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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.

Smoke Blankets Northern California

Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard and is located on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Norway. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 12, 2003.
Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard and is located on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Norway. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 12, 2003.

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.

Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon

Surface relative humidity anomalies in percent, during July 2011 compared to the average surface relative humidity over the previous eight years, as measured by NASA's Aqua instrument AIRS. The driest areas are shown in oranges and reds.
Surface relative humidity anomalies in percent, during July 2011 compared to the average surface relative humidity over the previous eight years, as measured by NASA's Aqua instrument AIRS. The driest areas are shown in oranges and reds.

NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought

Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex put into place a set of support legs to help hold up a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna' on May 4, 2010.
Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex put into place a set of support legs to help hold up a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna' on May 4, 2010.

Mars Antenna Gets Legs

This frame from a movie shows alternating day and nighttime views of the plume of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by Calbuco, as observed by NASA's AIRS instrument onbpard NASA's Aqua spacecraft, from April 22 to May 4, 2015.
This frame from a movie shows alternating day and nighttime views of the plume of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by Calbuco, as observed by NASA's AIRS instrument onbpard NASA's Aqua spacecraft, from April 22 to May 4, 2015.

NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Transport of Sulfur Dioxide from Chilean Volcanic Eruption (Animation)

These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.
These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.

Ebb and Flow's Final Moments

During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.
During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.

Juno Detects a Ham Radio 'HI' from Earth

NASA's Aqua spacecraft continues to track the gradual organization of Tropical Storm Emily, as seen in this image taken Aug. 2, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. EDT. At that time, the storm was located about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
NASA's Aqua spacecraft continues to track the gradual organization of Tropical Storm Emily, as seen in this image taken Aug. 2, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. EDT. At that time, the storm was located about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

NASA Image Shows a Slightly Stronger Emily

Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.
Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.

Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves

This frame from a time series, from one year of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) measurements, shows how powerful the TES data are for understanding emissions, chemistry, and transport in the troposphere.
This frame from a time series, from one year of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) measurements, shows how powerful the TES data are for understanding emissions, chemistry, and transport in the troposphere.

Annual Variation in Global CO and O3

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3-D. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3-D. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.

The Moon in 3-D

Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.
Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska is considered the classic example of a piedmont glacier. Piedmont glaciers occur where valley glaciers exit a mountain range onto broad lowlands, are no longer laterally confined, and spread to become wide lobes.

Malaspina Glacier, Alaska

This frame from an animation depicts variations in surface elevation resulting from the discharge and recharge of groundwater basins in Southern California.
This frame from an animation depicts variations in surface elevation resulting from the discharge and recharge of groundwater basins in Southern California.

Southern California INSAR Time Series

The launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, is seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
The launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, is seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Ready to Blast Off

Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.

Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season

In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.
In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.

2013 Yosemite Fire Assessed by NASA Satellite Data

Southern U.S. SMAP soil moisture retrievals from April 27, 2015, when severe storms were affecting Texas.
Southern U.S. SMAP soil moisture retrievals from April 27, 2015, when severe storms were affecting Texas.

Southern U.S. Soil Moisture Map

This figure shows the longitude-time variations, averaged between 21 and 22 degrees North, across the middle of the India subcontinent from mid-April to mid-June in a deadly heat wave in India that killed more than 2,300 people.
This figure shows the longitude-time variations, averaged between 21 and 22 degrees North, across the middle of the India subcontinent from mid-April to mid-June in a deadly heat wave in India that killed more than 2,300 people.

Pre-Monsoon Drought and Heat Waves in India

The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.

OPALS Vibration Testing

An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory oversees a fit check during the integration & testing of the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).
An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory oversees a fit check during the integration & testing of the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).

OPALS Fit Check

NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, and Flores in the Komodo National Park. The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest lizard species.
NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rintja, Padar, and Flores in the Komodo National Park. The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest lizard species.

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Nuuk (or Gadthab) is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is located at the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua inlet on the west coast of Greenland. This image was acquired August 2, 2004 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
Nuuk (or Gadthab) is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is located at the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua inlet on the west coast of Greenland. This image was acquired August 2, 2004 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Nuuk, Greenland

This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.
This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.

GRACE Global Gravity Animation

This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the oldest material on Earth which has yet been dated by man is a zircon mineral of 4.4 billion years old from a sedimentary gneiss in the Jack Hills of the Narre Gneiss Terrane of Australia.
This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows the oldest material on Earth which has yet been dated by man is a zircon mineral of 4.4 billion years old from a sedimentary gneiss in the Jack Hills of the Narre Gneiss Terrane of Australia.

Jack Hills, Australia

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