Site of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games viewed by NASA's MISR
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.
NASA Spacecraft Spots Aftermath of Destructive Wildfire in LA's Backyard
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.
Smoke from California's Sand and Soberanes Fires Observed by NASA's MISR
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.
Supertyphoon Nepartak Barreling Toward Taiwan Viewed by NASA's MISR
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.
Impact of Destructive California Wildfire Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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.
California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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.
Southern California Wildfires Observed by NASA's MISR
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.
Activity at Europe's Most Active Volcano Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy, is Europe's most active volcano. In mid-May 2016, Mt. Etna put on a display of lava fountaining, ash clouds and lava flows. Three of the four summit craters were active. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 26, 2016.