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A river in Peru has sculpted one of the deepest canyons in the world.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Story by Adam Voiland.

Published February 6, 2018
Data acquired June 3, 2016

Sources:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Space Shuttle > SRTM