This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
(ASTER) image of Baltimore was acquired on April 4, 2000, and covers
an area of 17 by 20 km. Combining green, red, and near-infrared light
to create a false-color composite, the image shows vegetation as red,
water as blue, and urban areas as grey.
Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and
one of the busiest ports in the United States. Its economy focuses on
research and development, especially in the areas of aquaculture,
pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies and services. Before European
settlement, the site of Baltimore was inhabited by Native Americans of
the Susquehannock tribe. The town was founded in 1729 and named for the
barons Baltimore, the British founders of the Maryland Colony.
In one week (January 28, 2001), the Baltimore Ravens will play
the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL).