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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-20 Earth Delta-X
Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR)
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A radar instrument flown by the Delta-X mission captured data on an oil slick off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on September 1, 2021. The data, along with satellite images helped to confirm the presence of the oil slick in the area.
PIA24540:
Delta-X Oil Slick Radar Signal in Gulf of Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-16 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured views of Hurricane Nicholas before and after it made landfall about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
PIA24532:
Hurricane Nicholas Before and After Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of 145 islands that lies 28 km off the tip of Cornwall.
PIA24867:
Isles of Scilly, UK
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-31 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite caught views of Hurricane Ida as the high-end Category 4 storm swept ashore around noon local time on August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
PIA24538:
Hurricane Ida Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Peru's Sabancaya stratovolcano as the years-long eruption continues.
PIA24866:
Sabancaya Volcano, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the St Austell deposits of china clay (kaolinite) at Tregonning Hill, Cornwall.
PIA24865:
St Austell Deposits, Cornwall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR instrument captured smoke plumes from five fires burning in northern California. The highest plume reached about 19,685 feet (6,000 meters) in altitude.
PIA23698:
NASA's MISR Instrument Detects Smoke Plumes Over Northern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-18 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows images, acquired in 2020 and 1984, of Owens Lake in eastern California.
PIA24733:
Owens Lake, CA, 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-17 Earth ARIA
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The map shows the amount of permanent surface movement caused by a 7.2 magnitude quake in western Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021. Blue areas show where the ground moved toward the satellite and red areas show where it moved away from the satellite.
PIA23697:
Satellite Data Shows Ground Motion from August 2021 Haiti Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over northern California's Dixie Fire from July 15 to July 24. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23696:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Northern California Dixie Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over southern Oregon's Bootleg Fire from July 7 to July 22. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23695:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Southern Oregon Bootleg Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the northern tip of Northern Territory, Australia, with the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park spanning the entire Cobourg Peninsula.
PIA24732:
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-15 Earth ECOSTRESS
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On July 8, 2021, NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument, aboard the space station captured ground surface temperature data over California. Areas in red had surpassed 86 degrees Fahrenheit by 7:16 a.m. local time.
PIA23694:
July 2021 Heat Wave Ground Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-15 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the southwestern U.S. from July 1 to July 12, 2021.
PIA23693:
July 2021 Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-08 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada that started around June 26.
PIA24537:
Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Vorkuta, a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia.
PIA24731:
Vorkuta, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, has fallen to its lowest level ever.
PIA24696:
Lake Mead, 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-21 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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This map shows sea level measured by the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite from June 5 to15. Red areas are regions where sea level is higher than normal, and blue areas indicate areas where it's lower than normal.
PIA24533:
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Sea Surface Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, CA (or California Delta).
PIA24691:
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, CA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-07 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
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This animation shows the accumulation of data from NASA's OCO-3 instrument used to create a map of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations that covers about 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
PIA24523:
Carbon Dioxide Over the L.A. Metropolitan Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, the world's largest fossil water aquifer system.
PIA24616:
Nubian Sandstone Aquifer, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Oroville Dam in Northern California. Lake Oroville is the second largest man-made lake in the state of California.
PIA24555:
Lake Oroville, CA, 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-21 Moon Apollo
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Buzz Aldrin took this iconic image of a bootprint on the Moon during the Apollo 11 moonwalk on July 20, 1969.
PIA24439:
Apollo Footprint
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a self-governing overseas collectivity of France, off the southern coast of Newfoundland.
PIA24554:
St. Pierre, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-07 Earth WATSON
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WATSON produced this fluorescence map of a borehole in Greenland's ice. The left panel shows nebulous blobs of biosignatures, and the right panel shows a colorized version, grouping together similar organic chemicals.
PIA24140:
Fluorescence Map of a Greenland Borehole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-07 Earth WATSON
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The tether attached to the top of WATSON and the drill also acts as the power cable and data feed. Care must be taken to ensure a tight connection between the tether and instrument, else the instrument could be lost in the ice.
PIA24170:
Preparing WATSON for Borehole Descent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-07 Earth WATSON
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During 2019 field tests near Greenland's Summit Station,the WATSON instrument is put through its paces to seek out signs of life, or biosignatures, 360 feet (110 meters) down a borehole.
PIA24169:
WATSON's Field Test in Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the southern entrance to the Suez Canal, where over 100 freighters wait their turn to enter and proceed to the Mediterranean Sea.
PIA24553:
Suez Canal Crisis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows long straight dunes along the western edge of the Kalahari Desert, in central Namibia.
PIA24551:
Namibia Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows two of Guatemala's active volcanoes, Fuego and Pacaya erupting when the ASTER nighttime thermal infrared image was acquired on March 5, 2021.
PIA24419:
Pacaya and Fuego Volcanoes, Guatemala
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Etna, Italy, sending rivers of lava down the southeast flank of the volcano. The ASTER visible image shows the extent of the active lava flows (derived from the thermal infrared data).
PIA24418:
Mt. Etna--February 26, 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Etna, Italy, sending rivers of lava down the southeast flank of the volcano, and spewing ashes and volcanic stones over nearby villages.
PIA24417:
Mt. Etna February 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-17 Earth Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows the finely layered internal structure of a stromatolite from the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia.
PIA24240:
Tumbiana Stromatolite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Banjul, the capital of The Gambia; it is located on St. Mary's Island, where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean in western Africa.
PIA24416:
Banjul, The Gambia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-27 Earth 1024x768x3
The eastern shore of Lake Salda in Turkey is a good analog for what an ancient lake may have looked like at Jezero Carter on Mars.
PIA24375:
Lake Salda Beach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-27 Earth 1024x768x3
The rocks seen here along the shoreline of Lake Salda in Turkey were formed over time by microbes that trap minerals and sediments in the water. NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission will search for signs of ancient life on the Martian surface.
PIA24374:
Lake Salda Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
PIA24386:
Serabit el-Khadim, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-25 Earth OMG
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To measure water depth and salinity, the OMG project dropped probes by plane into fjords along Greenland's coast. Shown here is one such fjord in which a glacier is undercut by warming water.
PIA24162:
Glacier Undercutting in Action
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Maldives nation, in the Indian Ocean. It faces an environmental threat from sea level rise. To counter this threat, the country is creating a new artificial island, Hulhumale.
PIA24381:
Hulhumale, Maldives
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, which began erupting on December 20, 2020.
PIA24284:
Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a strong eruptive episode began, starting December 13, 2020, at Mt. Etna's New SE summit crater.
PIA24283:
Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-10 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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This graphic shows radar measurements, called waveforms, collected by the sea level instrument on Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich.
PIA24136:
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich First Light Waveform
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-10 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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The data in this graphic are the first sea surface height measurements from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite (S6MF), which launched Nov. 21, 2020.
PIA24135:
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich First Light Sea Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Kliuchevskoi stratovolcano, erupting almost constantly, and the tallest volcano in Kamchatka.
PIA24282:
Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Providencia Island, located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of Colombia even though located 800 km northwest of mainland Colombia.
PIA24281:
Providencia Island, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) along the Blue Nile River is well under way near the Ethiopia-Sudan border.
PIA24150:
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sea of Galilee (or Sea of Kinneret) in northern Israel, the lowest freshwater lake on Earth.
PIA24130:
Sea of Galilee, Israel
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.272 MB)     JPEG (184.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-28 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged the Western United States drought on Oct. 16, 2020, and compared the same area to an image from ECOSTRESS taken a year earlier on Oct. 16, 2019.
PIA24132:
ECOSTRESS Drought Stress Comparison
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows three super-sensitive gravitational wave-detection systems in America and Europe. The two American LIGO systems are located near Livingston, LA and near Hanford, WA. The European VIRGO system is located near Pisa, Italy.
PIA24129:
Gravity Wave Detectors
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.441 MB)     JPEG (103.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-02 Earth ECOSTRESS
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Throughout the month of September 2020, NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged multiple wildfires across the state of California.
PIA23721:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Images California Wildfires From Space
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.37 MB)     JPEG (633.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Aldan, the administrative center of the Aldansky District in Siberia, Russia. It was founded in 1923 after discovery of rich gold and uranium deposits.
PIA24126:
Aldan, Siberia, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-23 Earth 8000x5955x3
The OASIS project seeks to study fresh water aquifers in the desert as well as ice sheets in places like Greenland. This illustration shows what a satellite with a proposed radar instrument for the mission could look like.
PIA23790:
OASIS Study Project (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kuril Islands, a volcanic archipelago, stretching 1300 km from Hokkaido, Japan to Kamchatka, Russia.
PIA24020:
Tao-Rusyr Volcano, Kuril Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.259 MB)     JPEG (68.11 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-15 Earth UAVSAR
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A NASA aircraft equipped with Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) flew above California fires on Sept. 3 and 10 to examine the ground below.
PIA24102:
NASA's UAVSAR Flights Observe California Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.43 MB)     JPEG (81.83 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-14 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This visualization shows a three-day average of carbon monoxide concentrations, from Sept. 6 to14, in the atmosphere over California due to wildfires. Higher concentrations of the gas appear as red and orange regions.
PIA23789:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Monitors Carbon Monoxide From California Wildfires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.769 MB)     JPEG (106.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-08 Earth ECOSTRESS
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On Sept. 6, NASA's ECOSTRESS imaged active fires across California, including the El Dorado fire near Yucaipa and the Valley fire in Japatul Valley in the southern part of the state.
PIA23788:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Takes Surface Temperature Around California Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.835 MB)     JPEG (361.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-02 Earth AVIRIS-NG
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These images show concentrations of methane in a natural gas plume relative to background air measured by AVIRIS-NG, overlaid on true-color land surface images.
PIA24019:
NASA Instrument Tracks Power Plant Methane Emissions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-01 Earth Terra
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Captured by the ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite, this false-color map shows the burn area of the River and Carmel fires in Monterey County, California.
PIA23800:
ASTER Gets a Birdseye View of the Carmel and River Fire Burn Areas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-27 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS has imaged a temperature profile of an area surrounding a fire-induced tornado in Loyalton, California.
PIA23215:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Sees Fire-Induced Tornado From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-19 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the land surface temperatures around Death Valley in California's Mojave Desert on Aug. 16, 2020. during a heat wave.
PIA23787:
Death Valley Heats Up
Full Resolution:     TIFF (23.97 MB)     JPEG (1.434 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-19 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the land surface temperatures throughout Los Angeles County on Aug. 14, 2020, during a heat wave.
PIA23786:
Los Angeles Heat Wave
Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.81 MB)     JPEG (1.073 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Fitri, located in the center of Chad. It is fed by seasonal rainfall, so its area can triple in wet years. In extreme drought years, the lake may dry out completely.
PIA24018:
Lake Fitri, Chad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-07 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite data to map the extent of likely damage following a massive explosion in Beirut.
PIA23692:
ARIA Damage Map: Beirut Explosion Aftermath
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-03 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS observation shows the burn area and smoke plume created by the Apple fire that was raging in Southern California on Aug. 1, 2020.
PIA23799:
ECOSTRESS Spies Apple Fire's Smoke Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-03 Earth ECOSTRESS
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This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the dry vegetation surrounding the Apple fire that was raging in Southern California on Aug. 1, 2020.
PIA23798:
ECOSTRESS Gauges the Apple Fire's Temperature From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows an ash and steam plume emanating from the central crater of Nishinoshima, a small volcanic island located about 1000 km south of Tokyo, Japan.
PIA24017:
Nishinoshima Volcano, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Douglas at 1:53 a.m. local time on July 26, 2020, as the storm swept towards the Hawaiian Islands.
PIA23785:
AIRS Captures Hurricane Douglas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Hanna at 1:35 a.m. local time on July 26, 2020, as the storm swept over southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.
PIA23784:
AIRS Captures Tropical Storm Hanna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Mount Whaleback open pit iron ore mine, located 6 km west of the town of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
PIA24016:
Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-10 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Fay around 2 p.m. local time on July 10, 2020, as the storm swept through New England.
PIA23783:
Tropical Storm Fay 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Al Jowf Province in northwestern Saudi Arabia, 30 years after the area has grown from 22 center-pivot irrigated fields to thousands.
PIA23955:
Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's ASTER instrument imaged areas burned by the Bighorn Fire north of Tucson, Arizona, on June 29. Vegetation is shown in red and burned areas are shown in dark gray.
PIA23691:
Arizona Bighorn Fire 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Berlin's old Tegel airport, soon to be replaced in by a new airport, Berlin-Brandenburg, located 19 km southeast of the city in Schönefeld.
PIA23915:
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Sangay Volcano, Ecuador, which erupted in early June, sending lava flows and pyroclastic flows down its southeastern flank.
PIA23914:
Sangay Volcano, Ecuador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount St. Helens, Washington, just after its eruption on May 18, 1980, 40 years ago.
PIA23913:
Mount St. Helens, Washington
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the many meanders and abandoned paleochannels of the Dneiper River in the Ukraine.
PIA23912:
Dneiper River, Ukraine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-01 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows fires near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine April 4, 2020.
PIA23911:
Ukraine Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-15 Earth 1920x1080x3
A seafloor vent spews mineral-rich water into the ocean and serves as an energy hub for living creatures.
PIA23686:
White Smoker Ocean Vents
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the town of Nordlingen in southern Germany with its circular 14th century walls.
PIA23851:
Nordlingen, Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Nishinoshima Volcano, a small volcanic island located about 1000 km south of Tokyo.
PIA23846:
Nishinoshima Volcano, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that in northern Argentina's Salta province, the chaco forests, made up of shrubs and hardwood trees, once thrived in the region.
PIA23756:
Salta Province, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-06 Earth OCO-2
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A spatial map of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) below NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite as it flew over Las Vegas on Feb. 8, 2018.
PIA23781:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Measures Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Popocatepetl, Mexico's most active volcano, erupted on February 23, sending blocks and bombs down the volcano's flanks, and emitting an ash column 1 km above the summit.
PIA23680:
Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Japan's Lake Mashu on Hokkaido Island, one of the clearest lakes in the world.
PIA23679:
Lake Mashu, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Niepolmice Forest in Poland, consisting of six nature reserves.
PIA23678:
Niepolmice Forest, Poland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-04 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS sensor shows plants 'waking up' near Lake Superior. The data was acquired by ECOSTRESS during the summer season.
PIA23430:
The ECOSTRESS Mission Spots Plants as They Wake Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows southwest Romania where the rivers draining the Transylvanian Alps have incised the rough topography of the foothills.
PIA23677:
Gorj Province, Romania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Payun Matru, a large shield volcano capped by a caldera, located in the Andean Volcanic Belt in Argentina.
PIA23670:
Payun Volcanoes, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-15 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA team mapped damage in southwestern Puerto Rico following a 6.4-magnitude quake and hundreds of aftershocks. Guanica, west of the city of Ponce, was particularly hard-hit.
PIA23429:
ARIA Maps Damage of Western Puerto Rico After Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-10 Earth ARIA
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This map shows ground changes, or displacement, on the eastern two-thirds of Puerto Rico following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake.
PIA23428:
Puerto Rico Quake Damage Visible From Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Cuatro Cienegas Basin, in the northern Mexican state of Cohuilla.
PIA23535:
Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-16 Earth Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineering model of NASA's Mars 2020 rover makes tracks during a driving test in the Mars Yard, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23498:
Mars 2020 Makes Tracks for the Red Planet in the Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that the Mississippi River continually evolves and changes course over time.
PIA23534:
Mississippi River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco, formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA23533:
Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-20 Moon Apollo 12
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A graphic novel chronicling the historic flight of Apollo 12 is available for download from NASA.
PIA23552:
Apollo 12 Graphic Novel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-15 Earth Mars 2020 Rover
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Scientists from NASA's Mars 2020 and ESA's ExoMars projects study stromatolites, the oldest confirmed fossilized lifeforms on Earth, in the Pilbara region of North West Australia.
PIA23551:
Researching Outback Stromatolites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Sichuan Basin, in the northeast Sichuan province of China, surrounded by mountains on all sides and drained by the Yangtzee River.
PIA23532:
Sichuan Basin, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-05 Earth Terra
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This satellite image, taken by NASA's Earth-observing Terra satellite on Aug. 18, 2019, shows the ECOSTRESS study area in the Amazon Basin and smoke from active fires in the rainforest.
PIA23546:
NASA Terra Satellite Sees Amazon Fires in Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-05 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS sensor measured the stress levels of plants when it passed over the Peruvian Amazon rainforest on Aug. 7, 2019.
PIA23432:
Drought-Stressed Forest Fueled Amazon Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-05 Earth 1440x960x3
The image shows the decline of moisture in the air over the Amazon rainforest.
PIA23425:
New Study Shows Atmosphere in the Amazon Drying Out
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