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Full Disk Image of Earth Captured August 26, 2011

Full Disk Image of Earth Captured August 26, 2011
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NASA / NOAA GOES-13 satellite image showing earth on August 26, 2011 at 14:45 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT). Hurricane Irene can been seen on the U.S. East Coast.

Irene Almost 1/3 the Size of East Coast. Irene has become a major hurricane, and NASA satellite data shows its diameter is now about 510 miles — roughly 1/3 the length of the U.S. Atlantic coastline. Hurricane watches are in effect for much of the East Coast.

For up to date information related to Hurricane Irene go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/main/index.html

Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project

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67 Plymouth Satellite HDR
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All Mopar event at Milan, MI Dragway July 14, 2012

Tropical Cyclone Funso (08S) over the Mozambique Channel
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NASA image acquired January 23, 2012

On January 23, 2012, Tropical Cyclone Funso raged over the Mozambique Channel, packing sustained winds of 100 knots (185 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 125 knots (230 kilometers per hour). The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Funso was located roughly 590 nautical miles (1,095 kilometers) northeast of Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on January 23, 2012. The storm spans the channel between Mozambique and Madagascar, and bears a distinct eye. Coastlines and national borders are outlined in black.

The JTWC reported that conditions were favorable for storm intensification. Wind shear (changing wind speed and direction with altitude) tends to hamper storm development, but Funso experienced minimal vertical wind shear on January 23. In addition, sea surface temperatures in the Mozambique Channel were between 28 and 29 degrees Celsius (82 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit)—warm enough to continue fueling the storm. Different models forecast different storm tracks for Funso, including a slowdown, recurvature, and movement toward the south.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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NASA Satellite View of Northeastern Japan on March 13, 2011

NASA Satellite View of Northeastern Japan on March 13, 2011
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NASA image captured March 13, 2011 at 03:55 UTC

Northeastern Japan. To see a detail of this image showing smoke go here: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/5522576483/

Satellite: Aqua

NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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First Photo of U.S. by NASA Satellite
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–This photo has been uploaded as part of the NASA Remix Project

The goal of this group is to encourage people to re-interpret and remix the great photo libarary NASA has released into the public domain. Please take this photo Remix It, make a Mashup by combing this photos with other images or textures and reinvent it into a new piece of art. Go ahead give it a try, its fun! Then post your artwork to the group pool. To view some of the best images in the group you can view our stream on flickr river. If your up for a challenge we host remix competitions every month on our discussion forum.

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A giant photo map of the contiguous 48 states of the United States, the first ever assembled from satellite images, completed for NASA by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service Cartographic Division. The map is 10 by 16 feet, is composed of 595 cloud-free black-and-white images returned from NASA’s first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS-1). The images were all taken at the same altitude (912 kilometers: 560 miles) and the same lighting angle. The images were produced by the spacecraft’s Multi-spectral Scanner System (MSS) in Band 5, or the red portion of the visible spectrum, during the period July 25 to October 31, 1972. A similar mosaic has been made using Band 7, the near infrared, of the MSS. The mosaic is produced at scale of 1:1,000,000 (one inch on the mosaic equals a million inches on the ground). Enlargements of segments of the mosaic can be made up to a scale of 1:500,000. ERTS images are used for many other purposes besides cartography, including geology, hydrology, environmental and land use studies, agriculture studies, and various other areas.

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Mars Launch Pic #3 from St Petersburg Florida

Mars Launch Pic #3 from St Petersburg Florida
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Launch
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is set to launch to the planet Mars aboard an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 26, 2011 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Mars Launch Pic #6 from St Petersburg Florida
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Launch
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is set to launch to the planet Mars aboard an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 26, 2011 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Mars Launch Pic #1 from St Petersburg Florida
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity Launch
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is set to launch to the planet Mars aboard an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 26, 2011 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Mineral mines, Rookkwarts, Smoky quartz, Quartz fumé, Rauchquarz

Mineral mines, Rookkwarts, Smoky quartz, Quartz fumé, Rauchquarz
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Idar Oberstein, Easter days 2011, roadtrip to Idar-Oberstein
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Mineral masks are scary
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Minerals from Broken Hill
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Cutting the panels

Cutting the panels
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Prototype Case
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Meeting with Senator Kohl’s Staff to Discuss Health Care Reform
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NASA’s Terra Satellite View of Nabro Eruption June 18, 2011

NASA’s Terra Satellite View of Nabro Eruption June 18, 2011
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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
NASA’s Terra satellite flew over the Nabro volcano in Eritrea on Saturday, June 18 at 08:00 UTC (4 a.m. EDT) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured this plume of ash and smoke (light-colored) spewing into the air and into Ethiopia (left). Nabro is located in the State of Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea’s neighboring countries include Ethiopia to the south, Djibouti to the southeast and Sudan to the west.

The red spot indicates heat from the volcano as registered by the MODIS instrument on Terra. Meanwhile, sand and dust (light brown) not related to the eruption, is blowing over the Gulf of Aden from northern Somalia (right) in the image.

Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response/Text: NASA, Rob Gutro

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NASA Sees Tropical Storm Darby (05E) off Mexico
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NASA image acquired June 23, 2010.

Tropical Storm Darby (05E) off Mexico

Satellite: Terra

NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

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NASA’s Terra Satellite Catches Powerful Supertyphoon Megi
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NASA image captured Oct. 18, 2010 at 02:35 UTC

Typhoon Megi (15W) over the Philippines.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite at 10:35 a.m. Philippine Time (02:35 UTC) on October 18, 2010. Megi was bearing down on Palanan Bay as a “super typhoon” with category 5 strength on the Saffir Simpson scale.

Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

To learn more go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2010/h2010…

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NASA’s Terra Satellite Sees a Strong, Steady Stream of Ash from Puyehue Volcano

NASA’s Terra Satellite Sees a Strong, Steady Stream of Ash from Puyehue Volcano
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When NASA’s Terra satellite flew over the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano on July 8, 2011 at 14:25 UTC (10:25 a.m. EDT) it captured this visible image of a steady stream of ash (light brown) blowing southeast into Argentina. The Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano is located in the Andes Mountains of central Chile, near the Argentina border.

Image: NASA Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team, Jeff Schmaltz
Text: NASA Goddard/Rob Gutro

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NASA’s Terra Satellite Sees Diminishing Ash Plume on June 20
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The dark-colored ash plume being emitted from the Nabro Volcano on June 20 at 07:50 UTC (3:50 a.m. EDT) appears much smaller than that of June 19 on this image from NASA’s Terra Satellite. The ash plume was blowing to the southwest in this image. The red spots represent hot areas detected by the MODIS instrument on Terra.

Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response/Text: NASA, Rob Gutro

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NASA Satellite View of Japan Captured March 5, 2011
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NASA image captured March 5, 2011.

NASA Satellite View of Japan from March 5, 2011

Satellite: Aqua

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Aqua

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NASA Satellite Captures Tropical Cyclones Tomas and Ului

NASA Satellite Captures Tropical Cyclones Tomas and Ului
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NASA Image acquired March 14 – 15, 2010

Two fierce tropical cyclones raged over the South Pacific Ocean in mid-March 2010, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported. Over the Solomon Islands, Tropical Cyclone Ului had maximum sustained winds of 130 knots (240 kilometers per hour, 150 miles per hour) and gusts up to 160 knots (300 km/hr, 180 mph). Over Fiji, Tropical Cyclone Tomas had maximum sustained winds of 115 knots (215 km/hr, 132 mph) and gusts up to 140 knots (260 km/hr, 160 mph).

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites captured both storms in multiple passes over the South Pacific on March 15, 2010, local time. The majority of the image is from the morning of March 15 (late March 14, UTC time) as seen by MODIS on the Terra satellite, with the right portion of the image having been acquired earliest. The wedge-shaped area right of center is from Aqua MODIS, and it was taken in the early afternoon of March 15 (local time).

Although it packs less powerful winds, according to the JTWC, Tomas stretches across a larger area. It was moving over the northern Fiji islands when Terra MODIS captured the right portion of the image. According to early reports, Tomas forced more than 5,000 people from their homes while the islands sustained damage to crops and buildings.

The JTWC reported that Tomas had traveled slowly toward the south and was passing over an area of high sea surface temperatures. (Warm seas provide energy for cyclones.) This storm was expected to intensify before transitioning to an extratropical storm.

Ului is more compact and more powerful. A few hours before this image was taken, the storm had been an extremely dangerous Category 5 cyclone with sustained winds of 140 knots (260 km/hr, 160 mph). Ului degraded slightly before dealing the southern Solomon Islands a glancing blow. Initial news reports say that homes were damaged on the islands, but no one was injured.

Like Tomas, Ului had been moving westward over an area of high sea surface temperatures. This storm was expected to continue moving westward before turning south and eventually weakening.

The high-resolution image provided above is at 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott and Holli Riebeek.

Instrument: Terra – MODIS

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Explore@NASA Goddard: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Clear your calendars!

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will again open its gates to welcome the regional community for a day of fun-filled activities, hands-on demonstrations, entertainment, and food. Explore@NASA Goddard will showcase the work and people of NASA and Goddard with a focus on science, engineering, and technology. This year’s theme is “Understanding our Changing Planet.” Participants will learn about Goddard’s research in Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, and astrophysics.

Explore@NASA Goddard, like LaunchFest in 2008, is a unique opportunity for visitors to witness the extraordinary things that happen here at Goddard. It is also a chance for the Goddard community to share its mission.

To learn more go to: www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/events/explore/index.html

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NASA Tweets With Robonaut-2 (201102240001HQ)
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NASA Tweetup participants along with NASA engineers and Robonaut 2 stand at the launch clock, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, prior to the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-133) at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the 11-day mission, Discovery will deliver the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) along with another Robonaut 2, which will become the first humanoid robot in space. Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, is NASA’s most flown shuttle. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)

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NASA Satellite Image of Japan Captured March 11, 2011

NASA Satellite Image of Japan Captured March 11, 2011
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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Japan one hour and 41 minutes before the quake hit. At the time Aqua passed overhead, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a visible of Japan covered by clouds. The image was taken at 0405 UTC on March 11 (1:05 p.m. local time Japan /11:05 p.m. EST March 10). The quake hit at 2:46 p.m. local time/Japan.

Satellite: Aqua

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Aqua

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CG talks satellite communications
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FORT STEWART, Hinesville, Ga., June 23, 2011 – Major Gen. Maria Britt, Commanding General, Georgia Army National Guard, speaks with a Soldier from the communications section of the 1st Battalion,118th Field Artillery, about training on the Satellite Transport Terminal during annual training. The system allows the battalion’s Tactical Operations Center to transmit and receive secure and unsecure internet connections and signals via satellite from virtually any site around the world.

For full story: www.flickr.com/photos/ganatlguard/5934238176/in/set-72157…

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Space Shuttle over Disneyland

Space Shuttle over Disneyland
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The space shuttle’s last flight over California!
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Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Endeavour’s final launch, May 16, 2011.

Space Shuttle Endeavour
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The Endeavour flies over Oakland and the Bay Area

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