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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-26 Earth Terra
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Frisco, Texas, a city along the Shawnee Trail in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has become a bedroom community for workers in Dallas-Fort Worth. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 15, 2018.
PIA22552:
Frisco, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-15 Earth ARIA
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas around Fuego volcano, Guatemala, that are likely damaged as a result of pyroclastic flows and heavy ash spewed by Fuego volcano.
PIA22532:
NASA Damage Map Shows Effects of Destructive Guatemala Volcano Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 Earth GRACE-FO
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Along NASA's GRACE-FO satellites' ground track (top), the inter-spacecraft distance between them changes as the mass distribution underneath (i.e., from mountains, etc.) varies.
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Recently Launched Twin Satellites Create 'The Himalaya Plot'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-06 Earth Jason-3
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This image from the U.S./European Jason-3 satellite shows a comparison of sea surface height with respect to the seasonal cycle and the long-term trend between April 9 and May 9, 2018.
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Downwelling Kelvin Wave in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-01 Earth AVIRIS-NG
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These three images show concentrations of methane in the gas plume relative to background air, overlaid on NASA's AVIRIS-NG true-color land surface images.
PIA22467:
NASA Instrument Detects Methane Gas Leak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-01 Earth AVIRIS-NG
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These three images show a time-series of methane plumes detected by NASA's AVIRIS-NG during multiple overflights of the Honor Rancho gas storage facility on Oct. 26, 2017.
PIA22466:
NASA Instrument Surveying California Methane Emission Sources
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Earth Terra
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Tristan da Cunha is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic, and the main island. It is the most remote inhabited island group in the world. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired was acquired October 7, 2017.
PIA22506:
Tristan da Cunha Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-24 Earth Terra
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Hawaii's Kilauea's eruption, which began three weeks ago, has produced new lava flows that reached the ocean. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 22, 2018.
PIA22459:
New Image of Kilauea's Lava Flows taken by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-15 Earth MarCO
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The is the first image captured by one of NASA's Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats showing both the CubeSat's unfolded high-gain antenna at right and the Earth and its moon in the center, acquired by MarCO-B on May 9, 2018.
PIA22323:
First Image from MarCO-B
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-09 Earth Terra
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On May 6, 2018, NASA's Terra satellite captured this view the eruption of the Kilauea volcano as it passed overhead. Much of Hawaii was shrouded by clouds, including the fissure on its eastern point. A plume is visible streaming southwest over the ocean.
PIA22451:
Ash from Kilauea Eruption Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft show recent eruptions of Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii (the Big Island).
PIA22450:
Satellite View of Kilauea Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-03 Earth Terra
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The Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline is a toll road in northern Japan, which partially ascends Mount Iwaki stratovolcano, and is notable for its steep gradient and 69 hairpin turns. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 26, 2015.
PIA22385:
Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-02 Earth Terra
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On April 30, 2018, NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) captured imagery of the plume top over the active Tinder Fire as it passed overhead on NASA's Terra satellite. The fires ignited in eastern Arizona near the Blue Ridge Reservoir.
PIA00698:
Tinder Fire in Arizona Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-13 Earth Terra
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Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in northeast India, and is famous for the floating 'phudmis,' masses of vegetation, soil and organic material. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired March 19, 2018.
PIA22369:
Loktak Lake, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-12 Earth ENVISAT
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This image shows strain rates on the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey along the east-to-west sequence of earthquakes since 1939. Tectonic strain builds up along this fault -- one of the worlds most deadly earthquake zones -- at a remarkably steady rate.
PIA22412:
Turkish Fault Reveals Seismic Steadiness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Khurdopin Glacier in Pakistan. A large lake has formed in the Shimshal River, where the glacier has formed a dam.
PIA22304:
Khurdopin Glacier, Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 Earth Aqua
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When the polar vortex dips south it often makes headlines. This map created by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite shows warmer-than-normal temperatures colored in red and below average temperatures colored in blue.
PIA22344:
The Other Side of the Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-15 Earth 1080x810x3
JPL investigators used optical images acquired by Planet Labs' dove satellite constellation to map the spatial extent of the Montecito mudflows that occurred on Jan. 9, 2018, east of Santa Barbara, California.
PIA22343:
Mapping the Extent of California's Deadly Jan. 2018 Mudflows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth Terra
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In the far southeast corner of Libya, in the Libyan Desert, lie the uplifted massifs of Jebel Awenat and Jebel Arkenu. Both expose ancient Precambrian rocks. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired July 19, 2012, and July 31, 2013.
PIA22283:
Jebels Awenat and Arkenu, Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth ARIA
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This map shows the location of the latest Mexico earthquake. The Pinotepa quake in Oaxaca was the largest in the area since a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the Gulf of Tehuantepec in September 2017.
PIA22258:
NASA's ARIA Project Generates New Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Latest Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth 3778x2234x3
This image shows a simulated snapshot of ocean turbulence in the North Atlantic Ocean in March 2012. The colors represent the magnitude of surface relative vorticity, a measure of the spin of fluid parcels.
PIA22256:
NASA Simulation Shows Ocean Turbulence in the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this map of Tongatapu, main island of Tonga, following the landfall of Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm that hit Tonga on Feb. 12-13, 2018; the map depicts damaged areas shown by red and yellow pixels.
PIA22257:
Tonga Cyclone Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Earth 6176x4063x3
This image shows stone stripes on the side of a volcanic cone on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The stripes are made of small rock fragments and they are aligned downhill as freeze-thaw cycles have lifted them up and out of the finer-grained regolith.
PIA22219:
Rock Stripe Pattern on Hawaii's Mauna Kea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Earth UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR detected changes caused by severe debris flows as extreme winter rains fell in January 2018 following the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in California.
PIA22243:
Effects of Deadly California Debris Flows Seen in Before/After Images from NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-01 Earth Terra
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Suzhou is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired August 2, 2015.
PIA22266:
Suzhou, Jingsu, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-10 Earth Terra
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The island of Eigg is one of the small isles in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, south of the Skye peninsula. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on September 18, 2015.
PIA22164:
Eigg, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-05 Earth Terra
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On Dec 26, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California's recorded history. As of January 3, 2018, it was 93 percent contained after burning 282,000 acres and destroying 1,063 structures.
PIA22189:
Devastation from California's Largest Wildfire Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-18 Earth Terra
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While the Thomas fire in Ventura County, CA is the largest and most destructive, several other smaller fires burned in the Los Angeles area. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired December 17, 2017.
PIA22149:
Creek and Rye Fires, Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-15 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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NASA's Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument onboard an ER-2 aircraft observed wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5-7, 2017.
PIA22194:
Multiple Aspects of the Southern California Wildfires as Seen by NASA's AVIRIS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-14 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas in Southern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of recent wildfires, including the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
PIA22191:
NASA-Produced Map Shows Extent of Southern California Wildfire Damage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image of The Thomas fire, west of Los Angeles, CA, as it continues to advance to the west and north and is threatening a number of coastal communities, including Santa Barbara.
PIA22122:
Destructive Thomas Fire Continues Its Advance in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-10 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Dec. 8, 2017, NASA's Terra acquired this image when a new small eruption sent an ash cloud 1.24 miles (2 kilometers) into the sky after Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano quieted down.
PIA22121:
Indonesia's Active Mount Agung Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-08 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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NASA's ER-2 aircraft flew over the wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5, 2017 and acquired these images of active fires visible in red, ground surfaces in green and smoke in blue.
PIA11243:
NASA's AVIRIS Instrument Sheds New Light on Southern California Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-28 Earth Terra
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In 1667, the Dutch exchanged Run Island (left-most in the image) with the British for Manhattan (renamed from New Amsterdam to New York). This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired January 5, 2016.
PIA22133:
Run Island, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-15 Earth Terra
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On Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck along the Iran-Iraq border near Halabjah, Iraq. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the earthquake-prone area. The epicenter is marked by a yellow star.
PIA22112:
Iran-Iraq Border Quake Region Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Earth Terra
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The October fires in Northern California were some of the most destructive in the state's history. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired September 7, 2016 and October 28, 2017.
PIA22019:
Northern California Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Earth Terra
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The southwestern border of Brunei with Sarawak, Malaysia is strikingly apparent due to differences in land use practice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 10, 2012.
PIA22034:
Brunei-Sarawak Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-23 Earth Terra
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As firefighters continue to work toward full containment of the rash of wildfires burning in Northern California, this image from NASA's Terra satellite acquired on Oct. 21, 2017, shows the growing fire scar on the landscape.
PIA22049:
Impact of Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-18 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas in Northern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of the region's current outbreak of wildfires (including Santa Rosa).
PIA22048:
NASA Damage Map Aids Northern California Wildfire Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-13 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 12, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Northern California's wine country where major fires are burning. The city of Santa Rosa is in the upper left corner; Napa is in the upper right; and Sonoma is in the center.
PIA22046:
Destructive Northern California Fires Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-09 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 1, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area the La Tuna Canyon fire began in the foothills north of Los Angeles.
PIA22044:
Scar from One of Los Angeles' Biggest Wildfires Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-06 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 28, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this nighttime thermal infrared image of Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae island in Vanuatu as it began spewing ash in a moderate eruption, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of all 11,000 residents
PIA22045:
Simmering Vanuatu Volcano Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-02 Earth Terra
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Minnesota's Northwest Angle is the northernmost point of the continental United States. The Angle became part of the US due to a map error during the 1783 Treaty of Paris. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired September 22, 2013.
PIA21997:
Northwest Angle, Minnesota
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map depicting areas including the Commonwealth of Dominica, that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of Hurricane Maria.
PIA22037:
Dominica Hurricane Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-26 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of Eastern Puerto Rico that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of Hurricane Maria.
PIA21964:
NASA Damage Map Aids FEMA's Hurricane Maria Rescue Operation in Puerto Rico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of Central Mexico, including Mexico City, that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) from the magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake of Sept. 19, 2017.
PIA21963:
Satellite Radar Detects Damage from Sept. 19, 2017 Raboso, Mexico, Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth ARIA
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NASA and its partners are contributing important observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the Sept. 7, 2017 (local time), magnitude 8.1 Oaxaca-Chiapas earthquake in Mexico.
PIA21962:
Sentinel-1 Radar Shows Ground Motion From Sept. 2017 Oaxaca-Chiapas, Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Maria on Sept. 17, 2017, at 1:23 p.m. EDT (17:23 UTC) as the storm had just strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Taking a 3-D Slice of Hurricane Maria's Cloud Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth SMAP
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The radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft captured this image of Hurricane Maria at 6:27 a.m. EDT on Sept. 19, 2017 (10:27 UTC), showing an estimated maximum surface wind speed of 126.6 miles per hour.
PIA21960:
Hurricane Maria's Strengthening Winds Seen in NASA SMAP Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth Terra
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On Aug. 21, 2017, as the Moon's shadow passed through the United States, NASA's Terra satellite was capturing images of eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska from its altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the surface.
PIA21957:
MISR Watches Motion of the Moon's Shadow During Total Solar Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth ARIA
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This Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicts areas of Southern Mexico that are likely damaged, shown by red and yellow pixels, from the magnitude 8.1 Chiapas earthquake of Sept. 7, 2017.
PIA21956:
Satellite Radar Detects Damage from Sept. 2017 Chiapas, Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-18 Earth Terra
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Westland in the Netherlands is the greenhouse capital of the world. It is the number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired on June 12, 2014.
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Westland, The Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-13 Earth SMAP
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Data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite have been used to create new surface flooding maps of Southeast Texas and the Tennessee Valley following Hurricane Harvey.
PIA21951:
New NASA Maps Show Flooding Changes In Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Aqua
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The large-scale structure of clouds in and around Hurricane Irma is seen in this image created with data AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. The clouds are typical of tropical areas both nearby and away from tropical cyclones.
PIA21950:
Hurricane Irma's Cloud Structure as Seen by NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Terra
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This composite image shows Hurricane Irma as viewed by the central, downward-looking camera (left), as well as the wind speeds (right) superimposed on this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21946:
New NASA Images of Irma's Towering Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 7, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Irma at approximately 11:20 am local time.
PIA21945:
New NASA Images of Irma's Towering Clouds (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (17:45 UTC) as the storm was approaching Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA21947:
Powerful Hurricane Irma Seen in 3D by NASA's CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite shows what Hurricane Irma looked like when Aqua passed overhead just before 1 p.m. local time on Sept. 5, 2017.
PIA21941:
New NASA Infrared Image of Irma Shows an Angry Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 5, 2017 NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the area around Bay City, Texas, SW of Houston. Hurricane Harvey caused extensive inland flooding.
PIA21940:
Hurricane Harvey Flooding Seen in New NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth SMAP
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This pair of images shows ocean surface wind speeds for Hurricane Irma as observed Sept. 4, 2017 (top) and 24.5 hours later at 6:02 a.m. EDT on September 5th (bottom) by the radiometer instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active SMAP satellite.
PIA21939:
Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Irma Seen in New SMAP Wind Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-31 Earth ARIA
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NASA JPL's ARIA team created this flood proxy map depticting areas of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a reulst of Hurricane Harvey. The map is derived images taken before (Aug.5, 2017) and after (Aug. 29, 2017) the hurricane made landfall.
PIA21932:
New NASA Satellite Flood Map of Southeastern Texas (Sentinel-1 Data)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-31 Earth ARIA
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NASA JPL's ARIA team created this flood proxy map depticting areas of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a reulst of Hurricane Harvey. The map is derived images taken before (July 30, 2017) and after (Aug. 27, 2017) the hurricane made landfall.
PIA21931:
Updated NASA Satellite Flood Map of Southeastern Texas (ALOS-2 Data)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth SMAP
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A new series of images generated with data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite illustrate the surface flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey from before its initial landfall through August 27, 2017.
PIA21930:
Surface Flooding from Hurricane Harvey Shown in New SMAP Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth ARIA
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NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at JPL acquired this flood proxy map of Southeastern Texas that are likely flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey, shown by light blue pixels.
PIA21928:
Extent of Texas Flooding Shown in New NASA Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-30 Earth Terra
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Tropical Storm Harvey about noon local time, the day after the storm first made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane.
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Tropical Storm Harvey Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over then-Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 26, 2017, at 2:45 p.m. CDT (19:45 UTC) as the storm was nearly stationary over south Texas.
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NASA's CloudSat Sees Tropical Storm Harvey in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth SMAP
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Images of soil moisture conditions in Texas near Houston, generated by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite before and after the landfall of Hurricane Harvey can be used to monitor changing ground conditions due to Harvey's rainfall.
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NASA SMAP Images Show Texas Soil Moisture Conditions Before/After Hurricane Harvey's Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth Terra
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The border between Belize (right) and Guatemala (left) illustrates striking differences between near-pristine forests in Belize and agriculture fields in Guatemala. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired May 10, 2016.
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Belize-Guatemala Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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In the false-color image, acquired at 2:29 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2017, NASA's Aqua satellite shows a large area of dark blue and purple centered along the southeastern Texas coast denotes the coldest cloud top temperatures and strongest thunderstorms.
PIA21885:
Tropical Storm Harvey Parked Over Southeast Texas Shown by Latest NASA AIRS Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth SMAP
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The rapid intensification of Hurricane Harvey is seen in this pair of images of ocean surface wind speeds as observed by the radiometer instrument aboard NASA's SMAP satellite at 7:29 a.m. Aug. 24th, 2017 (left) and at 7 p.m. Aug. 25th (right).
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Hurricane Harvey's Rapid Wind Intensification seen by NASA's SMAP
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 23, 2017, shows smoke from the Cinder Butte fire, outside of the town of Riley, Oregon.
PIA21879:
Oregon Wildfire Captured in NASA Satellite Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-22 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 20, 2017, shows Shiveluch, one of the world's most active volcanoes, poking through above a solid cloud deck, with an ash plume streaming to the west.
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NASA Satellite Images Erupting Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 18, 2017, shows the Whitewater Fire in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness in Oregon, started by a lightning strike. The smoke clouds sit over the burned area, just west-northwest of Mount Jefferson.
PIA21877:
Oregon Wildfire in Eclipse Zone Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-17 Moon Terra
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This image from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows nine views of Earth. During a lunar maneuver on Aug. 5, 2017, the spacecraft rotated so that each camera saw the almost-full Moon straight on.
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An Unusual View: MISR sees the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Enriquillo, a hypersaline lake in the Dominican Republic.
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Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite, acquired on Aug. 13, 2017, shows 46,000 burned acres southwest of Pocatello, Idaho, threatening homes and filling the area with smoke.
PIA21875:
Idaho Wildfire Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-01 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Salalah, the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, located in the far southern tip of the country.
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Salalah, Oman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Earth Suomi NPP
Terra
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This still from an animation shows the Larsen C Ice Shelf in West Antarctica calved one of the largest icebergs in history between July 10 and 12, 2017.
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Spawning of Massive Antarctic Iceberg Captured by NASA Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ijen volcano, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acidic crater lake.
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Ijen Volcano, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument onboard the Terra satellite shows an image from somewhere on Earth. It is part of MISR's Where on Earth Mystery Image Quiz series.
PIA21762:
MISR Where on Earth ...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #29
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Henderson Island, which is part of the United Kingdom's Pitcairn Islands group in the South Pacific.
PIA21691:
Henderson Island, South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-02 Earth Terra
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On May 28, 2017, at approximately 2:23 p.m. local time, NASA's Terra satellite passed over the tiny Aleutian island of Bogoslof, Alaska, less than 10 minutes after the eruption began.
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NASA's MISR Spots Alaskan Volcano's Latest Eruption Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Goldstrike in northeast Nevada, the largest gold mine in North America.
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Goldstrike Mine, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-28 Earth Terra
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In the high plains of the Andes in Bolivia, Lake Poopo has virtually vanished, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. Once covering over 3,000 square kilometers, the lake essentially dried up in 2015.
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Lake Poopo, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-20 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth when the image was taken.
PIA21445:
Earth Between the Rings of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-13 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Diavik Mine in northern Canada.The largest diamond found in North America came from the Diavik Mine. The Foxfire diamond weighs an impressive 187 carats.
PIA21536:
Diavik Mine, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft has spied a rift in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, grown to 110 miles long, making it inevitable that an iceberg larger than Rhode Island will soon calve from the ice shelf.
PIA21581:
NASA's MISR Tracks Growth of Rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-24 Earth Terra
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In eastern California, along the western edge of the Great Basin, sits Mono Lake, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. This is a salty remnant of a wetter era. Estimates are that the lake existed for at least 760,000 years.
PIA21518:
Mono Lake, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-23 Earth ARIA
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These false-colored maps from ALOS 2 show surface displacements proportional to the surface motion. The arrows show the direction of the radar motion measurement.
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Satellite Radar Show Complex Set of Faults Moved in 2016 New Zealand Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-09 Earth Terra
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New Zealand contains over 3,000 glaciers, most of which are in the Southern Alps on the South Island. Since 1890, the glaciers have been retreating, with short periods of small advances, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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New Zealand Glaciers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-23 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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NASA's Earth Observing spacecraft observed a new eruption at Erta'Ale volcano, Ethiopia, from an altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers) on Jan. 24, 2017.
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NASA Spacecraft Watches as Eruption Reshapes African Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the western Atlantic off the east coast of North America. The uninhabited islands were first discovered in 1503 by the Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez.
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Bermuda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-01 Earth Terra
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Yamzho Yumco (Sacred Swan) Lake in Tibet is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is one of the three largest sacred lakes, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Yamzho Yumco Lake, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-25 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This photograph from northwestern New Mexico shows a ridge roughly 30 feet (about 10 meters) tall that formed from lava filling an underground fracture then resisting erosion better than the material around it did.
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'Wing' Dike of Hardened Lava in New Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-13 Earth Aqua
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A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rains, heavy snowfall and flooding to California this week is highlighted in this movie frame created with satellite data from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite.
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Series of Storms Battering California Tracked by NASA's AIRS Instrument Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image from four sets of images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Mars was about 127 million miles from Earth.
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Earth and Its Moon, as Seen From Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, which is 125 km off the coast of Africa, and the fourth largest of the archipelago.
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Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-12 Earth Terra
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In far western China is Xinjiang Prefecture, with its capital of Kashgar, as shown in the bottom right of this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Kashgar, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-01 Earth Terra
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Lying 3 km off the Llyn peninsula of Wales, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Bardsey Island, known as the Island of 20,000 saints. While today's permanent population numbers only four, the island was once an important religious site.
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Bardsey Island, Wales
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth ARIA
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NASA's ARIA-acquired damage proxy map centered at Norica, Italy, where earthquakes occurred during Oct. 30-31, 2016.
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NASA’s Damage Proxy Map to Assist with Italy Earthquake Disaster Response
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