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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-07-02 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument on June 19 recorded scorching roads and sidewalks across Phoenix where contact with skin could cause serious burns in minutes to seconds, as indicated in the legend above.
PIA25529:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Maps Burn Risk Across Phoenix Streets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the small island of Handa, off Scotland's northwest coast.
PIA26391:
Handa Island, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows an eruption that began on March 2, 2024 at Fernandina Volcano, Galapagos.
PIA26326:
Fernandina Volcano, Galapagos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Salin-de-Giraud, a major center of salt production on the right bank of the Rhone River in southern France.
PIA26325:
Salin-de-Giraud, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-21 Earth Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE)
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One of the two shoebox-size CubeSats that make up NASA's PREFIRE mission sits on a table at Blue Canyon Technologies. The company built the satellite bus and integrated the JPL-provided thermal infrared spectrometer instrument.
PIA26186:
PREFIRE CubeSat Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-15 Earth Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE)
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This artist's concept depicts one of two PREFIRE CubeSats in orbit around Earth. The NASA mission will measure the amount of far-infrared radiation the planet's polar regions shed to space.
PIA26185:
PREFIRE CubeSat in Earth Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-07 Earth SWOT
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Flooding from monsoon rains covers a wide region of northeast Bangladesh in this Oct. 8, 2023, image showing data from SWOT. The U.S.-French satellite is the first to provide water surface elevation information over entire regions at high resolution.
PIA26343:
SWOT Captures Flooding in Bangladesh
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
PIA26290:
Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia and home to over half the country's population of about 3 million people.
PIA26289:
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-26 Earth 1440x810x3
A NASA-led study combined stream-gauge measurements with computer models of 3 million river segments to create a global picture of how much water Earth's rivers hold. It estimated that the Amazon basin contains about 38% of the world's river water.
PIA26119:
Global Accounting of Earth's River Storage and Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-15 Earth SWOT
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Water depths in Death Valley's temporary lake ranged between about 3 feet (or 1 meter, shown in dark blue) to less than 1.5 feet (0.5 meters, light yellow) from February through early March.
PIA26184:
SWOT Death Valley Lake Depth
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.295 MB)     JPEG (265.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the March 16, 2024, volcanic eruption in Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula.
PIA26288:
March 2024 Iceland Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-26 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows some of the tallest star dunes (or pyramid dunes), over 100 meters high, located in the Erg Chebbi sand sea in southeast Morocco.
PIA26287:
Star Dunes, Morocco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This graph shows global mean sea level (in blue) since 1993. The solid red line indicates the trajectory of this increase, which more than doubled over the past three decades. The dotted red line projects future sea level rise.
PIA26183:
2023 Sea Level Rise Update
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the small town of Orce in the heart of the high plateau of Grenada in southern Spain.
PIA26286:
Orce, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-05 Earth SWOT
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This image shows SWOT satellite data for water surface height in part of Mendocino County, Northern California, on Jan. 15, 2024, before several atmospheric rivers arrived, and on Feb. 4, after the first storms.
PIA26182:
California Coastal Flooding Captured in SWOT Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-02-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Smith Island, located in the Gulf of California, just off the eastern shore of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
PIA26284:
Smith Island, Gulf of California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-02-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows volcanic activity near the town of Grindavik, Iceland on January 14, 2024.
PIA26283:
Grindavik, Iceland Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Rupganj, Bangladesh, one of the top 3 fastest growing cities in the world between 2000 and 2020. The population increased from 76,000 to 482,000.
PIA26282:
Rupganj, Bangladesh
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-17 Earth Landsat
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Zachariae Isstrom, a glacier in northeast Greenland, retreated significantly between 1999 and 2022. A recent study found that it lost 176 billion tons (160 billion metric tons) of ice from 1985 to 2022.
PIA26118:
Retreat of Greenland's Zachariae Isstrom Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-17 Earth Landsat
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Jakobshavn Isbrae, a glacier on Greenland's western coast, retreated significantly between 1985 and 2022, losing about 97 billion tons (88 billion metric tons) of ice.
PIA26117:
Retreat of Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Rinjani Caldera in Indonesia.
PIA26281:
Rinjani Caldera, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-12-20 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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Engineers and technicians prepare NASA's COLDArm robotic arm system for testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in November 2023.
PIA26162:
NASA's COLDArm in Thermal Vacuum Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-12-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Badwater Basin in Death Valley, California, after Hurricane Hilary (August, 2023) dropped a year's worth of rain in a single day.
PIA26197:
Badwater, Death Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-12-11 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
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NASA's EMIT produced its first global maps of hematite, goethite, and kaolinite in Earth's dry regions using data from the year ending November 2023.
PIA26116:
NASA's EMIT Mission Produces Maps of Arid Region Surface Minerals
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-17 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
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EMIT identified a cluster of 12 methane plumes within a 150-square-mile (400-square-kilometer) area of southern Uzbekistan on Sept. 1, 2022. The instrument captured the cluster within a single shot, called a scene by researchers.
PIA26113:
EMIT Identifying Methane Plumes Around the Globe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-08 Earth SWOT
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Data from the SWOT satellite shows sea level anomalies off the coast of Ecuador and Peru on Aug. 12, 2023, and Oct. 3, 2023. The data indicates the development of an El Niño along the west coast of the Americas.
PIA26181:
SWOT Monitors El Niño off Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a severe drought in the Amazon is disrupting transportation, isolating communities and putting wildlife at risk.
PIA26196:
Amazon Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-30 Earth SWOT
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This animation shows global sea level data collected by the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite from July 26 to Aug. 16, 2023.
PIA26100:
SWOT's Detailed View of Global Sea Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-27 Earth NISAR
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NISAR will track wetland flooding to study how these carbon-rich ecosystems are reacting to climate change. It will generate images like this one from an airborne radar that flew over Peru in 2013.
PIA26112:
Radar Image of Amazonian Flooding Similar to Future NISAR Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-27 Earth NISAR
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This composite uses data from two Japanese L-band SAR missions to reveal land-cover change in Brazil's Xingu River basin between 1996 and 2007.
PIA26111:
Composite of Brazil's 'Arc of Deforestation' Shows Imagery NISAR Will Produce
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-18 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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The maps in the animation show sea levels in the Pacific Ocean during early October of 1997, 2015, and 2023, in the run up to El Niño events.
PIA26099:
Comparing Sea Level During El Niño Events
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-18 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mar Menor, in southeast Spain. It is Europe's largest coastal saltwater lagoon.
PIA26009:
Mar Menor, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-27 Earth InSAR
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The team pinpointed hot spots: runway 13/31 at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, is subsiding at a rate of about 0.15 inches per year; part of Newtown Creek, a Superfund site in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is rising unevenly by about 0.06 inches per year.
PIA25528:
Hot Spots of Subsidence, Uplift in New York City
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-27 Earth InSAR
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Mapping vertical land motion across the New York City area, researchers found the land sinking by about 0.06 inches (1.6 millimeters) per year on average. They also detected modest uplift in Queens and Brooklyn.
PIA25527:
Map of New York City Subsidence and Uplift
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.442 MB)     JPEG (516.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-19 Earth SWOT
KaRIn
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This data visualization shows sea surface heights off the northern California coast in August, 2023, as measured by the SWOT satellite.
PIA26091:
SWOT Monitors Warming Waters Off California Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-11 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Channeled Scablands in Washington, formed about 19,000 years ago when glacial Lake Missoula in Montana burst through its ice dam, and a 320 m deep lake emptied in a catastrophic flood that reached the Pacific Ocean.
PIA26008:
Channeled Scablands, Washington
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-30 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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The mighty Yukon River and nearby lakes appear in red in this image produced using data recorded on June 18, 2023, by the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite as it passed over Alaska.
PIA25780:
SWOT Captures the Yukon River in Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-29 Earth COWVR
COWVR
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A pair of weather instruments built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California captured images of Hurricane Franklin as the Category 4 storm moved off the East Coast of the United States on Aug. 29, 2023.
PIA25870:
COWVR, TEMPEST Capture Vital Data on Hurricane Franklin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-29 Earth COWVR
COWVR
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A pair of weather instruments built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California captured images of Hurricane Idalia as the storm approached the Gulf Coast of Florida on Aug. 29, 2023.
PIA25569:
COWVR, TEMPEST Capture Vital Data on Hurricane Idalia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) captured Hurricane Hilary on the morning of Aug. 18, 2023, when it was a Category 4 storm roughly 470 miles (760 kilometers) south of Baja California.
PIA25779:
Hurricane Hilary Captured by NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows areas of deforestation, surrounded by bright green areas of tropical vegetation, in southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The image was acquired September 12, 2019.
PIA26007:
Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-14 Earth Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE)
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The PREFIRE mission will send two CubeSats – shown as an artist's concept against an image of Earth from orbit – into space to study how much heat the planet absorbs and emits from its polar regions, including the Arctic and Antarctica.
PIA25778:
PREFIRE Satellite Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai in 2022. It produced a plume 58 km high, the biggest atmospheric explosion ever recorded.
PIA26006:
Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-08 Earth Suomi NPP
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Amid a record heat wave in July, the Phoenix area saw surfaces such as roads and buildings stay hot long after sunset, as documented in NASA-NOAA satellite data that was used to produce this series of maps.
PIA25868:
Phoenix Land-Surface Temperatures Documented Amid Record Heat
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.431 MB)     JPEG (160.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-07-18 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, an island country in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of central Africa.
PIA25981:
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.66 MB)     JPEG (1.153 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-06-27 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission collected data on sea levels around two of the inhabited islands of Tuvalu, a nation in the South Pacific Ocean that has been threatened with sea level rise.
PIA25777:
SWOT Measures Tuvalu Sea Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-06-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows folded sedimentary rocks which are part of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Belt in Iran, near the southwest shore of the Caspian Sea.
PIA25946:
Folded Rocks, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-06-01 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the world's largest cemetery, Wadi-al-Salam, located in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, west of the Euphrates River, and along the Najaf Sea.
PIA25896:
Najaf, Iraq
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.91 MB)     JPEG (251.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows shade covering shelter farmed ginseng from the effects of direct sunlight in Heilongjiang province, northeast China.
PIA25895:
Heilongjiang Province, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-15 Earth 1440x700x3
A March 2023 study by JPL researchers compared methane emissions in 2020, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, to emissions measured in 2016-17. It found large reductions in overall emission rates.
PIA25864:
Declining Methane Emissions at California Oil Fields and Refineries
Full Resolution:     TIFF (325.1 kB)     JPEG (73.03 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-15 Earth 1440x700x3
A February 2023 study by JPL researchers estimated that annual methane emissions in the Los Angeles Basin fell by about 7%, or 33 million pounds (15 million kilograms).
PIA25863:
Declining Methane Emissions in the Los Angeles Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-12 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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This animation shows Kelvin waves moving across the equatorial Pacific Ocean from west to east during March and April, 2023. The signals can be an early sign of El Niño, and were detected by the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
PIA25776:
Early El Niño Signs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-04-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Sark, part of the English Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy, France.
PIA25859:
Sark, English Channel Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.4 MB)     JPEG (264.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-04-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Notsuke Peninsula, on the east coast of Hokkaido, Japan. Its name is derived from the Ainu word for jawbone.
PIA25858:
Notsuke Peninsula, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-04-05 Earth MODIS
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Of the 24 marine protected areas ranked in the study of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and mapped here, Port Honduras Marine Reserve off southern Belize had the highest coral vulnerability score: 10 out of 12.
PIA25862:
Map Shows Belizean Protected Areas Assessed for Risk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-04-05 Earth MODIS
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Researchers at JPL, alongside colleagues in Belize, used 20 years of data from MODIS, an instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, to assess risk to Belize's coral reefs due to human activity and climate change.
PIA25861:
Study Uses MODIS Data to Determine Belize Coral Reef Risk
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-24 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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This visualization shows water features on New York's Long Island – shown as bright pink splotches. Purple, yellow, green, and dark blue shades represent different land elevations. The data was collected on Jan. 21, 2023, by SWOT's KaRIn instrument.
PIA25774:
SWOT Satellite's Land 'First Light'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-24 Earth 1440x1570x3
This visualization shows sea surface height measurements of the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. The data was collected on Jan. 21, 2023, by seven satellites currently in operation.
PIA25773:
Sea Level Visualization of Gulf Stream
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.24 MB)     JPEG (159 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-24 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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This visualization shows sea surface height measurements in the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. The data was collected on Jan. 21, 2023, by an instrument on the SWOT satellite called KaRIn.
PIA25772:
SWOT Satellite's Sea Level 'First Light'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Mir mine in Siberia, an open pit diamond mine, more than 525 m deep and 1200 m in diameter, making it one of the largest in the world.
PIA25856:
Mir Diamond Mine, Siberia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-17 Earth 3300x2550x3
This graphic shows rising sea levels (in blue) from data recorded by a series of five satellites starting in 1993. The solid red line shows the trajectory of rise from 1993 to 2022. By 2040, sea levels could be 3.66 inches (9.3 cm) higher than today.
PIA25775:
30 Years of Sea Level Rise
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.404 MB)     JPEG (446.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Chausey, a group of small islands and islets off the coast of Normandy and part of the French Channel Islands.
PIA25800:
Chausey, French Channel Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Poniente Almeriense in Almeria, Spain, also known as the Sea of Plastic due to the multitude of greenhouses that cover the area.
PIA25791:
Poniente Almeriense, Spain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-23 Earth COWVR
COWVR
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Data from the COWVR and TEMPEST instruments aboard the ISS was used to create this image of Tropical Cyclone Mandous, which forecasters used to understand the December 2022 storm's intensity and predict its path toward southern India.
PIA25565:
COWVR, TEMPEST Track Tropical Cyclone Mandous
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Chaine des Puys, a chain of 48 cinder cones, 8 lava domes and 15 maars (explosion craters) in central France, west of Clermont-Ferrand.
PIA25798:
Chaine des Puys, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-09 Earth ARIA
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The magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes that struck southern Turkey and western Syria on February 6, 2023, caused widespread destruction in both countries.
PIA25564:
Satellites Assess Earthquake Damage in Turkey
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.037 MB)     JPEG (126.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-01-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows three of London's many parks, found north of the Thames River.
PIA25706:
London, England Parks
Full Resolution:     TIFF (528 kB)     JPEG (61.72 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2023-01-12 Moon Lunar Flashlight
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This illustration shows NASA's Lunar Flashlight carrying out a trajectory correction maneuver with the Earth and Moon in the background. Powered by the small satellite's four thrusters, the maneuver is needed to reach lunar orbit.
PIA25258:
Lunar Flashlight's Trajectory Correction Maneuver (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-01-10 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a series of storms as they dumped record amounts of rain in some parts of California, causing flooding, and damaging infrastructure.
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California Atmospheric River Storms Captured by NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-01-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Potosi, the capital city of the Department of Potosi in Bolivia, and one of the highest cities in the world at 4090 m.
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Potosi, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-23 Moon Lunar Flashlight
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These images show two observations of NASA's Lunar Flashlight and the private ispace HAKUTO-R Mission 1 as the two spacecraft, seen as a pair of dots, journey to the Moon.
PIA25257:
NASA's Lunar Flashlight Spotted From Earth on Its Way to the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the small Hebridean island of Eriskay, Scotland.
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Eriskay Island, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-19 Earth UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR airborne radar instrument imaged Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano during three flyovers on Dec. 7, 8, and 10. This image captures lava flow thickness, which is one measure of the size of an eruption.
PIA25526:
Airborne NASA Radar Maps Mauna Loa Lava Changes in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-12 Moon Lunar Flashlight
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This illustration shows NASA's Lunar Flashlight, with its four solar arrays deployed. The small satellite will take about three months to reach its science orbit to seek out surface water ice in the Moon's South Pole.
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Lunar Flashlight With Solar Arrays Deployed (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-09 Earth ARIA
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The NASA-supported ARIA project created this false-color map of ground movement resulting from the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii. Surface displacements are depicted as colored fringes.
PIA25525:
Satellite Data Shows Ground Motion From Mauna Loa Volcano Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Takawangha, a 1450 m stratovolcano on Tanaga Island, Alaska. The image was acquired September 13, 2021.
PIA25560:
Takawangha Volcano, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-05 Earth Aqua
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite detected volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO₂) plumes emanating from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, which started erupting Nov. 27, 2022.
PIA25562:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Mauna Loa Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-05 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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The 3D-printed titanium scoop of the Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) robotic arm system is poised above a test bed filled with material to simulate lunar regolith (broken rocks and dust) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA25318:
Close-Up on COLDArm's Titanium 3D-Printed Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-05 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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NASA's COLDArm combines several new technologies that allow it to operate in temperatures as cold as minus 280 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 173 degrees Celsius) without the use of energy-consuming heaters required by robotic arms on current spacecraft.
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NASA's COLDArm at Lunar Regolith Simulant Test Bed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-05 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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A JPL engineer examines the 3D-printed titanium scoop of NASA's Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) robotic arm system. The arm is designed to function in frigid temperatures that would stymie current spacecraft.
PIA25316:
Testing NASA's Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-11-14 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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This animation, created in 2012, shows the increasing clarity and detail of measurements of sea height made by successive satellite altimeters launched by NASA and other agencies over the past four decades.
PIA25561:
SWOT Satellite will Improve Clarity and Detail of Sea Height Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-25 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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The cube shows methane (purple, orange, yellow) over Turkmenistan. The rainbow colors are the spectral fingerprints from corresponding spots in the front image. The blue line shows the methane detected by EMIT; the red line is the expected fingerprint.
PIA25593:
EMIT Methane Spectral Fingerprint
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-25 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
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This image shows a 2-mile (3-kilometer) long plume of methane southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is much more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
PIA25592:
EMIT Spots Methane Hotspots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, twenty-eight kilometers south of Mexico City. The image was acquired April 27, 2019.
PIA25555:
Xochimilco, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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The image cube's front panel is a true-color view of part of southwestern Libya observed by NASA's EMIT mission. The side panels depict the spectral fingerprints for every point in the image.
PIA25430:
NASA's EMIT Mission Generates Image Cube of Surface Minerals in Southwestern Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
EMIT
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Installed on the space station in July 2022, EMIT orbits Earth about once every 90 minutes, to map the world's mineral-dust sources. This includes the Sahara, where it recently gathered data in an area of southwest Libya marked by the red box.
PIA25429:
NASA's EMIT Measures Surface Dust in North Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
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NASA's EMIT mission recently gathered mineral spectra in northwest Nevada that match what the agency's AVIRIS instrument found in 2018, helping to confirm EMIT's accuracy.
PIA25428:
NASA's EMIT Collects Mineral Maps, Spectral Fingerprints From Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
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This image cube shows the true-color view of an area in northwest Nevada observed by NASA's EMIT imaging spectrometer. The side panels depict the spectral fingerprint for each point in the image.
PIA25427:
NASA's EMIT Generates Image Cube of Surface Minerals in Northwest Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-12 Earth Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT)
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The mineral map shows a part of southwestern Libya, in the Sahara, observed by NASA's EMIT mission.
PIA25424:
EMIT Instrument's First Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-11 Earth S-MODE
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NASA's S-MODE field campaign brings to bear a densely equipped research vessel and a new generation of observational tools to study dynamics near the ocean surface.
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S-MODE Research Vessel and Marine Robots Prepare for Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-11 Earth S-MODE
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Saildrones like the one seen here are part of the fleet of autonomous marine research vessels measuring factors such as ocean currents, salinity, and chlorophyll content as part of NASA's S-MODE field campaign.
PIA25523:
S-MODE Saildrone in San Francisco Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-11 Earth S-MODE
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Autonomous wave gliders are seen being prepared for deployment on the deck of the research vessel Oceanus during the pilot campaign for NASA's Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) in the Pacific Ocean off the U.S. West Coast.
PIA25522:
High Seas at Sunset During S-MODE Field Campaign
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-10-06 Earth ARIA
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NASA scientists are using satellite data to assess the damage on Florida's Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in the state as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 28, 2022.
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ARIA Maps Damage in Fort Myers From Hurricane Ian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR instrument captured an optical image of Hurricane Ian, as well as measurements of the storm's wind speed, at noon local time Sept. 27, 2022.
PIA24909:
MISR Captures Hurricane Ian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-28 Earth COWVR
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TEMPEST
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From aboard the International Space Station, NASA-built instruments COWVR and TEMPEST captured wind and water vapor data from Hurricane Ian as the storm neared Cuba.
PIA25425:
COWVR and TEMPEST Image Hurricane Ian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-28 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured imagery of Hurricane Ian over the Gulf of Mexico between Cuba and Florida just before 2 a.m. local time September 28, 2022.
PIA24908:
Hurricane Ian Captured in Infrared by AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-08 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument imaged Typhoon Hinnamnor on the afternoon of September 5, 2022, shortly before the storm made landfall in South Korea on September 6.
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AIRS Images Typhoon Hinnamnor Ahead of Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano in southwest Iceland on August 15, 2022.
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Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Iceland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-08-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that as a result of the 2010s-20s drought, the Falcon International Reservoir holds only a small fraction of its capacity.
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Falcon International Reservoir, US-Mexico - 2022
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