Latest Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Stories
High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year, the White House announced on Sept. 23.
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Much has been said lately about Arctic ice melting at an alarming and record-breaking rate, but other ice fields are suffering the same effects of global warming as well.
NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
A day after a powerful earthquake rocked Christchurch on Feb 22, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region.
Two German radar satellites that are being used to create the most detailed 3D map of the Earthâ€™s entire surface, have moved to within 1150 feet of each other in what scientists are calling a â€œtight formation.â€
The German TanDEM-X satellite has launched into orbit on a mission to acquire the most precise 3D map of the Earth's surface.
The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is clearly shown in this combined radar image and topographic view generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
Australia has been stripped bare of vegetation to expose the surface that lies beneath.
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