14 May '11, 10pm

Amman, Jordan: Acquired December 3, 2010, this natural-color image shows Amman, Jordan, and its surroundings.

About 9,000 years ago, a settlement was founded in an area of rolling hills between the fertile Jordan River Valley to the west and desert in the east. Along the banks of the Wadi Amman and its tributaries, this settlement has alternately flourished and declined, but has remained continuously inhabited to the present day. NASA’s Landsat 5 satellite captured this natural-color image of Amman, Jordan, on December 3, 2010. The city forms a rough V shape of gray. West of the city, the terrain is more rugged, with small valleys extending toward the Jordan River. Part of the Dead Sea appears southwest of Amman, and agricultural fields in the Jordan River Valley appear west of town. East of the city, the land is flatter. The uneven terrain in this region is composed of sedimentary rocks—chalk, chert, limestone, and marl —likely deposited when this slab of Earth's crust was underw...

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