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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.

Turtle Mtns., ND

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19435
Added: 2015-04-24

Views: 6

Turtle Mtns., ND

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.

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This simulated image shows how a cloud of glitter in geostationary orbit would be illuminated and controlled by two laser beams. As the cloud orbits Earth, grains scatter the sun's light at different angles like many tiny prisms.
This simulated image shows how a cloud of glitter in geostationary orbit would be illuminated and controlled by two laser beams. As the cloud orbits Earth, grains scatter the sun's light at different angles like many tiny prisms.

Orbiting Rainbows Simulation

This simulated image shows how a cloud of glitter in geostationary orbit would be illuminated and controlled by two laser beams. As the cloud orbits Earth, grains scatter the sun's light at different angles like many tiny prisms.

Target: Earth
ID#: PIA19318
Added: 2015-04-22

Views: 104

Orbiting Rainbows Simulation

This simulated image shows how a cloud of glitter in geostationary orbit would be illuminated and controlled by two laser beams. As the cloud orbits Earth, grains scatter the sun's light at different angles like many tiny prisms.

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On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.
On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.

NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones

On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.

Target: Earth
Mission: RapidScat
Spacecraft: International Space Station (ISS)
Instrument: ISS-RapidScat
ID#: PIA18059
Added: 2015-04-21

Views: 39

NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones

On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.

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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015

NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map

With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015

Target: Earth
Mission: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)
ID#: PIA18058
Added: 2015-04-21

Views: 1290

NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map

With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015

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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015

NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radiometer Map

With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015

Target: Earth
Mission: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)
ID#: PIA18057
Added: 2015-04-21

Views: 936

NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radiometer Map

With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015

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This poster highlights NASA JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on global and regional water resources. Water is crucial to life.
This poster highlights NASA JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on global and regional water resources. Water is crucial to life.

Water & Energy Cycles

This poster highlights NASA JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on global and regional water resources. Water is crucial to life.

Target: Earth
ID#: PIA18056
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 203

Water & Energy Cycles

This poster highlights NASA JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on global and regional water resources. Water is crucial to life.

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This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research in sea level rise and variability -- key measures of ocean circulation and global climate change.
This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research in sea level rise and variability -- key measures of ocean circulation and global climate change.

Sea Level Rise & Variability

This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research in sea level rise and variability -- key measures of ocean circulation and global climate change.

Target: Earth
ID#: PIA18055
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 167

Sea Level Rise & Variability

This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research in sea level rise and variability -- key measures of ocean circulation and global climate change.

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This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on volcanoes, fires, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, floods and hurricanes.
This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on volcanoes, fires, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, floods and hurricanes.

Natural Hazards

This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on volcanoes, fires, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, floods and hurricanes.

Target: Earth
ID#: PIA18054
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 138

Natural Hazards

This poster highlights NASA's JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on volcanoes, fires, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, floods and hurricanes.

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This poster highlights the JPL cubesat missions. NASA's CubeSat Programs provide opportunities for small satellite systems to fly as auxiliary payloads on planned missions.
This poster highlights the JPL cubesat missions. NASA's CubeSat Programs provide opportunities for small satellite systems to fly as auxiliary payloads on planned missions.

CubeSats

This poster highlights the JPL cubesat missions. NASA's CubeSat Programs provide opportunities for small satellite systems to fly as auxiliary payloads on planned missions.

Target: Earth
ID#: PIA18053
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 110

CubeSats

This poster highlights the JPL cubesat missions. NASA's CubeSat Programs provide opportunities for small satellite systems to fly as auxiliary payloads on planned missions.

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This poster highlights the JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on the carbon cycle and ecosystem interactions as measured from space.
This poster highlights the JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on the carbon cycle and ecosystem interactions as measured from space.

Carbon & Ecosystems

This poster highlights the JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on the carbon cycle and ecosystem interactions as measured from space.

Target: Earth
ID#: PIA18052
Added: 2015-04-14

Views: 108

Carbon & Ecosystems

This poster highlights the JPL missions that provide important inputs to research on the carbon cycle and ecosystem interactions as measured from space.

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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California
NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California

NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire

NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California

Target: Earth
Instrument: Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer
ID#: PIA19361
Added: 2015-04-09

Views: 195

NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire

NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California

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These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.
These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.

Before-and-After LIDAR Images from 2014 King Fire in El Dorado National Forest

These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.

Target: Earth
Instrument: LIDAR
ID#: PIA19360
Added: 2015-04-09

Views: 210

Before-and-After LIDAR Images from 2014 King Fire in El Dorado National Forest

These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.

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The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, Continued Activity seen by NASA Spacecraft

The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19355
Added: 2015-04-06

Views: 181

Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, Continued Activity seen by NASA Spacecraft

The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.

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On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.
On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.

California Solar Farms

On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19268
Added: 2015-04-02

Views: 369

California Solar Farms

On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.

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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.

Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars

A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.

Target: Earth
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)
ID#: PIA19149
Added: 2015-03-31

Views: 366

Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars

A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.

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In southern California, the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for 33% of the nation's containerized imports. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the large backlog of waiting cargo ships being slowly unloaded.
In southern California, the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for 33% of the nation's containerized imports. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the large backlog of waiting cargo ships being slowly unloaded.

Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors, CA

In southern California, the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for 33% of the nation's containerized imports. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the large backlog of waiting cargo ships being slowly unloaded.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19249
Added: 2015-03-16

Views: 268

Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors, CA

In southern California, the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for 33% of the nation's containerized imports. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the large backlog of waiting cargo ships being slowly unloaded.

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On March 3, 2015, Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. The eruption and its effects were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 9.
On March 3, 2015, Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. The eruption and its effects were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 9.

NASA Spacecraft Views Erupting Chilean Volcano

On March 3, 2015, Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. The eruption and its effects were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 9.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19241
Added: 2015-03-13

Views: 334

NASA Spacecraft Views Erupting Chilean Volcano

On March 3, 2015, Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. The eruption and its effects were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 9.

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This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.
This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.

AquaSimian Poster (Artist's Concept)

This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.

Target: Earth
Instrument: RoboSimian
ID#: PIA19315
Added: 2015-03-11

Views: 272

AquaSimian Poster (Artist's Concept)

This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.

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This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.
This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.

Surrogate Poster (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.

Target: Earth
Instrument: RoboSimian
ID#: PIA19314
Added: 2015-03-11

Views: 228

Surrogate Poster (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.

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This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.
This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.

RoboSimian 'Disaster Relief' Poster (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.

Target: Earth
Instrument: RoboSimian
ID#: PIA19313
Added: 2015-03-11

Views: 164

RoboSimian 'Disaster Relief' Poster (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.

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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ilopango, a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador.
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ilopango, a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador.

Lake Ilopango, El Salvador

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ilopango, a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19237
Added: 2015-03-10

Views: 212

Lake Ilopango, El Salvador

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ilopango, a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador.

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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.

NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'

Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.

Target: Earth
Mission: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)
ID#: PIA19236
Added: 2015-03-09

Views: 208

NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'

Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.

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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Prince Patrick Island, which is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is the westernmost Elizabeth Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Prince Patrick Island, which is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is the westernmost Elizabeth Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Prince Patrick Island, Canada

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Prince Patrick Island, which is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is the westernmost Elizabeth Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19222
Added: 2015-02-26

Views: 346

Prince Patrick Island, Canada

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Prince Patrick Island, which is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is the westernmost Elizabeth Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

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Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Captured in NASA Spacecraft Image

Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19297
Added: 2015-02-19

Views: 438

Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Captured in NASA Spacecraft Image

Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.

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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows what may be ancient Rome's greatest engineering achievement: Portus. Built in the first century A.D., Portus was Rome's principal maritime harbor.
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows what may be ancient Rome's greatest engineering achievement: Portus. Built in the first century A.D., Portus was Rome's principal maritime harbor.

Portus, Italy

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows what may be ancient Rome's greatest engineering achievement: Portus. Built in the first century A.D., Portus was Rome's principal maritime harbor.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)
ID#: PIA19209
Added: 2015-02-13

Views: 389

Portus, Italy

This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows what may be ancient Rome's greatest engineering achievement: Portus. Built in the first century A.D., Portus was Rome's principal maritime harbor.

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