shield volcano capped by a caldera, located in the Andean Volcanic Belt in Argentina.
PIA23670:
Payun Volcanoes, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.06 MB)     JPEG (1.679 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows southwest Romania where the rivers draining the Transylvanian Alps have incised the rough topography of the foothills.
PIA23677:
Gorj Province, Romania
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.42 MB)     JPEG (1.513 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Niepolmice Forest in Poland, consisting of six nature reserves.
PIA23678:
Niepolmice Forest, Poland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.14 MB)     JPEG (1.537 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Japan's Lake Mashu on Hokkaido Island, one of the clearest lakes in the world.
PIA23679:
Lake Mashu, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.27 MB)     JPEG (574.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Popocatepetl, Mexico's most active volcano, erupted on February 23, sending blocks and bombs down the volcano's flanks, and emitting an ash column 1 km above the summit.
PIA23680:
Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.402 MB)     JPEG (275.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that in northern Argentina's Salta province, the chaco forests, made up of shrubs and hardwood trees, once thrived in the region.
PIA23756:
Salta Province, Argentina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.446 MB)     JPEG (428 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Nishinoshima Volcano, a small volcanic island located about 1000 km south of Tokyo.
PIA23846:
Nishinoshima Volcano, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.722 MB)     JPEG (75.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Nordlingen in southern Germany with its circular 14th century walls.
PIA23851:
Nordlingen, Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.081 MB)     JPEG (92.63 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-01 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows fires near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine April 4, 2020.
PIA23911:
Ukraine Fires, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (48.48 MB)     JPEG (2.098 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the many meanders and abandoned paleochannels of the Dneiper River in the Ukraine.
PIA23912:
Dneiper River, Ukraine
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.958 MB)     JPEG (616.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount St. Helens, Washington, just after its eruption on May 18, 1980, 40 years ago.
PIA23913:
Mount St. Helens, Washington
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12 MB)     JPEG (538.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Sangay Volcano, Ecuador, which erupted in early June, sending lava flows and pyroclastic flows down its southeastern flank.
PIA23914:
Sangay Volcano, Ecuador
Full Resolution:     TIFF (432.9 kB)     JPEG (24.97 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Berlin's old Tegel airport, soon to be replaced in by a new airport, Berlin-Brandenburg, located 19 km southeast of the city in Schönefeld.
PIA23915:
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, Germany
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.32 MB)     JPEG (1.047 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's ASTER instrument imaged areas burned by the Bighorn Fire north of Tucson, Arizona, on June 29. Vegetation is shown in red and burned areas are shown in dark gray.
PIA23691:
Arizona Bighorn Fire 2020
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.99 MB)     JPEG (997.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Al Jowf Province in northwestern Saudi Arabia, 30 years after the area has grown from 22 center-pivot irrigated fields to thousands.
PIA23955:
Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.01 MB)     JPEG (1.219 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Mount Whaleback open pit iron ore mine, located 6 km west of the town of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
PIA24016:
Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine, Australia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.266 MB)     JPEG (235.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows an ash and steam plume emanating from the central crater of Nishinoshima, a small volcanic island located about 1000 km south of Tokyo, Japan.
PIA24017:
Nishinoshima Volcano, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.482 MB)     JPEG (179.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Fitri, located in the center of Chad. It is fed by seasonal rainfall, so its area can triple in wet years. In extreme drought years, the lake may dry out completely.
PIA24018:
Lake Fitri, Chad
Full Resolution:     TIFF (32.23 MB)     JPEG (1.673 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-01 Earth Terra
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Captured by the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite, this false-color map shows the burn area of the River and Carmel fires in Monterey County, California.
PIA23800:
ASTER Gets a Birdseye View of the Carmel and River Fire Burn Areas
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.94 MB)     JPEG (977.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kuril Islands, a volcanic archipelago, stretching 1300 km from Hokkaido, Japan to Kamchatka, Russia.
PIA24020:
Tao-Rusyr Volcano, Kuril Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-24 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2020-10-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna is the focus of this perspective from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The city of Catania is barely visible behind Etna on the bay at the upper left.
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands are the focus of this perspective view from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The image is looking south with the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in the foreground and Etna with its dark lava flows on the skyline.
PIA03370:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy & the Aeolian Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
SIR-C/X-SAR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.
PIA06671:
Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
InSAR
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This still from an animation shows, in exaggerated terms, how the surface of the southern Central Valley of California deformed from the period 2007 to 2011.
PIA16293:
InSAR Measurements of Subsidence in California's Central Valley (June 2007--December 2010) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
MODIS
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On Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image swath over Hurricane Florence as the storm headed for the Eastern seaboard and the Carolinas.
PIA22651:
Hurricane Florence Swath seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image from ESA's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13975:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake (Google Overlay)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image, called a coseismic interferogram, using satellite data from the European Space Agency's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13976:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake devastated the small city of Bam in southeast Iran on December 26, 2003. The two images from ESA's Envisat show similar measures of the radar interferometric correlation in grayscale on the left and in false colors on the right.
PIA06311:
Bam, Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-27 Earth AVIRIS
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This image from NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument (AVIRIS) was collected on May 17, 2010, over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster. In the image, crude oil on the surface appears orange to brown.
PIA13167:
NASA's AVIRIS Aids in Gulf Oil Spill Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth AVIRIS
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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California.
PIA19361:
NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
PIA20717:
California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-08 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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NASA's ER-2 aircraft flew over the wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5, 2017 and acquired these images of active fires visible in red, ground surfaces in green and smoke in blue.
PIA11243:
NASA's AVIRIS Instrument Sheds New Light on Southern California Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-15 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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NASA's Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument onboard an ER-2 aircraft observed wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5-7, 2017.
PIA22194:
Multiple Aspects of the Southern California Wildfires as Seen by NASA's AVIRIS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
PIA20716:
A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This is a combined radar and topography image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar of an area along the Missouri River that experienced severe flooding and levee failure in the summer of 1993.
PIA01806:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River - TOPSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in August, 2000, shows the western end of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02853:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in August, 2000, shows most of the northern coast of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02854:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001, shows the Altamaha River Delta in the Georgia Sea Islands.
PIA03157:
Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03507:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03508:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This image is a shaded relief mosaic of Umnak Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001.
PIA03509:
Shaded Relief Mosaic of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001.
PIA03510:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001.
PIA03511:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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