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.


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

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

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

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

On the right is the Burbank airport.

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

The 210 freeway is the prominent white line.

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

We proceed east over the cities of Arcadia and Monrovia.

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

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.

NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
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