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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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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 2017-09-13 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.
PIA21927:
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.
PIA17392:
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.
PIA21926:
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.
PIA21826:
Belize-Guatemala Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth Aqua
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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).
PIA21884:
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.
PIA21878:
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.
PIA21876:
An Unusual View: MISR sees the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Enriquillo, a hypersaline lake in the Dominican Republic.
PIA21815:
Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-14 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.
PIA21803:
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.
PIA21785:
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.
PIA21787:
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
MISR
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On May 28, 2017, at approximately 2:23 p.m. local time, NASA's Terra satellite passed over the tiny Aleutian island of Bogoslof, Alaska, less than 10 minutes after the eruption began.
PIA21655:
NASA's MISR Spots Alaskan Volcano's Latest Eruption Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Goldstrike in northeast Nevada, the largest gold mine in North America.
PIA21665:
Goldstrike Mine, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-28 Earth Terra
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In the high plains of the Andes in Bolivia, Lake Poopo has virtually vanished, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft. Once covering over 3,000 square kilometers, the lake essentially dried up in 2015.
PIA21546:
Lake Poopo, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-20 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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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
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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.
PIA21210:
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.
PIA21509:
New Zealand Glaciers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-23 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
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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.
PIA11239:
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.
PIA21315:
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.
PIA21304:
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.
PIA21266:
'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.
PIA21209:
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.
PIA21260:
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.
PIA21284:
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.
PIA21182:
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.
PIA15374:
NASA’s Damage Proxy Map to Assist with Italy Earthquake Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
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NASA's MISR Mystery Quiz #28. Answers to be provided at a later time.
PIA15375:
MISR Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #28
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2016, the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over New Delhi in the northern portion of the Himalayas, showing thick haze due to extreme air pollution.
PIA21100:
Severe Air Pollution in New Delhi View by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shadegan, Iran, which is northeast of where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers enter the Persian Gulf.
PIA21170:
Shadegan, Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Republic of Maldives, a country located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India. It comprises twenty-six atolls, and 1192 coral islands, with an average ground elevation of 1.5 m.
PIA21166:
Republic of Maldives
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-08 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the location of a a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck near the town of Cushing, Oklahoma, occurring on Nov. 6, 2016, at 7:44 p.m., local time.
PIA21099:
Oklahoma Area Struck By Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Imaged by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-27 Moon GRAIL
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This color-coded map shows the strength of surface gravity around Orientale basin on Earth's moon. This plot is zoomed in on the part of that map featuring Orientale basin, where NASA's two GRAIL spacecraft flew extremely low near the end of their mission
PIA21050:
GRAIL Gravity Map of Orientale Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-14 Earth Aqua
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed an eye overpass of Hurricane Nicole on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:55 a.m. PDT (17:55 UTC) as the storm was moving toward Bermuda.
PIA21098:
NASA's CloudSat Looks Hurricane Nicole in the Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-13 Earth Terra
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The southernmost tip of Africa is marked by the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA21014:
Cape Agulhas, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth Aquarius
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At 11:29 p.m. PDT on Oct. 6 (2:29 a.m. EDT on Oct. 7), NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite produced this false-color infrared image of Matthew as the storm moved up Florida's central coast.
PIA21097:
NASA's AIRS Examines Hurricane Matthew's Cloud Top Temperatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth SMAP
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NASA's SMAP radiometer instrument measured Hurricane Matthew's wind speeds at 4:52 a.m. PDT (7:52 a.m. EDT) at up to 132 miles per hour (59 meters per second).
PIA21096:
SMAP Takes a New Measure of Hurricane Matthew's Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat flew east of Hurricane Matthew's center on Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), intersecting parts of Matthew's outer rain bands and revealing Matthew's anvil clouds.
PIA21095:
CloudSat Takes a 3D Slice of Hurricane Matthew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth HAMSR
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JPL's HAMSR instrument flew above Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 7 aboard a NASA Global Hawk aircraft. Right: atmospheric temperatures overlaid atop ground-based radar and satellite visible images.
PIA21094:
JPL's HAMSR Looks Inside Hurricane Matthew's Spiral Cloud Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth HAMSR
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JPL's High-Altitude Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Sounding Radiometer (HAMSR) instrument captured this look inside Hurricane Matthew's spiral clouds on Oct. 7, 2016
PIA21093:
JPL's HAMSR Takes Hurricane Matthew's Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-06 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft spied Hurricane Matthew, currently an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, continues to bear down on the southeastern United States.
PIA21092:
A Look at Hurricane Matthew from NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth ARIA
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A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for the response to the strong Aug. 24, 2016, earthquake in central Italy. The earthquake caused significant loss of life and property damage in the town of Amatrice.
PIA21091:
NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite taken on Sept. 22, 2016, shows a deadly avalanche tumbling down a Tibetan mountain.
PIA21069:
NASA Satellite Eyes Deadly Tibetan Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-04 Earth Terra
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On October 4, 2016, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Matthew . Haiti is completely obscured by Matthew's clouds, but part of the Bahamas is visible to the north.
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Hurricane Matthew over Haiti seen by NASA's MISR Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-30 Earth Terra
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The Blackhawk landslide, Lucerne Valley, California, is a lobe of marble breccia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Blackhawk Landslide, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-29 Earth Terra
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Heron Island is located in Queensland, Australia, off the Australian mainland. The island is famous for diving and snorkeling and is a World Heritage-Listed Marine National Park. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on December 22, 2001.
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A Bird's Eye View of Australia's Heron Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-16 Earth Terra
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The first Norse settlement of Greenland was at Brattahlid (now Qassiarsuk), as shown in this image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Qassiarsuk, Greenland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-14 Earth Terra
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On Sept. 14, 2016, the eye of Super Typhoon Meranti passed just south of Taiwan as NASA's Terra spacecraft passed directly over the eye.
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Huge Super Typhoon Meranti Over Taiwan Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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In San Bernardino County, California, the Blue Cut fire burned ferociously for one week starting Aug. 16, 2016. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Sept. 3, 2016. Healthy vegetation is depicted in red, with burnt areas in shades of black.
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Extent of California Blue Cut Fire Devastation Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), a radio telescope in China’s Guizhou Province.
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Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth Terra
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On the afternoon of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Tropical Storm Hermine as it strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane approaching the coast of Florida.
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NASA's MISR Spots Hurricane Hermine Approaching Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth ARIA
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the Aug. 24, 2016, magnitude 6.2 Central Italy earthquake. The quake has caused significant damage in the historic town of Amatrice.
PIA20897:
New Satellite Damage Maps Assist Italy's Earthquake Disaster Response
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This map, based on data from NASA's ARIA data system (with modiffied Copernicus data), shows the magnitude 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in central Italy.
PIA20896:
Automated Radar Image of Deformation for Amatrice, Italy Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite shows a large crack in the Larsen C shelf that has grown by another 13 miles in the past six months. Larsen C is the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica.
PIA20894:
Growing Crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-27 Earth ARIA
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NASA and its partners are contributing observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the Aug. 23, 2016, magnitude 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in central Italy caused widespread building damage to several towns throughout the region.
PIA20893:
Radar Shows Italy Area Moved 8 Inches by Amatrice Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
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America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 4)
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
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America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 3)
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
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America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20889:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Chuquicamata, in Chile's Atacama Desert, which is the largest open pit copper mine in the world, by excavated volume.
PIA20973:
Chiquicamata Mine, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-17 Earth Terra
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On Aug. 16, 2016, at around 10:30 a.m., NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted a brush fire ignited in the Cajon Pass east of Los Angeles, just to the west of Interstate 15 known as the Blue Cut Fire.
PIA20888:
Long Smoke Plumes from California's Destructive Blue Cut Fire Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over the island of Madeira on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, where a wildfire spread to the capital city of Funchal.
PIA20887:
Deadly Fires Engulfing Madeira seen by NASA's MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over the island of Madeira on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, where a wildfire spread to the capital city of Funchal.
PIA20886:
Deadly Fires Engulfing Madeira seen by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph)
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Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows like many cities in Africa, it has seen phenomenal growth in the last 50 years.
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite passed directly over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 2, 2016, just prior to the opening of the Summer Olympic Games. The black asterisk marks the location of the Maracanã Stadium where the opening ceremonies were held.
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Site of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-09 Earth Terra
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The Soberanes fire, in Central California near Big Sur, had grown to more than 67,000 acres when NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on Aug. 6, 2016.
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Growing Wildfire Near Big Sur, California Imaged by NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Sand Fire in Southern California. The satellite passed over the region on July 23, 2016.
PIA20724:
NASA's MISR Studies Smoke Plumes from California's Sand Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-02 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft in July, 2016, shows the Sand fire, in the mountains northwest of Los Angeles, CA which burned more than 39,000 acres, destroyed 18 houses, and caused one fatality.
PIA20723:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Aftermath of Destructive Wildfire in LA's Backyard
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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.
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Destructive Wildfire Near Big Sur, California. Captured NASA's Terra Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 27, 2016, shows the Lava Mountain fire in Wyoming where several small towns have been evacuated.
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Wyoming Wildfire Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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Clew Bay is in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It contains Ireland's best example of sunken glacial drumlins. This image was acquired May 31, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Clew Bay, Ireland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-26 Earth Terra
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The Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley area of Southern California erupted on Friday, July 22, 2016, and rapidly grew to more than 37,000 acres. These images are from the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
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Smoke from California's Sand and Soberanes Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this this view of Typhoon Nepartak on July 7, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. local time. On the left is an image from the nadir (vertical pointing) camera, which shows the central portion of Nepartak and the storm's eye.
PIA20719:
Supertyphoon Nepartak Barreling Toward Taiwan Viewed by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Rostov-on-Don, a Russian City on the Don River, 32 kilometers from the Sea of Azov.
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Rostov, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-01 Earth Terra
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The Erskine wildfire, northeast of Bakersfield, California, is the state's largest to date in 2016. After starting on June 23, the fire has consumed 47,000 acres. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Impact of Destructive California Wildfire Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
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California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite captured this view of the San Gabriel Mountains and Los Angeles Basin where have burned more than 4,900 acres since June 20, sending up plumes of smoke visible to many in the Los Angeles basin.
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Southern California Wildfires Observed by NASA's MISR
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