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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-08 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite made a nighttime overpass of the thunderstorms responsible for the tornadic outbreak over Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
PIA10236:
CloudSat Profiles Tornadic Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.
PIA12179:
Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth CloudSat
AMSR-E
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.
PIA12198:
CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.
PIA13340:
NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft overpassed Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 just as Sandy was approaching the Atlantic coastline. Sandy contained estimated maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (78 knots).
PIA16201:
CloudSat's View of Hurricane Sandy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat passed over Sandy at 10:32 a.m. EDT on Oct. 27, 2012. Light to moderate precipitation associated with parts of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were moving on shore into parts of North Carolina.
PIA16436:
NASA's CloudSat Views Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-22 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.
PIA17413:
NASA's CloudSat Eyes Powerful Typhoon Utor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
PIA19475:
NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth CloudSat
Cloudsat
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NASA's CloudSat flew east of Hurricane Matthew's center on Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), intersecting parts of Matthew's outer rain bands and revealing Matthew's anvil clouds.
PIA21095:
CloudSat Takes a 3D Slice of Hurricane Matthew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over then-Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 26, 2017, at 2:45 p.m. CDT (19:45 UTC) as the storm was nearly stationary over south Texas.
PIA17392:
NASA's CloudSat Sees Tropical Storm Harvey in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (17:45 UTC) as the storm was approaching Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA21947:
Powerful Hurricane Irma Seen in 3D by NASA's CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Maria on Sept. 17, 2017, at 1:23 p.m. EDT (17:23 UTC) as the storm had just strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA21961:
Taking a 3-D Slice of Hurricane Maria's Cloud Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite passed over Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. EDT (19:15 UTC) as the storm was intensifying and moving northwest toward the Florida panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA22753:
NASA's CloudSat Passes Over Hurricane Michael
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth CSIRO Parkes Observatory
Parks Telescope
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This image shows the Parkes telescope in Australia, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Researchers used the telescope to detect the first population of radio bursts known to originate from beyond our galaxy.
PIA17248:
Parkes Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-20 Earth CubeSat
TEMPEST-D
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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 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 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Observations from NASA's Deep Impact mission of the moon's north pole from June 2 to 9, 2009 reveal changes in the amounts of water and hydroxyl.
PIA12222:
Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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This chart highlights observations from NASA's Deep Impact mission of the northern polar regions of the moon acquired on June 9, 2009. The water signature varies significantly across the lunar surface.
PIA12223:
Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Since successfully carrying out its spectacular impact experiment at comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft observed the moon for calibration purposes on several occasions. In June 2009, the northern polar regions were observed.
PIA12224:
Deep Impact Identifies Water on the Lunar Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This orthographic projection is centered on the south polar region of the moon as seen by NASA's Clementine spacecraft. The Schrodinger Basin is located in the lower right of the mosaic.
PIA00001:
South Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Lunar mosaic of ~1500 NASA Clementine images of the north polar region of the moon.
PIA00002:
North Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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The Aristarchus region is one of the most diverse and interesting areas on the Moon. About 500 images from NASA's Clementine spacecraft were processed and combined into a multispectral mosaic of this region.
PIA00090:
Multispectral Mosaic of the Aristarchus Crater and Plateau
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This image taken in 1994 by Clementine 1, Mare Moscoviense (dark albedo feature upper left of image center) and South Pole-Aitken Basin (dark feature at bottom) represent maria regions largely absent on the lunar farside.
PIA00302:
Nearside of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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The dark albedo features Mare Smythii (image center) and Mare Marginis (above Smythii) are visible in this image of the Moon from NASA's Clementine spacecraft.
PIA00303:
East Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Mare Moscoviense (dark albedo feature upper left of image center) and South Pole-Aitken Basin (dark feature at bottom) represent maria regions largely absent on the lunar farside in this image from NASA's Clementine spacecraft.
PIA00304:
Farside View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Maria Orientale (ringed feature just below image center) is just visible from Earth on the extreme western edge of the nearside of the Moon in this image from NASA's Clementine spacecraft.
PIA00305:
West Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-12 Earth DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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During its flight and lunar orbit, NASA's Clementine spacecraft returned images of the planet Earth and the Moon.
PIA00432:
Clementine Images of Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-12 Moon DSPSE
Star Tracker
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In this picture the Moon is seen illuminated solely by light reflected from the Earth--Earthshine from NASA's Clementine spacecraft.
PIA00434:
Clementine Observes the Moon, Solar Corona, and Venus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-09 Earth Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
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The Eastern U.S., Europe, and Japan are brightly lit by their cities, while interiors of Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America are dark and lightly populated in this image created in 2000 by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA02991:
Global City Lights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth E-DECIDER
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A NASA-funded disaster decision support system, provided a number of rapid response map data products to decision makers at the California Earthquake Clearinghouse following its activation for the Aug. 24, 2014 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California
PIA18797:
NASA's E-DECIDER Rapid Disaster Decision Support Products
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-12 Earth Earth Observatory
C-Band SAR
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On Sept. 16, 2015, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck near the coast of central Chile along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. Maps known as interferograms show how the quake moved the ground, as observed by Sentinel-1A
PIA20002:
NASA Looks at Land Surface Changes Following Chilean Quake
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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 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 2010-04-18 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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On Saturday, April 17, 2010, NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this pair of images of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. On the left, new black ash deposits are visible on the ground.
PIA13048:
NASA Satellite Eyes Iceland Volcano Cauldron
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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 2010-05-05 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) imaged Eyjafjallajökull and identified the extent of a lava flow extending northwards from the main eruption vent. This lava flow is slowly carving its way north through the ice cap.
PIA13098:
Iceland Volcano Puffs Ash as Lava Flow Cuts Through Eyjafjallajökull Icecap
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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 2013-06-07 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed Copahue volcano, a 2965 meter high volcano on the Chile-Argentina border, on Jun. 4, 2013. Having recently displayed signs of unrest, the volcano is under close scrutiny by local volcanologists.
PIA17234:
NASA's Earth Observing-1 Keeps Watchful Eye on South American Volcano Copahue
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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 2014-09-03 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 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 2017-02-23 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing spacecraft observed a new eruption at Erta'Ale volcano, Ethiopia, from an altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers) on Jan. 24, 2017.
PIA11239:
NASA Spacecraft Watches as Eruption Reshapes African Volcano
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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 2018-09-18 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 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 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 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 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 2000-08-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This image of California's Hayward fault is an interferogram created using a pair of images taken by ESA's ERS-1 and ERS-2 in June 1992 and September 1997 over the central San Francisco Bay in California.
PIA02651:
Hayward Fault, California Interferogram
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-17 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
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This figure from ESA's Remote Sensing satellites (ERS-1 and ERS-2) shows a comparison of interferograms from four different years mapping the rapid ground subsidence over the Lost Hills oil field in California.
PIA03458:
Lost Hills, California Interferogram
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This frame from an animation depicts a time-series of ground deformation at Mount Etna Volcano between 1992 and 2001. The deformation results from changes in the volume of a shallow chamber centered approximately 5 km (3 miles) below sea level.
PIA13201:
Mount Etna InSAR Time Series Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This frame from an animation depicts variations in surface elevation resulting from the discharge and recharge of groundwater basins in Southern California.
PIA13202:
Southern California INSAR Time Series Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Landsat
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Thematic Mapper (TM)
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A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck a sparsely inhabited area of southeast Iran on March 14, 1998, at 11:10 p.m. local time.
PIA06310:
Shahdad, Southeast Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Silent Earthquake, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica was taken NASA's Galileo camera about 6:20 p.m. PST on December 8, 1990.
PIA00074:
Antarctica - Ross Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These color visualizations of the Moon were obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it left the Earth after completing its first Earth Gravity Assist. The images were acquired Dec. 8-9, 1990.
PIA00075:
Moon Color Visualizations
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in Dec. 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth. Africa stretches from the center to the top of the picture with the Arabian Peninsula off to its right.
PIA00076:
Earth - Full Disk View of Africa
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These pictures of the Moon were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at (right photo) Dec.8, 1990 from a distance of almost 220,000 miles, and at (left photo) Dec. 9, 1990 at a range of more than 350,000 miles.
PIA00077:
Moon - 2 Views of Orientale Basin
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This color image of the Moon was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at 9:35 a.m. PST Dec. 9, 1990, at a range of about 350,000 miles. The concentric, circular Orientale basin, is near the center; the nearside is to the right, the far side to the left.
PIA00113:
Moon Color Composite
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by Galileo at about 6:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.3 million miles from the planet during the first of two Earth flybys on its way to Jupiter.
PIA00114:
Earth - South America (First Frame of Earth Spin Movie) Animation Icon
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This color image of the Simpson Desert in Australia was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at about 2:30 p.m. PST, Dec. 8, 1990, at a range of more than 35,000 miles.
PIA00115:
Earth - Simpson Desert, Central Australia
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This color picture of the limb of the Earth, looking north past Antarctica, is a mosaic of 11 images taken during a ten-minute period near 5:45 p.m. PST Dec. 8, 1990, by NASA's Galileo's imaging system.
PIA00116:
Earth - Antarctica Mosaic
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This color picture of Antarctica is one part of a mosaic of pictures covering the entire Antarctic continent taken during the hours following NASA's Galileo's historic first encounter with its home planet.
PIA00117:
Earth - Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
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This image of the western hemisphere of the Moon was taken through a green filter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at 9:35 a.m. PST Dec. 9 at a range of about 350,000 miles. In the center is the Orientale Basin.
PIA00120:
Moon - Western Hemisphere
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This false color image of the Eastern Coast of Australia was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at about 3:00 p.m. PST, Dec. 8, 1990, at a range of more than 35,000 miles.
PIA00121:
Earth - Eastern Australia Coast
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth.
PIA00122:
Earth - India and Australia
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft early Dec. 12, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.6 million miles from the Earth.
PIA00123:
Earth - Pacific Ocean
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This view of the north polar region of the Moon was obtained by NASA's Galileo's camera during the spacecraft's flyby of the Earth-Moon system on December 7 and 8, 1992.
PIA00126:
Moon - North Pole
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This image of northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula was taken from an altitude of about 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on December 9, 1992, as it left Earth en route to Jupiter.
PIA00127:
Earth - Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
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This mosaic picture of the Moon was compiled from 18 images taken with a green filter NASA's Galileo's imaging system during the spacecraft's flyby on December 7, 1992, some 11 hours before its Earth flyby.
PIA00128:
Moon - 18 Image Mosaic
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This false-color mosaic of part of the Moon was constructed from 54 images taken by the imaging system aboard NASA's Galileo as the spacecraft flew past the Moon on December 7, 1992.
PIA00129:
Moon - False Color Mosaic
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This view of the Moon's north pole is a mosaic assembled from 18 images taken by NASA's Galileo's imaging system through a green filter as the spacecraft flew by on December 7, 1992.
PIA00130:
Moon - North Pole Mosaic
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This false-color mosaic was constructed from a series of 53 images taken through three spectral filters by NASA's Galileo's imaging system as the spacecraft flew over the northern regions of the Moon on December 7, 1992.
PIA00131:
Moon - False Color Mosaic
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This false-color photograph is a composite of 15 images of the Moon taken through three color filters NASA's Galileo's solid-state imaging system during the spacecraft's passage through the Earth-Moon system on December 8, 1992.
PIA00132:
Moon - False Color Mosaic
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Solid-State Imaging
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This false-color mosaic of the central part of the Andes mountains of South America (70 degrees w. longitude, 19 degrees s. latitude) is made up of 42 images acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft from an altitude of about 25,000 kilometers (15,000 miles).
PIA00133:
Earth - False Color Mosaic of the Andes
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Earth Moon conjuntion image created during the second flyby of NASA's Galileo's spacecraft. Brightly colored Earth contrasts strongly with the Moon.
PIA00134:
Earth - Moon Conjunction
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This image of the crescent moon was obtained by the Galileo Solid State imaging system on December 8, 1995 at 5 a.m. PST as NASA's Galileo spacecraft neared the Earth.
PIA00224:
Moon - Western Near Side
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This image of the moon was obtained by the Galileo Solid State imaging system on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. PST as NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed the Earth and was able to view the lunar surface from a vantage point not possible from the Earth.
PIA00225:
Far Side of the Moon
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Solid-State Imaging
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This near-infrared photograph of the Earth was taken by the Galileo spacecraft at 6:07 a.m. PST on Dec. 11, 1990, at a range of about 1.32 million miles. South America is prominent near the center.
PIA00226:
Global View of Earth in the Near-Infrared
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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This multispectral map of Australia and surrounding seas was obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer shortly after closest approach on Dec. 8, 1990 from an altitude of about 50,000 miles.
PIA00227:
Australia Viewed by NIMS
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Two sets of laser pulses transmitted from Earth to a spacecraft over a distance of 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles) in a communications experiment are shown in this long-exposure image made by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's imaging system.
PIA00230:
Galileo Optical Experiment (GOPEX)
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Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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These four images of the Moon are from data acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's Near-Earth Mapping Spectrometer during Galileo's December 1992 Earth/Moon flyby.
PIA00231:
Moon As Seen By NIMS
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This color image of the Earth was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on December 11 as it departed on its 3-year flight to Jupiter, about 2 1/2 days after the second Earth flyby.
PIA00232:
Earth - Departing Image by Galileo
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During its flight, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Earth and Moon. Separate images of the Earth and Moon were combined to generate this view.
PIA00342:
The Earth & Moon
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During its flight, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Moon. The Galileo spacecraft surveyed the Moon on December 7, 1992, on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-1997. Seen here at left is part of the north pole.
PIA00404:
Moon - North Polar Mosaic, Color
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft took this image of Earth's moon on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of the image is the Tycho impact basin.
PIA00405:
Earth's Moon
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Liftoff of STS-34 Atlantis, carrying NASA's Galileo spacecraft and its Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster on October 18, 1989 at 12:35 p.m. EDT. P-35036BC
PIA00726:
Launch of Galileo on STS-34 Atlantis
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Deployment of NASA's Galileo and the IUS from the cargo bay of STS-34 Atlantis at 7:15 p.m. EDT on October 18, 1989. P-35213
PIA00727:
Deployment of Galileo and the IUS
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Global images of Earth from NASA's Galileo orbiter on December 11, 1999. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe.
PIA00728:
Global Images of Earth
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This view of the Earth shows a wonderfully unique but physically impossible view of the southern hemisphere and Antarctica. While a spacecraft could find itself directly over the Earth's pole, roughly half of the image should be in darkness!
PIA00729:
South Polar Projection of Earth
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Terra
Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
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These images of the area around Sudan's capital city of Khartoum capture the river's dynamic nature. They were acquired by NASA's Terra's spacecraft.
PIA03420:
Nile River Fluctuations Near Khartoum, Sudan
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Image taken on August 25, 1992 by NASA's NOAA GOES-7 is of the Americas and Hurricane Andrew.
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The Americas and Hurricane Andrew
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This is an image of equatorial Africa, centered on the equator at longitude 15degrees east. This image is a mosaic of almost 4,000 separate images obtained in 1996 by NASA's L-band imaging radar onboard the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite.
PIA01348:
Radar Mosaic of Africa
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