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  • Natural Disasters From Space

    NASA Astronaut Karen L. Nyberg tweeted this image from the International Space Station, "Our orbit took us directly over California's Rim Fire about an hour ago. Devastating. August 26."
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  • Natural Disasters From Space

    NASA's Terra satellite image of the Black Forest fire's burn scar, June 21, 2013. Vegetation-covered land is red in the false-color image, which includes both visible and infrared light. Patches of unburned forest are bright red. Unburned grasslands are pink. The darkest gray and black areas are the most severely burned. Buildings, roads, and other developed areas appear light gray and white.
    NASA
  • Natural Disasters From Space

    On August 26, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Rim fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire.
    Jeff Schmaltz/NASA
  • Natural Disasters From Space

    False-color infrared satellite picture of the path of the tornado that devastated Moore, Ok., May 20, 2013.
    NASA
  • Natural Disasters From Space

    The extent of flooding in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area is clearly visible in this image, acquired from the International Space Station on September 8, 2005, of areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Flooded areas are dark greenish brown, while dry areas to the west of the 17th Street Canal and along the banks of the Mississippi River (lower half of image) are light brown to gray.
    NASA
  • Natural Disasters From Space

    Coastal flooding from the March 11, 2011 tsunami triggered by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off Japan's northeast coast can be seen in this before/after.
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  • Natural Disasters From Space

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station photographed a plume wafting from the West Fork Complex fire, which was burning explosively in southwestern Colorado near Pagosa Springs and a smaller plume from the Wild Rose fire to the northwest, June 19, 2013.
    NASA
  • Natural Disasters From Space

    The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this natural-color image of Superstorm Sandy at 1:35 p.m. October 29, 2012.
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