18 Oct '11, 10pm

Una vista espectacular del Gran Cañon gracias a la NASA y el METI japones

Una vista espectacular del Gran Cañon gracias a la NASA y el METI japones

It is up to 18 miles (29 kilometers) wide and one mile (1.6 km) deep, and stretches 277 river miles (446 km). It is one of the greatest natural wonders of North America and perhaps the entire world. And thanks to a joint American and Japanese science team, we now have a new perspective on the Grand Canyon and many other topographic features of the planet. The image above shows the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, near 36 degrees north latitude and 112.1 degrees west longitude. It is a composite of two pieces: a synthetic natural color image captured on July 14, 2011, draped over a three-dimensional model of the area. The images and stereoscopic data behind the model were acquired by the Advanced Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra spacecraft. The perspective is from east to west, looking down the channel of the ...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=76162&s...

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