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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-28 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged the Western United States drought on Oct. 16, 2020, and compared the same area to an image from ECOSTRESS taken a year earlier on Oct. 16, 2019.
PIA24132:
ECOSTRESS Drought Stress Comparison
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-15 Earth ECOSTRESS
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On July 8, 2021, NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument, aboard the space station captured ground surface temperature data over California. Areas in red had surpassed 86 degrees Fahrenheit by 7:16 a.m. local time.
PIA23694:
July 2021 Heat Wave Ground Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over southern Oregon's Bootleg Fire from July 7 to July 22. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23695:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Southern Oregon Bootleg Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over northern California's Dixie Fire from July 15 to July 24. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23696:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Northern California Dixie Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-07 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument produced this Heatmap of the Glass Fire in September, 2020 in Napa, California.
PIA24209:
Glass Fire, September 27, 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-07 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument produced this radiance map of Hurricane Ida making landfall in Louisiana in August, 2021.
PIA24210:
Hurricane Ida, August 27, 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-27 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument produced this Radiance and LST image of the La Palma volcanic eruption.
PIA24916:
La Palma Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-02 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-01 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-09 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-05 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-05 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-05 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-05 Earth Galileo
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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Moon Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Moon Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-09-10 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-29 Earth Galileo
Terra
Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
Solid-State Imaging
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-23 Earth Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 7 (GOES-7)
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Image taken on August 25, 1992 by NASA's NOAA GOES-7 is of the Americas and Hurricane Andrew.
PIA01462:
The Americas and Hurricane Andrew
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-23 Earth Global Rain Forest Mapping Project (GRFM)
JERS-1 SAR
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-06 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Night shot of the 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. The parabolic dish is 70m (230 ft.) in diameter. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes which comprise NASA's DSN.
PIA10953:
70m Antenna at Goldstone, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Moon Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This image from NASA's Deep Space Network depicts the moon's rugged south polar region in two lights. The color image is the highest resolution topography map to date of the moon's south pole.
PIA12077:
Moon's Rugged South Polar Region Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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As the sun sets on July 8, 2010, workers prepare to pour new epoxy grout for the hydrostatic bearing assembly of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13270:
Mars Antenna Ready for Surgery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., checks the evenness of sole plates installed on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13271:
Checking for Even Surfaces
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., pour in a new epoxy grout as the giant 'Mars antenna' undergoes major surgery. The grout is part of the hydrostatic bearing assembly, which enables the antenna to rotate horizontally.
PIA13272:
Pouring the New Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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The giant, 70-meter-wide antenna at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., tracks a spacecraft on Nov. 17, 2009. This antenna, officially known as Deep Space Station 14, is also nicknamed the 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13277:
Tracks of a Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers in Goldstone, Calif., guide a new runner segment into the hydrostatic bearing assembly of a giant, 70-meter-wide (230-foot-wide) antenna that is a critical part of NASA's Deep Space Network.
PIA13320:
New Joints for a Workhorse Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Under the unflinching summer sun, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., use a crane to lift a runner segment that is part of major surgery on a giant, 70-meter-wide antenna.
PIA13321:
Lifting the Runners
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Work began on March 11, 2010 to replace a set of elevation bearings on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13561:
Replacing the Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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The giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex replaced four elevation bearings as part of a major refurbishment.
PIA13562:
Old Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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A major refurbishment of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California's Mojave Desert required workers to jack up millions of pounds of delicate scientific equipment.
PIA13563:
A Heavy-Duty Jack for a Giant Task
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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This image, taken on March 22, 2010, shows the condition of grout that was replaced in the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone, Calif. complex.
PIA13564:
Out with the Old Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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On May 3, 2010, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex removed one of the large steel pads that help the giant 'Mars antenna' rotate sideways.
PIA13429:
Removing Pads from Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex check on a set of jacks used to raise the upper part of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13430:
Checking on the Jacks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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A worker at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex radios to his colleagues that 12 jacks are ready to lift the upper section of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13557:
Jacking up the Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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As part of a major refurbishment for the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, a stringer box is lowered into place.
PIA13558:
Stringer Box Going In
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Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex prepare a support leg that would help raise a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13559:
Prepping a Support Leg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex put into place a set of support legs to help hold up a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna' on May 4, 2010.
PIA13560:
Mars Antenna Gets Legs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Late night in the desert: Goldstone's 230-foot (70-meter) antenna tracks spacecraft day and night. This photograph was taken on Jan. 11, 2012. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17790:
Goldstone 70-Meter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Goldstone's 111.5-foot (34-meter) Beam Waveguide tracks a spacecraft as it comes into view. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17791:
Goldstone 34-meter Beam Waveguide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Goldstone's 230-foot (70-m) antenna tracks under a full moon. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17792:
Goldstone 70-m Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Beam Wave Guide antennas at Goldstone, known as the 'Beam Waveguide Cluster.' They are located in an area at Goldstone called 'Apollo Valley.' The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17793:
Dawn in the Apollo Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Earth GRACE-FO
Microwave Ranging Instrument
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Along NASA's GRACE-FO satellites' ground track (top), the inter-spacecraft distance between them changes as the mass distribution underneath (i.e., from mountains, etc.) varies.
PIA22507:
Recently Launched Twin Satellites Create 'The Himalaya Plot'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-20 Earth GRACE-FO
Microwave Ranging Instrument
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NASA's GRACE-FO shows North America was almost entirely above its long-term average in mass in May 2019, due to Midwestern flooding, with the runoff raising the Great Lakes to record levels.
PIA22840:
Changes in Mass, North America
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Microwave Ranging Instrument
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NASA's GRACE-FO shows that almost all of Greenland continued to lose mass in May 2019 as the ice sheet continues to melt.
PIA23340:
Changes in Mass, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-21 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Gravity is the force that is responsible for the weight of an object and is determined by how the material that makes up the Earth is distributed throughout the Earth. Data is from NASA's Grace satellite.
PIA04652:
New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
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K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This image shows the effect of the December 2004 great Sumatra earthquake on the Earth's gravity field as observed by NASA's GRACE satellite.
PIA03625:
Earthquake Signal Visible in GRACE Data
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K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across Africa and Europe.
PIA12104:
Global Gravity: Africa and Europe
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K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Americas.
PIA12132:
Global Gravity: North and South America
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K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
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K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth's gravity field.
PIA12146:
GRACE Global Gravity Animation Animation Icon
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K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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K-Band Ranging System
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This image is from data taken by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment showing the Amazon basin in South America. The amount of water stored in the Amazon basin varies from month to month.
Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA13243:
Measuring Water Storage in the Amazon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-02 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Groundwater storage trends around the United States as measured by the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites between 2003 and 2012.
PIA16840:
GRACE Measures Groundwater Changes Across the U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-26 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from NASA's Grace animation illustrates the highs and lows of combined land water storage (includes snow, soil moisture, and surface water) over the continental United States.
PIA14268:
GRACE Land Water Storage Monthly Changes over the United States, 2003 Early 2013 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This trio of images depicts satellite observations of declining water storage in California as seen by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites in June 2002 (left), June 2008 (center) and June 2014 (right).
PIA18816:
NASA's GRACE Sees a Drying California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-16 Earth GRACE
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UC Irvine studies using NASA GRACE data find a third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human use, despite little data about how much water remains.
PIA19685:
Study: Third of Big Groundwater Basins in Distress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in South America from 2002-2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20205:
Cumulative Total South America Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in North Africa and the Middle East from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20207:
Cumulative Total Middle East/North Africa Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the United States from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20204:
Cumulative Total U.S. Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-08 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Cumulative total freshwater losses in the South Asia from 2002 to 2015 (in inches) observed by NASA's GRACE mission. Total water refers to all of the snow, surface water, soil water and groundwater combined.
PIA20206:
Cumulative Total India Freshwater Losses as Seen by NASA's GRACE, 2002-15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. GRAIL is a part of NASA's Discovery Program.
PIA10130:
New NASA Mission to Reveal Moon's Internal Structure and Evolution (Artist's Concept)
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12009:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft fly in Tandem Around the Moon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12010:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft -- Crust to Core (Artist's Concept)
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