31 Aug '15, 2pm

Shaping Cape Cod #NASA

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a very long lens to shoot this detailed photograph of the northern tip of Cape Cod, showing 14 kilometers (8.5 miles) of its 105-kilometer (65-mile) length. Cape Cod is one of the biggest barrier islands in the world, and it protects towns like Provincetown and its harbor from storm waves coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. It thus also protects the southeastern Massachusetts coastline. In the photo, the cream-colored features are symmetrically shaped dunes built mainly by northeasterly winter winds. On the water, the white streaks are boats and their wakes. In terms of geological age, Cape Cod is young, having been laid down about 20,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers when they were at their fullest extent. The cape consists of moraine and associated river deposits that were laid down by two large lobes of ice that ex...

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