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Nile River in Black and White
Target: EarthMission: Space ShuttleSpacecraft: Columbia, EndeavourInstrument: SIR-C/X-SAR ID#: PIA16179
These two gray-scale images from NASA's Space Shuttle show part of the Nile River, near the Fourth Cataract in Sudan.
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Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
Target: EarthMission: Earth Observing System (EOS), Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)Spacecraft: Space Shuttle Endeavour, TerraInstrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), SIR-C/X-SAR ID#: PIA06671
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.