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Images Dated 25th May 2008

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Blue Marble image of Earth (2005) Featured 25 May 2008 Print

Blue Marble image of Earth (2005)

Blue Marble image of Earth. Composite satellite image of Earth's western hemisphere, centred on the Atlantic Ocean. North is at top. The image is one of a set entitled Blue Marble: Next Generation, released in October 2005, which improves upon Blue Marble 2000. The new images combine data collected over a longer period of time at an improved resolution of 500 metres per pixel. Features include cloud cover, oceans, phytoplankton activity, topography, and city lights in the nighttime part of the hemisphere. Data was obtained mainly by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites between July 2001 and July 2004. Topography is based on radar data collected by the Space Shuttle Endeavor

© Nasa Earth Observatory/Science Photo Library

Amazon Basin, satellite image Featured 25 May 2008 Print

Amazon Basin, satellite image

Amazon Basin. Satellite image of the Amazon Basin (highlighted area) in northern South America. North is at top. Water is blue, and land is colour-coded according to elevation above sea level: dark green (sea level), pink (2000 metres), and white (4500 metres). The Amazon Basin, over 7 million square kilometres in area, is the drainage basin of the Amazon River and is the largest in the world. The source of the Amazon lies high in the Andes mountain (down left). The waters drain eastward through the vast Amazon Rainforest, emerging at the mouth of the Amazon (upper right). In 2007, a new source for the Amazon was reported in southern Peru, which would make the Amazon the world's longest river. This image combines Shuttle Radar Topography Data and HydroSHEDS river data

© Nasa/Science Photo Library

Solar coronal loops, TRACE image Featured 25 May 2008 Print

Solar coronal loops, TRACE image

Solar coronal loops. Coloured ultraviolet TRACE image of coronal loops on the Sun following a solar flare event observed in November 2000. The bases of the loops are the hottest areas (white). These areas raise the temperature of the solar corona (atmosphere) thousands of times above that of the Sun's surface (dark, lower frame). The loops comprise electrically charged gases (plasma) at millions of degrees Celsius. Gas is heated as it is ejected from the surface, and follows the path of magnetic field lines before crashing back down on the Sun's surface at over 100 kilometres per second. TRACE (Transition Region and Coronal Explorer) is a space observatory launched in 1998 to study the Sun at ultraviolet wavelengths

© Lmsal/Stanford Univ/Nasa/Science Photo Library