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Central Andes volcanic landscapes at the NASA Earth Observatory 9 September 2010

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Volcanic Landscapes, Central Andes : Image of the Day

At the NASA Earth Observatory there’s a spectacular astronaut photograph taken on 22 August 2010 of part of the volcanic landscape of the central Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. Among the volcanoes visible are Cerro el Cóndor, Peinado and Nevado Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest active volcano with a summit 6,887 metres a.s.l. This is a highly active volcanic region and the image reveals a fascinating and complex landscape of volcanic creation and erosive destruction, which is expertly discussed in the accompanying NASA caption.

NASA Earth Observatory: Volcanic landscapes, central Andes (Image of the Day, 6 September 2010)

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1. Andes - 21 September 2010

This photo looks like it was on Mars.


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