Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows Heilongjiang, a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages.
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Heilongjiang Province, China

Heilongjiang is a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. The flat interior part of the province grows soybeans, maize, wheat, beets, flax and sunflowers. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages. The image was acquired September 9, 2005, is located at 45.4 degrees north latitude, 126.1 degrees east longitude, and covers an area of 19 x 22 km.

The U.S. science team is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C.

More information about ASTER is available at http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/.

Image details

ID#:
PIA16596

Date added:
2012-12-07

Target:
Earth

Mission:
Terra

Spacecraft:
Terra

Instruments:
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA16596.tif (5.83 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA16596.jpg (0.48 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team