Data from the ASTER instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, including Dodger Stadium, the L.A.X. airport and JPL.

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Cruising over Los Angeles

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Michael Abrams - My name is Michael Abrams. I work at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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I'm the U.S. ASTER Science Team Leader. This is the L.A. basin area. We're coming up over Palos Verdes peninsula.

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We'll turn west to come up over the beach areas, L.A. airport, Marina del Rey.

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Crossing the Santa Monica Mountains you can see the Sepulveda basin in the left San Fernando Valley.

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On the right is the Burbank airport.

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Now we're turning east over the La Crescenta Valley.

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The 210 freeway is the prominent white line.

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And there, in the center of the image, is the Jet Propulsion Lab, where I'm sitting right now.

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We proceed east over the cities of Arcadia and Monrovia.

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There's the San Gabriel River and the rock quarries.

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Looking south over the L.A. basin, we're now seeing downtown and one of my favorite places, in the lower part of the image, is Dodger Stadium.

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NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

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