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JSC Digital Image Collection

This high-quality collection is provided courtesy of NASA's Johnson Space Center, and it contains over 9,000 images. Visitors can get started by looking over the FAQ area, which provides answers to questions like "Where can I et prints and high-resolution scans of this imagery?" and "What is a 'fuzzy match?'" After this, visitors can perform a full-text search across all of the items, or use the...
Antarctic Mapping Mission (AMM)

Images from the Antarctic Mapping Mission (AMM) are now available. The goal of the AMM is to complete the mapping of Antarctica using high resolution imaging. The Canadian Space Agency's RADARSAT satellite was launched in 1995, with high resolution mapping of Antarctica beginning September 26, 1997. RADARSAT furnishes standard-2 images of the south pole beginning on September 13.
Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change

The US Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) provides Landsat satellite images from three new sites at its Earthshots site. In addition to the new sites, the previous seventeen sites have been updated. A description of the site, a map, and information about the image are also provided.
Space Radar Images of Earth (SIR-C/X-SAR)

Images from the Spaceborn Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) project are available from 1994 to the present. The radar was launched in 1994 to study the changing global environment. The newest images are available on the main page while older images can be viewed by selecting one of nine categories: Archaeology; Cities; Ecology & Agriculture; Geology, Interferometry;...
Mapping the Earth from Space

Every few years, new satellite images of the earth's surface are acquired from remote sensors aboard a space craft. Because the technology associated with satellite imagery improves so rapidly, these new images generate a wave of excitement throughout the scientific community, representing an opportunity to view the earth's surface at a level of detail (resolution) and accuracy never achieved...
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

In 2000 the Space Shuttle Endeavour was able to conserve enough fuel to complete its mission and create the world's most accurate topographic maps. With this site, users can track the mission and view some samples of the extraordinary images being produced. At the SRTM homepage, users will find news updates, background information, some quick facts, related links, an overview of the mission's...
Visible Earth: A Searchable Directory of Images, Visualizations, and Animations of the Earth

NASA's Visible Earth site is a solid and easy-to-use collection of images and animations of our planet. At present, the database holds 4,275 records and may be searched by keyword or advanced search options or browsed by category and topic. Initial returns include a large thumbnail which links to a several-paragraph description and the full-size images or animations. A nice resource for both...
Earth Observatory Data & Images: New Data

NASA's Earth Observatory Data & Images page provides periodic updates on data availability. The seventeen datasets listed here include the many types of scientific data collected within the time period 1979-2001, with recent data on 4km2Fires, Ozone, and UV Exposure. By clicking on a specific time period and data type, the user is directed to the appropriate data selection.
Earth Today: A Digital View of our Dynamic Planet

Earth Today: A Digital View of our Dynamic Planet is offered by the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and is described as a "state of the art digital theater that's updated several times daily to show near real-time satellite views of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and landmasses." The Our Dynamic Earth section contains several topics, such as The Atmosphere, in which users...
MISR Image Gallery

The MISR Image Gallery contains photographs and imagery from the Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment being conducted by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. The spectacular images of the Earth are accompanied by descriptions and quizzes about the photographs. The photos are organized in sections: the latest imagery, the main collection of...
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