Image from TERRA
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:03 EDT

More than 400 miles above Earth, a satellite the size of a school bus is earning its frequent flyer miles. On Oct. 6, NASA’s Terra completed 100,000 orbits around Earth. Terra, which launched Dec. 18, 1999, is projected to continue operation into the 2020s.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:33 EDT

NASA's MISR instrument captures Hurricane Florence just off the East Coast. Data from two of its nine cameras is combined to show the storm in 3D

Image from TERRA
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:33 EDT

For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are targeting areas identified by a NASA-supported project that precisely forecasts high-risk regions based on environmental conditions observed from space.

ASTER Data

The ASTER website informs a broad audience about ASTER data and products.

ASTER image of Baektu Mountain, Korea

ASTER data are are available from several archives:

ASTER Data Products For Novice Data Users

  • TerraLook – provides access to satellite images for users that may lack prior experience with remote sensing or Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.
  • Data Access Workshop – Collection of presentations that explore where to get ASTER data and how to use NASA sites.

ASTER Data Products For Professional Data Users

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