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2009-06-29 16:25:00

 NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA\'s Terra spacecraft. The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. NASA and Japan\'s Ministry of Economy, Trade and...

2009-06-29 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and...

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2005-01-20 06:55:00

NASA -- Newly released imagery from three NASA spaceborne instruments sheds valuable insights into the Indian Ocean tsunami that resulted from the magnitude 9 earthquake southwest of Sumatra on December 26. The images offer several unique views of portions of the affected region. The data are and will be used by scientists and government agencies to assist with disaster recovery, mitigate the effects of future natural hazards and increase our understanding of how and why tsunamis strike. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.