16 Jul '11, 10pm

NASA Earth Observato Two Views of the Painted Desert: Acquired March 28, 2009, these images provide two views...

In northern Arizona lies an expanse of arid, erosion-prone badlands made of multicolored mudstones and clays. This “Painted Desert” stretches from the Grand Canyon in the northwest to the Petrified Forest National Park in the southeast. On March 28, 2009, the Thematic Mapper on the Landsat 5 satellite captured two views of the Painted Desert. These images have been rotated so that north is at right. The top natural-color image is similar to what our eyes would see from space. Earth tones predominate, ranging from beige to rust to dark brown. In the north (image right) lies Hopi Buttes, a constellation of ancient volcanic cones more resistant to erosion than their surroundings. Dark volcanic rocks line the slopes of these buttes. In the south (image left), the land cover is equally dark. The Thematic Mapper can sense parts of the light spectrum that our eyes cannot see. The...

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Two Views of the Painted Desert [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jul '11, 10pm

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straitstimes.com 15 Jul '11, 9am

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