Series of Storms Battering California Tracked by NASA's AIRS Instrument
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.
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.
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.
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.
NASA's AIRS Examines Hurricane Matthew's Cloud Top Temperatures
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.
NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage
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.
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.
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.