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Contrasting Ridges in Virginia

Despite being quite close to each other, two mountain ridges in western Virginia have very different origins.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and ASTER GDM2 terrain data from NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Published March 15, 2017
Data acquired October 21, 2013

Sources:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Terra > ASTER
Collection:
National Parks