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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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During Spring 2003, students, teachers, and scientists worked side-by-side, measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held instruments shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04334:
Students and NASA Study Aerosols over Baltimore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, in South America is dominated by the Andes Mountains, which extend all along the Pacific Coast. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03389:
Anaglyph, South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA03392:
Anaglyph with Landsat Virgin Islands, Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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Strong synoptic winds disperse pollutants over the skies of Greece and the Aegean Sea during winter months as sen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft captured in 2002.
PIA04336:
Summer Aerosols over Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image of France was generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA03393:
France, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-08-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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Data from NASA's Terra spacecraft were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of Scandinavia and the Baltic region.
PIA04337:
Scandinavia and the Baltic Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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During the 2003 fire season, blazes in the taiga forests of Eastern Siberia were part of a vast network of fires across Siberia and the Russian Far East, northeast China and northern Mongolia seen here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04341:
Smoke from Siberian Taiga Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large plumes of smoke rising from devastating wildfires burning near Los Angeles and San Diego on Sunday, October 26, 2003, are highlighted in this set of images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04343:
Wildfires Rage in Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged Iceberg B-15A, the largest iceberg in the world (measuring about 11,000 square kilometers) when it broke away from Western Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000.
PIA04344:
Breakup of the World's Largest Iceberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #16 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04345:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16:
Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view shows Mount Ararat in easternmost Turkey, which has been the site of several searches for the remains of Noah's Ark.
PIA03399:
Mount Ararat, Turkey, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The volcanic nature of the island of Bali is evident in this shaded relief image generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA04950:
Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view shows the major volcanic group of Bali, one 13,000 islands comprising the nation of Indonesia.
PIA04951:
Mts. Agung and Batur, Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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In this natural-color image from NASA's Terra spacecraft, a fingerprint-like gravity wave feature occurs over a deck of marine stratocumulus clouds.
PIA04349:
Gravity Waves Ripple over Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft saw a pall of smoke and dust largely obscured the nations of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and southern Mali on January 12, 2004.
PIA04350:
Hazy and Dusty Skies over Western Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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After a 19 month rainfall deficiency, heavy rainfall during January 2004 brought drought relief to much of northern Queensland; these images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04352:
Greener Pastures in Northern Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these natural color images and cloud top height measurements for Monty before and after the storm made landfall over the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, on February 29 and March 2, 2004.
PIA04353:
Tropical Cyclone Monty Strikes Western Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The area known as the Afar Triangle is located at the northern end of the East Africa Rift, where it approaches the southeastern end of the Red Sea and the southwestern end of the Gulf of Aden.
PIA04953:
Nabro and Mallahle Volcanoes, Eritrea and Ethiopia, SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these views of the dust and sand that swept over northeast China on March 10, 2004.
PIA04354:
Dust and Sand Sweeps Over Northeast China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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Heavy snowfall on March 12, 2004, across north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mongolia and Russia, caused train and highway traffic to stop for several days along the Russia-China border shown here by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04355:
Snowstorm Along the China-Mongolia-Russia Borders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vegetation across southeast Illinois and central Indiana is shown in this set of multispectral and multiangle images from NASA's Terra spacecraft, captured on April 5, 2004.
PIA04356:
Spring in Southeastern Illinois and Central Indiana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The Zagros Mountains in Iran offer a visually stunning topographic display of geologic structure in layered sedimentary rocks in this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04955:
Zagros Mountains, Iran, SRTM Shaded Relief Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear on the left (west) of this anaglyph from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04960:
Cape Town, South Africa, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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The prominent circular feature seen here is known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania. This anaglyph is from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04962:
Richat Structure, Mauritania, Anaglyph, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This prominent circular feature, known as the Richat Structure, in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is often noted by astronauts because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye on the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert.
PIA04963:
Richat Structure, Mauritania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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This stereoscopic shaded relief image from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission shows Africa's topography. Also shown are Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, and other adjacent regions. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04964:
Africa in SRTM 3-D, Anaglyph of Shaded Relief
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Elevation data at the highest possible resolution from NASA's SRTM mission in February 2000 are being released for the first time for most of the African continent. This color shaded relief image shows the extent of SRTM digital elevation data for Africa.
PIA04965:
SRTM Data Release for Africa, Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vigorous vegetation growth in the Southern United States after heavy rains fell during April and early May, 2004, is quantified in these images and data products from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04358:
April Showers Bring May Flowers to the Southern United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Clear skies on April 11, 2004 (top panels) contrast strongly with the dust storm that swept across Iraq and Saudi Arabia on May 13 (bottom panels) as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04360:
Elevated Dust over the Middle East
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake devastated the small city of Bam in southeast Iran on December 26, 2003. The two images from ESA's Envisat show similar measures of the radar interferometric correlation in grayscale on the left and in false colors on the right.
PIA06311:
Bam, Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This elevation anaglyph of Los Angeles and adjacent mountainous terrain was created by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04968:
Library of Congress Model, Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large lightning-induced fires were active in Alaska and the Yukon Territory from mid-June to mid-July, 2004 as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04363:
Smoke Signals from the Alaska and Yukon Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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A look at smoke from the Chisholm forest fire, which ignited on May 23, 2001 about 160 kilometers north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04365:
Smoke Soars to Stratospheric Heights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-01 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views of the Russian Arctic were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 11, 2004, when the brief arctic summer had transformed the frozen tundra and the thousands of lakes, channels, and rivers of the Lena Delta into a fertile wetland.
PIA04366:
A Summer View of Russia's Lena Delta and Olenek
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images and cloud-top height retrievals of Hurricane Frances on September 4, 2004, when the eye sat just off the coast of eastern Florida, and Hurricane Ivan on September 5th.
PIA04367:
Cloud Height Maps for Hurricanes Frances and Ivan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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In the Arabian Sea, sunlight and nutrients has fueled a startling occurrence of colorful phytoplankton and bacterial assemblages, which is captured in these natural color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft October 2, 2004.
PIA04369:
Red Plankton in the Arabian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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Heavy rainfall in southern Africa between December 2003 and April 2004 provided central Zambia with floodwaters needed to support the diverse uses of water within the Kafue Flats area as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04371:
Floodwaters Renew Zambia's Kafue Wetland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Alpine fault runs parallel to, and just inland of, much of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. This view was created from the near-global digital elevation model produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06661:
Alpine Fault, New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Davenport Ranges of central Australia have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth, founded on the belief that the interior of Australia has been tectonically stable for at least 700 million years.
PIA06663:
Davenport Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of the Ross Ice Shelf , Antarctica was taken NASA's Galileo camera about 6:20 p.m. PST on December 8, 1990.
PIA00074:
Antarctica - Ross Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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The initial tsunami waves resulting from the undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on 26 December 2004 off the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04373:
Deep Ocean Tsunami Waves off the Sri Lankan Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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These 19 global panels show the %-year seasonal-average distribution of atmospheric aerosol amount across Africa and the Atlantic Ocean from data captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04374:
Five Years of MISR Global Aerosol Observations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Data from a portion of the imagery acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft during 2000-2002 were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of southwestern Europe and northwestern Morocco and Algeria.
PIA04376:
Where Europe meets Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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As it passed over Antarctica on December 16, 2004, NASA's Terra satellite captured this image showing a wavy pattern in a field of white.
PIA04377:
Waves on White: Ice or Clouds?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Seasonal changes in Earth's surface albedo over a 5-year period are seen in these image summary maps from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04378:
Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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The lowlands of Lombardy and Piedmont in northwest Italy are some of the most highly developed irrigation areas in the world. These views of the region were acquired on May 8, 2005, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04380:
Rice Cultivation in Northwest Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra satellite on July 20, 2005, shows the dust cloud just off the west coast of Africa near Mauritania and Senegal.
PIA03539:
Saharan Dust Cloud Sails Toward U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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How precisely do the size of the aerosol particles comprising the dust that obscured the Red Sea on July 26, 2005? This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04382:
The Size of Dust and Smoke
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-20 Earth RadarSat
Imaging Radar
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NASA researchers have insights into the mysteries of Arctic sea ice, thanks to the unique abilities of Canada's Radarsat satellite in this view of the global arctic.
PIA02970:
Global View of the Arctic Ocean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, NASA's Terra spacecraft retrieved cloud-top heights and cloud-tracked wind velocities for Tropical Storm Katrina, as the center of the storm was situated over the Tennessee Valley.
PIA04384:
Cloud Spirals and Outflow in Tropical Storm Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views of the Louisiana and Mississippi regions were acquired before and one day after Katrina made landfall along the Gulf of Mexico coast. The images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on August 14 and August 30, 2005.
PIA04385:
Flooding in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this sequence of images and cloud-top height observations for Hurricane Wilma as it progressed across the Caribbean in October 2005.
PIA04386:
Tracking Hurricane Wilma Across the Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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These July 11, 2006 images from NASA's Terra Satellite show then Tropical Storm Bud as it was intensifying into a hurricane, which it became later that day.
PIA08600:
A Strengthening Eastern Pacific Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-09 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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At approximately 0553 UTC (1:53 am EDT), on 2 Aug 2006, NASA's CloudSat flew over the eye of Typhoon Prapiroon as it approached southern China.
PIA08651:
Typhoon Prapiroon viewed by CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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St. Louis, Missouri is tucked in a bend of the Mississippi River, just south of the point at which the Illinois River joins the larger Mississippi as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 15, 2005.
PIA09362:
St. Louis, Missouri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-10 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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NASA's CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar captured a profile across Tropical Storm Andrea on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, near the South Carolina/Georgia/Florida Atlantic coast.
PIA09379:
CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-07 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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The image of Tropical Cyclone Gonu in the upper panel was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on June 5, 2007, at approximately 20:20 UTC.
PIA09601:
Tropical Cyclone Gonu Viewed by CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft showed hot, dry Santa Ana winds blowing through the Los Angeles and San Diego areas on Sunday October 21, 2007.
PIA10090:
MISR Multi-angle Views of Sunday Morning Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
PIA10927:
Smoke Blankets Northern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Earth Phoenix
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A scanning electron microscope captured this image of terresterial soil containing a phyllosilicate mineral from Koua Bocca, Ivory Coast, West Africa. This soil shares some similarities with Martian soil scooped by NASA's Phoenix Lander.
PIA11207:
Terrestrial Clay under Microscope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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The latest image of sea-surface height measurements from NASA's U.S./French Jason-1 oceanography satellite shows the Pacific Ocean remains locked in a strong, cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
PIA11710:
Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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Powerful winds and dry conditions caused a massive blanket of dust from Australia's Outback to spread eastward across Queensland and New South Wales. This image was acquired on September 22, 2009 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12240:
Massive Dust Storm over Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savai’i and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Pools of warm water known as Kelvin waves can be seen traveling eastward along the equator (black line) in this image from the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite.
PIA12334:
Waves That Feed El Niños
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Hispianola. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on Haiti on January 12, 2010.
PIA12492:
Hispaniola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a stereoscopic view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12493:
Southern Haiti Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This image, produced from instrument data aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, is a perspective view of the topography of Port-au-Prince, Haiti where a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010.
PIA12494:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This color-coded shaded relief view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12863:
Coastal Chile (Shaded Relief View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-04 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of coastal Chile indicates the epicenter (red marker) of the 8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010, just offshore of the Maule region in the Bahia de Chanco.
PIA12864:
Coastal Chile (Perspective View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this perspective view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13016:
Baja Earthquake, Radar Image and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this combined radar image and topographic view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13015:
Baja Earthquake Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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As NASA's Terra satellite flew over Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano, its Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument acquired 36 near-simultaneous images of the ash plume, covering nine view angles in each of four wavelengths.
PIA13060:
Eyjafjallajökull Ash Plume Particle Properties
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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As the sun sets on July 8, 2010, workers prepare to pour new epoxy grout for the hydrostatic bearing assembly of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13270:
Mars Antenna Ready for Surgery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., checks the evenness of sole plates installed on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13271:
Checking for Even Surfaces
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., pour in a new epoxy grout as the giant 'Mars antenna' undergoes major surgery. The grout is part of the hydrostatic bearing assembly, which enables the antenna to rotate horizontally.
PIA13272:
Pouring the New Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-24 Earth Terra
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Tropical Storm Bonnie, now a depression, rakes South Florida in this infrared image from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder , en route to a weekend run-in with the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf oil spill.
PIA13296:
Bonnie Takes Aim at an Oily Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-01 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 28, 2016, shows The Soberanes fire, in northern California near Big Sur.
PIA20722:
Destructive Wildfire Near Big Sur, California. Captured NASA's Terra Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-11 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission imaged Sendai, the capital city of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck offshore on Mar. 11. 2011.
PIA13912:
NASA Radar Image Shows Topography of Sendai, Japan Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the city of Tequila, Mexico. Its red volcanic soil surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of blue agave, and more than 300 million plants are harvested each year.
PIA15073:
Tequila, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth 361x252x3
Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010
PIA14385:
Declining Arctic Sea Ice: 1979-2010 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA's OSTIM/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, on June 11, 2010, shows that Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.
PIA14383:
La Niña's Exit Leaves Climate Forecasts in Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano, located about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, spewing water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks since its most recent eruption period began in April 2012.
PIA14409:
NASA Spacecraft Images Mexican Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 Earth 1192x1192x3
This image is the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antartica. The thick black lines delineate major ice divides. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica's interior are also outlined in black.
PIA14556:
NASA Research Leads to First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-24 Earth QuakeSim
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. was widely felt up and down the East Coast of the United States. This computer model is a QuakeSim model image overlaid on a Google Earth image.
PIA13950:
Computer Model Estimates Permanent Ground Motions from the Aug. 23, 2011 Magnitude 5.8 Virginia Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a massive crack across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Eventually, the crack will extend all the way across the glacier.
PIA15077:
NASA Spacecraft Images Massive Crack in Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-18 Earth Terra
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The flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, was draining slowly when this image was acquired on Nov. 17, 2011, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13952:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Continued Flooding Woes in Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the province of Al Jazirah, a region of great fertility which lies in the central Sudan between the White and Blue Niles south of Khartoum.
PIA15131:
Al Jazirah Province, Sudan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Laguna del Maule volcanic field which straddles the Andean range crest between Chile and Argentina.
PIA15205:
Maule Volcanic Field, Chile-Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Isle of Man (also known as Mann), a self-governing British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.
PIA15218:
Isle of Man
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-20 Earth Terra
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In December, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of a new volcanic island forming in the Red Sea. This region is part of the Red Sea Rift where the African and Arabian tectonic plates are pulling apart.
PIA13954:
NASA Spacecraft Images Some of Earth's Newest "Real Estate"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Debra L. Friedkin archaeological site near Salado, Texas, a multicomponent site, with Clovis remains overlying pre-Clovis stone tools.
PIA15335:
Friedkin Archaeological Site, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-02 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the capital of Scotland, and lies along the Firth of Forth.
PIA15367:
Edinburgh, Scotland
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