Articles tagged "aster"


ASTER Earth imagery now available at no cost

Beginning April 1, 2016, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument - ASTER - operating aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost. The public will have unlimited access to the...

April 03, 2016

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Monitoring volcanoes using ASTER satellite imagery

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor is one of five sensors on board NASA's Terra satellite. ASTER data and imagery are crucial tools for monitoring volcanoes for any clues of imminent eruptions, for studying...

March 25, 2016

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Eyes on the Earth 3D - Best topographic map of Earth released

NASA released the most complete digital topographic ever made of the Earth on October 17 called "Eyes on the Earth". The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was created from images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and

October 20, 2011

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Waters spread across floodway above Morgan City

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the...

June 04, 2011