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2010-06-28 12:55:00

The Earth floats delicately in space, sunlight illuminating the fluid mottling of white clouds suspended over its surface.

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2010-05-27 06:35:00

On May 24, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this false-color, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi River delta.

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2010-05-21 10:47:34

These unique images of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico were obtained by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 17, 2010.

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2010-05-18 14:48:36

NASA's Terra satellite continues to provide visible and infrared imagery of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano ash plume, and the most recent imagery showed the plume being pulled in a northeasterly direction over the island nation.

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2010-05-12 11:27:25

NASA has mobilized its remote-sensing assets to help assess the spread and impact of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the request of US disaster response agencies.

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2010-05-10 06:55:00

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this nighttime image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010.

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2010-05-01 14:15:00

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites are helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) keep tabs on the extent of the recent Gulf oil spill with satellite images from time to time.

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2010-04-20 14:38:08

NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano this morning, April 20, as it flew overhead from its vantage point in space.

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2010-04-19 15:20:00

Over the last three days NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have provided visible and infrared imagery of the ash plume from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

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2010-03-03 09:25:00

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have released images that provide the most detailed view of Earth ever produced.


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