Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of images from December 31, 2000 as seen by NASA's Terra satellite (Terra orbit 5525).
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The Grand Canyon

Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon are captured in this pair of MISR images from December 31, 2000 (Terra orbit 5525). The left-hand image is a true color view from the nadir (vertical) camera. The right-hand image is a stereo composite generated using data from MISR's vertical and 46-degree-forward cameras. Viewing the stereo image in 3-D requires the use of red/blue glasses with the red filter placed over your left eye. To facilitate stereo viewing, the images have been oriented with north at the left.

In addition to the Grand Canyon itself, which is visible in the western (lower) half of the images, other landmarks include Lake Powell, on the left, and Humphreys Peak and Sunset Crater National Monument on the right. Meteor Crater appears as a small dark depression with a brighter rim, and is just visible along the upper right-hand edge. Can you find it?

MISR was built and is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Office of Earth Science, Washington, DC. The Terra satellite is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology.

Image details

ID#:
PIA03402

Date added:
2001-04-18

Target:
Earth

Mission:
Terra

Spacecraft:
Terra

Instruments:
Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)

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Image credit:
NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team