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Investigating Images

Have you ever wondered what is really going on in Sally Ride EarthKAM's images? Here we have a collection of images and in-depth investigations into their surrounding areas. Enjoy!

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China and India

China and India are home to some amazing geographical and topographical formations. Towering mountains and winding rivers paint this picturesque landscape, and are a beauty to see from space.
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California and Nevada, USA, Featuring Mono Lake

The California and Nevada mountains are famous for both skiing and snowboarding during the winter, as well as hiking and backpacking during the summer. The world-famous Yosemite Valley finds its home here, and is a spectacular place to visit.
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California and Nevada, USA, Featuring Lake Tahoe

From this picture, you can explore some of the major cities around Lake Tahoe, including Reno and Carson City. You can even see Sacramento.
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Northern Chile, Featuring Atacama Desert

In Chile, the 15 million-year-old Atacama Desert is believed to be Mars-like because its soil is similar to that on the Red Planet.
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The Gulf of Mexico, Featuring Dead Zones

The Gulf of Mexico is an extremely important ecological system in North America. During summers in the Gulf of Mexico, oxygen levels become depleted – a condition called hypoxia. The areas in which this occurs are referred to as Dead Zones. This phenomenon, caused by pollution, affects many living creatures.
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Introduction to Plate Tectonics

In the early 1960s, the theory of plate tectonics revolutionized the Earth sciences, encompassing and ultimately putting an end to the previous theories of continental drift and sea-floor spreading.
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Introduction to the Nile River

The Nile is the longest river in the world! This magnificent waterway runs through many countries and is vital to the survival of people in those areas. Learn more about the Nile River here.
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Introduction to Lake Chad

Lake Chad was once the sixth-largest lake in the world. Why did it shrink? What are the drastic effects of this shrinkage? Find out the answers to these questions and more here!
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Introduction to Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, has recently been a focus of much attention, but not because of volcanic activity. Find out why - and more - here!
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Introduction to Volcanic Islands

There are several volcanic islands near Madagascar, the Seychelles, and the Comoros. Find out more about these islands here!

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