For almost 2,000 years, the River Thames has served as the life force of London, capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world's most famous cities. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on October 12, 2001.
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around Québec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
The Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia and the Russian Federation is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia. It takes its name from Uvs Nuur Lake, a large, shallow and very saline lake. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
Shenzhen is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in southern China's Guangdong province, immediately north of Hong Kong, and located in the Pearl River Delta. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda are the four main islands (lower left to upper right) of this map-view anaglyph of the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
Manicouagan Crater is one of the world's largest and oldest known impact craters and perhaps the one most readily apparent to astronauts in orbit. This anaglyph is from the instrument onboard NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. 3D glasses needed.
This image of northern Chile was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on April 7, 2000. Dramatically displayed is a geological angular unconformity: a contact between layers of rock at different angles.
The Earth and Moon As Seen by 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft took this portrait of the Earth and its companion Moon. It was taken at a distance of 3,563,735 kilometers (more than 2 million miles) on April 19, 2001 as the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft left the Earth.
The Guiberson Fire in Ventura County, west of Los Angeles, burned more than 16,000 acres (25 square miles) before firefighters were able to contain the blaze on Sept. 28, 2009. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
The world's largest solar power tower recently began operating outside Seville, Spain -- and it marks a historic moment in the saga of renewable energy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
The impermanent waterways shown here from NASA's EarthKAM are part of Oued Irharrhar, which appear to be carrying sulfur (yellow) and iron (red) deposits. The city of Amguid is located on these waterways, and all lie in the Mouydir Mountains in Algeria.
L'Anse aux Meadows is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains of a Viking village were discovered in 1960. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
The Nardò Ring is a striking visual feature from space, and astronauts have photographed it several times. The Ring is a race car test track in Italy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 17. 2007.
The Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, Canada, with its headstreams the Peace and Finley, is the longest river in North America. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 4, 2005.
The Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico, with its enormous gypsum crystals, may well be called the 'Queen of the Giant Crystals localities.' This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on February 16, 2004.
The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5 km-long rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover. It connects Dover, Kent in England with Calais, northern France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.