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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a perspective view, looking toward the Aso volcanic caldera, which indicates the epicenter with a red star.
PIA20591:
NASA Satellite Shows Site of Devastating Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Earth Terra
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On May 6, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of devastating wildfires in Alberta Province, Canada, near the city of Fort McMurray which began on May 1, 2016.
PIA20663:
Large Smoke Plumes from Alberta, Canada Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft reveals signs of life in New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu Volcano which has been on a level 1 volcanic alert for some time, indicating minor volcanic unrest.
PIA20665:
Signs of Life in Mighty New Zealand Volcano seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-10 Earth Terra
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The city of Nome lies on the southern Seward Peninsula coast of Alaska, on the Bering Sea, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20610:
Nome, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Earth Terra
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The wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray in May 13, 2016 and forced the evacuation of an additional 12,000 residents in the area is seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20586:
Devastating Fort McMurray Wildfire in Canada seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Earth Terra
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Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy, is Europe's most active volcano. In mid-May 2016, Mt. Etna put on a display of lava fountaining, ash clouds and lava flows. Three of the four summit craters were active. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 26, 2016.
PIA14456:
Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows St. Matthew Island, a remote island in the Bering Sea in Alaska.
PIA20622:
St. Matthew Island, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Sand Fire in Southern California. The satellite passed over the region on July 23, 2016.
PIA20724:
NASA's MISR Studies Smoke Plumes from California's Sand Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Urmia, a saline lake in northwestern Iran.
PIA20637:
Lake Urmia, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-22 Earth Terra
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The Sherpa fire, seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, in Santa Barbara County, CA has burned over 12 square miles since it started on June 15, 2016. Smoke from the fire reached Los Angeles on the weekend.
PIA20734:
Major Wildfire Near Santa Barbara seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this view of the San Gabriel Mountains and Los Angeles Basin where have burned more than 4,900 acres since June 20, sending up plumes of smoke visible to many in the Los Angeles basin.
PIA20718:
Southern California Wildfires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-01 Earth Terra
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The Erskine wildfire, northeast of Bakersfield, California, is the state's largest to date in 2016. After starting on June 23, the fire has consumed 47,000 acres. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20741:
Impact of Destructive California Wildfire Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Rostov-on-Don, a Russian City on the Don River, 32 kilometers from the Sea of Azov.
PIA20776:
Rostov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this this view of Typhoon Nepartak on July 7, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. local time. On the left is an image from the nadir (vertical pointing) camera, which shows the central portion of Nepartak and the storm's eye.
PIA20719:
Supertyphoon Nepartak Barreling Toward Taiwan Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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The Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley area of Southern California erupted on Friday, July 22, 2016, and rapidly grew to more than 37,000 acres. These images are from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA20720:
Smoke from California's Sand and Soberanes Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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Clew Bay is in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It contains Ireland's best example of sunken glacial drumlins. This image was acquired May 31, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Clew Bay, Ireland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-09 Earth Terra
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The Soberanes fire, in Central California near Big Sur, had grown to more than 67,000 acres when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Aug. 6, 2016.
PIA20725:
Growing Wildfire Near Big Sur, California Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 2, 2016, just prior to the opening of the Summer Olympic Games. The black asterisk marks the location of the Maracanã Stadium where the opening ceremonies were held.
PIA20885:
Site of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over the island of Madeira on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, where a wildfire spread to the capital city of Funchal.
PIA20886:
Deadly Fires Engulfing Madeira seen by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over the island of Madeira on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, where a wildfire spread to the capital city of Funchal.
PIA20887:
Deadly Fires Engulfing Madeira seen by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-10 Earth Terra
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Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows like many cities in Africa, it has seen phenomenal growth in the last 50 years.
PIA20804:
Lilongwe, Malawi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-17 Earth Terra
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On Aug. 16, 2016, at around 10:30 a.m., NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted a brush fire ignited in the Cajon Pass east of Los Angeles, just to the west of Interstate 15 known as the Blue Cut Fire.
PIA20888:
Long Smoke Plumes from California's Destructive Blue Cut Fire Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Chuquicamata, in Chile's Atacama Desert, which is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, by excavated volume.
PIA20973:
Chiquicamata Mine, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20889:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20890:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20891:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 3)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20892:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 4)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite shows a large crack in the Larsen C shelf that has grown by another 13 miles in the past six months. Larsen C is the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica.
PIA20894:
Growing Crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth Terra
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On the afternoon of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Tropical Storm Hermine as it strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane approaching the coast of Florida.
PIA20898:
NASA's MISR Spots Hurricane Hermine Approaching Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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In San Bernardino County, California, the Blue Cut fire burned ferociously for one week starting Aug. 16, 2016. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Sept. 3, 2016. Healthy vegetation is depicted in red, with burnt areas in shades of black.
PIA20899:
Extent of California Blue Cut Fire Devastation Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), a radio telescope in China's Guizhou Province.
PIA20986:
Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-14 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 14, 2016, the eye of Super Typhoon Meranti passed just south of Taiwan as NASA's Terra spacecraft passed directly over the eye.
PIA17309:
Huge Super Typhoon Meranti Over Taiwan Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-16 Earth Terra
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The first Norse settlement of Greenland was at Brattahlid (now Qassiarsuk), as shown in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20996:
Qassiarsuk, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-29 Earth Terra
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Heron Island is located in Queensland, Australia, off the Australian mainland. The island is famous for diving and snorkeling and is a World Heritage-Listed Marine National Park. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on December 22, 2001.
PIA20900:
A Bird's Eye View of Australia's Heron Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-30 Earth Terra
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The Blackhawk landslide, Lucerne Valley, California, is a lobe of marble breccia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21008:
Blackhawk Landslide, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite taken on Sept. 22, 2016, shows a deadly avalanche tumbling down a Tibetan mountain.
PIA21069:
NASA Satellite Eyes Deadly Tibetan Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-04 Earth Terra
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On October 4, 2016, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Matthew . Haiti is completely obscured by Matthew's clouds, but part of the Bahamas is visible to the north.
PIA21070:
Hurricane Matthew over Haiti seen by NASA's MISR Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-13 Earth Terra
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The southernmost tip of Africa is marked by the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21014:
Cape Agulhas, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-08 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the location of a a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck near the town of Cushing, Oklahoma, occurring on Nov. 6, 2016, at 7:44 p.m., local time.
PIA21099:
Oklahoma Area Struck By Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Republic of Maldives, a country located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. It comprises twenty-six atolls, and 1192 coral islands, with an average ground elevation of 1.5 m.
PIA21166:
Republic of Maldives
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2016, the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over New Delhi in the northern portion of the Himalayas, showing thick haze due to extreme air pollution.
PIA21100:
Severe Air Pollution in New Delhi View by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR Mystery Quiz #28. Answers to be provided at a later time.
PIA15375:
MISR Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #28
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shadegan, Iran, which is northeast of where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers enter the Persian Gulf.
PIA21170:
Shadegan, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-01 Earth Terra
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Lying 3 km off the Llyn peninsula of Wales, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Bardsey Island, known as the Island of 20,000 saints. While today's permanent population numbers only four, the island was once an important religious site.
PIA21182:
Bardsey Island, Wales
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-12 Earth Terra
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In far western China is Xinjiang Prefecture, with its capital of Kashgar, as shown in the bottom right of this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21189:
Kashgar, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, which is 125 km off the coast of Africa, and the fourth largest of the archipelago.
PIA21284:
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-01 Earth Terra
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Yamzho Yumco (Sacred Swan) Lake in Tibet is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is one of the three largest sacred lakes, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21304:
Yamzho Yumco Lake, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the western Atlantic off the east coast of North America. The uninhabited islands were first discovered in 1503 by the Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez.
PIA21315:
Bermuda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-09 Earth Terra
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New Zealand contains over 3,000 glaciers, most of which are in the Southern Alps on the South Island. Since 1890, the glaciers have been retreating, with short periods of small advances, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21509:
New Zealand Glaciers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-24 Earth Terra
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In eastern California, along the western edge of the Great Basin, sits Mono Lake, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. This is a salty remnant of a wetter era. Estimates are that the lake existed for at least 760,000 years.
PIA21518:
Mono Lake, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-13 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Diavik Mine in northern Canada.The largest diamond found in North America came from the Diavik Mine. The Foxfire diamond weighs an impressive 187 carats.
PIA21536:
Diavik Mine, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft has spied a rift in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, grown to 110 miles long, making it inevitable that an iceberg larger than Rhode Island will soon calve from the ice shelf.
PIA21581:
NASA's MISR Tracks Growth of Rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-28 Earth Terra
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In the high plains of the Andes in Bolivia, Lake Poopo has virtually vanished, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. Once covering over 3,000 square kilometers, the lake essentially dried up in 2015.
PIA21546:
Lake Poopo, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Goldstrike in northeast Nevada, the largest gold mine in North America.
PIA21665:
Goldstrike Mine, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-02 Earth Terra
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On May 28, 2017, at approximately 2:23 p.m. local time, NASA's Terra satellite passed over the tiny Aleutian island of Bogoslof, Alaska, less than 10 minutes after the eruption began.
PIA21655:
NASA's MISR Spots Alaskan Volcano's Latest Eruption Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Henderson Island, which is part of the United Kingdom's Pitcairn Islands group in the South Pacific.
PIA21691:
Henderson Island, South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument onboard the Terra satellite shows an image from somewhere on Earth. It is part of MISR's Where on Earth Mystery Image Quiz series.
PIA21762:
MISR Where on Earth ...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #29
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acidic crater lake.
PIA21787:
Ijen Volcano, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-01 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Salalah, the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, located in the far southern tip of the country.
PIA21803:
Salalah, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 13, 2017, shows 46,000 burned acres southwest of Pocatello, Idaho, threatening homes and filling the area with smoke.
PIA21875:
Idaho Wildfire Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-17 Moon Terra
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows nine views of Earth. During a lunar maneuver on Aug. 5, 2017, the spacecraft rotated so that each camera saw the almost-full Moon straight on.
PIA21876:
An Unusual View: MISR sees the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Enriquillo, a hypersaline lake in the Dominican Republic.
PIA21815:
Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 18, 2017, shows the Whitewater Fire in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness in Oregon, started by a lightning strike. The smoke clouds sit over the burned area, just west-northwest of Mount Jefferson.
PIA21877:
Oregon Wildfire in Eclipse Zone Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 20, 2017, shows Shiveluch, one of the world's most active volcanoes, poking through above a solid cloud deck, with an ash plume streaming to the west.
PIA21878:
NASA Satellite Images Erupting Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 23, 2017, shows smoke from the Cinder Butte fire, outside of the town of Riley, Oregon.
PIA21879:
Oregon Wildfire Captured in NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth Terra
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Tropical Storm Harvey about noon local time, the day after the storm first made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane.
PIA21927:
Tropical Storm Harvey Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth Terra
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The border between Belize (right) and Guatemala (left) illustrates striking differences between near-pristine forests in Belize and agriculture fields in Guatemala. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 10, 2016.
PIA21826:
Belize-Guatemala Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 5, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area around Bay City, Texas, SW of Houston. Hurricane Harvey caused extensive inland flooding.
PIA21940:
Hurricane Harvey Flooding Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 7, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Irma at approximately 11:20 am local time.
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New NASA Images of Irma's Towering Clouds (Anaglyph)
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This composite image shows Hurricane Irma as viewed by the central, downward-looking camera (left), as well as the wind speeds (right) superimposed on this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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New NASA Images of Irma's Towering Clouds
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On Aug. 21, 2017, as the Moon's shadow passed through the United States, NASA's Terra satellite was capturing images of eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska from its altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the surface.
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MISR Watches Motion of the Moon's Shadow During Total Solar Eclipse Animation Icon
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Westland in the Netherlands is the greenhouse capital of the world. It is the number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on June 12, 2014.
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Westland, The Netherlands
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Minnesota's Northwest Angle is the northernmost point of the continental United States. The Angle became part of the US due to a map error during the 1783 Treaty of Paris. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 22, 2013.
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Northwest Angle, Minnesota
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On Sept. 1, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area the La Tuna Canyon fire began in the foothills north of Los Angeles.
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Scar from One of Los Angeles' Biggest Wildfires Imaged by NASA Satellite
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On Sept. 28, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this nighttime thermal infrared image of Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae island in Vanuatu as it began spewing ash in a moderate eruption, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of all 11,000 residents
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Simmering Vanuatu Volcano Imaged by NASA Satellite
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On Oct. 12, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Northern California's wine country where major fires are burning. The city of Santa Rosa is in the upper left corner; Napa is in the upper right; and Sonoma is in the center.
PIA22046:
Destructive Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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As firefighters continue to work toward full containment of the rash of wildfires burning in Northern California, this image from NASA's Terra satellite acquired on Oct. 21, 2017, shows the growing fire scar on the landscape.
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Impact of Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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The October fires in Northern California were some of the most destructive in the state's history. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired September 7, 2016 and October 28, 2017.
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Northern California Fires
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On Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border near Halabjah, Iraq. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the earthquake-prone area. The epicenter is marked by a yellow star.
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Iran-Iraq Border Quake Region Imaged by NASA Satellite
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The southwestern border of Brunei with Sarawak, Malaysia is strikingly apparent due to differences in land use practice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 10, 2012.
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Brunei-Sarawak Border
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In 1667, the Dutch exchanged Run Island (left-most in the image) with the British for Manhattan (renamed from New Amsterdam to New York). This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired January 5, 2016.
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Run Island, Indonesia
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On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image when a new small eruption sent an ash cloud 1.24 miles (2 kilometers) into the sky after Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano quieted down.
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Indonesia's Active Mount Agung Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas fire, west of Los Angeles, CA, as it continues to advance to the west and north and is threatening a number of coastal communities, including Santa Barbara.
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Destructive Thomas Fire Continues Its Advance in New NASA Satellite Image
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While the Thomas fire in Ventura County, CA is the largest and most destructive, several other smaller fires burned in the Los Angeles area. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired December 17, 2017.
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Creek and Rye Fires, Southern California
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On Dec 26, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California's recorded history. As of January 3, 2018, it was 93 percent contained after burning 282,000 acres and destroying 1,063 structures.
PIA22189:
Devastation from California's Largest Wildfire Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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The island of Eigg is one of the small isles in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, south of the Skye peninsula. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on September 18, 2015.
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Eigg, Scotland
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Suzhou is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired August 2, 2015.
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Suzhou, Jingsu, China
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In the far southeast corner of Libya, in the Libyan Desert, lie the uplifted massifs of Jebel Awenat and Jebel Arkenu. Both expose ancient Precambrian rocks. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired July 19, 2012, and July 31, 2013.
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Jebels Awenat and Arkenu, Libya
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Khurdopin Glacier in Pakistan. A large lake has formed in the Shimshal River, where the glacier has formed a dam.
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Khurdopin Glacier, Pakistan
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Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeast India, and is famous for the floating 'phudmis,' masses of vegetation, soil and organic material. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired March 19, 2018.
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Loktak Lake, India
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On April 30, 2018, NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) captured imagery of the plume top over the active Tinder Fire as it passed overhead on NASA's Terra satellite. The fires ignited in eastern Arizona near the Blue Ridge Reservoir.
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Tinder Fire in Arizona Viewed by NASA's MISR
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The Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline is a toll road in northern Japan, which partially ascends Mount Iwaki stratovolcano, and is notable for its steep gradient and 69 hairpin turns. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 26, 2015.
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Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline, Japan
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This image from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft show recent eruptions of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii (the Big Island).
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Satellite View of Kilauea Eruption
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On May 6, 2018, NASA's Terra satellite captured this view the eruption of the Kilauea volcano as it passed overhead. Much of Hawaii was shrouded by clouds, including the fissure on its eastern point. A plume is visible streaming southwest over the ocean.
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Ash from Kilauea Eruption Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Hawaii's Kilauea's eruption, which began three weeks ago, has produced new lava flows that reached the ocean. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 22, 2018.
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New Image of Kilauea's Lava Flows taken by NASA Spacecraft
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Tristan da Cunha is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic, and the main island. It is the most remote inhabited island group in the world. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired was acquired October 7, 2017.
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Tristan da Cunha Island
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On June 23, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Hawaii's Kilauea volcanic eruption which continues after seven weeks of continuous outpouring of lava over the northeastern part of the island.
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Hawaii's Continuing Kilauea Eruption Seen in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Frisco, Texas, a city along the Shawnee Trail in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has become a bedroom community for workers in Dallas-Fort Worth. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 15, 2018.
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Frisco, Texas
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On June 26, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of 416 Fire which started June 1, 2018, about 13 miles north of Durango, Colorado. Vegetation in shown red, clouds in white, cities and bare rocky areas in gray, and burned area in dark gray.
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Colorado Wildfire Imaged in Infrared by NASA Satellite
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to create new land as flows from fissure 8, one of the most active to break ground since the eruption began in early May, reach the ocean.
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Satellite Imagery Shows Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow
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