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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-28 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount San Antonio (more commonly known as Mount Baldy) crowns the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, Calif., in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03345:
Anaglyph, Metro Los Angeles, Calif.: Malibu to Mount Baldy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Most of Los Angeles, California is visible in this computer-generated north-northeast perspective viewed by from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission from above the Pacific Ocean.
PIA03348:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Los Angeles Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, reaches 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, tall enough to maintain a permanent snow cap despite being just south of the equator.This image is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03355:
Perspective with Landsat Overlay, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Mount Meru, Africa, is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro as seen by from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03357:
Stereo Pair with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Mount Meru, an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03358:
Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay, Mount Meru, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Mount St Helens, Washington. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03360:
Anaglyph, Mount St Helens, Washington State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens, Washington, catastrophically erupted, causing the worst volcanic disaster in the recorded history of the United States. This image is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03361:
Stereo Pair, Mount St Helens, Washington State
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-08 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles, California and vicinity seen from space, as viewed by NASA's Landsat 7 satellite from an altitude of 437 miles on May 4, 2001.
PIA03372:
Landsat with SRTM Shaded Relief, Los Angeles and Vicinity from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-08 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Digital elevation models (DEMs), such as those produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, allow user-controlled visualization of the Earth's landforms that is not possible using satellite imagery alone.
PIA03373:
Landsat - SRTM Shaded Relief Comparison, Los Angeles and Vicinity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-23 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles, CA., is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas with a population of about 15 million people. The urban areas mostly cover the coastal plains and lie within the inland valleys. This image is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03376:
Perspective View, SRTM / Landsat, Los Angeles, Calif
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.
PIA03386:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, is of Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03387:
Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, Anaglyph with Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands in this view of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, along the perimeter of the Caribbean Sea. This image is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA03391:
SRTM Perspective with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-13 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Landsat shows the Danube River flows east as it enters this west-looking scene (upper right) and forms the border between Slovakia and Hungary.
PIA04952:
Budapest, Hungary, Perspective View, SRTM Elevation Model with Landsat Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear on the left (west) of this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04960:
Cape Town, South Africa, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The prominent circular feature seen here is known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania. This anaglyph is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04962:
Richat Structure, Mauritania, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert.
PIA04963:
Richat Structure, Mauritania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission shows the Pacific and Santa Monica Mountains, CA, along Malibu Coast, San Fernando Valley, downtown Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, San Gabriel Mountains, and part of the Mojave Desert.
PIA04967:
Library of Congress Model, Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This elevation anaglyph of Los Angeles and adjacent mountainous terrain was created by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04968:
Library of Congress Model, Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea (top to bottom) are Polynesian Islands about 220 kilometers (135 miles) west-northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific. This image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA06660:
Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea, French Polynesia, Landsat and SIR-C Images Compared to SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth LDSD
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
PIA15798:
NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth LDSD
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Members of the team for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) stand in front of the project's saucer-shaped test vehicle at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18019:
LDSD Team in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth LDSD
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This image shows the tower from which the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will hang before a balloon lifts it to high altitudes.
PIA18450:
Launch Tower for LDSD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 Earth LDSD
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will undergo a series of events in the skies above Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of testing future landing technologies for Mars missions.
PIA18451:
Timeline of Events for Planetary Landing Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after its successful engineering flight, the first test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project is lifted aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18517:
Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18518:
LDSD Saucer Aboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18519:
First Seconds of LDSD Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle.
PIA18520:
Saturday Afternoon Swim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, the saucer-shaped test vehicle is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel.
PIA18521:
Saucer Out of the Drink
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth LDSD
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Two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team perch on the test vehicle used in the first flight of NASA's Low-density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18522:
Mach 4 to Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, one of the new technologies being developed as part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, floats just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on June 28, 2014.
PIA18425:
LDSD Chute Beneath the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Moments into its powered flight, NASA'sLow-density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes.
PIA18464:
Departing Saucer Snaps Balloon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Divers retrieve the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18465:
Fishing LDSD out of the Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth LDSD
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA17799:
The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
PIA19683:
LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Earth LDSD
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Two members of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Detachment work on recovering the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
PIA19684:
Saucer Shoal: LDSD Recovery off Kauai
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon Lunar Orbiter
610 Millimeter Lunar Orbiter Camera
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Copernicus is 93 km wide and is located within the Mare Imbrium Basin, northern nearside of the Moon (10 degrees N., 20 degrees W.). This image from NASA's Lunar Orbiter shows crater floor, floor mounds, rim, and rayed ejecta.
PIA00094:
Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-02 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Full resolution detail from one of the first LROC NAC images. At this scale and lighting, impact craters dominate the landscape.
PIA12884:
First LROC Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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On July 4th the Narrow Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter scanned its way towards the north pole at an altitude of 187 km, brushing past the crater Rozhdestvenskiy W.
PIA12886:
Scanning Towards the North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-03 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Close-up view of the lunar highlands, northeast of Clavius crater, taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12885:
Swooping over the Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-10 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The central peak and fractured floor of Compton crater as imaged by the LROC Narrow Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at dusk, image width is ~1720 meters.
PIA12887:
The Fractured Floor of Compton
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Mosaic of a floor-fractured crater, acquired by the Wide Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 560 nm filter. Scene is approximately 160 km across.
PIA12888:
Mapping the Moon with the Wide Angle Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's first look at the Apollo landing sites.
PIA12889:
LROC's First Look at the Apollo Landing Sites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3D. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12890:
The Moon in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-27 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a mare-highlands boundary in northern Mare Frigoris.
PIA12891:
Relative Timing of Geologic Events in Mare Frigoris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-03 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sees bright crater rays and boulders.
PIA12893:
Bright Crater Rays and Boulders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-28 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a terraced wall in Burg Crater.
PIA12892:
Terraced Wall in Bürg Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-04 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sees hummocks and blocks on the ejecta blanket of Tsiolkovskiy crater.
PIA12894:
Hummocks and Blocks and Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-05 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's showing a string of secondary craters from an impact crater to the north, probably Giordano Bruno.
PIA12895:
Stream of Secondary Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-18 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's shows a sinuous rille winding its way across a much larger rille in the heart of the Aristarchus Plateau.
PIA12896:
Rille within a Rille
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This uncalibrated image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's shows the Apollo 14 landing site and nearby Cone crater. The trail followed by the astronauts can clearly be discerned.
PIA12897:
Trail of Discovery at Fra Mauro
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Cracks form in the impact melt sheet on the floor of Necho Crater in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12898:
Necho Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-25 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This is a synthetic perspective view looking south from the Apollo 16 landing area, topography is rendered naturally as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12900:
First LROC Stereo Results
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-31 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is a view from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of a very young impact crater in Balmer basin. The dark streamers are impact melt splashes thrown out during the crater formation.
PIA12901:
Recent Impact
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Boulders perched on the summit of the central peak of Tsiolkovskiy crater are seen in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12902:
Uplift, Boulders of Tsiolkovskiy
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Boulders perched on the summit of the central peak of Tsiolkovskiy crater are seen in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12903:
First Look: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter catches the edge of Mare Moscoviense.
PIA12904:
Where Moscoviense meets the Highlands
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the ejecta blanket and rim of Timocharis crater in southeastern Mare Imbrium.
PIA12905:
Lunar South Pole - Out of the Shadows
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the ejecta blanket and rim of Timocharis crater in southeastern Mare Imbrium.
PIA12906:
Milichius A
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Several sequences were acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter looking across the illuminated limb to quantify scattered light.
PIA12907:
Commissioning Sequences Pave the Way
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The linear rille Rima Ariadaeus is found on the nearside of the Moon, nestled between Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Vaporum in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12908:
Rima Ariadaeus - A Linear Rille
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One month after its first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter passed over the site again providing a new view of the historic site.
PIA12909:
Apollo 11: Second Look
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NASA's Surveyor 1 spacecraft sitting silently on Oceanus Procellarum, the first US spacecraft to land on another planet on June 2, 1966 in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12910:
Surveyor 1 -- America's First Soft Lunar Landing
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This image acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater (center of image) formed by impact of the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB booster.
PIA12911:
Apollo 14 S-IVB Impact Crater
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This image acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater (center of image) formed by impact of the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB booster.
PIA12912:
Ejecta Sweeps the Surface
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Distinctive asymmetrical ejecta surrounding a 140 meter diameter crater in the lunar highlands as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Crater is located on the northeastern rim of the eroded (pre-Nectarian) crater Hommel.
PIA12913:
Asymmetric Ejecta
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures frozen impact melt flows on the floor of Moore F, a farside highlands crater.
PIA12921:
More Impact Melt!
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies many boulder trails are found on the lunar crater walls and basin massifs. Some of the trails are smooth and nearly straight while others are curvy or gouge into the surface.
PIA12914:
Bouncing, Bounding Boulders!
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter takes a look at a fresh crater on the southwest rim of Metius B crater.
PIA12915:
Small Crater on the wall of Metius B
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The same crater, as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, under very different lighting. On the left the Sun was midway to the horizon and on the right the Sun was high, approaching noon.
PIA12916:
Illumination Comparison of a Mare Crater
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High-albedo marks on the lunar surface left by a boulder bouncing down the northeast wall of farside highlands crater Moore F in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12917:
Bright Boulder Trail
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High-albedo marks on the lunar surface left by a boulder bouncing down the northeast wall of farside highlands crater Moore F in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12918:
Epigenes A
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Diverse textures on the floor of Saha E which could be the result of impact melt coating boulders and other deposits on the floor of the crater on the lunar farside in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12919:
The Floor of Saha E
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The Apollo 17 Lunar Module Challenger descent stage comes into focus in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12920:
Exploring the Apollo 17 Site
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spied a very subtle mare-highlands boundary in Mare Moscoviense on the lunar farside, near the center of the Constellation Program region of interest.
PIA12939:
Mare Moscoviense Constellation Site
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New view of the Apollo 12 landing site in Oceanus Procellarum imaged from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mapping orbit.
PIA12922:
Apollo 12 Second Look: Midday on the Ocean of Storms
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Landslide deposits seen on the steep interior slopes of Marius crater taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12923:
Landslides in Marius Crater
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vallis Lorca, one of four lobes that make up Aratus CA in western Mare Serenitatis near the Montes Apennius.
PIA12924:
Aratus CA
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures high noon at Tranquility Base.
PIA12925:
High Noon at Tranquility Base
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark materials excavated by later small impacts show up clearly on the bright ejecta of a small lunar crater to the west.
PIA12926:
Dark Craters on a Bright Ejecta Blanket
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Most mountains on the Earth are formed as plates collide and the crust buckles. Not so for the Moon, where mountains are formed as a result of impacts as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12927:
Mountains of the Moon
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a view of boulders, on the floor of Rutherfurd crater, about to disappear into the shadows of dusk.
PIA12928:
Central Peak of Rutherfurd
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a view of boulders, on the floor of Rutherfurd crater, about to disappear into the shadows of dusk.
PIA12929:
Cluster of Farside Secondary Craters
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures a northeast-trending wrinkle ridge cuts across the plains of Mare Imbrium.
PIA12931:
Wrinkle Ridges of Northwest Mare Imbrium
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures a debris flow extending down the southwest wall of Janssen K crater.
PIA12930:
Debris Flows I
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Frozen impact melt flows on the ejecta blanket of the young impact crater Giordano Bruno in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12932:
Impact Melt Flows on Giordano Bruno
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Graben are common extensional features on the Moon as well as the other terrestrial planets and icy satellites. This graben formed within a larger graben as captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12933:
Pull Apart -- Grabens
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A bottleneck at the start of the lunar sinuous rille within Vallis Alpes formed several morphologic features including a lava pond, a breached dam, and an island in the rille in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12934:
Vallis Alpes
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A subset of NAC Image M112162602L showing landslides (bottom) covering impact melt on the floor (top) of a fresh Copernican-age crater at the edge of Oceanus Procellarum and west of Balboa crater taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12935:
Fresh Copernican Crater
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Seeing small areas of the Moon at 50 cm per pixel often presents unexpected views, and sometimes it is hard to interpret the geology at first glance, much less what is up and what is down, as evidenced by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12936:
Moon or Abstract Expressionism?
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A junction between the rims of three craters on the floor of Peary crater near the lunar north pole is evident in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12937:
Peary Crater: Greetings from the North Pole of the Moon
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Boulders perched atop a wrinkle ridge in Mare Imbrium west of the Montes Teneriffe can be seen in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12938:
Wrinkle Ridge Near Montes Teneriffe
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