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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon GRAIL
MoonKAM
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This image of the far side of the lunar surface, with Earth in the background, is of crater De Forest and was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft.
PIA15514:
MoonKAM Looks Homeward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon GRAIL
MoonKAM
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This image of the lunar surface was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft and shows Crater Poinsot located on the northern part of the moon's far side.
PIA15515:
Far Side of Moon Imaged by MoonKAM
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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These maps of the moon show the 'Bouguer' gravity anomalies as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red areas have stronger gravity, while blue areas have weaker gravity.
PIA16578:
Gravity of the Moon's Crust
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MoonKAM
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Mare Orientale Flyover
PIA16620:
Mare Orientale Flyover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue areas indicate stronger gradients due to underlying mass anomalies.
PIA16579:
GRAIL's Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show the gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission, highlighting a population of linear gravity anomalies.
PIA16580:
Linear Gravity Anomalies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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A profile across one of the linear gravity anomalies found by NASA's GRAIL mission shows that it has higher gravity than the surroundings.
PIA16583:
GRAIL Identifies Moon Dikes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This moon map shows the gravity gradients calculated by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue correspond to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16585:
Lunar Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon from the Lunar Prospector mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16586:
Moon Gravity Field Using Prospector Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16587:
GRAIL's Gravity Field of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data.
PIA16588:
Closer Look at Lunar Highland Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon
PIA16622:
GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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Map of Moon's Crust
PIA16621:
Map of Moon's Crust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map
PIA16623:
GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
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This graphic highlights locations on the moon NASA considers 'lunar heritage sites' and the path NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft will take on their final flight.
PIA16494:
Lunar Heritage Sites and GRAIL's Final Mile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Moon GRAIL
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This is a polar stereographic map of gravity of the north polar region of the moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The map displays the region from latitude 60 north to the pole.
PIA16896:
Gravity at the Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Moon GRAIL
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Global map of crustal thickness of the moon derived from gravity data obtained by NASA's GRAIL spacecraft. The lunar near side is represented on the left hemisphere. The far side is represented in the right hemisphere.
PIA17674:
Moon Crustal Thickness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-27 Moon GRAIL
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This color-coded map shows the strength of surface gravity around Orientale basin on Earth's moon. This plot is zoomed in on the part of that map featuring Orientale basin, where NASA's two GRAIL spacecraft flew extremely low near the end of their mission
PIA21050:
GRAIL Gravity Map of Orientale Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16581:
GRAIL Spots Gravity Anomaly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.
PIA16582:
Gravity Anomaly Intersects Moon Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.
PIA16584:
Moon Dike Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16589:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16600:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
PIA16492:
Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.
PIA16493:
Ebb and Flow's Final Moments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
PIA16602:
Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.
PIA16603:
GRAIL's Final Resting Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
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A view of Earth's moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. This image combines gravity gradient from NASA's GRAIL and LRO.
PIA18821:
On the West Coast of the Ocean of Storms (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
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Topography of Earth's moon generated from data NASA's LRO, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue. The border structures are shown using gravity gradients calculated with data from NASA's GRAIL mission.
PIA18822:
Gravity Gradients Frame Oceanus Procellarum
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-21 Moon Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble shoots the moon in a change of venue from peering at the distant universe, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a look at Earth's closest neighbor in space, the Moon.
PIA01541:
Crater Copernicus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.
PIA18571:
OPALS Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This artist's rendition shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operating from the International Space Station. OPALS was launched to the station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18572:
OPALS on the ISS (Artist's Concept)
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OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes final inspection prior to shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18573:
OPALS Final Inspection
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OPALS
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An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory oversees a fit check during the integration & testing of the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).
PIA18574:
OPALS Fit Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18575:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18576:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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OPALS
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This is a 3-foot (1-meter) aperture main telescope located at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station.
PIA18577:
OPALS Main Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is covered in white thermal blankets awaiting integration with its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18578:
OPALS Thermal Blankets
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OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes final testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18579:
OPALS Final Testing
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OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal at JPL being prepared for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18650:
OPALS Preparation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 Earth ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) dome is located in Table Mountain, California. It is used in conjunction with The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).
PIA18663:
Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures almost all of Quinghai, the largest lake in China. It is located in the Quinghai Province on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau.
PIA11061:
Frozen Lake Quinghai Nanshan, Northern China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Hawke's Bay, one of the 12 local government regions of eastern North Island, New Zealand. It includes larger cities, such as Hastings and Napier.
PIA11014:
North Island, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The impermanent waterways shown here from NASA's EarthKAM are part of Oued Irharrhar, which appear to be carrying sulfur (yellow) and iron (red) deposits. The city of Amguid is located on these waterways, and all lie in the Mouydir Mountains in Algeria.
PIA11015:
Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The light corner of the image from NASA's EarthKAM is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback.
PIA11016:
South Australia, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The Andes Mountains, part of the Southern Cordillera formed from subduction zone volcanism at the convergent boundary of the Nazca plate and the South American plate. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11017:
Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina near Chile Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan and east of the Khabarovski and Primorski Krai of the Russian Far East. With the Kuril Islands, it forms Sakhalin Province.
PIA11018:
Sakhalin Island, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This extraordinary image captures the meeting place of the deep waters of the Tongue of the Ocean and the much shallower, completely submerged Grand Bahama Bank. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11019:
Tongue of the Ocean and Grand Bahama Bank
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image of the Galapagos Islands captures two large shield volcanoes on Isla Isabella, the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11020:
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of the northern end of the Persian Gulf and the broad delta complex of the Tigris, Euphrates, Shatt al Arab, and Karun rivers has captured the arid-looking wetlands of northeast Kuwait (Bubiyan Island).
PIA11021:
The Persian Gulf and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The superb natural harbor at Lisbon is a commercially important European port handling much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain.
PIA11062:
Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image of the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula taken by NASA's EarthKAM on February 12, 2000. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Gulf of California to the east.
PIA11063:
Southern Tip of Baja California, Mexico
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Electronic Still Camera
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The distinctive curve of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the greater Boston urban area are very clear of the northeastern coast of the United States in this image from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11064:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image captures the beauty of a major alluvial fan in Tsinghai, a province located in Northwestern China. This archival image was taken from NASA's Space Shuttle in 1997 as part of its ISS EarthKAM mission.
PIA11067:
Alluvial fan in China
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Electronic Still Camera
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This is an image from NASA's EarthKAM of the Rio Gurupi in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its delta. It is the only open sea delta in the Americas and has more than 70 islands of various sizes.
PIA11065:
Delta of the Gurupi, Maracacume, and Tiriacu Rivers, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This highly oblique image shot over northwestern part of the African continent captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere as seen by NASA's EarthKAM. You can see clouds and even the occasional thunderhead.
PIA11066:
Oblique Shot of Earth
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Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas.
PIA11068:
Atlantic (maybe Caribbean Sea) Ocean and Islands
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Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows pivot irrigation near the city of As Sulayyil (Sulayel), Saudi Arabia. The edge of the Rub' al-Khali or Empty Quarter is visible in the southeast.
PIA11069:
Sand Dunes and Center-Pivot Irrigation in Saudi Arabia
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Electronic Still Camera
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Parts of the vast Ganges delta, in fact the world's largest, lie in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal, India as seen by NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11070:
Ganges River Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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The latest image from NASA's Jason oceanography satellite, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending December 2, 2002, shows the Pacific dominated by two significant areas of higher-than-normal sea level (warmer ocean temperatures).
PIA03889:
El Niņo Continues to Grow
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NASA's Jason oceanography satellite took a 10-day data collection in 2003, indicating that near-equatorial ocean had been very quiet, although sea levels and sea-surface temperatures were near normal or slightly warmer.
PIA04622:
Where is La Niņa?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
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This image from NASA's Jason-1 is a global map of sea surface height of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The image represents data collected and composited over a 10-day period, ending on Nov. 3, 2003.
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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Altimeter
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The image from NASA's Jason satellite show that the equatorial Pacific sea surface levels are higher, indicating warmer sea surface temperatures in the central and west Pacific Ocean on Jan. 23, 2004.
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
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Altimeter
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 15, 2004 showed that Pacific equatorial surface ocean heights and temperatures were near neutral.
PIA06380:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
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Altimeter
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 27, 2004 shows that Pacific equatorial surface ocean heights and temperatures are near neutral.
PIA06381:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
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Altimeter
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Sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending July 27, 2004, show weaker than normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered an eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA06751:
Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niņo Yet
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Altimeter
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NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending November 15, 2004 showed that the central equatorial Pacific continued to exhibit an area of higher-than-normal sea surface heights.
PIA05078:
El Nino: Pumping Up or Fizzling Out?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
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Displayed in blue color is the height of sea surface (shown in blue) measured by NASA's Jason satellite two hours after the initial magnitude 9 earthquake hit the region (shown in red) southwest of Sumatra on December 26, 2004.
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-14 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending February 22, 2005, showed that the central equatorial Pacific continues to exhibit an area of higher-than-normal sea surface heights.
PIA07456:
El Niņo: The Weak, Getting Weaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA's Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06428:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA's Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06427:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-26 Earth Jason-1
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Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) field in the Gulf of Mexico during September 22, 2005. The path of Hurricane Rita is indicated with circles spaced every 3 hours with their size and color representing intensity seen by NASA's Jason satellite.
PIA06342:
NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Caribbean Sea, with the Florida peninsula on the upper right, is based on altimeter data from three satellites including NASA's Jason-1.
PIA03055:
Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean is beginning to exhibit the characteristics of a developing La Niņa condition as NASA's Jason-1 satellite shows gradual cooling of the central equatorial Pacific.
PIA03665:
She's Back? La Niņa Developing?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Jason-1
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In early 2006, a weak La Niņa event kept the temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator a little cooler than normal based on data from NASA's Jason satellite.
PIA08501:
Pacific Climate Calm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Earth Jason-1
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In September 2006, NASA's Jason-1 satellite data indicated that El Niņo had returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean, although it was relatively weak.
PIA01939:
Jason Satellite Observes Mild El Nino in 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-07 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-1 altimetric satellite show that continuing weaker-than-normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered another strong, eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA09038:
Jason Celebrates 5th Anniversary as El Niņo Builds, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-02 Earth Jason-1
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Data of sea-level heights from early February, 2007, by NASA's Jason altimetric satellite show that the tropical Pacific Ocean had transitioned from a warm (El Niņo) to a cool (La Niņa) condition during the prior two months
PIA09208:
Pacific Shows Signs of Morphing From Warm El Nino To Cool La Nina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-08 Earth Jason-1
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This pair of images from the radar altimeter instrument on NASA's US/France Jason mission revealed information on wind speeds and wave heights of Tropical Cyclone Gonu, which reached Category 5 strength in the Arabian Sea prior to landfall in early June.
PIA09602:
Jason Tracks Powerful Tropical Cyclone Gonu's High Winds, Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-07 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Niņa, as shown by data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by NASA's U.S-French Jason altimetric satellite.
PIA10110:
La Niņa Persists
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-22 Earth Jason-1
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One of the strongest La Niņas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by sea-level height data collected by NASA's U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite.
PIA10377:
Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Niņa Linger
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-31 Earth Jason-1
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Data from NASA's Jason satellite shows warming water and melting land ice have raised global mean sea level 4.5 centimeters (1.7 inches) from 1993 to 2008. But the rise is by no means uniform.
PIA11002:
Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:
Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008

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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Earth Jason-1
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This image of sea-surface height measurements from NASA's U.S./French Jason-1 oceanography satellite shows the Pacific Ocean remains locked in a strong, cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
PIA11710:
Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
OSTM/Jason-2
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-06 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
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This image is a 'family portrait' of Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM/Jason-2), NASA satellites that have measured global sea surface heights since 1992.
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Jason-1
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This is the first global map of ocean surface topography produced with data from the interleaved tandem mission of NASA's Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellites.
PIA11859:
First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
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Created with altimeter data from NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite and the Jason-1 satellite, this image shows a portion of the Gulf Stream off the east coast of the United States.
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of the U.S.-European Jason-3 spacecraft over the California coast. Jason-3 will precisely measure the height of the ocean surface, allowing scientists to monitor ocean circulation and sea level.
PIA14439:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France.
PIA14440:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
PIA14441:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Jason-3
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The U.S./European Jason-3 satellite has produced its first map of sea surface height. El Nino is visible as the red blob in the eastern equatorial Pacific.
PIA20532:
Jason-3 Produces First Global Map of Sea Surface Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-06 Earth Jason-3
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This image from the U.S./European Jason-3 satellite shows a comparison of sea surface height with respect to the seasonal cycle and the long-term trend between April 9 and May 9, 2018.
PIA22473:
Downwelling Kelvin Wave in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Earth Juno
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On Oct. 9, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth, using our home planet's gravity to get the final boost it needed to reach Jupiter. The JunoCam instrument captured this monochrome view of Earth.
PIA17542:
Earth from Juno
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
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During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.
PIA17744:
Juno Detects a Ham Radio "HI" from Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
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This frame from a movie was captured by a star tracker camera on NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft. It was taken over several days as Juno approached Earth for a close flyby that would send the spacecraft onward to the giant planet.
PIA17748:
Juno's Approach to the Earth-Moon System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-09 Earth Juno
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This trio of NASA's Junocam views of Earth was taken during Juno's close flyby on October 9, 2013.
PIA14447:
Earth Triptych from NASA's Juno Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-06 Earth Juno
JunoCam
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This image of Earth (at left) and the moon (at right) was taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft as part of a checkout of the probe's instruments following launch.
PIA18427:
Juno's Post-launch view of Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
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This image from NASA's KidSat spans the region of Venetia from the city of Venice, Italy, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea north to the snow-capped Alps. Venice appears in the lower left part of the image, and the Alps appear in the lower right.
PIA00546:
Venice, Italy & the Alps from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-22 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's Kidsat electronic still camera was requested by Buist Academy for the purpose of studying the coast of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.
PIA00547:
Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean Sea from the Shuttle KidSat Camera
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