08 Feb '12, 11pm

Where on Earth is this? Become a geographical detective & locate this mystery image from space. Quiz: http://t.co/wpVb6cWc

Where on Earth is this? Become a geographical detective & locate this mystery image from space. Quiz: http://t.co/wpVb6cWc

Here’s another chance to play geographical detective! The image above was taken by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on NASA’s Terra satellite. It shows an area about 327 kilometers wide by 375 kilometers high, and geographic north is not necessarily at the top of the page. The questions below refer to a country that fills most of the area in the image. Please answer the questions and then tell us the location shown. You may use any reference materials you need to answer the quiz. 1) Within this country lies a picturesque desert, located at the bottom right of the image. This desert was home to a group of enigmatic ancient people who were known for their skill and resourcefulness. Their capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Name the desert and the given name of the people. 2) The wavy lines that cross the middle of the image are natural geologic features ...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=77117

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