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Re: Earth from Space - beautiful images [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #928366
06/13/18 12:33 AM
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Is the white ash and the white border the lava?

Re: Earth from Space - beautiful images [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #928368
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Angie, I can't help on that one. I'm not much good at interpreting these Earth photos. The satellite images come with an explanation, but when the astronauts take pictures from the space station, we don't get that.


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Re: Earth from Space - beautiful images [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #929199
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It's a true-color image taken over Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sharm is at lower left, with the town of Nabq farther up the coast. Tiran and Sanafir Islands are centre and right. The Gulf of Aqaba at the top centre feeds into the Red Sea – home to some of the warmest and saltiest seawater in the world.

Image: Copernicus EU #Sentinel-2


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Re: Earth from Space - beautiful images [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #930835
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This Copernicus EU #Sentinel-2 image shows Aorounga crater in Northern Chad (via VisioTerra) lying only 100 km away from the Emi Koussi volcano. Measuring about 12 km across, the crater was created by a meteorite impact about 340 million years ago.


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Re: Earth from Space - beautiful images [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #930873
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From an altitude of 255 miles, an Expedition 59 crew member on the International Space Station photographed the Richat Structure, also known as the "Eye of the Sahara" in northwestern Mauritania.

The circular geologic feature is thought to be caused by an uplifted dome that has been eroded to expose the originally flat rock layers.


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