Thursday, November 29, 2007

Landsat Image Mosaic of Antartica

Discover Antarctica.

The New York Times has an article on the new map:
A new map of Antarctica displayed last week at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., combines 1,100 digital satellite images into a mosaic with the most geologically accurate, true-color, high-resolution views of the frozen continent now possible.

The map, with a resolution 10 times greater than before, shows features half the size of a basketball court clearly, and is not pure white. It captures the textures and color variations of mountains, valleys and ice rivers and is available to researchers and the public online.

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